Counter terrorism Scenario Analysis

April 24, 2018

Toronto van attack: 10 people dead and several injured

  SITUATION   Ten people are dead and at least 15 were injured after a rental van mowed down pedestrians in north Toronto on Monday. The van drove south on Yonge Street from Finch Avenue for 2.2 kilometers, leaving a wake of destruction behind it before coming to a stop....

 

April 20, 2018

Australian IS fighter and IS commander arrested in Iraq for alleged connections to July 2017 Sydney Airport bomb plot

SITUATION    The capture of an Islamic State (IS) group commander and an Australian relative in Iraq was officially confirmed today by Australia's government. The 2 relatives are from Khayat and Merhi families, namely Tarek Khayat and Ahmed Merhi. Khayat is allegedly the mastermind of the airplane bomb plot back in...

 

April 6, 2018

Ecuador Police Arrest Four Suspects in Esmeraldas Bombing Attacks

SITUATION   Four people have been arrested in Ecuador in connection with the bombing attacks carried out along the Colombian border in the early hours of Wednesday, Interior Minister Cesar Navas has confirmed. This is just one of the series of bombing attacks and kidnappings carried out in the province...

 

April 5, 2018

NSG seeks nod to support forces in J-K counter-terror operations

SITUATION   National Security Guards has approached the home ministry and top national security planners seeking support for counter-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir. This initiative aims to maintain the cutting edge of NSG and acquire necessary on-field operational experience for its experts. The National Security Guards proposal comes after...

 

March 28, 2018

Italy arrests Egyptian terrorist suspect

SITUATION   A man suspected of links to terrorist group Isis was arrested in southern Italy on Tuesday. He is accused of using an Islamic cultural center to spread jihadist propaganda. The suspect has Italian citizenship and is charged with spreading IS propaganda aggravated by the use of the Internet,...