Tag: Bombs and Explosives

Explosive Packages in U.K. Are Claimed as I.R.A. Attack, Police Say

LONDON — The police in Britain said on Tuesday that they were investigating a claim that packages containing explosives sent to London and Scotland last week came from a group calling itself the I.R.A., an abbreviation for the Irish Republican Army. The Metropolitan Police of London said in a statement that counterterrorism officers and the […]

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Apparent Homemade Bombs Found in London Transit Centers, Police Say

LONDON — Three suspicious packages that appeared to contain homemade bombs capable of igniting a small fire were found Tuesday in and around transport hubs in London, the authorities said. The three packages were described as similar: all midsize white envelopes with padded manila envelopes inside. The London Metropolitan Police said that a counterterrorism unit […]

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At War: The Secret History of a Vietnam War Airstrike Gone Terribly Wrong

After making three dry runs over the battlefield, the Marine Corps A-4 attack jet descended to 1,000 feet above the jungle and released two bombs. It was just past dusk on Nov. 19, 1967. For the American troops below, a vicious weekslong fight that would eventually become known as the Battle of Dak To was […]

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Bomb Attack at Philippines Cathedral Kills at Least 19

MANILA — Two bombs exploded at a cathedral in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens of others, officials said. The attack on the island of Jolo came less than a week after voters rejected its inclusion in a Muslim autonomous area; the referendum was overwhelmingly approved in other […]

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Northern Ireland Car Bombing Leads to Two Arrests

DUBLIN — The police in Northern Ireland arrested two men on Sunday in connection with a car bombing outside a courthouse in central Londonderry hours earlier that drew condemnation from across the political spectrum. The bomb, which had been planted in a hijacked delivery van, caused no casualties or major damage. But after receiving a […]

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Colombia Car Bombing Suspect Belonged to Rebel Group, Government Says

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead on Thursday in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, was a member of the largest guerrilla group remaining in the country, the Colombian government said Friday. José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez, the suspect who was also killed that day, was part of the National […]

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Suspect in Colombian Bombing Said to Belong to a Rebel Group

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead on Thursday in Bogotá, the capital,was a member of the country’s largest remaining guerrilla group, the defense ministry said Friday. José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez, the assailant who was also killed in the attack, was a member of the National Liberation Army, […]

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‘Cut the Wire,’ a Toy Bomb Game, Is Discontinued After Criticism

When it comes to feel-good, classic games there are the old reliables: Operation, Twister and Monopoly, among others. Then there is Cut the Wire, a game that asks children to defuse a toy bomb before it “detonates.” The game, which was recommended for children ages 6 and up, sets a timer and players have to […]

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Explosives to Be Used in the Demolition of a Tappan Zee Bridge Span

It will sound like fireworks and take less than 30 seconds for a 6,500-ton portion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge to reach the Hudson River. Once the smoke clears, the once-three-mile bridge that carried 140,000 cars over the Hudson River each day at its peak and connected Westchester and Rockland Counties will be one […]

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Bomb Threats Sent to Schools and Businesses Across U.S.

Law enforcement agencies across the country and in Canada responded Thursday to a wave of bomb threats against schools, businesses, government buildings and other institutions, according to the F.B.I. and news reports. The threats, many received by email, have promoted evacuations, lockdowns, panic and disruption, according to various reports. But several police agencies throughout the […]

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To Protect the Thanksgiving Parade, Police Let New Dogs Out

The newest tools in the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism arsenal have paws instead of buttons, they bark instead of beep and they run on treats, not electricity. Franky, Rob, Rowland and Eddie are a new type of police dog trained to pick up the scent of a bomb hundreds of feet away and then […]

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Trump Supporter Accused of Mailing Bombs Is Indicted in New York

A Florida man accused of mailing 16 pipe bombs to critics of President Trump was indicted in Manhattan on Friday on charges that carry a potential sentence of life in prison. A federal grand jury returned the 30-count indictment against the man, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., 56, a fervent Trump supporter who was arrested on […]

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Bomb Suspect Planned His Campaign for More Than Three Months, Court Papers Say

The man arrested in Florida last week in connection with the rash of crude pipe bombs sent to outspoken critics of President Trump had been planning his campaign for at least three months, and his laptop is now providing investigators with a trove of fresh evidence, new court papers say. The papers were filed late […]

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Estranged Family of Cesar Sayoc, Accused Bomber, Wants Him to Get Help

AVENTURA, Fla. — The estranged family of Cesar Sayoc, the drifter accused of mailing more than a dozen bombs to critics of President Trump, tried to plead with him on Sunday to accept mental health care and hire a proficient lawyer to represent him in the case, which could lead to his imprisonment for decades. […]

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