New ISIS Attacks; France - Killer Streamed Living Live on Facebook, Texas ISIS hostage Taker(2 Posts)
"The assailant, a 25-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan origin, was jailed in 2013 for helping Islamist militants go to Pakistan and had been under security service surveillance, including wiretaps, at the time of the attack, police sources said.
The attacker filmed part of the assault live on the social network Facebook, according to David Thomson, a journalist specialized in radical Islamists. In his Facebook message, he linked the attack to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament now under way in France, saying: "The Euros will be a graveyard."
The attacker, named by police and justice sources as Larossi Abballa, knifed the 42-year-old commander repeatedly in the stomach on Monday evening.
He then barricaded himself inside the house in Magnanville, a suburb some 60 km (40 miles) west of Paris, taking the man's 36-year-old partner and their three-year-old son hostage.
Police commandos shot Abballa dead when they stormed the house after negotiations failed but they found the woman, a secretary at a police station in a nearby suburb, killed with a knife, a source close to the investigation said. " Most reports are saying the heads were cut off and the boy was found in a state of 'serious shock'"
"A SWAT team shot and killed an armed suspect who took hostages at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas Tuesday afternoon, investigators confirmed, saying all the hostages are now safe.
Police identified the gunman late Tuesday as 54-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam."
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the acts and he has been identified as an Iranian nationalist.
"BRUSSELS, June 15 (UPI) -- Police in Belgium and France were warned Wednesday of imminent attacks by Syrian terrorists, a Brussels newspaper said, citing a Belgian counter-terrorism unit.
The message from the federal counter-terrorism agency Ocam, sent to local police and published in Brussels' French-language newspaper Derniere Heure, read in part: "Combatants are thought to have left Syria around a week and a half ago to reach Europe via Turkey and Greece by boat without passports. These people are thought to have split into two groups -- one for Belgium, the other for France, in order to commit terror attacks in groups of two. According to information collected, these people are thought to already be in possession of the necessary weaponry and their attack is imminent."
The newspaper also said Mohamed Abrini, arrested after the March attacks on Brussels' airport and a train station in which 32 people died, attempted to smuggle a note from his jail cell. The note, intercepted within the jail, read, "Something is moving in France."
My heart actually aches for the 3 year old boy who had to watch his parents suffering and being killed in such a brutal way.
Thankfully, Germany caught 3 ISIS fighters en route to Dusseldorf recently:
Germany Arrests Three in Suspected Islamic State Plot to Attack Düsseldorf - www.wsj.com/articles/germany-arrests-3-syrians-over-terror-attack-plot-on-busy-dusseldorf-street-1464872522
"Germany arrested three suspected Islamic State members from Syria on suspicion of preparing an attack on the city of Düsseldorf, the country’s top prosecutor said Thursday, detailing allegations of a long-planned plot that could further inflame the German and European debate over migration and security.
At least one of the three suspects came to Germany as a refugee, officials said. He was taken into custody at a small-town migrant shelter near the Polish border in a morning raid by heavily armed police commandos.
That suspect, identified as Hamza C., joined Islamic State in early 2014 along with a man named Saleh A., according to the prosecutor’s statement on the arrests.
The German prosecutor’s allegations indicate that Islamic State has been seeking to strike the West for years. Shortly after the two men joined, the organization’s leadership ordered them to carry out an attack in the bustling central pedestrian zone of Düsseldorf, the prosecutor’s office said. The two plotted to attack one of the main streets with two suicide bombings and “to kill as many passersby as possible with guns and further explosives,” the prosecutor said."
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