Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Explosives’ Category

NC air traffic controller was charged with three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction


“…..Police did not say what Dandan’s intentions were or whether he took the bomb to the airport…..”


Papabomba, or “potato bomb” are tightly packed spherical bombs composed of potassium chlorate, sulfur, and aluminum, with nuts and bolts added to create improvised shrapnel.

Popular Mechanics

“…..An article in Small Wars Journal summarizes the recent arrest of four men in …Guanajauto, Mexico. The men were traveling in a stolen car with an AK-47 style rifle and a 3DR Solo commercial hobbyist drone. The drone had been rigged to carry an improvised bomb via a string, and to drop the bomb on a target. A radio frequency detonator would then set off the bomb remotely…..”

An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near Jakarta killed at least 47 and injured dozens today



10/21/1910: A massive explosion destroys the Los Angeles Times building in the city’s downtown area, killing 21 and injuring many more.

History Channel


7 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China

CBS News


Drones & ISIS: Could it happen here as a weapon of terror?

NY Times

“….In the past two months, the Islamic State has used more than 80 remotely piloted drones against Iraqi forces and their allies. About one-third of the aircraft, some as small as model airplanes, dropped bombs or were rigged with explosives to detonate on the ground……

Pakistan: A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing more than 20 and wounding at least 50

NY Times


A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70.

LA Times

MEXICO CITY :  An explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market causing several deaths and dozens of injuries. 





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