Terrorist attacks

Dutch police officers point their guns at a wounded 19-year-old man who was shot by police after stabbing two people in the central railway station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway station Friday as authorities in the Dutch capital reported that the suspect shot by police is an Afghan citizen. (AP Photo)
September 01, 2018 - 2:39 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the double stabbing Friday at Central Station...
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August 29, 2018 - 4:46 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Seven people were killed in a car bomb blast in a former stronghold of the Islamic State group in western Iraq, a security official said on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Qasem al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press the attacker drove a booby-trapped vehicle into a joint security checkpoint...
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French hooded police officers guard the area with other police officers after a knife attack Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Trappes, west of Paris. A man flagged by French authorities as a suspected radical killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday that was quickly claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 23, 2018 - 7:10 am
TRAPPES, France (AP) — A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday in a suburb of Paris. Police shot and killed the man soon afterward. Islamic State, which has a history of opportunistic claims, swiftly claimed...
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August 22, 2018 - 3:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A man allegedly stabbed two women to death in eastern Belgium on Wednesday, authorities said, in a knife attack that the local mayor said was not terror-related. Thierry Wimmer, the mayor of Plombieres, said that there were "several victims" after a knife-wielding man entered a...
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An MD 530F military helicopter targets a house where attackers are hiding in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The Taliban fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, said police official Jan Agha. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 21, 2018 - 2:15 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rockets slammed into the heart of the capital of Kabul on Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking a Muslim holiday, the latest in a series of brazen attacks that highlighted Afghanistan's deteriorating security. No injuries were reported from the...
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A body is taken on a stretcher by mortuary service members, outside a Police station following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 20, 2018 - 10:18 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A man pleaded to be let into a locked police station in Barcelona before dawn Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. Police shot him dead and the attack is being investigated for any links to terror, authorities said. Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-...
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August 20, 2018 - 9:47 am
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — The regional leader of Chechnya says several police officers have been wounded during attacks by Islamist militants. Ramzan Kadyrov said in a statement Monday that one militant launched a suicide attack in the regional capital Grozny, injuring several policemen. He said the...
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Catalan police officers stand guard at the entrance of a building during a raid, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 20, 2018 - 6:57 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Barcelona (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Barcelona police say they are treating a man's knife attack on officers at a city police station as a terrorist incident. Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-command of the Barcelona police, tells a news...
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August 17, 2018 - 3:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida's chief bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, who was behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit and other foiled aviation-related terror attacks, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Yemeni officials and a tribal leader said Friday. The killing of al-Asiri...
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A woman places a flower around a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, the day before to the anniversary of the attacks that took place here on Aug. 17, 2017 killing 16 people and injuring more than 120. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 17, 2018 - 5:58 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona on Friday marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from Spain intruded on the proceedings in the Catalan capital. Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia,...
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