QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1499 times:
There was an explosion in Doha, felt my windows shake 30 minutes ago. It is reported to be at the teachers apartment blocks at DESS (Doha English Speaking School)
EDIT: This is a school about 10KMS from my house, and it is an elementry school. This is not good for Qatar, a country that has never seen anything like this before. The only thing remotley close was the killing of a Chechneyan leader here, who was taking political assylum. The apartment block is part of the school.
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
Now I heard its in Doha Players, a theatre near DESS. I am hearing lots of different stories here, nothing apparent yet, but DESS and Doha Players are close to each other. I will tell you guys if I hear anything new.
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
There are absolutley no terrorist groups in Qatar, which is why I am so surprised. I have no clue who would want this, but their motive is quite obvious, and that is that they want to scare of Westerners from Qatar. Apparantly its a car bomb.
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
Well, I can tell you one thing: Everyone here is in shock. An English teacher from my friend's school has been confirmed dead, and it is something we have not seen here before.
The American Embassy has issued orders that the ASD (American School of Doha) should remain closed tomorrow, and they just called us to inform us (my two sisters are students there). My school has not said anything although I am not going, so is everyone else I have talked to.
Well, it seems what happened was that the explosion took place at the Doha Players theatre, where a Shakespeare play was being performed for Easter. The auditarioum had around 75 people in it AFAIK, with many Arabs and Westerners present. The bomb was felt almost everywhere in Qatar; I actually felt my window shake, and a guy I know eating at a nearby McDonalds said that the windows all came crashing down. The official numbers seem to be 1 dead and 12 injured, with only 3 remaining in hospital. I believe that this is downsized, but who knows? Some sources reported 50 injured, some as low as 4.
Things will probably be clearer tommorow, as today it is mostly nothing but speculation and rumors being thrown around.
Let me rephrase that: there is no local active terrorist groups, i.e. Qatar does not have any raging extremists screaming about wanting to see America die like in Saudi. We have never had anything like this, and by that statement I meant that the group that carried this out is probably from outside Qatar.
The car that was used for the bombing has been identified as being owned by an Egyptian. Apparantly, the man left home yesterday morning and never came back. Strange stuff...
Quoting Airlinerfreak (Reply 8): Wo that really sucks, hopefully your two sisters are fine. Keep us updated.
My sisters had nothing to do with the play, they were both safe at home at the time of the bomb (thank God). All I was saying was that their school, the American School of Doha, was closed today, as was our school and all other British schools here in Doha. We are not sure how long our school will be closed for, as all the school has said was "until further notice".
Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1245 times:
Quoting QR332 (Reply 13): Quoting L-188 (Reply 11):
You know there was a time that everybody thought terrorists couldn't make it over the pond either.
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Who are you trying to kid with that statement?
I can also vouch that there are not radical extremist groups in the most parts of Jordan. You really find them to the east in Iran or you find them to the south hiding inside of Israel waiting to attack Israel. Yet it's the fact where you are is what makes you so open to attack if you live in Jordan even if you don't have any extremist groups in your country or city,
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Quoting Airlinerfreak (Reply 15): I can also vouch that there are not radical extremist groups in the most parts of Jordan. You really find them to the east in Iran or you find them to the south hiding inside of Israel waiting to attack Israel. Yet it's the fact where you are is what makes you so open to attack if you live in Jordan even if you don't have any extremist groups in your country or city,
I live in Qatar, not Jordan. He was referring to Qatar.