The lead suspect in Monday's deadly truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, Anis Amri, has been tied to a notorious group of local ISIS-linked men led by a man named Abu Walaa. Walaa was arrested in November along with four others accused of operating an ISIS recruitment network. A 22-year-old defector from the terrorist group has said that Abu Walaa was ISIS' top recruiter in Germany.
Nice and fifteen other cities in France have banned burkinis, swimsuits some Muslim women wear that cover their bodies to the same extent as a burqa. French authorities have justified the ban by saying that the clothing poses a threat to the nation’s secular culture, particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice. Disturbing photos surfaced over the weekend of a woman on a beach in Nice being forced remove her clothing by armed police.
It's taken 4 years before the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 could be sent to the gallows and President Pranab's tough call has stunned Pakistan from where terror was unleashed. As Pakistan stood completely stunned as the announcement was made this morning the LeT which trained, sheltered and unleashed the 26/11 mayhem proved what India has been saying all along by terming the terrorist a martyr. Even the Pakistani Taliban expressed 'shock' over India's execution of the Mumbai attacker.
On Sunday, Reuters reported that an Islamist attack on a hotel in Somalia's capital, ended after 29 people were killed during a siege that lasted nearly 12 hours. The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out deadly assaults in the heart of the Somali capital. Just two weeks ago, twin bombings in Mogadishu killed more than 350 people, the worst attacks in the country’s history. The Islamist militants al Shabaab claimed responsibility for this weekend’s attack.
French President Emmanuel Macron paid homage Monday to families and survivors of France's deadliest terror attack in Paris, which occurred two years ago. 130 people died and more than 35 were wounded in the attack by ISIS extremists on November 13, 2015. Machine guns and explosive devices were used in several locations throughout Paris, including the Bataclan theater where the US rock group Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show.
A concert in the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands was canceled Wednesday after police stopped a van while acting on a terrorism tip from Spanish authorities. Officers detained the male driver of the van, which had Spanish plates, and glass bottles were found inside the vehicle. The concert venue, The Maassilo, had planned to host California-based band, the Allah -Lahs. The band released a statement, saying, "The band is unharmed and are very grateful to the Rotterdam Police and other responsible agencies for detecting the potential threat before anyone was hurt.We are unable to comment any further at this time."
Pakistani officials have provided an anti-terrorism court with details of training received by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks' perpetrators, including alleged mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi at Lashkar-e-Toiba camps. But, Lakhvi's counsel has claimed that all the accounts provided to the court are fabricated. Now the question has been raised whether after four long years Pakistan will take action or continue to turn its back to this mountain of evidence. The seven Pakistani suspects have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166 people.
BJP today (Nov 21) welcomed the hanging of 26/11 attack convict Ajmal Kasab but emphasised that his handlers across the border in Pakistan should also be brought to justice. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the law has taken its own course in the case. Kasav, the sole surviving terrorist from the 26/11 terrorattack, was hanged to death today at the Yerawada Jail in Pune at 7.30 am.
In 2015, the official account for Paris Las Vegas tweeted out a photo in support of the victims of the Paris terror attacks. After Sunday night's shooting in Las Vegas, the city of Paris returned the favor. The tower went dark both in tribute of the 58 victims of Sunday night's shooting Las Vegas, but also in memory of two women who were killed in a knife attack at a train station in the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday.
Watch online Eight terrorists dead after Paris attacks kill more than 120 people – live updates _ World news. Watch online Paris Terror Attacks Video, Leak video Paris Terror Attacks 2015, French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris. The footage was the dramatic climax to a siege which started shortly after 9pm when five or six gunmen are reported to have stormed the building, spraying bullets and 'shooting people one by one'. Up to 100 others were held hostage during a tense few hours as French authorities struggled to cope with a reported six separate attacks on the city.
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The lawyer for Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam says Abdeslam, who is still in Belgium, wants to leave for France "as quickly as possible" and will not fight extradition. Attorney Sven Mary said on Saturday that any hasty extradition to France would be motivated by a sense of guilt because the attacks were coordinated in Belgium. This is a reversal from his previous legal battle. After his arrest on Friday, the lawyers defending 26-year-old Abdeslam, a French citizen who grew up in Brussels, had started a legal fight to prevent his extradition to France. The French president and families of the 130 victims killed in the Nov. 13 attacks want him to stand trial after being on the run for four months.
He was the lone terrorist who was caught alive for waging a war against India and taking close to 160 innocent lives. Ajmal Kasab was hanged at Pune's Yerwada jail on November 21. While his remains were buried inside the premises of the jail his crime was caught on camera and his chilling confession recorded on tape. His death brings some closure to the families of the victims of his brutal crime.
On Friday, Sting announced that he will reopen the Paris music venue where ISIS-linked attackers killed 90 concertgoers last year. Sting's concert on Nov. 12 comes the day before the anniversary of the attacks and will be the first time the venue has opened its doors since. The Bataclan music theater bore the brunt of the city-wide attacks on Nov. 13 in which 130 people were killed. Tickets go on sale Nov.