Keyword: explosivedevices

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  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • 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...
  • Alleged Bomb Maker Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    04/27/2010 3:13:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 198+ views - Press Release ^ | April 23, 2010 | n/a
    "Alleged Bomb Maker Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot" SNIPPET: "TAMPA, FL—On Friday, April 23, 2010, the Tampa FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which consists of numerous representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested JOHN NICHOLAS COORS, age 20, without incident. COORS was arrested in Tampa, Florida, after meeting with an undercover law enforcement asset (UCA) and attempting to detonate an improvised explosive device (IED)." SNIPPET: "According to the federal complaint, the JTTF initially learned about COORS during November 2009. The JTTF received information that COORS was trained in “special forces” type military tactics, considered himself a mercenary,...
  • Bethesda Teen Admits He Had Bomb Components

    09/24/2009 2:58:05 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 9 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 24 September 2009 | Dan Morse
    A Bethesda teenager pleaded guilty to a felony explosives charge Wednesday, admitting that he had chemicals, switches and igniters in his bedroom that readily could be made into a bomb. "We cannot know for certain what Collin McKenzie-Gude would have done if law enforcement had not acted," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. "What we know for certain is that he made and exploded pipe bombs and had the components to build new explosive devices." The plea was the latest step in a case that captured national attention last year after Montgomery County officials said a map of Camp David,...
  • Moroccan police arrest 24 from network coordinating with jihadists "in Sweden..."

    09/24/2009 1:40:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 961+ views
    "Moroccan police arrest 24 from network coordinating with jihadists "in Sweden, Belgium and the Syria-Iraq zone"" SNIPPET: "The security services in Morocco have arrested 24 members of a "terrorist network" linked to Al-Qaeda that recruited volunteers for suicide bombings in Iraq, the interior ministry said Wednesday. In a statement carried by the official MAP news agency, it said the network -- coordinating "with terrorists in Sweden, Belgium and the Syria-Iraq zone" -- also sought recruits for Al-Qaeda to fight in Afghanistan and Somalia. The suspects -- now being questioned by police -- were arrested in several cities in Morocco, said...
  • 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...
  • Virtual convoy, IED training helps Soldiers worldwide (Tech Helps Save Lives)

    07/27/2005 3:59:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 387+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 26, 2005 | Monca Berrera
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 26, 2005) – The Army has fielded 125 simulation trainers for the detection of improvised explosive devices and to teach other advanced skills needed for tactical convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan. These training devices include virtual theaters, simulators, and mobile objects devised by the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. Dr. Jim Blake, Program Executive Officer for STRI said understanding the requirements and capabilities wanted from Soldiers is what will optimize the effectiveness of the training and equipment. “Now with the expeditionary capability, there is going to be a desire to move these...
  • 3 imams arrested for links to Jaish

    12/04/2004 1:15:40 AM PST · by miltonim · 2 replies · 442+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Pakistan December 3, 2004 | Shahnawaz Khan
    LAHORE: An anti terrorist team of the Sheikhupura Elite Force has arrested three mosque imams for being linked to banned militant organisation Jaish Muhammad and seized a large quantity of explosives and weapons. All three militants were arrested on Friday from Malyanwala village, in Farooqabad Police Station’s jurisdiction. Police said that on the directions of Punjab Inspector General (IG) of Police Saadatullah Khan and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Pervaiz Rahim, District Police Officer Shahid Iqbal formed a raiding team led by Assistant Sub Inspector Azam Ali to arrest the culprits. The team raided a mosque at Dera Arianyawala in Farooqabad,...