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Terrorism

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  The New York Times Bow-and-Arrow Attack in Norway Treated As Apparent Terrorist Attack The police said that they had previously contacted the suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen who is believed to have killed five people, over concerns that he had been radicalized. By Henrik Pryser Libell and Marc Santora A 37-year-old man was charged on Thursday in connection with a bow-and-arrow rampage in a small town in Norway that killed five people and wounded three others, in what the authorities said was an apparent act of terrorism.In a statement, the police identified the suspect as Espen Andersen Brathen. The Norwegian security agency, known by its acronym, PST, said investigators were still trying to determine what motivated the attacker to carry out his grisly assault in the town of Kongsberg, about 50 miles southwest of Oslo.The statement said that Mr. Brathren had been apprehended in  Kongsberg.Earlier, the regional police chief...
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  The National UK trustees 'recklessly sent cash to charity linked to Al Qaeda' by Nicky Harley Five trustees of Syria and Gaza relief group Human Aid mismanaged cash sent abroad to a charity linked to Al Qaeda, a UK watchdog has found.The Charity Commission has described the trustees as "reckless" after the aid group sent more than £250,000 to a Turkish non-profit organisation, which UK police say had links to Al Qaeda.In its report, the Commission laid out its concerns about the group it referred to as "NPO".“The Commission’s concerns in relation to the NPO followed a disclosure to the Commission, from the police, which stated in its assessment the NPO was being used to provide support to Al-Qaeda aligned individuals in Syria,” it said.However the body upgraded its investigation to a statutory inquiry after UK counterterrorism police seized $9,774 and £9,200 in cash from Human Aid officials at...
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Student taken into custody hours after Texas school shooting By JAMIE STENGLE and JILL BLEED ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said.Timothy George Simpkins was taken into custody without incident, the Arlington Police Department tweeted. He was booked in the Arlington jail on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on $75,000 bail.One person was in critical condition, another was in good condition and a third person was treated for minor abrasions and was scheduled to be released from the hospital later Wednesday, police said. A fourth person was hurt but did not require treatment at a hospital. Police said earlier that three of the four injured were students.The shooting at Timberview High School, which is in...
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The Washington Times Iran Smuggling High-Tech Drones To Militant Allies, Opposition Group Says  By Guy Taylor Iran’s theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a leading Iranian dissident group.The Iranian military’s embrace of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has given Tehran an expanding edge in asymmetric warfare across the region while U.S. sanctions have otherwise crippled the capabilities of its conventional air forces, the National Council of Resistance of Iran said Wednesday.The dissident group gave a presentation to journalists at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, revealing what it characterized as “newly disclosed information” about the scope and nature of the Iranian program, including a matrix of eight drone development complexes. “The UAV program of the Iranian regime...
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Premium Times Nigeria: Troops Repel Attack On Repentant Terrorist Camp - Army The army says the terrorists made attempt to access the camp in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State but were resisted by superior gun power. by Nasir Ayitogo    Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have foiled an attack by members of the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) on a camp housing repentant members of Boko Haram.Spokesperson of the Army, Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Sunday.According to him, the terrorists made attempt to access the camp in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State but were resisted by superior gun power.The attack is coming on the heels of reported massive surrendering by members of the terrorist group.Thousands of terrorists alongside their family members have recently repented and handed over themselves to authorities.President Muhammudu Buhari had , on Friday, during a nationwide address commemorating Nigeria’s 61st...