News – August 2017


  • Afghanistan: Blast at Bagram Airfield results in causalities

    September 6, 2017

    At least six people have been wounded when a suicide bomber targeted the Bagram Airfield in Parwan province on Wednesday, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Asem, the provincial governor for Parwan, said the attacker was riding a motorcycle and detonated his explosives at the third security gate of the airfield. The wounded were taken inside the U.S. military ...

  • Hunt for body of Taliban Terry amid fears Ireland’s most notorious Muslim extremist faked his own death

    August 30, 2017

    A muslim extremist convert, dubbed Taliban Terry, may still be alive despite rumours he was blown up in IS stronghold Tal Afar. The suicide bomb flop was based in the Iraqi town, 70km east of Mosul. Terence Kelly, 50, dubbed Taliban Terry, was killed in an operation in November last year, according to reports at the time from the ...

  • AI computer chips made of mice neurons that can SMELL explosives could transform airport security

    August 28, 2017

    A technology expert has created a computer chip based on mice neurons that could recognise the smell of explosives. The device could be implanted into the brain of future robots,  which could be trained to recognise danger via odours, replacing traditional airport security. The Koniku Kore device is a ‘world first’ that is able to breath in ...

  • Combating IEDs with ground penetrating radars

    August 28, 2017

    Vehicle-mounted ground-penetrating radar (GPR) equipment has been used by the ADF to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for several years, but there remains much room for improvement in the signal processing component of the technology. A recent trial between the US and Australia provided the opportunity to test the performance of vehicle-mounted GPR equipment on different soil ...

  • 25 civilians killed, injured in two blasts at south, east of Baghdad

    August 28, 2017

    Twenty-five civilians were killed in two blasts that occurred in south and east of Baghdad on Monday, according to news reports. “An IED exploded on Monday at al-Yusufiya region, in south of Baghdad, which caused death of four persons and injury of eight others,” a police source told AlSumaria News. Security services cordoned off the accident spot. ...

  • British paramedics to start carrying antidote to deadly nerve gas amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain

    August 26, 2017

    Paramedics are being equipped with an antidote to some of the deadliest nerve agents amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain. Thousands of frontline medics have already received the epipen-style devices that could combat VX or sarin, the as well as training on what to do in a mass casualty attack. Security chiefs fear ...

  • Spain to push EU leaders for better counter-terrorism coordination

    August 25, 2017

    Spain will ask the leaders of France, Italy and Germany to discuss cross-border counter-terrorism at a summit in Paris on Monday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday after dual attacks in Catalonia. Rajoy praised the police response despite mounting questions over poor communication between different investigators and an informal tip-off from Belgium which failed to ...

  • Isis claims responsibility after suicide bomb and gun battle kills ‘at least 30’ in Afghan capital

    August 25, 2017

    Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul that left at least 30 dead. The group’s propaganda agency, Amaq, released a statement shortly after the attack saying its fighters were behind the killings. Gunmen stormed the Shia mosque, attacking worshippers gathered for Friday prayers. A cleric who was leading the service was among those killed, police said. The ...

  • Emergency services exercise builds partnership between Guard unit, Fort Lee

    August 24, 2017

    The 34th Civil Support Team and Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services personnel conducted a joint exercise Tuesday to rehearse their response plans to hazardous material situations. The CST – at Fort Pickett and comprised of members from the Virginia Air National Guard and Army National Guard – is a state asset that is prepared to ...

  • Viable suicide vest found in rubble of Spain attackers’ bomb factory

    August 23, 2017

    The terror cell that killed 15 people and injured more than 130 in north-east Spain last week had created a suicide vest packed with viable explosives and were in the process of making several more when a blast ripped through their bomb factory, police have said. A search of the rubble at the factory in a disused house ...

  • Drone training to help clear landmines

    August 23, 2017

    Armed forces are to use high street drones for mine clearance and peace keeping operations in Cambodia and during United Nations missions around the world, following training from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). This is the first time that the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has been provided with this technology to help with Cambodia’s significant problems with ...

  • Lebanon Foiled ISIS Barbie Doll Bomb Plot On Flight From Australia To Abu Dhabi

    August 21, 2017

    Lebanese intelligence helped foil a plot by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to bring down an airliner with bombs hidden inside a Barbie doll and a meat grinder, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Nouhad Machnouk told reporters that Lebanese police intelligence stopped the explosive device plot on the Emirati flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United ...

  • Australian terror threat: National strategy to protect crowds unveiled

    August 20, 2017

    From architects to bar staff, Australians involved in managing crowds will be urged to plug security into their everyday thinking to prevent terror attacks under a national strategy that will embed long-term changes into the country’s public spaces. The major blueprint gives detailed advice to owners and operators of places that attract crowds on how to ...

  • Views solicited on screening of air passengers with prosthetic limbs

    August 18, 2017

    The government on Friday invited suggestions from the public and stakeholders by September 17 on draft rules on screening of passengers with prosthetic limbs at airports in India. In view of many complaints from passengers with artificial limbs who were asked to remove them during frisking ahead of departures from different airports, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ...

  • Suspicious object found in Parcel baggage of Guwahati station

    August 18, 2017

    A suspicious object, suspected to be a bomb, was today recovered from a Silchar-bound parcel baggage in Guwahati railway station, GRP and police officials said. A Home Guard on duty at the Railway Mail Service (RMS) area, behind platform number one, heard a ticking sound from the parcel baggage at around 9.45 am and immediately ...

  • Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decades

    August 18, 2017

    The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside. For the people of Mosul, the sophisticated bomb was a reminder of how difficult it will be to return to homes littered with hidden explosives by Islamic State militants and dotted with the remnants of undetonated bombs dropped by the U.S.-led ...

  • Barcelona and Cambrils attacks linked to house explosion in Spain

    August 18, 2017

    The two terror attacks in Spain have been linked to a house explosion in the tourist district of Alcanar. One person was killed in the blast in Alcanar, about 100 miles southwest of Barcelona, on Wednesday night. he explosion, in the village of Alcanar Platja, also injured seven people, including some foreigners from France, Italy and Morocco, ...

  • Police in Nigeria confirm killing of 16 people in Borno triple suicide attacks

    August 17, 2017

    UN restates support to combat terrorism in Nigeria The Borno State Police Command has said that 16 people were killed in Konduga town of the state when three suspected suicide bombers attacked a livestock market by detonating their strapped Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) on Tuesday. The triple market bomb blasts also injured 82 traders and passers-by who ...

  • Frontier Corps (FC) in Bara (Pakistan) busts network involved in planting IEDs

    August 16, 2017

    Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday revealed that Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday busted a terrorist network involved in planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other sabotage activities in Bara, Khyber Agency. Terrorist network involved in planting and facilitating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and carrying out other terrorist activities was apprehended after an ...

  • ISIS bombs electricity transmission towers in Jalawla, Qarah Tapah

    August 15, 2017

    SULAIMANI – Islamic State (ISIS) bombs knocked down a number of electricity transmission towers between Qarah Tapah and Jalawla sub-districts northwest and southwest of Khanaqin in the province of Diyala. Head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) office in Qarah Tapah, Mohammed Omer, told Voice of America on Tuesday (August 15) that it was the second ...