U.S. Undergoes Major Terrorist Attacks
The devastating attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon will prevent any further handheld-related updates today.
I've been told that many people who are still at work don't know what is going on because major news sites are swamped and they don't have TVs so I'll add what I've been able to get from CNN. -Ed
Early this morning, several airliners were deliberately crashed into both towers of the World Trade Center. The building has been totally destroyed. There are no reports yet on casualties, thought they are expected to be high, as 50 thousand people work in the two buildings.
PIC contributor Mike Cane, who lives in New York, was not injured by this. He said, "I heard a WHUMP! and a pressure wave that rattled windows at exactly 9:03AM."
There was another airliner crashed into the Pentagon.
Terrorist Osama bin Ladin is currently the prime suspect.
Update: A plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center shortly before 9 a.m., followed by another plane into the second tower about 20 minutes later. Both towers have collapsed. More than 10 thousand rescue personnel rushed to the scene. The entire downtown area of Manhattan has evacuated as far north as Rockefeller Center
About an hour later, a plane crashed into the Pentagon. It, the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Capitol, the CIA and all other government buildings in Washington evacuated.
First the first time ever, all flights nationwide have been stopped at their departure airports.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has put the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada on highest state of alert.
Update 2: The first casualty estimates state that as many as 10 thousand people may have been killed.
Update 3: CNN is reporting that there has been some kind of attack on Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Update 4: CNN says the attack on Kabul was carried out by an internal faction, not an outside attack.
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