Terrorism Telegram Newsline – April 18

More as it happens and for those among you using Twitter, instant news via @terrorevents

  • – South Sudanese ex-rebels are holding 12 UN members hostage
    ** The hostages have been freed: UN responsible
  • ‘s six-year-old executioner in Syria
  • – Explosion Reported at St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai
    ** Preliminary toll: 1 killed, 4 injured
    **  – Explosion was allegedly mistaken for a shooting. 1 police officer killed, 4 injured
    **  has now claimed the attack on St. Catherine’s Monastery

– 3 killed in shooting spree in Fresno, California; suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar”
** suspect in custody
** Suspect is the 39-year-old Cori Ali Muhammad. All victims are white males
** The suspect in custody is also suspected of the murder of a guard in a Motel6 last week.
** Police say it is too soon to say if this is an act of terror. Suspect was wanted for murder & an attempted murder last week
** Almost a day ago, Kori Ali Muhammad said on Facebook “Black warriors mount up and ride out”. Points toward racial motivation
** Like police announced earlier, it is too soon to establish a terrorist link in this case


  • – One killed, another hurt in pressure bomb blast
  • – Suspected militants kill five soldiers
  • – After today’s arrests, you could say 7 terrorist attacks have been thwarted since the beginning of this year.
  • – Stockholm museum preserves terror attack mementos
  • – Egypt arrests church bombings suspect
  • leader killed in Afghan police ambush in Nuristan
  • attack kills 16 civilians in western Mosul
  • – Mortar shells hit a school. Preliminary toll: 4 killed and 10 injured
    ** Death toll rises to 5. 7 injured
  • – Police in Bonn have to monitor 20 dangerous salafists

  • – Bomb blast northwest of Baghdad. Preliminary toll: 1 killed, 4 injured
  • – Terror fight near key African strait seen stymied by pay feud
  • – BKA to hold a reconstruction today of last week’s attack on Dortmund’s players bus
  • – Suspect arrested in Russia admits being behind deadly St Petersburg metro bombing: Russian media
  • – 2016 stats on special police forces: 777 operations, 497 arrests, including 180 linked to terrorism
  • – Death toll from Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings rises to 47
  • – 2 killed, 26 injured in terrorist attacks
  • – MoI to hold a press conference in a few minutes on the security during the presidential elections

– 2 arrested on suspicion of preparing an imminent terrorist attack. ** 1 born in July 1987 and the other in July 1993
** The 2 arrested are Clément B (23) and Mahiédine M (29)
** A house search is currently ongoing in an apartment building. Building completely evacuated.
** The 2 are believed to have been radicalized in the Sequedin prison
** According to investigators the 2 were planning an attack on the HQ of 1 of the presidential candidates

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** Bomb squad on scene due to the possible presence of explosives in the apartment
** Domestic intelligence seized an flag, weapons and a false front page of a newspaper with
** Full names: Clément Baur (July 16, 1993) and Mahiédine Merabet (July 10, 1987).
** The 2 radicalized men arrested today
** Clément Baur, 2nd man arrested today, allegedly lived in too
** Mahiedine Merabet has tried to get in touch with to send a video pledging allegiance: prosecutor
** 3 kilos of TATP found in the apartment of 1 of the arrested terrorists: prosecutor


  • – Late wife of terror attack victim investigates whether terrorism/islamophobia could hijack the upcoming elections
  • – Kurdish SDF forces kill 2 suspected ISIS suicide attackers in Al Tabqa
  • – Afghan forces arrest Taliban’s military commission chief for Baghlan
  • – Troops clear terrorists out of Jarawa and rescue 1,623 people

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