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  • Murder investigation after car bomb kills driver in Berlin

    03/15/2016 5:47:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | March 15, 2016 | no author listed
    Berlin police have launched a murder inquiry after car bomb exploded in a travelling vehicle, killing the driver. The explosion occurred as the car moved through the western Charlottenburg district towards the centre. It flipped the vehicle into the air, police said. They have identified the victim as a 43-year-old man of immigrant background. Officials believe the blast was linked to organised crime and say there is no evidence of any link with terrorism.
  • Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 32

    03/13/2016 5:01:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    Officials reported Sunday that at least 32 people died in a car bomb attack in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and another 75 people were wounded. No group has yet to claim responsibility. A security camera caught the explosion on tape, revealing the car detonated in a suicide attack adjacent to a stopped bus. The blast took place on the city's main boulevard, Ataturk Bulvari, near Ankara's main square in Kizilay. It happened near several bus stops next to a park, and set several vehicles on fire. Reportedly Turkey has blocked Facebook and Twitter in response to the attack,...
  • IRA suspect charged with Belfast bomb attack on prison guard

    03/12/2016 8:28:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2016 7:26 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    A suspected member of an Irish Republican Army splinter group was charged Saturday with trying to kill a Northern Ireland prison officer by placing a booby-trap bomb under his vehicle as police warned of rising security risks as Easter approaches. Dozens of armed riot police were deployed inside Belfast Magistrates Court to control a rowdy crowd supporting 45-year-old Christopher Robinson, who offered no plea to two charges of attempted murder and possession of a homemade bomb. Robinson was arrested following the March 4 attack on an off-duty prison officer, who was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded beneath his van...
  • Car Bombing Shakes Turkish Capital

    02/17/2016 1:08:05 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 5 replies ^ | 17-02-2016 | Jimmy
    At least 25 people were killed and 45 others were injured in a bomb attack on buses transporting Turkish military personnel in the capital, Ankara, today. The explosion hit during a high-level security meeting at the Presidential Palace, and targeted an area of central Ankara close to military headquarters and the parliament building. According to Turkish news agencies, the government has imposed a media blackout following the incident. Ahead of the media blackout, local authorities said the explosion took out a convoy of military vehicles. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu canceled his Brussels trip for the critical EU Summit on the...
  • LIVE: Car bomb blast at Italian embassy in Cairo

    07/10/2015 11:44:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | July 11, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    The blast happened days after Egypt leading prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb. A huge explosion occurred in front of the Italian consulate in central Cairo on Saturday, wounding two policemen, state news agency MENA said. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear but one security official said it was a car bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. MENA cited a senior security source as saying preliminary investigations indicated that attackers had placed a bomb underneath a car near the consulate and remotely detonated it. MENA earlier cited a security source as saying...
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan parliament in Kabul

    06/22/2015 12:29:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | BBC News
    The Taliban have carried out a co-ordinated attack on the Afghan parliament in the capital, Kabul, where heavy fighting is still going on. Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the building, before racing into parliament itself, reports say. Police are evacuating the premises, while trying to fight off the attackers.
  • ISIS Is Turning US Humvees Into Iraq's Worst Nightmare

    06/05/2015 9:42:34 AM PDT · by edpc · 40 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 5 June 2015 | Jeremy Bender
    In an ironic twist of fate, more than two-thirds of the Humvees that the US government supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists have ended up in the hands of Islamic State militants. And the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has not wasted any time in converting those vehicles into one of its deadliest and most nightmarish tools: suicide car bombs.
  • REPORT: A Car Has Exploded In Front Of A French Synagogue

    01/07/2015 7:06:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7 Jan 15 | STEFANO POZZEBON
    French media outlet Metronews reports that there's been a car explosion in front of a synagogue in Sarcelles, a city near Paris where two were two gunmen attacked the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo just hours earlier. It is not clear whether the two events are connected. The Paris version of Metro reports that this event was an incident unrelated with the attack at the magazine. The car was parked in front of a synagogue, and reportedly exploded at about 2.30 p.m. local time (1.30 p.m. GMT).
  • Car bombs kill 52 in Baghdad, militants storm university and take hostages

    06/07/2014 5:34:54 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06-07-2014 | Sameer N. Yacoub
    BAGHDAD — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country’s restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said. The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shiite neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence striking at Iraq years after a similar wave nearly tore the country apart after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. With U.S. troops gone, Iraq finds itself fighting on fronts across the country, as separate clashes in the northern city of Mosul left 21 police...
  • Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead

    02/10/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2-10-14 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    BAGHDAD (AP) — An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped...
  • Iraq Car Bomb Kills Dozens, Hours After Ban Ki-Moon Visit

    01/13/2014 6:17:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1-14-14 | Tova Dvorin
    A series of car bombs near Baghdad has killed at least 21 people Monday, in the latest in a series of sectarian clashes ripping through Iraq. The attacks came just hours after the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged the Iraqi government to address the root causes behind the clashes, in light of escalating violence. Four car bombs exploded in the Shi'ite districts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 20 people; Al-Jazeera sets the number at 21 killed, Reuters UK at 25 killed and 76 wounded. In addition, gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Southern Baghdad, killing 3 policeman...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Former Lebanese PM Hariri blames Israel for Beirut Car Bomb

    07/13/2013 2:40:14 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 9 July 2013 | n/c
    Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Israel on Tuesday for the “terrorist explosion” that rocked a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. ...
  • 15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy in Afghanistan

    05/16/2013 8:19:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2013 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber rammed his car into a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including two American soldiers and four civilian contractors, officials said. The brazen attack made May the deadliest month this year for coalition forces. Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Secretary, confirmed that the two soldiers from the NATO military coalition who were killed in the bombing were Americans. He would not comment on the nationalities of the civilian contractors. It was the bloodiest attack in the Afghan capital since March 9, when suicide bombers struck...
  • Car explodes near Israeli defence ministry in Tel Aviv

    01/12/2013 3:03:32 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12 Jan 2013 | News Wires
    A car exploded near the Israeli defence ministry in Tel Aviv on Thursday, injuring several people, in what police said was a crime-related incident and not linked to militant groups. ...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz,
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Jihad Teen Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Chicago Bar

    09/15/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    A Chicago teen was arrested in Chicago for trying to blow up a bar with a car bomb. News 9 reported: Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced the arrest Saturday and said the device was inert and...
  • At Least 8 Killed in Southeastern Turkey Car Bombing

    08/20/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/12 | Chana Yaar
    At least eight people were killed and dozens of others wounded Monday night in Turkey after a car exploded in the southeastern town of Gaziantep. The car was apparently was packed with a bomb and was set off by remote control, officials said. It was situated near the Gaziantep police station when it exploded, according to Turkish media. According to a report broadcast on NTV television, as many as 50 people were wounded in the blast. The bombing came as people were celebrating the second of the two-day holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy...
  • Car Bomb Explodes near Texas/Mexico Border - Zetas Drug Cartel Attack

    05/25/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 8 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this escalating violence? The car bomb article today from the associated press (see below) is yet another example of this escalating violence. If you live on the border, massive gun battles and explosions can be heard on a nearly daily basis. Here are some articles I have posted about border violence just in the last year. I barely even scratch the surface: SHOCKING Texas/Mexico Border WARZONE...
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • 10 Killed in Iraqi Car Bombing

    04/26/2012 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/12
    Ten people were killed, Thursday, when a car bomb exploded, next to a crowded cafe in the Diyala province, 65 kilometers north of Baghdad. Fifteen people were wounded...
  • 'Car Bomb' As Panetta Lands In Afghanistan

    03/14/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 3 replies
    Skynews ^ | 3/14/12
    A suspected car bomb attack has taken place at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Sky Sources have revealed. The explosion came as US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew into Camp Bastion. It is believed that Mr Panetta was still landing or had landed at the time of the alleged attack, but it is not clear if he was a target. Sky's Stuart Ramsay said the explosion was caused when a vehicle drove on to the runway either during or after the landing. Sky Sources have been told the explosion was caused by the driver of the vehicle. An investigation has now...
  • 'Car Bomb Attack' As Panetta Lands In Afghanistan

    03/14/2012 9:30:01 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/14/2012 | Sky News
  • US official: Blast in Michigan was from car bomb

    09/21/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/21/11 | staff
    MONROE, Mich. — A blast that turned a vehicle along a Michigan street into a blackened shell and seriously injured an attorney and his two sons was the result of a car bomb, police said Wednesday. Emergency responders rushed to the site of the Tuesday evening explosion near a highway underpass in Monroe, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit, the Monroe Police Department said. The vehicle's three occupants were taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe. They were listed in serious condition Wednesday. The blast came from a car bomb, Donald Dawkins,...
  • Area attorney, sons injured in car blast (Monroe, MI)

    09/21/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT · by madison10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 9/21/2011 | Ray Kisonas
    A local attorney and his two sons were severely injured in a blast when a bomb denoted in their car as they were driving on E. Elm Ave. late Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officials and attorneys said the victim is Erik G. Chappell, whose law practice is based in Sylvania, Ohio, but who lives in the county. His two sons, believed to be aged 11 and 13, were seriously injured and all three are in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. “This was not an intent to injure; this was an intent to kill,” said a family friend who declined...
  • Michigan police: 3 hurt in possible car bomb blast

    <p>MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Police say an explosion in southeastern Michigan that's being investigated as a car bomb seriously injured three people inside the vehicle.</p> <p>The Monroe Police Department says in a statement that fire crews responded to the explosion around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in Monroe near Interstate 75. Police say the three people were taken St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where they were in serious condition.</p>
  • Taliban suicide attack on Nato base wounds 50 US soldiers

    09/10/2011 11:28:53 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 82 replies
    Dawn ^ | September 10th 2011 | Staff/AFP
    A suicide attack at a Nato base in central Afghanistan injured 89 people, including 50 American soldiers. JALALABAD: A suicide bomber driving a truck attacked an advance Nato combat post in central Afghanistan, wounding 89 people including 50 American soldiers, the United States Army said Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility on their Internet site for Saturday’s attack, news of which came as the world marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the United States. US Army spokesman Major David Eastburn said: “It happened at 5:15 pm on Saturday. “It detonated near the entry...
  • Police: 23 wounded in church attack in north Iraq

    08/02/2011 7:27:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2011 | YAHYA BARZANJI
    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — A car bomb outside a Christian church wounded 23 people on Tuesday morning, police said, as security forces found and disabled vehicles packed with explosives outside two other parishes in northern Iraq. The bombing and the two averted attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk signal continued violence against Iraqi Christians, nearly 1 million of whom have fled since the war began in 2003. "The terrorists want to make us flee Iraq, but they will fail," said the Rev. Haithem Akram, the priest of one of the churches that was targeted. "We are staying in our...
  • Policeman killed in Omagh car bomb attack (Northern Ireland)

    04/02/2011 10:25:45 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | April 2, 2011 | Unknown
    A 25-year-old police officer has been killed after a bomb exploded under his car in Omagh, County Tyrone.The device exploded under the vehicle outside his home in Highfield Close, off the Gortin Road, just before 1600 BST on Saturday. He is the second policeman to be killed since PSNI was formed out of the RUC. Since 2007, dissident republicans have planted dozens of booby-trap bombs under the private cars of police officers. The bombs have failed to detonate, but two policemen lost their legs in attacks in May 2008 and January 2010.
  • Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year's Mass, 7 dead

    12/31/2010 7:29:17 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 85 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2010 | BY MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO (AP) - A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials said. After the blast, enraged Christians emerging from the church clashed with police and stormed a nearby mosque, prompting fights and volleys of stone throwing with Muslims, police and witnesses said—a sign of the sectarian anger that has been arising with greater frequency in Egypt. Nearly 1,000 Christians were attending the Mass at the Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, said a...
  • Suicide bomber in central Stockholm

    12/11/2010 1:50:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Stockholm News ^ | December 10, 2010
    First exploded a car at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. Then came another explosion some distance away and one man died. According to news agency TT, the man had blown himself to death. There was a bag on the ground filled with nails, according to newspaper Expressen. Alarm calls poured in to the Emergency Services from concerned residents about the explosions in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. But the initial info from the police was extremely unclear. First there was talk of two cars that exploded, later it proved to be just one... At Bryggargatan a man...
  • US teenager held in Oregon over Christmas 'bomb plot'

    11/27/2010 12:32:14 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 27 November 2010 | BBC
    A teenager has been arrested in the US state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to carry out a car bomb attack at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested after reportedly making a telephone call he thought would set off the bomb in the centre of Portland. However, the bomb was a fake supplied by agents in a sting operation. Mr Mohamud is a naturalised US citizen who had allegedly been in contact with an associate in north-west Pakistan.
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies ^ | 11/26/2010 |
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  • Police: Woman Threatened To Blow Up Walmart

    10/14/2010 11:12:10 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2010 | unattributed
    OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- A woman from Old Saybrook was arrested after police said she threatened to blow up a Walmart on Wednesday night. Police said the woman made threats after the store refused to fill a prescription. Police said 34-year-old Rachel Hudson passed the pharmacy a note demanding a prescription for amphetamines be filled or she would blow up the store. The store was evacuated and police were called to the scene. Police said while Hudson didn't have a bomb, they found gas cans with wires coming out of them in Hudson's minivan. "Wires coming from fuse box ......
  • Possible Car Bombing Seriously Injures Rancho San Diego Woman

    09/23/2010 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 12 replies
    San Diego 6 ^ | 9/23/2010
    RANCHO SAN DIEGO - A vehicle bombing may be responsible for seriously injuring a woman in Rancho San Diego late Thursday afternoon. A portion of the neighborhood was evacuated due to concern there could be a second explosive device. The woman called 911 to report her pickup truck's dashboard exploded after she turned on the ignition. It happened in the 12000 block of Via Hacienda, a residential area northeast of Cuyamaca College.
  • RUSSIA: Suicide Car Bomb at City's Central Market Kills at Least 17, Wounds 133 in Northern Caucasus

    09/09/2010 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via JIHAD ^ | September 9, 2010
    "Russia: Suicide car bomb at city's central market kills at least 17, wounds 133 in northern Caucasus" SNIPPET: "The attacker detonated his explosives as he drove by the main entrance to the Vladikavkaz market, according to the Emergency Situations Ministry." SNIPPET: "The market and its surrounding blocks has been the target of several bomb attacks over the past dozen years, in which scores of people have died."
  • 2 cars explode in Mexico where 72 bodies found

    08/27/2010 12:05:33 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 27, 2010 | Eduardo Castillo
    SAN FERNANDO, Mexico – Two cars exploded early Friday in a northern state where officials are investigating the killing of 72 Central and South American migrants, while a prosecutor investigating the massacre has disappeared. The prosecutor, Roberto Jaime Suarez, disappeared Wednesday in the town of San Fernando, where the bodies of the migrants were found, the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office said in a statement. A transit police officer in the town is also missing. President Felipe Calderon, speaking during a forum on security, said Suarez, a Tamaulipas state prosecutor, was involved in the initial investigation of the massacre, which...
  • Mexico Confirms Car Had Explosive Device Aboard (Second Cartel Car Bomb)

    08/06/2010 3:56:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/6/2010 | Yahoo News
    MEXICO CITY – Investigators said Friday there was an explosive device aboard a car that blew up outside police headquarters in the border state of Tamaulipas, the second car-bomb attack against law enforcement in less than a month. Authorities are still working to determine what explosives were used, who planted the bomb and how it was detonated, according to a state police spokesman who was not authorized to be quoted by name. No one was hurt by Thursday's blast in a parking lot outside a police station near Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, but two police vehicles were damaged. On...
  • Car bomb explodes in Derry [Ireland, outside a police station]

    08/03/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 18+ views
    IRISH Breaking News ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 07:10 | n/a
    "Car bomb explodes in Derry" IRISH TIMES REPORTERS SNIPPET: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the North. The blast occurred at about 3.20am in a taxi which had been parked outside Strand Road police station in Derry. Damage was caused to the station and the perimeter wall but no one was injured in the incident. The explosion follows a telephone warning that a device had been planted in front of the station. According to the PSNI, a taxi driver was approached by two men on Cook Street at about 3am, one of whom had a gun....

    07/21/2010 11:24:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CHICAGO BREAKING ^ | July 21, 2010 9:41 PM | Serena Maria Daniels
    SNIPPET: "A gunman threatened to detonate a car bomb and claimed links to al-Qaida while robbing an American Express office on the Magnificent Mile this afternoon, police said. About 4:20 p.m., a man approached a female employee in the American Express travel service office at 605 N. Michigan Ave. at first trying to buy euros and showing her a gun in his waistband as he demanded money, said Near North District Captain Leo Crotty." SNIPPET: "The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had...
  • Car bomb in Mexican drug war changes ground rules

    07/17/2010 8:40:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 56 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | July 17, 2010 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Mexican drug traffickers' first car-bomb attack against police has revealed a new level of cold-blooded planning that is forcing this border city and security forces to change the way they confront violence. Police said La Linea drug gang — the same group blamed for the March killing of a U.S. consulate employee and her husband — lured federal officers and paramedics to the site of a car bomb by dressing a bound, wounded man in a police uniform and calling in a false report of an officer shot. The gang then exploded a car holding as much as 22 pounds...
  • Video Footage of Car Bomb Going Off in Juarez MX.

    07/16/2010 4:16:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 7/15/2010 | Live Leak
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  • Police probe N.Ireland car bomb (man also shot in face broad daylight)

    05/29/2010 8:54:23 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 3 replies · 321+ views
    CNN ^ | May 29th 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Northern Ireland police said Saturday they were investigating a car bomb that exploded overnight in the city of Derry, about 70 miles northwest of Belfast.
  • Five High-Tech Ways to Spot a Car Bomb

    05/23/2010 12:42:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 887+ views
    AOL ^ | May 3, 2010 | Sharon Weinberger, contributor
    SNIPPET: "Based on "the number of casualties and amount of property damage, VBIEDs [vehicle-born improvised explosive devices] have been the most successful means of terrorist attack both domestically and internationally, except for the Sept., 11, 2001, attacks," wrote Ruth Doherty of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, in a 2009 document. There is no effective way to detect such bombs from a safe distance, government officials say, though a number of federal agencies have been seeking proposals to help develop one. Here are five of the technologies being pursued:"
  • Suicide car bomber detonates in southern part of Kabul

    05/17/2010 9:23:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 11 replies · 317+ views
    BNO Wired Update ^ | May 18, 2010
    KABUL (WIREUPDATE.COM) — A loud explosion that shook the southern part of the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Tuesday is believed to have been caused by a suicide car bomber, according to witnesses and officials. The blast is believed to have happened near a military base outside the center of Kabul, near Darul Aman Palace – a European-style palace built during the 1920s as part of the reformist King Amanullah Khan’s modernization drive. Another report, however, said it happened near the Afghan Parliament.
  • Somali Islamists threaten US after blastsTS

    05/09/2010 2:40:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 865+ views
    (AFP) via ^ | May 8, 2010 | n/a
    Mogadishu, Somalia SNIPPET: "On Thursday a spokesman from Amison, the African Union Mission in Somalia, said the Shebab had prepared ten car bombs in Mogadishu and warned that a wave of attacks was imminent."
  • Car bomb spotter's sales up 30 percent

    05/06/2010 6:24:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 420+ views
    upi ^ | May 6, 2010
    NEW YORK,- The New York handbag vendor who reported a car bomb in the city's Times Square to police said his sales are up 30 percent since the incident. Duane Jackson, 58, who gained national attention for bringing the smoking Nissan Pathfinder to the attention of police Saturday, said his booth at 45th Street and Broadway has been constantly surrounded since Sunday by customers and tourists seeking autographs, pictures, handshakes and to purchase the wares of a national hero, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. "The hero part is certainly overblown. We throw that word around too much," said...
  • Money woes changed NYC suspect, friend says (MSM still making excuses for the terrorist)

    05/06/2010 4:39:13 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 770+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/6/2010 | James Barron and Sabrina Tavernise/NY Times
    Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend. He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties. At their wedding in Peshawar six years ago, men and women danced separately but also together, “a rarity at that time,” recalled one guest. “It was such a huge gathering that even their family friends from Qatar came.” When they returned to the United States, his colleagues at the cosmetics maker Elizabeth Arden celebrated with a small office party.
  • New York bomb plot raises questions about Pakistani military-terror nexus

    05/05/2010 4:34:21 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies · 269+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Long in thrall of the Pakistani military for geo-political reasons, Washington is finally starting to examine that institution's ties to terrorism following the discovery that failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad also belongs to an elite 'fauji'/diplomatic family as did alleged Mumbai carnage facilitators David Headley and Tawassur Rana. Initial reports describe Shahzad as the son of Air Vice Marshal (retd) Baharul Haq, who retired from the Pakistan Air Force in early 90's and later was a senior official in the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). His uncle Maj. Gen. Tajul Haq, is reported to have been inspector general...
  • Isn’t Government Supposed to Protect Us? Not Dumb Luck?

    05/05/2010 6:57:10 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 8 replies · 279+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | May 05, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    The numerous media reports from this past weekend seem to be more about minimizing the political damage than about reporting the real implications. Repeatedly from the likes of Janet Napolitano, twice referring to it as a “one-off attack” to NY Senator Chuck Schumer stating it was a “lone wolf” attack to NYC Mayor Bloomberg speculating that the attacker could be a mentally deranged person upset with the Obama administration’s new health care policy. Unfortunately we have to get the real implications from Stephen Colbert rather than the “real” media as you’ll see in the video below (click on link to...