19 Dec 1999

Explosions rock two Fort Wayne federal credit unions; no injuries

Explosions minutes apart on Saturday rocked two credit unions a half-mile away from each other. Full Story

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17 Dec 1999

Terrorism Advisory Panel Report Available

The Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction has released their first report to Congress. The reported is entitled “Assessing the Threat” and has been archived on the TRC server in PDF format. Full Report

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17 Dec 1999

Hate groups prepare for New Year”s mayhem

At the dawn of the new millennium, Aryan Nations members say they will be hunkered down on their property, prepared to defend their whites-only compound. The leader of the World Church of the Creator says he, too, will be ready. Full Story

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17 Dec 1999

Ottawa wants plan for terrorist attacks involving nuclear weapons

The federal government wants to work out a comprehensive plan with the provinces on how to respond to terrorist attacks involving nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. Full Story

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17 Dec 1999

U.S. closes embassy and consulate in Ecuador due to “security threats”

The State Department says the U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador, were closed indefinitely at noon Friday due to “security threats” to American facilities in Ecuador. Full Story

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17 Dec 1999

Man with bomb-making materials arrested in Washington State

A man crossing into the United States from Canada was arrested at the border in Washington State after U.S. Customs Service agents found what some federal officials characterize as possible bomb-making materials in his rented car. Full Story

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16 Dec 1999

Worldwide Shakedown – U.S. Tracking Holiday Terror Threats

The United States is engaged in what officials have described as a “worldwide shakedown,” urging friendly governments to press harder than usual on people and groups suspected of supporting terrorist activity. Full Story

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16 Dec 1999

U.S. Anti-Terrorism Coordination Seen Lacking

Terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction pose a “genuine threat” to U.S. security, but there is “too much ambiguity” about who would be in charge if an attack took place, according to the first report of a commission appointed to assess the nation&#039s vulnerability. Full Story

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15 Dec 1999

13 Suspected Terrorists Arrested

Thirteen people suspected of planning year-end terrorist attacks against Americans have been arrested in Jordan, U.S. officials said today. The group included 11 Jordanian nationals, an Iraqi and an Algerian. Full Story Read the transcript to the U.S. State Department&#039s press briefing concerning the arrests and potential terrorist activities.

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14 Dec 1999

Hamas Hints at Revenge for Deaths

In an angry response to the Israeli killing of two Islamic militants, Hamas leaders said today they would keep attacking Israelis. A spokesman for the militant Palestinian group hinted at revenge, but stopped short of openly threatening it. Full Story

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