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July 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A homemade bomb exploded amid a crowd that included Belarus' authoritarian president, wounding more than 50 people at an all-night holiday concert, officials said. The blast was unusual in the tightly controlled former Soviet republic, where President Alexander Lukashenko suppresses dissent and public violence is rare. Officials blamed unspecified "hooligans" for the bombing. The president was not wounded, and it was unclear whether he was the target of the attack. There were no reported claims of responsibility.
April 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Navy went on the radio with the first in a series of shows aimed at persuading Puerto Ricans that it needs to resume training on the outlying island of Vieques. Vieques residents are to vote Nov. 6 on whether they want to expel the Navy after a fatal bombing accident in April 1999 that touched off massive protests in the U.S. territory.
August 30, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno sympathized with the mother of Atlanta security guard Richard Jewell but did not remove him as a suspect in the bombing at the Centennial Olympic Park that killed at least one person and injured 100 others. Federal investigators, meanwhile, are studying more than 200 rolls of videotape and still photographs taken at the Atlanta park near the time of the July 27 bombing, an official said.
May 5, 2010
Take it seriously Re "Search on for bomb suspect," May 3 I am very disappointed with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who referred to the Times Square bomb incident as amateurish. If you think about it, every successful terrorist act could be described as amateurish — had those plots been foiled. It never ceases to amaze me how our leadership continues to downplay the threat of terrorism in this country. Douglas Ross Los Angeles The cross and the court Re "A ruling that crosses the line," Editorial, April 30 Your opinion on this issue is way off the mark.
October 26, 2001
I was a navigator in the 8th Air Force in World War II, and when we got to London I saw the damage from German bombs and rockets. It was evident that the bombing was counterproductive. The more bombs, the more the British resolve to fight back. I wondered why the German people let their Nazi leaders use such dumb tactics. Now I know! Our leaders are using the same Nazi tactics against Afghanistan. British reporter Jason Burke, writing to the Guardian Unlimited from Peshawar, Pakistan, has a sensible proposal: "The instinctively moderate, flexible nature of the vast majority of Afghans can be used to our advantage if we stop forcing them to take sides.
June 8, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
A tattered tent, shreds of carpet and other scorched debris were all that were left of a favored retreat of Moammar Kadafi just outside the Libyan capital, the aftermath of what appeared to be a NATO bombing run. Was the usually idyllic nature preserve a "command and control" center used by the Libyan military? Or was this an example of NATO attempting to assassinate the longtime Libyan dictator? A NATO official reached in Naples, Italy, late Wednesday emphasized that the Western alliance does not target people for killings, and the official would not confirm that North Atlantic Treaty Organization warplanes had even struck the site Tuesday.
January 3, 2011 | By Amro Hassan and Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
The New Year's Day bombing of a church in the northern coastal city of Alexandria sparked calls for calm Sunday as Egyptian security officials scrambled to find suspects and the death toll rose to 25, according to a statement issued Sunday by the nation's Coptic Orthodox Church. Dozens more were injured in the blast, which occurred just minutes into the New Year and sparked clashes Saturday in Alexandria between police and Coptic Christians. Authorities struggled to prevent any escalation of tensions between minority Christians and Muslims, who make up about 90% of the country.
January 6, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times
A bomb rocked the Syrian capital Friday, killing as many as 26 people, injuring dozens and leaving pools of blood, shards of glass and body parts in the streets, state media reported. It was the second major attack in Damascus in as many weeks, the latest grim twist in a conflict that the United Nations says has left more than 5,000 people dead since March. Terming it "a new escalation of terrorism" on the part of government opponents, the Interior Ministry vowed to strike back "with an iron fist.
April 1, 2003
Perhaps Jorg Friedrich has forgotten a few things in his account of the bombing of Germany in World War II ("Beyond Slaughter: Memories of '45," Commentary, March 28). First, it was Germany that started the bombing at the beginning of the war, when German bombers flew over England every night for months on end and bombed the major English ports and cities, among them Coventry, whose center was razed, including the great medieval cathedral, and London, whose entire East End disappeared.
October 7, 2003
Re "Israel Widens Fight, Bombs Camp in Syria," Oct. 6: Syria is a terrorist-sponsoring dictatorship that continues to threaten Mideast stability. Israel's strikes on the terrorist camps will hopefully send the correct message to the barbaric Syrian government that terrorists and their supporters ought to have nowhere to run. The childish reactions emanating out of the hate-infested Arab world and the morally deaf Western Europeans are an ominous sign,...
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