• 22 pounds of ‘mother of Satan’ explosives found in Federal Way house, police say

    June 7, 2018

    A 34-year-old Federal Way man accused of blowing up his SUV with homemade explosives on Tuesday evening was charged Thursday with possession of an incendiary device, according to King County prosecutors. Police and federal agents seized 22 pounds of triacetone triperoxide, known as TATP, and 20 pounds of explosive tannerite from a shed, car and the house where ...

  • At least 18 killed in Baghdad explosion: source

    June 6, 2018

    At least 18 people were killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said. An interior ministry spokesman said in a brief statement the blast was the result of the detonation of an ammunitions cache and that security forces had opened an investigation.The ammunition had ...

  • $2M in Grants for Local FBI-Accredited Bomb Squads

    June 6, 2018

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2 million in federal Homeland Security Grant Program funding has been secured, allowing the state’s 12 local FBI-accredited bomb squads to sustain and enhance their capabilities to detect, interdict, and respond to improvised explosive devices. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that New York has provided dedicated federal homeland security funding ...

  • Kenya: At Least 5 Police Officers Killed in IED Attack

    June 6, 2018

    At least five police officers have been killed in an Al Shabaab attack in Liboi. Police said those killed are General Service Unit officers whose vehicle was blown up after driving over an Improvised Explosive Device. Dadaab Deputy County Commissioner Harun Kamau indicated that more officers have been deployed to the area to search for the attackers. Read ...

  • First Group of Afghan Female Deminers Being Trained

    June 6, 2018

    A group of Afghan female deminers is being trained in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan. Many civilian casualties in Afghanistan are attributed to explosive remnants of war and other improvised explosive devices. The Danish Demining Group pledges to train more women in this field, if the initiative is approved in the male-dominated country. Read more… (video) Source: ...

  • Bomb squad detonates shell found at Oswestry building site

    June 6, 2018

    Police were called to the scene after construction workers found the shell while digging on the site off Artillery Road, in Park Hall, at around 1pm on Tuesday. Tools were downed and the site was shut, as officers waiting for EOD officers to arrive. The officers came from Hereford, arriving at the scene at around 6.53pm. Read more… Source: Shropshire ...

  • SPAWAR Reserve Program Provides Critical Feedback to Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Lab

    June 5, 2018

    The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Reserve Program (SRP) recently supported the development and fielding of some of the Navy’s new and emerging underwater assessment technologies during a testing event off the coast of Southern California. The team provided warfighting expertise to SPAWAR System Center Pacific’s (SSC Pacific’s) Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) Lab. Read more… Source: ...

  • EOD Soldiers compete for best

    June 4, 2018

    The Ordnance Crucible Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Year training event began today with an opening ceremony at Heth Hall, hosted by Brig. Gen. Heidi Hoyle, the 41st Chief of Ordnance. “Who’s ready to win,” said Hoyle. The EOD Team of the Year is the first of three major training events for the 2018 U.S. ...

  • Two men are arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Manchester

    June 4, 2018

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after police raided a home in Manchester. Officers went to the property in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, following reports of suspicious items being found made shortly before 11.25am on Monday. Examinations at the scene, which has been cordoned off, have not revealed anything which appears to be explosives but two ...

  • The U.S. Army Is Going to Blow Up This Ex-Saudi Airlines Boeing 777 Jet

    June 1, 2018

    The U.S. Army has hired a private contractor to fly an old Boeing 777 airliner from Saudi Arabia to the United States just so it can blow it apart. It may sound like a piece of the conspiracy at the center of a Hollywood spy thriller, but it’s actually part of an arrangement to help the Department ...

  • Kabul: Attack On Interior Ministry Ends After 10 Gunmen Killed

    May 31, 2018

    The attack started at around 12.15pm Kabul time when an explosion occurred close to the entrance gate of the ministry. The explosion was followed by gunfire by attackers. The Ministry of Interior moved to the new building last year – a building which is close to main military bases including the Ministry of Defense and the ...

  • IED blast kills two soldiers in North Waziristan: ISPR

    May 30, 2018

    As many as two soldiers were killed and three others were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near Datakhel area of North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. According to military’s media wing, the blast took place when an IED planted on track by militants went off near a security forces ...

  • Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    May 29, 2018

      Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Irish Centre for Emergency Management, DynITEC GmbH, Irish Defence Forces, Metrohm AG, Armament Research Services (ARES) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Spring/Summer 2018 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations ...

  • Afghanistan seizes truck carrying 10 tonnes of explosives from Pakistan

    May 29, 2018

    Afghan border police have seized a truck carrying 9,800 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient of improvised explosives, at Torkham crossing with Pakistan, officials said Sunday. The explosives were placed under fruit boxes in a Pakistani lorry. The discovery was made on Saturday evening during check at Torkham port, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said. Read more… Source:  

  • Homemade explosives used in Mississauga restaurant appeared to contain nails

    May 29, 2018

    A homemade bomb detonated in a Mississauga restaurant last week appeared to contain nails and other household items, police said Tuesday, revealing more details on their investigation into an explosion that injured 15 people. The search for two suspects continues, and one of them may be a woman, Peel police said at a morning news conference, ...

  • Explosive-laden Gazan drone found in southern Israel

    May 28, 2018

    A drone armed with explosives was launched from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and fell in the South last week, the IDF confirmed on Monday. The drone, which was launched from the northern Gaza Strip at night, was recovered intact “a few days ago” after it landed in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, the IDF said. Read more… Source: The ...

  • Three soldiers injured in IED blast in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir

    May 28, 2018

    Srinagar: Three soldiers were injured in an IED blast triggered by terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. A Casper vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was damaged in an IED blast triggered by terrorists in Zainapora area of Shopian district, an Army official said. Read more… Source: State Times  

  • 3 killed, 7 injured as suicide bomber target Konduga, Borno

    May 28, 2018

    The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that three persons lost their lives while seven others were injured when a suicide bomber attacked Konduga yesterday. Police Commissioner, Mr. Damian Chukwu, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday. Read more… Source: Daily Trust