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2005-12-01 06:15:02

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...

2005-12-01 03:56:54

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...

2005-11-03 17:57:10

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Having failed so far to blunt the deadliest threat posed by Iraq's insurgency, the Pentagon said on Thursday it planned to expand its effort to find better ways to defend against the roadside bombs used by rebels to kill and maim U.S. troops. The Pentagon is considering putting a more senior officer in charge of a task force set up last year to deal with the so-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, often planted by insurgents on roads to...

2005-10-16 08:07:40

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has issued a stern warning to Iran over the Islamic republic's possible involvement in helping insurgent bomb attacks in Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday. Washington has backed accusations from its closest ally Britain that there is evidence insurgents laying roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), in southern Iraq might be using sophisticated technology linked to neighboring Iran. The United States has no...

2005-10-16 07:24:15

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has issued a stern warning to Iran over the Islamic republic's possible involvement in helping insurgent bomb attacks in Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday. Washington has backed accusations from its closest ally Britain that there is evidence insurgents laying roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), in southern Iraq might be using sophisticated technology linked to neighboring Iran. The United States has no...

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2005-09-26 08:55:00

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Hardly a day passes without news of U.S. troops being killed or wounded in Iraq, often from car bombs, roadside explosives and similar methods. Halfway around the world, Bill Dunn, a Kansas State University nuclear engineering professor, works on ways to detect such explosives at a safe distance. Since November, he has been applying technology about neutron and gamma ray radiation to detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs in military jargon. Dunn isn't seeking just...

2005-08-12 11:13:50

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of roadside bomb attacks by insurgents against U.S. military supply convoys in Iraq has doubled in the past year, the general in charge of logistics for American military forces in Iraq said on Friday. Army Brig. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commander of the 1st Corps Support Command, said U.S. military convoys carrying fuel, food, water, arms and equipment face 30 attacks weekly involving so-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs....

2005-07-21 17:39:41

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor construction, careless transportation or use of explosives that were past their 'shelf life' could explain why four bombs failed to explode properly on London's transport network on Thursday, experts said. The devices triggered only small blasts on three underground trains and a bus in what appeared to be a failed attempt at a carbon-copy of attacks, blamed on al Qaeda-style Islamist militants, that killed 56 people on July...

2005-07-12 03:36:03

MADRID (Reuters) - A coffee-maker packed with explosives blew up in the doorway of the Italian Culture Institute in Barcelona on Tuesday, slightly wounding a policeman, police said. "The police were warned of a suspicious-looking coffee-maker in the doorway of the Italian Institute in Barcelona ... When police were investigating the device, it exploded, injuring the policeman and killing a sniffer dog," a police spokesman in Madrid said. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed a homemade...