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Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS groupPARIS (AP) — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group.



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Israeli officers kill suspected Palestinian attacker: police

Israeli officers kill suspected Palestinian attacker: policeIsraeli police shot and killed a Palestinian driver who they said tried to ram his vehicle into a group of officers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the man’s death, but gave no further details of the incident near the city of Hebron. “A suspect Palestinian drove his vehicle at a security vehicle and them attempted to drive into border police officers who were securing the area.



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Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attackerWitnesses told investigators the assailant cried out “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greater) as he launched his attack on the market, the Paris prosecutor said. The prosecutor, Remy Heitz, also suggested the suspect may have chosen his target for its religious symbolism. “Considering the target, his way of operating, his profile and the testimonies of those who heard him yell ‘Allahu Akbar’, the anti-terrorist police has been called into action,” Heitz told a news conference.



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Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian attacker

Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian attackerFootage distributed by the military showed an armoured bulldozer tearing into the one-storey structure in the village of Kauber, north of the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Mohammed Tareq Ibraham Dar Youssef, 17, broke into the settlement of Adam on July 26, and stabbed three people, killing Yotam Ovadia, 31. Dar Youssef’s uncle, Khaled Abu Ayyoush, said the youth’s parents, two brothers and two sisters had lived in the house razed in the night-time operation.



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Israel destroys West Bank home of Palestinian attacker: army

Israel destroys West Bank home of Palestinian attacker: armyIsraeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly knife attack in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said Tuesday. Minor clashes broke out between Palestinians opposed to the raid and soldiers in the West Bank during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the military and witnesses said.



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How to Fight Off an Attacker While Jogging

How to Fight Off an Attacker While JoggingSecurity expert Steve Kardian gave Inside Edition some tips on how to stay safe while out for a run.



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Terror cops seek ID of Paris knife attacker

Terror cops seek ID of Paris knife attackerFrench investigators scrambled Sunday to identify a knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in a suspected terror attack that brought panic once more to the streets of Paris. An assailant shouting “Allahu akbar” was shot dead by police in central Paris late Saturday, minutes after he attacked people near the city’s main opera house — an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were brimming on a weekend night. Witnesses described scenes of panic as Parisians realised another potential terror attack was underway in a country already reeling from a string of jihadist assaults in the last three years that have killed more than 245 people.



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Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems – minister

Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems - ministerBy Elke Ahlswede MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) – The man who drove a camper van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the German city of Muenster on Saturday acted alone and appears to have had mental health problems, the regional interior minister said on Sunday. The man killed two people when he ploughed the vehicle into people seated at tables outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl eatery, a popular destination for tourists in the old town of the university city in western Germany. “We now know it was in all likelihood a lone perpetrator, a German,” Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, home to Muenster, told reporters.



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Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery

Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mysteryBERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities searched the Vienna home Monday of a man who attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador's residence and was then fatally shot, but said they still have no information on his motives.



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Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: armyA Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday. Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects. The man was identified by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club as 33-year-old Yassin al-Saradeeh, from Jericho.



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