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    • IS claims responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks in Tunis

      IS claims responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks in Tunis

      Islamic State claimed responsibility for the two terrorist attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, new wires reported, citing the militant group’s Amaq news agency. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the Tunisian government said. The attacks came months before an election and at the peak of a tourist season in which Tunisia is hoping for a record number of visitors.

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    • Security Union builds up

      Security Union builds up

      The EU's Security Union is slowly building up with 15 out of 22 legislative initiatives agreed so far, the Commission said in its latest report. However, some of the key proposals, such as terrorist content online and the European Border and Coast Guard, still require urgent action if they are to be closed before the European Parliament elections in May 2019. Furthermore, prior to the elections, it is of utmost importance to redouble efforts to fight disinformation and boost electoral and digital resilience.

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    • Alert level in the Utrecht area raised to the maximum of five

      Alert level in the Utrecht area raised to the maximum of five

      The head of the Dutch counter-terror agency later on Monday announced there were shootings at "several" locations in the city of Utrecht, with police reporting at least one dead and several others wounded. According to the local media there are three victims. The shooter or shooters remain at large. Police said they were looking for a 37-year-old man of Turkish origin identified as Gokmen Tanis.The National Anti-Terrorism Coordinator announced it had raised the alert level in the Utrecht area to the maximum of five.

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    • New Zealand to tighten gun laws

      New Zealand to tighten gun laws

      New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days after her government agreed in principle to tougher legislation. New Zealand, a country that has traditionally had very low homicide rates, has been placed on its highest security threat level after its worst peacetime mass killing. Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack at two mosques in the South Island city during last Friday prayers.

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    • Several hurt in Dutch city of Utrecht, terrorist motive possible

      Several hurt in Dutch city of Utrecht, terrorist motive possible

      Several people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, police said, adding that there may have been a “terrorist motive”. PM Mark Rutte said he was “deeply concerned” and that crisis talks were to be held in response to the incident. Dutch radio said security had been increased at the seat of the government in The Hague.

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    • Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      Mass shootings claim 49 lives in New Zealand

      New Zealand suffered its worst mass shooting of modern times, with 49 people dead and more than 20 seriously injured after a terrorist attack at two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch.
      According to the latest announcements from the police authorities, a 28-years-old Australian has been charged with murder and should appear in a local court tomorrow morning. 

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