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  • Hamas teams with Iran and Hizbullah, hits Israeli forces with sophisticated IED

    February 23, 2018

    In an attack that closely resembled the tactics used by Iran-backed Hizbullah, Hamas on Feb. 17 remote detonated two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which injured four Israeli soldiers. The sophisticated attack targeted soldiers from Israel’s Golani Brigade as they were attempting to remove a flag that was affixed to the border fence. The soldiers were wounded ...

  • Government commits £1.8 million to fund innovation in aviation security

    February 23, 2018

    Cutting-edge security technology could mean passengers see shorter queues and faster, more effective airport screening processes. Eight projects have been awarded £1.8 million in government funding to develop innovative technology, which has the potential to bolster airport security while also speeding up the screening process for passengers. The projects all apply novel approaches to aviation security which ...

  • Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

    February 22, 2018

    There has been an explosion at the US embassy in Montenegro, officials say. An attacker threw an explosive device into the compound in the capital Podgorica at around midnight (23:00 GMT), before killing himself, the government announced. Local media have named a Serbian-born local resident as a suspect, but this is unconfirmed by authorities. The government said the ...

  • Mine Action in The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Completion of demining operations

    February 22, 2018

    Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name Handicap International in the DRC) has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. From January 2016 to December 2017, HI and its local partner, Africa for Anti-Mine Action (AFRILAM) cleared 34,520 meters of land of mines, ...

  • DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

    February 22, 2018

    Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be misused to concoct chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ...

  • Explosion kills 3 of Haftar’s forces in central Libya

    February 22, 2018

    Three soldiers, loyal to the East Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar, were killed yesterday in a car bomb in the central city of Al-Jufra. Fouad Al-Mahdi Rashid, a member of the Al-Jufra Municipal Council, told the Anadolu Agency that another soldier was injured in the blast, which he said had targeted a security checkpoint in the town of Waddan. Read more… Source: ...

  • IED Rodeo 2018

    February 22, 2018

    Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training exercise Feb. 12-22, 2018 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The exercise, known as the IED Rodeo, featured EOD members from different military branches and nations, showcasing how they locate explosive devices and the steps they take to safely ...

  • Israeli intel thwarts ISIS attack on Australian airliner

    February 22, 2018

    An elite IDF intelligence unit was successful in exposing and thwarting an Islamic State (ISIS) terror plot to bomb an airliner flying out of Australia at the end of 2017. According to an army announcement on Wednesday, the IDF’s famed 8200 cyber unit uncovered the plot and then relayed the information to Israel’s intelligence community, which shared ...

  • Exercise TOXIC DAGGER – the sharp end of chemical warfare

    February 20, 2018

    40 Commando Royal Marines and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have staged the UK’s biggest annual exercise to prepare troops for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. Exercise TOXIC DAGGER is supported by Dstl, along with Public Health England (PHE) and The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and is the largest exercise of ...

  • Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya, India

    February 20, 2018

    Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said. “The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Chief Swaraj ...

  • Philippines: Arrested IS terror suspect yields bomb parts

    February 20, 2018

    A suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorist and his Filipino companion have been arrested in their apartment in Manila, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday. Dela Rosa said Fehmi Lassqued, who carried a Tunisian passport but was earlier identified as an Egyptian born in Syria, was an IS commander who had been ...

  • Sir Michael Fallon to host Counter Terror Awards at SCTX18

    February 19, 2018

    The organisers of Security & Counter Terror Expo have announced that Sir Michael Fallon MP, former Secretary of State for Defence and member of the National Security Council, will host the inaugural Counter Terror Awards during the event next month. The awards ceremony will take place at Olympia, London on 6 March 2018, with an audience ...

  • Mexican Officials: IED Found on Border Bridge Near Texas

    February 19, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered on a bridge that connects the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in Mexico. Mexican authorities said that the IED was found on the bridge, but they didn’t reveal when the bomb was left there. They confirmed, however, that the device was active, according to a translated Mexican ...

  • 22 killed, 28 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno

    February 17, 2018

    22 persons were killed and 28 others injuries in a multiple suicide bomb attack at a market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The incident occurred on Friday at about 9:00 pm, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives at the “Kasuwar Kifi” in the outskirts of Konduga town. An eye witness, Idrissa Bana, said the three ...

  • 4 IDF soldiers wounded after explosive device detonated near Gaza border

    February 17, 2018

    In what may be the most serious incident on the Gaza front since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, four soldiers were wounded when a bomb was detonated against their military jeep as they patrolled the border fence on Saturday afternoon. Two soldiers were in serious condition, one was moderately wounded and one was lightly wounded, the ...

  • Record number of Afghan civilian casualties in attacks in 2017: UN

    February 15, 2018

    Nearly 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record, a UN report said Thursday. The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas, after US President Donald Trump said last August the American presence in Afghanistan ...

  • Europe will see increase in terror in 2018, as foreign Isil fighters ‘return home with high-tech skills’

    February 13, 2018

    The terror threat to Europe will only increase this year, experts have warned, as growing numbers of foreign fighters return home with “high tech” weapons knowledge learned on the battlefield. Scores of jihadists are expected to trickle back to the UK and the continent, bringing with them skills acquired in Syria and Iraq, such as the ...

  • New online tool detects and blocks terrorist propaganda

    February 13, 2018

    The Home Office says it has developed new online technology to automatically detect and block terrorist online content. Created with tech company ASI Data Science, it uses uses advanced machine learning to analyse a video to determine whether it could be Islamic State propaganda. Designed to be used on any platform, it can support the detection of ...