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A knife attack that killed two people and wounded eight others in southwestern Finland is being investigated as a terrorist attack apparently aimed at women

NY Times

  • The suspect, who was shot after the attack in Turku and hospitalized with a leg wound, is an 18-year-old Moroccan

  • Four other suspects, also Moroccan citizens, have been arrested in Turku

  • A search warrant was issued for a sixth.


Fatal Terror Attack in Barcelona

NY Times, 8/18/17



Barcelona: Police shoot dead 5 men in car also attacking pedestrians several hours after the Las Ramblas van attack

Washington Post

  • The 5 suspects in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils tried to mow down pedestrians in the early hours of the morning
  • 1 a.m. on Friday, police responded to an attack near the boardwalk of the beach town of Cambrils, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona
  • An Audi had plowed into a crowd.
  • The police exchanged fire with the men in the car, killing four immediately while a fifth later died of his injuries. Six others were injured, including a police officer.
  • More than a hundred people from at least 24 nationalities were hurt and the death toll could rise above 13.




A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested after he tried to blow up a bank in downtown Oklahoma City using a vehicle bomb similar to the one that destroyed the federal building there in 1995

NY Times


Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18



Australia: The group of two middle-aged men and their two adult sons were allegedly working on an “elaborate” plot to build an improvised explosive device that could take down a plane.

Sydney Morning Herald



Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning confirmed raids carried out in Sydney yesterday “disrupted” what appeared to be an “elaborate” conspiracy to bring down a plane.


“…..police found items that could be used to make a homemade bomb when they raided the house at Surry Hills.
It is understood that authorities believe the group was intending to smuggle the device onto a plane in order to blow it up…..”


Post-ISIS: Yazidi women after 3 years of captivity displaying extraordinary signs of psychological injury.

NY Times



Afghanistan: A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40



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