Terrorism
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Authorities: Killer in France was a Chechen refugee

by Tim Lamer
Posted 10/19/20, 02:41 am

French authorities say a teenage refugee was the attacker who beheaded a history teacher on Friday in a suburb of Paris. The teacher, Samuel Paty, had reportedly discussed caricatures of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, with his high-school class in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Police shot and killed the suspect during a confrontation that followed the attack. Officials told the Associated Press the suspect was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee born in Moscow.

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Kabul attack targets Afghan vice president

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/09/20, 05:40 pm

Terrorists bombed a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday. He suffered only minor burns, but 10 people died in the explosion, including bodyguards and civilians. The blast injured 31 others and set fire to several nearby shops that sell gas canisters for cooking and heating. The Taliban denied involvement in the attack.

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Associated Press/Photo by Francois Mori

Charlie Hebdo terror suspects go on trial

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/02/20, 01:18 pm

On newsstands outside the courtroom in Paris, the latest issue of a French satirical newspaper reprinted the caricatures of Islam’s Muhammad that sparked deadly shootings in January 2015. Spectators went through police checkpoints in the secured building as the trial began on Wednesday for suspects in the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris that killed 17 people over three days.

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