“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Islamist militants in Indonesia may be considering attacks on soft targets and Westerners when U.S. President Barack Obama visits this month, the head of counter-terrorism said on Thursday. Obama is due to visit Indonesia, his childhood home, between June 15 and 17 after delaying a trip originally scheduled for March.
“An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of civilians — sent American police, federal agents and disaster officials secretly scrambling last month to thwart such an attack,
“The US government has issued a travel alert warning its citizens that South Africa faces a heightened risk of terrorism during the World Cup. It says that large-scale public events present an attractive target. ‘There is a heightened risk that extremist groups will conduct terrorist acts within South Africa in