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April 9th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 9, 2014 @ 11:58 am

At least 21 killed and 70 wounded in a bomb blast at a crowded market in Islamabad Wednesday.

http://www.voanews.com/content/bomb-kills-23-in-islamabad-market/1889337.html

 

“…the bomb was hidden in a crate of fruit and set off by remote control…”

 



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April 9th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 4:37 am

Islamabad: A bomb rips through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital on Wednesday morning, killing at least 21 & leaving dozens wounded

Terrorism

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/bomb-hits-train-car-southwest-pakistan-kills-23234193

‘……”I saw people lying there. The people were torn apart. Their body parts scattered,” said Abdul Jalil, frantically searching for his brother who works at the market. Cell phone calls to the brother were not going through “Who are these people killing innocent people? What do they get out of it? God will not forgive them.”….’



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April 5th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 5, 2014 @ 1:01 am

Harvard Report: “Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing”

Terrorism

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/programs/crisisleadership/why-was-boston-strong-initiative

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/var/ezp_site/storage/fckeditor/file/pdfs/centers-programs/programs/crisis-leadership/Harvard%20White%20Paper_Why%20Was%20Boston%20Strong_Lessons%20from%20the%20Boston%20Marathon%20Bombing.pdf

The team’s final report, Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing, was publicly released on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The report highlights a number of factors that contributed to a largely successful response and emphasizes what, exactly, made Boston Strong and resilient in the face of tragedy.

It also provides a set of recommendations for jurisdictions to consider going forward. Among other findings, the authors urge responders:

 

•    To quickly establish a cross-agency, senior strategic and policy-making level of engagement and secure command post — with dedicated space for strategic, tactical and logistical teams — that looks to both the big picture and a longer timeframe.

•    To provide responders and political leaders with more training and experience in the doctrine of incident command in complex circumstances through exercises and utilization of regular “fixed events” to develop skills.

•    To develop a more effective process to manage the inevitable self-deployment of responders who in response to crisis arrive as independent individuals rather than in organized units.

•    To critically review current training and practice on control of weapons fire, which may call for new paradigms.

•    To design and routinely establish a staffing schedule for all levels of personnel ensuring rotation and rest that are essential to sustained performance when critical events last for days.

•    To consider a legislative change to the HIPAA regulations regarding release of information to family members about the health status of patients critically injured in an attack, in order to provide them the best care possible and to cater to their wide range of needs.



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April 2nd, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 2, 2014 @ 4:45 am

Nairobi: 3 almost simultaneous explosions in part of the Kenyan capital Nairobi that is popular with Somalis.

Terrorism

http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/01/kenya-six-dead-in-nairobi-explosions/

 

*At least six people have been killed

* Popular with Somalis.

*  A small mother-child clinic and two restaurants were targeted

*  Homemade bombs or grenades are thought to have been used.

*  More than two dozen people were hurt,

*  At least nine of them were critically injured.



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March 21st, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP March 21, 2014 @ 5:16 am

Afghanistan: 4 Taliban gunmen smuggle tiny pistols into a Kabul hotel filled with foreign observers and Afghan officials and execute at least 9 diners

Terrorism

http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hotel-bloodbath-nine-executed-while-dining-kabul-n58466

 



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March 16th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP March 16, 2014 @ 6:11 am

BAGHDAD—A series of car bomb attacks; at least 19 killed

Terrorism

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579442103525862702?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304914904579442103525862702.html

Associated Press    

March 15, 2014 10:35 p.m. ET
“……..Police officials said a car bomb went off at night in a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 13. Minutes later, police said another car bomb explosion near a falafel restaurant killed three people and wounded six in the capital’s Qahira neighborhood.

A third car bomb exploded in a commercial street in western Baghdad, killing four persons and wounding 14 others………. Later, a car bomb in a commercial area of Baghdad’s northwestern neighborhood of Shula killed four people and wounded nine………

In Baghdad’s northern district of Hurriyah, a car bomb also exploded, killing four people and wounding 10……..”



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March 15th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP March 15, 2014 @ 1:10 am

Pakistan: Twenty-one people were killed and 90 others, including women and children, sustained injuries in bomb attacks in Peshawar and Quetta on Friday.

Terrorism

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-29103-Peshawar-Quetta-bomb-attacks-kill-21

“……a suicide bomber targeted an armoured personnel carrier (APC) of the police in the Batathal Bazaar……”



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March 3rd, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP March 3, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

China Blames Xinjiang Separatists for Stabbing Rampage at Train Station

Terrorism

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/world/asia/china.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140303
 
 29 people  killed and 143 wounded.


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March 1st, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP March 1, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

Knife-wielding men at a railway station in Kunming, China have killed at least 29 and wounded over 100

Terrorism

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26402367



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February 28th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 28, 2014 @ 5:25 am

Iraq: Motorbike blast kills 52 ( “I was hit in my face and my hands and when I got up, everyone was screaming and running towards me away from the blast.” )

Terrorism

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10666735/Motorbike-blast-kills-52-in-Iraq.html

Motorbike blast kills 52 in Iraq

By Reuters

7:08AM GMT 28 Feb 2014

“At least 52 people were killed Wednesday as a motorcycle rigged with   explosives detonated in Baghdad’s Sadr City and militants targeted mostly   Shi’ite neighbourhoods around the country….”



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