Several Updates –
– Multiple al-Qaeda threats stating attack will occur against US by 2 Feb.
– Chechen Rebel leader Shamil Basayev: 2003 marked the enlargement of
the action zone where holy Jihad is waged against the aggressor and
the establishment of new military sectors. Namely, the Ingush,
Ossetian, Stavropol sectors have been established, Dagestani ops
division has stepped up work.
– Chechen Rebel leader Shamil Basayev: Let me reiterate my promise:
the Islamic brigade of martyrs will give Russian citizens the
opportunity to savor the delights of this war. Last year has shown we
can keep our word. … The West is an accomplice. The developments in
Chechnya will sooner or later reverberate there too.
– al-Qaeda member Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj: coming days will show you
al-Qaeda’s innovations and the war of the smart ones with the giants
of evil. We are going to upset their balances, as we have promised.
– South Korean PM Goh Kun orders security alert for airlines,
missions overseas, foreign missions in South Korea and South Korean
nationals abroad following terror threat from AKIA which said it
would begin attacks from 7 Jan. against Korean companies and
organizations in Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia.
– On 11 Jan. an explosive device detonated under the floor-space of a
partially prefabricated building in Lucciana, Haute Corse department
in Corsica. The blast destroyed eight of the partially built
buildings. The buildings were on the premises of a public works
company and belonged to the Via Corse company.
– On 11 Jan., a suicide bomber detonated his explosives prematurely
about 100 m from Israeli soldiers near the village of Jinsafut near
Kalkilya in Israel. The suicide bomber was killed. There were no
other casualties. The suicide bomber was identified as Iyad Bilal
– Before dawn on 10 Jan., an explosive device detonated along a
pipeline of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in
Sivasagar, Assam in India. The pipeline connected ONGC gas stations
No. 1 and No. 4 across the Dikhow river. Initial indications are that
RDX was used in the device. The United Liberation Front of Assam is
believed to be responsible.
– Late on 10 Jan., an explosive device detonated at a cafe on
Sulawesi island in Indonesia. Four people were killed and at least
– On 9 Jan., unknown assailants detonated a cylinder filled with
explosives near people praying outside a Shi’ite mosque in Baqubah,
Iraq. Six people were killed.
– On 8 Jan., an explosive device detonated on the roof of a building
near a military compound in eastern Kandahar in Afghanistan. Taliban
rebels were blamed for the attack. Two Afghan soldiers on guard duty
on the base were injured in the blast.
– On 8 Jan., an explosive device detonated under a pipeline in
Kirkuk, Iraq belonging to the North Oil Company. The blast caused
– On 7 Jan., an explosive device detonated near 2 Nikole Kasikovica
Street in Sarajevo in Bosnia.
– On 5 Jan., two explosive devices detonated in the southern town of
Pattani in Thailand. Two additional devices were discovered and
rendered safe in the same town. The first device detonated on a
motorcycle while police were attempting to render it safe. The second
detonated at a police box in a public park. The third device was
discovered in a telephone kiosk and the fourth was found in a
gasoline station. Two policemen were killed and several people
– On 5 Jan., a US military convoy was struck by an improvised
explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq. Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20 from the
209th Quartermaster Company, US Army Reserve, was killed.
– At 2100 local time on 5 Jan., an explosive device detonated at the
junction with Amplas terminal in Medan in JI Sisingamangaraja.
– At 2225 local time on 5 Jan., an explosive device detonated seven
blocks from the city of Oruros’ main 10 de Febrero square in Bolivia.
– At about 1030 local time on 4 Jan., an explosive device detonated
in front of an office of the ruling Justice and Development Party
(AKP) in Umraniye district of Istanbul, Turkey.
– On 4 Jan., an explosive device detonated at a full basketball game
in the southern Philippines. Ten people were killed and more then 40
– On 4 Jan., an explosive device detonated in an oil tanker parked in
an area known as Saris in the environs of the customs office in
Ethiopia. There were no injuries reported. A similar device was
discovered and rendered safe in another oil tanker parked in the
sub-district in the Kera area.