More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in a southwestern city in what authorities called a terrorist attack by ethnic separatists in western China, and police fatally shot four of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 others wounded, state media said.
A container ship in the Suez Canal was the target of a failed “terrorist” attack on Saturday aimed at disrupting traffic through the key waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said.
Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. President Barack Obama was briefed following the session, the White House said.
US President Barack Obama said Saturday that blame for deaths stemming from a hostage crisis in Algeria lay with the “terrorists” who had earlier taken foreigners captive at a remote gas plant.
The bloody three-day hostage standoff at a natural gas plant in the Sahara took a dramatic turn Friday as Algeria’s state news service reported that nearly 100 of the 132 foreign workers kidnapped by Islamic militants had been freed.