News – June 2016


Global Terrorism Database Leaked. Reveals 2.2 Million Suspected Terrorists
June 29, 2016
A massive database of terrorists and “heightened-risk individuals and entities” containing more than 2.2 Million records has reportedly leaked online.


Brain-Jacked Locusts Could Be The Next Bomb Detectors
June 29, 2016
A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is developing cyborg locusts that will be flown via remote control into hazardous areas to sniff for explosive chemicals.


Rochester International Airport expands canine explosives detection program
June 29, 2016
The Greater Rochester International Airport, in a partnership with the Transportation Security Administration and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, expanded its canine explosives detection program.


Istanbul Airport Blasts: At Least 41 Killed
June 29, 2016
At least 41 people have been killed after three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport.


Lebanon: Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks
June 27, 2016
At least five people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a multiple suicide bomb attack in north-eastern Lebanon, officials and medics say.


Three killed, 91 injured in Madagascar ‘terror blast’
June 27, 2016
A toddler died in hospital Monday following a grenade attack in Madagascar’s capital, bringing the death toll to three in what the president called “an act of terrorism”.


Bomb-disposal unit member was confirmed dead outside Kenya militry base
June 26, 2016
Two Powerful explosions were heard on Sunday morning near a military camp belonging to Kenyan defense forces (KDF) in Bardere city of Gedo region.


Explosion rocks hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu followed by gunfire
June 25, 2016
A group of attackers detonated a car bomb and then stormed a hotel in the heart of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, taking hostages. Security forces say they have now taken control of the scene.


Jordan shuts Syria borders after deadly car bomb attack
June 22, 2016
At least six members of Jordan’s security forces were killed in the bombing, which was launched from the Syrian side of the border in what the government suspects was an attack by ISIS militants.


Police given more time to question suspect after ‘homemade explosives’ are found in Peterborough home
June 22, 2016
Peterborough police have been given more time to question a man arrested after suspected homemade explosives were discovered at a property in Longthorpe yesterday.


Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan
June 20, 2016
More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul.


Iran foils ‘biggest terrorist plot’: state TV
June 20, 2016
Iranian intelligence officials have broken up “the biggest terrorist plot” ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic republic, the country’s state television reported on Monday.


Kolkata: CID orders bomb detection devices
June 18, 2016
The death of two bomb squad officials at Malda’s Baisnabnagar earlier this year has sent the state CID’s elite bomb squad on a buying spree.


Man arrested for hoarding Nazi paraphernalia, bomb-instructions and guns in New York
June 17, 2016
A man was arrested after police found assault rifles, instructions on how to make bombs and a trove of Nazi paraphernalia at his home in New York.


HALO Trust unearths explosive drone warhead in Karabakh
June 17, 2016
The HALO Trust has found a fragmentation warhead from a suicide drone in Nagorno Karabakh.


RIMPAC 2016 international maritime exercise to begin on 30 June
June 17, 2016
The drill will also involve amphibious operations; gunnery, missile, anti-submarine, and air defence exercises, in addition to counter-piracy operations; mine clearance operations; and explosive ordnance disposal and diving and salvage operations.


Iraqi Army Purchases 500 Bandolier Lightweight Multi-Purpose Clearance Charges From Critical Solutions International
June 16, 2016
Critical Solutions International (CSI) announced today that the Iraqi Army has made its initial purchase of 500 of CSI’s Bandolier Lightweight Multi-Purpose Clearing Charges to help bridge Iraq’s current capability gaps in their fight to retake northwestern regions of the country.


Obama Set to Announce More Funding for Clearing Old Bombs in Laos
June 16, 2016
The lush green landscape of Laos’ northeastern Xieng Khouang province masks what almost a decade of conflict left behind. Millions of cluster munitions, known in Laos as “bombies,” are scattered among the rice fields and mountains, many buried deep below the surface.


State police ask for public’s help after explosive device found on Radford University field
June 16, 2016
State police are asking for the public’s help after an improvised explosive device was found on a Radford University intramural field.


1 injured as IED explodes in Kerala court complex
June 15, 2016
A 61-year-old man was injured when a low-intensity Improvised Explosive Device kept under an unused jeep exploded at the collectorate-cum-district courts complex in Kollam on Wednesday.


Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick to forfeit £8m
June 15, 2016
A British businessman serving a 10-year jail term for making bogus bomb detectors has been ordered to forfeit cash and assets worth nearly £8m.


Man arrested with weapons, explosive materials on way to L.A. Pride parade
June 14, 2016
A man whose car was filled with explosive material and weapons was arrested by police early Sunday.


Critical Solutions International and Humanistic Robotics Awarded Contract to Provide the Afghan National Army with 450+ Mine Rollers
June 13, 2016
Partnership between two route-clearance leaders will address an urgent need of the Afghan National Army for mine clearance and counter-IED capability.


Combat engineers clear way for new developments
June 13, 2016
451st Combat Engineer Platoon from Conroe, Texas conducted mine flail operations as part of the Multi-Echelon Integrated Brigade Training for 2016.


Philippines: IED found among trash in North Cotabato town
June 13, 2016
Responding bomb experts managed to immediately deactivate the improvised explosive device, fashioned from a live 81-millimeter mortar rigged with a blasting mechanism attached to a mobile phone.


Man arrested after suspect package is found on Dublin’s Store Street
June 12, 2016
Road was closed to public as army bomb squad searched the scene.


Blast from ‘self-made’ explosive injures five in Shanghai airport
June 12, 2016
A man set off a home-made explosive at a terminal in Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sunday, injuring five people, including himself.


New police dog named after Truro bomb disposal hero Olaf Schmid
June 11, 2016
The German short-haired pointer is the newest canine recruit at Avon and Somerset Police and has been named Calverkeys Olaf Schmid.


Turkey bans sale of some fertilisers after bomb attacks
June 9, 2016
Turkey has banned the sale of fertilisers containing ammonium nitrate, which can be used in explosives.


3 killed by car bomb near police headquarters in Midyat, Turkey
June 8, 2016
Three people were killed Wednesday by a car bomb in the southeastern Turkish town of Midyat — the second such attack on Turkish police targets in two days.


Istanbul Police Bus Attack Kills At Least 11
June 7, 2016
A car bomb attack on a police bus in Istanbul has killed at least 11 people, seven of them officers.


Five Jordanians, including three military officers, killed in attack outside Amman
June 6, 2016
Five Jordanians were killed in an armed attack on the offices of the Jordanian General Intelligence Services (GIS) in north Amman, according to the Minister of Media Affairs Mohammed al-Momani speaking to the Jordanian Al-Ghad newspaper.

Experts Tout Cheap Robots for Explosives Removal
June 4, 2016
U.S.-based scientists say a relatively inexpensive robot designed to retrieve explosive devices could be ready to use in Cambodia within a year, while another robot meant to make demining work more efficient is in the works.


TSA is tired of the wait too, wants new technology
June 4, 2016
Faced with long airport lines and frustrated travellers, the Transportation Security Administration is hoping new technology can help speed up airport screenings.

Queen’s guardsman arrested for making IED ‘bomb’ just a mile from Windsor Castle
June 4, 2016
One of the Queen’s guards has sparked a terror alert after apparently trying to make a Taliban-style bomb in a British Army base less than a mile from Windsor Castle.

ICOR’s CALIBER® MK4 Robot is designed to tackle Large Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (LVBIED)
June 3, 2016
ICOR’s CALIBER® MK4 Robot is the newest member of the CALIBER® family. The MK4 is equipped with a total of 7 cameras, including a dedicated, telescoping Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera arm that can reach a height of 9 ft.


ISIS terror plot to murder tourists in Dusseldorf involved TEN suicide bombers
June 3, 2016
A ISIS terror plot to murder tourists in the old town of Dusseldorf in Germany involved TEN suicide bombers .

27 nations to participate in world’s largest maritime exercise
June 2, 2016
Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.