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Archive | May, 2010

Coordinated Gun and Grenade Attack at Mosques in Pakistan

Suspected militants in Pakistan have killed around 80 and injured dozens in coordinated strikes against minority sect mosques. The attacks in Lahore Friday were the worst ever against Ahmadis, reviled as heretics by mainstream Muslims. Coordinated assault with automatic weapons and hand grenades by about seven offenders.

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Assault on Kandahar NATO Base in Southern Afghanistan

Security tightened in Afghanistan following insurgent attack, injuring an untold number of soldier. Third time in a week that insurgents have attacked Kandahar NATO base. As many as 100 insurgents — some with suicide vests — may have been involved — in the attack on the airfield. At least five rockets and mortars fire into […]

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Proclamation State of Public Emergency in Jamaica After Battle with Drug Lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke

The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency as sporadic violence continues in gritty West Kingston, considered the stronghold of a reputed drug lord. Masked men torched a police station and have blocked shanty towns with wrecked cars and barbed wire. Evacuation of citizens from their homes under the protection of security forces. The […]

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Thai Troops Open Fire at Fortified Anti-Government Protesters

Thai troops opened fire at a fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in central Bangkok Wednesday. It came amid reports of a final assault on the area the protesters have occupied for weeks. (May 18)

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Remote Robotic Warfare: Gecko Unmanned Land Robot

When in doubt, send in a robot to sound out the terrain or check for roadside bombs – it’s an option military commanders wish to have on difficult missions like Afghanistan. Gecko — unmanned robot is just one of the military prototypes presented at the European Land Robot Trial in Germany. The primary function of […]

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Men in Iraqi Military Uniforms Behead Cleric in Sadiyah

Men wearing Iraqi military uniforms beheaded a Sunni cleric and displayed his head on an electricity pole in the town of Sadiyah, north of Baghdad, where he preached against al-Qaida. Four gunmen entered the house of Abdullah Jassim Shakour Monday morning took the cleric into a room, killed him and exited the house with his […]

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Bomb Attack at Soccer Game Near Mosul, Iraq

A car bomb and at least one suspected suicide bomber killed at least eight people in Mosul, Iraq and wounded around 120 during a soccer match on Friday in northern Iraq. The blasts ocurred in Tal Afar, a town predominantly inhabited by Shi’ite Turkmen about 40 miles west of the city of Mosul, where Sunni […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Attack

Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. According to Holder, there is evidence that Pakistani Taliban helped facilitate the attack, probably helped finance the attack, and that Faisal Shahzad was probably under Taliban direction.

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‘All Clear’ Suspicious Package/Ice Cooler at Times Square — 46th and Broadway

NYPD gathered an x-ray image of an ice cooler that was left at 46th and Broadway. Fire department, EMS, and Office of Emergency Management are also on the scene. The cooler was found at 46th Street and Broadway around 1:15 p.m. in front of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The cooler was carried away as an […]

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Observers Doubt United State Fleet Units Are Allowed to Fire Upon Iranian Military without White House Permission

The US Fifth Fleet and US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman are apparently not allowed to shoot Iranian aircraft without direct permission from Washington D.D. An Iranian Fokker F27 aircraft which on April 21 hovered for 20 minutes, about 900 meters over the aircraft carrier and was no more than 250 […]

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