Eye on Extremism

Extremism News Roundup

May 7, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 7, 2021

“The Taliban says it has captured most of the district of Burka in north-eastern Afghanistan, after 200 government troops surrendered. Meanwhile, the Biden administration continues its withdrawal of troops from the central Asian country. Baghlan is...

Extremism News Roundup

May 6, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 6, 2021

“Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday. Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as...

Extremism News Roundup

May 5, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 5, 2021

“Germany saw a big jump last year in politically motiviated crimes, and offences commited by far-right supporters hit a record high, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. Far-right offences were up nearly 6% from the previous year at 23...

Extremism News Roundup

May 4, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 4, 2021

“Armed assailants killed around 30 people in an attack on a village in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, four security sources said. The attack took place in the village of Hantoukoura near the border with Niger in Est region, an area hit by rising...

Extremism News Roundup

May 3, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 3, 2021

“An Islamic leader in Congo's eastern town of Beni was killed during evening prayers by unidentified gunmen after days of violent attacks by rebels left at least 19 people dead, officials said. Gunmen came into Beni's central mosque Saturday...

Extremism News Roundup

April 30, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 30, 2021

“A proposed EU law that forces Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) to remove terrorist content within an hour of publication cleared its final hurdle after EU lawmakers gave their backing despite concerns from civil rights groups...

Extremism News Roundup

April 29, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 29, 2021

“The government of French President Emmanuel Macron aims to deploy algorithms and other technology to monitor the web-browsing of terror suspects amid growing tensions over a group of retired generals who recently warned the country was sliding...

Extremism News Roundup

April 28, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 28, 2021

“At least one Nigerian army officer and 17 soldiers died in battle on Sunday after their base came under sudden but vicious attack by Boko Haram terrorists, military insiders familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. The army confirmed the...

Extremism News Roundup

April 27, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 27, 2021

“The French senate is set to consider a new counterterrorism bill to tackle extremism following a spate of terrorist attacks. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin will present the new intelligence bill at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The bill...

Extremism News Roundup

April 26, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 26, 2021

“An administrative police worker was stabbed to death in an assault on a police station that investigators were treating as a terrorist attack. An unidentified man Friday surprised a police worker in the entranceway of the police station some 25...

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On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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