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ATF Warns Consumers: Illegal Explosives Are Not Fireworks

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



NEW ORLEANS – Special Agent in Charge Phillip M. Durham of the New Orleans Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), asks the public to use caution with fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July. "ATF regulates explosives and investigates most crimes and accidents involving explosives. We want to ensure that those […]




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Rockville Metro Station reopens after church bomb scare

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Rockville Metro Station has reopened following a bomb scare at the station Monday morning. Around 9:50 a.m., train service resumed at the station hours after police investigated a bomb threat there. Service at all affected stations have also been restored. Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel says police began investigating the incident shortly after 7:30 a.m., […]




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Activists demand justice for Church bombing

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists joined Christians in demanding capital punishment for culprits of a heinous Church bombing ten years ago. Some 100 people joined discussions and a candle-lit procession organized by Bangladesh Christian Association (BCA) on June 3 at the Language Martyrs’ Memorial in Dhaka to mark the anniversary. In 2001, a fundamentalist group blew […]




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to the explosion that occurred last month at the Chabad House Lubavitch, pleaded not guilty to four federal felony counts in a U.S. District Court on Monday morning. Hirsch reportedly appeared uncertain of the arraignment proceedings when he was in court. "You can sit on your hands during the […]




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect’s Arraignment Date Is Set

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to the explosion that occurred last month at the Chabad House Lubavitch, has been named by a Los Angeles federal grand jury in a four-count indictment. Hirsch, who is in federal custody, will be arraigned on the indictment in a U.S. District Court on May 23. He faces four […]




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect Returns to L.A.: Report

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to an explosive device that went off at the Chabad House Lubavich of Santa Monica earlier this month, has returned to Los Angeles to face federal charges, according to The Associated Press. Earlier this month, Hirsch appeared in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, facing a charge of unlawful flight […]




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How the Good Friday Bomb Plot Was Foiled

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A lucky turn of events appeared to have led police to the timely discovery of the plan to blow up a church and weapons warehouse in Serpong, Tangerang. According to police, P., a graduate from Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University (UIN), accompanied by a friend, surveyed a gas pipeline in the area. The site was familiar, […]




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After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland. But when police came last Monday and arrested the man, Ron Hirsch, 60, on charges of setting off a bomb next to the Chabad synagogue in Santa Monica, Calif., it sent shock […]




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150-kg Bomb Was Targeting Church, Officials Say

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



A massive 150-kilogram bomb found buried beneath a gas pipeline in Serpong, Tangerang, on Thursday morning was targeting the nearby Catholic Church in a Good Friday attack, officials said. National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said the arrest of 19 suspects on Thursday led police to the gas pipeline near a church in Serpong, where […]




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Santa Monica Chabad suspect charged for fleeing police

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



[UPDATED at 10 p.m.] Ron Hirsch, who is suspected of setting off an explosion outside a Chabad, was taken into federal custody today. Hirsch has been charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with “various explosive-related offenses, including ‘explosion with intent to murder,’” Reuters reported. He has also been charged with the federal crime […]




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FBI: Man held in Ohio over California synagogue bombing

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles (CNN) — A man wanted for questioning in last week's synagogue bombing in southern California has been arrested in Ohio, an FBI spokeswoman said confirmed Tuesday. An anonymous caller tipped authorities that Ron Hirsch was in Ohio, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Hirsch was taken into custody Monday night in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a suburb […]




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Seeking Information on Whereabouts of Synagogue Explosion Suspect

| April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



For Immediate Release April 11, 2011 FBI Los Angeles Contact: Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343 Synagogue Explosion Suspect Believed to Have Left Los Angeles for East Coast via Bus A man wanted for questioning in connection with an investigation into last week’s explosion outside the Chabad House synagogue, in Santa Monica, California, is […]




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Man’s threat of planting dynamite forces evacuation of Knoxville church

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



KNOXVILLE — Police evacuated a Mechanicsville-area church and blocked off surrounding streets for about an hour amid Monday evening’s storms after a homeless man claimed to have planted a stick of dynamite inside. Jeffery Brian Sanford, 48, now is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility in lieu of $21,000 bond on charges of […]




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Explosion next to the Church of Our Lady in Zahle

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



An explosion took place next to the Church of Our Lady in Zahle industrial zone at around 5 am Lebanon time , and led to damages to a number of vehicles in the area, in addition to damage to some nearby houses. The army cordoned the area and began investigations No injuries were reported This […]




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Man gets 5 years for attack on Cairo synagogue

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Egypt's supreme state security court has convicted and sentenced a man to five years in prison for throwing a makeshift bomb at Cairo's main synagogue. Authorities said Hussein was repeatedly jailed for drug dealing and was implicated in attacks organized in the 1980s by Islamic militant groups targeting video stores. Gamal Hussein shouted at the […]




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