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  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • 19 bombs found after fatal blasts in India

    08/26/2007 4:46:30 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 838+ views
    HYDERABAD, India: The police continued to find and defuse bombs throughout the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Sunday, a day after a pair of synchronized explosions ripped through two popular gathering spots, killing at least 42 people and wounding scores of others. State and national officials are calling the blasts in Hyderabad, a city with a history of Muslim-Hindu tensions, acts of terrorism. After the attacks, the police defused 19 more bombs - all fitted with timers and placed in plastic bags - at bus stops, movie theaters, road intersections and pedestrian bridges. The police said each of the...
  • Police investigate missing bags of ammonium nitrate

    07/10/2004 12:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 736+ views
    Police investigate missing bags of ammonium nitrate Winston-Salem police are investigating the disappearance of 100 bags of ammonium nitrate from a local fertilizer plant. The chemical compound is commonly used as fertilizer but can also be used in explosives. According to police, Royster-Clark, one of the nation's largest retailers of fertilizer products, filed a report of a break-in and larceny that occurred between July 1 and Tuesday at the company's plant at 3105 N. Glenn Ave. An inventory check revealed that 100 50-pound bags of the compound were missing, Lt. Brad Yandell said. Police found 35 of the bags at...
  • Stolen Ammonium Nitrate Found In N.M.

    11/28/2003 9:36:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 284+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-29-2003
    Stolen Ammonium Nitrate Found in N.M. Saturday November 29, 2003 4:01 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Seven bags of the kind of explosive material used in the Oklahoma City bombing were found Friday in a dry river bed, days after they were stolen. The bags, containing a total of 350 pounds of ammonium nitrate, had been stolen from an Albuquerque-based company that distributes explosives used in mining and construction. The bags, stacked up off an embankment and partially covered with tree limbs, were found by people walking in Albuquerque's western outskirts, Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said. ``It was a...
  • Regarding the (missing) Amonium Nitrate..

    07/21/2003 8:06:13 AM PDT · by CygnusXI · 9 replies · 312+ views
    Me | 7-21-03 | CygnusXI
    This is my first post (not reply), so please be kind... Anyway, I was reading here at FR about the missing Amonium Nitrate. Several people commented about how it was a "slow" explosive material (when made to be one). Does that also imply that it burns at a low temp? The reason I ask is this. You know that low level radiological materials have been reported missing here and there. Would such a slow incindiary device be more condusive for a dirty bomb, or would optimum dispersal come from a quick, hot burning device? I'm concerned about this aspect... I...