Applied Knowledge

Twin Blasts in Aleppo University Kills 82

Date of Occurrence: January 16 2013 Location: Aleppo, Syria Event: Bombing Fatalities: 82 (as of January 16, 2013) Injuries/Displaced: 160+ (as of January 16, 2013)

Summary:

The first day of exams in the University of Aleppo had to be moved due to two explosions.  The blasts which killed 82 and critically wounding at least 160 happened in close proximity to the university dormitories and the architecture building. The victims were mostly students and civilians who were being housed in the university.   No cause is known and no direct party has confirmed responsibility over the incident.

Sources:

News.com                   http://stne.co/VZMomR
Financial Times           http://stne.co/Wc8sbu
Guardian                     http://stne.co/WIOgwN

Five Dead in Car Bomb Attack in Kapisa

Date of Occurrence: January 25, 2013 Location: Kapisa, Afghanistan Event: Car Bomb Attack Fatalities: 5 (as of January 25, 2013) Injuries/Displaced: 15 (as of January 25, 2013)

Summary:

The Taliban was behind a car bomb attack in Kapisa, Afghanistan on Friday morning in which five people died. The attack was aimed at a NATO convoy but did not harm any members from NATO.

Sources:

CNN   http://stne.co/UpuQQF
Eastangliandivision     http://stne.co/WTYUlO
BBC    http://stne.co/V2ToOH

Death Toll in Mozambique Flood Still Expected to Rise

Date of Occurrence: January 25, 2013 Location: Mozambique Event: Flood Fatalities: 12 (as of January 25, 2013) Injuries/Displaced: 70, 000 (as of January 25, 2013)

Summary:

On Thursday, the death toll from flooding in Mozambique has risen to 12 and is expected to increase in the coming days.  The flood continues to affect a  majority of southern Mozambique, where the electricity has been shut down.  70,000 people were forced to evacuate from their shelters and seek temporary refuge in different evacuation centers.  The heavy rains are expected to last until Tuesday of next week.

Sources:

IOL News       http://stne.co/UpzsX8
SABC                http://stne.co/W69yIf
All Africa       http://stne.co/Tw00YP