23 Jul 2010

Al Qaeda claims Yemen attacks, vows more strikes

“Al Qaeda’s Yemen arm said on Friday it was behind coordinated attacks on security offices in the Arabian peninsula state in which four people were killed, and threatened more strikes on Yemeni targets. Gunmen on motorcycles stormed police and intelligence offices in south Yemen and opened fire on July 14,

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16 Jul 2010

First drug gang car bomb kills police in Mexico border city

Suspected drug gang members launched a car bomb attack on police in Mexico’s border city of Ciudad Juarez for the first time, killing two police and two medics, a general said Friday. The attack marked an escalation in Mexico’s brutal drug violence, which has left some 7,000 people dead so

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15 Jul 2010

Al-Shabab leader threatens more Uganda attacks

“The leader of the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for twin bombings in Uganda during the World Cup final is threatening further attacks. The leader of al-Shabab — Sheik Muktar Abu Zubayr — also thanked the militants who carried out Sunday’s twin bombings in Uganda. The attacks killed

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14 Jul 2010

India: Pakistan spy agency executed Mumbai attacks

“India has accused Pakistan’s powerful spy agency of planning and executing the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in the strongest and most specific allegation of Islamabad’s involvement in the assault from a top official. The remark comes a day before the foreign ministers of the rival nations are set to meet in

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14 Jul 2010

Three policemen killed in Yemen ‘Qaeda’ attacks

“Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen launched simultaneous attacks Wednesday on the intelligence and security services headquarters in the south Yemen town of Zinjibar, killing three policemen and wounding 11, a security official said. Two gunmen were killed and one wounded in the clashes, the official added. He said that around 20 gunmen

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13 Jul 2010

Taliban attacks increasingly kill Afghan civilians

“Taliban insurgents are carrying out more attacks this year than at any time since early in the war, killing increasing numbers of civilians as U.S.-led forces push into the militants’ southern strongholds, an Afghan rights group said Monday. International troops were responsible for about one-fifth of civilian deaths — down

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11 Jul 2010

At least 9 killed in two Uganda bombings

“At least nine people have died in pair of bombings that struck a restaurant and a rugby ground in Uganda’s capital as patrons gathered to watch Sunday’s World Cup final, police said. Nine people died and five were wounded at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said.

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08 Jul 2010

3 arrested in Norway al-Qaida bomb plot

“Three suspected al-Qaida members were arrested Thursday morning in what Norwegian and U.S. officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England. The three men, whose names were not released, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Officials believe they were planning

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07 Jul 2010

More than 50 killed in attacks across Baghdad

“Militants struck across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, killing more than 50 people, including 32 in a suicide bombing that targeted pilgrims commemorating a revered Shiite saint, Iraqi police said. The attacks — the deadliest of which occurred in northern Baghdad’s predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah — offered a clear indication

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07 Jul 2010

NYC subway bomb plot linked to British cell

“Federal prosecutors say the failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway last year was part of a larger al-Qaida conspiracy that also targeted England. In a terrorism indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors added several al-Qaida figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, an FBI most-wanted terrorist. Attorney

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