News – January 2024


  • Sweden: Police destroy ‘dangerous object’ found at Israeli embassy in Stockholm

    January 31, 2024

    The Swedish police’s bomb squad have detonated a ”dangerous object” found by staff at Israel’s embassy in Stockholm. It was found outside the embassy building, but inside its fenced-off compound. Police say the object could have detonated, but they have now destroyed it. Read more… Source: Radio Sweden Related: Object near Israel embassy deemed explosive in attempted terror attack   

  • UK: Unexploded bomb found behind pub in County Durham

    January 31, 2024

    An unexploded bomb has been found outside a pub in County Durham. The piece of unexploded ordnance was discovered by a member of the public behind The Church Mouse pub in Chester-le-Street shortly after 12:00 GMT on Wednesday. A cordon was in place for several hours during which an army bomb disposal unit was able to ...

  • Yemen: Houthis threaten more attacks against Western warships

    January 31, 2024

    Yemen’s Houthi militia has stated it plans more attacks on United States and British warships. The Iran-aligned group’s statement, released on Wednesday, said all US and British warships participating in “aggression” against Yemen are targets. The statement stoked concern over the simmering tensions in the region as well as increased disruption to world trade. Read more… Source: al-Jazeera ...

  • Zambia battles worst Cholera outbreak in decades

    January 31, 2024

    After decades of progress against cholera, the disease has seen a global upsurge since 2021. More than one million people are thought to be infected with cholera every year. Afghanistan and Syria have suffered huge outbreaks, but in 2023 over half of the countries reporting cases were from Africa. Zambia is among the latest to battle ...

  • EU naval mission to protect ships in Red Sea set to be launched on 19 February

    January 31, 2024

    A European Union naval mission to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea from missile attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen is expected to be launched on February 19, the bloc’s top diplomat announced on Wednesday. “Maritime security in the Red Sea has significantly deteriorated over the last weeks and we are very much advancing the ...

  • Israel: Shin Bet exposes how Hamas tried to use Israelis to unknowingly deliver explosives

    January 31, 2024

    The Shin Bet internal security agency on Wednesday exposed a Hamas espionage operation, during which the terrorist organization tried to solicit Israeli citizens to deliver packages without knowing what was inside. According to the revelation, the deliveries carried explosives or weapons intended to carry out attacks against “quality targets” in Israel. Another purpose was “training” of ...

  • Cambodia: CMAC plan UXO, ERW operations in Mekong

    January 31, 2024

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and an inter-ministerial task force organised a public forum ahead of operations to recover unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and shipwrecks from the Mekong River in Prey Veng province. Addressing the forum, CMAC director-general Heng Ratana explained how the recovery and clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW) and the removal of ...

  • Kataib Hezbollah announces halt of attacks on US forces

    January 31, 2024

    Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah has announced the suspension of hostile operations against US troops as Washington ponders its response to a deadly drone attack that killed three of its soldiers. The group’s attempt to de-escalate late on Tuesday, which it said was motivated by a desire not to “embarrass” the Iraqi government, was met with some scepticism ...

  • Montana: TSA hosting recruitment event at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport

    January 30, 2024

    BOZEMAN, Montana – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will host a recruitment event Wednesday, January 31 in Bozeman, Montana, to hire full- and part-time federal Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). Entry-level TSOs will be paid $25.76 per hour and be eligible for a $2,500 recruitment incentive upon starting with TSA. ...

  • New York: Live IEDs, body armor, hit list seized from Astoria brothers’ apartment

    January 30, 2024

    Two brothers have been indicted on 130 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and related charges after an arsenal of improvised explosive devices and ghost guns, including assault rifles, was found inside an Astoria apartment they shared with their mother and another brother, the Queens district attorney’s office said Monday. Instructions for making a variety ...

  • UK: Manchester men who stole £160k after blowing up ATMs jailed

    January 30, 2024

    Two men who stole almost £160,000 after blowing up four cash machines with explosives have been jailed. Ben Thompson, 35, of Wythenshawe, and Wesley Shepherd, 39, of Sale, were later spotted at Manchester Airport jetting off to Egypt, Spain and Mexico, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. Thompson was jailed for 16 years and Shepherd for 14 ...

  • Pakistan: Deadly blast targets PTI rally in Sibi, leaving four dead

    January 30, 2024

    A blast targeted a political rally organised by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday evening in Sibi district of Balochistan, resulting in at least four fatalities and several injuries, according to authorities. The explosion occurred as the rally, belonging to the former ruling party, was passing through the main Jinnah Road in Sibi. Police sources have ...

  • Ohio: Man who threw Molotov cocktails at church gets 18-year prison term

    January 30, 2024

    An Ohio man who had allegedly been a member of a neo-Nazi “white lives matter” group has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for firebombing a church that planned to host drag events, the US justice department announced on Tuesday. After making and throwing two molotov cocktails at the Community Church of Chesterland in Chesterland, ...

  • Israel: IDF reveals how it floods Hamas underground world with anti-tunnel tool

    January 30, 2024

    The IDF on Tuesday finally allowed the Israeli media to publish more comprehensive details about its anti-tunnel flooding project against Hamas in Gaza. The IDF said that the flooding tool is one of many for fighting Hamas’s tunnels, including also explosives, robots, air strikes, and sending in soldiers. While the system has made real contributions to ...

  • Pakistan: ‘Coordinated’ terror attacks launched on Balochistan’s Mach town

    January 30, 2024

    Security for­ces thwarted three coordinated attacks launched by terrorists using rockets and sophisticated weapons in Mach town on Monday night, some 70km from the provincial capital, officials said. At least one policeman was reportedly martyred while a truck driver injured in the horrific assault. While Balochistan’s caretaker Minister for Informa­tion Jan Achakzai attributed the attack to ...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram’s IED kills 7 farmers, injures 7 others in Borno

    January 29, 2024

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Boko Haram terrorists on the Pulka-Firgi Road in Gwoza local government area of Borno State, has killed seven farmers in a commercial vehicle. According to a report, the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, January 29, 2024, when the vehicle conveying the victims ran over the explosive. ...

  • The drone wars of Iran’s militias are becoming more deadly

    January 29, 2024

    Iran has been increasingly exporting drones to its proxies throughout the Middle East over the last decade. The drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increasingly play a role in Iran’s policies and the attacks by Iran’s proxies. Several years ago the drone threat may not have been seen as a major issue. Today it is taken seriously ...

  • Pakistan: Two people injured in grenade attack on National Party’s election office in Mastung

    January 28, 2024

    Two people were injured in a grenade attack on the National Party’s election office on Sunday evening in Balochistan’s Mastung, according to police. City Police Station House Officer (SHO) Abdul Fatah told Dawn.com that unknown persons had lobbed a grenade at the party’s election office before fleeing. He said the injured persons were identified as Ghulam ...

  • Angola: Unexploded high-powered bomb destroyed in Moxico province

    January 28, 2024

    An unexploded bomb, model FAB-250, considered “rare and highly powerful”, was destroyed in the town of Lushivi, 103 kilometers south of Luena, eastern Moxico province, by the Mining Advisory Group (MAG). Capable of destroying an area of 250 square meters, the artefact, weighing more than 100 kilograms, was recently discovered by a farmer in that town ...

  • Jordan: Three US troops killed and at least two dozen injured in drone attack on US outpost near Syrian border

    January 28, 2024

    Three US Army soldiers were killed and at least two dozen service members were injured in a drone attack overnight on a small US outpost in Jordan, US officials told CNN, marking the first time US troops have been killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the beginning of the Gaza war. The killing ...

  • Türkiye arrests six ISIS terror suspects wanted by Interpol

    January 28, 2024

    Police in Türkiye nabbed six Daesh/ISIS terror suspects wanted by Interpol in the country’s southern province, a security source said on Sunday. Counter-terrorism teams conducted an operation in Adana province’s Seyhan district, raiding houses where terrorist suspects were hiding, said a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk ...

  • Local Response & Emerging Tech to Aid Recovery in CBRN Affected Areas

    January 28, 2024

    12th Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium to feature two panel discussions this March 13-14 in Washington, D.C. The Joint Civil and DoD CBRN Symposium will convene senior leaders across DoD, military, federal government, industry, and academia to explore the continued efforts to advance defense, readiness, and response to current and emerging CBRN threats. Over the ...

  • Nigeria: IED kills six pupils in Borno

    January 28, 2024

    Six pupils of the Tsangaya Quranic Centre in Gubio town have been killed by an Improvised Explosive Device which exploded near the Tsangaya in the Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State. The incident occurred on Saturday when a metal scavenger unknowingly collected and stored various metallic items in a building near the Tsangaya school. Read more… Source: ...

  • Where Is Hamas Getting Its Weapons? Increasingly, From Israel.

    January 28, 2024

    Israeli military and intelligence officials have concluded that a significant number of weapons used by Hamas in the Oct. 7 attacks and in the war in Gaza came from an unlikely source: the Israeli military itself. For years, analysts have pointed to underground smuggling routes to explain how Hamas stayed so heavily armed despite an Israeli ...