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  • Egypt flights on hold as UK says bomb may have caused Russian crash

    11/04/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rowena Mason
    The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. It is the first statement by any country that it believes a bomb or other device could have downed the flight, as Russian and Egyptian authorities investigate.
  • Iranian 'diplomat' caught gathering intel on Israeli embassy flees Uruguay

    02/08/2015 11:23:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/8/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    An Iranian 'diplomat' who was caught gathering intelligence on the Israeli embassy in Uruguay has fled that country. Ahmed Sabatgold, 32, a political consultant in the Iranian embassy in Montevideo, was suspected of being involved in placing an explosive device near the new Israeli embassy in early January, the Uruguayan El Observador newspaper reported Sunday. Haaretz reported on Friday that the Uruguayan government had expelled an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of involvement in the attempted bomb attack on the Israeli embassy. The publication caused a great deal of embarrassment in Montevideo, where the government had tried to keep the...
  • Driver Loses Hand in Jeep Explosion in Spokane

    01/25/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-25-14 | Gene Johnson AP
    An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver's hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man's intent, police and neighbors said. Witnesses saw a flash of light from inside the vehicle, a red Jeep with a gray top, as it drove down a residential street, police said. Donald Wilkes, 61, said the blast rattled his house and woke up everyone inside. He initially thought someone had crashed into his parked truck, and when he ran outside, he found the street filled with smoke and the...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack

    06/18/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack Bomber May Have Also Been Involved in Two Other Unsolved Bombings—One at the British Consulate in 2005, the Other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007 FBI New York June 18, 2013 SNIPPET: "Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Also released today...
  • What is an IED (An Improvised Explosive Device)?

    03/05/2011 1:42:51 PM PST · by Dan.S.Defense · 55 replies
    Associated Content. Article ^ | 3/5/2011 | Dan S. Defense
    IED stands for Improvised Explosive Device. I knew them as "Roadside bombs" when I served in the IDF. Then as now, IEDs are cowardly yet effective terrorist tools. You often hear or read about IED in the news in the context of an attack against our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. Unfortunately, these attacks are often successful and inflict damage to men and equipment. People often don't understand what an IED is and why they are so effective. IEDs are typically low tech explosive bundles. They contain an explosive charge and, at times, they are enhanced with nails or shotgun...
  • BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]

    10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 266 replies
    BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport October 29, 2010 9:56 AM From Jessica McWilliams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package. Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off. Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a...
  • Man sought over toilet explosion after device goes off in McDonalds restroom

    10/24/2010 9:24:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies ^ | 25th October 2010
    A SMALL home-made device exploded in a toilet in the restroom of a fast food outlet in western Sydney but no one was injured, police say. The device was detonated in the men's toilet cubicle at a McDonald's restaurant on High St in Penrith at around 9.10pm (AEDT) yesterday. "The explosion damaged the toilet cistern and an air vent," NSW police said today in a statement. "There was nobody in the restroom at the time. "The remnants of a crudely made explosive device was found and taken for forensic examination."
  • Decapitated body, explosive device found in Evanston park (Chicagoland)

    09/14/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 1+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 9-14-10 | Bob Seidenberg, Kim Janssen
    Evanston police are investigating an early morning explosion that left one man dead Tuesday and led to the evacuation of residents and the closure of a middle school. Police secured the area around the Nichols Middle School and Fitzsimmons Park, where the decapitated body of an unidentified male and an explosive device were found shortly before 6 a.m. At Tuesday afternoon news conference, Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther said authorities were taking the explosion “extremely seriously’’ but did not yet understand what the bomber’s intentions were. Police refused to identify the man who died and said they had not determined...
  • [Mexico:]Explosive device remains under Reynosa bridge

    04/28/2010 8:22:26 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 375+ views
    The Monitor ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jared Taylor
    REYNOSA — Authorities continue to tell the public to avoid a bridge near Reynosa's baseball stadium after at least one unexploded grenade was discovered beneath it Tuesday night. City officials announced about 9 p.m. Tuesday that the explosives were found beneath the Broncos bridge, which runs along the city's baseball stadium. Officials said Wednesday morning the "situation of risk" remains. The bridge remains open and officials say municipal police are monitoring the area, but motorists should avoid the area, officials said. At least one person died late last month after two shootouts near the Broncos bridge. At least seven unexploded...
  • AP Reports Bomb Has Damaged US Consulate in Mexico

    04/10/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 50 replies · 1,803+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 10, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    The AP is reporting that a bomb has been thrown over the wall of the US consulate in Nuevo Laredo on Saturday. Nuevo Laredo is a border city in Mexico. At the time of this writing, there are no injuries. Reporting on Fox News, Gregg Jarrett confirmed this report at about 2:50 PM PST. This is breaking news, and updates may follow.
  • FBI: Man Flew Into LaGuardia With Firecracker

    12/28/2009 4:09:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,622+ views ^ | Dec 28, 2009 4:42 pm US/Eastern | n/a
    "FBI: Man Flew Into LaGuardia With Firecracker" "Passenger Taken Into Custody After Device Found Wedged Between Seats On Piedmont Airlines Flight Into LaGuardia" NEW YORK (CBS) SNIPPET: "A passenger who flew into LaGuardia Airport on Sunday night was questioned by FBI agents after allegedly boarding the flight with an explosive device in his possession, CBS 2 has learned. Officials confirmed Monday that a crew member on board Piedmont Airlines flight 4126, originating from Baltimore Washington International Airport, was cleaning the plane after it landed in New York around 7:30 p.m. when he found a large firecracker-like device wedged between two...
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • Police investigating northside explosion

    08/03/2009 11:04:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | Posted: Aug 03, 2009 6:41 PM,Updated: Aug 03, 2009 9:14 PM | Dave Erickson / KXLY4 Anchor / Reporter
    SNIPPET: "SPOKANE -- Police are continuing to investigate an explosion that hit a northside neighborhood early Sunday morning. The explosion happened near the intersection of Eloika and A Street leaving one home damaged and neighbors' yards littered with debris from the bomb." SNIPPET: "Whatever the device was it was strong enough to blow out the windows and tear away the eaves on the house as well as blow out Angel Garcia's basement window next door." SNIPPET: "Spokane Police say a witness saw somebody run up to the house and then run away. A few seconds later the house was rocked...
  • Mexico, U.S.: A New Weapon in the Cartel Arsenal

    02/11/2009 11:08:23 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,617+ views
    Stratfor Intelligence ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Stratfor
    Grenades used in three recent attacks in Monterrey, Mexico, and Pharr, Texas, all originated from the same lot delivered from South Korea... That the grenade used in the third attack reportedly came from Mexico indicates that in addition to the well-known path of weapons flowing from the United States into Mexico, arms also are flowing from Mexico into the United States. The first of the three attacks targeted the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. In the second incident, again in Monterrey, gunmen attacked a local TV station on Jan. 12 in an attempt to intimidate the news agency into cutting...
  • Doctor Hurt in West Memphis Car Explosion

    02/04/2009 8:07:18 AM PST · by harwood · 102 replies · 6,039+ views
    West Memphis, AR - Police are on the scene of a car explosion in West Memphis, AR. It happened this morning near Avalon and Cooper. We're told a prominent doctor got into his car when it exploded. He was airlifted to The MED for treatment in extreme critical condition.
  • House Searched After Man Found Near Mall With Bomb

    12/24/2008 2:59:04 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | Updated December 23, 2008, 7:13 pm CST | N/A
    Video: Bomb Squad Scours Metro Home For Explosives House Searched After Man Found Near Mall With Bomb Steven Jordal, 24, Arrested On Suspicion Of Making Explosive Device With Intent To Sell POSTED: 6:53 pm CST December 23, 2008 UPDATED: 7:13 pm CST December 23, 2008 OKLAHOMA CITY -- A robot has been combing a metro home for explosives since Tuesday morning after finding a man near Penn Square Mall with a bomb on Monday, police said. VIDEO: Bomb Squad Scours Metro Home For Explosives Officers said an anonymous tip led police to Steven Andrew Jordal, 24, who has been accused...
  • Tucson Police detonate suspicious device at I-10 underpass

    12/20/2008 1:45:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,270+ views
    A bicyclist reported seeing something on the underpass sidewalk wrapped in duct tape with wires sticking out of it. Investigators believe it was a real explosive device.
  • Hurlburt finds a bomb (with PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    12/02/2008 9:20:08 PM PST · by diverteach · 23 replies · 1,341+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/02/2008 | Mona Moore
    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Hurlburt Office of Special Investigation discovered an explosive device in the back of a truck that had base access after receiving an anonymous tip Tuesday morning. At about 6 a.m., deputies received an untraceable call and alerted Hurlburt Security personnel of the potential danger. The male voice had warned that a man working at Hurlburt Field had explosives on his truck. Hurlburt Field security levels were raised at 10 a.m. when morning searches for the truck came up empty. The caller's partial description eventually led investigators to a man with access to the base...
  • Update: Small bomb explosion outside a Florida Walgreens

    10/17/2005 5:49:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies · 1,770+ views
    Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | October 17, 2005
    <p>The local Orlando news is reporting that an explosive device was set off outside a Walgreens drugstore in Winter Park. The burn mark is shown on the outside of the building wall. Employees called 911 for help and to my knowledge, all the employees are safe. No further information at this time and investigators are on the scene.</p>