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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Siege

This month
March 2023
# Ukraine
Ukraine says Russia is pursuing 'attempts to encircle' heavily contested city of Bakhmut
Bakhmut has been mostly reduced to rubble during the longest and bloodiest battle of the invasion.
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# media blackout
Explainer: How does a garda media blackout work in the age of social media?
Gardaí requested a media blackout during the Blanchardstown siege on Tuesday night but social media companies did not comply.
# West Dublin
'This is real life. This is tough': Garda chief praises bravery of two detectives shot during Blanchardstown siege
Two gardaí were shot by a man who barricaded himself inside his house in the Whitechapel area of Dublin 15.
Senior gardaí praised the efforts of the officers at a press conference overnight, writes Garreth MacNamee.
A media blackout was in place while a massive garda operation took place at Whitechapel in Blanchardstown.
One garda suffered gunshot injuries to his hand and foot while another also suffered injuries to his foot.
Two gardaí shot in hours-long siege at Blanchardstown house
Opinion: 'He was a local hero after Jadotville - but that's not how he remembers it'
Daughter of Tadgh Quinn, Helena Quinn recounts the effect the siege of Jadotville had on her father and welcomes recent moves to properly recognise the men of “A” Company.
# Arnaud Beltrame
'He gave his life for another': Policeman killed in supermarket siege was decorated for his bravery in Iraq
Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame offered himself as a hostage. He died this morning.
# Melbourne
'A terrorist attack': Man dies in shootout with Australian police following siege
Yacqub Khayre killed one person, and took another hostage in the attack.
# Siege
UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns
The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.
# Siege
Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?
Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.
# fight for justice
"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville
The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.
Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege
One officer is serious but stable, the others did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
# Afghanistan
Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege
At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.
# Charlie Hebdo
Man who hid under sink in Paris attacks slams media for 'revealing his location'
TV and radio stations revealed someone was hiding in the printing shop where two of the Charlie Hebdo attackers had taken refuge.
# Siege
Paris supermarket hostages sue French media for revealing hiding place
Images broadcast from the scene “lacked the most basic precautions” according to a lawyer for the group.
# Charlie Hebdo
Paris supermarket gunman buried in unmarked grave
Amedy Coulibaly’s body had been rejected by his home country of Mali.
# Sydney
Sydney siege victim was killed by police bullet
News reports in Australia said the 38-year-old was struck by a ricochet.
# Tragedy
'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes
Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.
# Siege
Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre
Six men were hanged at the weekend.
# sydney siege
Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'
An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.
# terror siege
Gunman dead, two other fatalities as police storm Sydney siege café
Seven hostages ran from the building — just seconds before police entered with stun grenades and live fire.
# ghent
Three gunmen in Belgian siege 'taken outside with their hands in the air'
The victim is understood to be safe and well.
# Backtrack
Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege
The company’s surge pricing model increases rates in the city by up to four times their usual cost.
# Siege
Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world
On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.
# besieged
Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege
It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.
# Iraq
Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad
They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.
# Sligo
Court for man who barricaded himself into parents' house
The incident took place at a house in Sligo on 28 December.
# Sligo
Gardaí exchange fire with man barricaded in parents’ house
The man has now been arrested and no one was injured in the incident.
# windy arbour
Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off
Gardaí were called to a road in a residential area of Windy Arbour after reports that shots had been fired.
# Pinhal Novo
Portugal restaurant siege ends with officer, gunman dead
Six others, including four police, were injured by explosions in the seven-hour ordeal.
# Westgate Mall
63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning
The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.
# Westgate Mall
Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack
Samantha Lewthwaite, who’s originally from Northern Ireland, is the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers. A Kenyan minister said last night that a “British woman” was believed to be among the attackers.
# Kenya
Troops 'in control' of Kenyan shopping mall after three-day bloodbath
The interior ministry said today that all hostages trapped by the militants are believed to have been freed.
# Kenya
Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall
As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.
# Bailieborough
Man arrested over Bailieborough death released from hospital for questioning
The man had been receiving medical attention at Cavan General Hospital.
# Bailieborough
Gardaí appeal for information on Bailieborough death
Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Drumbannon area of the County Cavan town yesterday after a woman’s body was found.
# Bailieborough
Woman dead and man arrested after Cavan siege
The town of Bailieborough was locked down yesterday evening after a shooting.
# Hostages
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
The Algerian PM said some of the hostages had been executed “with a bullet to the head” as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath.
# Algeria
'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal
Survivors of the four-day crisis say they were strapped to explosives while some describe finding bodies riddled with bullets, their heads half blown away by the impact.
# stand off
Man held four people hostage in Tipperary pharmacy
The stand-off ended after more than two hours when a Garda used a taser on the man.