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By Ned Parker and Saif Hameed and Ned Parker and Saif Hameed,Los Angeles Times | July 6, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Eighteen people died when a car bomb blew up outside a photo shop here as members of a wedding party waited last night for the newlyweds to get their pictures taken. The blast ripped through a street in Abu Dsheir, a Shiite district that adjoins the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Dora in southern Baghdad, as family and friends celebrated the wedding. Police said most of the 18 dead and 29 wounded were women and children who had been waiting for the bride and groom outside a picture studio near a restaurant.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2011
Kimberly Dozier, the former CBS News correspondent who survived a Baghdad car bomb attack in 2006, delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony of Stevenson University on Friday, telling graduates to pursue their dreams despite facing doubts, and even death. Dozier, who is currently a correspondent on intelligence and counterterrorism for the Associated Press, returned to her Stevenson, Md., roots, having graduated from St. Timothy's School, to share her harrowing tale of covering the war in Iraq for CBS from 2003 until 2006, when insurgents detonated an explosive device that killed an American serviceman and two of her colleagues.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Staff Writer | January 26, 1993
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- She tacked the first one she got on the bulletin board, and she is thinking of getting it framed, said the young woman.It's a parking ticket."
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
Antonio Martinez was "grinning from ear to ear" on the day he expected to kill U.S. soldiers with a car bomb, and he fantasized about martyrdom well before he converted to Islam and began plotting the attack last year, a prosecutor said Monday. His lawyer, meanwhile, contended that the alleged jihadist plot to bomb a military recruitment center in Catonsville was concocted purely by federal agents, who "induced" the Woodlawn man to participate in what amounted to a clear case of entrapment.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 3, 2000
JERUSALEM - A car bomb exploded near a crowded West Jerusalem market yesterday, killing two Israelis and pushing a five-week battle between Israel and the Palestinians across a new threshold of fear. This was the first attack since the uprising began Sept. 28 aimed directly at Israeli civilians inside territory that is not in dispute. It appeared to set back, if not overturn, steps toward a cease-fire worked out hours before by former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 29, 1999
SAN`A, Yemen -- A powerful car bomb that exploded early yesterday in a diplomatic quarter of Yemen's capital killed several people, sparked a fire that gutted a supermarket used by the city's foreign residents and severely damaged several diplomatic buildings, including the Turkish Embassy and the French ambassador's residence.Early indications were that no diplomats or foreign aid workers were among the dead and seriously wounded, although many appeared to have narrow escapes. A United Nations official said some staff members living in the area woke to find windows shattered and doors askew.
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By Ann M. Simmons and Tina Susman and Ann M. Simmons and Tina Susman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 22, 2007
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb killed at least six people in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi yesterday, shattering the calm of an area that in recent months had been considered one of the safest in the country. Ramadi police officials said the bomb exploded near the city's courthouse in the late morning after a suicide bomber drove to the site. There were conflicting reports of the number of dead, but women, children and at least one police officer were said to be among the fatalities. The U.S. military had said four people died, including the bomber.
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By Edmund Sanders and Edmund Sanders,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 19, 2006
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The transitional president of Somalia narrowly escaped assassination yesterday when a car bomb exploded as he left a converted grain silo that serves as the nation's makeshift parliament. President Abdullahi Yusuf was unharmed. However, eight people, including his brother and several security guards, were killed by the blast in Baidoa, the nation's provisional capital. The attack marked the second-consecutive day of bloodshed in the Horn of Africa nation, which has been without a functioning government since 1991.
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By MEGAN K. STACK and MEGAN K. STACK,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 13, 2005
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Gibran Tueni, a newspaper publisher, legislator and one of the most outspoken critics of Syrian interference in Lebanon, was killed yesterday by a car bomb as he drove through the hills of Beirut. A third-generation newspaperman and newly elected lawmaker, the charismatic Tueni was the most prominent Lebanese figure killed since former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated in February. Hours after Tueni's death, the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the attack and a continuing investigation into Hariri's killing.
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By Matthew McAllester and Matthew McAllester,NEWSDAY | June 18, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The target and results were the same. A car bomb, a line of would-be recruits outside a military base, and dozens of dead Iraqis - men who had been trying to join their country's new army. It happened in early February and again yesterday morning. A suicide bomber in a sport utility vehicle loaded with rockets veered into the line and set off the explosive cargo. At least 35 people died and 138 were wounded. The insurgents, who have been increasing their attacks ahead of the June 30 transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government, demonstrated that they can operate virtually at will by hitting the same place twice.
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By Don Markus and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2010
Before being charged in a jihadist plot to kill American soldiers in Catonsville with a car bomb, Antonio Martinez was a petty thief in the D.C. suburbs. At age 16, he was arrested for armed robbery. Juvenile records aren't public, but two years later — in the span of a few weeks — he was charged with trying to steal a car in Bladensburg and snatching money from a cash register at a store in Rockville. Daniel Tobin, a theology student who was the owner of the car reported stolen, said Thursday that he and others chased Martinez and confronted him before police were called.
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By Justin Fenton and Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2010
A 21-year-old Baltimore County man, whose Facebook postings about jihad gave way to discussions with an FBI informant about how to kill American soldiers, was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he tried to blow up a Catonsville military recruiting center using a car bomb supplied by undercover agents. Federal authorities said Antonio Martinez, a recent convert to Islam who called himself Muhammad Hussain, watched videos of Osama bin Laden and mused about "dying for the cause" by joining militant forces overseas.
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By Garrison Keillor | May 5, 2010
I often walk through Times Square , where the Incompetent Bomber parked his 1993 Nissan Pathfinder last Saturday with the alarm clocks wired to the M88 firecrackers in the canister between the five-gallon gasoline containers and the three propane tanks and bags of nonexplosive fertilizer, and so I take a personal interest in the case. I'm fond of Times Square, which is an out-of-body experience offered for free to the general public, the colossal flash and razzmatazz of 10-story LED hi-def imagery rolling and bouncing among the JumboTrons and billboards in the glass canyons above the statue of Father Duffy by the TKTS booth.
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May 4, 2010
Investigators are still sifting through the evidence left behind by Saturday's would-be car bomber, whose explosives-packed Nissan Pathfinder was discovered in New York's Times Square just as evening theater-goers converged on the district. Though the bomber's identity remains unknown, one thing is already clear: Whoever planned the attack intended to do grievous harm. Had the explosives detonated, the crude device might have killed or injured scores of innocent bystanders, and possibly many more.
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January 27, 2010
- A suicide car bomber struck a barrier outside a U.S. base in Kabul on Tuesday, wounding six Afghans and eight American troops hours after gunmen killed four policemen in southern Afghanistan. The car bombing was the latest attack to hit Kabul, coming just over a week after a team of Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers staged an assault that paralyzed the city and left 12 people dead. The violence has underscored fears that militants would try to stage attacks ahead of a key international conference on Afghanistan to be held Thursday in London.
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July 1, 2009
Car bomb kills at least 27 in crowded Iraq market BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in a crowded outdoor market in the northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, police said, a deadly reminder of the challenges facing the Iraqi government even as it celebrated the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from cities. The bombing marred what had otherwise been a festive day as Iraqis commemorated the newly declared National Sovereignty Day. It also came hours after four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat Monday in Baghdad.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Johannesburg Bureau of The Sun | April 25, 1994
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A powerful car bomb rocked downtown Johannesburg yesterday, killing nine people and marring the last day of campaigning for South Africa's first nonracial election.Police said the 10 a.m. blast was caused by nearly 200 pounds of explosives that were either in, or under, a white Audi that practically disappeared in the explosion -- the worst bombing in Johannesburg history. Almost 100 people were injured, at least five of them critically.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on white right-wing extremists, considered the most dangerous of the fringe groups that continue to reject the electoral process.
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By Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Zavis,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 23, 2007
Baghdad -- A car bomb ripped through a crowded market in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood yesterday, killing 25 people, injuring 60 and dealing another blow to U.S. and Iraqi efforts to quash sectarian bloodshed in the Iraqi capital. The victims were among 75 people reported killed yesterday, including 33 apparent victims of sectarian death squads whose unidentified bodies were recovered in Baghdad. Iraqi legislators, meanwhile, missed a deadline to propose constitutional revisions promised to the embittered Sunni Arab minority leading the insurgency against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated government and U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
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By Tribune Newspapers | May 28, 2009
LAHORE, Pakistan - -An explosives-laden van rammed a steel gate outside buildings for Pakistan's top police and intelligence officials in the country's second-largest city Wednesday, killing 30 and injuring more than 250 people. It was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan this year. And it succeeded at again unsettling a nation that had begun to feel a renewed sense of confidence as Pakistani troops continued retaking parts of the country's northwest that had fallen into Taliban hands.
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By Ziad Haidar and Borzou Daragahi and Ziad Haidar and Borzou Daragahi,Los Angeles Times | September 28, 2008
DAMASCUS, Syria - Mystery surrounded a powerful car bomb explosion yesterday that ripped through a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Damascus, killing at least 17 people and injuring 14 others in the deadliest terrorist attack in Syria in more than two decades. Official Syrian television channels broadcast footage of the blast's aftermath, including a crushed car and the mangled facade of an apartment block with windows blown out. One witness told Syrian television that the bomb was packed into a sedan.
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