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  • Blast shakes Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut suburb

    01/21/2014 6:56:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    BEIRUT - Four people were killed in a blast in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters, attributing the blast to a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. The source said another 20 people were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in a stronghold of the military and political movement Hezbollah. Images broadcast on the Shi'ite Muslim militant movement's Al Manar channel showed flames erupting from a building and a large plume of smoke billowing over a street near the charred remains of cars as a crowd gathered at the site of the blast. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nmy6mghpQ Al...
  • Terror in Tiananmen Square: Five killed and dozens injured ...

    10/29/2013 4:26:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 17 replies
    www.MailOnSunday.co.uk ^ | October 28, 2013 | Jennifer Smith
    Five people have been killed killed and dozens injured after a car drove into crowds of tourists and caught fire in Tiananmen Square. Beijing government officials are unsure if the incident, which occurred at the site of 1989 pro-democracy protests, was a terrorist attack. A police statement described how the car veered off the road at the north entrance of the famous square and crossed barriers before bursting into flames. Three people who were traveling in the vehicle have all died in addition to a female tourist from the Philippines, and a male tourist from southern Guandong province. Around...
  • 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...
  • Israel Gives In on Limitations for Freed Terrorist Murderer

    06/11/2012 12:49:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/6/12 | R. Sylvetsky
    Malki Roth, 15 was murdered, along with her friend MIchal Raziel and 13 other innocent civilians, in the suicide bombing at the Sbarro Restaurant in Jerusalem in August, 2001. They had decided, as teenagers will, to have some pizza. Another young married woman, also enjoying a summer break at the restaurant, has been unconscious since the bombing. Their photogenic murderess, Ahlam Al-Tamimi, presented the news on Palestinian Authority TV that same evening. Upon being told that eight children were among the victims, not three as she had originally thought, she broke into a wide smile. Tamimi received 16 life sentences...
  • Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit

    05/02/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/5/12 | Amir Shah & Chris Blake
    President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama's visit and Wednesday's anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan. Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field late Tuesday, then traveled to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with President...
  • Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Turks in Kurdistan

    10/29/2011 2:39:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/11
    A female suicide bomber in Turkish-occupied northern Kurdistan killed three people and wounded around 20 in the town of Bingol on Saturday, Turkish authorities said. The blast occurred at a tea house close to the local office of the ruling AK Party in the town's main street at around 1:20pm, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said. Police said the woman had detonated explosives strapped to her body and that they were hunting for another suspected bomber, and a cordon had been thrown round the town, 110 kilometers north of Diyarbakir, northern Kurdistan's main city.
  • Afghan peace council head killed by suicide bomber

    09/20/2011 11:06:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 20/9/11 | Amir Shah And Deb Riechmann
    KABUL, Afghanistan -A suicide bomber hiding explosives in his turban assassinated former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who headed a government peace council trying to negotiate with Taliban insurgents. Four of Rabbani's bodyguards also died and a key presidential adviser was wounded in the attack at Rabbani's Kabul home Tuesday. The attack dealt a harsh blow to efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan after a decade of war. Rabbani's death also came days after a daytime assault by insurgents on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in the capital, deepening a sense of insecurity in the country. President Hamid Karzai cut...
  • Bomber targets top Pakistani policeman; 8 killed

    09/19/2011 4:16:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 19/9/11 | Ashraf Khan
    KARACHI, Pakistan -A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city. The blast killed at least eight people and left a crater 10 feet (3 meters) deep, police said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the early morning attack in the southern port city of Karachi. The target of the bombing, Chaudhry Aslam, escaped unscathed and said he would not be cowed by the attack. "This is a cowardly act," Aslam told local television. "I'm not scared. I will not...
  • Obama to Address Health Care at Joint Session of Congress 9/9

    09/02/2009 12:32:27 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 139 replies · 5,358+ views
    Abc News ^ | 9/2/09 | ABC News
    President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Sept 9. This comes as the White House has been signaling publicly that they are ready to take charge of the health care debate. So, this settles the 5th of the 5 health care strategy questions I laid out earlier on this blog today. The other 4 remain. - George Stephanopoulos
  • Pakastani Fulbright Scholar Does Dissertation on Suicide Bombings

    08/02/2009 7:57:43 PM PDT · by womanvet · 10 replies · 940+ views
    2 August 2009 | Kaustuv Basu
    I looked at the copyright list, and I should be able to post the title and link, but if I put the title of the "news"paper in here I can't post...so if I am doing something wrong, please delete the posting, or correct it if you can. Please read this article about a graduate student from Pakistan who is completing his PhD dissertation in the hope of saving lives of victims of homicide bombers. It was on the front page of today's newspaper. It's not a very good newspaper, which is probably why they don't want their articles posted, but...
  • Israel phone firm's West Bank wall gag fails to amuse ("Causes Palestinian Suffering")

    07/12/2009 6:16:04 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 7-12-09 | Joseph Nasr and other Rooters hacks
    A television advert for an Israeli cellphone firm showing soldiers playing football over the West Bank barrier has sparked cries of bad taste and prompted Arab lawmakers on Sunday to demand it be taken off air. The jaunty commercial for Israel's biggest mobile phone company Cellcom makes light of Palestinian suffering and shows how far Israelis fail to understand their neighbours, critics said. The company stood by the ad, however. It shows a ball falling on an Israeli army jeep from the far side of a towering wall. A game ensues, back and forth with the unseen Palestinians after a...
  • 'I HEARD A LOUD BOOM' - VP Pool Report

    02/27/2007 9:15:57 AM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 993+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2-27-07 | Mark Silva, Chicago Tribune
    <p>The vice president left Kabul wearing a black suit and shiny dark cordovan cowboy boots - having just become the highest-level Bush administration official to have spent the night in a war zone - the unscheduled overnighter at Bagram Air Force Base. The vice president spoke on the record with the pool about the attack -- speaking, seated on a desk, in his Airstream, silver-skinned on the outside and leather-seated and wood-paneled on the inside, cabin set up inside the C-17 military cargo transport that had ferried him to Pakistan and Afghanistan and out as well.</p>
  • Air Canada Plane Detained at Rochester (NY) Airport

    07/19/2006 10:17:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 3,597+ views
    Fire and security personnel surrounded an Air Canada jet at the Rochester Airport this morning. 13 WHAM News reports the FBI has been called in. Passengers were removed from the plane and are being detained in the terminal area. A couple was reportedly prevented from boarding the flight for Toronto just before it was scheduled to take off. Luggage has been left on the plane. No one is yet saying why Air Canada Flight 7405 was prevented from taking off.
  • Suicide bombing is a legitimate tactic, Abu Hamza tells court (Cap'n Hook update)

    01/21/2006 6:49:08 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 9 replies · 466+ views
    TimesOnline (UK) ^ | 1/21/2006 | Sean O’Neill
    SUICIDE bombing is a legitimate tool of war, regarded by religious scholars as “the highest form of martyrdom”, Abu Hamza al-Masri told an Old Bailey jury yesterday. The radical Muslim cleric, who is facing charges of soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred, said that he condoned suicide attacks if they were the only way that Muslims had of defending themselves. Abu Hamza sought to explain remarks that he had made in a video of a lecture delivered in Luton in 1997. Asked, during his second day of evidence, about the legitimacy of “martyrdom operations”, he said: “If it is the...
  • US Intelligence Expert: Regime-Change the Answer in Iran

    12/15/2005 2:48:58 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 39 replies · 1,346+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | December 13, 2005
    Former justice department prosecutor and intelligence expert John Loftus says that Israel is unable to thwart Iran's nuclear projects through military action – but that there is an alternative. "Israel only has a few option and striking back is not one of 'em," Loftus told Israel National Radio's Tovia Singer. "The F-16-IL version that Israel possesses only has a combat radius of about 2,200 kilometers and you would need about 3,000 to hit the hard targets in Iran. Iran saw what [Israel] did to the Osarik reactor in Iraq and have spread their nuclear development stuff all over the country...
  • Expert: Suicide-Bomb Couple May Be a First

    11/11/2005 10:20:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 965+ views
    iwon news ^ | Nov 11, 12:44 PM (ET) | PAUL GARWOOD
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed Friday that four Iraqis, including a husband and wife, carried out the suicide bombings against three Amman hotels, and police arrested 120 Jordanians and Iraqis in the hunt for anyone who might have aided them. If their involvement is confirmed, the husband and wife would be the first married couple yet known to take part in a suicide bombing, a top Israeli counterterrorism expert said. Thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman for a second straight day, condemning the attacks that killed 57 people, excluding the bombers, and denouncing al-Qaida in Iraq's leader,...
  • Iraqi , U.S. Soldiers Secure Suicide-Bomb Site

    11/10/2005 3:23:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 255+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers assigned to Task Force Baghdad responded immediately to the deadly suicide-bomb attack in central Baghdad around 9:45 a.m. local time today. Initial reports indicate 25 Iraqi citizens were killed and 14 wounded in the terrorist attack, U.S. military officials with Task Force Baghdad reported. Media reports put the death toll as high as 34 in the attack on a Baghdad restaurant frequented by Iraqi police. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and elements of a U.S. military police unit quickly arrived on the site to assist Iraqi...
  • Suicide Bomber Says He Was Kidnapped

    09/19/2005 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 25 replies · 1,126+ views
    AP ^ | September 19th, 2005 | TAREK EL-TABLAWY
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide bomber captured before he could blow himself up in a Shiite mosque claimed he was kidnapped, beaten and drugged by insurgents who forced him to take on the mission. The U.S. military said its medical tests indicated the man was telling the truth. Mohammed Ali, who claimed to be Saudi-born and appeared to be in his 20s, said he managed to flee after another suicide attacker set off his bomb, killing at least 12 worshippers Friday as they left a mosque in the northern city of Tuz Khormato. In confession broadcast on state television...
  • Germany nabs 2 suspected al-Qaida members

    01/23/2005 7:25:59 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 25 replies · 866+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 1/23/2005, 9:54 a.m. ET
    BERLIN (AP) — Two suspected al-Qaida members were arrested by German authorities Sunday, federal prosecutors said. Police arrested the pair on Sunday in Mainz and Bonn for allegedly breaking German laws forbidding membership in a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutor Kay Nehm said.
  • South Carolina Police Learn How to Handle Suicide Bombers from Israeli Officer

    12/19/2004 2:48:23 PM PST · by ddtorque · 7 replies · 282+ views
    Authorities across the Palmetto State were trained to deal with suicide bombers by an Israeli police officer last week in Columbia at the Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Photo journal: Bomb attack survivor

    04/27/2004 8:11:29 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 5 replies · 205+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/04 | BBC News
    As part of a series of photo journals about ordinary people's experiences, BBC News Online looks at the life of a survivor of a suicide bomb attack in Israel. Elad Wafa lives in Netanya, Israel. He is 27 years old and was born in Ethiopia. On the afternoon of 19 May 2002, a Palestinian suicide bomber let off his explosives near the vegetable stall where Elad worked. Elad suffered severe injuries and is now paralysed from the lower back downwards.
  • Death Toll Rises in Iraq Bombings- 67 Killed

    02/02/2004 11:46:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 146+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | 2-02-04 | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI
    Death Toll Rises in Iraq Bombings - 67 Bremer Statement Condemns Attacks, Promises Justice By SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI, Associated Press Writer IRBIL, Iraq - American military officials raised the death toll in suicide bombings at two Kurdish party offices to 67 on Monday, while a Kurdish official said he suspected the bombings were carried out by terrorists linked to al-Qaida. Bremer Statement Condemns Attacks, Promises Justice No group claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks, the bloodiest in Iraq (news - web sites) in six months. But American and Kurdish officials suspected foreign militants or Ansar al-Islam, an al-Qaida-linked Islamic militant group operating...
  • From Mom to Martyr: For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas

    01/14/2004 7:31:19 PM PST · by jgrubbs · 82 replies · 2,085+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | Jan. 14 | Hilary Brown
    J E R U S A L E M, Jan. 14— A young Palestinian woman made history of sorts today in the 3-year-old Arab uprising against Israeli occupation. She killed four Israelis in a suicide bomb attack at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Reem Raiyshi, 22, managed to get right inside the border security office with a bomb belt under her clothes. According to the Israeli military, she calmly told soldiers she had a metal splint in her leg that would set off their detector. As she was taken to a special room for a...
  • IRAQ THREATENS WORLDWIDE TERRORIST SUICIDE BOMBING CAMPAIGN IF U.S. ATTACKS (VICE PRES. RAMADAN)

    02/02/2003 7:28:17 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 129 replies · 1,082+ views
    Yahoo Japan (in Japanese) from Spiegel Magazine, Germany ^ | 3 February 2003 | Yahoo Japan (in Japanese) from Spiegel Magazine
    Top breaking news on Yahoo Japanese news (in Japanese) from the newly released German weekly newsmagazine "Spiegel" which contains interview (for release tomorrow) with Number 2 leader of Iraq, Vice President Ramadan, who states that Iraq is now ready to launch a 'worldwide suicide bombing attack' against the US interests.' He threatens that since Iraq has no Weapons of Mass Destruction or nukes (sic), they do have other weapons, such as suicide bombers. He stated that they will mobilize a team of 1000 youths as suicide bombers to unleash attacks worldwide upon Americans and others if the US dares attack...
  • AP: RISE FROM THE DEAD (Tel Aviv)

    07/17/2002 3:10:11 PM PDT · by Texaggie79 · 9 replies · 162+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/17/02 | Drudge
    THE DEATH TOLL IN THE TEL AVIV BOMBINGS AS REPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THIS EVENING: 03:57p AP Bomb Goes Off in Tel Aviv, Six Die 04:59p AP Suicide Attack in Tel Aviv Kills 7 05:06p AP Suicide Attack in Tel Aviv Kills 5 05:20p AP Suicide Attack in Tel Aviv Kills 3
  • Israeli forces kill two leading Palestinian militants, sources say

    04/05/2002 8:40:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 184+ views
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) --  Israeli troops on Friday killed two leading Palestinian militants, including the mastermind of a Passover suicide bombing in Israel that killed 26 people and triggered Israel's current military offensive, Palestinian sources and Israeli TV reports said.</p> <p>The militant leaders were identified as Qeis Odwan, head of the military wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas in the northern West Bank, and Nasser Awais, leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade militia in the same region.</p>
  • **Graphic Content Warning** Photos of Suicide Blast in Israel

    03/27/2002 12:29:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 135 replies · 5,536+ views
    A victim of the Netanya hotel bomb blast, with his face covered in blood, sits in an ambulance arriving at the Kfar Saba hospital Wednesday, March 27, 2002. A suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday in the hotel dining room in this Israeli resort as guests gathered for a Passover Seder, the ritual evening meal ushering in the Jewish holiday. Police said 15 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in 18 months of fighting. (AP Photo/Gadi Kabalo) ***ISRAEL OUT*** A policeman stands near a line of bodies outside a hotel in...