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Two Dead after Northern Illinois Pipeline Explosion

Two people were killed and two others were injured after a natural gas pipeline exploded on a farm near the northern Illinois town of Nachusa on December 5, 2017. The victims were a 59-years-old father and his 30-year-old son. Authorities say the two accidentally hit a gas pipeline in an attempt to free a stuck tractor. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the explosion.

Chicago Tribune

U.S. News & World Report

NBC Chicago

Pipe Bomb Explosion at Port Authority in New York City

A pipe bomb exploded underground in the Port Authority subway station connecting with the Times Square terminal injuring four people in New York City at 7:20 a.m. on December 11, 2017. No one was killed from the blast. The police have the suspect, Akayed Ullah, in custody. The attacker was reportedly wearing an improvised explosive device attached to his body. Police also say the device may have detonated prematurely. Authorities confirm the incident as a terror attack and are investigating it further.


The New York Times


At least 13 Killed in Double Bombing in Nigeria

At least 13 people were killed and 47 were injured after two suicide bombers targeted a market in northeast Nigeria on December 2, 2017. The incidents took place in the town of Biu, Nigeria 115 miles south of Maiduguri. One bomber detonated herself waiting in line for food distribution from a non-governmental organization. The explosions also damaged nearby cars and destroyed market stands. Officials suspect the Boko Haram are responsible for the attacks.

CBS News

The Guardian

Hurriyet Daily News

Voice of America