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  • Officials: 30 Killed, 94 Hurt in Wedding Attack in Turkey

    08/20/2016 6:28:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | August 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    ANKARA, Turkey — A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials said it could have been the carried out by either Kurdish militants or Islamic State group extremists. Photos taken after the explosion showed several bodies covered with white sheets as a crowd gathered nearby. The Gaziantep governor's office early Sunday raised the death toll from...
  • Good News! 1 in 4 US Muslim Youths Approve of Suicide Bombings

    07/15/2016 2:04:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/15/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Mohammad the Muslim said he was “delivering ice cream.” 31 year-old French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, suspected of killing at least 84 people. (The Mirror) The Nice France mass murderer said he was delivering ice cream — Then mowed over hundreds of innocents on Bastille Day. Mohammad was shot dead by police. He’s not alone. One of four US Muslim youths approve of suicide bombing.42% of Muslim youths in France approve of suicide bombings. There are 3.3 million Muslims in the United States. The Jewish Press reported: France has been the target of the most devastating recent terrorist attacks because, apparently,...
  • Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept

    06/12/2016 5:19:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 120 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 12, 2016 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept. – Political Activist, Taliban Sympathizer… This is a little disturbing. Remember Amed Mohamed and the exploited islamic opportunism with 14-year-old “clock boy” bomb hoax from Irving Texas and how his father was running for political office in Sudan? Well, apparently 29-year-old terrorist Omar Mateen (below left) comes from a similarly engaged political family and his father, Seddique Mateen (below right), was/is running for national office in Afghanistan and not happy with the government of Pakistan. orlando 11 Omar mateenorlando 10 seddique mateen - father - orlando...
  • US arrests suicide bomb suspect in Kansas: Justice Dept (was doing it in the name of ISIS)

    04/10/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department said Friday it arrested an Islamic State sympathizer who was plotting to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a US military base in Kansas. John T. Booker Jr, 20, is charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction... attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," the Justice Department said. Booker was arrested earlier Friday near the Kansas city of Manhattan "as he made his final preparations for his planned assault"...
  • ISIS Bombings in Syrian Government Strongholds Kill 80

    05/23/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sarah El Deeb / AP
    A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The morning blasts in pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas in the course of Syria’s civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations, a gas station and a hospital, marking a sharp escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace...
  • The Disturbing Riddles of Egypt Air Flight 804 Continue… (suicide bombing)

    05/23/2016 8:19:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said “farewell” as if ‘we who are about to die salute you’. He called his brother before take-off telling him to ‘pray for him’ as he was going for martyrdom. He had connections with one of the most radical preachers and terror supporters in Egypt. (link)
  • Don't You Wish All Terrorists Were Like These?

    04/03/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Myself
    This short two minute clip from the movie -- AN AMERICAN CAROL kinda makes one wish all terrorists were like what's depicted here ( and end up the same way too ): CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: A funny little clip from "An American Carol" movie in which the not-so-smart terrorists try to blow up a town.
  • Three Israelis murdered in Istanbul attack

    03/19/2016 12:10:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/3/16
    Three Israelis were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing on a major shopping street in Istanbul, Turkish media report. At least one other person, an Iranian national, was also killed. The victims were Simha Siman Demri, 60, Yonathan Suher, 40, Avraham Goldman, 70 and an Iranian identified as Ali Riza Khalman whose age was not given, the CNN-Turk broadcaster said. Eleven Israelis are wounded, two severely so, out of a total of 36 wounded victims. Another six Israelis are still unaccounted for. Deputy health minister Ahmet Baha Otuken had earlier confirmed that Simha Demri was among the four victims of...
  • Injuries reported after Istanbul explosion

    01/12/2016 1:39:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Fox News
    Multiple people have been reported injured after an explosion in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists, Turkish media reported Tuesday. Private NTV television said the explosion in the Sultanahmet neighborhood was close to a park that is home to a landmark obelisk. The state-run Anadolu Agency says several police and medics were sent to the area. Police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion. Sultanahmet is Istanbul's main sight-seeing area and includes the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.
  • Burned Mosque Worshipers: Blame Trump

    12/13/2015 4:20:53 PM PST · by yongin · 72 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/12/15 | M.L. Nestel
    COACHELLA, California — Holy prayers at a mosque here on Friday were canceled with families gawking behind fire lines after discovering the front of their holy house had become one big fireball. Late Friday night, authorities announced that they believe the fire was deliberately set, and the local branch of the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. In addition, a person of interest has been detained, but not identified. Members of the congregation are blaming GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for setting the ugly tone that charred their house of worship. The mosque began to burn at around...
  • CAIR: Recent anti-Islam acts attributed to Trump

    12/13/2015 3:47:43 PM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    CNN editor Arsalan Iftikhar, formerly of CAIR, blames Donald Trump for anti-Muslim acts.
  • Ten police dead in Pakistan blast

    07/06/2008 8:03:04 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 150+ views
    BBC ^ | July 6, 2008
    Ten police dead in Pakistan blast July 6, 2008 At least 10 policemen have been killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials have said. The attack came on the first anniversary of a deadly siege at the city's Red Mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed during fighting. The mosque was stormed by Pakistani troops to evict militants who had taken sanctuary within its complex. Police had been deployed at a rally being held near the mosque on Sunday. "The blast happened 15 minutes after the meeting dispersed. A heavy contingent of...
  • Does Islam Have a Role in Suicide Bombings?

    06/22/2015 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | A.J. Caschetta
    Does Islam Have a Role in Suicide Bombings?Posted By A.J. Caschetta On June 22, 2015 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [1]Reprinted from Middle East Quarterly [2].When journalists, historians, psychologists, and experts in group dynamics, organizational structures, and criminal justice write about the unique set of circumstances that lead to suicide terrorism, they share the view that Islam has little to do with it. Most analysts either downplay or ignore altogether the role of Islam in suicide terrorism while some attempt to refute the connection and condemn others for not doing so.This reluctance to countenance the role...
  • Family testifies in $1B suit against Palestinian authorities

    02/02/2015 3:44:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2015 4:36 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    Members of a Long Island family testified Monday that the Sept. 11 attacks and its lesson that terror can happen anywhere persuaded them to cancel a trip to Disney World and instead visit Jerusalem in early 2002, when four of them were seriously injured in a suicide bombing. Mark Sokolow, a lawyer, and his wife, Rena, testified as lead plaintiffs in a $1 billion lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Palestinian authorities for six attacks in Israel from 2002 to 2004 that killed or wounded Americans. Their three daughters, two of them hurt in the blast, testified as well. The...
  • Suicide Bombing Outside Nigeria Church, Several Injured

    01/01/2015 6:18:12 PM PST · by FourPeas · 8 replies
    Agence France Presse (AFP) on Naharanet ^ | 1/1/2015 | Agence France Presse (AFP)
    A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an evangelist church in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, injuring several people, witnesses and a rescue worker said. "There was an explosion outside the ECWA church this morning. A suicide bomber who was restrained from getting into the church blew himself up," said Abubakar Yakubu, who heads the Nigeria Red Cross in Gombe. "Luckily no one was killed but some people were mildly injured." A witness said the man arrived during the church service and refused to park his motorcycle outside a security barrier set up by church volunteers. "He insisted on riding through...
  • Deadly suicide bombing interrupts play condemning suicide bombings

    12/11/2014 1:34:59 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2014 1 hour ago | Massoud Popalzai
    CNN: Deadly suicide bombing interrupts play condemning suicide bombings"Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)-- A suicide bomber detonated explosives Thursday inside a French-funded school in Kabul during a play that condemns suicide attacks, leading to deaths and numerous injuries, the French foreign "
  • Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

    12/04/2014 12:10:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    All Africa ^ | 3 December 2014 | Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama
    Nigeria: 50 Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl By Kingsley Omonobi and Ndahi Marama A female suicide bomber, who was arrested by the vigilante group also known as civilian JTF, revealed, yesterday, that 50 other female suicide bombers have been let loose in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a mandate to kill 100,000 persons before the end of December 2014. The arrested female bomber disclosed this on a day the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated. This came as former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon charged the army chief...
  • Turning the tables: Kurdish woman suicide bomber attacks IS in Syria

    10/05/2014 10:59:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/05/2014
    A female Kurdish fighter carried out a suicide bomb attack against jihadists from the Islamic State group outside the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane on Sunday, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the woman blew herself up at an Islamic State position east of the city, killing a number of jihadists who have surrounded Kobane and are battling to seize it. "The operation caused deaths, but there is no confirmed number," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. He said it was the first reported instance of a female Kurdish fighter carrying out a suicide bombing...
  • Ooops! Isis suicide bombing instructor blows up his own class by accident

    08/11/2014 9:34:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Belgast Telegraph ^ | 08/11/2014 | Christopher Hooton
    An Isis commander at a terrorist training camp north of Baghdad accidentally detonated a belt packed with explosives during a demonstration in front of a group militants on Monday, killing himself and 21 nearby trainees. The accident was a source of dark humour for locals, with suicide attacks in public spaces having become an almost daily occurrence in Iraq. A bomber struck a falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad last week, and when told of the bungled training demonstration by the New York Times, Raad Hashim, who works at a liquor store near the site of...
  • Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi recruits as al Qaeda forces retain control of areas in Anbar

    01/09/2014 2:01:28 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | BILL ROGGIO
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, an al Qaeda branch in the Middle East, killed 21 people in a suicide attack at a military recruiting center in Baghdad today. The attack was launched as the ISIS continues to control Fallujah, parts of Ramadi, and other areas in Anbar province. The suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the Iraqi Army recruitment center at the Muthanna airport in Baghdad, according to the National Iraqi News Agency. Iraqi officials reported that 21 Iraqis, including four soldiers protecting the center, were killed and 35 more were wounded in the...
  • At least 14 dead after (suicide bomb) explosion at Russia railway station, officials say

    12/29/2013 5:30:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2013
    At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a female suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack in Volgograd, but it came several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov called for new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Sochi Games.
  • Radical Cleric: It’s OK to Blow Yourself Up ‘For Allah’

    12/20/2013 5:12:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2013, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    “Blowing oneself up for the sake of Allah is acceptable,” according to a radical Muslim cleric who recently spoke to a Lebanese television network. The comments by Syrian-born Islamist cleric Omar Bakri were made in an interview which aired on the Lebanese Al-Jadid/New TV on November 26. They were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). […] Bakri, along with infamous British Islamist Anjem Choudary, was the founder of a British Islamist group called “Al Muhajiroun”, which was eventually banned in the UK. He currently lives in Lebanon after leaving Britain following terror attacks at the London Underground...
  • Free will: Man kills daughter over disobedience [ Pakistan ]

    08/17/2013 9:20:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | August 17, 2013 | Owais Jafri
    MULTAN: A 12-year-old girl was killed on Friday allegedly by her father for refusing to marry a man of his choice, police said. They said the girl’s body was found chopped into six pieces. Police said Muhammad Khadim, 46, a resident of Khoja area in Shujabad, had accepted his nephew’s proposal for his daughter six months ago. They said his sister and brother-in-law had been pressing him to arrange the wedding. They said his daughter Haseena, who was studying in grade 6, did not want to marry. Some relatives said that she had requested her father to let her finish...
  • Disturbing New Data on Palestinian Support for Suicide Bombing

    05/03/2013 5:33:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 1, 2013 | Adam Levick
    Following a disturbingly high number of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis in recent months, including the lethal stabbing assault of a 32-year-old Israeli man in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli defense officials have expressed concerns that the conflict could lead to a Third Intifada. Whilst recent violence by Palestinians has involved rock throwing, knife attacks, shootings and the hurling of fire bombs, the fear that such a coordinated outbreak of Palestinian violence could include suicide bombings – which caused so much death and carnage during the Second Intifada – was amplified by a new Pew poll released on...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Syria: Jihadists twin suicide car bombings in Christian suburb of Damascus kill 34, 83 wounded

    11/29/2012 8:44:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    And so it begins. If the jihadists succeed in Syria, millions of Christians, Alawites, and Druze will be mercilessly slaughtered. "Twin suicide car bombings in Damascus suburb kill 34" Montreal Gazette (thanks to Jack M) DAMASCUS, Syria - Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb minutes apart on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, state media said, and rebels claimed they shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet. The state news agency, SANA, said suicide bombers detonated two cars packed with explosives early in the morning in the eastern suburb of Jaramana, a Christian and Druse area...
  • Immigration powers used to hold al-Qaeda kingpin in jail

    10/20/2006 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 1 replies · 380+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    BRITAIN has resorted to detaining as an illegal immigrant a man regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous terrorists. Abu Doha, whose various aliases include “The Doctor”, has been in Belmarsh highsecurity jail for almost six years facing extradition to the United States on charges of running a jihad training camp in Afghanistan and plotting to blow up Los Angeles airport. But the US has been forced to drop the case against him after an informer refused to give evidence. A British judge described the extremist network created by Abu Doha as “one of the most significant groups of terrorists...
  • Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

    02/02/2012 11:25:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 45 replies
    WorldTribune ^ | 31 January 2012 | Admin
    President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.
  • HRW Founder Bernstein Starts "Advancing Human Rights" (denounced the HRW biased organization)

    09/14/2011 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Camera ^ | March, 2011
    March 03, 2011 HRW Founder Bernstein Starts Advancing Human Rights (AHR) Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch who publicly renounced his ties with the organization due to distorted and disproportionate focus on free and open Israel at the expense of the rest of the Middle East -- mostly unfree -- has just launched a new human rights organization, Advancing Human Rights. Why the need for a new organization? Bernstein, 88, explains: Some human rights organizations, like Human Rights Watch, do not condemn incitement to genocide, Arab hate speech being spewed daily in Gaza, particularly, and...
  • Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

    07/26/2011 11:28:33 PM PDT · by Per-Ling · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 27JUL11 | AFP
    The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing on Wednesday, police said. Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban when the mayor was addressing citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.
  • 7 'NATO troops' killed Thursday were 'American'....(Drudge Headline)

    05/29/2011 12:43:41 AM PDT · by GVnana · 40 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Nine NATO service members were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, including seven U.S. troops among eight who died when a powerful bomb exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot, officials said. Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were wounded in the explosion in the mountainous Shorabak district of Kandahar province, 12 miles from the Pakistan border, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, chief of the Afghan border police in the province. "Two months ago, we cleared this area of terrorists, but still they are active there," Raziq said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast....
  • Errant Text Message Accidentally Detonates Suicide Bomber, Saving Hundreds

    01/28/2011 7:23:04 AM PST · by Errant · 22 replies ^ | January 28, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The next time you get an annoying mass text message, you might want to think twice before getting upset. It could save your life. At least that’s what happened recently in Russia. Security sources tell the London Telegraph that a Russian Islamic terrorist plan was foiled on New Year’s Eve when a “Happy New Year” text detonated the terrorist’s suicide bomb prematurely:
  • Cameras that caught Stockholm blast ordered down

    12/21/2010 10:35:31 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | LOUISE NORDSTROM
    A shopkeeper who handed police video footage of the Stockholm suicide bombing says he will think twice before helping authorities again after being ordered to dismantle his security cameras for lacking the right permit. Police suspect the bomber, Taimour Abdulwahab, set off the explosives accidentally. They believe he had planned to detonate them in a place where they would inflict more damage.
  • Suicide bombing comes home to Iran

    12/18/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Amir Taheri
    Until a few years ago, the global map of Islamist suicide terrorism included a single tiny patch of territory: Israel. Since then, the map has expanded to include first Iraq, where suicide attacks have claimed thousands of lives, and then Afghanistan, where the Taliban use it as a war tactic. Then Pakistan, where suicide attacks have become part of daily life. Wednesday's suicide attack in Chabahar, the principal Iranian port on the Gulf of Oman, has shown that Iran, too, is now part of that sinister map. The double attack, which claimed at least 39 lives, wasn't the first of...
  • Baghdad suicide bomber kills at least 43 people

    07/18/2010 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18th 2010 | Gabriel Gatehouse
    A suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people and injured 40 more southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police say. The attack targeted government-backed Sunni militia members lining up to be paid in the town of Radwaniya. The Sunni militia fighters, known as the Sahwa or Awakening Councils, were once allied with al-Qaeda, but turned against the militant group in 2006. Struggle for IraqCoalition questions Baghdad glazier Iraq: Key facts and figures Q&A: Parliamentary polls Among the dead were at least six soldiers and three accountants, the Associated Press news agency reported. At least 13 soldiers were also wounded, along with...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Screams in the smoke as Moscow rush hour turned to horror

    03/29/2010 11:34:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3/29/10 | Catherine Philp
    Amid the jostling crowds squeezing their way on to the packed train at Lubyanka, no one gave the silent, bulkily dressed woman a second glance. It was minutes before 8 o’clock and she was just one of the seven million passengers due on the Moscow Metro that day. Seconds later, before the train had left the station platform, she detonated her explosives, sending glass and twisted metal ripping through the carriage and filling the air with screams and smoke. [. . . snip . . .] One man, the boyfriend of a woman seriously injured in the blast, swore vengeance...
  • Blast in Moscow Metro Kills at Least 25 (terrorism)

    03/28/2010 10:09:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 132 replies · 4,304+ views ^ | 3/29/2010 | Reuters
    Blast in Moscow Metro Kills at Least 25 Reuters At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that rocked the Lubyanka metro station in central Moscow on Monday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. MOSCOW -- At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that rocked the Lubyanka metro station in central Moscow on Monday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. At least 10 people were wounded in the blast, it said, quoting the Emergencies Ministry.
  • Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

    MOSCOW — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main...
  • Suicide Bomb Blast In Pakistan Caught on Tape - Video

    12/28/2009 1:28:26 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 925+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 28, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video showing the bomb blast of a suicide bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan during a parade marking one of the Shiites key holidays. At least twenty-five people were killed and dozens wounded...(Video)
  • 19 killed in explosion in Somalia hotel

    12/05/2009 3:27:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    The NY Post ^ | December 3, 2009 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — A male suicide bomber dressed as a woman attacked a university graduation ceremony Thursday in a small part of the capital still under government control, killing up to 19 people, including three Cabinet ministers and three journalists. The attack was a severe blow to a country long battered by war and underscored the government's tenuous hold on even a small area of Mogadishu. African Union peacekeeping troops protecting the government wage near daily battles with Islamic militants who hold much of central and southern Somalia and act so brazenly in the capital that they carry out public...
  • Massacre at Pakistan mosque shows Taliban strength

    12/04/2009 3:09:46 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | December 5, 2009 | Asif Shahzad
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — A Taliban suicide squad targeted Pakistani military officers and their families praying at a mosque Friday close to army headquarters in a gruesome display of the militants' ability to strike at the center of power in this U.S.-allied, nuclear-armed nation. The barrage of bombs and bullets left 37 people dead, including seven senior officers and 17 children. The deaths of so many top brass inside a heavily fortified area a few miles from the capital was a major coup for the Pakistani insurgents, who are under pressure as the army pushes an offensive against their stronghold of...
  • Iran blames west for deadly suicide bombing

    10/18/2009 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies · 672+ views ^ | October 18, 2009 | Robert Tait
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge after blaming Britain and the US for a suicide bombing that killed six of its commanders and 37 others in one of the country's most unstable provinces. The attack, which killed the deputy commander of the guard's ground forces, General Noor Ali Shooshtari, and Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh, the provincial commander for Sistan-Baluchistan, inflicted Iran's worst military casualties in years and raised questions of intelligence and security failures in a region long blighted by a violent Sunni insurgency.
  • Iran Vows Revenge On US And UK After Attack

    10/18/2009 8:59:01 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 46 replies · 3,866+ views
    Iran has warned it will take revenge against the US and Britain, accusing them of being involved in a suicide bombing that killed several Revolutionary Guard commanders. Six senior commanders and dozens of civilians died in the attack. The headquarters of the armed forces blamed the bombing on "terrorists" backed by "the Great Satan America and its ally Britain", the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. "Not in the distant future we (Iran) will take revenge." Earlier, Iranian state television said Sunni rebels carried out the bombing. It said the militant group Jundallah (Soldiers of God) had claimed responsibility for the...
  • Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Iran Bomb

    10/18/2009 12:44:30 AM PDT · by LukeL · 142 replies · 5,510+ views
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official news agency is reporting that at least five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in a homicide bombing in southeastern Iran
  • Abbas, Fatah on Warpath: Jewish Settlements Are Suicide Bombs

    10/12/2009 3:57:32 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 16 replies · 792+ views
    Israel National News ^ | October 12, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Mohammed Dahlan, the former Fatah leader in Gaza and a senior PA legislator, told Israeli Radio listeners Sunday that a Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria is equivalent to Arab terrorist suicide bombings. "What is the difference between blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv and taking over Palestinian land?" he asked rhetorically. Dahlan also warned Israel that violent riots in the capital will continue as long as Jews visit the Temple Mount, which was re-opened to Jews on Sunday.
  • Jakarta bombers may have been guests at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels, police say

    07/18/2009 4:29:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 448+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | Michel Maas and Richard Lloyd Parry
    Jakarta bombers may have been guests at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels, police say Michel Maas in Jakarta and Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor Suicide bombers posing as hotel guests are believed to have been responsible for the explosions in two hotels that killed at least eight people in Jakarta yesterday and wounded more than 50, in the first such attack in Indonesia for almost four years. Bleeding victims, some of them foreign businessmen who, moments earlier, had been engaged in breakfast meetings, limped or crawled out of the JW Marriott hotel and the neighbouring Ritz-Carlton in Jakarta’s Mega Kuningan business...
  • CIA Caught 'Off-Guard' By Jakarta Hotel Terror Attack

    07/17/2009 2:36:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies · 6,070+ views
    U.S. intelligence officials were caught "off-guard" by the Friday terror attacks against two U.S.-based hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. A senior U.S. official told ABC News the attacks came as a "surprise." A second U.S. counter-terrorism official said the CIA and other intelligence agencies had given no indication to the White House of "any threat reporting in the last 18 months" involving the Indonesian al Qaeda affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah. "Any suggestion that the CIA has not taken the JI threat seriously in recent years is wrong," said a CIA spokesman. "No one from the CIA has ever said that this terrorist...
  • Two Jakarta, Indonesia Hotels Bombed; At Least Nine Dead - Video 7/16/09

    07/16/2009 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 323+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    UPDATE 1 10:52 pm cst: CNN now reporting at least two Americans being treated at hospitals; may be more American casualties. Here is video from the scene of two hotel bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia, where bombs have gone off at the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott Hotels in Indonesia's Capital City. As of 10:44 PM CST, reports say 9 people are dead, and 50 wounded. Those totals are expected to rise. . . . . . (Watch Video)Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world, with the population being more than 90% Islamic. Jemaah Islamiyah is a radical Islamic group...
  • Bombs explode at 2 hotels in Indonesian capital

    07/16/2009 6:49:20 PM PDT · by Xth Legion · 21 replies · 1,454+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Bombs have exploded at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in the Indonesian capital on Friday, ripping the facade off the Ritz. Police say at least four people are injured. Debris and shattered glass littered the street outside the neighboring hotels in an upscale Jakarta neighborhood. Ambulances were being shuttled into the area. A man jogging by the hotels said he first heard a loud explosion at the Marriott. Five minutes later, a bomb followed at the Ritz. Alex Asmasubrata said he saw four bodies inside the Marriott. One had its stomach blown out. An Associated Press reporter...