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  • 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...
  • Caption: History Repeats Itself

    12/29/2009 8:21:27 AM PST · by redhotright · 25 replies · 1,399+ views
    2009-12-29 | Red-Hot Right
  • Amsterdam: Terrorist attacks foiled - seven arrested

    03/12/2009 2:44:20 PM PDT · by dutchiepat · 88 replies · 8,947+ views
    DutchNews.nl ^ | March 12th 2009 | DutchNews.nl
    Terrorist attacks foiled - seven arrested Thursday 12 March 2009 Six men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on shops in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday. One of those arrested is a family member of a man connected to the Madrid bombing five years ago, said Amsterdam police chief Bernard Welten at a press confernce on Thursday evening. The arrests have reduced the threat of attacks but a risk remains, said Welten. All of those detained by the police are Dutch with a Moroccan background and are aged between 19 and 64...
  • Man injured in 'nail bomb' explosion at city centre restaurant ["work accident"]

    05/22/2008 10:24:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 28 replies · 811+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 22, 2008
    A restaurant customer has been injured in a suspected nail bomb attack on a city centre restaurant. The exploded shortly after a man entered the Giraffe Restaurant in the Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter, Devon. The customer was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the area has been sealed off by police. They are trying to find out what sort of device caused the explosion and whether there are any others still live. Forensic experts have been called to the scene and a Royal Navy bomb disposal team from Plymouth are on stand by. The device is...
  • New depths of depravity

    02/06/2008 8:48:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies · 220+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Historians credit left-wingers with coining "politics of fear" to belittle Sen. Joseph McCarthy's campaign against communists in the U.S. government. The phrase went into hibernation in the 1960s, a torpidity even warmonger-in-waiting Lyndon Johnson's daisy-girl ad couldn't disturb, only to reemerge in the 1980s to denigrate Ronald Reagan's Cold War-winning strategy. These days, the phrase has become the lefties' No. 1 rhetorical trump card against the war against Islamic terrorism. To them, Americans have more to fear from the Bush administration than from the terrorists who seek to bring America to heel. Sen. Barack Obama uses it in almost every...
  • Baghdadis Outraged over Child Decoy Claims

    03/23/2007 11:49:05 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 963+ views
    Iraq Slogger ^ | March 23 2007
    Baghdadis are outraged over the alleged use of children in car bombings, a Slogger source reports. Three days after the original allegations emerged, Slogger sources report that “people are still upset about this criminal bombing,” in which al-Qa'ida-related groups are claimed to have placed children in the back seat of a car rigged with explosives in order to pass more easily through a security checkpoint on Tuesday, Around the city, sources report that Ghazaliya has been surrounded by Iraqi Army and by Kurdish Pesh Merga, for four days now. The Iraqi forces and Kurdish troops are reportedly conducting widespread arrest...
  • Iraq Bombers Blow Up 2 Children Used as Decoys (NYT)

    03/20/2007 9:05:17 PM PDT · by summer · 53 replies · 1,629+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 21, 2007 | Kirk Semple
    BAGHDAD, March 20 — Insurgents detonated a bomb in a car with two children in it after using the children as decoys to get through a military checkpoint in Baghdad, an American general said Tuesday. Speaking at a news briefing at the Pentagon, Maj. Gen. Michael Barbaro, deputy director for regional operations at the Joint Staff, said American soldiers had stopped the car at the checkpoint but had allowed it to pass after seeing the two children in the back seat. “Children in the back seat lower suspicion,” he said, according to a transcript. “We let it move through. They...
  • Breaking: 'Hoax Devices' Found At Several Boston Locations (Several 'Suspicous Packages' Found)

    01/31/2007 12:04:30 PM PST · by Howlin · 663 replies · 27,428+ views
    Boston.com ^ | January 31, 2007
    BOSTON -- Four "hoax devices" were found at several Boston locations Wednesday, hours after officials detonated a suspicious package on an elevated structure above the Sullivan Square Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station. The additional packages were found at the Boston University Bridge, the Longfellow Bridge and near the intersection of Stuart and Columbus streets. A device described by officials as a pipe bomb was found in the basement of the Tufts New England Medical Center at 185 Harrison Ave. A spokesman for the Boston Police Department said that all of the packages appeared to be similar. "Our device was not...
  • HE'S TAKING THE 'A' TRAIN TO JAIL (30 YRS. FOR SUBWAY BOMB PLOTTER)

    01/09/2007 9:01:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 795+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | STEFANIE COHEN
    A federal judge slapped a would-be terrorist, who plotted to blow up the Herald Square subway station, with 30 years behind bars yesterday - heeding calls from prosecutors who said the young radical was "perfectly willing to have people die." Shahawar Matin Siraj, 24, was convicted in May of conspiring to place an explosive device inside a garbage can or under a bench in the crowded West 34th Street subway station, which sits just beneath Macy's flagship department store. He wanted to bomb the station in retaliation for war abuses against Iraqis. "The defendant's role was central . . ....
  • Death penalty for female would-be bomber

    09/21/2006 8:46:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 2,520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 09/21/06 | JAMAL HALABY
    A court on Thursday sentenced an Iraqi woman and six other people to death for their roles in the triple hotel bombings that killed 60 people in Jordan's capital last year. The 35-year-old woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, is the only defendant in custody. She confessed on Jordanian television shortly after the blasts that she intended to carry out a suicide attack on one of the Western hotels. Six others, including another Iraqi woman, were sentenced in absentia and remain at large. They are believed to be hiding in Iraq. The late al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had claimed...
  • Suicide blast at Afghan governor's funeral

    09/13/2006 9:22:25 AM PDT · by weegee · 16 replies · 610+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Last Updated 12/09/2006, 19:50:21 | no byline
    At least six people have been killed in a suicide attack at the funeral service of an assassinated Afghan governor. Our South Asia correspondent, Peter Lloyd, says Abdul Hakim Taniwal was the highest-ranking Afghan official to die in renewed Taliban violence, and his funeral service drew cabinet ministers and many other senior officials. Several witnesses say the explosion happened as an official delegation from Kabul was leaving the ceremony. According to a local hospital, dozens of bystanders were injured, some seriously. Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the governor's death in a suicide attack on Sunday. He was the first...
  • London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 4:05 pm ET)

    08/10/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 64 replies · 2,433+ views
    Counterterrorismblog.org ^ | August 10, 2006 | Andrew Cochran
    London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 4:05 pm ET) By Andrew Cochran ABC News: Three alleged ringleaders have been identified; two recently traveled to Pakistan and later received money wired to them from Pakistan, reportedly to purchase tickets for the suicide bombers. Sources identify the three, now in custody, as Rashid Rauf, Mohammed al-Ghandra, and Ahmed al Khan. Fox News at 3 pm ET:"British authorities are 'urgently' seeking the arrests of up to 10 more suspects in the terrorist plot uncovered early Thursday morning to blow up U.S.-bound flights with liquid explosives carried onto planes via carry-on luggage." Twenty-four main...
  • German Train Terror [The Islamists Tried To Blow Up Two Trains]

    08/04/2006 9:10:07 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 53 replies · 2,161+ views
    FrontPage Mag ^ | Aug. 4, 2006 | Stephen Brown
    The failure of two suitcase bombs to explode on separate German trains this week most likely prevented Germany from joining the ranks of London and Madrid on the list horrific commuter bombings. The first bomb was discovered on Monday on a 120-passenger regional train that ran between Aachen and Hamm, cities located in the north-western German state of North Rhineland-Westphalia. A conductor discovered a suitcase in an empty passenger section at the Hamm end of the run and sent it to the Dortmund train station because there was no lost and found office in Hamm. In Dortmund, railway employees opened...
  • 1996 Allegations Still Painful For Jewell

    07/23/2006 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies · 1,830+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 23 JULY 2006 | AP
    (AP) ATLANTA Richard Jewell's fortunes changed in a split second. The security guard was initially hailed as a hero for spotting a suspicious backpack in a park and moving people out of harm's way just before a bomb exploded during a concert at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Then the media called him a suspect and he became a public spectacle. As the 10th anniversary nears of the July 27 blast that killed one and injured 111 others, the episode is still fresh in Jewell's mind. "The heroes are soon forgotten. The villains last a lifetime," Jewell told The Associated...
  • PM under pressure to get tough with Pakistan

    07/13/2006 11:20:29 PM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 3 replies · 377+ views
    DNA India ^ | Friday, July 14, 2006 00:20 IST | Arati R Jerath
    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is facing growing pressure to take a tough stand against Pakistan for rising incidents of terrorist violence in India. Sources in the Congress said the leadership is disappointed with Singh’s tame address to the nation on Wednesday, in which he did not mention Pakistan. Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma was equally cautious in a televised statement on Thursday. The issue may be raised at the core committee’s weekly meeting, which gives Sonia Gandhi and the PM a chance to exchange views. The meeting was scheduled to take place today but may...
  • INDIA REPORTS ARRESTS OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IN DEADLY TRAIN BOMBINGS

    07/11/2006 8:58:01 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 212 replies · 8,873+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/06
    India Reports Arrests of Islamic Terrorists in Deadly Train Bombings...
  • 'AL QAEDA' CREW NAILED IN CANADA

    06/04/2006 6:45:23 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 57 replies · 1,681+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 4, 2006 | Chris Michaud
    Canadian authorities yesterday declared they had foiled a chilling bomb plot aimed at several targets in their country - busting an al Qaeda-inspired cell with likely connections to a pair of Atlanta-area men indicted on terror charges. The 17 suspects - including five youths 18 or under - were busted Friday night and yesterday morning at locations in and around Toronto, following a delivery of three tons of ammonium nitrate and other explosive components. The tonnage was three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. New York City police said they were...
  • Pakistani immigrant convicted in NYC plot

    05/24/2006 12:56:25 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 53 replies · 2,090+ views
    Yahooo News Alert ^ | 5/24/06 | TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) A Pakistani immigrant has been convicted of plotting to blow up one of Manhattan's busiest subway stations in retaliation for the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia Presents a Video of the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah

    04/12/2006 7:03:21 AM PDT · by 2banana · 3 replies · 598+ views
    The SITE Institute ^ | April 10, 2006 | SITE Institute
    Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia Presents a Video of the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah By SITE Institute April 10, 2006 Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia issued a 35:34 minute video presentation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Jeddah on December 7, 2004, yesterday, April 9, 2006. This release follows over six months of advertising amongst jihadist forums, and a message last week containing a series of screenshots and announcing the film’s imminent release. Though the operation’s execution and aftermath are only depicted via photographs, footage is provided of the initial stage of attack, wills and advice from...
  • No terrorism in deadly Toronto doughnut shop explosion: police (rush to judgement?)

    04/02/2006 6:44:14 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 73 replies · 1,809+ views
    CBC News ^ | Sun, 02 Apr 2006 | Staff
    No terrorism in deadly Toronto doughnut shop explosion: police Last Updated Sun, 02 Apr 2006 21:16:42 EDT CBC News Police have ruled out terrorism as the cause of an explosion at a Tim Hortons doughnut shop in a trendy downtown area of Toronto on Sunday, killing one man. The victim was likely an arsonist or attempting suicide, Staff Sgt. Don Cole of Toronto police told reporters hours after the explosion. "He's not a strap-on al-Qaeda bomber guy," Cole said. "It sounds to me like a guy who either wanted to do a torch job or commit suicide." Police said...
  • Explosion in downtown Toronto - One dead (explosives strapped to the suspect)

    04/02/2006 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Tasha Dasha Doo · 600 replies · 22,249+ views
    CTV ^ | Self
    It is on CTV news channel. Just breaking - explosion in a coffee shop in downtown Toronto, Canada. Reporter just talked about some sort of explosives strapped to a guy and explosion occured in a busy district of the city. Will keep you posted!
  • Kofi Annan says Saddam's WMD admission irrelevant, we should just "move on"

    02/16/2006 5:43:00 PM PST · by seamus · 20 replies · 951+ views
    Feb. 16, 2006 | FNS transcripts
    From Kofi Annan's press briefing today.... Q: On the tapes purporting that Saddam Hussein had warned the Americans that a WMD terrorist attack was coming, but not from Iraq. Do you take that seriously, or do you think it's water under the bridge and the whole thing should be forgotten? SEC.-GEN. ANNAN: I really haven't read in detail all these comments. At this stage, I think we should move on. We have a very challenging situation in Iraq which should be of interest to all of us to do whatever we can to stabilize. I would want to focus on...
  • Security forces to storm hotel to nab the holed militant(Blast, gunbattle in Indian Kashmir kill 4)

    11/15/2005 12:56:22 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 268+ views
    Outlook India/ Reuters ^ | SRINAGAR, NOV 15
    Security forces to storm hotel to nab the holed militant SRINAGAR, NOV 15 (PTI)Security forces engaged with militants holed up in a hotel in the Lal Chowk area here prepared to storm the building after having established contact with the attackers, a senior police official involved in the operations said today. The militants, believed to be two in number, are firing at the security forces, H K Lohia, DIG, Srinagar told PTI. He said the forces were going to storm the building in a bid to neutralise them. Earlier the forces resumed the operation after a overnight lull and...
  • Suicide Bombers On Iran Kids' TV

    11/05/2005 4:39:10 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-6-2005 | Toby Harnden
    Suicide bombers on Iran kids' TV By Toby Harnden, Chief Foreign Correspondent (Filed: 06/11/2005) Iranian state television has broadcast a cartoon that glorifies suicide bombings against Israelis, depicting a young boy blowing himself up after being told: "Go and show the Zionists how brave and heroic are the children of Palestine." The cartoon, one of a series shown by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting on "Jerusalem Day" nine days ago, presents the actions of a boy who kills himself to strike back against Israelis as a noble example for children to follow. The cartoon follows the story of Abd...
  • Molotov Cocktail Hits Officer During Anti-Bush Protest (Officer's Uniform Catches Fire)

    11/03/2005 12:34:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 2,066+ views
    NBC11 ^ | November 2, 2005
    SAN FRANCISCO -- During a protest against the Bush administration Wednesday, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a building and fell on a police officer, lighting his uniform on fire. Officer Gary Constantine said the cocktail fell on his shoulder and lit the side of his uniform on fire. He was able to put the fire out with his hand and was not seriously injured. A witness told NBC11 that he saw the cocktail hit the side of a building and ricocheted down onto the police officer. San Francisco police estimate a few thousand protestors attended the protest. The protest...
  • Appeals court rules that 'dirty bomb' suspect can be held without charges

    09/10/2005 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri Sep 9, 7:13 PM ET | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a victory for George W. Bush's administration, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can continue to hold indefinitely an American accused of plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to reverse a judge's order that the government either charge or free Jose Padilla, who has been in custody for more than three years. "The exceedingly important question before us is whether the President of the United States possesses the authority to detain militarily a citizen of this country who...
  • Oslo teenager dies 'making bomb'

    08/18/2005 8:48:49 AM PDT · by dennisw · 86 replies · 1,948+ views
    beeb ^ | Thursday, 18 August 2005, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UK
    A 17-year-old has died after explosives he appears to have been trying to make in his Oslo flat detonated. The blast blew out some windows in the block and left the victim's 19-year-old brother injured. Three other friends escaped unhurt. Norwegian police said internet instructions on how to make explosives and some powder were found at the flat. Police are questioning those present but are not reported to think they had links to any extremist groups. Other apartments in the three-storey block were evacuated after the blast. "At the scene we found written instructions on how to make explosives and...
  • Oslo teenager dies 'making bomb'

    08/18/2005 4:11:16 PM PDT · by jb6 · 37 replies · 1,090+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 August 2005
    A 17-year-old has died after explosives he appears to have been trying to make in his Oslo flat detonated. The blast blew out some windows in the block and left the victim's 19-year-old brother injured. Three other friends escaped unhurt. Norwegian police said internet instructions on how to make explosives and some powder were found at the flat. Police are questioning those present but are not reported to think they had links to any extremist groups. Other apartments in the three-storey block were evacuated after the blast. "At the scene we found written instructions on how to make explosives and...
  • Chronology of London Attacks

    07/07/2005 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 40 replies · 1,365+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2005 | Staff
    Two people have been killed and many are injured after a series of explosions across London. The BBC News website is covering events as they unfold (all times in BST): 1353 Russian President Vladimir Putin expresses his condolences over the attacks and calls on all countries to unite in the fight against international terrorism. 1344 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, describes the attacks as appalling and calls on all religious leaders to stand and work together for the wellbeing of the nation. 1333 US President George W Bush, speaking at the Gleneagles summit in Scotland, condemns the attacks,...
  • Tragic Babe in Arms (Caution - heart-breaking picture/NYPost)

    05/24/2005 7:51:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies · 1,394+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2005 | Niles Lathem
    May 4, 2005 -- This dramatic picture captures the awful human toll caused by latest upsurge of terrorist violence in Iraq — and the American effort to help. This was the horrifying aftermath of a terrorist bombing attack on a U.S. military patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul — but the victim, this time, was a little innocent child. Taken on Monday by an Army photographer, the moving photo shows a gallant U.S. soldier, clearly distraught, cradling the dying child in his arms. Military officials said the tragedy occurred in the western part of a city that has...
  • Spain’s “Terrorgate”? ("El Mundo" newspaper voices some 'explosive' theories)

    05/18/2005 7:43:21 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 16 replies · 1,132+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/18/2005 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    It has long been understood that the Spanish socialists shamelessly exploited the March 11, 2004, terrorist attacks in Madrid’s train station for political advantage. They did so with palpable disregard for a frightening fact: The far-reaching geostrategic repercussions of that incident...gave those seeking similar results elsewhere every incentive to engage in violence against other democracies’ electoral processes. But what if the perpetrators were neither Islamofacists, as the winning socialists immediately asserted, nor the Basque terrorist organization known as ETA, as the government of José Maria Aznar initially (and fatally) assumed? On May 16, the Madrid daily El Mundo published a...
  • Feds search for Middle Eastern man who tried to buy same explosive McVeigh used

    01/05/2005 11:26:17 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 53 replies · 1,611+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) Federal authorities searched Wednesday for a man using a Middle Eastern name and possible bogus construction credentials to try to purchase large quantities of the same explosive used by Timothy McVeigh to blow up the Oklahoma City federal building.
  • "Insurgent" caught [red handed] planting explosives under civilian vehicles in Baghdad

    01/03/2005 10:48:04 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 180 replies · 8,162+ views
    Mon Jan 3,10:55 AM ET A suspected insurgent asks residents for mercy after they caught him planting explosives under civilian vehicles, at a busy area in Baghdad,January 3, 2005. Insurgents killed 17 Iraqi police and National Guards on Monday in another bloody spree of ambushes, bombings and suicide attacks aimed at wrecking Iraq (news - web sites)'s January 30 national election. REUTERS/Str Mon Jan 3,10:54 AM ET Iraqi men and police officers guide a suspected insurgent after catching him planting explosives under civilian vehicles, at a busy area in Baghdad, January 3, 2005. Insurgents killed 17 Iraqi police and...
  • Orange County court reverses conviction of alleged anarchist

    12/30/2004 6:49:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 478+ views
    AP ^ | 12/30/4
    SANTA ANA -- A state appeals court has reversed the conviction of a Long Beach man who authorities said was an anarchist who planned to use gas bombs to disrupt an Aryan Nation celebration of Adolf Hitler's birthday nearly three years ago. A three-member panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal found that an Orange County trial court should have allowed Matthew Gordon Lamont to challenge the search of the car in which he was a passenger during the arrest. In the ruling issued Tuesday, the panel found that a passenger -- not just the driver -- has the...
  • Ansar al-Sunna claims attack on US base in Mosul: website (a martyrdom-seeking (suicide) operation)

    12/21/2004 9:07:21 AM PST · by Destro · 97 replies · 8,149+ views
    turkishpress.com ^ | 12/21/2004 | AFP
    Ansar al-Sunna claims attack on US base in Mosul: website AFP: 12/21/2004 DUBAI, Dec 21 (AFP) - The Al-Qaeda linked Army of Ansar al-Sunna group claimed responsibility for an attack against a US military base Tuesday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which reportedly killed at least 22 people, in a statement attributed to it on an Islamist website. "One of the mujahedeen of the Army of Ansar al-Sunna carried out a martyrdom-seeking (suicide) operation in a restaurant of the infidel occupation forces at the Ghazlani camp in Mosul," said the statement, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed. US...
  • Florida: Mechanic Finds Live Bomb Under Car During Oil Change (Irish Republican Army linked)

    11/05/2004 4:44:33 PM PST · by Stoat · 85 replies · 3,047+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | November 5, 2004
    Mechanic Finds Live Bomb Under Car During Oil Change Car Owner Linked To Group That Funds Irish Republican Army   POSTED: 12:19 pm EST November 5, 2004 UPDATED: 12:44 pm EST November 5, 2004   A mechanic performing a routine oil change discovered a live bomb underneath a car apparently rigged to explode when the driver turned the vehicle's lights on, according to Local 6 News.         Police said Jim Panaro drove his car to Donald's Auto Repair shop located at 57th Avenue and Johnson Street in Hollyood, Fla., after he noticed wires dangling under the...
  • Man Accused of Plotting With 'Shoe Bomber'

    10/04/2004 11:58:55 AM PDT · by mrplind · 18 replies · 1,340+ views
    WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities brought charges Monday against a British man they claim conspired with admitted Al Qaeda (search) member Richard Reid (search) to use shoe bombs to blow up planes in midair. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed in Boston charges Saajid Badat, 25, with attempted murder, trying to destroy an aircraft and other counts related to the alleged conspiracy with Reid, who also is a British citizen and Muslim convert. Reid's attempt to blow up a Paris-to-Miami flight on Dec. 22, 2001, was thwarted by attendants and passengers after he tried to light a fuse leading to the...
  • Church damaged by early morning explosion

    09/10/2004 5:55:21 AM PDT · by nyconse · 169 replies · 5,109+ views
    Newsday.com-AP regional ^ | 9-10-2004 | unknown
    COLCHESTER, Conn. -- A church in Colchester was leveled by an explosion Friday morning. St. Mary's Ukrainian Church on Route 16, also known as Linwood Ave., was flattened by the explosion just before 7 a.m., according to state police. State police spokesman, Sgt. J. Paul Vance, said the area had been cordoned off and the highway was shut down in both directions. Vance said there was no initial report of injuries and there was no immediate indication of what caused the explosion. The state fire marshal was called to the scene as well utility company crews.
  • TU-134 and TU-154 were exploded from their toilets

    08/27/2004 3:48:28 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 255 replies · 5,997+ views
    pravda ^ | 8/27/04
    TU-134 and TU-154 were exploded from their toilets 08/27/2004 20:59 The preliminary results of the investigation of the crash of TU-134 and TU-154 gave the grounds to say that acts of terrorism took place. The pilots of both the planes gave SOS signals, the damages of both the planes were identical - their tails were torn in the air, and there were females whose relatives have no interest to their destiny, on both the planes... The Gazeta obtained the details of the preliminary investigation results of the planes crash. It was detected that shortly before the catastrophes, the pilots of...
  • Hezbollah TV: Car bomb kills senior Hezbollah member in Beirut`s southern suburbs

    07/18/2004 11:38:11 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 716+ views
    haaretz.com ^ | July 19, 2004
    Haaretz.com News Flash - Hezbollah TV: Car bomb kills senior Hezbollah member in Beirut`s southern suburbs (Reuters) MORE...
  • Fury at anarchist convention threat

    07/12/2004 3:59:33 AM PDT · by kattracks · 144 replies · 3,113+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/11/04 | PATRICE O'SHAUGHNESSY
    Fringe elements are hoping to spark major disruptions at the Republican National Convention with a series of sneaky tricks - including fooling bomb-sniffing dogs on trains bound for Penn Station, the Daily News has learned. Internet-using anarchists are telling would-be troublemakers to decoy specially trained Labrador retrievers with gunpowder or ammonium nitrate-laced tablets in a bid to halt trains or even spur the evacuation of Madison Square Garden. Top cops are girding against the attempt to foil strong anti-terrorist strategies aimed at protecting conventiongoers - including President Bush - as well as peaceful protesters during the Aug. 30 to Sept....
  • Grozny, Chechnya - Explosion in stadium at music concert

    05/09/2004 12:09:19 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 940+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | May 9, 2004
    In Groznyy, on the stadium of "dynamo", thundered the explosion there is those be killeden and injured, transmits the correspondent OF RIA of "news" from the place of events. Explosion thundered into 10.35 on the central platform of the stadium, where at this time was passed concert on occasion of Day of Victory. According to the evidence of the correspondent OF RIA of "news", to the stadium today arrived many people - all platforms were filled.     10:45
  • US lawyer arrested over Madrid bombings

    05/07/2004 1:54:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies · 406+ views
    This is London ^ | May 7, 2004 | uncredited
    An American lawyer has been arrested in connection with the Madrid train bombings. Muslim convert Brandon Mayfield, 37, from Oregon, was taken into custody by the FBI on a material witness warrant, law enforcement sources said. Such warrants are obtained in cases where people are suspected of having direct knowledge about a crime or to allow time for further investigation into the witness. Suspects may be held indefinitely without formal charges. Some 191 people were killed and 2,000 injured when bombs ripped through commuter trains on March 11 in Madrid. The attacks have been linked to al Qaida. Mayfield is...
  • American Muslim Group Condemns 'Mutilations,' Not Murders

    04/01/2004 2:54:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 539+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 4/01/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which describes itself as a Muslim civil rights group, issued a press release on Wednesday, condemning "the mutilation of those killed in Iraq on Wednesday." However, the press release did not condemn the murders of the four American civilian contractors, who -- as CAIR put it -- "were ambushed in their SUV's, burned, mutilated, dragged through the streets and then hung from a bridge spanning the Euphrates River, according to news reports." CAIR said the mutilations of the bodies "violated both Islamic and international norms of conduct during times of war and...
  • Tomorrow you will watch the destruction of an American Aircraft Carrier

    03/29/2004 7:56:56 PM PST · by Rightone · 365 replies · 817+ views
    <p>Arabic posting:  "Tomorrow you will watch the destruction of an American Aircraft Carrier"  Within the past half hour, a posting was made on an Arabic language jihad forum that has proven credible in the past.  The posting makes a threat on the USS Kitty Hawk for tomorrow, March 30.  NEIN Director Douglas Hagmann has already notified the appropriate officials in the US military of this posting.</p>
  • Israel 'fabricated' child-bomber story

    03/25/2004 11:10:47 AM PST · by Shermy · 82 replies · 322+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 25, 2004
    Palestinian leaders have accused Israel of fabricating a story about a 14-year-old Palestinian boy who planned to blow himself up. The Israeli army said he was caught wearing an explosive belt at an army roadblock in the northern West Bank. The boy, identified as Husam Abdu from Nablus, was shown on TV screens around the world, with an explosive belt strapped to his waist. The Israeli army said the boy told interrogators that his dispatchers promised that he would have sex with 72 virgins in heaven soon after his death. "We know for sure this is a fabricated story from...
  • Al QAEDA: OPERATION WINDS OF BLACK DEATH IN FINAL PREPARATION. ATTACK ON THE US.

    03/11/2004 1:48:31 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 211 replies · 490+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 11 March, 2001 | Skynews
    According to the Al Qaeda letter sent to Al Quds in London claiming responsibility for the Spanish bombings a huge operation targeting the USA is 90 percent ready. IT was stated, "Operation Winds of Black Death is in its final preparation." This was just reported on the live broadcast. No link yet.
  • How Do You Say "The Threat Of Terrorism Has Been Exaggerated" In Spanish? [Madrid Train Photos]

    03/11/2004 4:58:25 PM PST · by Hon · 37 replies · 844+ views
    kgw.com ^ | March 11, 2004 | kgw.com Staff
    Photos from deadly train attacks in Spain 05:26 PM MST on Thursday, March 11, 2004 Compiled by kgw.com Staff Here's a collection of Associated Press photographs from Thursday's deadly explosions in Madrid, Spain.Click on any image below to enlarge the picture for viewing. Rescue workers remove a victim from a train at Atocha train station following a blast there, after explosions rocked three stations in Madrid Thursday, March 11, 2004, just three days before Spain's general elections. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Rescue workers collect the bodies of victims of an explosion at the Atocha train station, after explosions rocked three train...
  • Spain - At least one explosion at Madrid train station [186 dead, over 1000 wounded, graphic photos]

    03/10/2004 11:15:39 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 549 replies · 4,843+ views
    Associated Press | March 10, 2004
    MADRID, Spain (AP) -- At least one explosion rocked a Madrid train station Thursday, news reports and witnesses said. Police cars raced to the Atocha station after the early morning explosion. An Associated Press reporter saw a woman with a bloodied face outside the station. Medics were seen treating at least three people. People living near the station said they heard at least two blasts. MORE...
  • (Update) Death toll rises to 182 after Madrid blasts

    03/11/2004 8:59:11 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 42 replies · 329+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/04
    MADRID, March 11 (Reuters) - The death toll rose to 182 from a series of explosions that ripped through crowded passenger trains during the rush-hour in Madrid on Thursday, Madrid regional officials said. Some 900 were wounded, officials said. Officials had previously put the death toll at 173. Authorities blamed the attacks on Basque separatist group ETA, which is listed as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union.