Applied Knowledge

NEWS: Ten Dead and 13 Injured in Texas School Shooting May 18th 2018

Date of Occurrence: May 18th 2018
Location: Santa Fe High school, Texas
Event: School Shooting
Fatalities: 10
Injuries/Displaced: 13

 

Ten people, two teacher and eight students have been killed in a school shooting in Texas, another 13 have been wounded. The shooter entered an art class and opened fire. The attacker was arrested after a 23 minute long gun batter with the police in which one officer was wounded. It is uncertain at this point if anyone died in the gun battle. Authorities found molotov cocktails and an explosive device at the school.

No motive has been established however it has been suggested that one of the victims may have rejected the attackers romantic advances.

Sources:

 

BBC: stne.co/2kcfhOS

CNN: stne.co/2rWCkl6

NEWS: Kabul Bomb Blasts Kill 26. April 30th 2018

Date of Occurrence: April 30th 2018
Location: Kabul
Event: Multiple Suicide Bombings
Fatalities: 26
Injuries/Displaced: 45

 

Two bomb blasts in the Afghan capital of Kabul have left 26 dead and around 45 wounded. The first attack seems to have been motorcycle based. The second bomber appears to have run into the crowd gathered around the site of the first bombing, about 15 minutes after the initial attack disguised as a photo journalist. Authorities believe that the attack was aimed at targeting journalists.

 

ISIS has taken responsibility for the attacks as well as an other attack that killed 11 children, though it is believed that NATO troops where the intended target of the attack.

Sources:

BBC: stne.co/2KuztaK

CNN: stne.co/2HLBUDV

NEWS: Van Attack in Toronto Kills Ten April 24th 2018

Date of Occurrence: 24th of April 2018
Location: Toronto
Event: Van Attack
Fatalities: 10
Injuries/Displaced: 13

 

Ten people have been killed and an other 13 have been injured in a van attack in the centre of Toronto. The attack happened on Yonge Street when a van pulled off the road and crashed into a crowd of people. The attacker was then arrested after a short stand off with police.

 

The attack has not be linked to organized terror or crime, however the attack does seem to have been motivated by the “incel” subculture and praised spree killer Elliot Rodger in a FaceBook post written right before the attack.

 

Sources:

BBC: stne.co/2JjtiVp

CNN: stne.co/2qW0XwQ