Latest Counterterrorism News

3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

Jan. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan judge on Thursday ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing a French woman and injuring a Belgian visitor to undergo psychiatric evaluation, as authorities in three countries opened probes into the suspect's possible links to terrorism. A...

Suspect flees into Hungary after shooting at Austrian troops

Jan. 17, 2022 10:03 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police and anti-terrorism forces are searching for a suspected people smuggler who allegedly fired at Austrian soldiers after evading a border check on Monday. According to Austria's Ministry of Defense, a van broke through a border crossing in...

Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan over violent protests

Jan. 10, 2022 12:27 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 8,000 people in Kazakhstan were detained by police during protests that descended into violence last week and marked the worst unrest the former Soviet nation has faced since gaining independence 30 years ago, authorities said Monday. President Kassym-Jomart...

Kazakhstan says 164 killed in last week's protests

Jan. 09, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan authorities said Sunday that 164 people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in a week of protests that marked the worst unrest since the former Soviet republic gained independence 30 years ago. The office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order...

Pakistani police say they killed 6 militants in southwest

Jan. 09, 2022 07:02 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counterterrorism police killed six militants from the Islamic State group in an overnight raid at a hideout in the southwestern city of Quetta. A police statement issued Sunday said the raid was carried out in the provincial capital's Manzoor...

Former anti-terror chief arrested over Kazakhstan protests

Jan. 08, 2022 12:17 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The former head of Kazakhstan’s counterintelligence and anti-terror agency has been arrested on charges of attempted government overthrow in the wake of violent protests that the president has blamed on foreign-backed terrorists. The arrest of Karim Masimov was...

French anti-terrorism prosecutors probe Dakar Rally blast

Jan. 04, 2022 16:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office launched an investigation Tuesday into a car explosion last week ahead of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia that left French driver Philippe Boutron seriously injured. The office will investigate an “attempted...

Suspected militant accused of beheadings killed in Indonesia

Jan. 04, 2022 06:15 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces killed a suspected militant accused of beheadings in a shootout Tuesday in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in remote mountain jungles, police said. Provincial police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said Ahmad Gazali,...

Suit: Anti-terrorism center collects protester intelligence

Dec. 14, 2021 20:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several environmental, Indigenous and social justice advocates are suing the Oregon Department of Justice, alleging the state’s TITAN Fusion Center for intelligence gathering has unlawfully spied on demonstrators fighting the $10 billion Jordan Cove pipeline. ...

Watchdog: Federal anti-terror unit investigated journalists

Dec. 11, 2021 20:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. Yahoo...