22 Mar 2017 03:53 PM EST
Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence agency had warned that a terrorist attack was "highly likely" in the country since 2014, with the U.K. on "severe" alert. In October, MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said that British spies had foiled 12 attempted terrorist attacks on the U.K. since June 2013. A coordinated attack on London's transport system killed 52 people on July 7, 2005.
Italian Train Derails in Switzerland, Seven Injured
The Associated Press reports that An Italian train derailed in the central Swiss city of Lucerne on Wednesday and one carriage tipped over, injuring seven people on board. The train from Milan in northern Italy to the northwestern Swiss city of Basel derailed shortly before 2 p.m. as it was pulling... Read more
4 Dead After Car-and-Knife 'Terrorist Incident' Near U.K. Parliament
NBC News reports that Four people were confirmed dead Wednesday after Britain's Parliament was locked down following a "terrorist incident" involving a 4x4 that mowed down pedestrians. At least 20 others were injured when the vehicle hit people walking on nearby Westminster Bridge before crashing... Read more
At Least Two People Killed in London Terror Attack
-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster (Image Source: Martin Dunst via Wikimedia Commons) At least two people have been killed in what police are calling a "terrorist incident" in London on Wednesday afternoon. According to the BBC,... Read more
Girl Steals Pope's Hat
Pope Francis is used to greeting all different kinds of people and seems to love that aspect of his job. On Wednesday the Pope got a special greeting from a 3 year old little girl named Estella. A Vatican aide lifts Estella to meet the Pope, as the Pope plants a kiss on Estella, she reaches... Read more
One Shot, Several Injured In UK Parliament 'Terrorist Incident'
Reuters reports that A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters... Read more
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