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by Inhomelandsecurity.com KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A pair of near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings struck the Afghan capital on Wednesday, targeting a police station and offices of the country’s intelligence agency and killing at least one person, officials said. In the police station attack, a suicide car bomber rammed his car into the gates of the station in western Kabul. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the explosion was followed by a gunbattle between police and an unknown number of attackers. In the second attack, a bomber on foot detonated his explosives outside offices of the intelligence service in eastern Kabul. Mohibullah Zeer, a health ministry official, said one person was killed and at least 37 were wounded in the twin attacks. In a message to media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for both attacks. It was not immediately clear how many gunmen were involved in the...
Overwhelmed by refugees about whom they know nothing, Euro police increasingly rely on American intelligence. Is there an alternative? BY CounterJihad  The New York Times has a story highlighting the problems facing European police agencies.  It turns on a particular case out of Germany, one in which a refugee turned terrorist without the European police having any idea.  Fortunately, American intelligence tipped them to the terrorist in question before he could stage the attack he was planning.  German attempts to arrest him failed, however, and he escaped back into the flood of Syrian refugees.  Only when other refugees turned him in were they able to capture him. And then, before they could interrogate him for any intelligence, he hung himself. The takeaway for the Times is that the Europeans are too reliant on American capacities. [A] series of [attacks] in Germany, France and elsewhere has exposed the lack of knowledge about...
The group has launched a major influence campaign to prevent Congress from designating the Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.   By Ryan Mauro   A senior Muslim Brotherhood official in Sudan told an Arab newspaper* that the group’s international leadership has launched a major PR campaign to influence the U.S. media and members of Congress to oppose the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The Brotherhood official predicted that the group would not be designated by the Trump Administration and that the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act introduced into Congress would fail. He claimed that his organization had made contact with governmental officials and members of Congress and convinced them that the Brotherhood is opposed to terrorism, even though the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing—Hamas—is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department. The author of the article reports that, according to sources within...
Sky News By Alex Rossi, Middle East Correspondent A former Tunisian extremist has warned the country could face more terror attacks, from radicals returning from Iraq, Syria and Libya. Islamic State and other extremist groups are losing territory in those countries where thousands of Tunisians went to fight. The greatest concern for the authorities is the turmoil in Libya. The chaos from that broken state has already spilt over Tunisia's borders and intelligence officials fear it could get worse if the civil war in Libya is not brought to an end. Last year in March, the border town of Ben Gardane erupted in gunfire as IS militants tried to take control. Tunisia's security forces managed to contain the threat but it was a worrying development. Many of the extremists had been trained in Libya. One of them is former jihadi, Abu Mohammed, who was trained there in 2012 by al...
JIHADI teenagers who went on to blow themselves up for the Islamic State told their parents they were excited for virgins in the afterlife, haunting letters have revealed. By Zoie O'Brien - Express The boys, some just children, told their parents they were set on sacrificing themselves for the abhorrent terror regime.  Notes were found in Mosul as Iraqi forces have begun taking back ground from the terrorists. Chilling letters revealed the inner thoughts of the jihadis, who had been promised 72 virgins in the afterlife. Alaa Abd al-Akeedi, wrote: "My dear family, please forgive me.  “Don't be sad and don't wear the black clothes (of mourning). "I asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 virgins in paradise." No older than 16, Akeedi was trained to wage jihad by terrorists. He is just one of scores of boys...