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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: September 2011

  • On 7 September 2011, two people were arrested in Helsinki, Finland on suspicion of funding and recruiting for al-Shabaab. This was the first terror related arrests carried out in Finland.
  • On 8 September 2011, Munir Farooqi and Matthew Newton were jailed in Manchester, UK, convicted of attempting to recruit young men to join the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • On 9 September 2011, hundreds of Egyptian infiltrated the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Six embassy staff were evacuated by Egyptian commandos, following the personal intervention of US President Barack Obama.
  • On 11 September 2011, police evacuated the Roda Sten arts center in Gothenburg, Sweden and arrested four people on suspicion of preparing a terror attack.
  • On 12 September 2011, 22 Shiite pilgrims were killed, when the bus they were traveling on was ambushed by a group of gunmen in Anbar Province, Iraq.
  • On 15 September 2011, a gag order was lifted announcing the arrest of five Israeli Arabs suspected of planning several attacks targeting police stations and the abduction of policemen and soldiers.
  • On 15 September 2011, 31 people were killed and 75 injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a funeral service of Bakhat Khan, a Pakistani tribesman opposed to the Taliban
  • On 16 September 2011, Arnaldo Otegi was found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to revive the banned political wing of the militant group ETA.
  • On 16 September 2011, Edris Nsubuga was sentenced in Uganda to 25 years in prison and Muhamoud Mugisha, to five years in prison, for their roles in the July 2010 Kampala attacks.
  • On 19 September 2011, seven people were arrested in Birmingham, UK on suspicion of the commission, preparation, instigation and withholding information about an act of terrorism.
  • On 20 September 2011, Burhanuddin Rabbani, former Afghan President, was killed by a suicide bomber.
  • On 23 September 2011, police in Morocco dismantled a three man terror cell linked to AQIM,.
  • On 29 September 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed by a joint US and Yemeni drone attack that targeted his convoy outside the town of Khashef in Jawf province, Yemen. Four other suspected al-Qa’ida militants were also killed, including Samir Khan, editor of al-Qa’ida’s “Inspire” magazine.

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