Nashville Bombing – level 3

04-01-2021 07:00

On Christmas Day, an explosion rocked the downtown Nashville, Tennessee, US.

The blast injured at least eight people and damaged more than 40 buildings, including a transmission facility that provided wireless service to the region. Glass was shattered in buildings 500 meters away, and smoke could be seen all over the city. CCTV footage showed the moment the bomb that was hidden inside a campervan exploded.

After investigating the scene and a residential property, the authorities identified the bomber as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner. Warner was reportedly a loner; however, his motive is not clear yet. According to investigators, there is no indication that anybody else was involved in the incident.

Difficult words: loner (a person who avoids interaction with other people), motive (a reason for doing something), indication (a sign or piece of information that suggests something).

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