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Today in Terrorism

Today in terrorism: 15 October 1992

In just four hours, the village of Palliyathidal was the scene where some 285 men, women and children were killed by a 1,000 strong LTTE force.

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Today in Terrorism

Today in terrorism: 14 October 2017

Of all the actions carried out by Al Shabaab , the deadliest one took place on this day two years ago.

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What role, if any, will security issues play in the 2019 election campaign?

I constantly hear the accusation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ‘soft on terrorism’. Where are people getting this idea? How many examples do you want?

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Today in Terrorism

Today in terrorism: 13 October 2015, A pox on both your houses

The neverending back-and-forth between the Israelis and the Palestinians was captured in a single day back in 2015.

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Politics may be a blood sport, but death threats are unacceptable

Canadian 2019 Elections: Disliking a candidate or a whole party is one thing. Issuing death threats is another.

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When is an act of terrorism not an act of terrorism?

Many will jump to conclusions, sometimes based on preconceived notions or biases. Sometimes they will be right; sometimes they will be wrong. The consequences of getting it wrong are zero for the average person; they are higher for authorities.

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Today in terrorism: 12 October 1984, Margaret Thatcher bombing attempt

On this day in 1984, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombed the Grand Hotel in Brighton (England), where then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s ruling Conservative Party was holding its annual conference. Five people died and many more were injured.

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Today in Terrorism

Today in terrorism: 11 October 1993

On this day in 1993, a publisher linked to “The Satanic Verses”, a novel by Salman Rushdie, was shot in Oslo, Norway.

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Charlie Hebdo Perspectives

Did French security officials miss the obvious?

Mickaël Harpon’s drift toward fundamentalist Islam went undetected even though he worked in unit that tracked Islamist radicals.

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The spy next door

The arrest of a senior Canadian intelligence official on allegations of stealing classified materials has shaken the international intelligence community.