Skip Navigation

Terrorism News

A collection of open-source terrorism news from around the world.
Keyword: critical infrastructure

The NYPD has released a photo of a person of interest wanted for questioning in suspicious package scare at the Fulton Street subway station and near West 16th Street and 7th Avenue on Friday morning.

Two NYPD counterterrorism officers were approached just after 7 a.m. by a subway passenger who noticed the suspicious items at the Fulton Street station.

The items turned out to be rice cookers. One was placed on the mezzanine level and another on the 2/3 platform, placed 25 feet apart from each other.

Investigators later confirmed a third suspicious item, another rice cooker placed near garbage at 16th Street and 7th Avenue, was also related.

Read more: ABC 7 NY

Companies at lower-risk chemical facilities subject to Department of Homeland Security oversight will have to screen workers for ties to terrorist organizations, a move GOP lawmakers pushed to make optional last year.

The department’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program requires facilities holding certain levels of a range of chemicals to submit information to department officials. More than 300 chemicals are on the list, including chlorine and anhydrous ammonia.

Read more: Bloomberg

A bomb damaged a section of Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline on Friday, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said, causing a crude oil spill around the site of the explosion.

The bombing, the eighteenth on the pipeline this year, occurred in the rural municipality of Saravena, in the province of Arauca near the border with Venezuela.

“The attack caused a rupture in the tubing and a spill of crude on the ground and into vegetation. Some of the oil was contained in the crater made by the bomb,” Ecopetrol said in a statement.

Read more: Reuters

Houthi-run Masirah TV said on Tuesday that the Yemeni rebel group had launched a drone attack on Najran airport in Saudi Arabia which caused a fire to break out at the facility.

The airport is located in the city of Najran on the Saudi-Yemen border, an area that has repeatedly been targeted by Houthi rebels.

Saudi government spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the Houthis "had tried to target" a civilian site in Najran and there would be a "strong deterrent" to such attacks.

Read more: Deutsche Welle

If you live or work near one of South Florida’s ocean ports don’t be alarmed by all the emergency activity overnight Wednesday, officials said.

Port Everglades, PortMiami and the Port of Palm Beach will be taking part in the regional Operation Heat Shield III anti-terrorism exercise designed to coordinate emergency response efforts in the wake of potential attacks targeting ports, but it’s only a drill, law enforcement agencies said.

Read more: Sun Sentinel