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July 15, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
A 19-year-old Army private was charged Thursday with trying to board a Los Angeles-bound commercial flight with a small amount of explosive material he had taken from a training session. Federal authorities said there were no indications of terrorism. Pfc. Christopher Wey told investigators he found the half-ounce of the explosive C4 after being terminated from a training course at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, court records said. No information was released about the cause of his termination.
September 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A vehicle carrying explosives blew up and killed about 100 people in the suburbs of Urumqi, capital of western China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the New China News Agency reported. Quoting sources at the Ministry of Public Security in Urumqi, the news agency said a number of people were injured. The explosives had been intended for disposal, the sources said.
October 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. Defense Department worker who handles explosives at Ft. Ord was accused of hoarding them at his home, a law enforcement official said. Responding to a domestic violence call, authorities found a cache of explosive materials -- rocket-launcher tubes, flash and smoke grenades and detonating cord -- Oct. 6 in sheds outside the home of Jeffrey Dean Trebler, 38. Trebler told investigators his job was to accept explosives from members of the public and then destroy them.
December 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The military court in Amman, Jordan's capital, sentenced 11 Muslim militants to prison terms of up to 15 years for possessing explosives, rejecting charges that they conspired to attack American targets. Two defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence. The prosecution had charged the 13 men with targeting the U.S. Embassy and Jordanian military bases near the eastern border with Iraq.
June 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Greek special forces seized a cargo ship bound for Tunisia after discovering 680 tons of explosives in its hold, government officials and shipping sources said. A police spokesman said the ship was carrying ammonia dynamite, an explosive widely used in mining, as well as detonators and fuses. "Now we need to check if the cargo is legal or if it was bound for any terrorism group," a merchant marine official said. Tunisia has a significant mining industry.
July 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Police removed seven packets of plastic explosives from a huge statue of Czar Peter the Great in Moscow. A radical leftist group claimed responsibility for the devices, saying they had been planted to protest plans to bury Bolshevik leader V. I. Lenin. Lenin's embalmed body in its mausoleum in Red Square has been at the center of heated public debate since President Boris N. Yeltsin's call for a national referendum on whether to bury it.
July 31, 1991 | MIKE WARD and HOWARD BLUME
Authorities seized a record cache of military-style explosives, as well as illegal weapons and an assortment of booby traps, at a former chicken ranch in Pomona, law enforcement officials disclosed Tuesday. Sheriff's Sgt. Howard Rechtschaffen said four people were arrested and five pounds of C-4, an explosive used by the military for demolition, were confiscated. It was the largest seizure of C-4 explosives ever made by the Sheriff's Department.
March 8, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A police sting operation targeting an alleged explosives dealer resulted in four arrests this week and the confiscation of four illegal firearms and about 6 ounces of methamphetamine, authorities said Friday. Undercover officers arranged to buy five sticks of dynamite and a quantity of methamphetamine from Lance Fritz, 26, of Costa Mesa at a motel on Newport Boulevard near 19th Street, Police Lt. Ron Smith said.
December 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
A bag containing explosives and bomb-making materials was found outside a ranch where President Alvaro Uribe was staying, a presidential spokesman said Saturday. The military-grade C4 explosives, detonator cords and other bomb-making materials were found Friday night after a neighbor reported a suspicious bag on a road near the president's family ranch near Monteria, 310 miles northwest of Bogota, the spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Uribe is a close U.S.
February 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Saudi Arabia said it had confirmed information that a car owned by a wanted militant had been packed with "explosives to be used in a criminal act" in the capital, Riyadh. An Interior Ministry statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, gave a description of the car and asked the public to inform authorities if they had any information on the vehicle. It said the vehicle was a gray 1991 GMC Suburban with tinted windows. Saudi Arabia is battling violence blamed on Al Qaeda supporters.
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