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US Arrests 5 in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Five men have been arrested by federal authorities for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge near the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland division, Stephen Anthony, says the five were taken into custody late Monday, after they attempted to remotely detonate devices they bought from undercover FBI agents. […]

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US Arrests 5 in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says five people have been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge near the city of Cleveland, Ohio. A Justice Department statement Tuesday says members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested the five men Monday evening. A criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court […]

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in New York Bomb Plot

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. citizen has pleaded not guilty to charges he was plotting to attack post offices, police cars and soldiers returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jose Pimentel, a Dominican-born Muslim convert, entered his plea Tuesday in a New York City court. A judge ordered that Pimentel continue to be held without bail and […]

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Suspect in Australian Collar-Bomb Hoax Pleads Guilty

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian investment banker has pleaded guilty in the “collar bomb” extortion scheme that caused worldwide notoriety last year. Paul Douglas Peters appeared in a Sydney courtroom on a video screen from prison as his lawyer entered the plea on a charge of aggravated breaking and entering. Bill Pulver, the father of Peters’ teenaged victim, […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Policemen in Russia’s Dagestan Region

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A female suicide bomber killed five policemen late Tuesday at a checkpoint in Russia’s troubled Dagestan region. Officials say the attack took place in the village of Karabudakhent. The official Itar-Tass news agency says police found the bomber’s severed head close to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Dagestani police and […]

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Nigeria Bomb Factory Blasts Kill 3; Authorities Blame Boko Haram

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Nigeria say three young men were killed Friday when explosions went off at a secret bomb factory in the restive city of Maiduguri. A commander of Nigeria’s anti-terrorism Joint Task Force, Colonel Victor Oheneme, told VOA the three men were members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram. Joint Task Force members […]

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US Court Orders Continued Detention for Moroccan Accused in Capitol Plot

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. court has ordered the continued detention of a Moroccan-born man arrested last week on suspicion of plotting a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Capitol, the seat of Congress. In a brief session Wednesday, the court in Alexandria, Virginia, ruled that 29-year-old Amine El Khalifi should remain in custody pending a grand jury’s […]

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US Lawmakers Approve Pentagon Request to Improve Bunker-Buster Bomb

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have approved a Pentagon request for more than $81 million in funding to make improvements to a massive bomb designed to penetrate deeply-buried enemy facilities. News reports say defense appropriators in Congress agreed to the request earlier this week, a month after Iran announced it would begin uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow […]

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German Police: Italian Group Claims Responsibility for Letter Bomb

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say an Italian far-left group has claimed responsibility for sending a letter bomb to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann that was intercepted. State police in Hesse say they have obtained a letter written in Italian from the group that speaks of three explosions against banks, bankers, and “bloodsuckers.” Police say the group calls […]

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Police: Deutsche Bank Letter Bomb ‘Operational’

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police and prosecutors in Germany say a letter addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann was a fully-functional letter bomb. Officials released a statement Thursday, but did not give additional details. The bank’s security personnel intercepted the letter Wednesday at the bank’s headquarters in the city of Frankfurt. The New York City Police Department said […]

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