Casa Grande bombing

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On November 29, 2012, a bomb placed at the back door of the Casa Grande U.S. Social Security Administration office shook the city's downtown but failed to breach the building.[1][2] An Iraqi-born convicted felon, Abdullatif A. Aldosary, 47, was charged.[3][4] Evidence collected at his home shows he researched "terrorist bombs" and amassed appropriate materials.[5] Aldosary, allowed entry as a refugee, was denied a green card based on his "terrorism-related activities" as an insurgent fighting Saddam Hussein in 1991.[6] No motive has been suggested by authorities.[7] Aldosary was also charged with an unrelated murder that occurred two days before the bombing.[8]


  1. ^ Scott McNutt (Dec 1, 2012). "Blast shakes downtown: No one injured; bomb fails to breach building". Casa Grande Dispatch. 
  2. ^ "FBI questioning man in Casa Grande Social Security office explosion". East Valley Tribune. Dec 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Laurie Merrill (Dec 3, 2012). "Casa Grande bombing suspect charged in Friday's explosion". The Republic. 
  4. ^ Matthew Hendley (Dec 4, 2012). "Abdullatif Aldosary Facing One Charge Related to Casa Grande Explosion". Phoenix New Times. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (Dec 3, 2012). "Authorities: Man charged in blast at Ariz. Social Security office researched terrorist bombs". Washington Post. 
  6. ^ Felicia Fonseca (Dec 6, 2012). "Gosar questions explosion suspect's status in US". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  7. ^ "Trial delayed for Iraqi man in Casa Grande blast case". Fox Phoenix. March 4, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. 
  8. ^ Brian Skoloff (July 22, 2013). "Ariz. bomb suspect charged with previous murder". USA Today. 

Coordinates: 32°52′48″N 111°44′34″W / 32.88001°N 111.7428°W / 32.88001; -111.7428