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Terrorism

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Des Moines Register by Kevin Hardy An Iowa teenager was arrested Sunday on terrorism charges for posting photos of guns with a foreboding message about school on Snapchat.The Federal Bureau of Investigation notified the Jefferson Police Department of the photo on Snapchat, according to the city's police log. It showed eight long guns with the message: "Ready for school 7 can join me."Police traced the message to a 15-year-old boy in Jefferson. He quickly admitted to posting the photo, said Jefferson Police Captain Heath Enns. But it didn't appear that the teenager had any intention of taking the weapons to school, he said. "He was very forthcoming," Enns said. Police found eight firearms in his home: three BB guns; two single-shot, 12-gauge shotguns; a 50-caliber black powder rifle; a .22 rifle; and a 12-gauge pump shotgun. All eight firearms were removed from the home. Greene County Schools were notified about...
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By Clarion Project Clarion Project asks what can be done to stop children from carrying out terror attacks. This follows an interview with a former Islamic State member who says the next major ISIS attack will be carried out by a child in Europe.Listen to the podcast: https://clarionproject.org/ex-isis-man-next-big-attack-will-be-by-child-in-europe/...
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  CBS News AP LONDON -- The nerve agent Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer said Wednesday, adding that he cannot yet "guarantee" there are no traces of the lethal poison in southwestern England. Metropolitan Police Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu told residents of Amesbury Tuesday night that police are searching for the container that held the nerve agent believed to have poisoned two people on June 30. "I would love to be able to say that we have identified and caught the people responsible and how we are certain there are no traces of nerve agent left anywhere in Wiltshire," he said."But the brutal reality is that I cannot offer you any reassurance or guarantee at this time."He said there is so far no definitive forensic proof that the Novichok that poisoned 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45-year-old...

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

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France 24 PESHAWAR (PAKISTAN) (AFP) - The death toll in a suicide bombing at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan rose to 20 Wednesday as Taliban militants claimed responsibility, officials said, in the first major attack ahead of July 25 polls.A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Haroon Bilour, was among those killed in the attack in the city of Peshawar late Tuesday, officials have confirmed.The party has been targeted by Islamist militants in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban. The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman said there were security threats ahead of national elections."The death toll has risen to 20 and 63 others were wounded, out of whom 35 are still admitted in two Peshawar hospitals," Peshawar police chief Qazi Jameel told AFP. Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20180711-pakistan-election-rally-suicide-bomb-toll-climbs-20...
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Defense News By: Pierre Tran PARIS ― Greenpeace flew July 3 a light drone decked out in Superman gear, crashing the UAV into a nuclear power station near Lyon, central France, in a bid to show the atomic installation’s vulnerability.“The flight and crash of this drone showed how the airspace was not well protected,” the nongovernmental organization said in a statement. The operation aimed to show the lack of security of nuclear power stations, the NGO added.Greenpeace has conducted previous operations pointing up the vulnerability of French nuclear power stations, but this was the first time a drone was used to underline the ease of access in the airspace.Greenpeace operators flew two UAVs, one which followed and filmed the lead drone, which flew directly into the wall of a building storing spent uranium fuel.The operation showed the nuclear power stations were “easily accessible and extremely vulnerable to external attacks,” Greenpeace...