More as it happens and for those among you using Twitter, instant news via @terrorevents
#UK – 2 CT-ops: woman shot in #London and 4 under arrest in #Kent #Egypt – New #IS Sinai statement warning #Tarabin tribe from getting more involved in war & telling civilians to avoid militants’ areas #Italy #Brindisi – CT-ops: Congolese national arrested, allegedly belonging to the #Berlin, #Germany terror cell
** He was in contact with Anis
#Amri, the #Berlin Christmas market attacker
** Police believe he is radicalized and that he was prepared to commit “violent acts”
#France – al-Wa’d, a pro- #IS media group, threatens to attack France in between the 2 rounds of the presidential elections #Spain #Barcelona – 2 of the suspects arrested on Tuesday admit they were @ Brussels Airport the day of #BrusselsAttacks, deny involvement. #Mali #Ganguel – Army killed & wounded a number of jihadists + destroyed 2 IEDs #Morocco – #DSGN warns all police officers for terrorist attacks
** Police also found an employee of a fast food restaurant wanted to poison the officers visiting the restaurant
#Ireland #Waterford – Man and woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism activity #BurkinaFaso #Inabao – 2 water company officials kidnapped
** The 2 officials have been found
#Pakistan – Radd-ul-Fasaad: Five terrorists linked to banned outfits killed in #Balochistan #Philippines – ‘Wanted dead or alive’: Philippine President offers reward for every terrorist captured #Afghanistan – Taliban leader supervising suicide attacks killed in Wardak #Syria – At least 9 YPG fighters lost their lives in latest Turkish artillery bombardment on #GireSpi “TalAbyad” #Germany #Kreuzberg – Shots fired by police in a hospital. 1 injured. Reason unclear.
** German local media say police had to shoot the man in the leg when he tried to attack them
** The suspect threatened to attack a police officer, was summoned to stand down. Didn’t do so and was shot in the leg
#Afghanistan – Two US troops killed fighting #IS in Afghanistan: Pentagon
** Incident happened shortly after 2 pm local. Large armed police presence. (Pic
** Knives as seen after the arrest
** Bus routes 3 11 12 24 53 87 88 159 453 are diverted towards Trafalgar Square and unable to serve stops on
** Forensic police are collecting evidence on scene: probably personal belongings and knives
** Man arrested in
#Whitehall on suspicion possession of an offensive weapon and terror offence
** The suspect was arrested at 2:22pm as part of an ongoing operation by the Counter Terrorism Command in Parliament Street
** The man is believed to be a 27-year-old.
** Man arrested was known to British security services
#Israel #Haifa – Arab lawyer sentenced to 7.5 years for collaborating with #Hamas #Syria #Palmyra – #IS claims killing 5 SAA soldiers #Turkey #Kilis – American ‘convert’ who lived in #IS territory detained by Turkey #UK – 19yo Haroon Syed has pleaded guilty to plotting bomb attack possibly targeting an Elton John concert in Hyde Park on 9/11 anniversary #France #Paris – Suspicious package on RER B line. Trains stopped between CDG airport and Aulnay #Syria – Turkey-backed #FSA sold Turkish armoured vehicles to #IS: military source #Belgium #Gilly – 2 men arrested in connection to the #CharlieHebdo attacks on Wednesday #France #Grenoble – Explosion at McDonald’s, allegedly in the bathroom. Area sealed.
** Not yet known if terror related.
** No injuries reported so far. Bomb squad on scene
** Local police, BAC and army on scene now
** All McDonald’s restaurants in the area will be checked now. Scientific police on their way by helicopter
** At this point, it is believed the explosion was a deliberate act, but investigation to confirm underway
** Employees were on the ground floor. Going up, they discovered the fire
** For the time being, the préfet’s office is talking about a criminal act.
** At this point it is believed the fire/explosion was caused by a large firecracker. Bomb squad from
#Lyon now on scene
** Security perimeter reduced. Only pavements directly next to McDonald’s stay sealed
** For the time being, yesterday’s incident is treated as a criminal act, not terrorism. (Use of a Molotov-like device.)
#USA – Somali pirate sentenced to life over USS Ashland attack: Justice Dept #Israel – Shots fired towards Israeli troops near southern Gaza Strip border fence #Germany #Frankfurt – German soldier registered himself as refugee and bought weapons #Africa – Overview of active Islamist militant groups in Africa ( @AfricaACSS)
#SaudiArabia #Jizan – Failed attack on #Aramco distribution center, allegedly by Houthis #France #Reunion – Two police officers wounded by ‘Islamist’: official
** Counter-terrorism investigation opened
** The 2 elite police officers were injured during an intervention to arrest the suspect, allegedly radicalized
#Syria – Damascus airport rocked by ‘Israeli strikes’. Assad supporting Hezbollah depots were the target #India – Three Indian soldiers and two ‘rebels’ killed in Kashmir after fighters stormed a military camp