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Islamic Terrorists Murder 15 in Nigeria

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Islamic Terrorists Slaughter 15 in Nigeria The Daily Caller News Foundation At least 15 civilians were killed late Wednesday night in Nigeria after a suspected Boko Haram attack on several villages and one refugee camp near the city of Maiduguri in the country’s northeast.According to a report from Reuters, the attackers used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) during the attack, and some of the victims were found burned inside their homes. “The terrorists attacked and completely burned Bulaburin and Kofa villages and burnt half the Dalori 2 IDP (internally displaced persons) camp,” said Babakura Kolo, a civilian militia commander, according to a report from Al Jazeera. “They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire.”Witnesses told reporters that the killings were “indiscriminate,” and that the attackers “gunned down civilians” before looting the villages for food....
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE Dallas officers remove Kazakhstani man convicted of concealing evidence for Boston Marathon bombersDALLAS — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Kazakhstani man on Oct. 23 who was previously convicted for concealing criminal evidence for one of the Boston Marathon bombers.Dias Muratovich Kadyrbayev, 24, a citizen of Kazakhstan, was convicted June 2, 2015, of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice for removing and disposing of incriminatory items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room. Tsarnaev was later convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three innocent bystanders, and subsequently two police officers.Kadyrbayev’s crimes are considered aggravated felonies under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Kadyrbayev was sentenced to six years in federal prison at the Federal Correctional Institute in Big Spring, Texas (FCI Big Spring). Under federal law,...

Japan to reinforce counter-terrorism unit

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  NHK WORLD-JAPAN The Japanese government plans to reinforce its counter-terrorism unit within the Foreign Ministry to prepare for upcoming international events in the country.Japan is set to host the G20 summit and the Rugby World Cup next year, as well as the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.The government is planning to strengthen the structure of the intelligence unit that monitors international terrorism amid increasing concerns over terrorist and cyber attacks.The unit, which was set up 3 years ago, currently consists of about 90 members from the Foreign and Defense ministries, the National Police Agency and other government bodies.The members, who are dispatched to 17 diplomatic missions abroad, are exchanging information with the local security and intelligence agencies.Japanese officials say the unit's efforts led to the recent release of journalist Jumpei Yasuda who had been held by militants in Syria. Read more: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181030_20/...
Times of Israel TV report: Israel silent as Iran hit by computer virus more violent than StuxnetBy TOI staff    Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,” and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.The report came hours after Israel said its Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and two days after Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone had been bugged. It also follows a string of Israeli intelligence coups against Iran, including the extraction from Tehran in January by the Mossad of the contents of a vast archive documenting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and the detailing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN in...

Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico

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By Associated Press  Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico: 'Violent' group from Central America carrying BOMBS and guns defies a huge police presence to cross the border from Guatemala as Trump deploys 5,200 troops The second caravan making their way up through Central America have members armed with explosives Had gasoline bombs made of soft-drink bottles, and improvised PVC tubes to launch fireworks  Mexican federal police briefly blocked the migrants from crossing the Suchiate River on Monday But the migrants soon defied the law enforcement presence and broke through into Mexico   Many tried to swim or wade across to Mexico, some while carrying children Law enforcement avoided a second day of violence, a day after a confrontation left one migrant dead   The second migrant caravan, believed to be armed with bombs and guns, crossed into Mexico on Monday despite a huge police presence. Hundreds of migrants following in the footsteps...