Applied Knowledge

Suicide Bombing in Wardack Province Kills 2 and Wounds 60

Date of Occurrence: 23 November 2012 Location: Wardack, Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 2 (as of Nov 23, 2012) Injuries/Displaced: 60 (as of Nov 23, 2012)

Summary:

A vehicle bomb was set off by 2 suicide bombers at 7:30am in a street in Wardack, Afghanistan killing two and wounding at least 60.  A representative from the Taliban, says they were behind the incident and that this was their reaction to the latest capital punishment of four Taliban detained in the Afghan main detention center in Kabul.

Sources:

ABC News                  http://stne.co/V16A9w
BBC News                  http://stne.co/TfLtLg
Huffington Post           http://stne.co/V16Mpc

Indonesia Shakes To A 5.5 Earthquake, No Immediate Damages Reported

Date of Occurrence: November 28, 2012 Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Event: Earthquake Fatalities: 0 (as of Nov 28, 2012) Injuries/Displaced: 0 (as of November 28, 2012)

Summary:

Eastern Indonesia was struck with a 5.5 earthquake on Wednesday, per the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was centered 35 miles under the ocean. No damages were reported and no alarms were set off for any tsunami alerts.

Sources:

CBS News                      http://stne.co/TkUWk5
ABC News                     http://stne.co/RigQsI
Ottawa Citizen              http://stne.co/10UG5mu

Double Bombings in Syria Kills At Least 34

Date of Occurrence: November 28, 2012 Location: Damascus, Syria Event: Bombing Fatalities: 34 (as of Nov 28, 2012) Injuries/Displaced: Dozens, no specific number yet

Summary:

Early morning Wednesday, 34 people were killed when two car bombs detonated in Jaramana, Damascus. Dozens were also wounded from the incident. The explosives detonated in a parking lot between two commercial buildings five minutes apart.  There have been already been numerous bombing attacks in the area for the past few months.

Sources:

Washington Post    http://stne.co/UbDnUL
NY Times                 http://stne.co/VdvX86
CNN                         http://stne.co/QLoL1O