April 10, 1988 |
An explosion occurred in a police parking lot in Kuwait City on Saturday, but caused no casualties and little damage, police said.
June 26, 2000 |
An early-morning explosion at the largest of Kuwait's three oil refineries killed four workers, injured 49 and seriously damaged the facility, authorities said. The blast was caused by a gas leak, but it was unclear what had ignited the escaping gas, said the Mina Al Ahmadi refinery's operations manager, Hamza Bakhash. The fire was under control by midmorning, he said.
July 1, 1987 |
A leaking gas cylinder exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound here Tuesday and started a small fire, an embassy officer said, adding that the incident was not linked to sabotage or terrorism. The officer said there was no damage to the building or casualties. He said the cylinder blew up when construction workers were loading acetylene onto a truck, setting two other cylinders ablaze.
July 12, 1991 |
An explosion Thursday ripped through a U.S. ammunition depot in Kuwait, showering soldiers with shells and shrapnel and engulfing vehicles in flames. At least 50 U.S. troops and six British troops were injured, officials said. "It was raining metal," said Specialist Mark Alexander, 23, a firefighter from Norwich, Conn.. The chain-reaction blasts at the Blackhorse Camp in Doha apparently began with an electrical fire on a truck carrying howitzer shells, military officials said. The U.S.
July 11, 1985 |
Two explosions rocked Kuwait today, killing at least five people and wounding nine, the Kuwait news agency said. No further details were immediately available. In late 1983 a series of bombs went off in Kuwait aimed at U.S. and other targets, and 17 Shia extremists were arrested for those attacks. Freedom for the 17 has been a demand of Shia militants in Lebanon who hold seven Americans captive.
June 20, 1986 |
Firefighters early Thursday extinguished the last of three fires caused by four simultaneous explosions in Kuwait's southern oil fields, the Kuwaiti news agency said. The news agency quoted a fire brigade official as saying that the last blaze at the crude pipeline areas that supply the southern and northern oil tank field in the Al Ahmadi area, 48 miles south of the capital, was put out at 1:15 a.m.