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9/11 remembered

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/11/18, 11:58 am

Americans across the country Tuesday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 hijackers crashed four planes in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Shanksville, Pa. Victim’s relatives, rescuers, and survivors attended a memorial ceremony at New York’s World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday morning, the time when the first plane slammed into the center’s north tower. Less than 20 minutes later, another plane crashed into the south tower, in total killing 2,606 people.

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ISIS claims credit for twin bombings in Afghanistan

by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/06/18, 11:53 am

UPDATE: Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s twin bombings in Kabul. The death toll in the attack climbed to 26 people overnight, the Afghan news site Khaama Press reported.

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Government officials in Amsterdam said a 19-year-old Afghan citizen who stabbed two American tourists Friday at the city’s main railway station had a “terrorist motive.” Authorities said they based that conclusion on the suspect’s statements to police. The suspect, who holds a German residency permit and was shot and detained by police, was identified only as Jawed S. because of Dutch privacy rules. Police say the two unidentified Americans have serious but not life-threatening injuries and are recovering in a hospital. The suspect also is hospitalized. U.S.

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