terrorist act


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Noun1.terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in natureterrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
terror - the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons); "he used terror to make them confess"
biological terrorism, bioterrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
chemical terrorism - terrorism using the chemical agents of chemical warfare; can undermine the personal security of citizens; "a good agent for chemical terrorism should be colorless and odorless and inexpensive and readily available and not detectable until symptoms are experienced"
cyber-terrorism, cyberwar - an assault on electronic communication networks
domestic terrorism - terrorism practiced in your own country against your own people; "the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City was an instance of domestic terrorism"
ecological terrorism, ecological warfare, ecoterrorism, eco-warfare - violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists
international terrorism - terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country
narcoterrorism - the financing of terrorist activities by participation in the drug trade
nuclear terrorism - the use of a nuclear device by a terrorist organization to cause massive devastation or the use (or threat of use) of fissionable radioactive materials; "assaults on nuclear power plants is one form of nuclear terrorism"
state-sponsored terrorism - terrorism practiced by a government against its own people or in support of international terrorism
theoterrorism - terrorism for a religious purpose
terrorisation, terrorization - an act of terrorism
bombing - the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
dirty war - an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims; "thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s"
counterintelligence - intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
ring containment - a strategy of defense in cases of bioterrorism; vaccination only of people exposed and others who are in contact with them; "ring containment is a proven method of halting a smallpox epidemic"
frightening, terrorisation, terrorization - the act of inspiring with fear
terrorist attack - a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims
stash house - a house where weapons and supplies are hidden; "attacks on stash houses is the most frequently used method of counterterrorism"
USS Cole - a United States destroyer; "17 sailors died as the result of a terrorist attack while the USS Cole was anchored in Aden"
twin towers, World Trade Center, WTC - twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
counterterrorism - a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism
biometric authentication, biometric identification, identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"
automatic face recognition, face recognition, facial recognition - biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces; "they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"
facial profiling - identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces; "facial profiling is a new form of airport security"
Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades - a terrorist group that has worked with Al Qaeda; claimed responsibility for attacks in Iraq and Turkey
Abu Sayyaf, Bearer of the Sword - a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping; "In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives"
Aksa Martyrs Brigades, al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, Martyrs of al-Aqsa - a militant offshoot of al-Fatah that is the newest and strongest and best equipped faction active in the West Bank; responsible for many deadly attacks in Israel in 2002
ABB, Alex Boncayao Brigade, Revolutionary Proletarian Army, RPA-ABB - an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
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They planned to organize terrorist act in the neighboring countries in case they successded, Dushebaev explained.
Irfan Nasser, 30, of Doris Road, Sparkhill, and Ifran Khalid, 26, of Timbers Way, Sparkbrook, are both facing a charge of planning a terrorist act - allegedly plotting a bombing campaign to be carried out on British soil.
A lower court had last March sentenced the convicts, including a former soldier and two students, on charges of "forming a criminal gang to plot and carry out terrorist acts to disturb public order," "inciting others to commit a terrorist act," "exercising an activity within an unauthorised association" and "holding unauthorised public gatherings.
Summary: ABU DHABI - The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terrorist act that targeted a Christian church in Egypt's Alexandria in which tens of innocent people were killed and injured.
MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday condemned an armed attack on a church in Baghdad, which claimed innocent civilian lives, denouncing it as a terrorist act contradicting all religious, ethical and human values.
It's understandable, of course, that a terrorist act committed by foreign nationals should raise concerns about national security and border control.
He added that while governmental agencies continue to investigate whether the shooting was an isolated incident or related to other terrorist acts and groups, the family maintains it is a terrorist act.
The amendments "ensure that protest activity, whether lawful or unlawful, would not be considered a terrorist act unless it was intended to cause death, serious bodily harm, endangerment of life or serious risk to the health or safety of the public.
A 56-YEAR-OLD man was being detained under the Terrorist Act in North Wales.
The center helps law enforcement and intelligence communities to more effectively counter threats of terrorism within the United States by combining the experience and special skills of each represented agency in a coordinated effort directed at the threat of terrorism or in response to a terrorist act.
Riyadh, Rajab 10, 1438, April 07, 2017, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of condolences to King Karl XVI of Sweden on the tragic aftermaths of a terrorist act committed in Stockholm.
Whoever seeks or communicates with a foreign state, terrorist organisation or with anyone who works for their interests, to commit any terrorist act, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, while the death penalty will be imposed if the terrorist act has been carried out," the law states.