Seven members of a banned militant group with links to al Qaeda and the Taliban were arrested with explosives and narcotics over the weekend in Karachi, Pakistan, and their planned attacks were thwarted, authorities said. The group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf banned in 2001, was planning to conduct attacks in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, according to Police Chief Waseem Ahmad. The suspects were arrested in Karachi on Sunday
Noordin M. Top, one of Asia’s most wanted terrorism suspects and linked to several Indonesian bombings in the past decade, was killed Saturday, ending a six-year manhunt, two law enforcement sources tell CNN.
An attack on the social networking site Twitter shut the site down for about two hours on Thursday morning, causing headaches in the online community and glitches in other Web sites like Facebook.
A bomb discovered in an 18th floor room of a luxury hotel in Indonesia was armed and timed to detonate before two other fatal bombs exploded far below, police said Friday.
A bomb exploded at a major hotel Tuesday in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least five people, the city’s district coordination officer said. At least 25 others were wounded in the suspected attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel, according to Sahib Zada Muhammad Anis Khan. CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson, who has stayed at the hotel, said it is favored by diplomats and is next door to a police station and near a major army barracks
At least two suicide attackers killed 60 or more people Friday near a Shiite shrine in Baghdad, according to an official with Iraq’s Interior Ministry.
A 21-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, charged in connection with the murder of a police officer earlier this month, police said. The man, who was not named, is charged with withholding information in connection with the murder, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said