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WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills six, injures 18

At least six people died and 18 others were injured Wednesday when a suspected World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok as workers tried to cut it open, officials said. The shell was found at a construction site by builders who then sold it to a suburban scrap metal merchant believing the bomb had been defused.

Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961: UK paper

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday. The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gave the first conclusive evidence that the United States came close to a disaster in January 1961.

Iranian pair deny Thai bomb plot

An Iranian man whose legs were blown off during an alleged botched bomb plot last year against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok said Friday he found the explosives and was trying to dispose of them safely when they detonated. Saeid Moradi, 29, told a Bangkok court that he was about to leave Thailand when he found four bombs hidden inside radios in a cupboard at a rented house in the city. Two of the devices exploded as he ran into the street to throw them into a nearby canal, the second tearing off his legs, he said.

Iranian suspect tells Thai court 'stunned' to find bombs

An Iranian man whose legs were blown off during an alleged botched bomb plot last year against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok said Friday he found the explosives and was trying to dispose of them safely when they detonated. Saeid Moradi, 29, told a Bangkok court that he was about to leave Thailand when he found four bombs hidden inside radios in a cupboard at a rented house in the city. Two of the devices exploded as he ran into the street to throw them into a nearby canal -- the second tearing off his legs, he said.

Twisted metal, torn lives in blast-hit Texas town

The deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant rippled through this quiet Texas town with the force of an earthquake, leaving behind shattered homes, mounds of debris and unanswered questions. As rescuers near the epicenter of the blast searched for survivors, residents struggled to come to grips with the disaster, which flattened much of the tiny town of West, claiming up to 15 lives and leaving dozens homeless.

Boston bomb scene pictures show remains of explosive device

(Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators and released on Tuesday show the remains of an explosive device including twisted pieces of a metal container, wires, a battery and what appears to be a small circuit board. A U.S. government official, who declined to be identified, made the pictures available to Reuters.

Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks

By Scott Malone 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. 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.

2 injured in bomb explosion

Two persons including a FC personnel were injured in bomb explosion here Sunday.According to details a blast occurred on F.C. vehicle at Qambrani road near Kashmiraabad here today. As a result one FC personnel Nawaz and a civilian driver Samiullah were injured. They were shifted to civil hospital for treatment.

Blast in Karachi kills four paramilitary soldiers

A bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary complex in the southern port city of Karachi late Wednesday, killing four soldiers and wounding three others, officials said. "It was a bomb blast, the target seems to be a van carrying soldiers," police official Karim Khan told AFP. The blast happened near the Rangers' headquarters in the city's eastern district of Korangi, he added. Police cordoned off the area and ambulances rushed the casualties to the state-run Jinnah Hospital. "The death toll is four now," senior doctor Seemi Jamali said.
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