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2005-10-03 17:19:50

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The common traveler's backpack carrying small bombs may now be among the leading threats to world security, experts said on Monday, drawing a link between this weekend's bombings in Bali to those in London in July. Militants from the United States to Europe and Southeast Asia have used car and truck bombs and even planes to make dramatic statements. But now small, easily made bombs like those used in London appear to be the new trend. The al...

2005-10-03 16:55:31

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The common traveler's backpack carrying small bombs may now be among the leading threats to world security, experts said on Monday, drawing a link between this weekend's bombings in Bali to those in London in July. Militants from the United States to Europe and Southeast Asia have used car and truck bombs and even planes to make dramatic statements. But now small, easily made bombs like those used in London appear to be the new trend. The al...

2005-08-11 20:19:51

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man told federal investigators he forgot a pipe bomb he built for fun was in his luggage when tried to board an airplane, according to court documents released on Thursday. Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was charged on Thursday with trying to carry the bomb aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta on Wednesday, according to the documents. Dreyling was released Thursday on $10,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years...

2005-08-11 00:50:30

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was taken into custody after he tried to carry a bomb on board an airplane on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said. Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was detained on Wednesday morning after a security screener using an X-ray machine saw the device in his luggage as he tried to board a flight to Philadelphia at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City. "Although the investigation is in its initial stages we have found no apparent connection...

2005-08-04 07:25:01

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bombs used by four suicide attackers to kill 52 people in London were made from simple ingredients such as hair bleach, and three of them were probably set off by cellphones, New York's police chief said. The homemade devices used on July 7 were stored in a commercial refrigerator in an apartment in northern England and shipped in coolers to a station outside London where the bombers took a train to the capital, Raymond Kelly said. "Initially it was thought that...

2005-08-04 05:16:49

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bombs used by four suicide attackers to kill 52 people in London were made from simple ingredients such as hair bleach, and three of them were probably set off by cellphones, New York's police chief said. The homemade devices used on July 7 were stored in a commercial refrigerator in an apartment in northern England and shipped in coolers to a station outside London where the bombers took a train to the capital, Raymond Kelly said. "Initially it was thought that...

2005-07-22 20:19:40

CAIRO (Reuters) - Forty-nine people were killed in two car bombs and another explosion in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday, the governor said. Mustafa Afifi, governor of South Sinai province, said one car bomb exploded in front of the Ghazala Hotel in Naama Bay, the site of most of the resort's luxury hotels. He was quoted by the state news agency MENA. Another car bomb exploded in the old market in Sharm el-Sheikh town, about six km (four miles) from Naama Bay....

2005-07-16 18:38:25

By Steve Shoup TRINITY SITE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in a U.S. Army base in the New Mexico desert on Saturday to quietly mark the anniversary of the first test of an atomic bomb 60 years ago, where a black obelisk marks the first Ground Zero. On July 16, 1945, the first nuclear bomb was tested at the Trinity Site, now on White Sands Missile Range in central New Mexico. Less than a month later, World War II ended after the U.S. military dropped two such bombs on...

2005-07-09 08:49:51

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - The bomb that blew up a double-decker London bus, killing 13 people, was the "odd one out" among Thursday's four deadly attacks and throws up puzzling questions that will be central to the investigation. The number 30 bus was blown up close to Euston station, 57 minutes after three bombs exploded within seconds of each other on underground trains near three other main terminals. More than 50 people were killed in the four...

2005-07-09 07:02:11

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said the three bomb attacks on London Underground trains on Thursday morning occurred almost simultaneously and were more likely to have been triggered by timing devices than suicide bombers. "All three bombs on the London Underground system actually exploded within seconds of each other at around 8:50 in the morning," Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick told a news conference on Saturday. "Bearing in mind these were almost...


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