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Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire, three stabbed in Australia terror attack

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE: A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in a rampage they called an act of terrorism. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, without providing any evidence. The utility truck carrying barbecue gas cylinders burned on busy Bourke Street just before the evening rush hour as the driver stabbed bystanders and attacked police. The…

Suspected terror attack injures pedestrians outside UK parliament

LONDON: A car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday, injuring a "number of pedestrians" yards from where five people were killed last year. Police said they had arrested the driver, in his 20s, and were holding him on suspicion of terrorist offences. "At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident," said Scotland Yard, adding that none of the injuries are believed to be "life-threatening". The silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of…

Man found guilty of fatal London mosque terror attack

LONDON: A British man who was “obsessed” with Muslims was found guilty on Thursday of murder and attempted murder after deliberately driving into a group of people outside a London mosque. Jurors found Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19, in a case that was prosecuted under an act of terrorism. Ten people were injured in the attack. Read More: May vows crackdown after van hits…

Police register FIR of terror attack on Fatehpur shrine in Balochistan

JHAL MAGSI: Police have registered a first information report (FIR) of a terror attack on Fatehpur shrine that killed 22 people, ARY News reported on Saturday. On Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Dargah Fatehpur in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, leaving at least 22 people dead and injuring 25 others. The FIR has been registered on the complaint of the SHO of the police station concerned against unidentified assailant. Terrorism-related charges have also been incorporated in the FIR. The…

Buckingham Palace ‘sword man’ charged with planning terror act

LONDON: A man arrested outside Queen Elizabeth II's Buckingham Palace residence for allegedly attacking police with a sword appeared in a London court on Thursday charged with a terror offence. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26, appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court wearing grey track top and bottoms, speaking to confirm his name, age and address. He is accused of "engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism", Scotland Yard said in a statement.…

17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’

BURKINA FASO: Seventeen people have been killed and eight injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck on Sunday evening and opened fire on customers seated outside. The government then launched a counter-assault, with gunfire heard into the night. “A terrorist attack at Istanbul restaurant on Ouagadougou's Kwame Nkrumah Avenue claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be…

Three assailants kill 6, injure over 40 in London ‘terror’ attacks

LONDON: Three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing six people in a “terror attack” in a popular nightlife hub in London before being shot dead by armed police. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party suspended campaigning for this week’s general election following Saturday night’s attack, which came less than a fortnight after 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester. As they rampaged through the bars around London Bridge, the…

Manchester terror attack: The victims

LONDON: At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come to pick up their children. Here is what we know so far about the victims of the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since the 2005 London bombings: 'Beautiful little girl' Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, a town in Lancashire, northwest England, is so far the youngest named victim. She attended the concert with her mother and older…

Manchester bombing: Britain to deploy ‘Armed Forces’ to prevent future attacks

LONDON: Soldiers were being deployed to key sites in Britain on Wednesday to prevent attacks after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following a suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. Prime Minister Theresa May announced late on Tuesday that the threat level was now considered "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent. Police had earlier named British-born Salman Abedi, 22, as the perpetrator of the bombing at the Manchester Arena indoor venue at the end of a…