NIJ: Advances in Detecting and Identifying Explosives After an Attack

The investigation following an explosion or bombing plays a vital role in uncovering the truth about the incident. Criminal justice practitioners often need to build cases and attribute involvement in a crime by locating and using trace amounts of evidence Read More …

Queensland: Police evacuate 5km exclusion zone after explosive chemical spill

There’s no timeline for when residents will be allowed to return home after the rollover of a truck carrying explosive chemicals in Queensland. The Bruce Highway has been blocked in both directions at Bloomsbury, north of Mackay in Queensland, after Read More …

German police seize bomb-making material in raids on Hamas suspects

German police have removed boxes of ice pack gels used to make explosives from properties linked to four men arrested on Thursday night over a Hamas plot to attack Jewish institutions in Europe. Officer were seen carrying blue boxes which Read More …

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s agriculture dept directed to confiscate ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa home department has directed agriculture department to strictly monitor and confiscate calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)-based fertiliser keeping in view its possible use in terrorist activities. The home department says, according to a document, that CAN-based fertiliser are conveniently Read More …

UK: Photo ID required to buy ammonium nitrate from October

Farmers, growers and buying co-operatives are being warned about an impending change in the law which will require them to provide photo ID when purchasing ammonium nitrate fertilisers from 1 October 2023. According to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), the Read More …

Maryland: Overturned tanker carrying ammonium nitrate force businesses to evacuate

A tanker truck carrying potentially explosive ammonium nitrate has overturned on a Maryland highway – sparking mass evacuations. The truck carrying the materials tipped over on the southbound side of Interstate 81 in Hagerstown, about an hour west of Baltimore. Read More …

Wyoming: 60,000 pounds of an explosive chemical lost during rail shipment

About 60,000 pounds of a chemical used as both a fertilizer and an explosive is missing after likely disappearing during a rail trip from Wyoming to California last month, according to federal records. A rail car carrying ammonium nitrate left Read More …

California: Huge Shipment of Explosive Chemicals Disappears In Mojave Desert, Investigation Underway

California officials are investigating the disappearance of 30 tons (61,000 pounds) of ammonium nitrate from a railcar crossing the Midwest. Ammonium nitrate, which is used as fertilizer, can also be used to create explosives and was a key component in Read More …

India: IEDs in Delhi similar to those recovered in Punjab, probe finds

A bike suspected to have been used to plant a bomb at the capital’s Ghazipur flower market last month has been recovered from near the Old Seemapuri area, where another improvised explosive device (IED) was found in a house, the Read More …

India: Ahead of R-Day, IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market

An improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed with RDX and ammonium nitrate was found inside an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market here today, but it was later defused, officials said. The explosive was kept in an iron box and Read More …