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  • Russia’s first WTO dispute targets EU duties

    01/06/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2014 9:00 AM EST
    Russia has filed its first trade dispute before the World Trade Organization, complaining about the European Union’s anti-dumping duties. […] In a statement Monday, the WTO said Russia is seeking consultations with the EU over its anti-dumping duties on Russian steel products and ammonium nitrate, which is mainly used in fertilizer. The EU is levying duties because it believes Russia is selling those goods below their production cost. …
  • Firefighters recount deadly blast

    04/22/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2013 | Ukn
    U.S. NEWSApril 21, 2013, 8:13 p.m. ET Firefighters Recount Blast In First Interviews, Volunteer Responders Give Accounts of Texas Explosion
  • Why was the Texas fertiliser plant explosion so deadly?

    04/20/2013 6:59:56 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 4-19-2013 | David Cliff
    (snip) What makes ammonium nitrate explosive?Ammonium nitrate, a common fertiliser additive, is a white crystalline solid at room temperature. It is stable except when it is contaminated with organic (carbon-based) material. In practice, it is commonly mixed with fuel oil to form an industrial explosive (called ammonium nitrate/fuel oil, or ANFO) and is widely used in the mining industry. In the case of the explosion in West, something had to heat the ammonium nitrate in the fertiliser factory to a critical temperature of 300C for it to auto-ignite. This would need to be either organic contaminants reacting with the ammonium...
  • The Bombing of Sterling Hall (The Antiwar Movement in the USA thirty four years ago today)

    08/24/2004 12:49:23 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 17 replies · 6,532+ views
    LeeMark Communications ^ | 2000 | Christopher J. Lee
    The Bombing of Sterling HallText and photos copyright © 2000 Leemark Communications The doors to the old part of Sterling Hall, as seen from Charter Street. Early on August 24th, 1970, a van loaded with six barrels of explosives blew up just outside the East Wing of Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. The bombing was carried out by four men in protest of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The bombing was directed against the Mathematics Research Center, a U.S.-Army-funded facility, which was located in the East Wing of Sterling Hall along with the...
  • Second Michigan man arrested in explosives investigation

    04/21/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | April 20, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.ice.gov/news/releases/1204/120420detroit.htm APRIL 20, 2012 DETROIT, MI Second Michigan man arrested in explosives investigation Suspected of possessing more than two tons of bomb-making materials SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – A second man suspected to be involved in an explosives investigation was arrested Thursday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and deputies with the Chippewa County Sherriff's Department. Kenneth Kassab, 53, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was taken into custody without incident Thursday on charges related to the...
  • 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...
  • Only one major media outlet reports terror suspect as Muslim

    06/17/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 10 replies
    This morning police in Washington D.C. arrested Yonathan Melaku, a Muslim, for suspicious activity near Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The twenty-two-year-old Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ethiopia that also serves in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was found carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer and other materials making reference to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The first reports I saw came from the Drudge Report and neither made reference to Malaku’s religion. Then I remembered the stories about Asan Akbar who killed two members of his platoon and wounded fifteen more and Hasan Nidal who killed thirteen...
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • Man Suspected in Pentagon Terror Scare Identified

    06/17/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/17/11 | PIERRE THOMAS, RICHARD ESPOSITO and LEE FERRAN
    Sources told ABC News a backpack in Melaku's possession contained a package labeled ammonium nitrate as well as spent firearm ammunition. Ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, can be used in explosives. The FBI later said despite the label, the backpack presented no immediate threat. A search of Melaku's nearby car also found no potential devices. Law enforcement sources said Melaku does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization. In addition to his arrest today, Melaku already faces pending charges in Loudoun County, Virginia, for a rash of vehicle break-ins, police said.
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • 9 dead, 45 injured in blast at Pune [India]'s German Bakery (Jews targeted)

    02/13/2010 11:04:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Nine people including one foreigner were killed and 45 injured in a suspected bomb blast in the German Bakery at Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram here this evening. Pune Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh said there were five women among the victims. The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 7:15pm. Initial reports have suggested that the Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast. "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune joint commissioner...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • NATO seizes bomb-making materials in Afghanistan (250 Tons .. enough to make buku roadside bombs)

    11/10/2009 12:05:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 552+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/09 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    KABUL – International troops and Afghan police seized 250 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer — enough to make up to a couple hundred roadside bombs, the Taliban's most lethal weapon in what has been the deadliest year of the war, NATO announced Tuesday. Separately, video footage emerged of insurgents brandishing what appears to be limited stocks of U.S. ammunition in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan where eight Americans died in a battle last month. NATO officials hoped Sunday's raid in the southern city of Kandahar would hurt Taliban militants, whose homemade bombs have become the biggest killer of U.S....
  • Ammonium nitrate fire forces mass evacuation

    07/30/2009 10:23:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    KXXV.com ^ | Posted: July 30, 2009 07:11 PM | by Patrick Tolbert
    Bryan, Texas SNIPPET: "As the situation eased, officials scaled back the number of mandatory evacuations. As of 8:50 p.m., only about 1,000 people were affected by the evacuations." SNIPPET: "John Carver with El Dorado Chemicals reports the plant on Highway 21 is a "typical dry blend fertilizer" facility. He reports a crew was welding in an empty ammonia nitrate storage bin when a spark started a small, smoldering fire. Two workers were in the building at the time of the fire; both escaped uninjured. Firefighters quickly responded to the scene only to discover they could not use water to battle...
  • Bryan-Area Warehouse Area Evacuated

    07/30/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies · 1,945+ views
    click2houston.com ^ | 7/30/09 | unknown
    BRYAN, Texas -- Officials are evacuating much of Brazos County to the north and west of Bryan because of a fire at a chemical plant believed to contain explosive ammonium nitrate. KBTX The fire broke out about noon Thursday at the El Dorado Chemical Co. plant on Highway 21.
  • Malaysia - Police arrest key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) - Wan Min Wan Mat

    09/27/2002 1:53:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 495+ views
    The Star (Kuala Lumpur) ^ | September 27, 2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested Wan Min Wan Mat, a key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) during an operation in Kota Baru Friday morning. Inspector-general of police Tan Sri Norian Mai said the 42-year-old former Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturer was arrested at about 9.30am. Police are looking for eight suspects who are key KMM members and are offering a RM50,000 reward for information on each leader.
  • Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach [Florida]

    03/19/2009 1:48:36 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 65 replies · 6,075+ views
    Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach
  • [China] Report: Cafe bomber confesses to bus bombing

    12/26/2008 1:43:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Go Kunming ^ | 12/15/08
    Report: Cafe bomber confesses to bus bombing Yesterday ~ Chris ~ Link ~ Comments (13) According to Chinese media reports, Kunming police have stated that the man involved in yesterday's bombing at Salvador's Coffee House confessed to involvement in the unsolved July bus bombings shortly before dying. Kunming police told the Yunnan Info Daily that yesterday's blast was not due to a natural gas canister explosion - as had been reported earlier by some Chinese media - but rather ammonium nitrate, the same compound which was reportedly used in the bus bombings this summer. Police said the ammonium nitrate had...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Canadian admits to plotting attacks

    01/11/2003 10:48:20 AM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 6 replies · 331+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | January 10, 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canadian admits to plotting attacksReport details role of St. Catharines man  Stewart Bell, National Post.   Friday, January 10, 2003 A Canadian man has confessed he was sent to Southeast Asia by al-Qaeda to organize a terrorist cell that plotted a massive assault that involved setting off simultaneous truck bombs at six Western buildings in Singapore. A 50-page report released yesterday by the government of Singapore provides the first official details of the terrorist activities of Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, a 20-year-old student from St. Catharines. It said Mr. Jabarah had admitted he was dispatched by al-Qaeda after Sept. 11 to...
  • Plot to blow up four embassies revealed on Afghan video: SINGAPORE BOMB CONSPIRACY

    02/21/2002 8:27:41 PM PST · by Wallaby · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Financial Times (London) | February 22, 2002 | JOHN BURTON and ROEL LANDINGIN
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Plot to blow up four embassies revealed on Afghan video: SINGAPORE BOMB CONSPIRACY By JOHN BURTON and ROEL LANDINGIN Financial Times (London) AL QAEDA: TERRORISM AFTER AFGHANISTAN; Pg. 12 February 22, 2002, Friday London Edition 1 John Burton and Roel Landingin on how an al-Qaeda affiliate came close to carrying out a devastating act of terrorism Looming on a small rise overlooking the eight lanes of Napier Road, the US Embassy in Singapore is a forbidding building of dark gray granite. Flanked on ...
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative Sufaat Denies Terror Charges

    04/14/2002 3:42:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Islam Online ^ | April 14 2002 | Kazi Mahmood
    JAKARTA, April 14 (IslamOnline) - Alleged Al-Qaeda operative, Yazid Sufaat, denied terror charges, while he admitted that he met two Arab nationals at his condominium in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, a news report from Malaysiakini.com said on Sunday. However, Sufaat, high on the FBI list of suspects from South East Asia, who might be members or operatives of the Al-Qaeda, stressed the duo could not be involved in the Sept 11 attacks as they were amputees shopping for prosthetic legs in Malaysia. The 37-year-old pathologist and former army captain, who is also a businessmen in Malaysia, told this to...
  • NYPD BOOM: Bomb Shock

    09/13/2006 7:12:08 PM PDT · by World_Events · 19 replies · 1,156+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/13/06 | Geoff Earle
    September 13, 2006 -- Two undercover NYPD cops in a sting operation used $7,000 and the Internet to build a truck bomb big enough to blow up a skyscraper, officials revealed yesterday. In what was dubbed "Operation Kaboom," every purchase the cops made was legal - and aroused little suspicion - even driving their simulated truck bomb throughout the city. Although the two cops had no specialized knowledge of bomb-making, they were able manufacture an explosive more powerful than the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center attack. "We did it with no difficulty whatsoever," said James Falkenrath, the...
  • Alleged Canadian terror plot has worldwide links

    06/04/2006 3:12:43 AM PDT · by Clive · 49 replies · 986+ views
    CanWest News Service via National Post ^ | 2006-06-03 | Stewart Bell and Kelly Patrick
    TORONTO - A Canadian counter-terrorism investigation that led to the arrests of 17 people accused of plotting bombings in Ontario is linked to probes in a half-dozen countries, the National Post has learned. Well before police tactical teams began their sweeps around Toronto on Friday, at least 18 related arrests had already taken place in Canada, the United States, Britain, Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, and Bangladesh. The six-month RCMP investigation, called Project OSage, is one of several overlapping probes that include an FBI case called Operation Northern Exposure and a British probe known as Operation Mazhar. At a news conference Saturday,...
  • Moussaoui 'dreamed of' White House attack

    03/08/2006 5:07:15 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 1,058+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 9 March 2006
    TERROR plotter Zacarias Moussaoui told a Muslim militant he dreamed of crashing a plane into the White House, according to testimony at the al-Qaeda conspirator's death penalty trial today. Singapore-born Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a member of the radical Indonesia-based group Jemaah Islamiah, said in testimony recorded in 2002 that he hosted a man he knew only as "John" in Kuala Lumpur in mid-2000, who told him of the dream. Jurors later saw Bafana assert during cross-examination that "John" was Moussaoui. Moussaoui is the first person tried in the US in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed...
  • New Devices Will Search for Explosives in Subways

    11/12/2005 6:01:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 572+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 12, 2005 | AL BAKER and SEWELL CHAN
    Adding a layer of technology to manual searches of bags and packages taken into the New York City subway, police officials said yesterday that they would begin using mechanized devices that check for conventional explosives. At various stations beginning next week, riders will encounter officials using either hand-held devices that resemble portable vacuum cleaners or larger tabletop ones that look like fax machines. Both work the same way, the police said, by analyzing a cloth swab that is passed over a bag or package to test for the presence of such things as ammonium nitrate or hydrogen peroxide, which was...
  • Report: Nichols Admits Okla. Bombing Role (still shocking years later)

    11/28/2004 8:15:21 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 33 replies · 2,704+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 28, 7:49 PM EST | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Terry Nichols admitted during plea negotiations in his state trial last year that he played a major role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a newspaper reported Sunday. Nichols admitted to prosecutors in a signed statement that he helped Timothy McVeigh make the bomb that killed 168 people in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, The Oklahoman reported. McVeigh was put to death for masterminding the attack. "McVeigh told me what to do," Nichols said in the statement, which was prepared with the aid of his attorneys. Nichols, 49, is serving life sentences without...
  • Nearly 3,000 Pounds Of Ammonium Nitrate Stolen In N.C.

    08/04/2004 7:55:44 AM PDT · by esryle · 144 replies · 3,508+ views
    Nearly 3,000 pounds of stolen ammonium nitrate are unaccounted for in North Carolina, even as the U.S. braces itself against a possible al Qaeda truck bomb attack. Two and a half tons of ammonium nitrate were stolen from a Royster-Clark fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, N.C. in early July, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department, consisting of one hundred 50-pound bags. Mixed with fuel oil, ammonium nitrate is a favored ingredient used in al Qaeda truck bombs. Nearly a month after the theft was reported, 59 bags of the volatile fertilizer are still unaccounted for, police said Monday. Dozens of similar...
  • Planning to Strike? Suspected Terrorist Suggests Al Qaeda Planning More Attacks in U.S.

    06/16/2004 11:00:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 167+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2004 | Pierre Thomas
    June 16, 2004 — A suspected terrorist in U.S. custody has been cooperating with authorities and has suggested al Qaeda was planning more attacks in the United States, ABC News has learned. The terror cell Babar is allegedly associated with in London was under British surveillance for months, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Members of the terror cell spoke openly of launching attacks and purchased nearly a ton of ammonium nitrate, one of the key ingredients used in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 people. The FBI is currently working...
  • Ammonium Nitrate (3.5 TONS) Goes Missing in Australia

    04/08/2004 1:36:09 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 20 replies · 256+ views
    South Africa IOL.com News & Austrlia AAP News Agency ^ | April 8, 2004 11:30 AM | wire report
    More than 3.5 tons of the fertilizer ammonium nitrate, a chemical used by terrorists for making bombs, has gone missing from an Adeliade warehouse.The 47 bags were discovered missing in late March during a routine audit of a transport company, news reports said Thursday.Half a ton of ammonium nitrate was recently siezed by police in Britain and members of a suspected terror group arrested.South Australia Police Assistant Commissioner Madeleine Glynn said recent world events prompted police to investigate the loss.'Its important that we establish the whereabouts of the materials as part of the overall national effort in combating the threat...
  • Police interrogate 'the enemy within' (UK)

    03/31/2004 11:07:17 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/01/04 | Paul Martin
    <p>LONDON — Britons bracing for a terror attack like last month's Madrid train bombings are coming to terms with the idea the attackers may not be foreign militants but the sons of friendly Asian families living next door.</p> <p>Police yesterday were questioning eight young British-born Pakistanis arrested a day earlier in raids that officials said had foiled a major bomb plot. Half a ton of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer suitable for making bombs, was seized.</p>
  • ATF probes thefts of explosive chemicals

    07/19/2003 1:57:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 189+ views
    AP | 7/19/03 | JENNIFER HAMILTON
    DENVER (AP) — Federal investigators are looking for possible connections between the theft of 1,100 pounds of an explosive chemical from construction companies in Colorado and California in the past week.The chemical is ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient in the bomb that destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.A nationwide alert was issued Monday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after eight 50-pound bags of an ammonium nitrate-based explosive vanished from the Pike View Quarry near Colorado Springs.The other theft, 700 pounds of an ammonium nitrate product, occurred Sunday or Monday from Tom C. Dyke...
  • Jemaah Islamiah bomb haul

    03/20/2003 3:35:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 139+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 21 2003
    MALAYSIAN police say they have found a cache of four tonnes of a bomb-making ingredient after the arrest of a suspected member of the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah terror group. The fertiliser, ammonium nitrate, was found buried in a palm oil plantation in southern Johor state, a police spokesman said. Rumours of its existence have circulated since security forces in neighbouring Singapore foiled a plot to bomb Western targets there more than a year ago. The breakthrough came after police detained Mohamad Amin Musa, 29, two weeks ago. He worked on the plantation belonging to his father, police said. Mohamad Amin...
  • Sydney Bomb Factory (Religion of peace alert)

    12/20/2002 3:28:11 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 208+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 21 2002 | LILLIAN SALEH
    POLICE were interrogating a South African-born Muslim man last night after 14 bombs and Islamic literature were found in a dramatic raid on his western Sydney home. Police revealed the devices were packed with ammonium nitrate, nails and metal and had enormous lethal power. Ammonium nitrate is the same chemical used in the Oklahoma city bombing. The terror scare, which centred on the house of Gill Daniels – described by neighbours as a committed Muslim – occurred only by chance. Daniels, 36, now an Australian citizen, had not paid rent on his apartment in Nagle St, Liverpool, for two months...
  • Ammonium Nitrate Reported Missing

    09/09/2002 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Dallas · 28 replies · 309+ views
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - About 330 pounds of ammonium nitrate, which can be used as fertilizer or in explosives, was reported stolen Monday from a business in central Texas. The chemicals were taken from behind a fenced area at Austin Powder Co. sometime after midnight, said FBI ( news - web sites) Special Agent Darren Holmes in San Antonio. There was no sign of forced entry, he said. "The only thing unaccounted for was the tubes of ammonium nitrate," Holmes said. "We suspect they might be sold on the black market." Williamson County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Lummus said there was...