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Terrorist Attack in Manhattan Incites Political Controversy

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An immigrant from Uzbekistan named Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight people on Tuesday by crashing a truck into a bike path in lower Manhattan. Police officers shot and arrested the assailant and federal investigators charged him with terrorism. Saipov has professed allegiance to Islamic State and claimed to be inspired by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s […]

Bombs Across Pakistan Kill 85

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A series of bombs detonated on Friday across several areas in Pakistan killed up to 85 people and injured at least 140. The first explosion was a suicide car bomb in the city of Quetta, in the Southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing 13 people on-site and wounding 19 others. Later that day, across the country […]

Qatar Becomes Focus of Terrorist Claims

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The nations surrounding Qatar have reportedly displayed “displeasure” with the Qatari government’s foreign policy. According to the BBC, “Tensions have arisen from Qatar’s support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood; its close relationship with groups such as the Taliban and certain al-Qaeda affiliates; and its relationship with Iran” (BBC). US President Donald Trump became involved in the discussion, […]

Truck Bomb in Kabul Kills 90

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A bomb exploded near Kabul’s city center on Wednesday morning, killing at least 90 people and injuring hundreds more, according to city police (AP). The bomb was contained in a sewage tanker and detonated during rush hour traffic, killing mostly civilians. This comes just after the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and […]