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  • Men jailed for total of 33 years after blowing up Co-op cash machine in Kennington, Kent

    September 27, 2019

    Two men who blew up cash machines in Kent with TNT to steal £35,000 in a series of potentially lethal explosions have been jailed for 33 years. Judge James O’Mahoney told Victor Coseru, 27, and Gica-Fanica Radu, 36, their use of improvised bombs “was as serious a matter as can be.” Police have released images of the pair blowing up cash ...

  • Pakistan: Two soldiers injured in South Waziristan IED blast

    September 27, 2019

    Two security personnel sustained serious injuries in a blast in South Waziristan tribal district on Thursday, local sources said. The sources said an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near Dashka check post in Makeen area of South Waziristan due to which two soldiers identified as Naik Irfan and Sepoy Qasim sustained injuries. The injured soldiers were ...

  • UK Government admits further breach of ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    September 26, 2019

    International Trade Secretary Liz Truss was forced to admit to further breaches of a legal undertaking that Britain will halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia. In an embarrassing acknowledgement of continuing problems with controls on weapons exports, Ms Truss said an internal review had uncovered a licence allowing the repair of equipment used by Saudi forces to detect improvised ...

  • NATO Secretary General in Iraq: training national forces is a key tool in fighting terrorism

    September 26, 2019

    ATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday (17 September 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s new training mission in the country and the security situation in the region. The Secretary General paid tribute to the bravery of the Iraqi forces in liberating their country from Daesh and freeing ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate an IED in Kabul

    September 25, 2019

    The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device in Kabul, the Kabul Police Headquarters said. According to a statement released by Kabul Police, the security forces discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a roadside at around 9:00 am on Tuesday. The statement further added that the militants had planted the IED in ...

  • Explosion hits riot police bus in southern Turkey; 5 wounded

    September 25, 2019

    Turkey’s official news agency says a bomb exploded in southern Adana province, wounding five people. The governor’s office in Adana said Wednesday the explosion went off as a riot police bus passed. The statement said a police officer was among the wounded. Images of the explosion’s aftermath showed a badly damaged bus. Turkey has been hit by ...

  • Ghana halts ‘elaborate plot to destabilise country’

    September 24, 2019

    Ghanaian security forces have arrested and are questioning three alleged coup plotters after their plans to target the presidency were foiled. In a statement posted on Twitter, Ghana’s government said the plot had “the ultimate aim of destabilising the country”. Military personnel were involved in obtaining weapons, the statement said. According to the government, the group were aiming ...

  • Boy, 12, seriously injured by ‘explosive device’ in Plymouth

    September 24, 2019

    Two people – aged 16 and 64 – have been arrested on the same day police and navy bomb experts seized a number of other devices from properties in the city A 12-year-old boy has been left in a serious condition following an incident involving an explosive device in Plymouth. Police were placed on high alert amid reports ...

  • NIA recovers IED materials from Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

    September 24, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency said on Tuesday that it has recovered Improvised Explosive Device materials from the Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which was busted this year. The items were seized based on the information provided by Jahidul Islam, one of the terror operatives held by the investigation agency, an NIA release said. These operatives, ...

  • Rescue crews discover IEDs and explosive propane in rubble of a burned down Massachusetts condo

    September 24, 2019

    Rescue crews searching through the rubble of a Massachusetts condominium block that erupted in flames on Sunday night have discovered a man’s body, two explosive devices and a batch of propane tanks. Residents of the building in Fitchburg, around 55 miles west of Boston, reported hearing a loud explosion before flames engulfed the building at around ...

  • Infantryman arrested for allegedly offering bomb-making instructions to target politicians

    September 24, 2019

    A soldier with the 1st Infantry Division has been charged with sending instructions for making a bomb over social media, some of which would have resulted in viable explosives, and were sent with the knowledge that they could be used to target politicians, according to the Department of Justice. Spc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, was arrested ...

  • Police seize huge cache of explosives, arms from Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

    September 23, 2019

    Police have foiled a major terror bid by recovering a huge amount of explosives, arms and ammunition in two different intelligence-based search and strike operations in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday. According to the police, more than 20 kilograms (kg) of explosives, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), hand grenades, bulletproof jackets and material used in suicide ...

  • Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

    September 23, 2019

    Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams and buses are currently suspended to and from the station. People have been asked to follow directions from ...

  • Special Forces destroy Taliban’s IED making factory in Baghlan

    September 22, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed a Taliban factory where the group was manufacturing improvised explosive devices. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement the Special Forces discovered and destroyed the IED making factory in Ghulam Bai Village of Baghlan-e Jadid district. The statement further added that the Special Forces also confiscated and destroyed 30 kilograms of ...

  • 3 improvised explosives believed to be meant for dynamite fishing recovered in waters off a Mactan Island resort, Philippines

    September 21, 2019

    Scuba divers who volunteered in the coastal and ocean clean-up drive organized by Maribago Bluewater Resort on Mactan Island found three homemade explosives during the activity held on Saturday morning, September 21. Erik Monsanto, the resort’s marketing and communication manager, said Maribago Bluewater Resort led the activity in line with celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up ...

  • Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

    September 21, 2019

    Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Japan’s economic success and social conscience, working for an outcome, a safe home for all, but ...

  • ISIL claims bus bombing in Iraq’s Karbala that killed 12

    September 21, 2019

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Iraqi city of Karbala on Friday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. Iraqi security services said on Friday that 12 people were killed and five wounded when a bus was bombed near the city, which is holy to Shia Muslims, 100 kilometres ...

  • One in three planned attacks linked to far-Right, says police chief

    September 20, 2019

    Neil Basu, the UK head of counter-terrorism, said seven of the 22 plots foiled since March 2017 have been linked to the far-Right. Around 80 of the 800 live investigations were linked to Right-wing terrorism. The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner said yesterday: “It’s small but it’s my fastest-growing problem. Despite the increases, Right-wing terrorism remains a ...