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    • Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

      Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

      Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news agency.

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    • Terror returns to Britain days before snap elections

      Terror returns to Britain days before snap elections

      Several people were stabbed, two of them to death, late Friday afternoon on London Bridge by an islamist released from jail a year ago. The attack happened less than two weeks before snap elections in Britain to be held on 12 December. It immediately pushed law and order towards the top of the political agenda, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offences but freed early from jail.

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    • Migrant kills one, wounds another in Austria knife attacks

      Migrant kills one, wounds another in Austria knife attacks

      A knife-wielding Afghan man killed one person and badly wounded another in a series of attacks in Austria on Monday, police said. The man, 33, wounded a staff member at a refugee centre in Wullowitz, near the border with the Czech Republic, before fleeing the scene by bicycle. He then stabbed to death a nearby resident and took his car, police said.

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    • Lorry attack in Limburg, Germany considered as terrorism

      Lorry attack in Limburg, Germany considered as terrorism

      An attack on a line of cars in the town of Limburg, western Germany last Monday is being investigated as terrorism, security sources have told media. The incident happened when a man hijacked a lorry and drove it into eight vehicles waiting at a traffic lights, injuring eight people. The 32-years old hijacker, originally from Syria and living in Germany since 2015, has been arrested.

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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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