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  • Gunmen Open Fire at PA Minister's Office

    12/18/2013 6:33:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/13
    Gunmen opened fire at the office of the Palestinian Authority’s minister of Islamic endowments, Mahmoud Habbash, on Wednesday evening, witnesses told the Ma’an news agency. The witnesses said that masked and armed men fired heavily at the minister’s office in al-Jinan neighborhood in el-Bireh minutes after he arrived. Guards responded by shooting at the assailants, who fled the scene in a private car. ....
  • Egypt: 3 Dead as Gunmen Fire on Coptic Christian Wedding

    10/20/2013 10:59:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo on Sunday. At least nine others were wounded in the attack in the Giza neighborhood of the city, officials said, according to the BBC. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The unidentified attackers fired indiscriminately as people left the church. A man and a girl were killed outside the church and a woman died on her way to hospital. Coptic priest Thomas Daoud Ibrahim told Reuters he was inside the church when the gunfire...
  • 'All Muslims leave...we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 30 in Kenyan mall

    09/21/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 97 replies
    Kenyan police and soldiers have pinned down the remaining gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre earlier today, killing 30 and leaving at least 50 others injured. A security source at the scene in the capital Nairobi confirmed moments ago the attackers have been isolated. The source said: 'The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors - the rest of the mall seems to be secure.' No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is looking increasingly likely the Somalia terrorist group al-Shabaab may be responsible. A statement released...
  • Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say

    12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison
    ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear. For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter. -------------------------------cut------------------------ By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto. He stepped outside and pointed the gun...
  • Gunmen attack Sinai HQ of MFO peacekeeping force, four injured

    09/14/2012 11:11:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    The headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai was attacked on Friday night by dozens of Bedouin Salafi gunmen, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported. Dozens of gunmen, in some 50 vehicles, surrounded the base and then 60-70 of them burst in, storming into the base amid heavy gunfire. First reports of the attack surfaced a little after 8 p.m. local time. Half-an-hour later, Channel 2 reported that Egyptian troops in 11 armored vehicles had arrived at the base, to try to help to restore order. The TV report said four members of the MFO, all of...
  • Egypt: Gunmen Open Fire on Checkpoint in Sinai

    08/07/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 8/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday night, state media said. The official MENA news agency reported that exchanges of gunfire continued late into the night but there were no immediate reports of injuries. “Unknown armed men opened fire on a checkpoint on the main road between Al-Arish and Rafiah,” MENA said in a report quoted by the Reuters news agency. The latest incident comes just several days after another terror attack near the Egypt-Israel border. In the attack which occurred on Sunday, terrorists attacked two Egyptian army posts...
  • Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District

    03/30/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/30/12 | Dan Riehl
    Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a "hoodie" during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "applauded his courage" for doing so. Meanwhile, back home in Rush's district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured. In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the...
  • Gunmen take $1 million in loot, threaten baby during Hollywood jewelry heist

    08/24/2011 5:52:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2011 | Ihosvani Rodriguez and Robert Nolin
    HOLLYWOOD— The gunman's orders were dreadfully clear. "You will follow my demands," he said, "or I will kill this child." His pistol was pointed at the head of a baby in a stroller. The young victim was among employees and customers caught in a million-dollar, broad daylight heist at Koosh Jewelers on Tuesday. Apart from frayed nerves no one, including the baby, was hurt.
  • Mexican troops kill 10 gunmen in Gulf coast state (Veracruz)

    04/19/2011 1:28:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | Miguel Angel Hernandez - AP
    VERACRUZ, Mexico – Mexican troops clashed with gunmen in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Tuesday, killing 10 alleged assailants, the state government said. Soldiers and marines were checking on a report of armed men in the Infonavit Rio Medio neighborhood when they came under fire, the Veracruz state government said in a statement. The troops then gave chase after some of the gunmen fled the scene and another shootout ensued, it said. The troops also seized three automatic rifles, three police uniforms and two cars, the statement said.
  • America's Third War: Texas Farmers Under Attack at the Border

    03/03/2011 8:05:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 3, 2011 | Kris Gutierrez
    In Texas, nearly 8,200 farms and ranches back up to the Mexican border. The men and women who live and work on those properties say they’re under attack from the same drug cartels blamed for thousands of murders in Mexico. “It’s a war, make no mistake about it,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. “And it’s happening on American soil.” Texas farmers and ranchers produce more cotton and more cattle than any other state, so Staples is concerned this war could eventually impact our food supply, and calls it a threat to our national security. “Farmers and ranchers are being...
  • Gaza gunmen 'set fire to UN summer camp for children'

    06/28/2010 1:45:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    bbc ^ | 6/28/10 | staff
    Masked gunmen in the Gaza Strip have set fire to a United Nations-run summer camp for children. This follows a similar attack in May on another UN-run summer camp. Some militants view the UN as a symbol of the West and claim that the summer camps allow boys and girls to mix freely - something that the UN denies. The attackers tied up the guard at the camp in central Gaza before setting fire to chairs, tables, easels and other equipment.
  • NAVY FOILS ATTACK IN WATERS NEAR GAZA

    06/07/2010 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 199+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 06.07.10, 07:03 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    "Navy foils attack in waters near Gaza" SNIPPET: "As Gaza flotillas make headlines, Palestinian cell wearing diving suits attempts to launch attack from sea. IDF force spots cell members in waters of Nahal Aza area, opens fire. Al-Aqsa Brigades say four people killed, one missing. Shortly afterwards, IAF attacks rocket launching cell attacked in northern Gaza; one gunmen moderately hurt SNIPPET: "As the Gaza-bound flotillas continue to make headlines, the Israeli Navy thwarted an attack from the sea early Monday. According to the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit, a Navy force spotted a cell in the waters of the Nahal...
  • Gunmen kill 5 police in shootout in western Mexico (Jalisco)

    08/28/2009 4:58:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 279+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/09 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – A convoy of gunmen engaged state police in a running shootout Friday that killed five officers and possibly one of the attackers in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, authorities said. The state attorney general's office said the gunbattle began when a convoy of seven vehicles carrying at least 30 gunmen approached state policemen on a local highway. Four policemen died in the initial fighting and another officer was killed when police gave chase to the assailants. The body of a dead man was found in one of the vehicles involved in the gunbattle and might be...
  • Italian paper: Gazans say Hamas kept them in homes used by gunmen

    01/22/2009 2:20:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 324+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1-22-09 | Haaretz Service
    Palestinian civilians have accused Hamas of forcing them to stay in homes from which gunmen shot at Israeli soldiers during the recent hostilities in Gaza, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported Thursday. More than 1,250 Palestinians were reportedly killed during Israel's offensive against Hamas in the coastal territory. Israel has been harshly criticized for the large number of civilians among the Palestinian dead, of whom they numbered more than half according Gaza officials. But the Italian paper also quoted a doctor at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital as disputing the number of Palestinians said to have been killed in the...
  • Muslim cemetery in Mumbai refuses to bury gunmen

    12/01/2008 8:35:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,119+ views
    chron.com ^ | 12-1-08 | AIJAZ ANSARI Associated Press
    MUMBAI, India — A Muslim graveyard has refused to bury nine gunmen who terrorized Mumbai over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks. The men are not true followers of the Islamic faith, according to the influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. "People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim," said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee. "
  • Gunmen attack Darfur peacekeepers

    04/10/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 63+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/08 | Jennie Matthew
    KHARTOUM (AFP) - Gunmen have attacked police from the African Union and UN peacekeeping force in Darfur for the first time, injuring one officer by beating him with a rifle butt, a UN spokesman said Thursday. "Four gunmen attacked, yesterday afternoon, a UNAMID police patrol, two kilometres (one mile) from the Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons, injuring one officer," said spokesman Noureddine Mezni from the UN African Mission in Darfur. The unarmed police were stopped at gunpoint as they returned from a routine patrol at the camp, which is near Darfur's political capital of Al-Fasher. The officers were...
  • Gunmen slaughter 11 villagers in Guyana

    01/26/2008 2:37:16 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 131+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 1/27/08
    GEORGETOWN (AFP) - - Gunmen with assault rifles shot and killed 11 people in a Guyana village early Saturday, in an attack police blame on a criminal gang whose leader has threatened widespread violence. At least five of the victims were children, said Divisional Police Commander Leroy Brummel. Three survivors were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The killing in the village of Lusignan was a "cowardly act" by "sick, demented criminals," said President Bharrat Jagdeo, addressing his country and appealing for calm. "We have to ensure this does not spread ethnic tension," said Jagdeo. "These are criminals. We have to hunt...
  • Army of Islam gunmen march in funeral (Gaza City, Gaza Strip)

    09/28/2007 8:03:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 73+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/07 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hundreds of gunmen from the shadowy Army of Islam marched in a funeral for five Gaza militants Thursday, firing in the air in their first public appearance in such large numbers. The five Army of Islam members buried Thursday were among a total of 12 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes over two days. The Israeli military said it has targeted militants involved in rocket fire on Israeli border towns. A statement from the group posted on Islamic Web sites on Thursday said a sixth member wounded in Wednesday's strike against its men had since died...
  • U.S. troops battle Iraqi police, gunmen (snag police Lt. / 'leader' of Iranian-backed militia cell)

    07/13/2007 10:14:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 786+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/07 | Lee Keath - ap
    BAGHDAD - U.S. forces battled Iraqi police and gunmen Friday, killing six policemen, after an American raid captured a police lieutenant accused of leading an Iranian-backed militia cell, the military said. Seven gunmen also died in the fight, a rare open street battle between American troops and policemen. Washington has demanded the government purge its police force of militants, and U.S. and Iraqi authorities have arrested officers in the past for militia links. But the Bush administration said in an assessment Thursday that progress on that front was "unsatisfactory." The lieutenant was captured before dawn in eastern Baghdad, but the...
  • Mexico confronts surging violence (pursue gunmen near the Arizona border in the Sierra Madre)

    05/17/2007 12:42:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/07 | Oman Nevarez - ap
    HERMOSILLO, Mexico - Police chased the remnants of a criminal assault force through mountains near the Arizona border on Thursday after kidnappings and gun battles in which at least 22 people died. Federal police helicopters and ground forces searched the Sierra Madre for fleeing gunmen on Thursday while state police moved in to replace terrified local officers who abandoned the town of Cananea, 20 miles south of the U.S. border. Officials said Thursday that a powerful drug cartel may have sent the assailants armed with assault rifles who arrived in 10 to 15 vehicles on Wednesday, pulled four lightly armed...
  • Gunmen Hijack Bus in Northern Italy (Albainians)

    05/15/2007 1:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 700+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | May 15, 2007 | COLLEEN BARRY
    MILAN, Italy (AP) - Three armed men hijacked a regional bus Tuesday in northern Italy and set it on fire after freeing the passengers, officials said. An off- duty police officer was injured and two of the three hijackers were apprehended. The bus was traveling south from Alessandria to Acqui Terme, cities southwest of Milan, when the men—armed with a pistol and knives—took it over and forced the driver to turn off the highway and onto a state road heading in the opposite direction, a carabinieri official in nearby Novara said. An off-duty police officer who was on board tried...
  • Palestinian Gunmen Bomb Gaza (American) School

    04/21/2007 1:51:26 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 10 replies · 1,053+ views
    cbn.com ^ | 4/21/07 | Associated Press
    CBNNews.com - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Armed assailants set off explosives at a private school in northern Gaza early Saturday, damaging the building but causing no casualties, Palestinian security officials said. There was no claim of responsibility. The attack took place around 5 a.m., several hours before the start of the school day. The attackers overpowered security guards, then set off bombs in several areas of the American International School, security officials said. One of Gaza's best private schools, the American International School was founded in 1995 and has more than 600 students. In March 2006, the Dutch principal...
  • Police hunt for gunmen who shot 3 dead, left 4 injured in Lake Worth

    03/28/2007 6:53:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 551+ views
    (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2007 | Chrystian Tejedor and Erika Slife
    Lake Worth -- Three men were shot dead and at least four others wounded Tuesday evening after an argument in the backyard of a home. One survivor was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and the three others were flown to Delray Medical Center, where police stood guard at the entrance to the emergency room. Three survivors were in critical condition. Authorities said they knew the men's names but declined to identify them. They were looking for three men, armed with an assault-style rifle and wearing ski masks, who were driving a black Dodge Stratus. Police...
  • Somali gunmen ambush Ethiopian convoy in Mogadishu

    01/21/2007 11:16:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/07 | Mustafa Haji Abdinur
    MOGADISHU (AFP) - An Ethiopian military convoy was ambushed in a new round of deadly violence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, hours after the African Union agreed to send peacekeepers to the war-torn country. At least one person was killed in the ambush Saturday, which triggered a major gunbattle in the volatile south of Mogadishu. Coming in the wake of a brazen attack late on Friday on the residence of the interim president, the AU stabilisation force should be under no illusions about the scale of the task that awaits it. The interim administration and peacekeepers not only face having...
  • Rogue Gunmen Won't Be Tolerated, U.S. General Says

    07/10/2006 5:00:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 255+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 10, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi security forces will go after any rogue band or group that preys on innocent Iraqi citizens, a senior U.S. officer said in Baghdad today. "That is something that we're not going to tolerate," Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters in Iraq's capital city. Caldwell was responding to a reporter's question about news reports that said rogue gunmen operating in southeastern Baghdad yesterday had used illegal roadblocks to stop and murder innocent Iraqis. The gunmen detained and killed several Iraqi citizens at those checkpoints, according...
  • Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians'

    06/17/2006 8:07:10 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 385+ views
    FreeIsraelNow ^ | June 17 2006
    Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' - PLASTINIAN - Whether the (so called) 'Palestinian' Arab Muslims are a "nation" that is 39 years old (since 1967) or a bit more than that or even if you believe that they are just another group of Arabs, one thing is certain, they have contributed some vocabulary, Take some PLASTINIAN lessons: Hamas' terrorists greed for higher salaries (2006) = "starving Palestinians". Killing it's own people (like Muhammad Al Dura 2000, Rafah 2002 in a cave & now Gaza beach 2006) = "israeli aggression". Arab settlers (at the 1800's and their...
  • Fatah Gunmen Attack Palestinian Parliament (Time for the Palestinian Civil War/Car Swarm Watch!)

    06/12/2006 11:33:26 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 30 replies · 698+ views
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Hundreds Palestinian security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas went on a violent rampage against the Hamas-led government Monday night, riddling the parliament and Cabinet buildings with bullets to protest an attack against their comrades in the Gaza Strip by Hamas gunmen. The security men shot out the windows of the parliament before storming the two-building Cabinet complex, where they smashed furniture, destroyed computers and scattered documents. No casualties were reported. But the mob set fire to one of the Cabinet buildings, causing heavy damage as flames quickly spread. "Every time they touch one of ours...
  • Gunmen kill 21 commuters near Baghdad (includes a dozen high school students)

    06/04/2006 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 650+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/04/06 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    Gunmen kill 21 commuters near BaghdadBy QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 11 minutes ago BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen dragged passengers off a buses northeast of Baghdad and killed 21 people, including a dozen high school students. The attackers spared four Sunni Arabs in one the worst sectarian atrocities in recent weeks. Serwan Shokir, the mayor of Qara Tappah, said one other person was wounded in the early morning attack. He said there were 26 people on three mini headed from his town to Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. The 12 slain students were apparently headed for Baqouba...
  • Trans-border aggression:Tourist raped, another shot near Caracol! (Trouble In Paradise!)

    05/25/2006 9:23:26 AM PDT · by quegley · 17 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Friday, 19 May 2006 | Ann-Marie Williams
    Trans-border aggression:Tourist raped, another shot near Caracol! Friday, 19 May 2006 By Ann-Marie Williams - News Editor Decommissioned military men from Guatemala’s scaled-down army are believed to be the ones responsible for the recent series of armed attacks against tourists visiting archaeological sites and other destinations in the Cayo District. The situation has become so bad that the United States Embassy in Belize issued a travel advisory cautioning Americans to stay away from the Cayo district. Days after this caution, a commando force of brigands ambushed three tourist groups on their way from Caracol, stripping each tourist of money and...
  • Gunmen Kill Son of Top Iraqi Judge

    05/13/2006 10:39:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 356+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen killed the son of Iraq's top judge Saturday as the country's prime minister-designate struggled to form a national unity government that could eventually open the way to stability. Attacks outside Baghdad killed five Iraqis and a U.S. soldier, part of the undercurrent of daily violence marring the slow-moving political process. Frustrated with such violence in the south, the governor of oil-rich Basra, Mohammed al-Waeli, asked his provincial council to fire the regional police chief and the defense ministry to sack an Iraqi army general. Al-Waeli, a member of the dominant Shiite coalition, demanded the dismissal of...
  • Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital (Mogadishu)

    05/10/2006 6:10:16 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 739+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-11-2006 | Mike Pflanz
    Slaughter as gunmen fight to control Somalia's capital By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 11/05/2006) Somalia's lawless capital Mogadishu was engulfed in violence yesterday as fighting between rival factions brought terror to civilians. At least 14 people were killed in a fourth day of fighting between gunmen allied to conservative Islamic leaders and others loyal to a group of powerful businessmen. The bloodshed took the death toll to 96 since Sunday, with an estimated 200 people wounded. Most of the dead and injured were civilians. The two sides have used heavy machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery. A mortar round...
  • Fatah, Hamas Gunmen Clash in Gaza

    04/22/2006 1:29:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 409+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/22/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Violent clashes and mass protests erupted Saturday across the West Bank and Gaza Strip between followers of the militant group Hamas and Fatah rivals, after a Hamas leader accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of treachery. The two sides traded gunfire and hurled stones and firebombs, escalating a fierce power struggle between militant and moderate factions focused on control over Palestinian security forces. Abbas said Saturday he would not allow the accusations to plunge the Palestinians into civil war. The unrest followed the president's recent moves to take control of all six security forces and Hamas's...
  • Entire Darfur Village Of 55,000 Flees After Raids By Janjaweed Gunmen

    02/03/2006 5:59:51 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2006 | David Blair
    Entire Darfur village of 55,000 flees after raids by Janjaweed gunmen By David Blair in Menawashi (Filed: 04/02/2006) Exhausted refugees were building ramshackle shelters in a dry river bed yesterday after 55,000 people fled a raid mounted by the Janjaweed militia in the Sudanese province of Darfur. It was the biggest movement of refugees there so far this year. The victims, many of whom have fled attacks twice or even three times before, are camped around the town of Menawashi in southern Darfur. They abandoned the nearby town of Mershing after two attacks from the pro-regime militia in the space...
  • Mexican officials arrest gunmen hired by drug traffickers on U.S. border

    01/05/2006 10:28:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 310+ views
    TIJUANA, Mexico – Investigators have arrested three gunmen accused of participating in killings and kidnappings ordered by a Tijuana-based drug smuggling cartel and who allegedly used acid to dissolve the bodies of some victims, state authorities said. Prosecutors in Baja California state, where Tijuana is located, said in a statement that Oswaldo Millan, 26, Armando Nava, 32, and Arturo Silva, a 29-year-old former state investigator, were arrested during a raid Tuesday in Otay. The office said the suspects admitted belonging to the Arellano Felix cartel and working as enforcers who collect fees from drug traffickers using the cartel's routes. The...
  • Palestinian gunmen storm and loot election commission offices, may delay vote

    12/14/2005 5:17:37 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 289+ views
    web.israelinsider.com ^ | December 14, 2005 | Israel Insider staff and partners
    Palestinian gunmen storm and loot election commission offices, may delay vote By Israel Insider staff and partners December 14, 2005 The Palestinian central election commission shut its doors Tuesday in protest after masked gunmen burst into its Judean, Samarian and Gaza offices, firing in the air and hauling off computers - jeopardizing next month's parliamentary election, the first in a decade. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas ordered his security forces to protect election workers, but officials privately conceded that violence could endanger the Jan. 25 vote - seen as a key to establishing a credible government that could conduct peace talks...
  • Gunmen steal lion from Gaza zoo

    11/26/2005 11:51:32 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 22 replies · 522+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 26, 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Masked gunmen raided the only zoo in the Gaza Strip over the weekend and stole a lion - turning the animal into the latest victim of the continued state of lawlessness. Zoo manager Saud al-Shawwa announced a $1,000 reward for anyone who provides information that could help find the lion and a pair of parrots that were also stolen. "Thousands of people visit the zoo and they will miss these animals, especially the lion," he said. "We have different species of animals here and we urge the Palestinian security forces to help us find the stolen animals." Sources in Gaza...
  • Terrorist gunmen take over for Palestinian security forces

    09/15/2005 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 358+ views
    web.israelinsider.com ^ | September 15, 2005 | By Israel Insider staff and partners
    Terrorist gunmen take over for Palestinian security forces By Israel Insider staff and partners September 15, 2005 Dressed in full military fatigues, dozens of gunmen with the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Palestinian terrorist group set up checkpoints and stopped traffic to Gaza's evacuated Jewish settlements, doing the job of Palestinian security officials who have been unable to rein in the chaos that has ensued since Israel's withdrawal. The gunmen -- who are linked to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah movement -- were determined to restore order and to stop fellow Palestinians from looting valuable equipment from the greenhouses that...
  • Gunmen kidnap French TV crews in Gaza (Palestinian Authority)

    08/17/2005 7:49:57 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 435+ views
    Reporters Without Borders today condemned the kidnapping of France 3 TV crew soundman Mohamed Ouathi by three gunmen yesterday in Gaza and urged the Palestinian authorities to do everything possible to ensure that he is quickly released. "We call for Mohamed Ouathi's immediate and unconditional release and we ask the Palestinian authorities to react quickly so that he is freed as soon as possible," the organisation said. "The fact that his abductors did not have their faces covered shows that a degree of impunity and laxity prevails in Gaza." Ouathi and the three other members of the French TV station's...
  • Palestinian Judicial officials, employees go on strike [Gaza]

    08/07/2005 3:20:50 AM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) ^ | August 6, 2005 | Unattributed
    GAZA, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Judges and employees in the public prosecution office in Gaza Strip on Saturday went on strike, demanding more protection after armed attacks targeted some of them in Gaza.
  • Gunmen Kill Iraqi Ex-Judge; Hostage Freed

    06/22/2005 10:07:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 360+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/05 | Frank Griffiths - AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen on Wednesday killed a former judge whose name once was on a list of Sunni Arabs joining a parliamentary committee to draft Iraq's new constitution, officials said. Separately, a Filipino hostage was released after almost eight months in captivity. Former judge Jassim al-Issawi, whose candidacy to join the 55-member committee was later dropped, was a law professor at Baghdad University and the former editor-in-chief of Al-Siyadah newspaper, said Salih al-Mutlak, secretary general of the Sunni National Dialogue Council Al-Issawi, 51, and his son were killed in Baghdad's northwestern Shula neighborhood, said Abdul Sattar Jawad, current editor...
  • Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Archbishop in Iraq

    01/17/2005 12:26:48 PM PST · by E-squirrel · 23 replies · 750+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/17/05 | ROBERT H. REID
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen kidnapped a Catholic archbishop and targeted security forces in a series of brazen attacks Monday that killed more than 20 people. U.S. Marines suffered undisclosed casualties in a car bombing in Ramadi, where two Shiite Muslims were beheaded and their bodies left on a sidewalk. The top U.S. general here predicted more violence on the Jan. 30 balloting but pledged to do "everything in our power" to ensure safety. U.S. and Iraqi authorities hope for a substantial turnout, especially from the long-suppressed Shiite Muslim majority. In Mosul, Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic...
  • Lawless in Gaza

    07/22/2004 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 765+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 21st 2004 | Global Agenda
    Violent protests against corruption and nepotism in Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, and the threatened resignation of his prime minister, Ahmed Qurei, have forced Mr Arafat to back off from putting a relative in charge of Gaza’s security forces... Arafat is feeling the wrath of his own people, who have become increasingly frustrated at the corruption, nepotism and sheer uselessness of his crumbling regime.... Arafat has for months been resisting pressure from America, Egypt, the United Nations and other powers to merge and revamp the PA’s 12 overlapping, ineffectual and mutually hostile security forces, and to put them under the...
  • Fight to save life of BBC reporter (He was not a muslim)

    06/08/2004 8:10:19 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 10 replies · 297+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 09, 2004 | From The Times
    LONDON: The BBC reporter shot nine times in an al-Qa'ida ambush in Saudi Arabia that claimed the life of his camerman remained in a coma last night. Frank Gardner, the BBC's security correspondent, underwent further surgery yesterday after having two bullets removed from his abdomen, one from his leg and another from his hand. A senior BBC executive said: "It was a touch and go for a while but doctors are confident he will pull through." Saudi police are investigating suggestions the gunmen were tipped off about the presence of the BBC team in a stronghold of al-Qa'ida supporters in...
  • Serb boy killed as tensions rise in Kosovo

    06/05/2004 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 26 replies · 369+ views
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | Saturday June 5, 03:38 PM | By Shaban Buza
    GRACANICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - A Serb teenager has been shot dead in Kosovo and police quickly arrested two Albanians suspected of trying to ignite another round of ethnic violence in the United Nations-run province. The killing in the Serb enclave of Gracanica on Saturday was the first since 19 people were killed in mid-March when the U.N. protectorate was engulfed in the worst violence in five years of international administration. NATO peacekeepers later said the riots were clearly orchestrated. U.N. police spokesman Malcolm Ashby said 16-year-old Dimitrije Popovic was killed when gunmen fired from a car into a...
  • Fallujah adopts Taliban theocracy

    06/04/2004 12:51:36 PM PDT · by Bloodclot · 13 replies · 380+ views
    In wake of U.S. pullout, clerics impose radical regime Posted: June 4, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com In the wake of the U.S. Marines pullout, the Sunni city of Fallujah has become a Taliban-style theocracy, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service. In the city of 300,000, about 30 miles north of Baghdad, al Qaida-inspired clerics are the ruling authorities, backed by the guns of Saddam loyalists who have imposed their own version of Islamic law. The comparison to Afghanistan under the Taliban is not coincidental. Many of the clerics who have taken over Fallujah either studied in...
  • Gunmen Kill 5 in Karachi Police Station

    04/03/2004 9:28:15 PM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 141+ views
    NWI Times ^ | April 03, 2004
    KARACHI, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a police station Sunday in the southern city of Karachi, killing five police in a dawn attack, authorities said. One attacker died in the return fire. The assault hit a police station near the airport at Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and the frequent scene of extremist violence. Ten gunmen entered the station and shouted, "We will not leave any police alive," Officer Abdul Khaliq Shaikh said. The assailants opened fire, killing two police officers and three constables, Shaikh said. Two of the police officers fired back, killing an attacker, he said. Authorities had no immediate...
  • Gunmen evict family at dawn from home in King David's city

    03/21/2004 4:05:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 228+ views
    The Guardian Unlimited ^ | Friday March 19, 2004 | Chris McGreal in the City of David
    The first Ruad Ajlouni knew that the Israelis were moving in was as he awoke in the early hours to find a group of armed men standing over his sleeping children. The 30 or so Jewish activists had quietly clambered on to the terrace roof of the three-storey apartment block in run-down Arab east Jerusalem, drilled their way through the locks of the outside doors and surrounded the Ajlounis before they had a chance to stir. "They said they had bought the flat and were moving in," said Mr Ajlouni. "At three o'clock in the morning. I said: 'Good for...
  • Fatah gunmen raid Khan Yunis broadcasting offices

    02/29/2004 7:39:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 29, 2004 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Some 50 gunmen belonging to Fatah's armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, raided the offices of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in Khan Yunis Saturday night, demanding that they be employed by the Palestinian Authority security forces. This is the fourth incident of its kind in Khan Yunis in recent months. The Fatah gunmen have on previous occasions gone on a rampage inside the headquarters of PA Governor Hosni Zu'rub. Witnesses said the armed activists who stormed the offices of the PBC ordered all the employees to leave, demanding that Zu'rub fulfill his promise to absorb them in various branches of...
  • Two Palestinian gunmen, Israeli killed in clash

    02/26/2004 10:26:57 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 136+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | Februari 26 2004 | Reuters
    Two Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli at an industrial zone on the Gaza Strip border before being shot dead by Israeli security personnel. The zone is a rare example of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation amid conflict. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group in Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for what it called a "martyrdom operation" at the Erez border crossing. At least two other Israelis were wounded in the early morning clash, an Israeli security source said. Since a woman suicide bomber from the Islamic group Hamas killed four people at Erez last month, the Israeli military has stepped...
  • 2 Gunmen Killed at Manila Airport Tower

    11/07/2003 5:25:38 PM PST · by TexKat · 1 replies · 162+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/03 | OLIVER TEVES
    MANILA, Philippines - Two armed men, including a former air transport official, tried to seize a Manila airport control tower before dawn Saturday and were killed in a gunfight with airport security officers. Former Air Transport Office chief Panfilo Villaruel and another armed man entered the airport control tower office at Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly before midnight, said airport security chief Angelo Atutubo. Villaruel was motivated by a "personal grievance," said Ignacio Bunye, spokesman for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who praised the "fast and effective" response by authorities. "This is just proof that the government remains in control of...