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Boston bomb investigation extends to Russia

April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) New information emerged Wednesday from U.S. officials that the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a U.S. government terrorist database long before the explosions. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more than 4,000 mourners paid tribute to a campus police officer who authorities say was gunned down by the suspects.
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Boston bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical named ‘Misha’

April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain of Islam, family members said.
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WITH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: FBI issues photos of 2 suspects in Boston bombing

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The somewhat blurry but still detailed photos and video depict one young man in a dark cap and another in a white cap worn backward, both wearing backpacks and one walking behind the other on the sidewalk near the finish line as marathoners run by. Continue Reading

FBI appeals for help solving marathon bombings

April 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BOSTON (AP) A bomber may have been seen amid the Boston Marathon revelers carrying an unusually heavy nylon bag, weighed down with shrapnel-packed explosives, the FBI has suggested. Or perhaps someone heard something beforehand as a culprit tested explosives or expressed an interest in attacking the race.
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Two suicide blasts kill at least 27 in Syrian capital

March 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, killing at least 27 people. Continue Reading

23 died when suicide bomber hits Pakistan militant base

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Pakistani official says a suicide bomber has killed 23 people, many of them believed to be militants, in an attack on the base of a rival insurgent group. Continue Reading

At least 50 dead in rapid-fire attacks across Iraq

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded over four hours in the capital Baghdad where most of the deaths occurred and 11 other cities. They struck government offices, restaurants and one in the town of Musayyib hit close to a primary school. At least 225 people were wounded. Continue Reading

Israel: Thai bombs similar to those in India, Georgia blasts against Israeli diplomats

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli officials ramped up accusations today that Iran was launching covert attack plots, saying “sticky” bombs found in a Thai house rented by Iranians were similar to devices used against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Continue Reading

After overseas attacks, Israel increases state of alert

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Police heightened their state of alert throughout Israel today following bomb attacks on diplomats in India and Georgia. Officials were also trying to determine whether Israelis were the intended target of an Iranian man carrying explosives who blew his own legs off in Bangkok.
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Israeli diplomats in Indian, Georgia attacked by bombers; Israel blames Iran

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The attacks, which wounded four people, threatened to ratchet up already high tensions between Iran, which has been accused of developing a nuclear weapons program, and Israel, which says such a program would be an existential threat to the Jewish state. Continue Reading