Man shot by police in London after stabbings

London’s Metropolitan Police Service said two people were stabbed in Streatham, located in the southern part of London and the unidentified man was then shot by London police officers.


Two people were injured in what police described as a “terrorist-related” incident.

London’s Metropolitan Police Service said two people were stabbed in Streatham, located in the southern part of London and the unidentified man was then shot by London police officers.

Some reports have suggested that the man entered a shop and started stabbing people and appeared to have left the shop and stabbed a woman, possibly a cyclist.

Witnesses reported hearing three gun shots and a man was seen lying on the floor, as armed police approached.

The police force said the incident happened in the Streatham neighborhood of south London, a bustling residential area that doesn’t boast any major British landmarks like areas hit by earlier attacks. Gulled Bulhan, a 19-year-old student from Streatham, told Britain’s Press Association that he witnessed the attack.

“I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer — as they were in civilian clothing,” he said. “The man was then shot. I think I heard three gunshots, but I can’t quite remember.”

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Report: Sunni and Shi’a Extremism Plague Germany

German police conducted counterterrorism raids across the country during the week of January 13, 2020, arresting multiple alleged Islamists suspected of “planning a serious violent act endangering the state.”


IPT News has reported that German police conducted counter-terrorism raids across the country during the week of January 13, 2020, arresting multiple alleged Islamists suspected of “planning a serious violent act endangering the state.”

According to German prosecutors, the suspected terrorists were of “Chechen origin from the Islamist scene.” Raids targeted cells in Berlin and three other states including North Rhine-Westphalia – a state with a significant Hizballah and Muslim Brotherhood presence as well.

The suspects reportedly conducted surveillance of multiple locations to target in terrorist attacks, possibly including a Berlin synagogue, after video footage of the building was discovered on a suspect’s cellphone.

Germany has been increasingly vigilant against Islamist terrorism after 12 people were killed in a 2016 truck ramming attack on a Berlin Christmas market. The terrorist, Tunisian national Anis Amri, had been denied asylum.

German security authorities have foiled nine Islamist terror plots since. In November, the country’s security authorities thwarted an Islamic State bomb plot.

Most terrorism analysts and observers continue to focus only on the attacks that succeeded. Exploring major attacks that could have transpired – but were foiled by security authorities – provides a more accurate understanding of overall terrorist threats. Reporting foiled, significant plots, and including these incidents in data-sets, can also help security authorities signal the virtues of specific counter-terrorism measures to a concerned public.

Last year, for example, jihadist terrorist attacks declined by roughly 50 percent in Europe following significant spikes in attacks the previous two years. Based on this data, some observers started to believe that the Islamic State threat was declining in Europe. But by including foiled jihadist plots, overall terrorist activity in 2018 was actually higher than any year before 2015, including the 2000s when al-Qaeda struck Europe in several high-profile attacks.

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