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Hate preacher had jihad 'manual,' US court told

The New York trial of British hate preacher Abu Hamza heard chilling extracts Wednesday from a 10-volume encyclopedia of jihad found in his London home with pictures of Osama bin Laden. A British police officer told the Manhattan court that the Arabic-language manual was sitting in the living room of Abu Hamza -- a father of nine -- when he was arrested in May 2004. Several computers, maps, a Koran, hundreds of audio and video tapes, numerous documents and photographs of the late Al-Qaeda mastermind bin Laden were confiscated, Keith Asman told the court.

Bomb kills police general in Cairo

A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt's capital within a week. The blast in the upscale western suburb of October 6 killed Ahmed Zaki, a commander of Egypt's central security forces who have spearheaded a crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt), said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter that it had killed Zaki.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since the army toppled Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July. That poses a security challenge ahead of a presidential election in May that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief, is expected to win.

Bomb kills police general in Cairo

A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in Egypt's capital on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Cairo within a week. The blast in the upscale western suburb of October 6 killed Ahmed Zaki, a commander of Egypt's central security forces who have spearheaded a crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Bomb kills police brigadier general in Cairo

An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said, in the fifth such attack targeting police in the capital within a week. The explosion in the upscale western suburb of October 6 killed Ahmed Zaki, a commander in Egypt's central security forces, who have been at the forefront of a wide-ranging crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Somali lawmaker shot dead, second in 24 hours

Insurgents assassinated a Somali lawmaker Tuesday, police and witnesses said, the second such killing in 24 hours and the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital. Abdiaziz Isak was shot "several times and he died instantly," police officer Mohamed Dalane said, close to where the lawmaker was killed in the capital's Madina district. On Monday, an MP was killed and another wounded in a car bombing claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, which threatened to assassinate all lawmakers in the internationally-backed government.

Jurors hear cleric’s praise for September 11 attacks

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a video of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri shown to jurors at his trial on Monday, he did not hesitate when a television interviewer asked him about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people. "Everyone was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center," Abu Hamza said in the undated film played in a U.S. court where the former imam of the Finsbury Park Mosque in London faces terrorism-related charges.

Saudi Arabia sentences eight to death for 2003 attacks: SPA

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court on Monday sentenced three more men to death, raising the number of people condemned for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003 to eight, the state news agency reported. Another 40 people were sentenced to terms of two to 35 years for assisting the attacks in northeastern Riyadh, which were part of a three-year campaign by al Qaeda that killed hundreds and was aimed at destabilizing U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.
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