Domestic terrorism

Viking Press

The explosions in Brussels this week remind us that terrorism is a constant threat, and a constant topic of discussion. 

We take it up in a fictional context with Karan Mahajan, author of the novel The Association Of Small Bombs

The book focuses on Indian boys caught in a bombing, the reaction of a friend who survives the blast, and a Kashmiri man who builds bombs. 

Jamie Lusch, Mail Tribune/AP

Local, state and federal investigators continue to sift through the evidence in the Wednesday morning bomb attack on the Jackson County District Attorney’s office in Medford.  

By mid-day Thursday, the scene of the fire and explosion in downtown Medford had been cleared. Investigators are examining the physical evidence, including the propane tank that was used to build the home-made bomb. The fact that the device failed to fully detonate is credited with preventing a much more violent explosion ... Medford police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau says investigators are canvassing the neighborhood, looking for additional witnesses.