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At least 10 shoppers injured in St Petersburg supermarket blast

At least 10 people have been injured following an explosion at a supermarket in St Petersburg, Russia.

The detonation was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) with one person in serious condition, the city governor’s office said.

The explosion took place at the supermarket chain which housed lockers for storing bags in Perekrestok,  late on Wednesday. Officials said the incident is being investigated as an attempted murder.

According to Russia’s investigative committee, the blast was caused by a device with “striking” elements, shrapnel with a force similar to that created by the detonation of about 200g (7oz) of TNT explosive.

The vicinity was immediately evacuated with no reports of a fire, but Russian social media had images showing substantial damage to the area.

In recent months, several people have reportedly been detained after Russia’s Interfax news agency confirmed that a group had been planning attacks at a number of monumental sites.


News Briefing – Week Beginning 06 November 2017

A 40-year-old man from Sunderland has been charged with inciting terrorism and disseminating terrorist materials.

Also, a mother-of-five who encouraged terrorism and disseminated terrorist materials on Facebook has been spared jail.

The UK supposedly foiled a sick extremist terror plot before it took place, says Home Secretary, Amber Rudd.

UK Counter-Terrorism Head warns of increased national insecurity following police cuts.

York Minster’s West End in the UK to be protected with anti-terror security blocks.

Educational institutions supposedly referred thousands to the UK Government anti-terror programme including those under 15.

Eight people have been charged with terrorism offences following anti-terror raids by French-Swiss officials.

Homeland Security warns of the terror threat of weaponised drones.

Oil explosion on Manama pipeline perceived as Iranian terrorism by Bahrain.

Three Nigerian soldiers and dozens of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in one week following raids against Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest.

Nigerian military to commence operation “Harbin Kunama 11” to wipe out terrorists in Zamfara.

2016 World Internal Security and Police Index report suggests the Nigerian Police Force as the worst in the world.

Groups call for the probable designation of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as a terrorist organisation.

Malaysian has supposedly become a new IS emir.

Global index supposedly reveals a decline in terrorism in Pakistan.

Seven young children injured as car hits classroom in Sydney

At least seven children have been injured with two facing life-threatening injuries following a car ploughing into a primary school in the suburb of Greenacre, Sydney at around 9.45am on Tuesday.

Emergency services were called to the scene as a car skidded off the road and collided with a ‘demountable’ classroom at Banksia Road Primary School.

A woman believed to be in her 60s and driver of the car has also been taken to the hospital along with the children as emergency services were called to the scene.

Parents and relatives have assembled to receive news of the incident. However, the motive or an accident is yet to be determined.


11 injured as car ploughed into pedestrians in Natural History Museum, South Kensington


A man has been arrested as eleven people were injured following a car mounting the pavement and ploughing into pedestrians in London’s museum district, South Kensington on Saturday, 7 October around 2:20pm. Nine of the injured have been taken to hospital as terrorism has been ruled out a cause but deemed a road traffic collision.

This comes in the wake of a rise in vehicular attack on pedestrians in Europe for which the UK is no exception.

In the UK, a car ploughed into people on London’s Westminster Bridge after which it crashed into the railings by the House of Parliament in the early afternoon of 22 March 2017.

Six people have also been arrested as a bomb went off on a train at Parson Green Tube station on 15 September leaving 29 people injured. The UK terror threat level was again raised to critical i.e. a terrorist attack is imminent.

At this time more than ever, if anything, extra care must be taken on the street of the UK and  most importantly, the UK’s transportation system (as I earlier wrote about this, for which some UK trains are now being patrolled by armed police officers) should be watched over and guarded properly. However, all these cannot effectively happen without due assistance given to the necessary authorities by citizens and other law enforcement officials to forestall or quell any such attacks.

On a related note (based on a previous article of mine of Friday the 13), the UK’s threat level should remain at critical as Friday the 13th which occurs mostly once every year, occurs twice this year, 2017. Nothing really happened on Friday 13 January 2017, however for, Friday 13 October 2017, security forces should be proactive and citizens watchful given the trend of vehicular attacks as this day precedes Halloween.

News Briefing – Week Beginning 31 July 2017

News Briefing – Week Beginning 24 July 2017

I6 Killed, 13 Injured As Suicide Bombers Hit University of Maiduguri

An array of of suicide bomb attacks believed to be carried out by females (and a male) have rocked different locations in Maiduguri, Borno State, killing 16 and injuring 13 others as confirmed by Mr. Damian Chukwu, Borno State Commissioner of Police.

Giving details, the CP explained that around 10 pm of 25th June, 2017, a male suicide bomber blew himself up close to the Rapid Response Services Office building, a security post of the University of Maiduguri, after gaining access into the University premises.

According to him, the suicide bomber died while wounding three of the university’s security personnel on duty.

Less than two later, further explosions were reported at Zanari, Jere Local Government Area on the outskirts of Maiduguri as bombs were donated in a residential building killing eight and injuring 11 people, explained the Police Commissioner.

A female bomber (identified as Becky Edubiwho) is believed to have died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, following injuries from the bombing was earlier captured alive.

News Briefing – Week Beginning 19 June 2017

Suspected terror incidents in several locations in London

Armed Police officers have been called up to several locations in London: London Bridge, Vauxhall and Borough market. They are believed to have responded to stabbing and shootings in Borough market, a vehicular collision with pedestrians on London Bridge and an incident in Vauxhall.

A van is said to have mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge. People in the areas of the incident in Vauxhall, London Bridge and Borough Market have been urged by the Metropolitan police to get to safer areas away from the scenes.

Source: Metropolitan Police twitter feed

Several emergency service workers have been called up to the area with good will messages and help pouring out from public officials and the public.

According to Metropolitan Police twitter page, at 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at  &  were regarded as terrorist incidents while the incident at is believed to be an unconnected stabbing to the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market.