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Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 25 others, kids included.

Reuters


Manchester: A powerful explosive in a lightweight metal container concealed either within a black vest or a blue Karrimor backpack

NY Times

 


Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal

Reuters

 

 


How the Paris medical community responded so quickly and effectively to the 2015 terror attacks

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Manchester: The latest from CNN

Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that the UK has raised its threat level to “critical” — the highest level — for the first time in a decade. The level suggests intelligence services believe an attack is “imminent.”

The action comes a day after a suicide bombing killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Police have identified 22-year old Salman Abedi as the suspected attacker. He was born and raised in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister said.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no proof. A British counterterrorism official told CNN that no evidence links the suspect to an established terror group.

Grande has suspended her tour. “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” the singer tweeted.

Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and 18-year-old Georgina Callander were among the first victims identified in the attack.

Key questions for investigators, according to CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen: Where was the bomb constructed? What chemicals were used? And how did the perpetrator learn to build the bomb?

The blast marked the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings.


The British government has raised its terrorism threat level to critical — the highest level — meaning that another attack may be imminent

NY Times

“…It was only the third time that Britain had raised the threat level to critical….”


Manchester: 22 dead and 59 injured

NY Times

 

“…..The police say a man detonated an “improvised explosive device” and died at the scene. Investigators say they believe the man acted alone, but they are trying to determine if he was part of a wider network. There were reports the device used nuts, bolts or nails as shrapnel….”

 


Breaking News: 19 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suicide bomber attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert

BBC

 


A bomb wounded 24 people at a military-owned hospital in Bangkok

NY Times

 


The son of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is encouraging lone-wolf attacks against Americans and other enemies of Al Qaeda and vowing to avenge his father’s death

 

NY Daily News

 


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