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Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:10 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3791965.stm

Breaking news.

16 injured, not dead.

[Edited 2004-06-09 19:21:27]
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Dead

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:17 am

Since I´m living in CGN I´m just watching the local news. They say the bomb contained lots of nails for antipersonal effect.

I´ll post more as the news comes in.

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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Dead

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:18 am

n-tv.de reports 17 are injured. Let´s hope no one got killed. A bomb filled with nails...  Pissed
 
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Dead

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:22 am

Acc. to eyewitnesses rescue vehicles got stuck in rush hour traffic. (NTV)


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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:24 am

Difficult to think who it could have been - there's the obvious Al-Q of course, but in a Turkish neighbourhood ? Could be extremists from the other end of the spectrum...
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:32 am

Acc. to NTV news the bomb exploded inside a barber´s shop. They say that they currently investigate in all direction and don´t exclude an organised crime or simply business rivalty background.

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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:05 am

i was like 500m from where it happened. was at a friends place with loud music on and on the side of the building pointing away from where it happened so we didnt really notice anything untill there were dozens of police and ambulance on the road rushing there. the closest police station is right across the street of where we were and it was when we wondered what happened, we thought of a bank robbery or something with hostages at first.

i think that there are two options for what happened:

- rivalizing money laundry gangs
- premature detonation of a "terrorist ied"

as always, time will tell
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:38 am


Not directly connected to this case:
Interesting thing is that a week ago the German news magazine "Der Spiegel" published an article about moderate Muslims, who openly critizised terrorist attacks and who spoke in favour of seperation of religion and government are being insulted as traitors through hate mail and threatened.


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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:01 am

I guess Zak's going to be right in the end.
Things like this have happened before.
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:07 am

Latest news is about witnesses pointing to a feud between two rivaling shop owners.

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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:10 am

The brave freedom fighters have opened another front in the war on Western Imperialism. In a brave move, they're trying to free the minds of their fellow Muslims by exposing the sham that is Western "democracy." Soon, nobody will have to live in fear of Western imperialism ever again and all will be free from terror!

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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:36 am

If it wheren't for the reported nails, the I would suggest that everybody hold their horses and wait to find out if it just wasn't a 60 year old 500 pounder that finallly decided to let go.

Colone wasn't exactly spared bombing in WWII you know. Occasionally they are still digging up duds.

When I was over there I seem to remember an apartment building getting leveled by a construction crew next door hitting one.
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:08 pm

What happening in Germany today? Is that no one of killed either.
 
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RE: Explosion In Germany - 16 Injured

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:24 pm

L-188,

What you are talking about happened in Berlin. A construction crew was drilling 2" dia. holes to be filled with concrete as fundations for a new building. They apparently hit the fuse of an American 1000lbs dud bomb (reconstructed from fragments, I knew the guys of the Berlin Police bomb squad back then, we often worked with them when I was still bdoing blasting work in the Civil Defense). The resulting explosion killed 3 construction workers, injuring several others. The neighbouring house (a five story brownstone) got badly damaged (foundations dislodged, roof blown off), while all window panes within 500 meters radius got shattered.
This reinforced the notion that a law in Berlin and Brandenburg requiring every building site to be searched by an unexploded ordnance team with metal detectors wasn´t that bad. (THere was another explosion back in the 70´s when a (British, if I remember correctly) long time fuse bomb decided to go of under a suburban road 50 years after it was dropped. Fortunately it happened very early on a sunday morning and nobody got seriously hurt.
Actualy, during my college days I´ve been working for a month for an ammo disposal company as a digger (Firma Halter GmbH). At this time we did a systematic search of the Tiergarten park in Berlin (a bit like Central Park in NYC) and found a lot of ammo, both dud and just dumped at the German surrender.

This bomb in CGN now was definitely an attack, not a WW2 leftover, acc. to the latest news it was attached to a bicycle outside a shop. Police are still investigating if it was criminal or political background.

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