How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Late this spring, Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State in Mosul discovered three unfired rocket-propelled grenades with an unusual feature — a heavy liquid sloshing inside their warheads. Tests later found that the warheads contained a crude blister agent resembling Read More …

Islamic State cells now operating in Malaysia, says anti-terror chief

State terrorists no longer act as lone wolves but have organised themselves into cells in Malaysia, police said today. Special Branch Counter-Terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the first cell detected in Malaysia was the group targeting the “Better Beer Festival” in Read More …

Homeland Security bulletin warns of weaponized drones and threat to aviation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated terror bulletin on Thursday highlighting the threat of weaponized drones, chemical attacks and the continued targeting of commercial aircraft. “We continue to face one of the most challenging threat environments since 9/11, as Read More …

Build your own bomb: How Amazon’s algorithm helps suggest explosive recipes

Amazon is linking potential bomb-making components under the “frequently bought together” tab, guiding its users to all the ingredients required to make an incendiary device. The simple products are widely available in shops too, but Amazon’s algorithm recommends product combinations. Read More …

Drones Delivering Dirty Bombs Could Be the Next Terror Threat

Daesh terrorists have attached improvised explosive devices to commercially available drones in the past to conduct terror strikes, but the next threat may entail dropping dirty bombs from cheap unmanned aerial vehicles, a senior German intelligence official said this week. Read More …