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  • West Bengal: TMC supporter arrested after 153 crude bombs were recovered from his backyard

    May 3, 2020

    On Friday, the Bhagwanpur police had reportedly recovered 153 crude bombs from the backyard of one local resident and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporter named Sheikh Kasemuddin in Lalpur village of East Midnapore District in West Bengal. Four people were arrested in connection with the case. While three of them were released after initial questioning, Kasemuddin was produced before ...

  • India: Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Gaya, Bihar

    May 3, 2020

    Police today recovered huge quantity of explosives from Koleshwari forest under Barachatti police station area in Gaya district. Commandant of Cobra battalion 205, Dilip Srivastav said here that during the search operation, three powerful Improvised Explosives Device (IED) of 12 Kg each were recovered from Chakanwa hills in Koleshwari forest. Huge quantity of gelatin, iron plates, 25 ...

  • 14kg of dangerous substances and improvised bomb found at abandoned school site in Hong Kong

    May 2, 2020

    Hong Kong police found 14kg of dangerous substances and an improvised bomb at an abandoned school in eastern Kowloon on Saturday, with a senior officer saying some of the chemicals appeared to be from the campus of Polytechnic University occupied by protesters last year. The disused site on Choi Shek Road in Ngau Tau Kok had ...

  • French Foreign Legion soldier dies from injuries after anti-jihadist operation in Mali

    May 2, 2020

    A French Foreign Legion soldier who was fighting in Mali died on Friday from his injuries in an IED attack, the Élysée Palace announced in a press release on Saturday. Brigadier Dymyto Martynyouk was struck by an improvised explosive device during an “operation against terrorist groups” on April 23, the French presidential office said. He died at ...

  • Postal workers in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca find explosive device destined for Mallorca

    May 1, 2020

    Explosives Deactivation Unit (TEDAX-NRBQ) of the Provincial Police Station of Alicante was immediately alerted, and the parcel was isolated. National Police have since arrested a 42-year-old Spanish man in the city, who faces charges of possession of explosives and public disorder. Once security measures were put in place, the explosive experts analysed the package and discovered a ...

  • Taliban bomb kills 5 members of a family in Ghazni province

    April 30, 2020

    A roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants ripped through a civilian vehicle which killed five members of a single family. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place in Nazar Khan area of Andar district. The statement further added that the explosion killed five members of a single family including a child, ...

  • Ten Egyptian soldiers ‘killed or wounded’ by IED in North Sinai

    April 30, 2020

    Ten Egyptian military personnel were “killed or wounded” when an improvised explosive device was detonated in North Sinai on Thursday, the Egyptian military said. An officer, a non-commissioned officer, and eight soldiers were killed or injured when an IED detonated under their armoured vehicle in southern Bir El-Abed city in North Sinai governorate, according to a ...

  • German government bans Hezbollah – Interior Ministry

    April 30, 2020

    Authorities have designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization and banned its activity on German soil. Police are currently conducting raids on four associations linked to the Islamist group. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Thursday banned Hezbollah activities in the country, his ministry spokesman said on Twitter. He also confirmed that “police measures are underway in several federal ...

  • Russia’s Federal Security Service Prevents Terrorist Attacks in Yekaterinburg

    April 30, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented terrorist attacks in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg in a counter-terrorism operation during which three gunmen were neutralised, the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) said in a statement on Thursday. A counter-terrorist operation was established in Yekaterinburg and also in the nearby Aramil urban district, Sverdlovsk Oblast, to ensure security ...

  • Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

    April 29, 2020

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). This call is looking to generate novel technologies and techniques that can ...

  • Suicide bomber kills 3 civilians in Kabul

    April 29, 2020

    A suicide bomber on Wednesday targeted a base belonging to Afghan special forces on the southern outskirts of the capital, Kabul, killing at least three civilians and wounding 15, officials said. The government blamed the Taliban for the attack, which took place a day after the country’s defense minister and the commander of U.S. forces in ...

  • UK: Search underway for suspected bomb on Devon beach

    April 29, 2020

    Emergency services are understood to be searching for a suspected explosive device in North Devon this afternoon. The Royal Navy’s Explosives and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team are currently on their way to the scene at Instow. It’s believed the HM Coastguard are also involved in the search. Read more… Source: DevonLive  

  • Police detonate improvised explosive device in Vancouver

    April 29, 2020

    The Vancouver Police Department safely detonated an improvised explosive device in the city’s Chinatown district Tuesday night. During a traffic stop near Columbia and East Pender streets, officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view. While searching the vehicle, police located a suspected improvised explosive device. Bomb disposal specialists were called to deal with the situation. “This ...

  • Gunmen attack Iraqi intelligence office in Kirkuk

    April 29, 2020

      Gunmen attacked the office of the Iraqi directorate for counter-terrorism and intelligence in Kirkuk on Monday morning, security sources told a Rudaw reporter. According to the source, three gunmen reportedly attacked the building in Qadisya neighbourhood,where two blew themselves up. One gunman reportedly managed to enter the building. Shooting ensued between the gunman and security forces, ...

  • Syria: Dozens killed in truck bomb attack at Afrin market

    April 29, 2020

    At least 40 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the north-western Syrian city of Afrin, Turkey says. The governor of the neighbouring Turkish border province of Hatay said a fuel tanker rigged with a hand grenade exploded at a crowded market place. He and Turkey’s defence ministry blamed a Kurdish militia group, the YPG, ...

  • Afghanistan’s human rights commission condemns roadside bomb, landmine attacks by Taliban

    April 28, 2020

    The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has condemned recent roadside bomb and landmine attacks by Taliban militants that resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of civilians. Nine civilians were killed and 23 others wounded following a series of roadside bomb attacks and landmines conducted by Taliban militants on April 20 and 21 in Ghazni, ...

  • South Lebanon Banks Attacked with Explosives

    April 27, 2020

    The Lebanese army and security forces are investigating two attacks on banks in South Lebanon, after an explosive device detonated near a branch and a Molotov cocktail was tossed at an ATM. Security sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that investigators were probing the two attacks. Banks have been previously the target of attacks, which often involved political messages, ...

  • Marine remembers surviving April 18, 1983, Beirut embassy bombing

    April 27, 2020

    Last weekend offered Rayford Byers something he hasn’t had since April 18, 1983 — the opportunity to forget. On that day 37 years ago, Byers was on his way upstairs in the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, to pick up the tickets for him and four of his fellow Marines to return to Fort Hood, Texas. ...


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