A report published by two French senators reveals their fears that Islamist jihadists could look to blend in with the homeless population on the Paris metro to carry out terrorist attacks on the French capital’s transport system.
German police on Thursday evacuated the central railway station of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, as well as another station in Pasing due to an imminent terror threat. On Twitter and Facebook, Munich police have asked people to avoid crowded places amid the ongoing New Year celebrations.
A Rochester, New York man has been arrested and charged with planning a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve, the FBI said. The suspect was said to be plotting to attack a restaurant with a machete, on behalf of Islamic State.
A driver had a narrow escape and showed impressive calmness under pressure, when he dodged an incoming TOW missile. The person behind the wheel, waited patiently for the rocket to approach, before moving the vehicle out of the way… and to safety.
Germany has created a new counter-terrorism police unit that will have up to 250 agents. The move followed analysis by national security revealing that German officers are not trained to deal with Paris-style terrorist attacks.
France has warned that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has its sights set on Libya’s lucrative oil wells. The militant group’s oil revenues are taking a hit following Russian and Western military intervention in Syria.