Terrorism

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, officials say

CAIRO — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.<p>Two police officials told The …

News (U.S.)

Everything you know about police shootings is wrong

The woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”<p>The sophisticated lawyer, …

Opinion

Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush, officials say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on …

News

Attack on US soldiers in Niger: Here’s why the troops were there in the first place

Questions are still arising after four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger in early October during an apparent ambush — the deadliest combat mission …

War

Several injured in Munich knife attack

<b>Several people have injured by a man wielding a knife in the German city of Munich, according to police.</b><p>Officers are searching for the attacker, who fled the scene.<p>The motive for the assault is unknown, a police statement said. Residents nearby have been told to stay indoors while the suspect …

Munich

Egypt: Hasm militants kill dozens of police after botched raid

A botched raid has left more than 50 soldiers and policemen dead, according to reports. Cairo has struggled to contain an insurgency since its …

World News

Somalia is preparing for a 'state of war' as truck bomb death toll reaches 358

• <b>Somalia's president urged the military to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group.</b>• <b><br>The US will play a supporting role in the offensive.</b>• <b><br>The death toll from the truck bombing reached 358 and dozens are still missing.</b><p>Somalia’s president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for …

War

Miami man inspired by ISIS arrested on charge of trying to blow up a bomb at Dolphin Mall

A Miami man suspected of being inspired by Islamic extremists was arrested Friday night on a charge of attempting to blow up a bomb at the Dolphin …

Countries around the world are issuing travel warnings about the USA

America the dangerous?<p>More and more countries are warning their citizens about the potential hazards of vacationing in the United States, according …

US Virgin Islands

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, U.S. and Philippine officials said Saturday.<p>U.S. Embassy …

News (U.S.)

Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Devastating Ambush

CAIRO — Militants carried out a devastating ambush on a convoy of Egyptian police and security officials deep inside the western desert late Friday in the deadliest such attack in years, security officials said on Saturday.<p>At least 59 Egyptian police officers and security officials were killed, …

World News

Smell of death permeates Kabul mosque hit by suicide bomber

The smell of death permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens of Shiite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber …

Pakistan

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban

<b>Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman were rescued this month after being held captive for five years by a Taliban-linked insurgent group. But what were two</b> <b>W</b><b>estern backpackers doing in Afghanistan in the first place?</b><p>"Looking back, I think it was two years before we saw any proof they …

Omar Khadr

Are many hate crimes really examples of domestic terrorism?

Violent attacks perpetrated by U.S. far-right extremists compose merely the visible tip of a submerged iceberg<p>A Maryland grand jury has indicted Sean Urbanski for allegedly murdering an African-American student in May.<p>Urbanski, a white former University of Maryland student who belonged to the …

Liberal View

Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested

A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. The suspected assailant, a local German already known to …

Extremism

Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes in attack near Mali border

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said.<p>The village is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four U.S. soldiers …

World News

Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed - sources | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 21, 2017 10:17 pm | Updated Date: Oct 21, 2017 …

Egypt

Dozens at Toronto vigil pray for Mogadishu bombing victims

'It has been a tough week for us all,' says president of U of T Somali Students Association<p>Dozens of people lit candles at the University of Toronto …

Egyptian Police Officers Killed by Militants

CAIRO—Militants killed at least 16 police officers in a shootout that erupted during a raid on a desert hideout southwest of Cairo, state media reported, the latest in a series of deadly incidents involving extremists in Egypt over the past week.<p>The Interior Ministry said security forces on Friday …

World News

At least 15 killed in Kabul suicide attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 15 people died in a suicide bombing Saturday in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks this week across war-weary Afghanistan.<p>The bombing took place near a military academy, about seven miles from the Afghan capital's downtown, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told CNN.<p>A …

Afghanistan

Several injured in Munich knife attack: police

Several people were injured Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding …

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

Sixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the …

Egypt

US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top counterterrorism official says losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants' ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds in the Philippines and Africa.<p>Nicholas Rasmussen, the head of the National …

News (U.S.)

Militants clash with Egyptian security in Western Desert

Islamic militants are reported to have killed dozens of Egyptian policemen in clashes in the Western Desert during a raid on a militant hide-out 135 …

Egypt

9 Heinous Acts of White Nationalist Terror Just This Year

Webster’s Dictionary defines terrorism as the "calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are …

Liberal View

Somalia car bombings: Death toll climbs to 358

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll in a double car bombing in Somalia has climbed to 358 people, Security Minister Mohamed Abukar and Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said Friday.<p>The bombings occurred October 14, in Mogadishu, the capital city. The initial vehicle bomb destroyed dozens of stalls and …

Africa

September terror attacks against Israelis dip to five-year low

Israeli security services consider September and October months with elevated risk of attacks because the Jewish holidays motivate Palestinian …

West Bank

At least 30 police dead in Egypt shootout

The security sources said authorities were following a lead to a hideout deep in the desert thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group …

Muslim Brotherhood

12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack: minister

The region which borders Mali has faced a series of recent jihadist incursions.<p>“There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have …

News (South Africa)

Jihadist Attack on Military Post in Niger Kills at Least 10

At least 10 members of Niger’s security forces were killed in a militant attack that occurred in the same region as the Oct. 4 ambush that left four …

Business