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Terrorism

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PJ Media By Patrick Poole To close out 2018, three people have been stabbed at the Manchester Victoria train station in the UK in an apparent act of terrorism.The train station where the stabbings occurred is directly beside the Manchester arena where a suicide bomber killed 22 in May 2017.The attack took place at around 9:00 p.m. local time.The BBC reports:    Three people - including a police officer - have been stabbed by a man wielding a knife at Manchester Victoria railway station.    A man and woman were taken to hospital with knife injuries after the attack at about 20:50 GMT, British Transport Police (BTP) said. Their conditions are not known.    It said one of its officers suffered a stab wound to the shoulder.    A man has been arrested and the station is shut.    Officers remain at the scene.    The New Year celebrations went ahead in the city centre. Read...
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News !2 Long Island NEW YORK - Streets around Times Square have been shut down as officials prepare for big crowds.   Security is expected to be tight for the ball drop with an NYPD drone keeping watch overhead the expected 1 million people in Manhattan for the event.   "That's going to give us a visual aid and a flexibility of being able to move a camera to a certain spot with great rapidity throughout a tremendous crowd,” says NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller.   More than 7,000 officers will be on duty, with bomb-sniffing dogs and sand-filled sanitation trucks blocking streets.   Police say there are no specific, credible threats to the Times Square celebration.   Despite the forecast for rain, umbrella and backpacks will not be allowed.   This year, the nearly 12,000 pound sphere made up of more than 2,600 crystal triangles and lit up by...
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BBC News Australian police have arrested a man they allege was planning to carry out a terror attack during New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne.Ali Khalif Shire Ali, 20, will be charged with terrorism offences that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, authorities said.Police allege he had planned to shoot people with an automatic gun at Federation Square in the city's centre.There is no ongoing threat to the public, police said.Last year, about 500,000 people celebrated New Year's Eve in Melbourne's city centre.Authorities said Mr Ali was born in Australia to Somali parents and had been monitored by police as a "person of interest" since January.They said he had not obtained an automatic weapon before his arrest in Werribee, a Melbourne suburb, on Monday. Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42146664...
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DAWN by Imtiaz Ali KARACHI: Police on Sunday claimed to have foiled a major terrorism plot by defusing a seven-kilogram bomb planted in a motorbike in the old Subzi Mandi area.Acting on a tip-off provided by an ‘informer’, contingents of police conducted a raid early on Sunday morning in Kernal Basti at old Subzi Mandi, where they came under a gun-and-grenade attack, but no one was wounded in the assault. The police detained seven suspects.The police seized three hand grenades from the spot besides a motorbike which was rigged with electric wires, triggering suspicion in the law enforcers, said Karachi East SSP Azfar Mahesar.The Bomb Disposal Squad was called in, who defused an explosive device attached to the motorbike. Mr Mahesar said that the bomb weighed around seven kilograms containing nuts and bolts. It was attached to a remote control device. Regarding the motorbike, the officer said that it was...
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Satellite Images Show ‘Completely Destroyed’ Iranian Rocket Storage Site Near Syrian Capital After Reported Israeli Strikes the algemeiner Satellite images published on Thursday show the damage caused by reported Israeli air strikes in Syria earlier this week.The photos — taken by ImageSat International (ISI) — reveal what is described as a “completely destroyed” Iranian Fajr-5 rocket storage facility, located on Syrian military base west of Damascus.Russia on Wednesday accused Israel of committing a “gross violation” of Syria’s sovereignty.Speaking at a graduation ceremony for new air force pilots on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We are not prepared to accept the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria which is directed against us. We will act against it vigorously and continuously, including during the current period.” Read more: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/12/27/satellite-images-show-completely-destroyed-iranian-rocket-storage-site-near-syrian-capital-after-reported-israeli-strikes/...