Russia: FSB thwarts string of terror plots, including two in Moscow

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented a series of terrorist attacks in Moscow, as well as in the Kabardino-Balkaria and Astrakhan Regions. Two terrorists were detained, and another six were eliminated, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS on Read More …

Kenya: Cops kill al Shabaab, intercept guns and IED materials in Garissa

A suspected al Shabaab terrorist was on Monday killed as police intercepted a donkey carrying two AK 47 rifles, bomb making materials at the main border in Liboi, Garissa County. Officers in the operation said the suspect who had the Read More …

Pakistan: Karachi Police Detains ‘Wanted Terrorist’ In Intelligence-Based Raid

The police in Ittehad Town has on Sunday claimed to have arrested in an intelligence-based raid an alleged notorious terrorist belonging to a banned outfit, ARY News reported. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kaemari Fida Hussain said at least half Read More …

Philippines: Alleged mastermind behind North Cotabato bus bombing, arson captured

The alleged mastermind of arson and bombing attacks targeting buses in North Cotabato this year has been arrested, the military said. Suspect Ali Akbar was arrested by security forces during an operation in Kidapawan City on Monday (June 21), according Read More …

Remembering the Khobar Towers bombing

Twenty-five years ago, at about 9:30 pm in the evening of June 25, 1996, a huge explosion rocked the barracks for the United States Air Force 4404 Provisional Wing in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The blast from a truck bomb was Read More …

Cameroon Deploys Troops to Fight Separatists

Cameroon this week deployed an additional 300 troops to Bui, a northwestern administrative unit that the military says has become a stronghold for separatists. The troops are conducting house-to-house searches for weapons and destroying improvised explosive devices and rebel camps. Read More …

Nigeria: Boko Haram finally confirms Shekau’s death, urges loyalty

Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group has confirmed the death of its chief Abubakar Shekau, who sources say died during infighting with a rival Islamic State-allied faction, according to a video message from its presumed new commander. In the short video Read More …

Pakistan: 72 terror suspects arrested in a week

Keeping in view the recent wave of terrorism across the country, particularly targeted killing of police officials, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab conducted 64 intelligence-based operations across the province and arrested seven identified terror suspects during last seven days. Read More …

Shabaab mounts increased rate of attacks inside Kenya

Over the last several weeks, Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, has conducted a bevy of attacks inside northeastern Kenya. Since the beginning of the year, the jihadist group has steadily claimed operations inside the country. Starting on May Read More …

Abubakar Shekau – Battle for supremacy among Islamist groups bodes ill for Sahel

The Nigerian military says it is investigating claims that the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is dead. His death has not been independently confirmed. It is also not the first time a claim like this has been made. The reports Read More …