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  • Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves 'a number of civilians dead,' Taliban spokesman says

    10/03/2021 11:14:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:02 AM ET, Sun October 3, 2021 | Clarissa Ward, Tim Lister and Ehsan Popalzai,
    The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the Afghan capital, where a funeral service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid, who tweeted that the blast had claimed the lives of civilians. It was not immediately clear how many people were killed or injured in the attack. Emergency NGO, an Italian nonprofit that runs a hospital in Kabul, said on Twitter that it was treating four people wounded in the explosion. Reports on social media described a large detonation and emergency services rushing to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the...
  • FBI probe: Chemicals that caused Beirut blast only a fifth of original shipment

    07/31/2021 6:44:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 30 July 2021,
    Investigation doesn’t give reason for discrepancy or share where rest of ammonium nitrate may have gone — adding to suspicions that much of it went missing before port explosion Many officials in Beirut say privately that much of the shipment was stolen, Reuters said, adding that another theory heard is that not all of the cargo detonated. The 2013 shipment was being transferred from Georgia to Mozambique on a Russian-leased cargo ship when the captain says he was instructed to make an unscheduled stop in Beirut, Reuters said, adding that the shipment never ended up leaving from there and the...
  • Venezuela gas pipeline tract explodes; oil minister blames attack

    03/21/2021 4:22:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-21-21 | Staff
    A tract of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela suffered an explosion on Saturday afternoon, according to a report from state oil company PDVSA seen by Reuters, an incident the country’s oil minister blamed on an attack. The explosion at the 36-inch pipeline providing natural gas to the Pigap II gas reinjection plant in northern Monagas state prompted PDVSA to temporarily shut the plant in order to halt the flames and evaluate the damages to the pipeline, according to the report. Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami in a brief statement on state television late on Saturday called the incident a...
  • Nashville bombing aftermath captured in dramatic photos, videos

    12/26/2020 2:31:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 2020 | By Bruce Golding
    The Christmas morning bombing in Nashville left a wake of destruction that was captured in dramatic photos and videos that made downtown Music City look more like Baghdad or Beirut. Cellphone footage shot shortly after the massive blast caught victims wailing in panic and screaming for help as flames consumed vehicles parked along North Second Avenue and black smoke filled the sky. The explosion, which could be felt for blocks, rocked the city just as dawn was breaking around 6:30 a.m. Officials said cops were already at the scene, having responded to a report of shots fired about 30 minutes...
  • Beirut to observe moment of silence as search continues for possible survivor 1 month after blast

    09/04/2020 10:21:40 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 4 | Peter Aitken
    A month after a devastating blast tore through Beirut, a moment of silence is planned for Friday, while rescue workers continue searching for a possible survivor in the rubble. A vigil and march were planned for Friday, as well as a moment of silence at 6:08 p.m., local time -- or 11:08 a.m. ET -- the moment that marked the time of the blast on Aug. 4. At least 191 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate ignited at the port in early August.
  • Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

    08/12/2020 4:42:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-11-20 | Maria Vasilyeva, Lisa Barrington, Jonathan Saul
    “Goods were being transported from one country to another, and they ended up in a third country with nobody owning the goods. Why did they end up here?” said Ghassan Hasbani, a former Lebanese deputy prime minister and opposition figure. Those linked to the shipment and interviewed by Reuters all denied knowledge of the cargo’s original owner or declined to answer the question. Those who said they didn’t know included the ship’s captain, the Georgian fertilizer maker who produced the cargo and the African firm that ordered it but said it never paid for it.
  • Beirut Blast: How Many Kilotons?

    08/05/2020 12:32:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    BattleSwarm Blog ^ | August 5, 2020 | Lawrence Person
    Yesterday a massive explosion ripped through Beirut, Lebanon from the city’s port: Sometimes you do calculations and get a result that you know must be wrong, and you report them anyway so others can spot your errors. Reports had the explosion shattering windows 10 kilometers away, and doing damage to the Beirut airport, so I set out to calculate the explosive yield using the Nukemap, based on shattering windows at the airport (the 1 psi overpressure ring) and ignoring radiation effects. (The nukemap interface is far more user friendly than the “Nuclear bomb Effects Computer” at the back of Samuel...
  • Landlord, contractor and plumber guilty of manslaughter in 2015 East Village gas blast

    11/16/2019 4:22:31 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 15 2019 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Manhattan jury Friday convicted all three defendants in the deadly 2015 gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three East Village buildings. After two days of deliberations, the jury convicted landlord Maria Hrynenko, contractor Dilber Kukic and unlicensed plumber Athanasios “Jerry” Ioannidis of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and other charges. Relatives of the defendants and of the two victims were in the audience at Manhattan Supreme Court, and many broke into tears at the verdict. The forewoman trembled and dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she announced “guilty” on each count. Ana Lanza, the mother of 23-year-old...
  • Navy Veterans Speak About Being Close The Nuclear Explosion

    09/15/2019 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Navy veterans speak about when the nuclear bomb blew up near them  
  • 19 killed in blast and fire after Cairo traffic collision

    08/05/2019 4:51:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2019 | Bukola Adebayo, Ruba Alhenawi and Hira Humayun
    A car driving against traffic collided with three cars on Sunday night on Nile Corniche street in the capital Cairo and triggered an explosion and a fire, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Facebook. Those injured in the explosion were taken to hospitals and legal action will be taken in the case, the ministry said. At least three victims were in critical condition, the Health Ministry said, and 54 patients at the institute were evacuated to other hospitals because of the fire, according to Al-Ahram news.
  • China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

    03/22/2019 7:36:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/22/2019
    Images of the site showed a fireball exploding, billowing clouds enveloping the area, injured people, and damage to buildings. The blast was so powerful that it knocked down factory buildings some distance away, trapping workers, according to local media. Staff at the Henglida Chemical Factory, 3km (1.8 miles) from the explosion, said its roof collapsed as they fled, and windows and doors were blown out. Provincial authorities said firefighters had to be brought in from across the province. The fire was brought under control at around 03:00 local time on Friday, state TV said.
  • At Least 20 Killed in Bombings at Philippines Cathedral During Sunday Mass

    01/27/2019 9:53:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    ktla ^ | January 27, 2019
    Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries. The military was checking a report that the second explosive device...
  • Christine Blast Ford: what's become of her? [vanity]

    01/20/2019 1:43:20 PM PST · by foreverfree · 65 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 1/20/2019 | foreverfree
    Mrs. Ford was mentioned on the thread re that PA congressman who quit. I haven't heard anything on her since Kav was confirmed. Is she back in the woodwork?ff
  • Sapporo blast due to fumes from 120 emptied spray cans, real estate firm chief apologises

    12/18/2018 11:47:55 AM PST · by csvset · 20 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 18 Dec 2018 | Walter Sim
    TOKYO - The chief of a Japanese real estate firm apologised on Tuesday (Dec 18), admitting that his employees had caused an explosion that injured 42 and collapsed a building in Sapporo on the northernmost island of Hokkaido. The two-storey wooden building, which housed an izakaya - a bar-cum-eatery - called Umi Sakura, a clinic and a real estate firm, collapsed in the blast that occurred at about 8.30pm (7.30pm in Singapore) on Sunday. The fire took six hours to put out, reports said. The force of the explosion shattered glass windows in at least 20 buildings, some as far...
  • Witnesses report huge blast at US embassy in Beijing

    07/25/2018 11:42:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 65 replies ^ | July 26 | Stephanie Bedo
    SMOKE is blanketing Beijing after a huge blast hit the US embassy in China’s capital. Witnesses have reported a large explosion as dozens of officials swoop on the area.
  • Indonesia blast: at least seven dead in attack on Surabaya police station

    05/13/2018 8:40:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Police in Indonesian city are targeted a day after a string of suicide bombings on churches in area kill 13A bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya has killed at least seven people, an Indonesian police official has said, a day after 13 people were killed in the city during coordinated suicide bombings targeting three churches. The blast occurred at 8.50am, said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera, killing at least seven people. “There has been an explosion, we don’t know exactly what happened,” he said. CCTV footage from the scene appears to show a motorcycle driving up...
  • New York Port Authority 'Explosion': Terrified Tourists 'Stampede' Reports Of Enormous Blast

    12/11/2017 4:58:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/11/17 | Sophie Evans
    An explosion has reportedly gone off at New York's main bus station - with terrified tourists seen "stampeding" from the scene. A bomb squad has been dispatched to Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal following the reported blast, witnesses claim. Taking to Twitter this morning, one woman wrote: "Just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare." She added: "Cops EVERYWHERE." The reports are currently unconfirmed. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • Blast at east China factory, casualties reported

    11/25/2017 8:09:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2017-11-26 10:47:57| | Editor: Xiang Bo
    The accident happened at around 9 a.m. in the plant in Jiangbei District of Ningbo City, causing some buildings to collapse, the city's fire department said.
  • FBI: 'Improvised explosive device' caused blast at Bloomington Islamic center

    08/07/2017 9:56:24 AM PDT · by ptsal · 51 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 06, 2017 | Stephen Montemayor
    []Full tite: FBI: 'Improvised explosive device' caused blast at Bloomington Islamic center **SNIP** A blast caused by what the FBI called “an improvised explosive device” rocked a Bloomington Islamic center before dawn Saturday...The blast was reported at 5:05 a.m.Even before the FBI update, congregants said the blast appeared to be a hate crime. Mohamed Omar, the center’s executive director, who was in the building when the explosion erupted...The building was once the site of Northgate Elementary School and Concordia High School. It also served as a worship space for Maranatha Community Church. The Dar Al Farooq Center bought it in...
  • Kabul Suicide Blast: 36 Killed, 42 Hurt; Modi Extends Condolence

    07/24/2017 4:13:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies ^ | 25 July, 2017 2:40 AM IST
    Government security forces said a small bus owned by the Ministry of Mines had been destroyed in the blast. Three civilian vehicles and 15 shops were destroyed or damaged in the blast, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The Taliban, which is battling the Western-backed government and a NATO-led coalition for control of Afghanistan, has launched a wave of attacks around the country in recent days including the suicide attack that killed prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Ramazan Hussainzada last month. Hussainzada was also a senior leader of Afghanistan's Hazara community.