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Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Chechenya

Posted in terrorist attacks with tags , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

DW-Welle:

A female suicide bomber blew herself up on Wednesday in an attack on a police car in the main street of Chechnya’s capital Grozny. News agencies reported that six people were wounded.

“The woman went up to a traffic police car in which there were several people and detonated her explosives,” Chechnya’s deputy health minister Rukman Bartiyev told the ITAR-TASS news agency. “The number of victims and wounded is being specified,” he added. The charred remains of the woman’s head and other body parts were found at the scene, the Interfax news agency reported.

FBI discovers AQ plot in Denver

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism, ideology, society, terrorist attacks with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

 

The FBI thinks it has uncovered a cross-state terror cell with Al-Qaeda links in Denver. Arrests were made in the case in New York. Apparently the suspect drove cross-country to Queens, New York with documents and bomb making plans. He allegedly met with some nefarious characters in New York. The FBI citing wiretaps, decided it was time to move in on the suspects.

Najibullah Zazi, 24, known as ‘Naji’ in his mosque, hails from eastern Afghanistan and is currently residing in Aurora. Apparently he remains under surveilance by FBI operatives, though he maintains his innocence. Fellow mosque members say that Zazi was apolitical and a devout Muslim.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security this week issued tips to ‘authorities’ nationwide for indicators of homemade bomb-makers using Hydorgen Peroxide-based explosives and warning them to be on the look-out for foul odors, people with chemical burns, and industrial sized fans. The warning coincided with the arrests and seizures in New York.

FBI says al-Qaeda cell in Denver

The accused, Zazi, has denied having something to do with AQ. Anyway, FBI has announced he was arrested when he allegedly was going to meet some more terrorists freedom fighters.

Experts consider that NYC underground is still very vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

European Counterterrorism chief warns about seriousness of Islamist threat

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , , , , on September 3, 2009 by admin

The threat of an Islamist terror attack is still serious and should not be underestimated, the bloc’s anti-terrorism coordinator warned Thursday. “It would be a mistake to believe that the threat level has decreased significantly,”

Gilles de Kerchove told a public hearing of the Interior and Economic Committee of the EU parliament. Introducing his annual report, de Kerchove stressed that the global economic and financial crisis had exacerbated the threat.

And he pointed to this month’s general election in Germany as a potential risk.

Another ETA weaponry cache discovered in France

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , , , on August 29, 2009 by admin

French police discover Eta terrorist weaponry cache

French police have discovered a cache of weaponry and explosive devices that are believed to have been used for terrorism by the Basque separatist group, Eta.

The weapons that were found in the Herault area of France included guns, explosives and detonators, and it is thought that this discovery will be a major blow to the Eta group.

Karzai’s links with Afghan Drug Warlords

Posted in society, violence with tags , , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

Today that debate will be even more fraught for a new administration, for the former defense minister, Marshal Muhammad Qasim Fahim, stands a strong chance of becoming the next vice president of Afghanistan.

In his bid for re-election, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has surrounded himself with checkered figures who could bring him votes: warlords suspected of war crimes, corruption and trafficking in the country’s lucrative poppy crop. But none is as influential as Marshal Fahim, his running mate, whose trajectory in and out of power, and American favor, says much about the struggle the United States has had in dealing with corruption in Afghanistan.