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# Terrorism

This year
Belgian court sentences eight over Brussels terror attack
The suicide bombings on 22 March, 2016 at Brussels’ main airport and on the metro system killed 32 people.
Uganda arrests 20 'collaborators' over horrific school massacre
42 people, including 37 school students, were hacked with machetes, shot and burned to death in their dormitories.
Death toll in Ugandan school terror attack hits 37
The Allied Democratic Forces are suspected of launching the attack.
Europol: Rise in arrests of dissident republicans and right-wing terror suspects in Ireland
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The figures are contained in Europol’s TE-SAT or the European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report which is compiled by the EU’s policing agency.
Special Criminal Court expert review to be published next month
A vote to extend laws that underpins the Special Criminal Court will take place before the summer recess.
Father of youngest victim of Manchester Arena bombing to sue MI5 for failing to stop tragedy
MI5′s director general, Ken McCallum, issued a public apology after an inquiry found that the attack might have been prevented if MI5 had acted on intelligence it had received.
Local MLA: 'There's a black cloud over Omagh today - one we'd hoped had gone forever'
The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan says the people of Omagh are shocked that such violence has once again visited them.
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
Bombing at church in Democratic Republic of Congo kills ten
The country’s communications ministry blamed the attack on a terrorist group linked to ISIS.
German police arrest Iranian man in chemical terror attack plot
German security services were tipped off to the suspect by the American FBI.
Iranian man held in Germany suspected of chemical terror plot
Cyanide and ricin had allegedly been obtained.
Last year
Paris shooting suspect to appear before judge
The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon killed three and left three injured.
French court jails suspects of 2016 Nice terror attack that killed 86 people
Over 450 people were injured during the four-minute rampage.
PSNI detectives arrest four men in connection with Strabane bomb attack
The incident happened on Thursday night.
At least four dead in Somalia hotel attack by Al-Qaeda-linked group
A booby-trapped car rammed the entrance of Hotel Tawakal this morning
Trial opens over 2016 Bastille Day truck massacre in Nice
86 people were killed and hundreds were wounded during the attack on France’s national day in 2016.
Europol: Four jihadist suspects among 14 terrorism arrests in Ireland last year
There was also one right-wing terror suspect and seven dissident republican or loyalist suspects.
Men convicted of involvement in 2015 terror attacks in Paris
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 130 people, when a team of jihadists laid siege to the French capital.
Islamic State fanatic Ali Harbi Ali found guilty of murder of Conservative MP David Amess
The 26-year-old will be sentenced on Wednesday
All time
Four people arrested following explosion outside Liverpool hospital released without charge
A motive is still unclear but the incident has been declared a terrorist attack.
Cordons in place in Liverpool as investigations continue into fatal car blast outside hospital
Three men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act.
Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess
Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness to pay tribute to the murdered MP.
France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.
Trial of accused 9/11 mastermind restarts, days before 20th anniversary
The accused have been locked up in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for nearly 15 years.
Secondary school pupils arrested over alleged Hong Kong terror plot
The arrests come after months of massive anti-government protests rocked the territory.
Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada
The family were out for a walk on 6 June when a truck driver ploughed into them on purpose, according to authorities.
Terrorist shot dead on London Bridge was 'lawfully killed', inquest finds
The 28-year-old was shot dead after he murdered two people and claimed to have a bomb.
Trudeau condemns ‘terrorist attack’ after four Muslims killed in Canada
Four members of a family died when a man drove a pick-up vehicle towards them.
London Bridge terror attack victims unlawfully killed, inquest jury rules
Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were fatally stabbed by Usman Khan at an offender educational event in 2019.
Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack
The suspect was taken to hospital after being shot in the leg by police.
US to announce new charges over 1988 Lockerbie bombing
The New York-bound flight exploded over the Scottish town in 1988.
Austria admits security failings leading up to deadly Vienna shooting rampage
Police detained 14 people in the wake of the shooting.
Gunman killed in Vienna terror attack had tried to join IS
Two men and two woman were killed in the attack yesterday evening.
UK raises terror threat level to ‘severe’ following Vienna attack
The Home Secretary Priti Patel said the escalation meant an attack was now ‘highly likely’.
Manhunt continues in France after shooting of Greek Orthodox priest
The priest remains in a critical condition.
Trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to begin in January 2022
Smith is charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.
Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole
Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and terrorism.
'He may never be released': Manchester Arena bomb plotter jailed for 55 years
Hashem Abedi is expected to die in jail after being handed 24 life sentences.
Serving probationary Metropolitan Police officer charged with terrorism offence
He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 August.
FBI says shooting at Texas naval air station was 'terrorism-related'
The shooting took place at 6.15am today. One person was injured and the gunman was killed.