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Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Nov 2, 2018

At least nine people were injured when a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says.

Describing the blast as a "terrorist explosion", the ministry said the woman had had no previous known militant background.

Eight of those hurt in the explosion on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, which runs through the middle of the city, were police officers.

No deaths have been reported.

No group has said it is behind the attack.

The attack comes at a time when the country's vital tourism industry is starting to show signs of recovery, more than three years after two deadly terror attacks decimated visitor numbers.

Read more: BBC News

Two men have been arrested in London on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, Scotland Yard has said.

A 47-year-old man was held in south London on Thursday evening. Officers from the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command are searching a property.

A second man, aged 40, was held on Monday night, also in south London.

Detectives executed warrants at two residential addresses in south London in connection with this arrest. Those searches have been completed but officers have been given more time to question the suspect, the Met said.

Read more: The Guardian (UK)

A judge says a Chicago computer-science specialist accused of running online propaganda campaigns for the Islamic State poses a threat and so must stay jailed until trial.

At a Wednesday hearing in Chicago, the federal judge cited photos arresting agents allegedly found on Ashraf Al Safoo's phone this month showing bomb-making components.

The 34-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Iraq is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. A conviction carries a maximum 20-year prison term.

Read more: NBC Chicago

At least 10 people were killed in an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, according to Egypt's Coptic Church.

The bus was traveling between the Egyptian city of Sohag and the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, both south of Cairo.

A similar attack took place in May 2017, when gunmen fired at a bus carrying Christians to the same monastery, killing at least 26 people.

About 10 percent of Egypt's population of 100 million is Coptic Christian, according to The Associated Press.

Read more: ABC News

A town of Madison man known for his role in the 2011 protests at the state Capitol was arrested Wednesday after the FBI said he tried to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance in order to kill someone.

Jeremy Ryan, 30, was arrested in the 700 block of Mills Street in Black Earth, said Justin Tolomeo, special agent in charge of the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A search warrant was then executed at Ryan’s residence in the 300 block of Munn Road in the town of Madison by FBI agents from Milwaukee and the FBI’s Hazardous Evidence Response Team from Chicago.

Read more: Wisconsin State Journal