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A major manhunt is under way after an improvised explosive device exploded on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people

CNN

 


An “explosion” on board a rush hour Tube train that injured a number of commuters and sparked panic in west London is being treated as a terror incident.

BBC

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OFFICE OF CYBER AND INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS (OCIA) assesses the number of vehicle-ramming attacks since January 2016

OCIA-Foreign_Terrorist_Organization-Inspired_Vehicle_Ramming_Attacks_on_Commercial_Facilities_FOUO                                                                                                  OFFICE OF CYBER AND INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS (OCIA)

September 2017

OCIA assesses the increase in the number of vehicle-ramming attacks since January 2016 indicates Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) messaging efforts are probably resonating with violent extremists and will most likely continue in the near term. FTO-inspired violent extremists will probably continue to plan and engage in vehicle-ramming attacks against Western-based mass gathering and public venues since this tactic often requires minimal training, expertise, and preoperational planning.

Since January 2016, eight FTO-inspired vehicle-ramming attacks have occurred in Western countries.

OCIA identified three common characteristics among these attacks:

  1. targeting of public venues or mass gatherings;
  2. use of secondary weapons; and
  3. lack of observable indicators immediately before the attack.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Commercial Facilities Sector is at the greatest risk of attack from FTO-inspired vehicle-ramming operations because of the recurring presence of mass gatherings at these locations, the potential for adverse economic impacts, and the media attention these types of attacks regularly receive.


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Sept. 5, 1972: Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich; 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, five terrorists and a police officer were killed.


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

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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.

 


Barcelona, Spain: AT LEAST 13 DEAD, 100 HURT IN SPAIN TERROR ATTACK

CNN


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

 


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