Attack on police base in Kirkuk sees 30 dead, 70 hurt

Iraqi security personnel at the site of the attack. Photo: Reuters

A suicide car bomb followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed ethnically-mixed city in north Iraq killed 30 people yesterday.

Monday, 4 February, 2013, 5:34am

War relics go off with a bang 70 years later

They failed to explode when thrown by soldiers during desperate fighting near Stanley in the second world war. But seven grenades brought wartime history back to life yesterday when they were finally blown up - 70 years to the day after the battle.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Youth blows off his fingers while making grenade

Teenager's experiment with paper caps goes horribly wrong

A teenager lost the fingers of his left hand and forced the evacuation of about 300 residents of an apartment building after setting off an explosion while making a home-made grenade.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Smoking 'bomb' found

Police were investigating where an explosive device discovered in Yau Ma Tei last night came from.

At 5pm, a cleaner found what he thought was a pipe in a laneway off Battery Street, between Nos95 and 105. Smoke started coming out of it and there was a foul smell, so the cleaner alerted police.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Robbers foiled after bomb threat

Five robbers threatened to bomb a trading company with a grenade before binding and gagging five employees in a raid yesterday.

The robbers were attempting to steal hard disks valued at $1 million, but had to flee empty-handed after the victims freed themselves from their bonds and called police.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Five rob Kowloon trading company of electronic goods, threaten staff

Updated at 6.22pm: Five men broke into a trading company in Kowloon on Wednesday afternoon, threatened the staff physically and then stole electronic goods worth about $1 million.

The incident occurred on the third floor of an industry building at Wang Hoi Road, local radio reported.

1 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Baby found unconscious after sleeping with dad

2 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


A senior constable was injured when a smoke grenade he was handling exploded at 12.30pm during training at the Police Tactical Unit headquarters in Fanling. The officer, 40, was treated at Northern Hospital for wrist injuries.

11 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Wartime grenade detonated

A wartime grenade found on a hillside in Shouson Hill Road, Aberdeen, was detonated in a controlled blast. Bomb disposal experts were called when the British-made M36 grenade was found by a resident.

1 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

'Firebombs' found in arcade

A security guard found suspected Molotov cocktails in a paper bag in the basement of the Golden Arcade Shopping Centre in Shamshuipo. Police took the bottles of flammable liquid for examination.

8 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Debt-linked firebomb hurled into 'home-alone' boy's flat

A 13-year-old boy escaped serious injury when a Molotov cocktail was hurled into his Sha Tin home yesterday in an attack apparently linked to debt collection.

19 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Man held after Molotov attack

Three men escaped injury when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at them as they were talking in Carpenter Road, Kowloon City, but failed to ignite. Officers later arrested a suspect, 51, in South Wall Road as he was allegedly trying to discard two bottles of inflammable material.

12 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Any excuse to party for merry-makers in Macau

Ten thousand Macau residents celebrated the new millennium at an open-air variety show outside City Hall.

According to a poll by reporters, many in the crowd did not know why they were celebrating the new millennium.

1 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Bomb arrest

Two men were arrested in Shun Tin Estate, Sau Mau Ping after a Molotov cocktail was thrown from a block, setting alight the canvas cover of a foodstall. The suspects were being questioned.

25 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Grenade pair in gems raid

Two robbers carrying a grenade escaped with $600,000 worth of bracelets and diamond rings from a shop in the Grand Tower Hotel, Nathan Road.

Wearing baseball caps, black T-shirts and jeans, the men entered the hotel's ground floor at about 11.40am. One threatened staff with what appeared to be a pistol while the other held the grenade.

15 Oct 1999 - 12:00am