Terrorism
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Terror attack at Afghan welfare office kills 40

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/26/18, 11:37 am

A Monday suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 40 people and injured 29 others, the health ministry said Tuesday. At least three gunmen stormed a public welfare building after another attacker detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside. The gunmen held the building for eight hours against security forces. Some employees barricaded themselves inside while police evacuated more than 350 others. No group has claimed responsibility the attack. A second suicide bomber killed six people in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

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Suspected Strasbourg accomplice charged

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/18/18, 11:10 am

A French court on Monday handed down terror charges against a man suspected of supplying the gun to the shooter who killed five people near the Strasbourg Christmas market last week. A judge charged the man, whom police have not identified, with criminal association with terrorists and possessing and supplying arms in connection with a terror enterprise. On Dec. 11, Cherif Chekatt, 29, used the weapon to open fire on people near the market. He died in a shootout with police in Strasbourg on Thursday after an international manhunt. Two other suspects remain in custody.

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French police kill Strasbourg suspect in shootout

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/14/18, 10:52 am

French law enforcement officers on Thursday tracked down and fatally shot the terror suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting that killed four people Tuesday night. His death ended a two-day manhunt that extended across France and into neighboring Germany. Three police officers on patrol confronted 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt in the Neudorf neighborhood of Strasbourg. “The moment they tried to arrest him, he turned around and opened fire,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. Police returned fire, killing him.

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