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  • ISIS and coronavirus: Will terrorists exploit COVID-19?

    April 17, 2020

    The coronavirus is generally held to represent a common threat to all nations and communities. It does not differentiate according to religion, ethnicity or national origin. The pandemic has even produced examples of enemies working together against the new invisible foe. Medical personnel from Hamas-controlled Gaza, for example, have traveled to Israeli hospitals to learn techniques for ...

  • Pakistan: Arrest warrants for 17 reissued in Chinese consulate attack case

    April 17, 2020

    An antiterrorism court has repeated the non-bailable warrants for arrest of around 17 suspects allegedly absconding in a case pertaining to attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. The Counter-Terrorism Department booked and detained Mohammad Aslam; Ahmed Hasnain; Ali Ahmed, alias Hashim; Nadir Khan, alias Arif Buledi and Abdul Latif — all said to be associated ...

  • Iran’s ‘amazing’ Covid-19 detectors identified as re-purposed fake bomb scanners

    April 16, 2020

    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has unveiled what it claims is new technology which will change the face of its response to the coronavirus crisis. There’s just one problem – the “state of the art” Covid-19 detector bears a striking resemblance to fake bomb scanners that have plagued the Middle East and other parts of the ...

  • UK: Police investigations ongoing after controlled explosion of “improvised device” in Warrington

    April 16, 2020

    Police investigations are ongoing after bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on an improvised device found in a garden at Orford, Warrington, yesterday. A number of roads were closed around the Birtles Avenue area and homes evacuated following the discover of the device. Police received a report of an improvised device being found in ...

  • Wounded Pakistani militant arrested, Taliban IED planter killed in Nangarhar

    April 16, 2020

    The Afghan forces arrested a wounded Pakistani militant during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the local authorities said. According to a statement released by the provincial government, the Afghan forces arrested Zrar Hafeez, a Pakistani national who had sustained injuries in Momand Dara district. The statement further added that the security forces arrested the ...

  • Russian FSB detains teenager suspected of plotting school attack

    April 16, 2020

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday it had detained a teenager suspected of preparing an armed attack on a school in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. A sawn-off shotgun with ammunition, improvised explosive devices, communications equipment and personal diaries containing information about the planned crime were seized from the detainee born in 2006, according ...

  • Inside story of Cairo, the dog that helped catch Osama bin Laden

    April 16, 2020

    When Navy SEAL Will Chesney first met a military working dog named Cairo, he didn’t know this canine would be The One: a fearless warrior with a soft side, an attack dog who would know the difference between a baby and a bad guy, the lone non-human US soldier to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound ...

  • 10 landmines defused in Helmand

    April 15, 2020

    Afghan security forces has discovered and neutralized 10 mines planted on the roadside by Taliban group in southern Helmand province. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) succeeded to discover and deactivate 10 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the roadside in different part of Lashkargah district in Helmand, said Ministry of Defense (MoD) Deputy Spokesman ...

  • Germany arrests IS suspects plotting attacks on US bases

    April 15, 2020

    German police have arrested four suspected members of the “Islamic State” militant group, for allegedly planning attacks on US military bases. The suspects were also said to be plotting to assassinate an individual. German prosecutors on Wednesday said four men had been arrested for plotting to carry out attacks in the name of the terror group ...

  • Government’s response to virus spurred would-be bomber in Missouri, FBI says

    April 15, 2020

    A Missouri man who investigators say was planning to bomb a Kansas City-area hospital was distressed by the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis and motivated by racial, religious and anti-government animus, according to newly unsealed court documents. Timothy Wilson, 36, of Raymore, died March 24 in a firefight with FBI agents serving a probable cause ...

  • Philippines: Troops recover explosives in Maguindanao

    April 15, 2020

    Combined forces of the military and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb components in a clearing operation in the province of Maguindanao, officials said Wednesday, April 15. Major General Diosdado Carreon, Joint Task Force Central commander, said the two IEDs and several bomb-making components were recovered around 4 ...

  • 202 killed, injured since US-Taliban peace deal

    April 14, 2020

    202 people both civilians and security forces have been killed and injured after the US and Taliban signed a peace agreement on February 29 that encourages the militants to reduce violence, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said. The commission said Tuesday in a report that government’s civil employees, religious scholars and tribal elders were ...

  • 29 Taliban militants killed, wounded in separate incidents in Badghis province

    April 14, 2020

    At least 29 Taliban militants were killed or wounded in separate incidents in the North-western Badghis province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to a statement released by MoD, the security forces conducted an operation against the Taliban militants who had blocked the Qads-Qala-e Naw highway. The statement further added that the security forces ...

  • Somalia: bomb blast injured four civilians

    April 14, 2020

    A bomb blast in the Karan district on Tuesday injured four civilians, who were urgently taken to a hospital nearby, security sources reported. Mogadishu Police reported the attack appeared to be targeting an Army vehicle transporting Somali military personnel moving shortly before to the site. According to the security source, the four civilians were injured as debris ...

  • Myanmar: Bomb explodes in Muse, damages building, car

    April 13, 2020

    A homemade bomb exploded on April 12 in Muse town in Northern Shan State, damaging a building and a parked car but no injuries were reported, police said. The explosion occurred near the Customs office, a police officer told The Myanmar Times. “It is confirmed, office building was damaged and a car parked near the office ...

  • Back to Back explosions rock Kabul city

    April 12, 2020

    Back to back explosions rocked Kabul city earlier today with the security officials saying the explosions wounded at least three people including a civilian and security personnel. A source in Kabul Police Headquarters said the first explosion happened at around 6:30 am local time in in the 11th district of Kabul city which wounded a civilian. The ...

  • Footage of wartime bomb exploding released by Kent police

    April 12, 2020

    Kent police have shared footage of a bomb exploding. The device was found in Sevenoaks and is believed to be a wartime bomb. PCSO Joe and PC James from team two in the area caught the moment bomb disposal experts from the army dealt with it. The footage shows a controlled explosion being carried out in a grassy area by ...

  • Syrian Army clears several areas of mines and IEDs

    April 12, 2020

    Syrian armed forces engineers have removed land mines from 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) of territory and dismantled 43 explosive devices over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides said on Saturday. “Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic performed mine clearance tasks in Arbil, Duma, ...


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