UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

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Al Jazeera reported the following: Minister Amber Rudd calls messaging encryption ‘unacceptable’ Analysts say end-to-end encrypted messages can only be decoded by recipients The British government has said its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp to prevent violent crimes. UK media reports have suggested that the man behind an attack in London last week … Read More

Terror Chief Max Hill warns risk of attacks in Britain is highest since dark days of IRA

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The Telegraph reported today: Max Hill said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” on a scale similar to those perpetrated by the IRA 40 years ago. He told The Sunday Telegraph that Islamists were targeting UK cities and said there was an “enormous ongoing risk which none of us can ignore”. … Read More

Boko Haram Attack on Nigerian Air force Helicopter, Maiduguri – 15 February 2017

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On 15 February 2017, a Nigerian Mi-17 helicopter was shot by suspected Boko Haram fighters. No causalities were reported, with an airman sustaining a bullet wound. The helicopter was transporting personnel on a medical outreach programme at Gwoza. According to the Nigerian Military, the pilot was able to fly the helicopter safely to and from its destination to enable the outreach programme … Read More

Islamic State in Kenya

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The Islamic State in Kenya expanding footprint shows a concerning risk progression, with self-directed attacks likely to increase during the next 6 to 12 months. Though it is not expected that the IS threat will exceed presence and capacity of al-Shabaab, rivalry between the two groups in Kenya’s border areas are set to complicate counter extremist operations. Ultimately contest between the … Read More

Bomb blast hits central Bogotá, Columbia

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Spotted an article in Financial Times –  February 19, 2017   Fears that Farc peace deal may not have ended residual conflict from 50-year civil war A bomb rattled a residential area of central Bogotá on Sunday, injuring at least 30 people, most of them policemen. Fears that a peace deal with Colombia’s largest rebel group may have left residual … Read More

Dominician Republic Radio Hosts killed during Facebook Live Broadcast

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As followers of Luis Manuel Medina’s Facebook Live video watched another of his radio monologues on Tuesday, two loud bangs rang out. Viewers heard a woman yell. They then watched Medina look up from his microphone, his eyes tracking something off-camera. The video abruptly ends. Medina, along with his radio co-worker Leonidas Martinez, were shot and killed Tuesday while hosting … Read More

US Puts Sanctions on Alleged Al Qaeda Financiers

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The Al Omgy Exchange has been used by Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch since at least December 2013, Treasury said. The branch holds accounts …   US, UAE Sanction Financial Backers of Al–Qaeda Branch in Gulf States – Treasury – Sputnik International US Treasury blacklists Yemeni business over support for al–Qaeda – Press TV Yemeni Money Exchange, Owners Sanctioned for Aiding … Read More

Al Qaeda suspect gunned down in Khushab ‘encounter’

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Al-Qaeda-Linked Group Broadcasts Video of Kidnapped Romanian in Burkina Faso NOUAKCHOTT – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb terrorist group released a video on Monday night showing Romanian hostage Alian Guingot, who was kidnapped in April 2015 in Burkina Faso, in which he says he is in good health and asks for help from the government of his country.The video was … Read More