The recently uncovered terrorist plot against Europe is tied to the same mosque frequented by some of the 9/11 hijackers. The Taiba mosque was closed in August 2010, just weeks after a key terror suspect who attended the mosque was detained in Afghanistan.
Security forces detained 75 wanted men and suspected terrorists during raids in Basrah, Samara, and Diyala, and a senior al Qaeda leader in Baghdad. One policeman was killed in an armed bank robbery in Baghdad. A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attack near Sulaimaniya; the suicide bomber had entered Iraq from Iran.
An Islamist was critically injured when his own bomb exploded as he was driving his bicycle to attack a police station on the outskirts of Jakarta. The bomb exploded prematurely as he was about 100 meters away from the station. The 38-year-old Islamist had written that the attack was “revenge for the infidels who killed […]
The government of the Puntland region said a Voice of America report serves to “appease Al Shabaab.” Shabaab’s spokesman said the UN meeting on Somalia was a failure. Kenya sentenced 11 Somali pirates each to five years in jail.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released photos of the five French nationals, including the blurred face of a woman, and two African nationals who were kidnapped from Niger. The seven people were working for Areva and its construction partner, Vinci, in the uranium-rich north. Ransoms of foreigners have raised over $65 million for AQIM […]
The Taliban killed five ISAF soldiers in separate attacks in the south and three civilians in a suicide attack in Kandahar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and members in Kandahar, Uruzgan, Helmand, Ghazni, Zabul, Khost, Paktia, Kabul, Badghis, and Kunduz. ISAF admitted it accidentally killed four civilians in Ghazni.
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