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  • Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

    June 20, 2017

    June 20, 2017 Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion Tuesday night at a busy train station continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and was checking to see ...

  • Rebel bomb attack halts Colombia’s Cano Limon crude pipeline

    June 20, 2017

    A bomb attack over the weekend by the Marxist ELN rebels has halted the flow of crude along Colombia’s second largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, sources from the military and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday. The explosion took place on Saturday in a rural area of Saravena municipality, in the province of Arauca. ...

  • 15 dead in Mogadishu by another suicide car-bombing claimed by al-Shabaab

    June 20, 2017

    The street, littered with smoldering pieces of debris and bloody body parts in what is yet another suicide car-bombing in the bustling Wadajir district within the capital city of Mogadishu. The al-Qaeda-linked terror group based in Somalia known as Harakat al-Shabaab (HSM) immediately claimed the attack as theirs as the group continues its campaign of ...

  • Car rams police van on Paris’s Champs-Élysées in ‘attempted attack’

    June 19, 2017

    June 19, 2017 A car loaded with gas canisters rammed into a police van on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Monday, leaving the driver dead in what the interior minister said was an “attempted attack”. According to police sources, a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles were later found in the deceased suspect’s vehicle. No ...

  • Bomber jailed for targeting police in Belfast attack

    June 19, 2017

    June 19, 2017 A woman who posed as a model to entrap a man into participating in a plot to kill police officers in a bomb attack has been jailed for 16 years. Christine Connor used a fake online profile to indoctrinate Stuart Downes with her views, a judge said. Using a fictitious name and a picture of ...

  • Inputs on Maoists put security agencies in Madhya Pradesh on high alert

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 With only a year-and-a-half left for Madhya Pradesh to go to polls, the Maoists are slowly strengthening their presence in Balaghat district, one of their main areas of operation. The recent intelligence input of a ‘Vistaar’ platoon of Maoists operating in the area, discovery of raw materials for making Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) in ...

  • Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 Three women have been killed in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, in what the authorities say was a terrorist attack. An explosion occurred at a shopping centre in the busy Zona Rosa area. Eleven other people were injured in the attack. Bogota’s mayor Enrique Penalosa said that one of those who died was from France. The authorities ...

  • Suicide bombers attack Afghan police HQ, killing or wounding dozens

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after up to five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began at around 6:30am (2am GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in ...

  • Roadside explosion kills Egyptian policeman in Cairo

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry. “At about 12:45am on June 18 as a vehicle belonging to the Central Security Forces transported a group of officers and conscripts an improvised explosive device planted on the roadside ...

  • Better Image-Quality Measurements for Bomb Squads

    June 18, 2017

    May 18, 2017 I’ve been interested in science ever since I was a child. If you had told 8-year-old me that I was going to be a physicist, then I would have been very excited. Had you told me that my lab would be filled with a bevy of bombs, and that my typical work day ...

  • China nursery blast: Eight dead in Jiangsu explosion

    June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017 At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a nursery in China. State news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in the town of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon. No children or teachers were among the casualties, it said. The cause of the ...

  • Newtown man charged with making pipe bombs

    June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017 A man who called police about his car being vandalized was charged this week with making pipe bombs. Larry Bailey, 65, had called police in March claiming that his car had been vandalized and that a former roommate had been threatening him. The car wouldn’t run, apparently because drain cleaner had been put in ...

  • ISIS is planning new wave of attacks on Europe with explosives-laden drones and female jihadis, EU law enforcement agency warns

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 Europe’s top law enforcement agency says explosives that mimic those used in Syria and Iraq are a leading threat to the European Union, along with returning fighters and would-be jihadis blocked from traveling to the war zone. In a report Thursday summarizing trends from 2016, Europol says Islamic extremists bent on attacking Europe are ...

  • Lagos airport gets new anti-explosive machines

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, has received a new set of anti-explosives and narcotic baggage scanning machines as part of efforts to boost safety and security of airlines, passengers and other users of the airport. Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, who stated this on Wednesday ...

  • American Airlines tests CT scanning to keep laptops in carry-ons

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 American Airlines on Thursday began the first U.S. test of new airport-security scanners that provide a more detailed view inside carry-on luggage and may allow travelers to keep laptops in their bags. The CT scanner, using technology borrowed from the medical world, is being used in a security checkpoint lane at Phoenix Sky Harbor ...