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A training exercise video of the Manchester bombing, May 22, 2017

3/11/2004: 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.


“A former teacher at a charter high school and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday on federal bomb-making charges, stockpiling more than 32 pounds of ingredients for explosives in a closet in their apartment in the Bronx…..”

NY Times

“…..The teacher paid high school students $50 an hour to break apart fireworks to extract the explosive powder…..”

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February 13, 1945: A series of Allied firebombing raids begins against the German city of Dresden, reducing the city to rubble and killing as many as 135,000 people with the bombing and the resulting fires.


An enormous explosion rocked a major natural gas hub in Austria on Tuesday, killing 1 employee, injuring at least 18

NY Times



July 7, 2005: Synchronized suicide bombings in 3 crowded London subways and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour killed 56 and injured another 700.

History Channel


Kabul, Afghanistan: 15 ambulances and hundreds of victims

NY Times


Two car bombs and a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people in Baghdad and in a city to the west, and wounded more than 100 in Tuesday attacks targeting the late-night crowds typical of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

NY Daily News



Kabul, Afghanistan: A huge explosion hit near the German Embassy on Wednesday morning, killing at least 80 and injuring 300 others close to a highly secure diplomatic area.



4/16/1947: A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, Texas causing nearly 600 people to lose their lives and injuring thousands more.


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