Russia: Highly Likely Crocus City Hall Terrorist Attack Conducted by Islamic State

Russia: Highly Likely Crocus City Hall Terrorist Attack Conducted by Islamic State

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 22 March 2024 at approximately 19:40, four individuals entered the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Moscow, and conducted a Firearms and Fire as a Weapon attack (FaW). The perpetrators targeted an estimated 6,000 people at a rock concert and set fire to the venue. The roof of the concert hall later collapsed. Reporting suggests that there were at least 139 fatalities and more than 100 others were injured. Four individuals were later arrested in the Bryansk region of Russia, around 14 hours...
Islamist Terrorist Sentenced to a Minimum of Five Years in Prison

Islamist Terrorist Sentenced to a Minimum of Five Years in Prison

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI,Threat Analyst Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On 02 February 2024, an individual was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for possessing chemicals for a terrorist purpose. According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the individual was “dedicated to Islamic State inspired extremist beliefs” and had accessed propaganda videos which provided instructions on manufacturing explosives.{X} The individual had reportedly bought knives, including one of the same type featured in an instructional Islamic State video, and...
Islamic State Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills 63

Islamic State Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills 63

Author: Oliver Hair ASyI, Junior Threat Analyst  Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: Media reporting suggests that on 30 July 2023, an individual linked with the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) conducted a Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) attack in Pakistan. The attack was conducted in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan at a rally organised by supporters of the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) political party. The Amaq news agency of the Islamic State (IS) later stated that ISKP claimed responsibility for the...
Nine arrested in Europe for terrorism offences related to Islamic State Khorasan Province

Nine arrested in Europe for terrorism offences related to Islamic State Khorasan Province

Author: Becca Stewart ASyI, Threat Analyst  Read Time: 3 minutes  Tags: On Thursday 6 July, nine individuals were arrested in a joint anti-terrorist operation by German, Dutch, and Belgian police. Seven individuals were arrested in Germany accused of founding a “domestic terrorist group” and supporting Islamic State (IS). Two others were arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of “committing preparatory acts for terrorism offences”.[1] The group allegedly have links to Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the regional IS affiliate group based in Afghanistan....
Senior Islamic State Leaders Killed in Afghanistan and Syria

Senior Islamic State Leaders Killed in Afghanistan and Syria

Author: Oliver Hair, Junior Threat Analyst  Read Time: 5 minutes Tags: On 26 April 2023, US officials confirmed that a senior leader within Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) responsible for the planning of the 2021 Kabul Airport attack was killed in an operation conducted by the Afghan Taliban in April 2023.[1] ISKP is the Afghan affiliate of Islamic State (IS) and has routinely conducted attacks throughout the region since the Taliban takeover in 2021.[2] The 2021 Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) attack at Kabul Airport killed 170 civilians...