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January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019: Bogota explosion: deadly car bomb attack at police academy in Colombia

A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, killing at least 21 people, wounding dozens and spreading fear about a resurrection of the country’s drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy after the attack was chaotic. It is considered as the biggest attack against police or military facility in years. Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez said the car’s driver, who was also killed in the blast, has been identified as a 57-year-old man name Jose Aldemar Rojas, driving a 1993 Nissan pickup loaded with 80 kilograms of pentolite. However, Colombian...

 

January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019: Israeli student murdered in Melbourne, One arrested

SITUATION A man in Melbourne was arrested in connection with the killing of a university student in the city. Although, it is not clear whether the arrested man is the suspect in the murder or not. The victim was a 21-year old lady by the name of Aiia Maasarwe. The arrested man is 20-years old. Aiia was attacked and murdered on Wednesday night when she was speaking on the phone with her sister. The murder of Aiia has shaken Australia and elicited global attention. The 20-year old was arrested on Friday at around 11:20 am in the Greensborough area. The...

 

January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019: 30-40 children sex trafficked during Detroit Auto Show

SITUATION About 30 to 40 children are believed to have been trafficked within the Detroit Area during the North American Auto Show. On Wednesday, the VICE unit was tipped off about a missing girl. After the investigation, it was found out that the missing girl was abducted, and she was sexually assaulted. The suspect was preparing to move this missing girl and another one to Atlanta and to continue trafficking the there. Human trafficking is just as heinous a crime as human slavery, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations(HSI). The victims pay a lot of...

 

January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019: FBI arrests Hasher Jallal Taheb–a Georgia man plotting to attack the White House

SITAUTION US federal agency FBI arrested a 21-year-old Georgia man in a sting operation who had detailed plans to use an anti-tank rocket and explosives to storm into the White House and “do as much damage as possible”. The suspect who supported Islamic State, traded his car for an anti-tank rocket, guns and explosives in order to carry out an attack in the United States. The FBI set up the sting after a local law enforcement agency notified the Federal agencies that Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, had “become radicalized”, changed his name and planned to travel abroad for “Hijra”-...

 

January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019: Ghanaian journalist killed in a revenge attack

SITUATION An undercover journalist belonging to Ghana was shot dead while driving back home. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot three times in the Capital City of Accra by unidentified men who were riding on motorbikes. Ahmed was a member of the Tiger Private Eye Investigations and had investigated the corruption in Ghana’s football leagues. An undercover report which talked about the cash gifts led to a lifetime ban for the former head of Ghana’s Football Association. BBC made a documentary about this scandal based on this investigation led by the head of Tiger Eye. Once this documentary was broadcasted, a Ghanaian...