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A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Date: Feb 15, 2019

A bomb hidden in a corpse dressed in military uniform killed an army doctor and wounded two police officers in northern Burkina Faso, a security official said on Thursday.

Soldiers and police were sent to inspect the male body after it was discovered abandoned on a road in the town of Djibo near the border with Mali, according to the source.

The doctor "died in the explosion of a booby-trapped dead body containing an improvised explosive device", he said.

Read more: News 24

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thursday, the deadliest attack in a 30-year guerrilla war in the region.

Narendra Modi said the “blood of the people is boiling” after a car laden with explosives was detonated beside a convoy carrying 2,500 Indian security personnel on a major highway between the Kashmir and Jammu regions.

No official death toll has been announced but two senior police sources in Kashmir have said at least 40 security personnel died in the blast.

The bombing was claimed by the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed and immediately sparked calls for retribution against Islamabad from across Indian politics and media.

Read more: The Guardian (UK)

Police have charged a Kingston, Ont., man with three cold-case homicides between 1995 and 2001, as well as a bombing in Toronto in 2000.

Michael Wentworth, also known as Michael Verney, was arrested without incident in Kingston on Thursday after being under observation for "some time," according to police.

He's accused of three counts of first-degree murder, as well as one count each of armed robbery, wearing a disguise with intent, hostage taking using a firearm, possession of an explosive device, endangering life by planting an explosive device and intentional and reckless cause of damage by explosion.

Read more: CBC News

An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty in the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota, three weeks after two of his alleged accomplices pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors allege 47-year-old Michael Hari was the ringleader of an Illinois-based militia and that the trio drove more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) to bomb a mosque in Bloomington, Minn., in hopes of scaring Muslims into leaving the U.S.

Read more: Minneapolis Star Tribune

A mentally-ill Scarborough woman who attacked workers at a Canadian Tire in a terrorist incident was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.

Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty of four terrorism-related charges — including trying to travel to Syria to join ISIL in 2016.

In June 2017, Dughmosh swung a golf club and a butcher’s knife at store employees while she was draped in an ISIL banner and wearing an ISIL bandanna.

Dughmosh’s mental illness — likely schizophrenia — “played a central role in the attacks at Canadian Tire,” said Justice Maureen Forestell in her judgment.

Read more: Toronto Sun