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Twin car bombs kill dozens outside mosque in Benghazi

Twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding more than 30, officials said.

Capt Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and police forces in Benghazi, said the first explosion went off in the Salmani neighbourhood at around 8:20pm on Tuesday.

In what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to maximise casualties, the second bomb went off a half hour later as residents and medics gathered to evacuate the wounded.

Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

 

Terrorism in Melbourne

Dramatic video shows panic outside Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station as witnesses run to stop a smoking SUV after it crashed into Christmas crowds injuring more 20 and to help victims on the ground.

The video shows injured pedestrians lying on the road being treated by concerned passersby as they wait for paramedics to arrive.

Another video taken by an onlooker shows police restrained an irate man who appeared to be abusing the driver of a car who allegedly ploughed into pedestrians.

A car crashed into a crowd of people at Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station at 4.41pm.

 

 

Terror in Schiphol airport “Holland”

A man has been shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after he allegedly threatened to use a knife.

Dutch military police confirmed that the “situation is safe” and the suspect has been detained and removed from the scene.

Somalia: 17 police officers killed in suicide bomber attack

A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu this morning and killed at least 17 officers.

The militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Death Toll Rises to 184 in Attack on Mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai

Militants killed 184 people at a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said.

It was one of the deadliest attacks in the region’s Islamist insurgency.

No group claimed immediate responsibility, but since 2014 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the north of the mainly desert Sinai, where militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers.

State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish.

State television and the official news agency MENA reported that 184 people had been killed. Another 125 were wounded, according to state media.

 

 

Nigeria: mosque suicide blast kills at least 50

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in North-East Nigeria on Tuesday.

This was the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

 

 

Nigeria violence: Suicide bombers kill 10 in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri,  the home of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency.

The attackers, who included women, detonated their explosives in the Muna district, police said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

However, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram continues to carry out suicide attacks in Maiduguri and elsewhere.

The group often uses female or child bombers, some who had been abducted.

Vatican City, Jihadi attack in december

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa’ Media Foundation published a poster depicting a vehicular attack on the Vatican on Christmas.

Terror Plot in Sydney

Five jailed over Terror Plot in Sydney.

Four men and a teenager have been jailed in Australia over a plot to carry out a terror attack in Sydney.

They are guilty to conspiring to commit a terrorist attack.

The plot had included discussions about targeting an Australian Federal Police building in Sydney and a jail in nearby Lithgow, a court heard.