Improvised explosive device http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31772/all en Car bomb kills five soldiers in Thai south http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/car-bomb-kills-five-soldiers-thai-south <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>Five soldiers were killed Sunday in a bomb attack by suspected insurgents in Thailand's violence-wracked deep south, police said.</p> <p>The bomb, which also wounded a sixth soldier, was detonated as the troops passed by in their patrol vehicle in a village in Yala, one of several Muslim-dominated provinces near the border with Malaysia.</p> <p>"About 10 insurgents are believed to have hidden nearby and detonated the bomb, which was attached to another car," Police Major Torphan Phusuntiae told AFP by telephone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/car-bomb-kills-five-soldiers-thai-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Disaster Explosives Improvised explosive device AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751521 at http://www.globalpost.com Troops defuse 600-kilo bomb in north Mali: French military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/troops-defuse-600-kilo-bomb-north-mali-french-military <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>French troops on Wednesday defused a homemade bomb they said contained 600 kilos (1,300 pounds) of explosives in the centre of northern Mali's largest city Gao, the target of several attacks by Islamist rebels in recent days.</p> <p>The bomb, which was made of four metal barrels filled with explosives and connecting wires, was in the courtyard of an abandoned house, with heavy machine gun cartridges lying on the ground nearby and several smaller bombs inside the building, an AFP correspondent said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/troops-defuse-600-kilo-bomb-north-mali-french-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Explosives Improvised explosive device War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:17:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754209 at http://www.globalpost.com Explosive devices found at Florida university http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/explosive-devices-found-at-florida-university <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>Police found explosive devices and weapons in a Florida university dormitory room early Monday after a man was killed by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounded, the university said.</p> <p>Hundreds of students were evacuated from the Florida Central University, which was closed down after the discovery, the university in Orlando, Florida said in a statement.</p> <p>The situation began unfolding at about 1220 am (0420 GMT) when campus police received a fire alarm call from the university's Tower 1 residence hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/explosive-devices-found-at-florida-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Improvised explosive device AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786785 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills 3 NATO soldiers, 2 civilians in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/bomb-kills-3-nato-soldiers-2-civilians-afghanistan <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>An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in southern Afghanistan has killed three NATO soldiers and two civilians, the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday.</p> <p>"Three ISAF service members and two coalition civilians died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," the military said in a statement.</p> <p>us/jf/pj</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 device International Security Assistance Force War in Afghanistan AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:46:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803763 at http://www.globalpost.com US steps up hunt for Boston 'pressure cooker' bombers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/us-steps-hunt-boston-pressure-cooker-bombers <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>US investigators told Tuesday how two suspected pressure cooker bombs sprayed nails and metal pellets into Boston marathon crowds, killing three people and injuring more than 180.</p> <p>But with no claim of responsibility made and police not committing to blaming foreign or domestic militants, Boston harbored widespread questions about the perpetrators as the city and the nation paid tribute to the dead </p> <p>US President Barack Obama condemned Monday's attack at the marathon finish line as "an act of terror." He will attend a special service for the victims in Boston on Thursday.</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/us-steps-hunt-boston-pressure-cooker-bombers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Business Environment Explosives Health Improvised explosive device Politics War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817959 at http://www.globalpost.com US zeroes in on Boston 'pressure cooker' bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/us-zeroes-boston-pressure-cooker-bombs <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>US investigators Tuesday told how two suspected pressure cooker bombs sprayed nails and metal pellets into Boston marathon crowds, killing three people and injuring more than 180.</p> <p>But with no claim of responsibility made and police not committing to blaming foreign or domestic militants, Boston harbored widespread questions about the perpetrators as the city and the nation paid tribute to the dead.</p> <p>US President Barack Obama condemned Monday's attack at the marathon finish line as "an act of terror." He will attend a special service for the victims in Boston on Thursday.</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/us-zeroes-boston-pressure-cooker-bombs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Business Environment Explosives Health Improvised explosive device Politics War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818026 at http://www.globalpost.com US zeroes in on Boston 'pressure cooker' bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/us-zeroes-boston-pressure-cooker-bombs-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>US investigators zeroed in Wednesday on the suspected pressure cooker bombs that exploded at the Boston marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180, as they hunted for perpetrators.</p> <p>The FBI released photographs of mangled metal, the apparent remnant of a pressure cooker, and of a shredded black backpack, where it said one of the bombs was stashed before it exploded, spitting nails and metal pellets into the crowds, causing grisly injuries and deaths.</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/us-zeroes-boston-pressure-cooker-bombs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Business Environment Explosives Health Improvised explosive device Politics War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818165 at http://www.globalpost.com Public was never in danger, police say after blowing up suspicious package http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/public-was-never-danger-police-say-after-blowing-suspicious- <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>OTTAWA - The public was never in danger from a package found Tuesday at the entrance to the main Defence Department building in Ottawa, say authorities.</p> <p>Still, an investigation is underway after the package was found to contain items consistent with what is used to make an improvised explosive device, or IED.</p> <p>An investigation is underway and more details are expected to be released later, says Defence Minister Peter MacKay.</p> <p>"There will be an investigation into this incident," the minister said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/public-was-never-danger-police-say-after-blowing-suspicious-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Explosives Improvised explosive device The Canadian Press Wed, 08 May 2013 18:00:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833541 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian charged over 'bigger than Boston' bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/australian-charged-over-bigger-boston-bomb-plot <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>An Australian man charged over a bomb plot was seeking revenge against a doctor using devices larger than those used in the Boston Marathon blast, reports said Saturday.</p> <p>The 42-year-old was arrested at Sydney airport on Thursday and charged with manufacturing an explosive device with intent to injure in connection with the plot, uncovered in April, police said in a statement.</p> <p>"A man has been charged after an improvised explosive device was allegedly found at a home in Albion Park earlier in the year," police 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.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/130810/australian-charged-over-bigger-boston-bomb-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Explosives Improvised explosive device AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 05:02:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906705 at http://www.globalpost.com Oregon prosecutor's office singled out in homemade bomb blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/oregon-prosecutors-office-singled-out-homemade-bomb-blast <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 Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A propane gas tank rigged as a homemade bomb exploded in flames outside a prosecutor's office in Oregon on Wednesday in a pre-dawn attack that police said was being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.</p> <p>No one was hurt in the blast in the town of Medford in southwest Oregon, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. local time (7:30 a.m. EST) in front of the Jackson County District Attorney's Office, across the street from the county courthouse and jail, authorities 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://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/131114/oregon-prosecutors-office-singled-out-homemade-bomb-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Improvised explosive device Medford, Oregon Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:05:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5988862 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 civilians killed in southern Afghan blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131201/4-civilians-killed-southern-afghan-blast <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>4 civilians killed in southern Afghan blast</p> <p>LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Four civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghan province of Helmand, a source said on Sunday.</p> <p>"On Saturday evening, a tractor set off an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road in Musa Qala district, killing four civilians aboard the vehicle," the provincial government spokesman Omar Zwak told Xinhua.</p> <p>He blamed the Taliban insurgent group for planting the IED.</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 Xinhua News Agency.</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/xinhua-news-agency/131201/4-civilians-killed-southern-afghan-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Helmand Province Improvised explosive device Politics War in Afghanistan Xinhua News Agency Sun, 01 Dec 2013 11:19:51 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6005399 at http://www.globalpost.com Fill out the form for your bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/fill-out-the-form-your-bomb <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>Here's a friendly reminder from the Pentagon police chief: please fill out the proper forms before you bring a bomb to work.</p> <p>The advice came after security guards at the Defense Department's entrance discovered parts of a disabled homemade bomb on a civilian entering the building last month, officials said.</p> <p>The incident may have set off alarm bells at other government offices but police at the sprawling headquarters for the US military are accustomed to unusual items carried in by employees.</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/131203/fill-out-the-form-your-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Improvised explosive device Labor Law The Pentagon United States Pentagon Police AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008027 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb blast wounds UN peacekeeper in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/bomb-blast-wounds-un-peacekeeper-mali <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 roadside bomb struck a UN vehicle in northern Mali on Wednesday, wounding a peacekeeper from Guinea during a UN visit of foreign dignitaries, an official said.</p> <p>The improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at around 1130 GMT at least 400 meters from the Kidal air strip, said the head of the UN mission in Mali, Albert Koenders.</p> <p>"Initial reports indicated that the peacekeeper, who was in a vehicle and bumped into this IED, seriously damaged his vehicle and is now in hospital," he told reporters in New York.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/bomb-blast-wounds-un-peacekeeper-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Improvised explosive device United Nations War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:50:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129004 at http://www.globalpost.com 1st LD Writethru: 12 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140531/1st-ld-writethru-12-afghan-civilians-killed-roadside-bombing <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>1st LD Writethru: 12 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bombing</p> <p>GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Twelve civilians were killed while two others wounded Saturday when a minibus set off a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni province, an official said.</p> <p>"Twelve passengers, including seven women, lost their lives in a roadside bomb explosion in Giro District. Two civilians of the bus were wounded in the blast which occurred at around 9:45 a.m. local time," the district governor Abdullah Khairkhwa told Xinhua.</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/140531/1st-ld-writethru-12-afghan-civilians-killed-roadside-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ghazni Province Improvised explosive device War War in Afghanistan Xinhua News Agency Sat, 31 May 2014 11:45:51 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6163015 at http://www.globalpost.com