Latest Terrorism News

Indonesian police arrest 24 suspected militants in raids

May. 18, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Wednesday they arrested 24 suspected militants believed to have links to extremists accused of beheadings in remote mountain jungles and who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Twenty-two of the suspects were arrested over...

Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

May. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Members of the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal provided emotional testimony Tuesday about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their Bataclan theater concert, killing scores of people in France’s worst attack in generations. Singer Jesse...

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

May. 17, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Tuesday ruled again that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be extradited to Spain, where he has been sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real...

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

May. 16, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows. A list obtained and partially...

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

May. 16, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to...

Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

May. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday to redeploy hundreds of U.S. troops to Somalia to counter the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab, an effort that American military leaders said had been hampered by President Donald Trump's late-term decision to withdraw forces...

Pakistan arrests woman allegedly targeting Chinese workers

May. 16, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces acting on intelligence arrested a woman who was allegedly planning attacks on Chinese working on construction projects in the southwest, authorities said Monday. The arrest was announced by the counter-terrorism department in...

Mali withdraws soldiers from regional counterterrorism force

May. 16, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s ruling junta says it will withdraw from the regional counterterrorism force known as the G5 Sahel, further isolating itself while it remains under economic sanctions. The G5 Sahel force — which also includes soldiers from the neighboring West African...

Jihadi abuses increasing in Burkina Faso, says rights group

May. 16, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The atrocities are rampant: A 25-year-old woman abducted at night from her home, pinned down and raped by a jihadi while another held her baby. Child soldiers pillaging villages and women killed for identifying their attackers, their bodies left on the road. ...

Buffalo shooting: Sites yank videos faster, but not by much

May. 15, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years. It's just not clear they're moving quickly enough. Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others — most of them...