Terrorism Telegram Newsline – March 20

Overview of today’s terrorism news.

  • – Gunmen kill 50 in market attack
  • – 6 kilos of explosives found after a shop keeper alerts Gendarmerie a man is buying chemicals
    ** The man is “a little known to security services”
    ** In December 2016, he allegedly made a fake explosives belt in clay and went to the Gendarmerie to say it was a bad joke.
  • – US instructs airlines from 13 countries to forbid passengers to carry electronic devices larger than a cellphone
    ** Official says this measure is a response to a terrorism threat which will be announced on Tuesday.
    ** All electronics larger than a cell phone should be placed in checked-in luggage
    ** Flights include these from Royal Jordanian and Saudi Airlines & 11 other countries in Middle East and Africa
  • – 8 suspicious parcels (probably booby-trapped) destined for EU countries found
  • – Kin of 9/11 victims sue for complicity in attacks
  • associated commander Qari Muhammad Yaseen, aka Ustad Aslam reportedly killed in US drone strike
  • – Man tries to ram with his car, flees the scene
    ** Note the is an investigating unit, but also houses a special CT-police unit. Officers were in plane clothes.
  • – Current terror threat levels in the . Situation on March 20, 2017. (Change in Germany)

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  • – Roadside bomb explosion targeting security forces: 3
  • – Today 22 years ago, was the day of ‘s attack with sarin gas on the Tokyo metro. 13 killed, thousands wounded
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Sarin gas attack in metro Tokyo
  • – Pakistani engineer Ayaz Jamali and 3 others kidnapped by rebels
  • – Drone kills 33 rebels including 4 commanders
  • – Suicide attack. Preliminary toll: 3 killed, 8 injured
  • – VBIED attack on a commercial street in the neighbourhood. Preliminary toll: 23 killed.
    ** Updated toll: 23 killed, 45+ injured
  • militants have captured an Iraqi police colonel and 8 officers in western Mosul
  • – In a new propaganda video, announces the launch of its new TV channel Al Bayan, broadcasting in Raqqa
  • Press release by Central Command, approving the formation of Jama’ah Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin
  • – Ahfad al-Sahaba claims last night’s attack on Nir Oz Eskhol
  • – 3 people with possible links to Berlin Christmas market attacker arrested
  • force young men to fight in defense of
  • – Suspected operative arrested after grenade attack
  • – Financial prosecutor’s offices evacuated after a threat was phoned in
    ** Threat was called in @ 10:02 am, announcing the presence of a bomb on the premises
    ** Around 100 people have been evacuated. Security officials are evaluating the threat level
    ** Security perimeter installed. Bomb squad and police are searching the premises
    ** Extra Gendarmerie explosives dogs have arrived on scene of financial prosecutor’s office
    ** Area secured and released
  • – Police and volunteers simulate terror attack at
  • ’s mine planter arrested in Laghman province
  • In our series of overviews of terrorist organizations: , or al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, active in Israel and Palestinian Territories.
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Al Aqsa Martyr’s brigades
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ISIS drone command center

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