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Explosion At Shopping Centre, bomber injured

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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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Explosion At Shopping Centre, bomber injured


news.sky.com

One person has been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Devon.

The incident happened when a man walked into the Giraffe restaurant at the Princess Hay Shopping Centre in Exeter at around 1pm today.

It is understood he was injured when he set the device off.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 22 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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Breaking news.

Seeing it is a restaurant it is more likely to be animal rights or even dissident republicans.

Either way, the guy was injured set it off so pretty amatuerish.

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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Could even have just been a disgruntled ex-employee. Doesn't sound like a 'real' terrorist incident anyway. Though I see the police etc are over reacting as usual with mass evacuation of adjacent premises.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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BBC

news.bbc.co.uk...



The spokesman added they could not not rule out the possibility of another device and said bomb disposal experts had been alerted.

No-one else was injured in the incident, which happened at a time when the recently opened centre would have been crowded with shoppers.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Waiting to get a report on the 24 media, but they seem to be more concerned about football than a act of domestic terrorism



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:04 AM
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terrorism is terrorism.

The place was reported to been very busy and we are apparently lucky it did not go off properly.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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From the Skynews website;



I have a relative in the Crown Courts and they've confirmed that there have been 3 explosions now, and traffic is at a standstill trying to get out of the city, the bus services have also been temporarily suspended. The courts are considering evacuating now!


CX

posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
From the Skynews website;



I have a relative in the Crown Courts and they've confirmed that there have been 3 explosions now, and traffic is at a standstill trying to get out of the city, the bus services have also been temporarily suspended. The courts are considering evacuating now!


Just read that too, but the news is saying that bomb disposal are there and there is no second device.

Surely they'd be pretty aware if there was more than one explosion? I know from experience, you tend to remember these things!

Hopefully it's just one idiot that has taken himself out rather than innocent people.

CX.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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My bet is on militant animals rights nutjobs. ALF most likely.

But of course its best to wait and see what the police conclude. I daresay sending ALF terrorists to Guantanamo may be a tad heavy handed, but it would suit them right.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:20 AM
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I think it was only one idiot.

Other parts of the city have been evacuated to make sure this idiot does not have some friends running around.

Skynews are live now.

It is strange though, Exter is not really a terrorist target



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
My bet is on militant animals rights nutjobs. ALF most likely.

But of course its best to wait and see what the police conclude. I daresay sending ALF terrorists to Guantanamo may be a tad heavy handed, but it would suit them right.


If it's someone like ALF then Guantanamo Bay is way too good for 'em!

When I first heard Exeter I thought it might be someone annoyed with the Met Office forecasting such dire weather for the Bank Holiday weekend .....



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:23 AM
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I was thinking the same thing, but this is a little bit extreme for ALF standards.

Worse thing they've done is a letter bomb, cannot picture them walking into a restaurant and blowing the building up.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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Oh you would be surprised at what ALF are capable of.

Destroying animal testing labs in Cambridge, shooting dead two scientists etc.
I actually met an owner of a pharmaceutical research lab in the "silicon fen" once, who told me that this operation had been subject to arson twice in one year and death threats almost routinely.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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shot two people dead?

I did not hear about that


Animal Rights Militia are the worse. Those guys are insane.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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The injured has been taken in to police custody [Skynews]

Shopping centre has not been reopened.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
Shopping centre has not been reopened.


I was under the impression that the right course of action after a terror attack was to go shopping with all the restraint of a six-year-old girl. It is how we are supposed to show them that we are not afraid or something.

Jon

[edit on 5.22.2008 by Voxel]



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:52 AM
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i find that very hypocritical that they want to save animals yet hurt people in the process. Killing people for any reason is just downright stupid.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Just read about this (i'm in plymouth in devon) and this scared the hell outta me when I first saw the headline because my brother lives in Exeter. Like a poster said above terroism is terroism regardless of the motives, There is no valid motive and this person should recieve the same treatment as any other terrorist piece of crap.

glad it was only them who got injured. a little bit 'o' justice right there.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
From the Skynews website;



I have a relative in the Crown Courts and they've confirmed that there have been 3 explosions now, and traffic is at a standstill trying to get out of the city, the bus services have also been temporarily suspended. The courts are considering evacuating now!


The confusing about the three explosions could be explained here

news.bbc.co.uk...

Eyewitness Peter Lacey who was in the restaurant with his wife told BBC News: "There were three explosions. It is my impression they sounded more like gunshots than a bomb, like a lightbulb exploding.


So three explosions from the same source there. Let's just hope this is a random nutter and not some group, or even splinter group, stepping up their tactics. If it is animal rights, the ones who work with explosives and murder are not doing this for any animal; they just think they have a name behind their violence, perhaps justifying their urges to themselves, or just like blowing crap up and found an excuse.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 10:16 AM
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The proper procedure when an explosive device is suspected (let alone confirmed) is the evacuation of the premises. Even in a case like this one where the person seems to be a bumbling idiot.

There are numerous precautions put into place and the responding agencies have an well thought out plan that they have to follow.

The reason for this is because it is a common tactic to detonate a small device in order to lure emergency responders and then detonate a second, larger, device to take them out as well.

The responding agencies are pretty familiar with this tactic and this is why, even though you may think it's nothing certain things have to get done.

It's for the protection of the responders and civilians alike. You do not want to be the officer who gives the all clear 5 minutes before the second bomb goes off.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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as a vegetarian, harming humans is the same as harming an animal.

animal rights terrorism is stupid really.



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