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A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Jan 29, 2019

A man was shot and killed following a pursuit Monday night at the Nevada National Security Site.

The man, whose name has not been released, drove about 8 miles past the security gate at the test site in Mercury, which is about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

He was chased by security officers and Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

When the man eventually came to a stop, police said he exited his vehicle and approached officials while holding a “cylindrical object," the newspaper reported, citing a press release.

The man “refused to adhere to verbal commands," at which point officers shot him.

Read more: WBAL

Super Bowl week has officially kicked off in Atlanta, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on the city in the coming days.

Hundreds of police are now on hand to help keep those visitors safe by foot, car, even horseback.

Channel 2's Michael Seiden was in downtown Atlanta, where there was a huge police presence Saturday. Atlanta Police say they are ready for anything. APD has teamed up with more than 40 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The city has also installed a network of thousands of cameras. The cameras provide a live feed to a command center where officials are looking for any type of suspicious behavior.

Read more: WSB-TV

Just one day after his inauguration, Brazil’s right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro faced his first public-security crisis. On Jan. 2, prison gangs launched a terrorism campaign throughout Ceara state, paralyzing the capital city, Fortaleza. Although he has deployed federal troops, violence continues: 278 attacks in 55 cities over 26 days (and counting), with bridges and overpasses bombed, electricity knocked out in some neighborhoods, schools and gas stations set on fire, and dozens of buses burned.

What triggered the attacks? Another New Year’s inauguration: Ceara’s newly reelected Gov. Camilo Santana installed a hard-liner as secretary of prisons, who promised to end segregation of prisons by gang, proclaiming he would not “recognize” them.

Read more: Washington Post

The head of the militant Hezbollah group in Lebanon warned Israel late Saturday over its continued attacks in Syria, saying a miscalculation could drag the region into a war.

Hassan Nasrallah made the comment during a wide-ranging interview that lasted more than three hours with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV station.

Nasrallah said Iran, Syria and Hezbollah could “at any moment” decide to deal differently with Israel’s actions in Syria and hinted that Tel Aviv might be a target.

Read more: The Washington Post

A deadly bombing of a cathedral in the Philippines has brought fresh attention to the Islamic State’s ability to metastasize across the world, even as the militant group has been reduced to a sliver of turf in Syria.

The attack, consisting of two detonations, struck the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the island of Jolo at the southern end of the Philippines, a region where Muslim insurgents have for decades battled the Catholic-majority state. At least 20 people were confirmed dead in the assault, which took place just as worshipers gathered for Mass on Sunday.

Through various online bulletins, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility.

Read more: New York Times