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Hackers tried to cause Saudi Arabian petrochemical plant blast: NYT

RIYADH: Cyber-attackers tried to trigger a deadly explosion at a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in August and failed only because of a code glitch, The New York Times reported. Investigators declined to identify the suspected attackers, but people interviewed by the newspaper unanimously said that it most likely aimed to cause a blast that would have guaranteed casualties. A bug in the attackers' code accidentally shut down the system instead, according to the report. The cyber-attack -- which could signal…

London Bridge attackers had tried to hire 7.5 tonne truck: police

LONDON:┬áThe three militants who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne truck, the head of the UK capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday. Commander Dean Haydon also revealed that the men had a stockpile of petrol bombs in the back of their van and carried out their deadly attack with pink ceramic knives. The discoveries, especially of the plan to hire a truck, suggested more could have been killed.…

Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: ┬áTheir backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters attacked Pakistan's biggest airport in what they clearly expected to be a protracted siege. Seven fighters were shot dead by Pakistani forces after five hours of intense gunfire at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport. Three died after detonating their suicide-bomb vests. The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack in response to air strikes in their strongholds near the Afghan border and suggested their…