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  • Thieves Helped Crack the Chelsea Bombing Case, Sources Say

    The day Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted two bombs in Chelsea — one of which detonated on West 23rd Street — two thieves accidentally helped to disable his second pressure cooker bomb left inside a rolling suitcase on West 27th Street, sources said. The young men, who sources described as being well-dressed, opened the bag and took the bomb out, sources said, before placing the explosive into a garbage bag and walking away with the rolling suitcase. [Snip] Then, on Sunday night, two homeless men snatched a backpack resting atop a trash can near a train station in Elizabeth, N.J.,...
  • MSNBC Host Says He’s Glad NY Suspect Used Bombs Instead of Guns, Instantly Shredded

    09/19/2016 11:45:12 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 43 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 01:12pm September 19, 2016 | John Roberts
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is thrilled beyond belief that New York and New Jersey experienced bombings over the weekends. His rationale? At least they didn’t use guns. Can you believe someone could be so stupid to say something like that? How does this child hold down a steady job? Even for a liberal network, it’s ridiculous they allow this sort of thing. I’m not mincing words, either. Read his tweets.
  • Explosive found in New York blast used for target shooting

    09/19/2016 5:17:02 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 54 replies
    The Herald ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press
    WASHINGTON Residue from an explosive compound found at the scene of an explosion in a New York City neighborhood is unregulated and routinely used for target practice with exploding targets. The compound, known by the brand name Tannerite, is sold in sporting goods stores. It is not regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives because it is sold as a mix of two chemicals that when kept separate are inert.
  • NYPD: CHELSEA EXPLOSION WAS 'DEFINITELY' A BOMBING, COMPONENTS INDICATIVE OF IED FOUND

    09/18/2016 12:31:37 PM PDT · by milford421 · 157 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 9/18/16 | ABC NEWS
    "The New York City Police Department said the explosion in Chelsea Saturday night that injured dozens of people was "definitely" a bomb, with components indicative of an IED being found at the blast site." NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said investigators are working to determine the motivation behind the bombing and find out who did it. He described the multi-agency effort as a "very complex post-blast investigation." "We definitely had a bombing last night on 23rd Street and we had a suspicious device on 27th Street," O'Neill said.
  • 2016 09 18 John Haller's Prophecy Update - "While You Were Sleeping" (video)

    09/18/2016 11:43:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Sep 18, 2016 | John Haller
    From exploding dumpsters to stabbings in "gun-free" malls in Minnesota, from the mess in Syria, to Obama's aspirations to head up the UN, John's breaking news update this week is packed with information that will enlighten, and outrage, thinking individuals everywhere. Want a baby without an egg? Might be possible. Who needs God anyway? Besides, wasn't the earth born with life already present? Want a mess in Syria? Already set. Want to pressure Israel into a false peace? America is working on that too. Gird up your loins, because while you were asleep, the world continued to race without wild...
  • IED Explodes in NYC at 23rd Street, 14 Injured

    09/17/2016 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 69 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Manhattan: Box 615, West 23 St & 6th Ave. U/D; IED Explosion in dumpster, multiple injured, photo via @voicehalf
  • Photo bomb: Syrian rebel accidentally blows himself and his comrades up by taking a selfie (TR)

    09/15/2016 10:14:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ollie Gilliman
    This video appears to show the moment a Syrian rebel blows himself and his fellow freedom fighters up by taking a selfie with a phone connected to a bomb. The footage, which has not been verified, shows members of the Free Syrian Army gathering around a camera. The eight men are seen sitting in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone, with two rifles propped up in front of them. This video appears to show the moment a Syrian rebel (left, holding phone) blows himself and his fellow freedom fighters up by taking a selfie with...
  • Muslim Doctor In The United States Designs Very Sophisticated IED Explosives

    09/08/2016 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Little scant coverage has been given to the story of doctor Mark Samir Sawaf. He was a LPCC Psychotherapist in Kentucky USA. This was his public image. His private life was more sinister than you can imagine. What the media is not telling you about this case was that Sawaf was a Muslim and a terrorist before he was gunned down in Kentucky for an alleged crime. Samir Sawaf set up IED’s and pipe bombs in Kentucky, USA. While his story gained local coverage in Kentucky, the reason is that the media forgot to tell the public that the family...
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • Blast in Central Park severs man’s foot

    07/03/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 July 2016 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, RYAN SIT, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A blast in Central Park severed the foot of a young man visiting New York from northern Virginia Sunday, witnesses said. The NYPD’s bomb squad was investigating the area of the park near E. 68th St. and Fifth Ave. Witnesses said the victim stepped on a device or fireworks, causing the blast. His foot was “all but gone,” one witness told the Daily News. Two of the victim's shocked friends described the ghastly sight moments before being taken away in an ambulance. "We don't know what happened. There was a small explosion and then dust," said one friend who didn't...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Twenty Citizens' Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him: A Medic Confronts [truncated with trigger alert]

    04/20/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 17, 2016 [2012] | 'Dr. Watts'
    This was originally written for Deadspin's Blood Week, but shit happens and we're running it now. A 20-pound jug of homemade explosives will take off one or both legs somewhere between the knee and hip, perhaps breaking the pelvis and shattering vertebrae as the shockwave travels up through the skeleton. After our first Marine was wounded this way—let's call him Patient Zero—he was stabilized by his squad's hospital corpsman and flown to the trauma center, a British base that abuts Camp Leatherneck, the hub for Marine operations in southwest Afghanistan. At the time I was running a forward combat aid...
  • Obama frees al-Qaida explosives expert from Gitmo

    01/21/2016 5:28:43 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 1/21/16
    The Obama administration announced Thursday the latest release of terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One of the men, a Bosnian named Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah, admitted to being a member of al-Qaida and developed explosives for the terror group to target U.S. military personnel and civilians, the Free Beacon reported. The Hill first reported the release and transfer of al-Sawah back to Bosnia. Al-Sawah developed explosives and trained al-Qaida operatives in how to use them, according to his file, which was published by the New York Times. “Detainee is an admitted member of al-Qaida who developed...
  • Freeway jihad-terror plot raises new worries in Southern California

    12/24/2015 9:25:36 AM PST · by Lera · 33 replies
    PamellaGeller ^ | 12/22 | Pamella Geller
    Though some in law enforcement are concerned about the potential for an attack, other terror experts downplayed the risk. “It has not been in the jihadists’ playbook,” said Brian Jenkins, a senior adviser at Rand Corp. and a top official with Mineta Transportation Institute. Therein lies the problem. Jihadists are not going to repeat the same attacks in the same way. There strategy is not to do that. The idea that this is not a threat because they haven’t done it before is beyond stupid. And if this is the thinking we can expect from intel agencies, we are doomed....
  • Bomb Squad Detonates IED at Mississippi Junior High

    A police bomb squad detonated a student’s backpack today after they were tipped off a junior high student brought an IED to school. school bomb ms Police detonated the bomb in a field near Warren Central Jr. High. Two students were detained, including a 13 year-old. WAPT reported: A police bomb squad detonated a device Wednesday that was found inside the library at a Vicksburg school. A police dog found what Armstrong said was an IED inside a backpack in the school’s library. There was no explosion and no injuries, the chief said.
  • Colorado State Police Stop Man Walking Down Highway With IED

    11/23/2015 4:06:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    BREAKING911 ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2015 | GRANT
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State Police have confiscated an improvised explosive device, or IED, from a man seen walking along the Highway 50 bypass Monday afternoon. A stretch of Hwy 50 from I-25 to Bonforte in Pueblo is now open after being closed as police investigated. Police say the device was in his hand and a Trooper immediately took the item from the suspect. The bomb squad was called in to remove the threat. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
  • I-24 closed to all traffic in Lyon County (Ky) due to possible improvised explosive device

    08/06/2015 11:10:34 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    WPSD ^ | 8-5-2015 | WPSD TV-6
    Interstate 24 between exit 45 and exit 54 in Lyon County is closed due to a possible improvised explosive device in a vehicle. Kentucky State Police say a bomb squad is on scene.
  • HOW NOT TO PLANT A ROADSIDE BOMB

    12/20/2014 5:06:12 PM PST · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/20/2014 | J Hines
    Here are some rules that you should follow when planting a roadside bomb. Rule 1. After putting the bomb in the hole, do not, repeat, do not tamp the ground too much. Rule 2. Do not forget rule 1 FFS! This video of thermal image was taken from an AC-130 Gunship from about a mile away. No rounds were fired from the aircraft, some Islamic Jihadists were trying to bury a 155mm artillery round, they must have lost the instruction manual, or it was in English.See the video here.
  • Soldier’s hero dog ‘stolen’ by military

    11/09/2014 8:34:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-9-14 | Maureen Callahan
    Where’s Matty? On July 20, 2013, Spc. Brent Grommet returned from Afghanistan with his military working dog, a Czech German shepherd named Matty. The two had gone through basic training together, deployed together and were injured together when a roadside IED detonated. Grommet slept on top of Matty’s crate as they flew back to the United States. Upon landing at an Air Force base in New Jersey, the two were separated — standard operating procedure. Grommet wasn’t worried, though: According to Army regulations, if he wanted Matty, he had the sole right to adopt his military working dog. This right...
  • IAI reveals 'groundbreaking' defense against IEDs

    10/22/2014 5:04:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-22-14
    The new three-tiered detection system is mounted onto the front of armored vehicles and possibly eliminates the greatest threat ground forces have faced in recent years. The IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has unveiled the latest defense against the threat facing armored vehicles from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines—a large rectangular multi-sensor system that is placed on the front of an armored vehicle, which can detect and then destroy hidden explosive devices from long distances. The CIMS (Counter IED and Mine Suite), which was first unveiled in a US Army exhibition last week in Washington, DC, has three main components:...
  • Taliban plants IED and steps on it by accident! (2012 - video only)

    07/29/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-27-2012 | killjoysmakesome
    (Language warning) A Taliban fighter caught by U.S troops planting an IED in Afghanistan. Shortly after planting it, he accidentally steps on it.
  • Radio Chatter Indicated Bergdahl Sought Meeting with Taliban (Wanted to Help improve IED Attacks)

    06/03/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT · by equalator · 31 replies
    Breit Bart ^ | 6-3-2014 | John Sexton
    They heard someone saying that an American soldier was looking for an English speaker so he could talk with the Taliban. "Following his disappearance, IEDs started going off directly under the trucks. They were getting perfect hits every time. Their ambushes were very calculated, very methodical,"
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • ‘You Must Be Sod****ed’

    12/10/2013 9:05:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Now, at first I thought this was a hoax But it appears it isn’t. Apparently a fellow writing into a Jihadi chat show, wants to do “martyrdom operations.” The sheikh he talked to says they’ve got a great new technique to blow up infidels. We hide explosives up your butt. There’s just one hitch. You’ve got to be repeatedly sodomized in order to be able to accommodate the explosive. So, the questioner wants to know if it is permissible for him to be regularly rogered, if doing so makes his posterior more amenable to hiding explosives. The fellow on camera, Shiite cleric Abdallah Al-Khilaf, says that...
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Inside America's secret 'bomb library' housing 100,000 IEDs ... to hunt down terrorists

    11/22/2013 8:38:20 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:11 EST, 22 November 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title:Weapons of war: Inside America's secret 'bomb library' housing 100,000 IEDs from Afghanistan and Iraq to hunt down terroristsIt's a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of Washington D.C., but hidden inside are the remains of 100,000 explosives specifically designed to harm U.S. troops. America's secret 'bomb library' holds many of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which have killed hundreds of military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. They've been collected to help identify individual bomb makers and to develop high-tech responses. The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) at the FBI Lab was set up about...
  • Ft Hood Soldier Charged For Gear After IED Blast

    10/21/2013 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    kcentv ^ | 10/21/13 | Sophia Stamas
    You can't put a price tag on surviving a deadly attack overseas, but one Fort Hood soldier knows the cost of the helmet that saved his life all too well. "I had a couple shrapnels in my side plates and in my helmet," Army Sergeant Michael Williams said about the gear that protected him on June 13, 2011. Now, more than two years after the day he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, he got a "bill" for his shrapnel-pierced helmet. "I automatically assumed that, you know, that's the gear that I got blown up in, that...
  • Four US soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

    10/06/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 6, 2013 | Gil Aegerter
    The International Security Assistance Force did not identify the nationalities but the four were Americans killed by a bomb in the early hours of Sunday, U.S. defense officials said. Also in southern Afghanistan, a security guard shot a soldier dead in a separate incident, Reuters reported. It wasn't clear what nationalities of the guard and the soldier were.
  • HVEs Target Veteran's Memorial In Coos Bay Oregon with IEDs (news/vanity)

    09/23/2013 9:47:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/21/2013 | Jim Kouri
    I've embedded a bit of my own analysis in the comment below. Excerpt: In a statement released on Friday by local police officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for information regarding one bombing and one attempted bombing in Coos Bay, Oregon, by a person or persons unknown and unidentified by investigators. (snip) On the evening of August 22, an IED detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial. While the memorial was damaged from the blast, there were no casualties attributed to the bombing. On September 3, an unsub placed an IED inside...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    MONITOR.co.ug - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Taliban bomb kills Pakistani general, two other soldiers

    09/15/2013 12:12:15 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:57am EDT | Katharine Houreld
    (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed a Pakistani general and another officer on Sunday near the border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army said, rare high-ranking casualties in Pakistan's war against militants. Major General Sanaullah Khan, along with a lieutenant colonel and another soldier, were killed in the Upper Dir district after visiting an outpost near the border, the army said. Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, which Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said would not affect the fight against militants. ... The attack comes after weeks of discussions within Sharif's government about whether to pursue peace talks...
  • (Fairfax County, VA) Muslim Immigrant Builds Shrapnel Bomb for 'Self-Defense'

    09/10/2013 9:00:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | Monday, Sep 9, 2013 | NBC 4 Washington
    Afghan National Charged With Explosives Possession • Bomb squad searching a car near a Fairfax County shopping center A Fairfax County man has been charged with possessing a crude homemade bomb constructed out of fireworks. Thirty-eight year-old Atal Bashar of Burke is a native of Afghanistan and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria. According to an FBI affidavit, a cleaning service hired by a real estate agent found what appeared to be a bomb while cleaning Bashar's father's home in the Alexandria section of the county in March 2012. According to...
  • Afghan insurgents find new opening for IED attacks

    07/25/2013 10:40:44 AM PDT · by kimtom · 3 replies
    start.toshiba.com ^ | 7/25/2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say.</p> <p>With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases — and with the grounding of eye-in-the-sky surveillance balloons known as aerostats — Taliban fighters are adapting their tactics, according to officials at a Pentagon agency that tracks attacks that use improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.</p>
  • Hurt Locker: No proof U.S. life-saving anti-IED program ever implemented in Afghanistan

    07/23/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | By Philip Swarts
    The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective — or even implemented. ... Culvert denial systems are a range of devices used to deny terrorists access to culverts – pipes and tunnels used to channel water under roadways, and a favorite hiding spot for IEDs. The denial systems, from metal grates to more advanced devices, block entry to the pipes, but still allow water to flow. Prices to install the systems range from $800 to $6,500, 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...
  • (Tali-BOOM!) 3 Taliban Militants Mistakenly Blow Themselves Up in Afghanistan

    06/25/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 24, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    3 Taliban militants mistakenly blow themselves up in Afghanistan Three Taliban militants blew themselves up while trying to place an IED along a road in Afghanistan on Monday. One of the militants was a local leader, named Qari Dad Mohammad, Xinhua reported. They were putting the improvised explosive device in Kunduz city, which is the capital or northern Kunduz province, and it detonated prematurely, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Husainni said, to Xinhua. The Taliban didn’t immediately comment.
  • Alert ! Video the Military Does NOT Want You To See !

    06/14/2013 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Iscool · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/14/13 | Unknown
    This may be an older video (or may not) showing an IED explosion in the Middle East...While there is no 'blood and guts' per se, it pretty apparent what's happening... How this explosion comes about is what is shocking...
  • IEDs...the asymmetric tool of the underdog that won't go away

    06/08/2013 6:52:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    randomthoughtsandguns ^ | 6 June, 2013 | NA
    War is politics by other means.  This is attributed to General Clausewitz, and I believe it is true.  I also believe that "Political Power grows from the barrel of a gun" as spoken by Mao Zedong is also true. In a successful revolution the underdog wins.  The American Revolution, the Soviet Revolution, the Chinese Revolution.  In a coup the stronger actor wins.  Understanding that there is no government, no entity, so strong that it is unbeatable is the first step in understanding that "political power grows from the barrel of a gun" and that revolutionary war is truly politics by...
  • 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...
  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    05/14/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 10:19am EDT | Sarwar Amini
    (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, the coalition and officials said, a day after three Georgian soldiers were killed in nearby Helmand. The soldiers were in a vehicle on patrol in Kandahar's Zhari district when they were killed, provincial spokesman Jawid Ahmad Faisal said.
  • Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

    05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT · by Patriot95 · 30 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4 May 2013 | Associated Press In Kabul
    Seven US service members were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans in Afghanistan in recent months and the latest of attacks against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan president Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a US-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the Afghans were placing on...
  • 7 American Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 2:41:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 5-4-13 | PATRICK QUINN /AP
    even U.S. soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans and other foreign troops in Afghanistan in recent months, as the Taliban continued attacks as part of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from the CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a U.S.-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the...
  • Five U.S. troops killed by IED attack in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 8:15:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 5/4/13 | Kiko Itasaka and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News
    Five United States troops were killed Saturday by an attack involving an improvised explosive device, the NATO-led security force in the country said.
  • Full text of the criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    04/22/2013 7:27:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-22-2013 | Chris Wilson
    Federal authorities unsealed a 10-page criminal complaint against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today, outlining the events leading up to the twin explosions in minute-by-minute detail. The author, Special Agent Daniel R. Genck of the FBI's Boston Field Office, pieced together the events from the footage of several different security cameras that captured Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the minutes before the bombing. Tamerlan was killed in a firefight with police early Friday morning. The complaint, for example, suggests that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have activated the first bomb via cell phone: snip
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – 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.
  • MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge,

    04/19/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/13 | NBC Nightly News
    MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge, police officials say
  • Spanish anarchists send Catholics explosive packages containing vibrators

    04/19/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 April 2013 14.17 EDT | Giles Tremlett
    An anarchist group in Spain has been sending bombs to prominent Roman Catholics, hiding the explosives inside packages containing vibrators. At least two such mini-bombs have been sent by a group that calls itself the Anticlerical Pro Sex Toys Group, according to Spain's state-owned EFE news agency. One device exploded at a postal sorting office, slightly injuring the woman who was handling the package. "Please accept our apologies," the group said in an email apparently sent to an anarchist website at the beginning of last month. "Next time we won't fail." The group targeted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Pamplona,...
  • Bomb fragment pictured in FBI report

    04/16/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 64 replies
    An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag that the FBI says were part of a bomb that exploded during the Boston Marathon.
  • Boston attack underscores growing threat of IEDs in America (Has Iraq come to America?)

    04/16/2013 5:22:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/16/2013 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    The deadly bomb attack on the Boston Marathon highlights what may be a growing threat to American cities -- the use of IEDs to target large gatherings, inflicting mass damage with a device that is difficult to detect. Security experts say the use of IEDs is becoming a preferred tool of terror in both domestic and global attacks -- or attempted attacks -- against the United States. "The reason to use an IED or multiple IEDs is that you're trying to create an oversized impact, and as much panic and disruption as possible," Bill Braniff, the executive director of the...
  • Boston IED bomb devices with ball bearings are used by terrorists in Afghanistan

    04/16/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT · by tellw · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4-16-13 | Daniel Bates
    The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were made from six-liter pressure cookers crammed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings and stashed in black backpacks, police sources revealed today. The cruelly-designed bombs have 'frequently' been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a 2010 Homeland Security Department pamphlet - hinting at the origins of the bombers behind the worst terrorist atrocity in the U.S. since 9/11.