Applied Knowledge

Suicide Car Bomb Targets Army Checkpoint in Anbar

Date of Occurrence: March 13, 2014 Location: Rawah, Iraq Event: Car Bomb Fatalities: 4 Injuries/Displaced: unknown

A suicide bomber rammed his car into a checkpoint on a bridge before detonating a car bomb in the town of Rawah, Iraq (175 miles north of Baghdad).  This is just the latest attack in clashes between government security forces and Sunni tribal militia since that has been ongoing since last December.

Source:

U-T San Diego

Suicide Bomber Attack Foiled in Kandahar

Date of Occurrence: March 12, 2014 Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bomber Foiled Fatalities: 1 Injuries/Displaced:

A suicide bomber was killed before he could attack the Indian consulate in Kandahar. The bomber was able to gain gain entry to a street that housed Indian and Iranian consulates. Security forces killed the intruder before the suicide vest could be detonated.

Source:
NDTV

East Harlem Building Collapse

Date of Occurrence: March 12, 2014 Location: Harlem, NY Event: Explosion and Building Collapse Fatalities: 7 Injuries/Displaced: 60

Firefighters responded to a building collapse @Park Avenue and 116th Street in NYC.  It was reported at 9:30 am March 11.  116th Street closed from 5th to Lexington Avenue.  At least 11 injuries were reported.  Metro-North Railroad has been suspended.

Firefighters respond to collapsed building. ( NEW YORK DAILY NEW)

March 13 2014

The Harlem gas leak explosion has now caused at least  7 deaths and has destroyed 2 buildings and caused heavy impact on surrounding buildings.  A 5-alarm fire ensued after the explosion and subsequent building collapse.  Recovery efforts are currently underway.

The two buildings that were destroyed housed a Spanish Christian Church and a piano repair store.

Sources:

NY Daily News

NYT

WSJ

USA Today