|Last Updated: May 29, 2001|
Two Wounded by Bomb in Yemen
5/28/01 – A military officer and a passenger traveling by car were injured by a roadside car bomb in the northern Yemeni city of al-Dali. No information is available at this time regarding perpetrator or motive.
Two Car Bombs Explode in Jerusalem
5/27/01 – At shortly after midnight, a car bomb exploded in downtown Jerusalem. This was followed at 0900 with another car bomb explosion approximately 100 yards from the Jerusalem Police headquarters. Police state that the second bomb used mortar shells, nails, and bullets. One of the mortar projectiles was thrown by the explosion to a nearby public square where bomb technicians rushed to render it safe. No one was reported injured in the attacks.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the first attack. The Palestine Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the second. Analysts believe that this may indicate a concerted campaign and increased cooperation between threat groups operating in Israel.
Bomb Campaign Continues in Colombia
5/27/01 – Two small bombs exploded in Cali, Colombias third-largest city, continuing this months campaign of explosive-related violence. The explosions, which occurred in front of a police station and a prison, injured one person and damaged nearby buildings. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Car Bomb Explodes Near Police Headquarters in Jerusalem
5/26/01 – A car bomb, concealed in a Subaru, exploded in a parking lot near the entrance to the police headquarters in central Jerusalem shortly after midnight. No one was reported injured.
Metropolitan Police Reiterate Election Bomb Alert in UK
5/26/01 – SO-13 has warned that dissident republican terrorist groups (including RIRA) could be plotting a number of attacks in the time period approaching the UK general election. This warning is issued after an analysis of previous election related violence and current trends in domestic terrorist activity.
Blasts in Bogota Kill 4 People and Injure 26
5/25/01 – Two bombs detonated about ten minutes apart near the National University in Bogota during the morning rush hour, killing 4 people and wounding 26. According to reports, the two bombs were concealed in metal tubes and placed in a sewer near the U.S. Embassy. A third bomb which failed to activate was rendered safe by police a short time later.
Suicide Bomb Injures Dozens in Hadera
5/25/01 – According to reports, a taxi containing a car bomb was driven next to a bus and detonated in the Israeli town of Hadera. At least 36 people were injured and 2 people killed (the bombers). Among the injured were a 10-Y/O child and a 7-month-old baby.
Hours later in Gaza, a truck bomb was detonated near an Israeli military outpost at Netzarim Junction. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ed. Note: For more information on the characteristics and modus operandi of terrorist groups employing suicide attacks, refer to the Bomb Countermeasures for Security professionals CD-ROM, Version 2.0.
Car Bomb in West Bank Kills Fatah Member
5/25/01 – A car carrying three members of Yasser Arafats Fatah movement and one PFLP member exploded in a West Bank refugee camp. One Fatah member was killed, the three others were wounded. Palestinian authorities have blamed Israel for the attack. Israel has denied any involvement in the incident and claims that the bomb was meant to target Israelis and went off prematurely (a "working accident").
Police RSP Attached Car Bomb in Spain
5/23/01 – Police bomb technicians safely disposed of a bomb attached to the underside of a university security guards car in Baracaldo (near Bilbao). Though no one has claimed responsibility, modus operandi strongly suggests the Basque terrorist group ETA.
Ed. Note: Countermeasures for attached car bombs can be found in Lesson Seven of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM.
Suicide Bomb Targets Shopping Center in Netanya, Israel
Category/Effects: Bacterial Toxin - Protein, Lethal, Neurotoxin
Symptoms: Contractions, Cyanosis, Dysphagia, Fever, Headache, Irritability, Rigidity, Risus Sardonicus, Seizures, Spasms, Stiffness, Tachychardia, Tachypnea
*Tetanus toxin is almost as lethal as botulinum toxin.
Protection: Mask and Protective Clothing
Physical Characteristics and Weaponization
See the Tetanus Toxin record in the CABO Database system for information regarding density, disseminated forms, production purity, melting point, boiling point, molecular weight, aerosol stability/decay rate, half life in storage, vapor pressure, volatility, adjuvants, precursors, use, odor, disseminated modes, and all known munitions, countries, incidents, and facilities associated with this agent.
Downloadable software demonstrations extracted from Version 2.0 of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM. Includes all of Lesson One (Introduction to the Threat) and a mail screening training module extracted from Lesson Six.
2000 Annual Report
COTS Blast Mitigation Resource Data Base
A series of three one-day seminars designed to familiarize emergency responders and law enforcement personnel with issues pertaining to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Topics include large-scale explosive devices and chemical and biological WMD. Instructed by Craig Gundry, CPS and Dr. Harvey J. McGeorge. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Eastern Regional Counterterrorism Task Force. Free to all eligible police and emergency responders.
Registration is restricted to active Pennsylvania emergency responders and police. Click here for more details.
A two-day seminar adressing a wide range of bomb security related issues. Instructed by Craig Gundry, CPS. Hosted by S-2 Security and Intelligence Institute.
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Due to the excellent response we received from our December program in Nassau, we will be holding another two-day Bomb Security workshop in September 2001. This seminar will be hosted again by Preventative Measures (Nassau, Bahamas). Watch for more details and a confirmed schedule in the near future.
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