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Afghanistan: Bomb blasts killed at least 69 and wounded 50 more during Friday prayers at a mosque.


A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs

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Soldier at Fort Riley Charged With Distributing Instructions for Bombs

TOPEKA, KAN. B A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court here today with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.
Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, joined the Army June 12, 2017, and was transferred to Fort Riley, Kan., on July 8, 2019. According to an FBI investigator’s affidavit, Smith said on Facebook he was interested in traveling to the Ukraine to fight with a paramilitary group called the Azov Batallion.
During a Facebook chat, Smith offered to teach other Facebook users to make cell phone explosive devices “in the style of the Afghans.” On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith told an undercover investigator he was looking for “radicals” like himself. Smith talked about killing members of Antifa and destroying nearby cell towers or a local news station. On Aug. 21, Smith told an undercover investigator about how to make a vehicle bomb. When the

investigator commented that most of the components were household items, Smith said: “Making AK47s out of expensive parts is cool, but imagine if you will if you were going to WalMart instead of a gun store to buy weapons.”
Smith also described in detail to the undercover investigator how to build a bomb that could be triggered by calling a cell phone.
“Be very careful with the fully armed device,” Smith warned the investigator.
If convicted, Smith could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.


A bomb attack at an election rally in Afghanistan has killed at least 24 people


Remembering Those We Lost 18 Years Ago on 9/11


9/5/1972: Black September terrorists take Israeli Olympians as hostages in Munich

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“……Twenty hours after Black September had begun their attack, a German police official, 5 Palestinian terrorists, and 11 Israeli athletes lay dead…….”


September 1, 2004: An armed gang of Chechen separatist rebels enters a school in southern Russia and takes more than 1,000 people hostage and eventually killing 340 and wounding ~700 more.

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“……The rebels demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from the disputed nearby region of Chechnya. September 1 was the first day of a new school year for millions of students across Russia, a day of celebration in schools that both parents and students traditionally attend. Nearly 340 people, about half of them children, died in the ensuing three-day ordeal. ……700 more were wounded……”


ISIS is down but it’s not out!

NYT

“….Over the past several months, ISIS has made inroads into a sprawling tent camp in northeast Syria, and there is no ready plan to deal with the 70,000 people there, including thousands of family members of ISIS fighters. American intelligence officials say the Al Hol camp, managed by Syrian Kurdish allies with little aid or security, is evolving into a hotbed of ISIS ideology and a huge breeding ground for future terrorists. The American-backed Syrian Kurdish force also holds more than 10,000 ISIS fighters, including 2,000 foreigners, in separate makeshift prisons.

At Al Hol, the Syrian Kurds’ “inability to provide more than ‘minimal security’ at the camp has allowed the ‘uncontested conditions to spread of ISIS ideology’ there,” said the inspector general’s report, which was prepared for the Pentagon, the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development…..”


The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 with another 182 wounded.

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8/7/1998: A massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and minutes later, another truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, both resulting in 224 killed and over 4500 wounded.

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A suicide car bomber targeted the police headquarters and the explosion resulted in dozens wounded

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