A man armed with a knife attacked people inside a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert status to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
The attack in Mediterranean city of Nice was the third in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher. It comes during a growing furor over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were republished in recent months by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — renewing vociferous debate in France and the Muslim world over the depictions that Muslims consider offensive but are protected by French free speech laws. Read More
Several people were stabbed Friday near the London Bridge in England and police shot the suspect dead, according to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu. Read More
UPDATE: CNN reported at 5:35 p.m. ET that the death toll in today’s terror attack in New York City has risen to eight: The suspect in the Manhattan truck attack, a 29-year-old man, crashed his truck and then was shot by police in the abdomen, New York Police Commissioner… Read More
Armed police officers responded to three incidents near the London Bridge in Central London after reports Saturday that a white van veered off the road and slammed into a group of pedestrians in apparent terror attacks. Eyewitnesses say they saw the white van careen off the road before striking and… Read More