terrorist attack

  • May 5, 2015  

    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Texas outside an exhibit and contest of cartoons considered offensive by many Muslims. If true, it would be the first attack on U.S. soil by the militant group. But investigators questioned any direct connection between the Islamic State and the two American Muslim shooters, who were shot and killed by a policeman. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2015  

    In Yemen’s capital city Sanaa, four bombings rocked two crowded mosques during Friday prayers. At least 137 people were killed, according to a report. The mosques are controlled by Shiite “Houthi” rebels who stormed the capital last fall and control a growing swath of the country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, which drew a skeptical response from Washington. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2015  

    The attacks in Paris and today’s raids against militants in Belgium highlight the trend of European Muslims traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight. Gwen Ifill talks to Lorenzo Vidino of the European Foundation for Democracy about Europe’s porous borders and the challenge of monitoring possible suspects. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2015  

    Three days of terror in France ended with the deaths of three gunmen, including Said and Cherif Kouachi, brothers suspected of killing 12 people in Paris. That raid at a printing plant followed a nearly simultaneous assault at a kosher supermarket, where another gunman had taken at least five hostages who he threatened to kill if the police harmed the Kouachi brothers. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2015  

    Mark Austin of Independent Television News talks to Judy Woodruff from Paris about the search for a woman believed to be involved in the supermarket hostage siege and how Parisians are feeling after the death of three terrorists. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2015  

    In Paris, three men stormed satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with assault rifles, killing the editor, prominent political cartoonists, a guard and others before firing at a police car and gunning down another officer. The gunmen — identified as two French brothers and a teenager — escaped, prompting a manhunt as France raised its terror alert to the highest level. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2015  

    Charlie Hebdo, the publication whose staff was attacked by three gunmen in Paris, has been threatened and firebombed in the past over provocative commentary and cartoons on Islam. Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Bertrand Vannier of Radio France join Judy Woodruff to discuss the newspaper’s reputation and who might be behind the violence. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2013  

    British investigators continue to search for answers after the brutal murder of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old British soldier who served in Afghanistan. Rigby was hacked to death by two men armed with knives in broad daylight. Lucy Manning of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2013  

    In Boston, evidence seemed to suggest that the explosive devices were made from pressure cookers filled with shrapnel. Jeffrey Brown talks to WBUR reporter David Boeri about what else police and federal agents have discovered, as well as what challenges they face in trying to piece together Continue reading

  • October 8, 2012  

    In other news Monday, the investigation of terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate continues, with media reports surfacing that the State Department rejected requests for more security personnel made by American officials in Libya. Deputy national security adviser John Brennan will visit Libya to review the inquiry. Continue reading

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