(BRISTOL, U.K) Avon & Somerset Police Report: Shortly after 2am on the morning (Thurs 8 April), we received a call reporting an explosion at a residential property in the St Nicholas Road area #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.10: Road closures have been put in place in St Nicholas Road and at its junction with Grosvenor Road. A diversion route has been set up via Ashley Road but we’d please ask people to avoid the area at this time while emergency services are at the scene:

‘Emergency services attend incident in St Paul’s investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the incident but at this early stage we are treating it as suspicious’

Posted at 10:41 on 8th April 2021:

Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in St Paul’s, Bristol: Firefighters and paramedics were also called to the scene, and gas and electric engineers have also attended.

There have been no reported injuries at this time. People in a number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5221074539.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.10: 2021:

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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) FBI Together with TBI & Police Dept Report: Concludes their findings on the explosion that took place on December 25th 2020 around 06:30hrs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.16: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have concluded a significant portion of the investigation into the explosion that occurred on December 25, 2020, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Central Time, in downtown Nashville, Tennessee:

FBI Releases Full Report on Nashville Bombing: The investigative team took diligent steps to determine the reason or reasons why Warner decided to construct and ultimately detonate his device in downtown Nashville on December 25, 2020. The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, based in Quantico, Virginia, further assisted the local investigative team in answering this question:

‘The investigation found that Anthony Quinn Warner of Antioch, Tennessee, acting alone, built and ultimately detonated the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. His actions were determined to not be related to terrorism’

Following the explosion, the FBI worked closely with our law enforcement partners on a coordinated and comprehensive investigation. After recovering more than 3,000 pounds of evidence from the blast site, combing through more than 2,500 tips, and conducting more than 250 interviews, the investigative team has reached the following conclusions.

Based on analysis of the information and evidence gathered throughout the investigation, the FBI assesses Warner’s detonation of the improvised explosive device was an intentional act in an effort to end his own life, driven in part by a totality of life stressors – including paranoia, long-held individualized beliefs adopted from several eccentric conspiracy theories, and the loss of stabilizing anchors and deteriorating interpersonal relationships.

The FBI assesses Warner specifically chose the location and timing of the bombing so that it would be impactful, while still minimizing the likelihood of causing undue injury. The FBI’s analysis did not reveal indications of a broader ideological motive to use violence to bring about social or political change, nor does it reveal indications of a specific personal grievance focused on individuals or entities in and around the location of the explosion.

It is important to note that only Warner knows the real reason why he detonated his explosive device. However, at this time, the FBI is confident, based on evidence collected, Warner’s own writings, and interviews with those who knew him best, that the above assessment is accurate.

Special Agent in Charge Douglas Korneski of the FBI Memphis Field Office stated, “The FBI would like to thank the citizens and private sector partners of Nashville, Tennessee, for their support during the response and investigation, especially those who provided tips and volunteered their time and resources. Additionally, the collaborative efforts of all local, state and federal agencies who responded to this incident, and the hundreds of hours dedicated by their men and women, were truly invaluable to this unified effort. They exemplified the tireless dedication we’ve come to expect from those who respond to these types of critical incidents.”

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 

The FBI Memphis Field Office immediately responded with personnel in Nashville arriving on scene within the hour of the explosion. Assets from multiple field offices and headquarters components were quickly deployed, along with specialized evidence collection and communications equipment. In total, 277 Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Analysts, and Professional Staff responded. This included specialty units such as the Evidence Response Team, SWAT, Bomb Technicians, Crisis Negotiation, Behavioral Analysis, and Victim Assistance.

130 personnel responded from the FBI Memphis Field Office, augmented by 147 personnel from the following FBI field offices and headquarters components:

  • FBI Field Offices: 
    • Albuquerque
    • Atlanta
    • Baltimore
    • Birmingham
    • Cincinnati
    • Cleveland
    • Dallas
    • Denver
    • Detroit
    • Indianapolis
    • Jackson
    • Knoxville
    • Little Rock
    • Louisville
    • Miami
    • New Orleans
    • Portland
    • Salt Lake City
    • San Francisco
    • St. Louis
  • FBI Headquarters: 
    • Counterterrorism Division
    • Critical Incident Response Group
    • Laboratory Division
    • Office of the General Counsel
    • Office of Public Affairs
    • Operational Technology Division
    • Victim Services Division
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee (USAO) 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) provided significant support and deployed Assistant U.S. Attorneys, intelligence and research personnel and legal support staff to the Command Center. USAO staff worked to provide legal guidance and issued legal process such as subpoenas and search warrants necessary to allow investigators to recover evidence and conduct a comprehensive investigation. USAO Public Affairs also worked with partner agencies to coordinate and manage the flow of information to the media and the community as details from the investigation emerged.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 

The National Response Team (NRT) which was comprised of 40 members including Certified Fire Investigators and Certified Explosives Specialists focused on the processing of explosives at the scene. The NRT was supported by subject matter experts from the National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) and the U.S. Bomb Data Center both located in Huntsville, Alabama. Due to the extent of the scene the ATF mobile command vehicle was on site to provide additional support both from the communications as well as analytical perspectives. Additional ATF resources included explosives canines, representatives to ESF-13 and ESF-15 as well as the behavioral analysis unit. ATF public and governmental affairs consistently worked with the partnering agencies focusing on the media and congressional inquiries. Finally, the ATF Nashville Field Division had over 60 personnel both onsite and offsite working this incident.

  • National Response Team mobile truck
  • Explosives Canine Teams: 2
  • Mobile Command Vehicle with personnel
  • Support and Subject Matter Experts (SME) from the National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR)
  • Analytical and intelligence support from the United States Bomb Data Center
  • ATF representative to the Behavior Analysis Unit (BAU)
  • Analytical and intelligence support from the Nashville Intelligence unit
  • Public and governmental affairs resources both onsite and from ATF HQ level
  • ATF representative from ESF-13 Law Enforcement
  • ATF representative from ESF-15 Communications
  • Nashville Field Division: Approximately 60 personnel both onsite and offsite

Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) 

Six MNPD personnel from the Central Precinct, a sergeant and five officers, were on the scene when the RV exploded at 6:30 a.m. on December 25, 2020. The response from the MNPD grew exponentially in the minutes and hours following the blast. Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) officers, who were en route to 2nd Avenue prior to the explosion, started to lockdown the inner perimeter surrounding the actual blast site. All 10 HDU officers responded to the scene and began coordinating initial sweeps of the downtown area looking for any secondary devices with assistance from explosive detection canine teams from the MNPD & Tennessee Highway Patrol. Additional police personnel were requested to expand the perimeter to the interstate with assistance from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Tennessee Task Force 2 Urban Search & Rescue personnel from the Metropolitan Police & Fire Departments responded to assist any persons trapped by the explosion (thankfully, no one was found). Specialized Investigations Division personnel began work at intelligence gathering to determine if the bombing was part of a larger criminal act.

  • The response command structure was divided into 6 elements on Christmas morning, with resources assigned to each:
    • Overall Command (based at Nissan Stadium)
    • Unified Command (based at the Emergency Operations Center)
    • Staging & Logistics Branch
    • Traffic Branch
    • Special Operations Division/Urban Search & Rescue Branch
    • Security Branch
  • Thirty-two (32) traffic posts were established to secure the area. As days passed, the number of traffic posts declined as the perimeter shrank and businesses were allowed to reopen.
  • More than 500 MNPD personnel were part of the response to this incident between December 25 and December 29, 2020.

Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) 

Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Matt Perry immediately called the department into action once notified of the bombing and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security sent a rotation of troopers and agents to assist with the investigation and security of Nashville after the bombing.

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers staffed perimeters, intersections, flew aviation details and cleared downtown buildings with EOD K-9s.
  • The THP’s Criminal Investigation Division worked with local, state and federal agencies to help identify a 17-digit number from parts and pieces of the bombed vehicle. That 17-digit number was used to build and identify a vehicle identification number (VIN) with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
  • The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security had agents that responded to the command post and coordinated with multiple local, state and federal partners along with the Tennessee Fusion Center during the investigation.
  • 43 Troopers worked 658.5 hours on the Nashville Explosion.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) 

In support of the FBI-led effort, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation provided key technical support and expertise in the aftermath of the Nashville bombing. In total, TBI personnel provided 680 hours of work to this investigation, across several divisions:

  • 12 TBI Special Agent/Forensic Scientists, assigned to a variety of disciplines, provided a combined 64 hours of work to support efforts to identify and document evidence in the case, including identification of the suspect’s vehicle, specialized photography, fiber analysis, and the DNA process and review that resulted in the confirmation of the suspect’s identity.
  • 13 TBI Special Agents, assigned to the TBI’s Criminal Investigation Division, provided investigative support in the aftermath of the bombing, conducted interviews, vetted leads, and gathered and reviewed preliminary video footage of the incident.
  • Intelligence Analysts and Special Agents from TBI’s Criminal Intelligence Unit and its Technical Services Unit, assigned to either the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and Joint CyberCrime Task Force, provided direct support to the investigation, vetted cyber leads and secured and reviewed digital evidence, including relevant cell phone records.
  • In the immediate aftermath, Agents assigned to TBI’s Aviation Unit deployed to use the Bureau’s aircraft and drones to assist in documenting the bombing site, blast radius, and search for potential victims.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Mar.16: 2021:

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BAGHDAD, Iraq. Third car #bombing has #killed at least 48 and injured many more Iraqi state TV reports; #Daesh claims responsibility as people flee in terror – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Feb.16: The #explosion occurred Thursday in the Hayy al-Shurtathey area of the city RT news reported
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It’s understood that the bomb went off in a parked vehicle near a used car dealership in the southern part of the Iraqi capital.

The terrorist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing through its news agency Amaq.

It’s the third explosion to hit Baghdad this week after a suicide bomber in a truck detonated a device in a northern Shiite neighbourhood of the city, reported Al Jazeera. At least nine people were killed and scores injured in that incident.

As part of the deadly spate of attacks on the city, explosives hidden inside a vehicle in an industrial part of southern Baghdad claimed the lives of four people on Tuesday, according to AFP.

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AFGHANISTAN: At least 5 people were #killed and 27 others were wounded in a series of #explosions in Jalalabad city targeting a top security official who was #killed in the attack – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: Five killed, 27 wounded in three back to back explosions in Jalalabad city // Khaama Press (KP) image

At least 5 people were #killed and 27 others were wounded in a series of #explosions in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

Provincial government officials said the incident took place today in the 2nd police district of the city targeting a top security official who was killed in the attack.

The officials further added that the target of the #explosion was the chief of the detention center of the provincial jail who was #killed along with his son in the attack.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said the second blast took place targeted the convoy of the security forces as they were on their way to the blast site.

Khogyani further added that the third blast took place in the same area where the first blast took place as the security forces had gathered and cordoned off the area.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the back to back explosions so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively peaceful provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups including the #Taliban insurgents and loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

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LONDON: Counter-Terrorist #Police launch investigation after Controlled #Explosion carried out on device as underground station remains closed – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: This is an update on the Just In report LONDON: Anti-Terrorist #Police conducting a search and controlled #explosion as transit officials warns of ‘severe delays’ on entire Jubilee Line due to security alert; tickets will be accepted on local buses, ongoing situation – @AceNewsServices // Ace News Services

UK police launch terrorism investigation after London Tube incident

British police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious item found on a London underground station on Thursday, and said counter-terrorism had launched an investigation into the incident.

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LONDON: Anti-Terrorist #Police conducting a search and controlled #explosion as transit officials warns of ‘severe delays’ on entire Jubilee Line due to security alert; tickets will be accepted on local buses, ongoing situation – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: UK Metropolitan Police says counter terrorism team conducting controlled #explosion of suspicious package at North Greenwich station in London – http://bit.ly/2eKqgyV

UK’s Metropolitan Police says North Greenwich Underground Station in London remains closed due to suspicious item investigation; asks public to call in tips
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TURKEY: #Explosion has occurred in the Beşyüzevler district of the southeastern province of Gazian tep Doğan News Agency just reported – Hurriyet Daily News – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.16: Explosion occurs in Turkey’s southeast

An #explosion occurred in the Beşyüzevler district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Oct. 16, Doğan News Agency has reported…..

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BRUSSELS: Belgium media reports #bomb has gone off outside criminology institute; no casualties reported believed it was to destroy forensic evidence – BBC News – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Aug.29: Belgian media reports #bomb has gone off outside Brussels criminology institute; no casualties reported – BBC News

Officials say large fire at Brussels crime laboratories was probably started to destroy forensic evidence – BBC News

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‘ TWO FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL AT LEAST THIRTY PEOPLE IN BUSY MARKET ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – Nov.25 – At least 30 people were killed after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a market in Nigeria’s north eastern city of Maiduguri, AP said, citing witnesses and a security official.

' 2 female suicide bombers kill at least 30 in Nigeria market '

‘ 2 female suicide bombers kill at least 30 in Nigeria market ‘

The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, according to Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno state coordinator of the Civilian-Joint Task Force.

The first set off her explosives and killed about three women, said Kalli.

The second bomber blew herself up when others gathered at the scene.

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KABUL: ‘ EXPLOSION SHAKES HOUSES & AFGHAN SOLDIERS TARGETED ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov.25 – A powerful explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul on Tuesday, Reuters said.

No casualties were reported in the second such incident in the Afghan capital in a single day.

Police have yet to determine the causes, spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said.

Earlier on Tuesday, seven Afghan soldiers were wounded when their bus was targeted by a remote-controlled-bomb on the outskirts of the capital, the Defence Ministry said.

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LONDON: ‘ SUSPECTED GAS EXPLOSION IN HOTEL INJURES 14 PEOPLE ‘

#AceWorldNews – LONDON – Nov.22 – An explosion last night at the five-star Hyatt Regency Churchill hotel on Portman Square in the Marylebone area of London has left 14 people hospitalized.

' Gas explosion rocks central London hotel, 14 injured '

‘ Gas explosion rocks central London hotel, 14 injured ‘

The blast, which authorities say occurred in the basement of the hotel, caused part of the structure to collapse.

Five hundred people were evacuated from the building and all guests and staff have been accounted for, Sky News reported.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At about 11.40pm we were called to a suspected gas explosion at Portman Square. Officers are in attendance alongside the fire brigade and ambulance service.

A small number of injured parties are being treated.Structural engineers are on the site to determine the full extent of the damage.

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NIGERIA: ‘ SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATES EXPLOSION AT SCHOOL DRESSED IN SCHOOL UNIFORM – REPORTS ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA – Nov.10 – Several dozen students were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosion at a school in north-east Nigeria, according to media reports.

The Associated Press reported the bomber was disguised in a school uniform.

The suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Monday in north-east Nigeria, AFP said.“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber” when students gathered for morning assembly at their school in Potiskum, Yobe state, according to national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu.

However, the Associated Press said soldiers who rushed to the scene were chased away by a crowd throwing stones and shouting that they are angry at the military’s inability to halt a 5-year-old insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

The attack so far has nobody claiming responsibility but was likely carried out by Islamist extremists from the Boko Haram group, he added, who have been more active lately. 

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GAZA: ‘ TEN EXPLOSIONS ROCK THE HOMES OF FATAH MOVEMENT ‘

#AceWorldNews – GAZA – Nov.07 – At least 10 explosions which struck in the space of a few hours before 04:30 GMT hit houses and cars belonging to members of the Fatah movement in Gaza on Friday, AFP said.

'At least 10 blasts hit Fatah houses, cars in Gaza '

‘At least 10 blasts hit Fatah houses, cars in Gaza ‘

There were no immediate reports of any casualties from the blasts.

They were condemned by both Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah and its Islamist rival Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip.

The stage for commemorations of next week’s 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader and Fatah founder Yasser Arafat was also targeted in the blasts.

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NIGERIA: ‘ SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATES EXPLOSIVE DEVICE KILLING 23 SHIITE MUSLIMS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – November 03 – At least 23 people have been killed in north east Nigeria, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, during a procession of Shiite Muslims.

' Suicide blast kills 23 during Nigerian Shi'ite ceremony: witnesses '

‘ Suicide blast kills 23 during Nigerian Shi’ite ceremony: witnesses ‘

The militant set off the bomb in the market town of Potiskum in Yobe state, which is in the heartland of an insurgency by Boko Haram rebels, which was reported by Reuters.

“I heard a very heavy explosion as if it happened in my room. It took place just 200 meters from my house,” said a witness.

Another person carrying an explosive that did not go off was also arrested, he added.

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‘Huge Explosion Rocked Kosovo’s Main Power Plant’

#AceWorldNews – PRISTINA – June 06  – A huge explosion rocked Kosovo’s main power plant Friday, killing at least three people and injuring more than a dozen, AP reported, citing a government official.

The blast might have been caused during a botched replacement of hydrogen canisters used for cooling generators.

The powerful explosion was heard in the nearby capital, Pristina, and a black plume of smoke could be seen rising from the coal-fired plant.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

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Turkish Mine Explosion Leaves Scores Dead


A miner is helped by friends after the explosion at a mine in western Turkey.

At least 70 miners have been killed in an underground explosion and fire in western Turkey. More than 200 others remain trapped in shafts and tunnels up to 4km (2.5 miles) from the nearest exit following the blast at a mine in the eastern town of Soma. The accident happened when a power distribution unit exploded, according to an official. Nurettin Akcul, head of the Turkish Mineworkers’ Union, said the blast was around 2km (1.2 miles) below the ground.


At least four miners are thought to have been killed in the blast

It is thought the explosion happened during a change of shifts, leading to confusion over the exact number of workers still inside. Television footage showed people cheering and applauding as at least 11 trapped miners, many of them coughing and covered in dust, were pulled out. Fresh air is being pumped into the mine to help stranded workers who may be struggling to breathe. In a statement, the mine’s owners, Soma Komur, described the explosion as a “tragic accident” which happened “despite maximum safety measures and inspections”.

According to Turkey’s ministry of labour, the complex was last inspected on March 17 and was found to be compliant with safety regulations. Mining accidents are not unheard of in Turkey, where workers sometimes endure poor safety conditions. The country’s worst mining disaster was in 1992, when a gas explosion killed 270 workers near the Black Sea port of Zonguldak.

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` Seven Coal Miners in `Donetsk ‘ are Killed in Blast from Explosives Due to Neglect of Basic Safety Rules ‘

#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – April 11 – Seven people were killed as a result of an explosion that occurred at the Skochinsky coal mine in Ukraine’s Donetsk. The press service of Donetsk Oblast department of the state emergencies service reported this on Friday.

“Seven people have died today. The explosion happened early in the morning,” the service’s spokesperson said.

According to preliminary reports, the explosion occurred because of methane outburst during drilling operations.

The Skochinsky coal mine is located straight in Donetsk and forms part of Donetsk Coal Power Company.

Reports that the “Neglect of basic safety rules” had caused the death of seven miners in Donetsk, as people should have been within a radius of more than 1 km, but they turned out to be directly in the blasting radius.

An Investigation is under-way, and its results will be followed by strict measures.

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#France : `Explosion at a factory site for the production of chocolate for A l’Etoile d’Or’

#AceWorldNews says that five people have been injured – with one, sustaining a serious injury and four suffering milder wounds – in an explosion at a factory site for the production of chocolate for A l’Etoile d’Or.

Those who are wounded are all workers, French official Pauline Véron told AFP. The explosion happened in the basement of the building where new gas supply pipes were being fitted, with a source close to the explosion observing that this “could” have been the cause, “but nothing is certain.

The blast destroyed shop windows and scattered glass across the street, eyewitnesses report.

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said in a statement he had sent his “thoughts” to the explosion’s victims.

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#Kiev : ” Blast Confirmed at `Trade Union HQ’ Seized by the Opposition”

#AceBreakingNews says a blast confirmed at `Trade Union HQ’ seized by opposition in Kiev, one injured
The Ukraine’s Interior Ministry confirmed on Thursday that a blast happened at the Trade Union Headquarters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

The victim was hospitalized in serious condition. His identity has not been established, Itar-Tass said. The man was wounded in an explosion after he allegedly opened a suspicious box at the Trade Union House, seized earlier by opposition forces.

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#Libya : Six Children Killed by Explosive Device Thrown over Wall at School in Benghazi’

#AceWorldNews says a blast rocked a primary school in Libya’s second city Benghazi during playtime on Wednesday, wounding six children, AFP reported.
It was caused by an explosive device thrown over the exterior wall of the school as the children were playing, according to Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital.
The injuries of the children “range between light and moderate,” she said.
A security official described the force of the explosion as “weak.” Witnesses saw an individual throw an explosive device over the school wall during recess, he said.

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