News – May 2022


  • In Afghanistan, Landmines Are Making Peace Deadly

    May 10, 2022

    On the morning of April 1, seven children were playing in the lush wheat fields of Afghanistan’s Marjah district, in the southern Helmand province, by tossing around a metal object. Moments later, it exploded. The blast claimed five of their lives, including the youngest in the group, a 5-year-old boy. “My daughter has not only lost ...

  • UK: Police carry out two controlled explosions after reports of suspicious vehicle in Westminster

    May 9, 2022

    Police have carried out two controlled explosions in Westminster following reports of a suspicious vehicle. Earlier, officers set up a cordon and closed roads near Parliament Square. The Queen Elizabeth II Centre and Westminster School were evacuated and Westminster underground station was closed. Image: Sky News Read more… Source: Sky News  

  • Engineer from Ranchi built drones for IS, revolutionised terror tech

    May 9, 2022

    Enraged by the Gujarat ‘pogrom’ and in search of retribution, an 18-year-old college student’s existential crisis had crystallised in a battle over his beard. For more than a year, Syed Muhammad Arshiyan Haider had allowed his facial hair to grow, convinced Muslims were unable to confront their oppressors because of their inadequate commitment to the faith. ...

  • India: 2 arrested with IED, 1.5kg RDX in Punjab’s Tarn Taran village

    May 9, 2022

    Police thwarted a possible terror attack and arrested two bike-borne men with an improvised explosive device (IED) packed with around 1.5kg of RDX following a tip-off at Naushehra Pannuan village in Tarn Taran district on Sunday. The IED, packed in a metallic black colour box and having a gross weight of over 2.5kg, was being transported ...

  • UK: Teenager arrested after homemade bomb parts found at house in Lancashire

    May 7, 2022

    A teenage boy has been detained after the discovery of homemade bomb parts inside a house – which prompted a major emergency services response and evacuations. Police descended on a residential street in the Chorley area of Lancashire after reports that a “suspicious object” had been found at a property. A number of properties had to ...

  • Afghanistan: Security forces seized explosives, 20 hand grenades, weapons and ammunition in Balkh province

    May 7, 2022

    Security forces arrested two people in connection with the smuggling of ammunition and explosives from Chaharkant district of Balkh province. Some of the detainees were found with some explosives, 20 hand grenades, 20 grenade launchers and a handgun. The detainees confessed in the initial investigation that they wanted to use these explosives in destructive activities in ...

  • Egyptian Armed Forces foils terrorist attack in Sinai, an officer and 10 soldiers killed

    May 7, 2022

    According to the statement, the attack was foiled by the checkpoint personnel, but it resulted in the death of an officer and 10 soldiers as well as the injury of five others. The remaining terrorists are currently being hunted down and are besieged in one of the isolated areas in Sinai, the statement added. No group has ...

  • Germany: Berlin authorities looking into device disabled at residence housing Russian media

    May 7, 2022

    Berlin criminal investigators and prosecutors were on Saturday studying a device found and destroyed at a residential building housing Russian news agency staff in the city’s Steglitz district, Berlin authorities said. The device was found on Friday and investigators were looking into how dangerous it had been and who it was aimed at, a Berlin police ...

  • Cambodia: CMAC’s expert team recovers 2,000 pound U.S. aerial bomb from riverbed in Phnom Penh

    May 7, 2022

    A Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC)’s bomb expert team on Thursday safely removed a war-left unexploded AN-M66 aerial bomb from the Chaktomuk River in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, a mine clearance chief said. CMAC’s director-general Heng Ratana said the U.S.-made bomb, weighing 2,000 pounds and containing roughly 1,000 pounds of explosives, was found when workers ...

  • UK: Terror-accused student ‘wanted a full-on war’

    May 6, 2022

    A would-be terrorist hatched plans for a “full-on war” and wrote recipes for a bomb intended for use on a police station, a jury heard. Student Luke Skelton wanted to run a violent group and attack “rape gangs”, Teesside Crown Court was told. The 18-year-old, who was arrested in October, is alleged to have held an extreme ...

  • India: Explosion in Manipur capital Imphal, second in 24 hours

    May 6, 2022

    An explosive device went off near the entrance of a residential area in Manipur capital Imphal early on Friday, the second explosion to have been reported in 24 hours, police said. No one was injured in the explosion that took place at about 3.50am on Friday. The explosion was reported from a spot near the gate ...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram/ISWAP IED kills 6 insurgents in Borno

    May 6, 2022

    Atleast six Boko Haram and Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) terrorists got killed by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) trap they laid for Nigerians soldiers in the North East of Borno State, Zagazola Learnt. An Intelligence Officer, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert in the LakeChad, that the terrorists on three Guntrucks, and one ...

  • India: Police believes IED placed in Ambala by arrested terror suspects

    May 6, 2022

    A day after the arrest of four terror suspects from the Bastara toll plaza with large explosives, the Karnal police got success in determining the persons who had placed three live hand grenades and an improvised explosive device (IED) in Ambala last month, which were recovered by the Ambala police. Two of the arrested accused on ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called to property in Corsham after firearms incident

    May 6, 2022

    Wiltshire Police have provided an update after the bomb squad were called to a property in Corsham as the force probes a firearms incident. Officers are understood to have arrested a man at a house in Dicketts Road after a handgun was used to threaten staff in Londis on Pickwick Road yesterday evening (5 May). It’s believed ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab terrorists attack Ethiopian troops in Gedo region

    May 5, 2022

    Casualties are feared as two roadside blasts targeted an Ethiopian military convoy in Somalia’s southwestern Gedo region on Thursday, a security official said. The attack took place between the towns of Luq and Shatalow, the official said, adding that investigation has been initiated. Witnesses told Anadolu Agency the attacks were followed by heavy firefight between Ethiopian forces ...

  • Iraq: Danish cyclist killed by IED in Duhok province

    May 5, 2022

    A Danish cyclist was killed on Thursday evening when a bomb exploded in the Kani Masi subdistrict of the Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, a security source told Kurdistan 24. Initial reports indicated that the cyclist was wounded by a suspected improvised explosive device (IED). A security source in the area confirmed to Kurdistan 24 that the cyclist ...

  • The Counter Terror Expo returns to ExCeL London 8-9 June 2022

    May 5, 2022

    The Counter Terror Expo returns to ExCeL London 8-9 June 2022. The event unites industry, infrastructure, government, and policing professionals who visit to explore the latest counter-terrorism technologies and solutions. Entry is free to security and CT professionals; registration is now open at ctexpo.co.uk   Conference Agenda: This year’s expo will feature an unrivalled speaker line-up over two main ...

  • India: Police recover 3 IEDs in Haryana

    May 5, 2022

    In a big breakthrough, Karnal district police arrested four terror suspects near Bastara toll plaza on Thursday. The suspects were arrested with weapons, ammunition and IEDs. Following the arrests, the Punjab Police on Thursday released a statement mentioning the weaponry recovered from the suspects. The Punjab Police took to their official Twitter handle to share further ...

  • ICRC: 8.5m Iraqis live among deadly mines

    May 5, 2022

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed yesterday that 8.5 million Iraqis live among deadly mines and unexploded remnants of war. “Iraq is one of the most contaminated countries on the planet’s surface with explosive munitions,” ICRC spokeswoman in Iraq, Heba Adnan, told the Iraqi official news agency, adding that explosive remnants of war ...

  • 71st Ordnance Group soldier uses existing equipment to create rapid deployment tactical command system

    May 5, 2022

    FORT CARSON, Colorado – A Soldier from the Fort Carson, Colorado-based 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) developed a rapid deployment command and control system that reduces the time required to deploy to hotspots around the world. Cpl. Kobie R. Roemisch created the Mobile Expedient Tactical Operations Center kit (MET-K) with equipment that was already available ...

  • Nigeria: Bomb explosion rocks oil company in Imo

    May 4, 2022

    The Imo State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed a bomb blast at an oil company in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state. The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri, said it occurred on Wednesday. Abattam said the explosion took place at a facility operated by Addax Petroleum Development ...

  • UK: Doing Business with Defence Opportunities and Innovation in the Defence Supply Chain

    May 4, 2022

    Doing Business with the Ministry of Defence – Over the next decade the MOD is committed to spending over £190 billion on equipment and support in order to fulfil a diverse range of requirements, including everything from military fighting vehicles to education services, nuclear submarines to facilities management. In an ongoing initiative aimed at encouraging ...

  • Saskatchewan: 200 kilograms of commercial explosives stolen from business southeast of Regina

    May 4, 2022

    Roughly 200 kilograms of commercial explosives was stolen early Sunday morning from a business in a rural area southeast of Regina, police say. White Butte RCMP say they received a report about the theft early Monday morning. Their investigation has determined that between 4 and 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, someone broke into the business and stole the ...

  • Transnistria Foils ‘terror Bid’ Involving Drone Near Television Studio

    May 4, 2022

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Transnistria reported that a drone was spotted near the Mayak television and radio centre during the night of May 3. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the “attempt of a terrorist act” was prevented near the Mayak television and radio centre as it was heavily guarded, NewsMaker reported. ...