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2014-01-07 16:20:33

Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth of the Mineta Transportation Institute offer insights about the attacks SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As reported worldwide, terrorists detonated two bombs in the Russian city of Volgograd last month. Is this part of an emerging pattern in Russia and elsewhere? Does it indicate that the upcoming Olympic Games are increasingly vulnerable? Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth of the Mineta...

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2010-05-05 08:30:00

Terrorist attacks in the United States over the past four decades have centered on New York City - the vast majority of them involving bombs or explosives, says a new report from the University of Maryland-based National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). The research is based on data from the Center's Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the world's most comprehensive, unclassified collection of terror incidents. "Explosives are by far the weapon of choice...

2006-08-27 03:25:17

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside the offices of the state-run newspaper al-Sabah in Baghdad on Sunday, killing two people, wounding 20 and causing extensive damage to the building, police said. The blast demolished the facade of the newspaper's production department, witnesses said. Two cars were blown through one wall by the force of the huge explosion, which left a score of vehicles crumpled, blackened wrecks. It was the second car bomb attack on the newspaper this...

2006-06-12 23:49:57

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Three bomb attacks killed at least eight people in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said. One bomb targeted a police patrol and another was directed at a crowd that gathered to inspect the damage. A third bomb exploded at the main gate of the police headquarters. It was not immediately clear whether the blasts were from car bombs or suicide bombers.

2006-03-07 02:10:34

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Four explosions rocked the Iraqi city of Hilla south of Baghdad on Tuesday, and police said at least two of them were car bombs. One of the car bombs caused no casualties. The effects of a second car bomb in the city center were unclear. Hilla, a religiously city 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, was the site of the bloodiest single al Qaeda bombing in Iraq, when a suicide bomber blew up his car a year ago killing at least 125 people.

2006-03-03 02:50:00

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - The FBI has joined Pakistani police to hunt down the planners of a suicide car bomb attack that killed four people, including an American diplomat, outside the U.S. consulate in Karachi, officials said on Friday. Suspicion for Thursday's attack in the southern port city has fallen on an al Qaeda-linked Pakistani militant group opposed to President Pervez Musharraf's support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism. "An FBI team, comprising officials based in...

2006-03-02 05:05:38

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani police suspect a suicide car bomber carried out an attack on Thursday that killed an American working at the U.S. consulate in Karachi and four others, less than 48 hours before President George W. Bush was due to visit Pakistan. "According to our initial investigations, it was a suicide attack. The attacker was probably waiting in the parking area, and rammed his car into the vehicle carrying U.S. consulate staff," said a senior police investigator,...

2006-01-22 01:42:18

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marines were killed in western Iraq on Friday when a suicide car bomber blew up near them, the U.S. military said in a statement. The statement said the Marines had been taking part in an operation in Haqlaniya, 240 km (150 miles) west of Baghdad, when they were hit by a "suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device."

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...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.