Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bombs and IED

Bombs and IED ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Also see bomb threats. Any powerful vehicle bomb is almost certainly a terrorist attack staged by explosives experts trained in terrorist tactics.




*Rank worst

  1. 23 June 1985 331 killed, 4 injured e Narita Airport bombing ande Air India Flight 182
  2. October 23, 1983 307 killed 75 injured 1983 Beirut barracks bombings  Lebanon two truck bombs struck separate buildings against United States and French service members, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians, and the 2 suicide attackers.  Largest conventional blast since WWII with 18,000 pounds of explosives— the equivalent of six tons of dynamite  crater at least 13 feet deep and 30 feet wide. Blamed on Hezbollah, which Russia claims is not a terrorist organization
  3. December 11, 1994 1 killed (intended 293) 10 injured Philippine Airlines Flight 434 Philippine Airlines Flight 434  from Cebu to Tokyo on a Boeing 747-283B that was seriously damaged by a bomb planted by terrorist
  4. 19 Apr 1995 169 killed 675 injured Oklahoma City Truck Bombing , Oklahoma 169 675 truck bombing of federal building, causing partial collapse



*Reference

History of bombings in the US, including famous attempts that failed ...
www.foxnews.com/.../history-bombings-in-us-including-famous-attempts-that-failed-...
Apr 15, 2013 - Here is a list of some of the worst bombings in the U.S. dating to the 1800s, including some famous attempts that failed:  History compiled by AP News Researchers Jennifer Farrar and Susan James.


*Timeline

April 10, 2015 7 injured, truck destroyed, vehicles damaged 2015 Thailand Koh Samui Car Bomb A car bomb explodes in a Mazda pickup truck left in the basement garage of a shopping mall in the first attack on the popular Thai tourist island of Koh Samui. Seven were wounded including a girl from Italy. There was a second attack at almost the same time when a cooperative warehouse in Surat Thai was set on fire.  Government blamed "red shirt" radicals who had bombed Bangkok in February, but others pointed to Muslim ethnic Malay separatists from the province of Yala, 500 km and 8 hours away where the truck was stolen from and 6,300 have been killed in clashes since 2011.

Wednesday June 11, 2014 Arizona Power Plant Fuel Tank Explosion  was caused by a makeshift incendiary device which was placed next to a large capacity diesel fuel tank, which spilled but did not ignite. The explosion is being investigated by the FBI, and took place around 9:30 a.m. at the UniSource Energy Services Valencia Plant in Nogales.  Fox

Jan. 18, 2013 A truck later found to be owned by bomber Larry Charles Robins was found abandoned in  Austin Texas with a cache of assault supplies, including a fully automatic weapon, loaded pistol magazines, a can stuffed with fireworks a fuse and ammonium nitrate pills for improvised bombs.

April 21, 2013  Austin Texas  before midnight, a person extinguished a small fire that turned out to be a quart-sized ammonium nitrate fertilizer bomb, the same substance that destroyed a plant in West Texas. Authorities speculated it could have been an experiment or a dry run for a larger bomb. No suspect has been identified.

April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring more than 80. fox ap

December 28, 2013 Larry Charles Robbins of  Austin Texas  allegedly blew up a flammable gas bomb in a black trash bag, He left through a back gate that had its padlock and chain cut.Robbins had worked at Luminex Corporation, a biotechnology company just 400 feet away from explosion, and had been asked by security to leave the area. He was caught on a traffic stop with drug paraphernalia, bolt cutters, butane, a black trash bag and gunpowder commonly used in pipe bombs. He was charged Jan. 3 with possession or manufacture of a prohibited weapon and released on $15,000 bail

Jan. 17, 2011: 0 killed A backpack bomb is placed along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Wash., meant to kill and injure participants in a civil rights march, but is found and disabled before it can explode. White supremacist Kevin Harpham is convicted and sentenced to 32 years in federal prison. fox ap



April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing - Wikipedia   killed 168 people, injured more than 680  domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on .

1993 World Trade Center Bombing



Bombs and IED ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Also see bomb threats. Any powerful vehicle bomb is almost certainly a terrorist attack staged by explosives experts trained in terrorist tactics.

*Timeline

April 10, 2015 7 injured, truck destroyed, vehicles damaged 2015 Thailand Koh Samui Car Bomb A car bomb explodes in a Mazda pickup truck left in the basement garage of a shopping mall in the first attack on the popular Thai tourist island of Koh Samui. Seven were wounded including a girl from Italy. There was a second attack at almost the same time when a cooperative warehouse in Surat Thai was set on fire.  Government blamed "red shirt" radicals who had bombed Bangkok in February, but others pointed to Muslim ethnic Malay separatists from the province of Yala, 500 km and 8 hours away where the truck was stolen from and 6,300 have been killed in clashes since 2011.

Wednesday June 11, 2014 Arizona Power Plant Fuel Tank Explosion  was caused by a makeshift incendiary device which was placed next to a large capacity diesel fuel tank, which spilled but did not ignite. The explosion is being investigated by the FBI, and took place around 9:30 a.m. at the UniSource Energy Services Valencia Plant in Nogales.  Fox

Jan. 18, 2013 A truck later found to be owned by bomber Larry Charles Robins was found abandoned in  Austin Texas with a cache of assault supplies, including a fully automatic weapon, loaded pistol magazines, a can stuffed with fireworks a fuse and ammonium nitrate pills for improvised bombs.

April 21, 2013  Austin Texas  before midnight, a person extinguished a small fire that turned out to be a quart-sized ammonium nitrate fertilizer bomb, the same substance that destroyed a plant in West Texas. Authorities speculated it could have been an experiment or a dry run for a larger bomb. No suspect has been identified.

December 28, 2013 Larry Charles Robbins of  Austin Texas  allegedly blew up a flammable gas bomb in a black trash bag, He left through a back gate that had its padlock and chain cut.Robbins had worked at Luminex Corporation, a biotechnology company just 400 feet away from explosion, and had been asked by security to leave the area. He was caught on a traffic stop with drug paraphernalia, bolt cutters, butane, a black trash bag and gunpowder commonly used in pipe bombs. He was charged Jan. 3 with possession or manufacture of a prohibited weapon and released on $15,000 bail

— May 1, 2010: Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad leaves an explosives-laden SUV in New York's Times Square, hoping to detonate it on a busy night. Street vendors spot smoke coming from the vehicle and the bomb is disabled. Shahzad is arrested as he tries to leave the country and is sentenced to life in prison. fox ap

— Dec. 25, 2009: The so-called "underwear bomber," Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is subdued by passengers and crew after trying to blow up an airliner heading from Paris to Detroit using explosives hidden in his undergarments. He's sentenced to life in prison. fox ap 

— Sept. 11, 2001: Four commercial jets are hijacked by 19 al-Qaida militants and used as suicide bombs, bringing down the two towers of New York City's World Trade Center and crashing into the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people are killed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. fox ap

— Jan 22, 1998: Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the Unabomber in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole. He's locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. fox ap

— Jan. 20, 1998: A bombing at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., kills one guard and injures a nurse. Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected in the case. fox ap

— July 27, 1996: A bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the Summer Games, killing two people and injuring more than 100. Eric Robert Rudolph is arrested in 2003. He pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison . fox ap

— April 19, 1995: A car bomb parked outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures more than 500. It is the deadliest U.S. bombing in 75 years. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are convicted. McVeigh is executed in 2001 and Nichols is sentenced to life in prison. fox ap

December 11, 1994 1 killed (intended 293) 10 injured Philippine Airlines Flight 434 Philippine Airlines Flight 434  from Cebu to Tokyo on a Boeing 747-283B that was seriously damaged by a bomb planted by terrorist

— Feb. 26, 1993: A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Trade Center garage in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000. Five Muslims are eventually convicted of the crime.  fox ap

23 June 1985 331 killed, 4 injured  e Narita Airport bombing  ande Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the TorontoMontrealLondonDelhi route. On 23 June 1985, the Boeing 747-237B serving the flight (c/n 21473/330, registration VT-EFO, "Emperor Kanishka") was destroyed by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m). It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. It was the first bombing of a 747 jumbo jet. A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadian citizens, 27 British citizens and 24 Indian citizens.[1] The incident was the largest mass murder in Canadian history, and the deadliest incident in the history of Air India. It was the deadliest terrorist attack involving an airplane until the September 11, 2001, attacks.[2] The bombing of Air India 182 occurred at the same time as the Narita Airport bombing which killed 2 baggage handlers ) killed two baggage handlers, and injured four, but was intended for Air India Flight 301, with 177 passengers and crew on board,

Nov. 7, 1983: A bomb blows a hole in a wall outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. No one is hurt. Two leftist radicals plead guilty.  fox ap

October 23, 1983 307 killed 75 injured 1983 Beirut barracks bombings , in Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) peacekeepers, specifically against United States and French service members, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians, and the 2 suicide attackers. A group called 'Islamic Jihad' claimed responsibility for the bombings and said that the bombings were aimed to get the MNF out of Lebanon.Origins of Hezbollah - The Atlantic Oct 23, 2013 - 30 years ago, deadly bombings in Beirut forged a powerful new militant group. ... Smoke from the 1983 bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut could be ... Over time, Hezbollah andIran's interests in driving foreign forces out of .... through those networks, and the Russian information ops agency.  October 23, 1983, a young Lebanese man from a Shi’a family awoke, said his morning prayers, and drank tea. In a suburb overlooking the marine barracks, his superiors shared a few final thoughts with him, after which a senior cleric blessed him before he drove off in a yellow Mercedes truck. At 6:22 a.m., he rammed the explosive-laden truck through the guard post at the entrance to the U.S. Marine Battalion Headquarters Building in Beirut.   Over time, Hezbollah and Iran’s interests in driving foreign forces out of Lebanon would expand from attacks targeting Western interests in Lebanon to attacks on Western interests abroad. Imad Mughniyeh, the Hezbollah operational leader and terrorist mastermind, and his brother-in-law and cousin, Mustapha Badreddine, reportedly not only watched the marine barracks bombing through binoculars from a perch atop a nearby building overlooking their neighborhood but also coordinated it. February 1998, Lebanon’s highest court announced plans to try Hezbollah’s first secretary-general, Subhi al-Tufayli, for his role in the marine barracks bombing, among other crimes. At the time, the CIA assessed that Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah would likely help Tufayli escape so he could not “implicate them in a variety of illegal activities, including terrorist operations against U.S. citizens.” He was never tried. Another suspect was Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, a leader of the Lebanese Shi’a community often described as one of Hezbollah’s founding spiritual figures. FBI forensic investigators determined that the marine barracks bombing was not only the deadliest terrorist attack then to have targeted Americans, it was also the single-largest non-nuclear explosion on earth since World War II. Composed of at least 18,000 pounds of explosives— the equivalent of six tons of dynamite— the bomb demolished the four-story building on the fringe of the Beirut Airport campus, leaving behind a crater at least 13 feet deep and 30 feet wide

May 16, 1981: A bomb explodes in a men's bathroom at the Pan Am terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport, killing a man. A group calling itself the Puerto Rican Armed Resistance (pro-Russia) claims responsibility. No arrests are made.  fox ap

— Dec. 29, 1975: A bomb hidden in a locker explodes at the TWA terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 75. Palestinian, Puerto Rican and Croatian groups (all pro-Russian) are suspected, but no arrests are made . fox ap

— Jan. 29, 1975: The U.S. State Department building in Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground. No one is killed.  fox ap

— Jan. 24, 1975: A bomb goes off at historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four people. It was one of 49 bombings attributed to the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN between 1974 and 1977 in New York.  fox ap

— Jan. 27, 1972: A bomb wrecks the New York City office of impresario Sol Hurok, who had been booking Soviet artists. One person is killed and nine are injured, Hurok among them. A caller claiming to represent Soviet Jews claims responsibility, but no arrests are made.  fox ap

— March 1, 1971: The Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground. No one is killed. fox ap

— March 6, 1970: Three members of the revolutionary Weather Underground accidentally blow themselves up in their townhouse in New York City's Greenwich Village while making bombs. fox ap

— 1951-56: George Metesky, a former Consolidated Edison employee with a grudge against the company, sets off a series of blasts at New York landmarks, including Grand Central station and Radio City Music Hall. No one is killed. Known as The Mad Bomber, Metesky spends 16 years in a mental hospital. fox ap

— May 18, 1927: 45 people — 38 of them children — are killed when a school district treasurer, Andrew Kehoe, lines the Bath Consolidated School near Lansing, Mich., with hundreds of pounds of dynamite, and blows it up. Investigators say Kehoe, who also died in the blast, thought he would lose his farm because he couldn't pay property taxes used to build the school. fox ap

— Sept. 16, 1920: A bomb explodes in New York City's Wall Street area, killing 40 and injuring hundreds. Authorities conclude it was the work of "anarchists" and come up with a list of suspects, but all flee to Russia. fox ap

— Oct. 1, 1910: The Los Angeles Times building is dynamited during a labor dispute, killing 20 people. Two leaders of the ironworkers union plead guilty. fox ap

— May 4, 1886: A bomb blast during a labor rally at Chicago's Haymarket Square kills 11 people, including seven police officers, and injures more than 100. Eight "anarchists" are tried for inciting riot. Four are hanged, one commits suicide and three win pardons after seven years in prison. fox ap