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Bomb attacks target police in northern Colombia

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | A rash of bombings hit police stations in northern Colombia over the weekend, killing seven police and injuring dozens more in what authorities said appeared to be the work of drug gangs. The attacks began early Saturday in the city of Barranquilla, where five police officers …

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Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda. Representatives from the giant social network travelled to The Hague for Thursday’s unprecedented …

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THIS WEEK: Deadly attacks in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi

THIS WEEK: Deadly attacks in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has pitched camp in Bukomansimbi district over a spate of deadly attacks that have so far claimed five lives. Those killed include Denis Ssebugwawo Lumala, a retired police officer who was hacked …

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Britain thwarts plot to kill May: reports

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Two men have been charged with a plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May and a court hearing on the case is expected on Wednesday, British media reported. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, planned to blow up security barriers outside …

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THIS WEEK: Kasese marks a year after deadly attacks

THIS WEEK: Kasese marks a year after deadly attacks Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere is still under house arrest in Kampala, one year later after the army raided his palace in Kasese leaving more than a hundred dead, others injured and some in …

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Trump calls for death penalty for NY attacker

New York, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump called Thursday for the man charged over the New York truck attack to be executed, as a picture emerged of an Islamic State group sympathizer radicalized after struggling with life in America. Trump had said he was considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, …

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