Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman just confirmed that the Kremlin indeed was looking at a ‘terrorist related incident’ for the explosion that killed 18 (so far) and left 70 wounded in a school in Kerch this morning. The city is located in the Crimean province which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
A man threw a Molotov cocktail into a crowded McDonald’s restaurant before taking a woman hostage in the German city of Cologne’s main railway station in what police said may have been a failed terror attack.
Sir Craig Mackey, now Deputy Commissioner under Cressida Dick, had been on his way out of the Palace of Westminster following a meeting with Brandon Lewis MP — now Chairman of the Conservative Party, then Minister of State for Policing — when Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians near the iconic building and then attacked police officer Keith Palmer with two carving knives.
German police arrested an Afghan teenage asylum seeker after he stabbed three people in a small southwestern town. In a stunning turn of events, he was in the end apprehended by the local mayor who was passing by and who was able to reason with the attacker to put down the knife.
Unlike other attacks targeting crowded public areas, there was no immediate indication of why Hussain carried out his July 22 attack. He made no statements during the attacks, and apparently police have found no evidence that suggests a motive. This uncertainty has created understandable public concern.
The Sudanese-origin male came to Britain after spending two years in Libya, and was granted asylum by the British government. Just weeks before what police are treating as an attempted terror attack, Khater was granted full British citizenship, according to sources quoted by the British Times newspaper.