Terrorism
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Police academy bombed in Colombia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/17/19, 01:22 pm

A Thursday morning bombing at a Colombian police academy in the capital city killed at least nine people and injured more than 20 others, officials said. A car rammed into the General Santander National Police Academy in southern Bogotá before the explosion went off. Witnesses said the force of the blast shattered the windows of nearby apartments. Police confirmed the casualties included citizens from Ecuador and Panama. Colombian President Iván Duque condemned the “miserable” attack. “All of us Colombians reject terrorism and are united in confronting it,” he tweeted.

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Four Americans killed in Syria bombing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/17/19, 11:32 am

Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a Wednesday bombing in the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Manbij that killed 18 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians. The U.S. team was carrying out a routine patrol when a suicide bomber set off explosives outside a restaurant. One of the civilians worked for the Department of Defense, and the other was a contractor, according to U.S. Central Command. Three other U.S. soldiers sustained injuries.

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Death toll rises from Kenyan terror attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/17/19, 11:25 am

Kenyan officials on Wednesday said 21 people died in Tuesday’s terror attack on a Nairobi hotel. Authorities investigating the incident discovered six more bodies at the scene, and one injured police officer died in the hospital, said Joseph Boinnet, inspector general of the National Police Service. The casualties included 16 Kenyans, one Briton, one American, and three other unidentified Africans, according to police. At least 28 others sustained injuries.

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