Articles Tagged ‘bomb’

The Westbury home where al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan once lived. Foreground: Samir Khan

Slain al Qaeda Mouthpiece Samir Khan’s Westbury Roots

Samir Khan, the al Qaeda propagandist killed in U.S. airstrikes…

Central Islip Man Arrested for LIPA Bomb Threat

A Central Islip man was arrested at his home early Saturday morning for a bomb threat made toward the Long Island Power Authority, prompting police…

Bomb Derails Russian Train, Kills 26

A homemade bomb was planted on the tracks of the high-speed Moscow-to-St. Petersburg train route, causing a derailment that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more, Russian officials said Saturday as they opened a terrorism investigation.

The head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, Alexander Borotnikov, said an improvised explosive device equivalent to 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of TNT had detonated when the train passed over it Friday night about 9:30 p.m. Remains of the device were found at the site of the crash, Borotnikov said.

“Indeed, this was a terrorist attack,” the Interfax news agency cited Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for federal prosecutors, as saying. He told the ITAR-Tass news agency the bomb crater on the track was 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep.

The derailment of the upscale train, which was popular with government officials and business executives, was Russia’s deadliest terrorist strike outside the volatile North Caucasus region in years.

Glen Cove Bank Robbed, Suspect Arrested

A Bayville man was arrested Saturday in connection with a bank robbery that occurred in Glen Cove, Nassau police say. According to detectives, at 9:35…