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50 Dead from Bomb and Mortar Attacks in Syria

Date of Occurrence: April 29, 2014 Location: Homs & Damascus Syria Event: Car Bombing, Mortar Attacks Fatalities: 48 Injuries/Displaced: 135

A bomb blast in Homs, Syria near a busy intersection killed 36 people on Tuesday and wounded 85 others, most of which were civilians. It is the latest attack against civilians in this city which is a key location in the Syrian conflict.   In Damascus, 12 people were killed from mortar rounds and an additional 50 were injured, marking it the deadliest mortar attack since 2011. Over 150,000 have died and another 2.5 million have left the country do to the Syrian conflict

 

Source:

VOA News 

LA Times

Fox News

 

Shooting at FedEx Facility Leaves 6 Wounded in Atlanta

Date of Occurrence: April 29, 2014 Location: Atlanta Georgia Event: Shooting Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 6

 

At a FedEx facility in Atlanta, a baggage handler shot 6 employees at 5:45 am before killing himself.  He was armed with a shotgun and a pistol and reportedly went through normal security checks upon arrival at the facility.

Source:

New York Times

USA Today

Fifty Killed as Security Forces Vote in Election

Date of Occurrence: April 28, 2014 Location: Iraq Event: Multiple suicide bombings Fatalities: 50 Injuries/Displaced: Over 50

Over 50 people have died as multiple suicide bombings have taken place across the country as over 1,000,000 members of Iraq’s security forces are eligible to begin voting.  Attackers wore police uniforms and struck at polling centers in and around Baghdad.  The deadliest attack occurred in Khanaqin where over 30 people were killed and over 50 people wounded.

 

Sources:

Voice of America News

World Bulletin