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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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    • Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgarian special police forces arrested 43 people on Friday in coordinated raids across the country on a suspected terrorism financing ring. Prosecutors said one of those arrested was a Syrian citizen residing in Bulgaria who is suspected of sending money to people who back international terrorist groups.

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    • UK police probe Manchester stabbing as 'terrorist' attack

      UK police probe Manchester stabbing as 'terrorist' attack

      Authorities in the English city of Manchester announced Tuesday they are treating a New Year’s Eve stabbing of three people - including a police sergeant - at a train station as a terrorist incident. The attack Monday night by a knife-wielding man yelling Islamic slogans brought terrorism back to Manchester after a 19-month hiatus. It took place at a key transport hub right next to the Manchester Arena, where 22 people were killed in an attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

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    • Egypt police kill dozens of militants after tourist bus blast

      Egypt police kill dozens of militants after tourist bus blast

      Police in Egypt killed on Saturday dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts in Giza and North Sinai. Up to 40 terrorists were killed, according to a statement from the interior ministry. It said the militants were planning a series of attacks on tourist sites, churches and military personnel. The raids followed Friday's roadside bomb attack on a tour bus in Giza.

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    • Christmas under siege

      Christmas under siege

      All signs point to us having yet another Christmas period shadowed by fear and increased security measures. This has become a tradition for Germany. Since the Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack of 2016, in which a truck was deliberately driven into a crowd, killing 12 people, these places have been enclosed by solid concrete blocks. Such fortifications are as much a feature of the landscape as Christmas decorations this time of the year.

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