December 2 1975 Terrorist attacks in the Netherlands.

On December 2, 1975, 7 South Moluccan terrorists hijacked a train with about 50 passengers on board in open countryside near the village of Wijster, halfway between Hoogeveen and Beilen in the northern part of the Netherlands. The hijacking lasted for 12 days and 3 hostages, including the driver were killed. The terrorists were seekingContinue reading “December 2 1975 Terrorist attacks in the Netherlands.”

9/11 : 2996 minus 19

9/11 they used to be just 2 numbers until that fateful day in 2001. Ever since then it has become ingrained in the human psyche as one of the days the world changed. Even now ,19 years later it is hard to fathom the events of that day. Even when it happened it was hardContinue reading “9/11 : 2996 minus 19”

Munich 1972

In the early morning hours of September 5 1972, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, Germany, carrying bags filled with guns. Although guards spotted them, they paid little attention because athletesContinue reading “Munich 1972”

Young Girl- A Poem for Manchester

Young Girl, the smile on your face when you got the ticket said it all. Your first ever concert, you first late night out, OMG. The anticipation of seeing your idol is driving you mad, the time goes so slow. What outfit you are going to wear is your biggest concern. Young Girl, the bigContinue reading “Young Girl- A Poem for Manchester”

Dublin and Monaghan bombings

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of co-ordinated bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland. Three bombs exploded in Dublin during rush hour and a fourth exploded in Monaghan almost ninety minutes later. They killed 34 civilians including a full-term unborn child, and injured almost 300. The bombings were the deadliestContinue reading “Dublin and Monaghan bombings”

Oklahoma City bombing-April 19,1995

On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500. (Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.) A cargo truck laden with more than two tons of explosives was detonated in front of Oklahoma City’s nine-story federalContinue reading “Oklahoma City bombing-April 19,1995”

1993 World Trade Center bombing

On February 26, 1993, terrorists parked a rental van in a garage underneath the World Trade Center’s twin towers and lit the fuses on a massive homemade bomb stuffed inside. Six people died and more than 1,000 were injured in the subsequent explosion, which carved out a crater several stories deep and propelled smoke intoContinue reading “1993 World Trade Center bombing”