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Breaking: Bomb explodes near Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul

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The BBC’s report went up just after midnight Eastern Time.

A powerful bomb explosion has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul, sending a plume of smoke over the city and shaking buildings, reports say.

Interior ministry sources said the bomb went off near the Supreme Court building on the airport road.

The United States Embassy is not far away from the site and reports are a siren was sounded there. No word on casualties yet.

Air Force bases prepare for emergency landing of transport plane with 25 passengers

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UPDATE: The UPI reports that a “U.S. military transport plane landed safely at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., where officials said fears of an in-flight emergency had been unfounded.”

There were no injuries or in-flight emergency despite the loss of cabin pressure.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/02/08/US-military-transport-plane-lands-in-Mass-after-in-flight-scare/UPI-22181391886312/#ixzz2slIM52zL

Several sources have reported on this breaking news story.

Here’s the UPI version:

Crews at three U.S. air bases were preparing Saturday for an emergency involving a military transport plane, officials said.

Crews were staging at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., and Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass, because passengers onboard the C-5A Bravo transport plane traveling from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany may require medical attention following an in-flight emergency, CBS News reported.

Master Sgt. Exanderton at Hanscom Air Force Base told CBS about 25 people — including two children — were onboard when the plane experienced sudden decompression in its cabin.

More than two dozen ambulances were being deployed at Hanscom, CBS said.

 

Updated: Civilian employee killed at Fort Knox in “personal incident”

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10:28 PM ET WDRB Update

An Army civilian employee is dead after a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot outside U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters at Ft. Knox.

The victim, who was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence,” said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency.

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Police are interested in speaking with an individual who is described as follows: A 5-foot, 9-inch African-American male with black hair and brown eyes.

It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.

Individuals who may have any information related to this incident are asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111.

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Sources tell us Ft. Knox is locked down at this time after a shooting that took place Wednesday afternoon.

There is no word on any casualties at this time.

The shooting took place near the vicinity of Human Resources Command, which employs roughly 3,800 people.

“The Army Post is on lockdown,” a source told us. “It is 100 percent on lockdown.”

All inbound and outbound traffic to Ft. Knox has been closed.

UPDATE
Reuters doesn’t have any additional information in a recent report.

WAVE has this information:

Fort Knox is on a heightened security alert following a reported shooting on post.

According to Fort Knox PAO Kyle Hodges, the shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon near the Human Resource Command.

The post was placed on a full 100 percent lockdown, but is currently under a heightened security alert.

WDRB update:

A Ft. Knox spokesman says the post lifted its lockdown just after 7 p.m., in the midst of a shooting investigation on post.

There was no word on casualties as of 7:25 p.m.; however, the shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Human Resources Command, which employs roughly 3,800 people.

Inbound traffic to Ft. Knox should expect delays at the entry gates because of heightened security.

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Breaking News: Bomb Threat at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

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