Friday, March 23, 2018

Travis Air Force Base Vehicle With Propane Tanks Explodes At Gate


March 21, 2018 1 killed in apparent  not  terrorist car bomb attack Travis Air Force Base Vehicle With Propane Tanks Explodes At Gate A former taxi driver from India who lives in the San Francisco bay area 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi packed up his minivan with  five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters.  He had a gasoline can on his lap that he set ablaze when he approached and then  roared through the Travis Air Force Base checkpoint when he  crashed and died . Originally treated as a suspected terrorist attack, investigators sent in a bomb squad, but could find no jihad videos on his phone, nor any connections to terrorists, so his motive remains a total mystery.

Trivia: Hafiz is a Muslim name meaning keeper or guardian.


who had been living in the U.S. since 1993, Ragan said. He had a gasoline can on his lap that he set ablaze when he roared through the checkpoint  guards at the main checkpoint to enter Travis AFB saw a vehicle moving slowly towards the checkpoint, said a U.S. official.  trying to determine what the possible motive may have been for the incident that left the driver dead after the vehicle was engulfed in flames. A U.S. official said it appears that there were propane tanks inside the vehicle.  The vehicle gained access to the main gate at Travis, crashing shortly afterward and catching fire,  The driver "started messing with a fuel ignition source to blow thepropane tanks" before driving to the side of the road, "where he burned to death," tinvestigators are looking at a broad range of potential motives, including whether the driver was mentally unstable, or whether it could be possible terrorism or a suicide. Fox news: Attack at Travis Air Force Base in California reportedly being treated as terrorism man who drove into Travis AFB has been identified as 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi, Shenows: Hafiz is a Muslim name meaning Keeper. Guardian. Preserver.  guards thought they were dealing with a vehicle accident when Kazi crashed and they realized he was on fire. It was only after the fire was out and they broke through the locked minivan doors to aid Kazi that they realized it was loaded with five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters. Identified by fingerprints, Kazi is a native of India who has lived in the United States since 1993 and was a permanent legal resident. He never served in the military and has no known ties to the air base, says Ragan. LA Times: Motive a mystery  NY Daily News Investigators are working around the clock as they struggle to determine why a man with no apparent ties to terrorism drove a flaming minivan full of ...

 FBI said Kazi’s intentions and motive for the bizarre incident remain a mystery, and it has not yet found any connection to terrorism.  agents found no “jihadi-type” videos suggesting a connection to or affinity for terrorism. previously worked as a cab driver, Ragan said, though it is unknown if he still held that job at the time of his death. Investigations arrived on the scene and saw propane tanks inside the van. At that point, the FBI was called in, as were Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians.

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  1. Everipedia Hafiz Kazi | Wiki & Bio  3 days ago - Hafiz Kazi's wiki: Hafiz Kazi was a resident of San Francisco, California​. [1]​Personal LifeKazi lived in the United States since 1993 and was a legal resident. He was originally from India​. [1]​DeathOn Wednesday March 21, 2018, Kazi died after he drove a KIA​ minivan dro.
  2. Free Republic  Man, Who Launched 'Suicide Attack On California Air Force Base ... Hafiz Kazi, 51, breached the gates of Travis Air Force Base in California and set himself and his car on fire on Wednesday. His minivan was packed with five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans and several cigarette lighters. He was found so badly charred he had to be identified by his fingertips.
  3. RT Russia Today Fiery car crash at Travis Air Force Base reportedly treated as terrorist ...https://www.rt.com/usa/422092-usaf-car-crash-terrorism/  incident at an air base in Northern California is reportedly being treated as a terroristattack by US authorities, including the FBI and Air Force. A vehicle caught fire after breaching the main gate of Travis Air Base.
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Motive Unclear for Man Who Lit Himself on Fire, Rammed Into Base Gate
The driver in the incident at Travis Air Force Base has been identified as Hafiz Kazi, 51, a legal immigrant from India.
Driver's crash, fiery death at Travis Air Force Base have investigators ...
www.foxnews.com/.../drivers-crash-fiery-death-at-travis-air-force-base-has-investigators...2 days ago - A man identified as Hafiz Kazi, 51, from Sausalito, Calif., died in the Kia minivan Wednesday after veering through the main gate at Travis and crashing, FBI Sacramento agent Sean Ragan said. "Why did this individual end up at the front gate of Travis Air Base on fire and now deceased?” Ragan said.

FBI seeks motive for man who drove flaming car into air base - NY ...
www.nydailynews.com/.../fbi-seeks-motive-man-drove-flaming-car-air-base-article-1.38...2 days ago - Hafiz Kazi, 51, died in the Kia minivan Wednesday night after veering through the gate at Travis Air Force Base and crashing. ... — Investigators are working around the clock as they struggle to determine why a man with no apparent ties to terrorism drove a flaming minivan full of ...

Driver behind deadly vehicle crash at Travis Air Force Base identified ...
abcnews.go.com/Politics/driver-deadly-vehicle-crash-travis-air-force-base/story?...3 days ago - The man who drove into Travis Air Force Base in California on Wednesday night has been identified as Hafiz Kazi, 51, according to the FBI special agent in charge, Sean Ragan. His vehicle slowly approached the checkpoint at the main gate of Travis on Wednesday evening, two U.S. ...

FBI Probe Asks Why Hafiz Kazi Drove Flaming Van Into Northern ...
www.newser.com/story/.../fbi-why-did-guy-drive-flaming-van-into-air-force-base.ht...
Hafiz Kazi, 51, died in the Kia minivan Wednesday night after veering through the gate at Travis Air Force Base and crashing, FBI agent Sean Ragan said Friday.   Kazi had no known links to terrorism, did not leave behind a manifesto or any threats or explanation, and a video found on a cellphone provided no clue. "Why did this individual end up at the front gate of Travis Air Base on fire and now deceased? We don't have the answers to that," Ragan says.

Investigators know of no one else associated with the incident nor any threats to air base or the community. Air Force gate personnel initially thought they were dealing with a vehicle accident when Kazi crashed and they realized he was on fire. It was only after the fire was out and they broke through the locked minivan doors to aid Kazi that they realized it was loaded with five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters. Identified by fingerprints, Kazi is a native of India who has lived in the United States since 1993 and was a permanent legal resident. He never served in the military and has no known ties to the air base, says Ragan.

FBI: Motive a mystery in bizarre, fiery crash at Travis Air Force Base gate
https://www.airforcetimes.com/.../fbi-motive-a-mystery-in-bizarre-fiery-crash-at-travis...  The FBI on Friday identified the man who died after driving a burning van loaded with propane tanks and gasoline canisters onto Travis Air Force Base in California this week as Hafiz Kazi.  FBI said Kazi’s intentions and motive for the bizarre incident remain a mystery, and it has not yet found any connection to terrorism.

Travis Air Force Base terrorist identified as Muslim Hafiz Kazi ...
https://freedomoutpost.com/travis-air-force-base-terrorist-identified-muslim-hafiz-kazi/ I wrote: “FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie and Travis spokesman Airman Christian Conrad declined to elaborate on the matter or identify the driver. Why?” Now it's clear why. They wanted to hold off as long as possible on identifying this terrorist as another Muslim, and this as another jihad ...

Motive a mystery in car explosion at Travis Air Force Base
www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-travis-explosion-20180323-story.html   Hafiz Kazi was a legal permanent resident and had lived in the United States since 1993, said Sean Ragan, FBI special agent in charge of the Sacramento field office. Kazi had ... Kazi drove the Kia minivan through the front gate of the military base, which is near Fairfield, around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Security ...

Terrorism not suspected in fiery SUV crash at Air Force base
https://www.nbcnews.com/.../terrorism-not-suspected-fiery-suv-crash-air-force-base-n...   Hafiz Kazi, 51, was a lawful permanent resident from India who had been living in the U.S. since 1993, Ragan said. He had a gasoline can on his lap that he set ablaze when he roared through the checkpoint. Detectives from the FBI and Air Force Office of Special Investigations initially spelled ...

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Travis Air Force Base Attacker Identified As Bay Area Resident « CBS ... 3 days ago - The FBI has identified the driver who crashed through a security gate at a Northern California Air Force base and detonated propane tanks on board his ... attack on Thursday, additional security measures were being put in on Friday at the main and hospital gates, according to baseofficials. #TeamTravis

Calif. Air Force base attack being treated as an act of terrorism - NY ...
www.nydailynews.com/.../calif-air-force-base-attack-treated-act-terrorism-article-1.3895...Hafiz Kazi, 51, was identified as the driver who drove into the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in California Wednesday. (Air Force amn/nco/snco via Facebook). BY Elizabeth Elizalde. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7:22 PM. A car that burst into flames after crashing into a gate at Travis Air Force ...

Man whose vehicle exploded at Travis AFB identified | abc7news.com   A man who drove into Travis AFB has been identified as 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi, two sources with knowledge of the probe tell ABC News.Authorities extracted a video from his cell phone and are analyzing it to try and see if it could help point to a motive.

Attack at Travis Air Force Base in California reportedly being treated as terrorism
Fox News

Driver dies in fiery crash in possible terrorist act at Travis Air Force Base main gate
Los Angeles Times

New details in possible attempted attack at Travis Air Force Base in California
CBS News

Attack at Travis Air Force Base in California reportedly being treated ...
www.foxnews.com/.../attack-at-travis-air-force-base-in-california-reportedly-being-treat...10 hours ago - Authorities are reportedly treating Wednesday night's incident at Travis Air Force Base“as an act of terrorism,” in which a vehicle burst into flames after crashing into the main gate.



FBI and Air Force jointly investigating deadly vehicle crash at Travis ...
abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-air-force-jointly-investigating-deadly-vehicle-crash/story?...15 hours ago - A U.S. official said it appears that there were propane tanks inside the vehicle. The vehicle ... PHOTO: Explosion at Travis Air Force base, March 21, 2018. ... The incident began whenguards at the main checkpoint to enter Travis AFB saw a vehicle moving slowly towards the checkpoint, said a U.S. official.  trying to determine what the possible motive may have been for the incident that left the driver dead after the vehicle was engulfed in flames. A U.S. official said it appears that there were propane tanks inside the vehicle.  The vehicle gained access to the main gate at Travis, crashing shortly afterward and catching fire, the base said in a statement. d investigators are looking at a broad range of potential motives, including whether the driver was mentally unstable, or whether it could be possible terrorism or a suicide.

Vehicle explodes at US Air Force base entrance. Driver dead. Being ...
https://www.resetera.com/.../vehicle-explodes-at-us-air-force-base-entrance-driver-dea...
An account from an apparent witness on the forum said the vehicle was carrying propane tanks when it approached the gate. The driver "started messing with a fuel ignition source to blow thepropane tanks" before driving to the side of the road, "where he burned to death," according to the account.

Vehicle explodes at entrance to California Air Force base, killing ...
https://www.resetera.com/.../vehicle-explodes-at-entrance-to-california-air-force-base-...
An account from an apparent witness on the forum said the vehicle was carrying propane tanks when it approached the gate. The driver "started messing with a fuel ignition source to blow thepropane tanks" before driving to the side of the road, "where he burned to death," according to the account.