News – November 2020


  • Minnesota: Two charged with setting off explosives in Lake Elmo and Afton

    November 8, 2020

    A receipt from a hardware store led authorities to the suspects who set off homemade explosive devices Monday night in the east metro communities of Lake Elmo and Afton. Nicholas Thole, 29, and his cousin, Seth Slaikeu, 40, were both charged with aiding and abetting in the possession, making, transporting and storing an explosive or incendiary ...

  • Michigan: Man accused of placing explosives in trash cans at Port Huron hospital

    November 8, 2020

    A 59-year-old man has been charged with placing explosives inside three trash cans at a Port Huron hospital. Michael Patrick Barna, of Clyde Township, was arraigned Sunday, Nov. 8 in 72nd District Court in Port Huron on the following charges: explosives violation – vulnerable target (health facility), a 20-year felony; and explosive violation – sending with ...

  • Two Civilians Killed, 3 Injured In Roadside Bomb Blast In Afghanistan’s South – Official

    November 8, 2020

    Two civilians were killed and three others were injured as a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, a security official told Sputnik. “This afternoon, two civilians were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Tabin village of the Arghandab district,” the official said. Afghanistan has witnessed a rise ...

  • Four injured in blast at Moscow bus stop

    November 8, 2020

    Four people were injured when a homemade explosive detonated at a bus stop in central Moscow, police said today. The device went off last night on Pokrovka Street, a trendy area in central Moscow dotted with bars and restaurants. “A hooliganism inquiry has been opened,” Moscow police spokesman Maxim Kolosvetov said. Preliminary information suggests the makeshift explosive was ...

  • Defence Secretary Ben Wallace reveals he helped foil IRA bomb plot when he was 21

    November 7, 2020

    Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has described how he helped foil an IRA bomb plot as he paid a Remembrance Day tribute to the fallen. He hailed the armed forces as “the backbone and safety net” of Britain – and recounted his own narrow escape when his unit captured a terrorist gang. Mr Wallace, who completed two operational ...

  • Former Afghan TV Presenter Killed in Kabul Explosion

    November 7, 2020

    Three people, including former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash, were killed in an explosion in the Makrorayan-e-Char area in Kabul’s PD9 on Saturday morning, his family confirmed. Kabul police said the explosion happened at around 7:30 am on Saturday morning. The explosion was a magnetic IED blast that targeted a vehicle carrying the former journalist and two others, ...

  • UK: Man jailed for downloading Islamic State terror videos

    November 7, 2020

    A man has been jailed for downloading Islamic State group material, including bomb-making videos and a video showing two men being killed with a knife. Ataubaq Taj, 34, of Hacking Street, Salford was sentenced to six years when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court. Taj, formerly of Accrington, was convicted last month of making a record containing ...

  • Manchester Arena Inquiry: Six wanted for questioning over bombing

    November 6, 2020

    Six people are wanted for questioning by detectives investigating the Manchester Arena bombing, a legal document has revealed. The parents of the brothers responsible for the atrocity are both suspects, as are two associates. One of the associates, who was arrested following the attack, was able to flee the UK despite remaining a suspect and being charged ...

  • UK: Man arrested as residents evacuated from Stoke-on-Trent street after bomb squad called

    November 6, 2020

    Residents have been evacuated from a Stoke-on-Trent street after the bomb squad were called. The incident happened last night (Friday, November 6) in Mann Street, near to Lansbury Grove, in Meir. Staffordshire Police have confirmed one man has been arrested. A spokesman for the force said: “Officers have carried out a search at a residential address in Stoke-on-Trent. “The ...

  • One Person Injured in Fire at Eglin Explosives Research Laboratory

    November 6, 2020

    One person was injured in a late Thursday morning fire on the main portion of Eglin Air Force Base, according to a brief statement from the 96th Test Wing’s public affairs office. First responders from the 96th Test Wing responded to the fire at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s High Explosives Research and Development Facility at ...

  • A Year After al-Baghdadi’s Death, ISIS Is Alive — and Growing

    November 6, 2020

    Roughly a year ago, U.S. special operators located and killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. A few months earlier, in March 2019, the United States and its allies took control of the last vestiges of the ISIS caliphate in eastern Syria. These two events, ...

  • NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

    November 5, 2020

    Indian Head, Md. — Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) isn’t known for their expansive runways; this Navy command that sits on the banks of the Potomac River does not even have a single aircraft. But that doesn’t mean the United States Air Force contingent connected to the command isn’t getting things ...

  • UN General Assembly Adopts India’s Annual Resolution On Counter-Terrorism

    November 5, 2020

    Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti on Wednesday announced that India’s annual resolution on the issue of counter-terrorism was co-sponsored by over 75 countries and adopted by consensus in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. “India at forefront of counter-terrorism. Delighted that the annual resolution tabled by India “Measures to prevent terrorists ...

  • Central Vietnam province pledged over $10 mln for mine clearance

    November 5, 2020

    Two international organizations have committed $10.6 million to clear explosives and mines in Quang Binh Province, a former Vietnam War battleground. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a Norway-based organization working to provide post-conflict reconstruction assistance and humanitarian relief during conflicts, provided $5.6 million for Quang Binh to carry out two landmine clearance projects. The first project, costing $1.6 ...

  • Portland Police: Man arrested and commercial grade fireworks seized after Molotov cocktail thrown at PPB officers

    November 5, 2020

    Loaded rifle seized in arrest. Deputies arrested a man believed to have thrown a Molotov cocktail at PPB officers. Deps. seized a rifle with a full magazine. They also recovered additional magazines, commercial grade fireworks, a knife & spray paint cans. Arrest info to come later. https://twitter.com/MultCoSO/status/1324214901754093569 These are some of the items law enforcement has seized ...

  • TSA seeks enhanced screening capabilities for air cargo

    November 5, 2020

    Federal regulators want to improve industry’s ability to perform air cargo security checks and explosives detection technology to help meet forthcoming international requirements for screening 100% of export freight on all-cargo aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration’s air cargo chief said Thursday. Since 2010 all cargo riding in the bottom of passenger airplanes must go through a ...

  • Small homemade bomb explodes in Cameroon capital, official says

    November 4, 2020

    A small homemade bomb exploded in Cameroon’s capital on Thursday, wounding two people, a senior official told Reuters, the third minor explosion of its kind in Yaounde in recent weeks. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, which was also reported on state television. Government forces have been fighting Anglophone rebels in western ...

  • Nigeria: Troops kill 75 terrorists, lose 3 soldiers in North-East

    November 4, 2020

    The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving update of the activities of the troops between Sept. 28 and Oct. 31 on Tuesday. Onyeuko said that Operation Fire Ball was a subsidiary operation under Operation Lafiya Dole meant to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists from their identified enclaves ...

  • Female military working dog handlers honored at Military Women’s Memorial

    November 4, 2020

    WASHINGTON –- It was a hot and muggy evening at Fort Clayton, Panama, as then-Pfc. Renae Johnson scanned the jungle tree line in an attempt to stop thieves from gaining entry into the installation. It was 1992, and Johnson was a member of the Missouri National Guard’s 205th Military Police Battalion. Determined to protect and serve, ...

  • Maryland: Hagerstown Man Charged With Manufacturing Multiple Explosive Devices

    November 4, 2020

    The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal has arrested and charged a Hagerstown man who they say manufactured multiple explosive devices. Stephen Russell Smith, 40, is charged with four counts of manufacturing and possession of a destructive device, and four counts of possession of explosive material with intent to create a destructive device. The Hagerstown Fire ...