Improvised explosive devices http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31093/all en Police defuse bomb in Madrid cathedral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/police-defuse-bomb-madrid-cathedral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish police on Thursday defused a nail bomb found next to a confessional in the Almudena Cathedral in the historic heart of Madrid, officials said.</p> <p>A priest found the bomb in a bin bag and evacuated the cathedral, a tourist attraction next to the city's old royal palace, a spokesman for the archbishopric of Madrid told AFP.</p> <p>A bomb disposal team came and defused the device, "composed of a detonator, 200 grammes (seven ounces) of gunpowder, a metal gas canister-type container full of nails, and an alarm clock," a police spokesman added.</p> <p>gr/rlp/ds/mfp</p> Improvised explosive devices Religion AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:28 +0000 5749058 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly car bomb rocks central Damascus: state TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/deadly-car-bomb-rocks-central-damascus-state-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb exploded in central Damascus on Monday causing deaths and injuries, Syrian state television reported, with an AFP correspondent saying intense gunfire followed the blast.</p> <p>"Terrorists detonate car bomb between Sabaa Bahrat square and Shahbander Street," the television reported. An AFP correspondent said the blast caused extensive damage and that intense gunfire could be heard shortly after.</p> <p>rim-rd/sah/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Improvised explosive devices Sabaa Bahrat Square AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:15:32 +0000 5805381 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing investigators on Wednesday entered the third day of their hunt with an emerging picture of the target: a suspect or suspects carrying heavy bags or backpacks made of dark nylon.</p> <p>While still unable to conclude whether a group or individuals were responsible for the attacks that killed three people and wounded 176, and whether they were foreign or American, investigators gathered enough evidence at the crime scene on Tuesday to slightly narrow their search.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Athletics Bomb Boston Marathon Business Cookware and bakeware Environment Explosive weapons Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Improvised explosive devices Islamic terrorism Lelisa Desisa Marathon Massachusetts Politics Pressure Pressure cooking Road running Running Sports Technology Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:16:08 +0000 5816398 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombs were likely homemade, full of shrapnel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/boston-bombs-were-likely-homemade-full-shrapnel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The explosives used in the Boston Marathon bombings were likely homemade devices full of nails and metal fragments designed to cause widespread injury, according to initial reports.</p> <p>A day after an attack that left three dead and more than 170 wounded, the FBI and Boston police declined to reveal details of their probe, or whether they suspected the assault was linked to foreign or domestic extremists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/boston-bombs-were-likely-homemade-full-shrapnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Improvised explosive devices Organic chemistry War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:13:28 +0000 5817687 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombs were homemade, full of shrapnel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/boston-bombs-were-homemade-full-shrapnel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The explosives used in the Boston Marathon bombings were homemade devices full of nails and metal fragments designed to cause widespread injury, according to initial reports.</p> <p>A day after an attack that left three dead and more than 170 wounded, the FBI and Boston police declined to reveal details of their probe, or whether they suspected the assault was linked to foreign or domestic extremists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/boston-bombs-were-homemade-full-shrapnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Chemistry Improvised explosive devices War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:01:07 +0000 5817798 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombs possibly pressure-cookers full of shrapnel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/boston-bombs-possibly-pressure-cookers-full-shrapnel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The deadly explosives detonated at the Boston Marathon were homemade devices full of nails and metal fragments, possibly packed into kitchen pressure cookers, US officials said.</p> <p>A day after an attack that left three dead and more than 180 wounded, the FBI said the crude bombs may have employed pressure cookers, a common tactic seen in attacks from Afghanistan to France since the 1990s.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/boston-bombs-possibly-pressure-cookers-full-shrapnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Chemistry Improvised explosive devices War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:16:03 +0000 5817999 at http://www.globalpost.com Blast in central Damascus, casualties: state tv http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/blast-central-damascus-casualties-state-tv-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday causing casualties, Syrian state television said, with an AFP correspondent reporting automatic arms fire after the explosion.</p> <p>"Terrorist explosion in Marjeh district of Damascus and preliminary information on casualties," state television reported.</p> <p>The explosion, which state media said also caused damage at the scene, came near an interior ministry building.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/blast-central-damascus-casualties-state-tv-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car bomb Improvised explosive devices Terrorism in Syria War AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:15:49 +0000 5828333 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills 13 in southwest Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/bomb-kills-13-southwest-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a truck used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, police said.</p> <p>The remotely detonated bomb containing around 100 kg (220 pounds) of explosives targeted a truck carrying members of a government paramilitary force on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province.</p> <p>Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest but most undeveloped province, is racked by Islamist and sectarian violence as well as a long-running separatist insurgency, and attacks on security forces are common.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/bomb-kills-13-southwest-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baluchistan Improvised explosive devices Suicide weapons Technology War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 23:30:49 +0000 5845049 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bombs kill at least 29 in Baghdad province http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/car-bombs-kill-at-least-29-baghdad-province <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A wave of car bombs struck in and around Baghdad on Monday morning, killing at least 29 people, security and medical officials said.</p> <p>Nine car bombs hit seven different areas of Baghdad, five of them Shiite-majority, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah to the south of the capital.</p> <p>The blasts also wounded at least 129 people.</p> <p>Two more car bombs exploded in Kut, southeast of the Iraqi capital, killing at least five people and wounding 35.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/car-bombs-kill-at-least-29-baghdad-province" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Improvised explosive devices Social Issues Suicide weapons Terrorism War AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:32:26 +0000 5896491 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan links Quetta 'bomb-making factory' to attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130821/pakistan-links-quetta-bomb-making-factory-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani authorities said Wednesday that a car bomb factory where troops confiscated more than 100 tones of chemicals had been used in recent attacks on troops and minority Shiite Muslims.</p> <p>Paramilitary troops found wires, detonators and mixers to turn the chemicals into bombs during Tuesday's raid in the city of Quetta, a flashpoint for sectarian, Islamist and separatist attacks.</p> <p>Eleven people have now been arrested in connection with the case and the owner of the compound has been detained for questioning, said a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130821/pakistan-links-quetta-bomb-making-factory-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Detonator Improvised explosive devices Social Issues War AFP Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:20:39 +0000 5914585 at http://www.globalpost.com Police: Baggage handler planted dry ice bombs at Los Angeles airport for personal amusement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/ap-newsbreak-airport-employee-arrested-dry-ice-explosions-at <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport planted the three devices out of personal curiosity, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>The motive was disclosed a day after the arrest of Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the aviation ground services company Servisair.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/ap-newsbreak-airport-employee-arrested-dry-ice-explosions-at" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carbon dioxide Improvised explosive devices Labor Law Los Angeles International Airport The Canadian Press Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:00:55 +0000 5962078 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb near Iraq church kills at least 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131225/car-bomb-near-iraq-church-kills-at-least-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb exploded near a church in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday as Christians celebrated Christmas Day, killing at least 12 people, security officials said.</p> <p>The blast in the Dura area of south Baghdad also wounded at least 28 people, the sources said.</p> <p>sf/wd/hkb</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Improvised explosive devices Suicide weapons AFP Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:32:04 +0000 6028891 at http://www.globalpost.com Bicycle bomb kills four in eastern India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/bicycle-bomb-kills-four-eastern-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb planted on a bicycle killed four people when it exploded near a school in the Indian state of West Bengal on Thursday, the Press Trust of India reported.</p> <p>Six other people were injured, several critically, after the bomb went off in Bajrapara district of the state in India's east, the news agency said, quoting police and hospital officials.</p> <p>Police said the explosive device had been tied to a bicycle but did not name any group or individuals suspected of being behind the blast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/bicycle-bomb-kills-four-eastern-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bicycle bomb Improvised explosive devices Suicide weapons AFP Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:47:15 +0000 6029662 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb rocks central Prague, no casualty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140602/car-bomb-rocks-central-prague-no-casualty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- A bomb planted under a Lexus car exploded on Ostrcilova Square of Prague's central district on Monday, said Czech police spokeswoman Jana Roesslerova.</p> <p>The Russian-speaking driver escaped without injury.</p> <p>"The bomb exploded when the driver started the vehicle," said Roesslerova. She said that only the front part of the car was damaged.</p> <p>Czech police bomb experts and rescuers intervened on the spot of the explosion and Prague detectives launched investigation of the case.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Improvised explosive devices Suicide weapons Xinhua News Agency Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:53:31 +0000 6165004 at http://www.globalpost.com 2nd LD Writethru: Suicide car bomb rocks Afghan S. town, kills 3 attackers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140707/2nd-ld-writethru-suicide-car-bomb-rocks-afghan-s-town-kills- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>2nd LD Writethru: Suicide car bomb rocks Afghan S. town, kills 3 attackers</p> <p>QALAT, Afghanistan, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomb rocked Shahr-e-Safa district in the southern Zabul province 340 km south of Kabul on Monday killing three attackers on the spot and wounding another, provincial police chief Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Liwanai said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140707/2nd-ld-writethru-suicide-car-bomb-rocks-afghan-s-town-kills-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Improvised explosive devices Suicide weapons Terrorism War Xinhua News Agency Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:18:31 +0000 6197887 at http://www.globalpost.com