Five suicide bombers have blown themselves up during a raid by Lebanese troops on refugee camps near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s army said. Three soldiers were wounded by the blasts, while four others were hurt when an attacker threw a hand grenade, the army said.
It happened during an operation to search for militants and weapons in an area near the town of Arsal. Arsal has often seen violence between troops and Sunni jihadist militants.
A man has been arrested in Paris after trying to drive his vehicle into a crowd outside a mosque, police say. The incident took place at about 18:30 local time (16:30 GMT) in the suburb of Créteil and no-one was hurt.
The man was apparently thwarted by barriers put up to protect the mosque.
The suspect’s motives remain unclear but Le Parisien newspaper reported that he was of Armenian origin and had said he wanted to avenge Islamist-linked attacks in Paris.
A helicopter has attacked Venezuela’s Supreme Court in what President Nicolás Maduro called a “terrorist” incident. Four grenades were dropped on the court and 15 shots fired at the interior ministry on Tuesday, officials said.
Rogue policeman Oscar Pérez said he had piloted the stolen helicopter to attack what he called a “criminal government”. His whereabouts are unknown.
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Four men have been arrested on Majorca and two more in the UK and Germany as part of a Spanish investigation into support for so-called Islamic State, police say. The suspects are said to have produced and spread violent videos to recruit would-be jihadist fighters online.
One was a 44-year-old man from Birmingham, described by Spanish officials as a Salafist imam. He was held in the city’s Sparkhill area under a European Arrest Warrant.
West Midlands police said he was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and would appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is “an official declaration of defeat” by so-called Islamic State (IS).
Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops.
IS said American aircraft had destroyed the complex, a claim denied by the US. Aerial photographs show the complex largely destroyed.
The mosque, which was more than 800 years old, was where in July 2014 IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi demanded allegiance in his first and only public appearance following the declaration days earlier of a “caliphate”.