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A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Aug 2016

Authorities in the Paris region have announced plans to double the security budget for high schools, as the terrorist threat in France continues.

Announcement came in response to the heightened risk of terror attacks in France, and the particular vulnerability of French schools, which have been specifically targeted by threats in Isis propaganda magazine Dar al Islam in the past.

Read more: The Local

Moscow's claim that Russian air strikes in Syria had killed prominent Islamic State leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is false, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday. 

"Russia's claim is a joke," one of the U.S. defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.  The Pentagon on Tuesday said it had targeted Adnani, who Islamic State has said was killed in Aleppo province. 

News source: Business Insider

Vicars have been told not to wear dog collars in public over fears that Islamic State will target a British church in its next attack.

It has also been suggested UK church congregations should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door so that worshippers at small parish churches are more protected. 

National Churchwatch has warned smaller churches are at more risk than larger ones and issued new guidance following the murder of a French priest last month.

Read more: Daily Mail (UK)

A bomb blast on a road in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Wednesday killed at least one person and wounded four other people, a security source said.

The explosion took place at a roundabout near the city of Zahle, the source added, without elaborating. Local media reported the person killed was a woman, but gave no further details.

Several security incidents have hit Lebanon in recent months, including an attack by eight suicide bombers who blew themselves up killing five other people in a Christian village in the north in June.

Read more: Reuters

Tunisian authorities say three people have been killed in clash near the Algerian border between security forces and extremists suspected of plotting an attack.

Radio Mosaique reported that one of the killed extremists was involved in a recent attack on soldiers claimed by Al-Qaida's North Africa branch.

Read more: ABC News