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Irish police consider possible terror link to murder of Japanese man

A Japanese man has been stabbed to death in a series of attacks in Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland.

Irish police have said that terrorism is one line of enquiry.

An 18-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

Al Shabaab kills five Kenyan policemen

Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia, in raids by al Shabaab the Islamist militants from Somalia.

The group claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

Airstrikes kill 12 civilians in IS Syria holdout

Airstrikes on one of the last villages still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said on Monday.

Moroccan-Italian female foreign fighter arrested in Malpensa

A Moroccan-Italian woman who has been arrested by DIGOS anti-terrorism police.

The 35-year-old woman, named only by the initials R.M., reportedly went to Syria with her three small children for the love of an extremist from the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, whom she had met online.

She was arrested at Milan’s Malpensa airport on Dec. 23 on an international warrant from France, where the Italian father of her children lives and where he had reported her missing.

Danish police arrest man for planning terror in Copenhagen

Danish police have arrested a 30-year-old man who planned to carry out an attack in Copenhagen using knives and explosives.

He was a 30-year-old Syrian national known to Swedish intelligence as dangerous for his sympathies with the Islamic State group.

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.

 

 

Italy: Moroccan ready to ‘self immolate’ for ISIS

Genoa judge has issued a new arrest warrant for 29-year-old Nabil Benhamir, who has been in prison for months in relation to allegations of violence against his former partner.

Benhamir is suspected of being a “major figure” in ISIS who returned to Europe “with the aim of training other members of the Islamic State to produce and use explosives“, according to prosecutors.

UK: 4 men arrested on suspicion of plotting terror attacks

Officers from the north-east counter-terrorism Unit (Nectu) detained the men, who are suspected of having Islamist links, at their homes in Sheffield and Chesterfield.

All the men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Nigeria: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy

Four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria.

 

Forecasting terrorist attacks in December

The situation for terrorism in December:

Continental Europe (France, Holland, Germany, England, Belgium, the Baltic countries, Russia and the Nordic countries)

The Christmas holidays will be the biggest event of the year for the safety of the cities.

Almost all the jihadist websites are inciting to commit attacks and from the jihad point of view the major cities at risk remain Helsinki, Oslo, Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, St. Peterburg, Mosca, in particular the airports and the railway stations, the shopping centers and shopping streets, shopping centers, major events and shows.

Attacks in minor cities are not excluded.

Mediterranean basin and West Europe;

Almost all the major Spanish cities remain the main targets of Islamic jihad, as have been the cities of northern Morocco and Algeria for a few months now.

In Tunisia the tension remains high in the areas of the south of the country and on the border with Libya and Algeria while some areas of the city of Tunis are to be taken off limit (Ariana, Menza 7 / 8 ).

Italy, France, Greece and Spain will be affected by the resurgence of the FAI insurrectionary anarchy. In particular, attacks in Greece and Italy are feared.

The days at greatest risk will be from December 22nd to January 6th.