15 May 2018
Chilling MH370 discovery about how pilot flew undetected, according to aviation experts – New Zealand Herald, 2018/05/14
For more than four years the world has grappled with questions over how the Boeing 777 airliner vanished into thin air en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
According to Senior Boeing 777 pilot and instructor Simon Hardy, MH370 was used in a murder-suicide mission by Captain Zaharie Amad Shah, who deliberately flew the aircraft over his hometown of Penang for an “emotional goodbye”, before ditching it in the Southern Indian Ocean “where it could never be found”.
He said Zaharie had avoided detection of the plane by either Malaysian or Thai military radar by flying along the border, crossing in and out of each country’s airspace.
It was also on the border that the plane’s transponder suddenly turned off.
Vance said the pilot “was killing himself” and took the aircraft to the most remote place possible so it would “disappear”.
4 Jan 2018
Last year, North Korea test fired a ballistic missile. That test failed, as the missile never left the territory of North Korea.
North Korea ballistic missile test fails, NBC News confirms – CNBC, 2017/04/28
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday in local time, but the missile exploded soon after launch, U.S. officials told NBC News.
The officials said that the failed test involved a short-range, non-nuclear missile, which would be able to hit Seoul, but not Japan.
Well, it has come to light concerning where that test missile ended up.
When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City – The Diplomat, 2018/01/03
On April 28, 2017, North Korea launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province (the Korean People’s Army’s Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 in Ryongak-dong, Sunchon City, to be more precise). That missile failed shortly after launch and crashed in the Chongsin-dong, in North Korean city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.
The missile never flew higher than approximately 70 kilometers. The location of the missile’s eventual impact was revealed exclusively to The Diplomat and evidence of the incident can be independently corroborated in commercially available satellite imagery from April and May 2017.
24 May 2017
2017/05/24 – Suicide bomber, policeman killed in Kampung Melayu attack: Police – The Jakarta Post
At least two people have been killed in the attack, the suspected suicide bomber and policeman Brig. Taufan.
“There are six victims. Five policemen and one [alleged] perpetrator,” Syafruddin said, adding that the other four policemen had been badly injured in the blast.
If the police are correct and this is indeed a suicide bomb attack, it will be one of several such attacks that have targeted the police in Indonesia.
2017/05/24 – Two explosions at bus terminal in East Jakarta, at least 2 killed – The Strait Times
At least two people were killed and an Indonesian policeman injured after they appeared to have been caught in explosions at a bus terminal on Wednesday (May 24) night in East Jakarta.
Details are still unclear but various witnesses have said the first and second blast occurred between five and 10 miniutes apart near a bus stop and a parking area for motorcycles.
It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts at the Kampung Melayu terminal which is served by mini-vans and buses.
3 Apr 2017
Two nail bombs on St Petersburg metro rip through carriages, killing at least 10 as Putin visits city for meeting – UK Daily Mail
Two nail bombs on the metro in St Petersburg ripped through train carriages killing at least 10 people today.
The incident occurred at two separate locations including Sennaya Ploshchad train station leaving at least 50 injured including children.
Live updates here…
8 Mar 2017
30 killed, 50 injured in Kabul hospital attack – Pajhwok Afghan News
At least 30 people, including doctors and patients, were killed and 50 more wounded after gunmen dressed as medics stormed a military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a MoD spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News first a suicide bomber detonated his payload at the southern gate of the 400-bed military hospital at around 9am, allowing three other attackers to enter the hospital’s 2nd and 3rd floor.
Islamic State operatives claimed responsibility for the attack. “This egregious and morally reprehensible attack targeted people at their most vulnerable,” said Pernille Kardel, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA.
3 Mar 2017
US launches fierce attacks against Al Qaeda in Yemen – South China Morning Post
The United States carried out another wave of strikes against al Qaeda in Yemen overnight, residents and US officials said on Friday, in the latest sign of increasing US military focus on a group whose strength has grown during Yemen’s civil war.