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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: June 2012

  • On 3 June 2012, 26 people were killed and 190 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives outside the Shia Endowment in central Baghdad, Iraq.
  • On 4 June 2012, four men were convicted of a plot to stage an armed attack on the staff of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen, Denmark on 29 December 2010. They were sentenced to 12 years in prison.
  • On 7 June 2012, the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program authorized rewards for information about seven key leaders of Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen.
  • On 14 June 2012, German police carried out a series of countrywide raids that targeted ultraconservative Islamic organizations. They also banned the Salafist organisation Millatu Ibrahim.
  • On 19 June 2012, Iranian nationals Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammed and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in Nairobi, Kenya. After leading security officials to a stockpile of 15 kilograms of RDX explosives that they had hidden at a Mombasa golf club, they were charged on 25 June with illegal possession of explosives.
  • On 20 June 2012, Al-Qaeda militant Naamen Meziche – previously reported as having been killed in a US drone strike in 2010 – was arrested in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • On 21 June 2012, Hisyam bin Alizein (aka Umar Patek), 45, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings.
  • On 21 June 2012, Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi, three Boko Haram leaders were designated as terrorists by the US state department. All assets belonging to the men in the US were frozen and contact with US citizens banned.
  • On 25 June 2012, Shri P. Chidambaram, the Home Minister of the Government of India, announced that LeT militant Zabiuddin Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari (aka Abu Jundal), 30, had been arrested by Saudi authorities and transferred to Indian security forces at the Delhi airport on 21 June. Jundal was accussed of issuing instructions by telephone to the 10 gunmen who conducted the Mumbai 2008 attacks in India.
  • On 28 June 2012, two men were arrested at separate residences in East London, UK, who were suspected of plotting an attack at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ canoeing venue.
  • On 29 June, French police arrested a 35-year-old Tunisian man in Toulon. The suspect’s identity was not revealed to the public, but police said he had been charged with financing and plotting terrorist acts and using encrypted messages to foster communication among Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Fatah Al-Islam, the Islamic State of Iraq, Tawhid Al-Jihad, and Jaish Al-Islam. Afghanistan.

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