Orlando gay nightclub shooting: 50 killed, suspect is Omar Mateen
...FIFTY people are now known to have died in a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a state of emergency has been declared, the city’s mayor Buddy Dyer has said.
The gunman, named by officials as Omar Mateen, was killed after taking hostages...
...Chief Mina said that there was communication with the gunman during the hostage situation, but did not give details. The gunman reportedly identified himself. Moments before he opened fire, he called 911 and declared his allegiance to ISIS, reports NBC News. He also made reference to the Boston Bombers.
Family of policeman taken hostage near Paris
A CONVICTED jihadist claiming allegiance to Islamic State has stabbed to death a police commander and his partner at their home on the outskirts of Paris before being shot dead during a police raid...
...The attacker called out the same “God is Great” in Arabic as he stabbed the 42-year-old non-uniformed police commander nine times in the stomach at the front door of his house as he returned home from work at the nearby Les Mureaux station shortly before 9pm....
Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, called for a ban on assault weapons before declaring he would march in Washington DC on July 23 with other Muslim leaders to denounce the “cancer” of terrorism.
French police arrest Islamic extremist alleged to have been plotting attack on tourists in Carcasonne
A RADICALISED convert to Islam has been arrested in France for allegedly planning to attack American and Russian tourists at a popular medieval site.
News of the arrest came as the country reeled from yet another terror attack, after an extremist pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group killed a policeman and his partner at their home in the Paris suburb of Magnanville on Monday.
A judicial source said the 22-year-old suspect was arrested on Monday night in southern Carcassonne where he had gone to carry out “a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians”...
Dhaka firefight in Bangladesh restaurant: Gunmen and police in shootout
HEAVILY armed Bangladeshi commandos have stormed a Dhaka restaurant where suspected Islamist militants were holding dozens of people hostage after a deadly firefight with police, a security official said...
Vehicle crashes into crowd in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations
A TRUCK has ploughed into a crowd in Nice in a terrorist attack, killing at least 77 people and injuring 42, at Bastille Day celebrations.
Many of the dead were children, French President Francois Hollande said. He declared a state of emergency and said it could not be denied that the massacre was a “terrorist attack”.
The driver of the truck, a 31-year-old man of Tunisian origin, was shot dead after barrelling two kilometres through the crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies.
The gunman fired into the crowd after emerging from his vehicle. Police say a large cache of weapons was found in the back of the truck.
A second suspect is thought to have fled the scene and is believed to be on the run.
“An individual drove a truck into the crowd. He was killed by police,” said interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet...
French security chief warned the country was on ‘brink of civil war’
JUST months before an apparent attack in Nice, France’s most senior security chief delivered a chilling warning.
Patrick Calvar, head of the General Directorate for Internal Security, reportedly told a closed parliamentary commission in May that just one more major Islamist terror attack could lead to a right-wing backlash, and a confrontation between the extreme right and Muslims in France.
“We are on the brink of a civil war,” Mr Calvar reportedly said, according to French newspaper Le Figaro, noting that the clash could present a bigger threat than the terrorism itself.
Anti-Muslim sentiment appears to be on the rise in France and other areas of Europe where there has been an influx of refugees from Syria and a number of terrorist attacks linked to Islamic State.
“Europe is in great danger, extremism is growing everywhere,” Mr Calvar said.
“I think this confrontation is going to happen. One or two more attacks and it will take place. It is up to us to anticipate and stop all those groups who would trigger clashes.”...
IS claims German train axe attack, officials reject direct link to terror group
ISLAMIC State has released a propaganda video of what it claims is the teenager who carried out the German train axe attack under its name.
...The teenager, an Afghan refugee, was shot and killed by police after launching his attack on train passengers near the northern Bavarian town of Würzburg on Monday.
The teen was armed with an axe and knife when he stabbed passengers, which seriously injured four people...
The teenager reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) during the axe and knife attack...
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