On 14 October 2020, MI5 Director General Ken McCallum addressed a group of journalists for the first time, where he spoke about his top priorities and the current threat landscape. See more at: https://www.mi5.gov.uk/news/director-general-ken-mccallum-makes-first-public-address#sthash.NOl1umKl.dpuf
On 10 October 2020, Philippine forces have captured an Indonesian would-be suicide bomber and have accused her of being involved in a “very imminent” plot to attack a town in the country’s south. Army troops and police arrested Rezky Fantasya Rullie with two Filipino women, who were suspected to be the wives of Abu Sayyaf […]
On 05 October, Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) reportedly dismantled a four man terror cell affiliated to ISIS in Tangier. The BCIJ launched a series of rapid intervention operations to arrest the suspects in Ouama district of the city.
On 03 Oct 2020, police in Germany said a suspicious device found on a regional train overnight near the western city of Cologne was not explosive and did not pose a threat. A statement said bomb specialists investigated the object, which contained nails and black powder, after it was discovered by a cleaner in a […]
On 30 Sep 2020, three rockets launched near Erbil International Airport in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq were intercepted mid-air and a fourth landed near the headquarters of an Iranian opposition group, Kurdish Peshmerga sources reported. Sirens were heard inside a military base housing US troops. It was not immediately clear if US troops, […]
On 28 Sep 2020, Saudi Arabian authorities announced that they have busted a terrorist cell whose members received military and field training inside sites belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The cell was discovered last week during security monitoring according to the SPA report. The spokesperson said that a total of 10 members of the cell were arrested, […]
On 25 September 2020, police in Paris reported that four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and two attackers are still at large. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the area in eastern Paris.
On 23 September 2020, Reuters reported that The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. (1225 GMT). Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant […]
On 21 September 2020, Bahrain said it broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran earlier this year to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. The announcement came hours after Saudi state television and a Bahraini local newspaper implied the plot was new […]
On 11 September 2020, a series of massive explosions that rocked Jordan’s second largest city was caused by mortar shells stored at an army munitions depot warping in an intense heat wave, the army reported. The government had earlier blamed an electric short circuit for the dawn blasts, which lit the desert sky and could […]