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  • Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot

    June 26, 2018

    Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested on 27 April 2017 in Parliament Street, where he was caught carrying three knives. Prosecutors said Ali, from Edmonton in north London, had planned a “murderous attack” on politicians and police. In a police interview, Ali said he wanted to deliver a “message” to British authorities, but claimed the knives were for ...

  • Armed opposition infighting triggers uptick in IS attacks in northern Syria

    June 26, 2018

    Explosions of car and motorbike bombs have been recurrent events in northern Syria lately. The Islamic State (IS) has also executed the members of pro-opposition armed factions, especially in Idlib and the northern Aleppo countryside, taking advantage of the lax security situation since April. The areas that are not controlled by the regime in northern Syria have been under ...

  • Saudi project to dismantle mines in Yemen ‘Masam’ launched

    June 26, 2018

    The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday launched the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM), a five-year program that aims to dismantle mines in Yemen. According to Saudi Press Agency, Riyadh-based KSRelief launched the Saudi Project to Dismantle Mines in Yemen (Masam) in the presence of princes, ministers, senior officials, diplomatic corps ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion injures 8 soldiers in Sulu

    June 25, 2018

    Eight soldiers were wounded in an accidental explosion involving an improvised explosive device (IED) they recovered following a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, the military reported. Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, disclosed that the explosion occurred while troops were conducting a clearing operation following a 30-minute clash with Abu ...

  • Nigeria: Lack of Counter IED Equipment, Actionable Intelligence, Impeding War against Terror

    June 24, 2018

    The Nigerian military has listed lack of Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) equipment, insufficiency of accurate actionable intelligence, impropriety in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) activities and lack of community resilience on the part of the locals as major impediments to the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east. The Theatre Commander Operation ...

  • Russia: Stavropol police look for hitmen who blew up businessman in his BMW X6

    June 24, 2018

    The MIA Directorate in the Stavropol region has put the Hummer and the two people inside it on the wanted list. The hitmen are suspected of killing a Stavropol entrepreneur three days ago, according to Lenta.ru‘s high-ranking local police source. The assassination occurred at about 2:20 PM on June 21. The BMW X6 blew up on the ...

  • Thai army: 41 bombs seized from militants were made in Malaysia

    June 24, 2018

    41 homemade bombs seized in southern Thailand’s Takbai district several days ago were produced in neighbouring Malaysia and meant for attacks after Ramadan. This was according to the Thai Army, which concurred with a statement by the Narathiwat police several days ago, on the bombs’ origin. According to Fourth Army Region commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich, the ...

  • Zimbabwe blast rocks stadium in apparent assassination attempt on President

    June 24, 2018

    Zimbabwe’s government is calling an explosion Saturday an assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was holding a campaign rally at a stadium. The President escaped injuries, but others were injured and hospitalized. A security officer had to have a leg amputated, presidential spokesman George Charamba said. The blast occurred at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. Forty-nine ...

  • IEDs a new threat to Jammu and Kashmir, says CRPF DG

    June 23, 2018

    Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the new threat to Jammu and Kashmir, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) director general Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar told ET. “Now IEDs are back in J&K. IEDs are the new threat. Last year there were very few IED incidents, but now they have reappeared,” said the CRPF DG. Read more… Source: The Economic Times  

  • Nigerian Military Announces N5M Reward For IED Factories In North East

    June 22, 2018

    Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas announced this, when he was briefing journalists on the successes recorded by his men, in the North-East. General Rogers Nicholas sought timely information from the people, whom he also asked to take issues of security, seriously. The Theatre Commander said, over 300 insurgents have willingly surrendered to troops, while ...

  • TSA Finds Fake Bomb in Traveler’s Carry-On at O’Hare

    June 22, 2018

    A fake explosive at O’Hare International Airport had TSA wondering if Wile E. Coyote was in the building. It also forced a nearly 20-minute delay at a security checkpoint in the airport. The “replica improvised explosive decide” was spotted in a traveler’s carry-on bag at the airport and shut down the TSA checkpoint for 19 minutes ...

  • Army’s EHCCs converge on FLW

    June 21, 2018

    Fort Leonard Wood’s Counter Explosive Hazards Center and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted all four of the Army’s Explosive Hazards Coordination Cells for training June 2 through 15. Throughout the two weeks, Soldiers with the 475th EHCC from Vicksburg, Mississippi; the 710th from Eastover, South Carolina; the 870th from Marietta, Georgia; and the 1307th ...

  • Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

    June 20, 2018

    New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to reduce its efforts in combatting terrorism in all its forms. Even though the number of ...

  • Social media ‘wizardry’ will help British troops win wars

    June 20, 2018

    The British army has unveiled a new ‘social media’ app which allows soldiers to win wars using their mobile phones. The Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool has been hailed a “game changer” by a senior Army officer after trials during the recent US-led Exercise Sabre Strike involving 18,000 troops and 19 countries across Eastern Europe. Samsung mobile phones loaded ...

  • The past, present and future of bomb disposal robots

    June 20, 2018

    Of all the roles in the British Army, one of the most dangerous is that of the ammunition technical officer, who has the daunting task of dismantling, defusing and disposing bombs and other explosive ordnance, often in the most hostile and challenging of environments. Making this job safer (if far from risk-free) are bomb disposal ...

  • Cambodia, China sign documents on mine clearance, transport master plan preparation, palace renovation

    June 19, 2018

    Cambodia and China on Tuesday signed documents on mine clearance, preparation of transport master plan and renovation of the Angkor Thom Royal Palace. The documents were inked here between Cambodian and Chinese officials under the presence of Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan. In the mine clearance ...

  • Nigeria: 32 Killed, 84 Injured in Borno Explosion

    June 18, 2018

    A massive explosion left 32 persons dead and 84 others injured in Abbachari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at the weekend as the orgy of violence in the North-east showed resilience in spite of desperate military efforts to restore peace in the region.There were conflicting reports about the cause of the explosion. While ...

  • Shin Bet Uncovers West Bank Hamas Cell That Planned Attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

    June 17, 2018

    The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had uncovered a ring of Hamas operatives in Nablus that had been working since October to plan terror attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere. The network was “exceptional in its scope and activities,” the announcement said, adding that the cell had 20 people in it, including people with experience in ...