AK-47s - updates

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'Major terrorist attack' foiled in Netherlands, 7 arrested

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'Police arrested 7 men on Thursday... suspected of being at a very advanced stage of preparation for a major terrorist attack in the Netherlands,' says the public prosecutor's office

FOILED. Police officers conduct an investigation at the residence of an alleged jihadist in Rotterdam on September 27, 2018. Photo by Robin Utrecht/AFP

Aguirre orders probe into alleged sale of firearms to NPA

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the instruction to Aguirre during a cabinet meeting

WEAPON OF CHOICE. A New People's Army rebel with an AK-47. File photo by Edwin Espejo

PNP generals face raps over AK-47s in NPA hands

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:44 PM

The PNP has failed to file graft complaints againstretired and incumbent generals over 1 004 missing firearms that found their way to communist rebels so the Ombudsman builds up a case on its own

MISSING RIFFLES. The PNP CIDG is set to charge 19 police personnel for the case of 1,004 mission AK-47s that wound up with the NPA. Graphic by Rappler

Kenyan troops kill 5 suspects after coastal massacres – officials

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:36 AM

A military source says the five were killed by soldiers but that other suspected attackers escaped


Russia's Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47, dies

Dec 24, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Kalashnikov is seen in the Soviet Union as a national hero and symbol of Moscow s proud military past

KALASHNIKOV, 94. In this file photo, Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the fabled AK-47 assault rifle, poses during a media event in Izhevsk marking the 200th anniversary of the Izhmash firearms producer, August 7, 2007. Kalachnikov died on December 23, 2013, aged 94. AFP / Maxim Marmur

AK-47s smuggled for NPA

Nov 05, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The military says communist guerrillas in the region have stepped up firearms procurement

Nairobi mall assailants numbered no more than six - police

Oct 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Earlier reports from Kenyan officials say between 10 and 15 gunmen were involved in the shopping mall attack

MALL ATTACK. People run away from an upmarket mall after masked gunmen stormed it and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Simon Maina

The President's Top Guns

Nov 01, 2011 - 8:00 AM