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Fox News Suspected jihadists in the West African country of Mali attacked a luxury resort popular with foreigners on the outskirts of the country's capital Sunday, killing at least two people. The assault continued into the evening and there were believed to be hostages in the luxury Campement de Kangaba resort area near Bamako Sunday. Residents living near the resort said that shots were fired and smoke could be seen in the air.   "I heard gunfire coming from the camp and I saw people running out of the tourist site," said Modibo Diarra, who lives nearby. "I learned that it was a terrorist attack." Malian soldiers succeeded in entering the site, according to Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special forces in the former French colony. "The operation is ongoing and we estimate that there are between three and four assailants," he said. As night fell, witnesses saw...
by Neeraj Chauhan | Times of India NEW DELHI: On Sunday, India will take on Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in London. The same day, in Valencia in Spain, it will be a contest of a different sort as the government sets about exposing Pakistan for "hoodwinking" the international community on "terror funding" and not taking any action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its arms when the plenary meet of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international terror financing watchdog, begins.An Indian delegation headed by Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh will brief the forum, where 198 member countries and the UN, IMF and World Bank will discuss ways to counter terror financing.India, according to top government sources, has prepared a detailed report on Pakistan which names the country for supporting the funding activities of banned outfits like JuD, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others, operating freely from Pakistani soil.Not...
by HALEY NELSON - ABC 6 Ohio Homeland Security and the Department of Public Safety conducted one of their biggest drills to date. The goal was to train law enforcement to take on growing threats to our community."In its scope and nature and scale it is one of the larger ones," said Ohio Homeland Security Director Rick Zwayer.Teams from Ohio State Highway Patrol and more dealt with protesters. It's all part of a simulation. The fake protesters locked themselves to a sleeping dragon. It's a tool used often by protesters, making it difficult for officers to remove them.ADVERTISINGThe Department of Public Safety coordinated the training.There was another simulated crime scene at the Ohio Fairgrounds. Teams practiced their responses in the case of a fellow officer being shot."The tactics and means in which terrorists conduct their attacks have changed. We have to be able to adapt and change as well," said...
The Telegraphby Ben Farmer - Defense Correspondent Police arrested a record number of terrorist suspects last year, as fewer would-be Islamic State group jihadists head to the Middle East and instead decide to stay at home to plot attacks.The number of arrests for terrorism-related offenses in Great Britain jumped by nearly a fifth, with 304 people held in the year until the end of March.The figure was the highest since records began in 2001 and three quarters of the arrests were for international terrorism, almost all linked to Islamist extremism. But the number of right-wing extremists arrested also rose to a record high after a neo-Nazi group called National Action in December became the first extreme Right-wing group to be banned as a terrorist organisation.The surge in far-right extremism led to a jump in the number of white people being arrested, up from 68 to 113.The Home Office released the...
Forbes by Lee Mathews It's not often that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security call out a nation behind a team of state-sponsored hackers for their activities. When there's a looming threat of further attacks by such a group, however, the public deserves a candid warning.You may have heard about the Lazarus Group before. Its name has been in the news several times in recent years, most notably in 2014 when it's believed the Group orchestrated a year-long hack of Sony Pictures. While the Group  most frequently hacks South Korean targets, it now appears that Lazarus has been launching attacks around the globe since as far back as 2009.In a US-CERT alert issued this week, the FBI and DHS detailed the existence of malware dubbed DeltaCharlie. Its purpose: to manage a massive botnet which is capable of launching crippling DDoS attacks. According to the alert, the Lazarus Group has...