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Jason Spindler, U.S. businessman killed in Nairobi terrorist attack, had survived 9/11

Jason Spindler, U.S. businessman killed in Nairobi terrorist attack, had survived 9/11Jason Spindler was so affected by 9/11 that he quit banking to focus on trying to make a difference overseas.



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American CEO Who Narrowly Avoided 9/11 Among 14 Killed in Nairobi Terrorist Attack

American CEO Who Narrowly Avoided 9/11 Among 14 Killed in Nairobi Terrorist AttackJason Spindler was a U.S. citizen based in Kenya



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Terrorist gunmen storm Crimean college and detonate 'home-made bomb' in cafeteria, killing at least 13 

Terrorist gunmen storm Crimean college and detonate 'home-made bomb' in cafeteria, killing at least 13 A bomb killed at least 13 people and injured at least 50 others at a vocational college in Crimea Wednesday in what Russian officials called a terrorist attack. Gunmen stormed the college in the Crimean peninsula's city of Kerch before setting off the explosive device in the cafeteria, it is understood.  Officials have described it as an act of terrorism carried out using a home-made bomb. The head of the Crimean college said the unknown gunmen had burst into the building, let off explosives, and started shooting anyone they saw. Olga Grebennikova, the college's director, told Crimean media outlets outside the college that someone had blown themselves up inside the college and that the bodies of children were everywhere. Pupils and college staff were among those killed, she said. Witnesses at the scene told local media there were not enough ambulances to take the casualties to hospital, so public buses were utilised as makeshift emergency vehicles.  Law enforcement officers arrive at the scene of the bombing Credit: TASS The National Anti-Terrorism Committee's spokesman Andrei Przhezdomsky said the building is currently being combed for other explosive devices. The Tass news agency reported that most of the victims were students and quoting a National Guard official who said the incident was a terror attack.  The Investigative Committee, which probes major incidents, said in a statement that it had "opened a criminal case into a terrorist attack over the explosion in a college in Kerch".  



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Remembering 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of terrorist attacks

Remembering 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of terrorist attacksAmericans commemorated he Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.



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2 Americans Stabbed on Train in Amsterdam in Alleged Terrorist Attack

2 Americans Stabbed on Train in Amsterdam in Alleged Terrorist Attack"Based on the suspect's first statements, he had a terrorist motive"



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Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrested

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrestedA car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.



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Western cyclists killed in suspected terrorist attack in Tajikistan

Western cyclists killed in suspected terrorist attack in TajikistanFour American and European cyclists have been run down and killed by a car in Tajikistan in what authorities said could be a terrorist attack.  Two cyclists from the United States and one each from Switzerland and the Netherlands were killed in the incident on Sunday in the Danghara district near the border with Afghanistan. The men in the car then attacked the survivors with knives and guns, the interior ministry said. Three bikers from Switzerland, the Netherlands and France suffered injuries including stab wounds.  “We are looking at versions that this was an accident, armed robbery, murder. The version of a terrorist act is also not being excluded,” interior minister Ramazon Rakhimzoda told journalists on Monday. At least one suspected attacker was killed while resisting arrest and at least one other was detained, the interior ministry said.  A video reportedly taken at the scene showed what appeared to be the attackers' car turn around, accelerate and hit one of the fallen cyclists. A photograph showed a man receiving first aid next to another man lying on the ground. This video reportedly from the scene of the attack that killed 4 American & European cyclists in Tajikistan appears to show the car drive back around to hit one of them lying on the road @RFERLhttps://t.co/MwO03z3Url— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) July 30, 2018 President Emomali Rakhmon, whose hometown is near the site of the attack, expressed his condolences to the leaders of the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  Tajikistan has suffered from Islamic extremism in the past. At least 17 people were killed in 2015 when armed groups led by a deputy defence minister attacked police stations and an airport following the outlawing of the country's only Islamic political party.  Hundreds of Tajiks left to fight with Isil in the Middle East, including the US-trained commander of the interior ministry's special forces. Drug smugglers and terrorists have often hidden in the mountains of the mostly Muslim, impoverished former Soviet republic, which suffered a civil war in the 1990s but is now trying to increase tourism. One of these groups, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, fought US forces in Afghanistan as an ally of al-Qaeda and the Taliban and later pledged allegiance to Isil.  Central Asia is an enticing but sometimes dangerous destination for adventure travellers.  Rock climbing legend Tommy Caldwell and three other Americans were captured by Islamic militants just over the Kyrgyzstan border in 2000, an ordeal that only ended after Mr Caldwell pushed one of the hostage-takers off a 2,000-foot mountain.



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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA Is 'Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA Is 'Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization'Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle



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Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own Making

Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own MakingIt's been a hell of a few weeks here in Austin, Texas, and the last one was



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Putin toughens terrorist recruitment sentences

Putin toughens terrorist recruitment sentencesRussian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Friday a bill toughening sentences for terrorist recruitment as the country deals with the issue of returning jihadists from Syria. Official publication of the law came two days after a bomb attack on a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second city, injured 14 people. The new law, which parliament voted through on December 14 and the upper chamber approved on December 26, immediately raises the maximum sentence for terrorist recruitment and finance to life from 10 years.



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