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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: April 2012

  • On 4 April, twin brothers Mohammed Shabir Ali and Mohammed Shafiq Ali, 24, were arrested in London, UK. The men were charged with funding al-Shabaab in Somalia.
  • On 6 April, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security published a list of six Uyghur men, along with their photographs, accused of being members of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement.
  • On 13 April, four men went on trial in Denmark on suspicion of plotting an armed attack on the offices of newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The four pleaded not guilty.
  • On 13 April, Abdullah Abdul Majid aka Abul was arrested in connection with a grenade attack that killed six people and wounded 68 others in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 March 2012.
  • On 15 April, armed Taliban militants and suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack against foreign embassies in Kabul, Logar, Paktia, and Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
  • On 19 April, a series of coordinated bombings throughout Iraq, killed 38 people and injured 160 others.
  • On 20 April, three men from Birmingham, UK were arrested at London Heathrow airport on suspicion of possessing documents intended to be used for terrorist purposes.
  • On 23 April, Mevlid Jasarevic, 23, was charged by Bosnian authorities with attempted murder concerning his alleged role in an attack on the US Embassy in Bosnia on 28 October 2011.
  • On 23 April, Andrea Campione, 28, was arrested in Pesaro, Italy, on suspicion of training Islamic militants.
  • On 24 April, it was reported that Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, head of Fatah-al-Islam, was killed assisting Syrian rebels in Qusayr, Syria.
  • On 24 April, two people were killed and 27 injured when a bomb exploded in the waiting area of the Business Express, a new luxury train service linking Lahore to Karachi, Pakistan.
  • On 26 April, six people were killed in two separate but coordinated attacks against the offices of three national newspapers in Abuja and Kaduna, Nigeria.
  • On 27 April, a series of explosions at tram stations in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine injured 27 people. No group claimed responsibility and the motives were unclear.
  • On 28 April, Michael Green, 48, was arrested in Central London, UK and charged with possession of a weapon, false imprisonment and carrying out a bomb hoax.
  • On 29 April, 16 people were killed and six injured when gunmen opened fire at the Bayero University campus in Kano, Nigeria.

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