• Afghan police shot dead a suicide bomber on Monday as he was apparently preparing to attack an outdoor blood donor facility in a busy area of central Kabul, officials said. Apart from the bomber, no casualties were reported and there was no claim of responsibility.
  • An Iraqi parliamentary candidate was shot dead late on Sunday in his home near the city of Mosul, a family member and a security official said, less than a week before elections. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting, but security officials disputed that claim and said they were treating it as a political killing.
  • An explosion at a mosque used as a voting center in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed at least 17 people and wounded 34, local officials said, in the latest attack on preparations for long-delayed parliamentary elections. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.
  • Sixteen women who went to Syria to join ISIS have been jailed in Iran, a Tehran prosecutor said on Sunday. The women were also ordered to pay back any money they had received from the Sunni Muslim jihadist group.
  • The Iraqi air force carried out a new strike on an ISIS position inside Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said in a statement on Sunday. The strike targeted a position used by the commanders of the group, south of the town of Deshaisha, the statement said. “The position was completely destroyed,” it said.
  • At least 45 people died in an attack on a village in northern Nigeria, a police official stated on Sunday, the latest in a string of incidents underscoring insecurity in parts of the country. It was not immediately clear why the Gwaska village in the northern state of Kaduna was attacked on Saturday.
  • At least 31 Taliban terrorists were killed by Afghan security forces backed by U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province, as the Afghan army battled to protect a key highway, officials said on Saturday. In a separate incident, two terrorists were killed when explosives went off on a highway in Ghazni.
  • An explosion in Gaza killed six Hamas terrorists on Saturday, the group said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment. Israel and the West designate Hamas as a terrorist organization.
  • Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had detained five members of an ISIS cell planning attacks in several regions and had seized an array of weapons, according to Russian news agencies. The FSB on Friday did not reveal the identities of the detained or provide details on when or where the attacks were meant to take place.
  • Afghan forces recaptured the Kohistan district in the remote northern province of Badakhshan only two days after it fell to the Taliban. A spokesman for the Afghan ministry of defense claimed that the Taliban “suffered heavy casualties during the offensive,” however, no estimate of Taliban casualties was given.
  • Australia announced plans in its annual budget on Tuesday to spend nearly $300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened fears of lone wolf terror attacks. Australia, a staunch ally of the United States, has been on high alert for several years for attacks by home-grown terrorists returning from fighting in the Middle East or their supporters.
  • Two people were killed and four wounded in a car bombing at a checkpoint west of Libya’s biggest oil ports on Tuesday, a senior security official said. Islamist terrorists have staged several attacks targeting security forces at checkpoints in the area in recent months.
  • Nigeria’s military said on Monday it had helped to rescue more than 1,000 people held by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in the northeast of the country. It said the hostages consisted mainly of women and children, as well as some young men who had forced to fight for the group.
  • Al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab has killed nine Kenyan soldiers in Somalia, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday. The president’s office offered no other details on the incident that led to the soldiers’ deaths.
  • ISIS is conducting a campaign of terror against elections in several countries. Thus far, they have claimed operations targeting election facilities, candidates and officials in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Additionally, the so-called caliphate’s propagandists have released threatening infographics and messages intended to intimidate anyone who dares to defy its anti-electoral commandment.
  • Islamist terrorist prisoners have killed five members of an elite Indonesian counter-terrorism force at a high-security jail and were holding one of them hostage on Wednesday, police said. One convicted terrorist had also been killed in clashes at the jail in Depok, on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, national police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said.
  • Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. At least four blasts were heard in the city center, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
  • Al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab stoned to death on Wednesday a woman it accused of having multiple husbands, residents of a town in the south of the country said. Al Shabaab is fighting to impose its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law in Somalia. Courts set up by the terrorists do not allow legal representation or appeals.
  • Terrorists set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest in a spate of violence to rock the city. ISIS claimed responsibility for one of the three blasts on its Amaq new agency but many officials doubt the group has the capacity to mount such complex attacks.
  • The Taliban successfully overran the district of Tala Wa Barfak in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan on Tuesday. Two other Afghan districts have been seized by the Taliban in the past two weeks, and several more have been threatened.
  • An al Qaeda affiliate threatened attacks on Western companies’ operations across North and West Africa on Tuesday, calling them “legitimate targets” and urging Muslims to boycott them. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has launched raids on installations in the past, in particular in Algeria where it carried out a major assault on a gas plant in 2013 that killed dozens of worker
  • Over the last month, ISIS has conducted several assassinations inside Somalia, representing an increase in the number of attacks emanating from its fledgling East African affiliate. So far in 2018, ISIS has conducted at least 13 attacks inside Somalia. That number is set to outpace both last year and 2016.
  • Iraqi agents are holding a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap, a security advisor to the Iraqi government said on Thursday. Ismail al-Eithawi, who also uses the alias Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, was captured in February in Turkey by Turkish authorities and handed over to Iraqi agents, Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi stated.
  • Italian anti-terrorism police said on Thursday they had dismantled a network of Syrians and Moroccans suspected of funneling money to support Islamist terrorists in the Middle East. Police have served 14 arrest warrants issued by magistrates in northern Italy and on the island of Sardinia, they said in a statement. It was not clear how many people had been detained so far in the operation.
  • A suspected terrorist attack took place outside of Jerusalem in Israel on Thursday. Three injuries have been reported on the scene and security forces were searching for the terrorist.
  • A bomb targeting soldiers in southern Somalia killed seven on Thursday, a government official said, the second such incident in two days. An explosion killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia, police and residents said, and al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, al Shabaab said it was behind the blast.
  • South Africa’s elite police unit has taken over the investigation of a mosque attack near Durban which killed one person because “extremism” is suspected as a possible motive, an official said on Friday. Africa’s most industrialized country is seldom associated with the Islamist terrorism seen in other parts of the continent.
  • A bomb blast ripped through a bus terminal in a Pakistani region bordering Afghanistan on Friday, killing one policeman and wounding 13, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The device, apparently rigged to a motorcycle, exploded when a police patrol passed by the bus terminal in the northwestern city of Kohat, said police official Nauman Khan.
  • Taliban fighters attacked Afghan bases in the western province of Farah, killing more than 30 police, officials said on Friday, as the terrorists stepped up their offensive in a region with vital opium smuggling routes into neighboring Iran.
  • The United Arab Emirates has placed nine Iranian people and entities on its list of terrorists and terrorist organizations for suspected connections with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards after the United States did the same, reports revealed on Thursday. It did not specify whether any of the people or entities had any link to the UAE.
  • A teenage girl plotted a gun and grenade attack at the British Museum after her attempts to become a jihadi bride were thwarted, a British court heard on Thursday. Safaa Boular was 17 when she allegedly decided to be a "martyr" after her ISIS terrorist fiancé was killed in Syria. She now denies two counts of preparing acts of terrorism.