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Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Dec 28, 2018

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others.

The officials said the bus was traveling Friday in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the roadside bomb went off.

There was no immediate word on the nationalities of the tourists onboard, but the officials said one of those killed was an Egyptian.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Read more: AP

Swedish prosecutors say they have charged three men with preparing an extremist attack, and they were also charged along with three other men for financing the Islamic State group.

The state prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that the main three suspects allegedly acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other equipment "to kill and harm other people" among other things.

It noted that should the planned terrorist crime been carried out, "it could have seriously hurt Sweden."

All six men, who are reportedly from Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan, are charged with sending money abroad that was eventually forwarded to IS.

Read more: ABC News

A man has been arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts.

Officers from the Met Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 32-year-old at about 20:30 GMT on Thursday after he arrived on an inbound flight.

He was taken to a police station in the Bedfordshire area, where he remains in custody.

The Met Police said the arrest was Syria-related and not related to any offences at the airport.

Read more: BBC News

After the Chinese Consulate in a major Pakistani city was attacked by a squad of suicide bombers last month, Pakistani officials pointed fingers at the commander of a separatist group waging an insurgency in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

On Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed that commander, Aslam Baluch, along with five associates in an upscale neighborhood of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan.

No group claimed responsibility for the latest Kandahar bombing. But it is widely believed to be an act of revenge for November’s consulate assault, highlighting the cross-border trading of insurgents and attacks by proxy that remains at the heart of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

To Afghan officials, Tuesday’s attack bore the hallmarks of an operation directed by Pakistan’s military intelligence service, the I.S.I.

Read more: New York Times