News – July 2016

Peshawar: Officer killed in Mohmand Agency’s IED blasts
July 30, 2016
At least one security official was killer when three back to back Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were blasted in Kuz Chamarkand.

Chhattisgarh, India: Powerful improvised explosive devise unearthed
July 29, 2016
A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists to harm troopers has been recovered by the security personnel from an insurgency-hit pocket in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district.

Van loaded with IEDs seized in Marawi City, Philippines
July 29, 2016
A white Toyota Innova loaded with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other bomb components was intercepted by state security forces at a checkpoint in Barangay Lilod.

Iraq violence: Did IS use new type of bomb for deadliest attack?
July 28, 2016
The bomb-makers are believed to have taken a formula “available on the internet”, and then adjusted the quantities to reduce its risk of detection, and increase its impact.

US Follows Islamic Terrorists’ Use of Explosive UAVs
July 28, 2016
U.S. Department of Defense asked Congress for an additional $20 million to develop countermeasures to the growing Islamic terrorist use of cheap commercial UAVs.

Royal Australian Navy establishes new mine warfare team
July 28, 2016
Enhanced mine warfare capabilities will soon be a reality for the Royal Australian Navy, with Australia Mine Warfare Team 16 being officially named at a ceremony at HMAS Waterhen.

FBI talks IEDs with military and local law enforcement
July 27, 2016
Military emergency service and ordnance organizations, along with local law enforcement agencies, attended a presentation by the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center in Fort Benning.

From Beirut to Baghdad, ‘useless’ bomb detectors guard against disaster
July 27, 2016
The devices have been condemned by forensic specialists as a dangerous waste of money, based on bogus science.

Flatmates plead guilty to making preparations for a terrorist attack
July 27, 2016
Two flatmates have pleaded guilty to making preparations for a terrorist attack but deny they intended to kill anyone instead saying they were planning to destroy property.

Bilateral talks with Asean countries on Daesh threat: IGP
July 26, 2016
Issues involving Daesh militant groups and its threat will be discussed through several bilateral talks with Asean member countries, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany
July 25, 2016
A failed Syrian asylum seeker has blown himself up and injured 15 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach.

IS members threatened to attack cops
July 24, 2016
Police have detained a senior Islamic State (IS) member and 13 other suspected militants, and seized a ready-made Improvised Explosive Device (IED) meant for attacking Bukit Aman top brass.

Jordan: Advanced devices to detect chemical, explosives at Customs Department
July 24, 2016
New advanced chemical and explosive detection devices will be introduced to maintain the security of borders and confront threats of weapons of mass destruction

25 improvised bombs recovered from Maoist den in Jharkhand
July 23, 2016
Altogether 25 IEDs (improvised explosive devices) concealed under the ground by suspected Maoists to target security forces.

UN authorizes offshore disposal of Libya’s chemical weapons
July 23, 2016
The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday authorized member states to assist Libya in eliminating the country’s stockpile of chemicals that could be used to develop toxic weapons.

Nothing will ‘quickly or easily’ stop bombings in Baghdad, US warns
July 22, 2016
Army Lt. Gen. Michael Shields, the director of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA), traveled to Iraq with several staff members to discuss the spate of attacks in the city by the Islamic State and how to thwart them.

Chemical plants, water supply are terrorist targets, Europol warns
July 22, 2016
Chemical plants are becoming a “target of choice” for terrorists who may also try to contaminate water supplies or infiltrate nuclear sites, according to Europe’s law enforcement agency.

EOD team competes in JAPTOY competition
July 21, 2016
Soldiers stationed in South Korea and Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, participated in the Explosive Ordnance Joint Asian Pacific Team of the Year Competition at Warrior Base, Paju, South Korea.

Ukraine journalist killed in Kiev car bombing
July 20, 2016
Prominent writer for the investigative Ukrayinska Pravda was driving to work when it was blown up.

Oxnard Man Arrested For Planting Chemical Weapon In Walmart
July 20, 2016
Oxnard police arrested a man they said built a chemical weapon designed to release a dangerous gas and left it in a Walmart last month, forcing the evacuation of the store.

Recognition for Iraq and Middle East service
July 19, 2016
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says two New Zealand General Service Medals have been instituted to recognise service in Iraq and the greater Middle East since 2014.

EOD company conducts excavation range
July 19, 2016
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion conducted an improvised explosive device excavation range at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Indian ISIS recruits ‘wanted lessons from Maoist rebels in how to build IEDs’
July 19, 2016
Indian ISIS recruits were looking to strike an alliance with Maoists and source weapons from the rebel group, according to a charge-sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Boko Haram suicide bomber caught with hidden explosives
July 18, 2016
Troops of 101 battalion, 7 division garrison, who were on foot patrol along with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), on Sunday, July 17 intercepted a suspected male suicide bomber at Sabon Gari, Jidari, Borno state.

Drug addict who hoarded huge haul of explosives, firearms and weapons in his home because he wanted to make homemade fireworks is jailed for three years
July 18, 2016
A man charged over a stockpile of weapons and explosives discovered at a so-called Brisbane ‘bomb house’ has been jailed for three years after a court was told he just wanted to make homemade fireworks.

Kazakhstan anti-terror operation launched after four killed in capital
July 18, 2016
Three policemen and civilian have been killed by a gunman in Kazakhstan’s financial capital, Almaty, authorities have said, adding that they had launched an anti-terrorist operation.

Does the wave of ISIS suicide bombs mean they are losing?
June 17, 2016
Seven decades on, the last months of World War II in the Pacific still have lessons for international security, specifically for the horrid war with terrorists.

Security forces defuse IED northeast of Baghdad
July 17, 2016
A source in the Ministry of Interior informed that security forces defused an improvised explosive device near a garage, northeast of Baghdad. The forces also found a number of grenades in a waste container.

Suspect Walking Around With Explosives Arrested in Jerusalem
July 17, 2016
Israeli police on Sunday arrested a Palestinian man carrying explosives in his backpack as he was about to board a tram in the center of Jerusalem, a police spokesman said.

Tribute to heroic Buster who saved 1,000 lives and struggled with life after war zone
July 16, 2016
A memorial garden has been unveiled at RAF Waddington in memory of a heroic dog who helped save more than a thousand lives.

Pakistan: CTD recovers explosives, and arrests two militants in Swat
July 16, 2016
Counter Terrorism Department and local police foiled a major terror plot in Mankial Badoran area of Swat on Friday by recovering explosive material including an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and other elements, enough to wreak havoc in the area, official sources said.

Five cops injured in Swat blast
July 13, 2016
As many as five policemen including a head constable were critically injured in an IED blast at Mankiyal area of tehsil Behrain in Swat.

Four U.S. Military Dogs Receive Nation’s Top Honors for Valor at Inaugural American Humane Lois Pope LIFE K-9 Medal of Courage Awards
July 13, 2016
A Czech German Shepherd who sniffed out improvised explosive devices while also coming under and surviving enemy fire in Afghanistan; an athletic black Labrador retriever who served four combat tours in Afghanistan where he detected explosives and provided emotional support for his human comrades

Iraq to Employ New Bomb Detection Equipment
July, 13, 2016
Following recent deadly bombings that ripped through Baghdad, Iraq’s security forces are going to utilize new vehicles and devices to detect bombs and weapons.

The TSA’s Retired Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Are Up For Adoption
July 12, 2016
The TSA is looking for homes for retired explosives-detection dogs, as well as for dogs that didn’t make it all the way through the training program.


Nigeria: Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Rivers
July 12, 2016
The Explosive Ordinance team of the Rivers State Police Command has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Rumuche, Emohua LGA of the state.

As Colombia peace talks advance, war widows, ex-fighters clear landmines one at a time
July 12, 2016
After Cambodia and Afghanistan, Colombia has the third highest number of landmine casualties, with 11,440 people, including civilians, children and soldiers killed or injured by landmines since 1990.

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan arrived in Iraq early Monday to meet with his Iraqi counterpart Khaled al-Obeidi.
July 11, 2016
Sajjan’s visit also coincided with a trip to Baghdad by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

Iran’s Illegal Attempts to Buy Chemical Weapons Technology
July 10, 2016
Post-deal, Iran has solicited advanced nuclear, chemical, biological and missile-related technology, from 16 German states.

Pentagon Asks for More Money To Counter ISIS Drones
July 9, 2016
The Defense Department has asked Congress for an additional $20 million to deal with the Islamic State group’s drone threat.

Belfast man pleads guilty to possession of keg bomb
July 8, 2016
A Belfast man has pleaded guilty at Dublin’s Special Criminal Court to possession of a keg bomb. The trial of William Burns (40) had entered its second day yesterday when he changed his plea.

Dozens Killed In Iraq Bomb And Gun Attack
July 8, 2016
At least 37 people have been killed and 62 injured in an attack on a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad.

Can next-generation bomb ‘sniffing’ technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?
July 7, 2016
With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up.

Islamic State fighters using drones with IEDs and spy cameras, says Pentagon
July 7, 2016
Islamic State fighters are posing a growing threat to US and Iraqi forces by deploying small commercial drones armed with improvised explosives devices or spy cameras that can evade detection.

Explosion on Taiwan train injures 24 people
July 7, 2016
The injury toll from an explosion that hit a commuter train in Taiwan’s capital has risen to 24, with some of the victims in serious condition.

US Navy Funds Scientists to Develop Locusts as Cyborg Bomb Sniffers of the Future
July 7, 2016
A team from Washington University led by a biomedical engineering professor has been awarded a three-year grant worth $750,000 by the Office of Naval Research to continue their research in turning locusts into cyborg bomb sniffers.

Terror Attacks Reshape Turkish Defense-Spending Plans
July 6, 2016
A multitude of asymmetrical threats that have shattered Turkey’s homeland-security concept over the past year have forced the NATO ally into prioritizing its shorter-term defense spending in favor of anti-terror and anti-riot gear.

Baghdad attack: Death toll from Isis bombing rises to 250 in deadliest explosion to hit Iraq capital since 2003
July 6, 2016
The death toll of a car bombing at a shopping centre in Baghdadhas reached 250 in the worst single terror attack to hit the Iraqi capital since the 2003 war.

Suicide Bomb Blast Outside Medina Mosque
July 5, 2016
A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and wounded five others near the security headquarters of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.

Iraqi PM orders soldiers to stop using fake bomb detectors sold by jailed British fraud as Baghdad death toll reaches 200
July 4, 2016
Iraq’s Prime Minister has ordered his soldiers to stop using fake bomb detectors sold by a jailed British fraudster, as the death toll from an ISIS attack in Baghdad reaches 200 people.

‘Homemade’ explosive that sounded ‘like a cannon’ blows off student’s foot in Central Park
July 4, 2016
A “homemade” explosive left in Central Park for more than 24 hours blew off the foot of a college student Sunday.

World War Two bomb discovered on Greenwich foreshore
July 1, 2016
An unexploded World War Two bomb has been washed up on the riverside in Greenwich.

Hyderabad: Explosives used in Paris, Brussels attack found in Hyderabad
July 1, 2016
A dangerous explosive called triacetone triperoxide (TATP) that the Islamic State (IS) group had used during the attacks in Paris and Brussels was found in the basement of the Hyderabad house of one of the arrested suspects.