Showing posts from July 31, 2016

Controlled explosion carried out near Olympic cycling course in Rio

A bomb squad has carried out a controlled detonation near the finish line of the men’s Olympic cycling road race course in Rio de Janeiro. A public security official confirmed that the controlled explosion was carried out on an unattended backpack near the end of the race route, Reuters reported. View image on Twitter  Follow Raymond Kerckhoffs   @raykerckhoffs Grupo Antibom vlakbij finish Copacabana in actie. via @ TerreurMonitor   # Rio2016 # RioOlympics2016 The official said that the bag likely belonged to a homeless man, but protocol requires any unattended objects be destroyed. View image on Twitter  Follow BLANCHARD   @loblanchard13 Une équipe de démineurs a fait exploser un sac suspect à Copacabana. Tout est rentré dans l'ordre  # Laprovence 10:27 PM - 6 Aug 2016     11 11 Retweets     3 3 likes There were no signs of panic or injuries among those atten

Kuwait man held for funding Indian Islamic State sympathisers

A 32-year-old man who allegedly funded Islamic State (IS) sympathisers in  India  has been arrested in Kuwait, based on a tip off by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an officer said on Saturday. An NIA officer told IANS that Abdullah Hadi Abdul Rahman Al-Enezi was arrested by Kuwait authorities for sending $1,000 to alleged IS recruit Areeb Majeed and his three associates while they were staying in Iraq in May 2014. Majeed, a resident of Panvel in Maharashtra, left Mumbai along with four friends on May 24, 2014. He returned in November that year and has been in custody since. He is being prosecuted for several offences. Majeed, a civil engineer by training, was the first Indian graduate from terror group IS' training school as a fidayeen or suicide bomber. The arrested IS sympathiser had informed investigators that while he and three other IS sympathisers were in Iraq in early 2014, they had asked their IS handler for some money to go to Syria, following whi