I thought they said that we had the North Korea situation under control? Apparently the threat of an attack from North Korea is not as “under control” as we were led to believe it was. Multiple credible news outlets have just reported minutes ago, that South Korean officials have confirmed, that North Korea has launched yet another missile. This one was reportedly launched from South Pyonang Province. The missile flew eastward. There are no more details about the missile launch available at this time, including what type of missile was launched, how far this one traveled, or where it landed.
At least 235 people were killed when gunmen open fired and bombed a Mosque in Egypt Friday morning. Government officials say that at least 109 more people were injured in the attack that is being reported as among the deadliest in Egypt’s history.
NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, police sources told the Associated Press (@ap) that men in four off-road vehicles opened fired on worshippers as they pray in the al-Rawdah Mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, which is about 25 miles from the North Sinai provincal capital of el-Arish. Two eyewitnesses told Reuters (@reuters) that the suspected militants targeted supporters of the security forces attending prayers. Citing official sources, state-run MENA reported that the Mosque is largely attended by Sufi Muslims.
Around 50 ambulances were transferring victims to hospitals, according to the Ministry Of Health. A statement issued by Egypt’s General Prosecutor, Nabil Sadiq put the death toll at 235, with at least 109 wounded. No one has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, as of yet.
Based on the timing of this event, and the timing of the release of the video, my guess is that this is an attempt to spread propaganda about something. Probably about the importance of the new sanctions that Trump imposed on North Korea. Who knows? I’m pretty certain that there was a reason the UN wanted this week old footage to be seen by the general public right now. The video shows a North Korean soldier racing for the South Korea/North Korea border. He’s spotted by other North Korean soldiers during his escape. His truck gets stuck in a ditch forcing him to have to leave the truck and make his escape on foot. The soldiers catch up to him and let loose. The North Korean soldiers let off over 400 rounds. Amazingly, the soldier was only hit 5 times. Check out the video below:
Video courtesy: ABC News
In a scene reminiscent of something out of one of those Mexican-drug lord Narcos-type shows on Netflix, the leader of a Mexican fuel-theft gang was shot to death at a hospital where he was undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance, authorities said Thursday. Puebla State prosecutors said Jesus Martin, a woman, and two other men were killed at the hospital, apparently by members of his own gang.
NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, the killing comes amid an upsurge in bloodshed involving pipeline thieves in the state, where at least 16 people have been slain this week in apparent disputes between gangs. The most recent killings claimed four victims on a rural road Tuesday in Palmar de Bravo, a township known as a center for fuel thieves. Fuel thieves drill an average of 28 illegal pipeline taps every day in Mexico. Authorities say the war between thieves broke out because of a recent crackdown that has made it harder for the gangs to steal fuel.
The main suspect in Martin’s killing has also been implicated in the slayings of five people in the town of Tlaltenango, in a vacant lot that apparently served as a base for fuel thieves, officials said. Prosecutors said that Martin a.k.a “El Kalimba” had tried to have his fingerprints removed and that doctors at the hospital in the state capital were being investigated for possible complicity.