Monday (8.7.17) 

  • US Africa Command confirmed that the July 30 “kinetic strike” killed an al Shabaab commander Ali Muhammad Hussein who led forces and conducted attacks in Mogadishu and the Banadir regions in southern Somalia for al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa.
  • An Australian man who was detained during raids to disrupt what authorities described as an ISIS-inspired plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight has been charged with weapons offences and released on bail, police said on Sunday. The man was one of four detained during raids by counter-terrorism police in suburbs in Sydney, Australia's largest city, a week ago.
  • Minnesota's governor called the bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis the previous day "an act of terrorism" during a visit to the site on Sunday. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, were called on Saturday at 5:05 a.m. local time about an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq mosque, after a bomb was thrown through the window of the imam's office while worshipers were gathered for morning prayers. No one was injured.
  • Terrorists attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday. Many details of the attack, including the identity of the terrorists, were not immediately clear.
  • Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 18 others in a church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday in an attack arising from a feud between members of the local community, officials said.
  • A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border, a local official and a military source said on Sunday. Another suicide bomb exploded in the town of Waza in north Cameroon on Saturday, but no casualties were reported other than the bomber, the sources said.
  • French prosecutors launched a terrorism investigation after a man wielding a knife and shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is great), tried to force his way in to the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday night, a judicial source said.
  • An explosives-laden car blew up in the center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring another, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the Islamist terrorist group Al Shabaab has launched frequent attacks in the city.

Tuesday (8.8.17) 

  • Pakistani security forces killed four Taliban terrorists in the eastern city of Lahore hours after a truck bomb killed one person and wounded 22, authorities said on Tuesday.
  • Two soldiers and six suspected al Qaeda attackers were killed and 10 soldiers wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber and gunmen tried to storm an army camp in southern Yemen, a local security official said.
  • Iranian security forces have broken up a group affiliated with ISIS which was planning attacks in religious centers in the country and trying to hide weapons in home appliances, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. The agency said the operation was conducted jointly with another country's agents and a total of 27 suspects were arrested. The agency did not name the other country.
  • ISIS may have fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries, a Lebanese security source said. It would mark the first use of those weapons by ISIS fighters there for several years, and comes as the Lebanese army prepares for an expected assault on their enclave.

Wednesday (8.9.17)

  • A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what officials identified as a suspected terrorist attack. Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said the driver was on the run and being sought, and an investigation was under way to determine "the motives and circumstances" for what she called a "cowardly act".
  • The Taliban released 235 villagers held after the terrorists captured a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, but the government faced growing pressure over why it had taken so long for security forces to arrive in the area.
  • A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani soldiers in an attack in the troubled northwest near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday, at least the second major attack since Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to power a week ago.
  • Tunisian armed forces killed two Islamist terrorists including a senior commander in a mountain raid near the western border with Algeria late on Tuesday, security sources said. Tunisian radio station Mosaique FM identified the commander as Mourad Chaieb, the Algerian leader of Okba Bin Nafaa, which is affiliated with al Qaeda's North African branch, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
  • Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 fishermen in raids on communities around Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, the governor of Borno state, residents and military sources said on Tuesday.
  • A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man on charges of attempting to murder an FBI agent and trying to provide support to ISIS, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. Nelash Das, 25, of Landover Hills, was arrested by federal agents in September 2016 as he was preparing to attack a U.S. military service member.
  • A Belgian bomb squad found no explosives after a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb in his car was stopped by police, Brussels prosecutors said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence he was plotting an attack.
  • An Egyptian policeman was killed on Tuesday in a clash with suspected Islamist gunmen in the southern province of Qena, security sources said. Police had raided mountainous areas after receiving information that terrorists loyal to ISIS were hiding there, the sources said. Two gunmen were killed before the exchange of fire that killed the policeman.

Thursday (8.10.17)

  • A Taliban commander who was targeted by the US military in an airstrike nearly a decade ago and who has links to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp – Qods Force remains a key player in the insurgency in central Afghanistan. The Taliban commander, known as Mullah Mustafa, was instrumental in the Taliban’s takeover of Taiwara district in Ghor province several weeks ago. 
  • French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack. The Algerian national is believed to be unknown to French intelligence services and had no criminal record, a police source said on Thursday.
  • Turkish authorities have detained a suspected ISIS terrorist of Russian origin after he allegedly planned to use a drone to bring down a U.S. plane at the Incirlik air base, Dogan News Agency said on Thursday.
  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol car on Wednesday that killed four Egyptian policemen in North Sinai, the terrorist group's AMAQ news agency said on Thursday.
  • Two Afghan women working for a security firm searching people entering Bagram air base near the Afghan capital Kabul were killed on Wednesday and two others wounded by unknown gunmen, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said he was checking the report.
  • ISIS issued a video on Wednesday threatening new attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran and calling on young Iranians to rise up and launch jihad in their country. Another portion of the video showed terrorists in black ski masks speaking out against Shi'ites in Arabic and threatening attacks against them in Iraq.