Terrorism Telegram Newsline – March 17

Overview of today’s terrorism news.

  • -linked recruitment network composed of 9 members dismantled
  • – Ramzi D., who killed his father and brother this morning, was known to intelligence for radicalization.
  • – Swiss police cancel commemoration event for 102nd anniversary of Battle Of Gallipoli due to security concerns
    ** The ANTIFA group had warned the Swiss canton that if they did not cancel the event, they would resort to anything
  • – 15 arrested for links. They were active in , , , and other cities
    ** All suspects were involved in inciting or threatening to carry out terrorist attacks
    ** Some of the suspects acquired knowledge about explosives and were in the process of buying materials to make explosives
  • – 11 soldiers killed in 4 suicide bombings. has claimed the attacks
  • : Nigerian Army Declares 5 Soldiers Dead, 3 Others Missing
  • – Train station evacuated
    ** Police in Namur have just confirmed a bomb threat
    ** Square and street in front of railway station sealed off
    ** Area cleared and released. Normal train traffic to resume
  • – Rocket attack on a mosque inside a military camp in the west of . 22 killed. Possibly a Houthi attack, not confirmed
  • – Ethiopian army frees six children kidnapped by South Sudan gunmen
  • hacker who published ‘kill lists’ reportedly killed in U.S. drone strike
  • – Insurance companies will increase the amount of moral damages payments in relation with

  • – Spain’s plans to fully disarm by April 8: source close to talks – AFP
    ** Article (in Spanish) on ETA’s disarmament, which they will carry out by April 8, 2017 : https://t.co/lDieFAHiUC
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ETA Basque terrorist Organization will fully disarm

  • – Unidentified armed men shot and killed police force’s spokesman, Felix Kaweesi, as he left his home
    ** His bodyguard and driver were also killed
  • claims roadside bomb attack on a vehicle of the Rafidi Hashd militia. Vehicle destroyed, all passengers killed
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Iraq Yusufiyah ISIS Roadside bomb explosion
  • ’s terrorist recruitment apparatus covertly threatens Israel
  • – 3 civilians killed and 2 injured in an armed attack, probably carried out by
  • – Explosion reported near the house of Nangarhar’s Haj & Religious Affairs Director. 1 reportedly killed
    ** It was a suicide bombing inside the house. Director’s brother has been killed
  • – Bomb threat @ police station in 14th arrondissement. Evacuation
    ** Knife attack. 2 people killed in the court of an apartment building. Motive, attacker unknown @ this point
    ** Attacker arrested. Details still sketch since it just happened. Might turn out to be NOT terror related
    ** First elements point towards a family drama, not terror related
  • – Explosion at business center. Cause not yet known.
    ** Joint investigation by police and fire brigade to determine the cause of the explosion
  • – PAF jets pound militant hideouts in Khyber Agency, many terrorists killed
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Pakistan Air Force jets
  • – Syrian Army: struck military positions near Palmyra
    ** Israel army denies Syria claim it shot down plane
    ** Reports that a senior Hezbollah commander has been killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria last night.
  • – Suspected suicide bomber blows self up in Dhaka
    ** Bomb defused near a suicide bomber’s corpse @ Rab Barrack. Only bomber died in the attack, claimed by ** As an immediate reaction, security in prisons and at airports has been beefed up.
  • ’s budget includes a $5 billion boost to fight over next 6 months
  • Again a short overview of a terrorist organization. Today: , mainly active in
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Al Badr Kasmir Islamic militants group
  • – Troops arrest dumb & deaf terrorist with 8 phones
  • – Army arrested a 45-year-old suspected terrorist, Mallam Makinta Ibrahim
  • leader’s cousin arrested in western Mosul
  • – SVBIED attack: 1 soldier killed, 7 injured. 3 militants killed.
    ** Updated toll: 1 soldier killed, 13 soldiers and 16 civilians killed
  • – New poster shows as their ‘New Target’
  • – 2 FC soldiers and 6 terrorists killed in cross border attack. Claimed by faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
  • – Suicide attack @ Frontier Constabulary Centre: 1 killed, 2 injured
    ** 2 suicide attackers killed

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