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Agencies Alter Tactics for Double-Bomb Threats

The terrorist tactic of detonating one bomb, then a second more powerful explosive is forcing local emergency personnel to rethink the way they would manage such incidents. The drill for so-called “first responders” has been to race to the bombed site to rescue the injured. But conventional strategies of swarming a scene with police, paramedics and firefighters are now being revised amid heightened awareness of the possibility of secondary threats. Long a staple of terrorists around the globe, the double-bomb scenario is most likely to face police and fire agencies as the war in Iraq escalates and the nation ratchets up its homeland-security defenses, authorities say. Recent bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Bali, Indonesia, have underscored a need for new procedures to protect victims and rescuers. In Southern California, the handling of the July 4 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport exposed potential vulnerabilities. Full Story

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