22 Jun 2010

China says it has cracked ‘major’ terrorist ring

“China said Tuesday that it had uncovered an unspecified ‘major terrorist organization,’ a claim that came just ahead of the anniversary of bloody ethnic rioting in the far western region of Xinjiang. The Public Security Ministry gave little information in its brief announcement, which also coincided with the launch of

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21 Jun 2010

Three peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

“Armed men killed three Rwandan peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region on Monday in the latest assault on members of the U.N./African Union (UNAMID) force. More than 20 camouflaged attackers opened fire on the peacekeepers as they guarded civilian engineers building a UNAMID base in the mountainous eastern Jabel Mara area

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21 Jun 2010

Gangs suspected of killing 14 in El Salvador attack

“El Salvador’s police arrested seven suspected gang members on Monday accused of setting a city bus on fire and killing 14 people, one of the worst attacks on civilians by violent street gangs.”

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19 Jun 2010

11 dead in bold attack on Yemeni intelligence headquarters

“Hours after an al Qaeda group issued threats of bloodshed, militants boldly stormed the Yemeni intelligence headquarters in the port city of Aden on Saturday, killing 11 people Security sources told CNN Arabic that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was the primary suspect. The group had issued a statement

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14 Jun 2010

Mexico: At least 10 federal police officers killed in shootouts

“Armed attacks on Mexican federal police Monday in violent Michoacan state sparked shootouts that killed at least 10 officers and an unknown number of gunmen, authorities said. The twin ambushes in the city of Zitacuaro underscored anew the brazenness with which criminal groups have taken on Mexican security forces.

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12 Jun 2010

Dozens killed as Kyrgyz authorities work to end unrest

“Kyrgyzstan’s interim government on Saturday worked to quell an upsurge of ethnic violence that killed dozens people and injured more than 500 others. The government said it declared one state of emergency in Osh, where fierce fighting between ethnic Uzbek and Kyrgyz youths broke out Thursday night and led to

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12 Jun 2010

Mexico Had 85 Organized-Crime Deaths Yesterday

“Mexico had 85 deaths related to organized crime yesterday, the highest toll since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, the Mexico City newspaper El Universal reported. The last bloodiest day was on Nov. 3, 2008, with a death toll of 58 people, El Universal reported, using its own

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07 Jun 2010

Suicide bombers attack Afghan police compound

“Suicide bombers attacked a police training center Monday in southern Afghanistan’s largest city, officials said. A midday blast that struck the compound could be heard throughout a number of Kandahar city neighborhoods. Southern region Police Chief Gen. Shafiq Fazli confirmed that the blast hit the training center but did not

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04 Jun 2010

Up to 200 foreign fighters in Somalia, U.S. officials say

“As many as 200 foreign fighters affiliated with al Qaeda may now be hiding in southern Somalia, according to the latest assessments by the U.S. military and intelligence community. Two U.S. military officials confirmed the estimate to CNN, emphasizing it is only an estimate because of the lack of direct

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03 Jun 2010

Russian security chief warns of Sochi threat

“A Russian state news agency is quoting the country’s security chief as saying terrorists intend to disrupt preparations for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Itar-Tass quotes Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service, as saying Thursday the Winter Games face the same kinds of threats that led to the cancellation

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