Applied Knowledge

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

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