Explosive Material

French police find bomb kit, possible link to terror network

French Gendarmes stand in front of the entrance of the parking lot where "components useful for bomb-making" had been found.  Photo: AFP

French police said Wednesday they had seized bomb-making equipment from the homes of a group of Islamic extremists they now believe constituted an “extremely dangerous terrorist cell.”

Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 1:03am

Doubts over official death toll of 25 in karaoke bar blast

Locals say as many as 50 may have died in explosion

Doubts have surfaced about the death toll in an explosion at a karaoke parlour in Tianshifu, Liaoning province , as some reports yesterday linked the blast to illegally stored explosives.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hot weather linked to Shanxi blast that hurt hundreds

About 80 students were among the 336 people injured in an explosion at a military chemical factory in Shanxi province that damaged property over an area of 8 sq km.

23 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Explosives found on mainland fishing boat

Fifty-one sticks of high explosives, 58 detonators and a five-metre safety fuse were seized aboard a mainland fishing boat after police intercepted it off Sai Kung, officials said yesterday.

Nine mainlanders, aged between 16 and 64, were arrested aboard the vessel, which came from Maoming City, Guangdong. The men were in custody last night pending further investigation.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Seabed blasts trigger wave of concern for marine life

Sixteen tonnes of high explosives are to be detonated underwater off Sham Tseng during the construction of a sewage treatment plant, bringing fears for marine life.

A researcher said the blasts, to be carried out over a two-month period, could injure rare white dolphins, while Ma Wan fish farmers said their stocks could be killed by the shockwaves.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Jail terms urged for explosives

The illegal manufacture and storage of explosives must be met with immediate jail terms, a judge said yesterday.

Court of First Instance Deputy Judge Michael McMahon jailed mainlander Chan Luk-kam, 30, for 12 months for making an explosive substance. He had pleaded guilty.

5 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Man arrested after property agency blast

A home-made bomb exploded outside the main entrance of a property agency in Tsz Wan Shan yesterday and a letter was left saying more attacks could follow.

The attack came 10 days after the same shop and another office nearby were daubed with red paint.

11 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Exploding flare hurts boy, eight

An eight-year-old boy was injured by an explosive he found in a rubbish dump near his home in Sai Kung yesterday afternoon.

The boy and a six-year-old girl were playing near 101 Che Keng Tuk Road at about 4pm when they found a travelling bag covered by carpet.

The boy opened the bag and found a signal flare, which exploded.

5 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Explosive proposal

Film technicians who use explosives to create special effects would have to be licensed under a new proposal.

The plan has been put forward by the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau. Those already using such effects would have to prove their skills under a grading system.

Experts from the US would be hired to help establish the licensing system.

9 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Explosives case hearing

A man accused of possessing more than 818kg of explosives appeared at the Court of First Instance for a preliminary hearing yesterday.

Lau Cheuk-fan, 31, is also alleged to have possessed detonators and more than 300 metres of safety fuse between January 7 and 18. The case was adjourned.

25 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Explosive issue

Looking at the Pearl River delta, it is surprising that anything remains alive in its waters. The fishermen who are dynamiting the already depleted fish stocks out of the depths do so at the expense of an industry under threat.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Arsenal charges

A CONSTRUCTION site worker was yesterday charged in relation to the seizure on Tuesday of ammunition and explosives.

Chan Hoo-kwok, 36, faces one count each of possession of ammunition and explosives without a licence.

The welder appeared in Tuen Mun Court yesterday, following a police raid on his third-floor flat in Ma Tin Village, Yuen Long, on September 19.

22 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

G E Power expects explosive growth in power orders

G E POWER Systems Asia expects the region to order more than 510 gigawatts of power in the next 10 years, despite difficult financing and regulatory development slowing private power plant projects in China and India.

21 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Explosive find

A POLICE bomb disposal officer last night detonated 180 sticks of industrial explosives found packed in a foam box on the seashore of Sok Lo Mun in Ma Liu Shui.

15 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

The machine that can stop a terrorist

IT looked like soap - but it wasn't. After touching it with his fingertips, then thoroughly washing them, the man's hands were tested by a police officer with what looked like a vacuum cleaner.

The officer, head of the police Key Points and Search unit, Superintendent Colin Thornborrow, placed the sample taken from the man's hands into a machine the size of a clothes washer.

22 Oct 1994 - 12:00am