Nigerian, Algerian arrested for planning to bomb Germany

An Algerian and a Nigerian suspected to be planning to carry out a terrorist attack have been arrested in the German city of Goettingen, officials said on Thursday.

The men, aged 27 and 23 respectively, were taken into custody in a 450-strong police operation that took place during the night.

The Goettingen police and the Interior Ministry of the state of Lower Saxony did not confirm whether any evidence was confiscated as part of the raids.

The men have been classified by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency as “a danger to others.”

Police Chief, Uwe Luehrig said that evidence gathered in the past few days about the men’s terrorist plot had forced the authorities into action.

 

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Nigerian, Algerian arrested for planning to bomb Germany

 

Student Arrested After Tweeting He Would Bomb Trump’s Rally

A Connecticut student was arrested Saturday after tweets he made about bombing a Donald Trump rally. He was picked up by the Secret Service.

Connecticut State Police allege that Sean Taylor Morkys, 20, posted the message ‘Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?’

They say the psychology student then posted a second tweet warning friends to have their family members leave Trump’s Bridgeport, Connecticut rally so they wouldn’t get hurt.

Police say they received the Secret Service tip-off at around 12:45pm Saturday, at which time

Trump’s rally at Crosby High School was still ongoing.

State Police Counter-Terrorism detectives, Waterbury Police Department detectives, and special agents with the U.S. Secret Service then launched a joint investigation.

They tracked Morkys to his Waterbury home on Ardsley Road, where they questioned him up till around 5pm.

He was charged with first-degree threatening, inciting injury to a person or property and second-degree breach of peace and will go before court on May 4.

Police say he isn’t a threat, and have released him on $25,000 bond.

Bomber On Motorbike Hits Government Office In Pakistan

At least 22 people have been killed and dozen others wounded in a suicide attack outside a government office in Pakistan. The attack happened today at an office of the National Database and Registration Authority in the town of Mardan, in the country’s northwest.

“A suicide bomber riding an explosives-laden motorcycle hit the Nadra office in Mardan where a large number of people were standing in queues,” police officer Naeem Khan told Reuters.

Jamat Ul Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility, saying the office was a legitimate target as it was a part of the “heathen Pakistan state”.

“God willing, we will target all Pakistani organisations that are either directly or indirectly a part of this war,” Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the group, said in a statement.

Pakistan has been battling armed groups since 2004, in a conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of civilians and security forces personnel.

Police Arrest 2 Female Suspected Bombers In Abuja

Plainclothes police operatives numbering more than 15 arrested two female suspected terrorists.

The incident occurred around 10.30am at the Gwarimpa Estate, CITEC end of the pedestrian bridge at the CITEC Junction Bus Stop, when the operatives stormed the spot where the two girls aged between 16 and 18, were standing as if waiting for somebody, and swooped on them in a bid to bundle them into their waiting vehicles.

The two girls wearing hijab, but not covering their faces, were waiting under the leg of the pedestrian bridge when the operatives arrived in two vehicles, a highlander with Lagos registration   number, AAA 419 BD and a Siena jeep whose registration number was not immediately captured.

Three of the operatives walked up to the girls and were showing them their Nigeria Police Force identification cards, asking them to move into the waiting vans.

Sensing resistance from the girls, more operatives, all plainclothes, rushed to the scene and   started forcing the girls to move. The girls were screaming and refusing to enter the vehicles.   Some car dealers who ply their trade at the scene and were not sure who the plainclothes men were tried to intervene to find out why they were taking the girls away.

The operatives warned the onlookers not to intervene and started bringing out their guns. About four of them brought out their pistols while some others brandished their AK-47 automatic rifles. They, however, did not fire any shots until they successfully bundled both girls into the Highlander and drove off, heading towards FCT metropolis.

One of the traders who saw the drama that played out said when he saw both girls standing for sometime under the bridge, he had an uncanny feeling that these ladies could be terrorists and so was not surprised when the operatives came and picked them up.

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