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“….This clearly is an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence….”

CNN

“……A law enforcement official told CNN that the initial examination of all of the devices shows them to be constructed similarly. At least one of the devices appeared to contain projectiles, including shards of glass. The devices are rudimentary but functional….”


10/23/1989: 23 died and another 130 were grievously injured when a series of explosions sparked by an ethylene leak at a factory rocked Pasadena, Texas.

History Channel


10/20/1944: Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and injuring more than 200 more.

History Channel


8/7/1998: A massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and another truck bomb is detonated outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, the capital of neighboring Tanzania. The dual terrorist attacks killed 224 people, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 4,500.

History


Two Dead, More than 60 Injured in Italian Tanker Explosion


Steam Pipe Explosion in NYC


July 7, 2005: Suicide bombs are detonated in 3 crowded London subways and 1 bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour, killing 56 and injuring another 700.

History

 

 


Kandahar, Afghanistan: At least 16 people, including security personnel and bystanders, were killed on Tuesday as bomb disposal experts tried and failed to defuse explosives in a parked car.

NY Times

 


At least 29 people died in the two explosions on Monday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan

CNN

“…..The first blast took place at around at 8 a.m. local time in the Shashdarak area of the city, where the US embassy and Afghan government buildings are located, prompting journalists to rush to the scene.

The second explosion came as the attacker, posing as a cameraman, detonated explosives as journalists huddled around the scene….”

 


Reviewing the series of fires and explosions at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, WI.

MPR News

“…..What caused the blast?

Authorities said a tank of crude oil or asphalt exploded at the refinery as it was shutting down the plant down for repairs. They have not speculated on what caused that initial explosion or what caused it to re-ignite.

No deaths were reported.

Initial injury reports were unclear. As of early Thursday afternoon, the injury toll was 11 and later dropped to six. The injured were taken to three area hospitals. One person’s injuries were serious….”

 


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