News – May 2022


  • ATF NCETR hosted Lawrence B. Jones to explain their mission in fire research and safe explosives disposal process

    May 21, 2022

    ATF National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) hosted Lawrence B. Jones to explain their mission in fire research and safe explosives disposal process. The NCETR provides training and scientific research to prevent and investigate bombings, and post-blast training. https://twitter.com/ATFHQ/status/1529100605335142401 Read more… Source:  Fox News/U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  

  • India: IED supplier among four arrested for cross-border smuggling

    May 21, 2022

    The supplier of the improvised explosive device (IED) used in the Ludhiana court blast was among four persons arrested for their alleged involvement in cross-border smuggling of drugs, explosives arms and ammunition through drones, police said on Friday. The arrested accused are Sawinder Singh, Harpreet Singh and a minor of Dhanoia Khurd village, and Dilbagh Singh ...

  • Pipe Bombs, Improvised Grenades Found With Weapons Stockpile At Maryland Home

    May 20, 2022

    A Somerset County resident faces numerous charges after improvised bombs and a stockpile of guns were found Friday at their Princess Anne home, Maryland State Police said. It took bomb technicians hours to render the devices safe and render the home clear of any other threat. The devices were defused without incident and no injuries were ...

  • Kenya: Lamu officers trained on IED detection and response

    May 20, 2022

    Law enforcement officers in Lamu county have received landmine and Improvised Explosive Devices awareness training to enable them to enhance their security. The training, which was conducted by the Centre for Civilians in Conflict (Civic), is also meant to enable the officers prevent and deal more effectively with security incidents in the county. Civic is an international ...

  • British boy, 14, who downloaded bombmaking guides avoids jail

    May 20, 2022

    A teenager who downloaded guides to making bombs, and is thought to be the youngest person in the UK charged with terrorism offences, has avoided jail after being sentenced to a referral order. The UK’s chief magistrate, Judge Paul Goldspring, sitting at Newton Aycliffe youth court in County Durham, said that if the 14-year-old boy had ...

  • Vermont: Springfield Man Faces Federal Pipe Bomb Charge

    May 20, 2022

    The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Anibal Castro, Jr., 33, of Springfield, Vermont, has been charged with unlawful possession of a “destructive device” (“Pipe Bomb”), in violation of the National Firearms Act. On May 20, 2022, Castro appeared for his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Burlington ...

  • The Afghanistan Freedom Movement Group Claims Responsibility for Today’s Explosion of Mazar-e-Sharif

    May 20, 2022

    Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) claimed responsibility for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the target of the explosion was a Taliban army convoy, leaving three people wounded. Mohammad Asif Waziri, a ...

  • Michigan: Meet Hans and Greta, the S.S. Badger’s new explosive detection K9s

    May 19, 2022

    They’re sweet, friendly, a little bit “ball crazy” – and trained to detect explosives. Hans and Greta are the newest additions to the K9 program for the S.S. Badger car ferry. The pups had their first workday last week when the ferry made its first trip of the year across Lake Michigan. The dogs spent about two ...

  • Singapore: Engineering student admits detonating homemade bombs at East Coast Park

    May 19, 2022

    A teenager who was interested in explosives started looking up how to make bombs online during the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”. He made two improvised pipe bombs and lit them up at East Coast Park in 2020, detonating one. No one was hurt in the incident. The youth, now 19, pleaded guilty on Thursday (May 19) to four ...

  • Joint service EOD techs join forces to destroy 12,000-pound missile cache

    May 19, 2022

    NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Nev. – U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians teamed up to destroy a 12,000-pound missile cache. EOD Soldiers from the Fort Irwin, California-based 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri-based 763rd EOD Company worked with EOD Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, ...

  • Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package

    May 18, 2022

    U.S. special operations forces need a tool that can both jam radio frequencies to stop roadside bombs from exploding as well as neutralize drone threats by land, air and sea — and it has to be small. That’s what Special Operations Command officials said Tuesday at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, hosted in Florida by ...

  • Hawaii: FBI seeks tips after improvised explosive device found on Oahu

    May 18, 2022

    The FBI is asking for tips about an improvised explosive device that was discovered on Oahu last month. The agency released a photo of the device Tuesday. They say the device was about 6 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter. It was discovered on April 26 near Ala Aolani Street and the Moanalua Freeway. Image: Hawaii ...

  • Pakistan: Two Suspects Involved In Lahore’s Anarkali Bomb Blast Arrested by CTD

    May 18, 2022

    The Punjab’s Counterterrorism Department (CTD) Tuesday claimed to have arrested two terrorists involved in the New Anarkali bomb blast. Three people had died and 33 others were injured in the blast in Lahore’s Anarkali in January. The arrested terrorists were identified by police as Sanaullah s/o Abdul Sattar and Abdul Razziq s/o Jilani while improvised explosive devices ...

  • Jihadi-Linked Violence on Rise in Burkina Faso

    May 18, 2022

    A report by Human Rights Watch finds civilians in Burkina Faso are suffering from an increase in attacks by armed Islamist groups and government security forces. The conflict has displaced millions and increased recruitment into armed groups. The escalating attacks include widespread killings, rapes and the pillaging of goods, according to the report. The conflict began ...

  • India: Bomb placed near bridge 10 km away from Imphal defused

    May 18, 2022

    The bridge at Khonghampat is also not far off from the Army camp at the old Koirengei airfield and the Central Reserve Police Force headquarters. A plan of some insurgents to carry out an explosion in Manipur’s capital Imphal was foiled by the intelligence wing of the police department in the early hours of Wednesday, police ...

  • Pakistan: Karachi Saddar Bomb Blast Main Suspect and Accomplice Killed In Encounter

    May 18, 2022

    Main accused involved in Karachi Saddar bomb blast along with his accomplice has been killed in encounter with intelligence agencies and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in Karachi in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to details, intelligence agencies and CTD conducted a joint operation in Maripur area of Karachi during which terrorists present in the ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: ‘Terror group’ releases video to claim ‘IED blast’ caused Katra bus fire

    May 18, 2022

    An unknown terror group ‘Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Fighters’ has released a video claiming responsibility for Katra bus fire which killed 4 Vaishno Devi pilgrims, saying it was triggered by an IED blast. Jammu and Kashmir police has not confirmed the veracity of the terror claim. A masked man details the motive behind the suspected attack ...

  • Yemen: Houthi mines have killed 372 people since mid-2019

    May 17, 2022

    Tens of thousands of land mines planted by the Iran-backed Houthis across Yemen have killed 372 people and wounded 754 more since mid-2019, the Yemeni Landmine Monitor said. The latest victim of unexploded ordnance was a policeman, Mohammed Aklan, who was fatally wounded this week after stepping on a mine outside his home on the outskirts ...

  • UK: Resident finds ‘bomb’ in Knaresborough river and takes it home leading to dramatic scenes

    May 17, 2022

    A warning has been issued after a person found a suspected unexploded bomb in the river at Knaresborough and took it home. After taking it back and contacting police yesterday afternoon (Monday), a 100m cordon was placed around the property while Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended to remove the object and safely deal with it. A spokesman ...

  • Nigeria: Police successfully defused IED planted by Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents in Borno IDP camp

    May 16, 2022

    The police in Borno State have successfully defused a bomb planted by Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents at Dalori Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) in Konduga Local Government Area. Dalori camp is located a few kilometres to Maiduguri, along the Maiduguri-Bama road. According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in Lake Chad, the bomb scare began at ...

  • Cambodia: Pailin tractor driver detonates anti-tank mine, suffers injuries

    May 16, 2022

    A man was injured and rushed to hospital after his tractor detonated an anti-tank mine on May 15 in Sala Krao commune’s Stung Koy village of Pailin province’s Sala Krao district. District police chief Meak Saran identified the driver as Moeurn Seila, 25, a resident of the village. He suffered a broken leg, an injured torso ...

  • Pakistan: Death toll climbs to six in KP’s Mirali suicide blast

    May 16, 2022

    Three security personnel and as many children have been martyred in the Saturday’s suicide blast in Mirali tehsil of the North Waziristan tribal district, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday. A suicide bomber had blown himself up near a patrolling vehicle of the army in Eidak village. Initial reports had confirmed ...

  • USAID to continue helping Việt Nam with post-war dioxin decontamination, mine clearance

    May 15, 2022

    Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a meeting with Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Washington DC on May 13 (US time), as part of his activities while on a working visit to the US. At the meeting, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính highly appreciated USAID’s contribution to the ...

  • Yemen: Army commander survives car bomb in Aden

    May 15, 2022

    A car bomb targeted a Yemeni army commander in the southern port city of Aden, the country’s interim capital, triggering a large explosion that rocked the city, according to a local security official. Maj. Gen. Saleh Ali Hasan, commander of the joint operations at the Aden-based 4th Military Regime, was inside his armed SUV in Mualla, ...