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From: Dunggate5/13/18 8:20 AM 
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Paris knife attacker, 20, was born in Chechnya - reports
Published time: 13 May, 2018 05:48
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The man who stabbed one person to death and injured several others at the Place de l’Opera in central Paris was born in Chechen Republic and was aged around 20, French media report. The assailant was neutralized by police.
Police found no documentation on the attacker, but investigators identified him by his fingerprints, Europe1 radio station reported on Sunday.
 
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The assailant was a Russian born in Chechnya in 1997, RTL radio network said, adding that his mother and father had been taken into custody for questioning.
 
There have been conflicting reports about the nationality of the Paris attacker. AP cited an official, who wasn't authorized to be publicly named, that the assailant had French nationality but was born in Chechnya.Later, a judicial source confirmed to AFP that the man was “French, born in Chechnya in 1997.” 
 
Reports in BFMTV and Le Parisien suggest that he was Russian.
 
The knife attacker wasn’t listed on Fiche S, an indicator used in France to flag individuals considered a threat to national security who should be kept under constant watch, RTL said.
 
Shouting “Allahu akbar,” the attacker injured five people, two of them critically, on Saturday evening. One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, later succumbed to his injuries.
 
“At this stage, on the basis of testimonies mentioning the fact that the aggressor shouted 'Allahu akbar' when attacking passersby with a knife, given the modus operandi, we dispatched the anti-terrorist section of the prosecutor's office,” Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
 
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s affiliated website Amaq said. However, investigators have not verified the organization’s claim.
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At least 1 dead, attacker killed in mass stabbing in central Paris
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Several people have been stabbed at the Place de l'Opéra in central Paris, with police confirming the attacker has been neutralized. Footage from the scene shows people running in panic and a body covered in blood.
Paris police have confirmed that the assailant has been killed. They said five people were injured in the attack, two of them critically, and one victim died.

The attack took place in the heart of the city, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.

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 DERNIÈRE MINUTE : Attaque au couteau dans le 2ème arrondissement de Paris (secteur proche métro Quatre Septembre).

Plusieurs victimes.

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Video footage shared by local journalist on the scene, Remy Buisine, shows several emergency vehicles crowding a laneway where the attack took place.


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 I was in a restaurant rue saint Augustin in the 2eme arrondissement , crowd panic, blood, a guy with a knife in the streets and people screaming, avoid the area if you can ???? #Paris

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Disturbing footage purportedly filmed from the window of Hotel Louvre Marsollier on Rue Marsollier, where the attack took place, was posted by Carol Drummond on Twitter. It showed people running through the streets in a panic, as a body lays on a crosswalk in the street. Drummond has since deleted the video.

“I welcome the cool response of the police,”tweeted French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. “My thoughts are with the victims of this heinous act”

Police yet have to identify the motive of the attacker and determine whether the attack was linked to terrorism. A spate of attacks has rocked Paris in recent years, including the November 2015 attacks perpetrated by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants that left over 130 people dead.

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Several media outlets, citing witnesses, reported that the assailant shouted “Allahu Akbar” ("God is great" in Arabic) as he attempted to charge at the diners in one of the restaurants at the scene. One witness, identified only as Fiona, told the Independent that the visitors of a local restaurant barricaded themselves inside against the rampaging attacker.

"Some guys including my friend blocked the door in case he would try to enter," Fiona told the newspaper.

Jonathan, a waiter at a restaurant near the Opera House told Europe 1 that the assailant was acting like he was “crazy or drugged.” The station also reported, citing sources, that the attacker appeared to shout “Allahu Akbar.”

Jérémie Pham-Lê, a journalist at Le Parisien, reported, citing a police source, that the man was goading police into using lethal force on him, shouting “kill me or I kill you,” as law enforcers arrived.

 

 

 

 

 
From: Dunggate5/13/18 8:30 AM 
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French national born in Chechnya, links to Islamists: What we know about Paris attacker so far
Published time: 13 May, 2018 05:48
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The man who stabbed one person to death and injured several others in Paris was a French national who was born in Chechnya, local media report, adding that the assailant had been monitored for links to radical Islamists.
Police found no documentation on the attacker, but investigators identified him by his fingerprints, Europe1 radio station reported on Sunday.
 
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A judicial source confirmed to AFP that the man was “French, born in Chechnya in 1997.” His mother and father have been taken into custody for questioning, the source added. Earlier, reports in BFMTV and Le Parisien suggested that the assailant was Russian.  
 
The knife attacker was reportedly listed on Fiche S, an indicator used in France to flag individuals considered a threat to national security who should be kept under constant watch, sources close to the investigation told AFP. 
 
He had no criminal record, however, judicial sources said.
According to Europe 1, the 20-year old was monitored for his connections in “radical Islamic circles.”BFMTV reports that he had specific, indirect links with “a person in Syria.”
 
Earlier, RTL reported that the man was not listed on Fiche S. 
 
Shouting “Allahu akbar,” the attacker injured five people, two of them critically, on Saturday evening. One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, later succumbed to his injuries.
 
“At this stage, on the basis of testimonies mentioning the fact that the aggressor shouted 'Allahu akbar' when attacking passersby with a knife, given the modus operandi, we dispatched the anti-terrorist section of the prosecutor's office,” Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
 
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s affiliated website Amaq said. However, investigators have not verified the organization’s claim.
 
 
 
 

 
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11 killed, some 40 injured in suicide bombings at 3 churches in Indonesia
 
Published time: 13 May, 2018 02:03
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A member of the police bomb squad unit examines the site of an explosion outside the Immaculate Santa Maria Catholic Church, in Surabaya? Indonesia May 13, 2018 © Antara Foto/M Risyal Hidayat / Reuters
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At least 11 people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, police said. Dozens of people have been injured.
"The victims are still being identified," said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. Police say they have also secured a fourth, unexploded bomb at a church.
 
Around 40 victims who were injured in the attacks were transported to hospital, East Java provincial police spokesman Colonel Frans Barung Mangera told reporters, as cited by the Straits Times.
 
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Police patrol outside the prison in Depok, south of Jakarta. © BeawihartaISIS claims responsibility for killing 5 police officers in Indonesian prison riot
The authorities said that the attacks were carried out by a local terrorist group linked to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL). A spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency said that Jemaah Ansharut Daulah was behind the blasts. The group has pledged allegiance to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
 
The bombings are likely linked to a deadly riot in a high-security jail in Jakarta, which led to the death of five police officers and one inmate on Thursday, said Wawan Purwanto, the communication director at the intelligence agency, as reported by Metro TV. The failed prison break was claimed by IS, but authorities did not believe it was involved.
 
The three blasts hit on Sunday morning, within 10 minutes of each other, police said. Police have only provided details on one attack so far, which took place at Santa Maria Catholic Church.
 
"We have confirmed one died at the scene, one died at the hospital, two police officers were injured and there are some civilians injured," Mangera said. "In total 13 people are being treated at the hospital."
 
The perpetrator of the blast and a churchgoer were among the deceased at Santa Maria Church, The Jakarta Globe reported, citing police.
 
Two other explosions rocked the Protestant Indonesian Christian Church in Jalan Diponegoro and a Pentecostal church. Pentecostalism is a renewed movement within mainline Protestant Christianity.
 
AFP reported that the death toll from the triple bombing has risen to six people, with at least 35 injured, according to police. It’s unclear whether it includes the perpetrators of the attacks.
 
Christians constitute some 10 percent of the population of Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority country in the world. There have been a number of extremist attacks on religious minorities in the country in recent years.
 
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings so far.
 
 
 
 

 
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5 Reasons Why ISIS Just Targeted Paris

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BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Sunday, May 13, 2018 
Police at the site of an ISIS-claimed stabbing attack near the main opera house in Paris (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
ISIS claimed responsibility for a stabbing near the main Paris opera house in that left one person dead and four wounded.
The 21-year-old attacker yelled “Allahu Akbar (God is greatest)” during the knife attack, which was later claimed on an ISIS’s propaganda site.
Police who arrived on the scene first tried to subdue the man with a taser but when that proved ineffective, he was shot and killed. He was identified as a native of Chechnya. His parents were taken into custody.
Why does ISIS specifically target Paris? Perhaps the best answer to this question is because they can. Here are five reasons why:
 
1.  Paris represents the heart of Europe
Targeting the trendy, tourist-laden district of the Paris opera house, located in the second arrondissement just short distance from the Louvre, offers the group the maximum amount of payback on its modus operandi: striking terror into the hearts of infidels. What better place to show that, even with its defeats in Iraq and Syria, the group is still a relevant player in the war to create a global caliphate?
 
2. Easy to run, easy to hide
As we saw during the investigation into the Paris massacres by ISIS in November 2015, the amount of support the terror group enjoys in the heavily-weighted Islamist suburbs of Paris makes it relatively easy for them to plan and carry out an attack in the city. Operators can move freely, while finding plenty of people willing to hide them when necessary.
 
3. Lax security  
In an admission that security is not what it should be in Paris even before the attack, police cancelled a number of events for the summer saying there was “a lack of suitable security guarantees.” Among the cancelled events were the popular open-air cinema at Parc de la Villette, the car-free day on the Champs-Elysées and the Quai 54 basketball tournament featuring NBA legend Kobe Bryant, which was to be held at the Place de Concorde.
 
Intel in Paris is said to be less than in London, for example, where a police presence can be felt on the ground.
 
4. Homegrown Radicalization
The majority of terror attacks in France were perpetrated by homegrown terrorists, many of whom were radicalized in French mosques and prisons.  A year after the 2015 attacks in Paris, four mosques were closed by Paris authorities for promoting Islamist radicalism. One housed a clandestine Quranic school and was frequented by many convicted of participating in a jihadist recruiting network.
 
One can ask, why did it take the slaughter of hundreds of innocent French people before the authorities took the necessary steps to shut down the spread of a toxic ideology that was gestating in France for decades?
 
5. Migration Policy
A recent protest by 300 influential French politicians and media stars against the violent anti-Semitic attacks that have occurred – most recently in Paris – named Islamist ideology as the cause. The letter explicitly identified the threat as emanating from “radical Islamists” in predominantly immigrant Muslim communities.
 
From the slums of Calais to the streets of Paris, France has failed to properly address its degrading migrant situation, which further contributes to the country’s Islamist radicalization problem.
 

 
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Suicide blast hits police HQ in Indonesia's 2nd-largest city
Published time: 14 May, 2018 02:52
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Anti-terror policemen stand guard following a bomb blast at a police office in Surabaya, Indonesia May 14, 2018. © Beawiharta / Reuters
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An explosion has hit a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia. It comes a day after coordinated suicide blasts at three churches there were perpetrated by members of one family.
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Motorcycles burn following a blast at the Pentecost Church Central Surabaya (GPPS), in Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia May 13, 2018 © Antara Foto Agency / ReutersIndonesia church attackers 'used children as suicide bombers'
A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked the police office on Monday morning, according to the police. Four officers and six civilians were wounded in the explosion. Earlier reports citing unnamed officials indicated there had been at least one fatality. "Clearly it’s a suicide bombing," East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said at a briefing.
 
On Sunday morning, three churches in Surabaya were hit by suicide bombers within 10 minutes of each other, killing at least 13 people and wounding around 40. Police said the attacks were all perpetrated by members of the same family, who used children as the suicide bombers.
 
The Indonesian intelligence agency said the church attacks were carried out by Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, a group affiliated with the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL). It had pledged allegiance to ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
 
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has condemned the perpetrators of the recent attacks as "cowards" and called their acts "undignified and barbaric." Widodo vowed to issue a regulation next month to implement a new anti-terrorism bill should it fail in parliament.
 

 
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French authorities thwart possible attack using highly toxic ricin or explosives – interior minister
Published time: 18 May, 2018 07:09
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French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using either highly toxic ricin gas or explosives, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has said. Just a few grains of purified ricin powder is enough to kill an adult human.
Two men of Egyptian origin were arrested in connection with a foiled attack using powerful ricin poison or explosives, Collomb told French BFMTV on Friday. The arrested men, who are brothers, had tutorials showing how to build a ricin-based poison, the minister said.
 
Ricin is a naturally occurring toxic protein, which is especially harmful its gas form. The lethal dose for an average adult is less than 2 milligrams if the exposure is from injection or inhalation.
 
Minister did not reveal when or where the suspects had been detained.
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Collomb’s statement comes less than a week after a knife attack in Paris that killed one person and injured several others. On Saturday evening, a 20-year-old French national of Chechen origin attacked passers-by before being killed by police. It was later revealed that he had been on the notorious ‘Fiche S’ list, which identifies individuals believed to pose a threat to French national security.
 
In April, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar vowed that “our people and our boys will surprise the entire world with what they have in store,” the blog Legal Insurrection reported.
 
“Let them wait for our big push,” he said at a protest east of Khan Younis. “We will take down the border and we will tear out their hearts from their bodies.”
 
 

 
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Jihadists kill 41, injure more than 100 in first few days of Ramadan
May 23, 2018
Jihadists kill 41, injure more than 100 in first few days of Ramadan
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Ramadan has become less about Muslims celebrating their religion and more about killing people.
 
Since the start of Ramadan, 41 people have been slaughtered by Jihadists.
 
A Place in Paradise
Observing Ramadan is supposed to increase the rewards of good behavior according to Muslim beliefs.
 
Traditionally, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown.
 
They must also refrain from smoking, drinking any liquids, and any sexual activity.
 
Sinful behavior is also forbidden during this team, as is lying, insulting, and cursing.
 
During this time, Muslims will offer additional prayers.
 
Extremists
The time of Ramadan has also become bastardized by radical Islamists to include one more thing… murdering infidels.
 
Extremists believe ridding the earth of infidels during Ramadan will assure them a place in paradise with Allah.
 
This is why attacks by Jihadists always seem to increase during this month-long celebration.
 
Jihadist Attacks
One of the worst attacks so far took place in Afghanistan, where nine people were killed and an additional seven were wounded by the Taliban.
 
The same group is believed to have been behind a second attack that killed eight people, leaving 55 wounded.
 
While the Afghani president has pleaded for these merciless attacks to not take place during the religious holiday, his pleas have been ignored.
 
It was apparent his plea was falling on deaf ears right from the very first day of Ramadan.
 
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By the end of day one, a handful of attacks had already taken place, leaving a dozen people dead and more than two dozen wounded.
 
By the end of the holiday, we can more than likely expect hundreds to have fallen victim to these terrorists.
 
 

 
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Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to terrorism
May 23, 2018
Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to terrorism
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Homegrown terrorists can come from anywhere, and this case proves just that.
 
Alexander Ciccolo, the 25-year-old son of a Boston police captain, recently pled guilty to two counts of terrorism.
 
Local Terrorists
When the Department of Justice published the report on Monday, people were stunned.
 
How could the son of a local law enforcement officer turn into a terrorist?
 
Ciccolo not only admitted to supporting ISIS, but he also said he collected explosives and weapons to help “further its goal.”
 
His goal was to literally murder his fellow American citizens for ISIS.
 
Assistant Attorney General John Demers stated, “Homegrown violent extremists pose a serious danger to innocent Americans.”
 
Luckily, his own father, a police captain in the Boston PD, alerted law enforcement his son was interested in ISIS.
 
The Case
After authorities were alerted about Ciccolo, they hatched a plan to take him down.
 
Authorities set up a sting with an informant and Ciccolo to buy several weapons.
 
After he received the weapons delivery, he was arrested.
 
According to the Justice Department report, Ciccolo had been previously convicted of a crime where he had spent more than a year in jail, making possession of any firearms a crime.
 
When authorities checked his apartment, they found incendiary devices.
 
They were crudely made Molotov cocktails using shredded Styrofoam and motor oil.
 
Ciccolo said using this combination would make the Styrofoam stick to the skin and make them harder to extinguish.
 
Not long after his arrest, Ciccolo attacked a nurse in processing at the correctional center.
 
He used a pen and stabbed her more than 10 times.
 
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By pleading guilty, Ciccolo avoided spending the rest of his life in prison and what could have been up to $1 million in fines.
 
The Justice Department statement said the agreement they reached with him was for 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release once he is paroled.
 

 
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Russian military personnel killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Syria
Published time: 27 May, 2018 08:48
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Russian servicemen have been killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Terrorists attacked Syrian and Russian troops, and the latter was forced to respond, according to the MoD. A total of 43 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and six vehicles were also destroyed, the ministry stated.
 
Two Russian military advisers were killed on the spot and five more of the country’s servicemen were injured and transported to hospital. Later, two more servicemen succumbed to their injuries. 
 
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