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 …

Lebanon: UN chief calls for impartial probe into Beirut Port blast

The U.N. chief called on Monday for an impartial and transparent investigation into last year’s massive Beirut port explosion to ensure justice, after paying tribute to the victims of the blast. The Aug. 4, 2020 blast has been described as Read More …

New analysis puts more accurate figure on size of last year’s Beirut blast

New light has been shed on the size of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020 that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more. Estimate of the explosive yield of the blast, which resulted from the detonation Read More …

Nigerian Army: Insurgents use fertiliser to produce IEDs

The Nigerian Army (NA) says troops of 28 taskforce brigade, Madagali, Adamawa, seized bags of fertilisers because the product is banned in the state. The Army made the clarification following accusation by farmers that troops were reselling the seized fertilisers Read More …

Lebanon: ‘Second Beirut bomb’ removed from port by German firm

A German firm has removed numerous containers holding hazardous chemicals from the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which are set to be shipped out of the country half a year after the catastrophic blast that destroyed the city. Germany’s Ambassador Read More …

Argentina escalates border security after tip about explosives

Argentina said on Saturday it would tighten security at its border with Paraguay after its embassy in the United Kingdom received an anonymous tip alerting authorities to the possibility of bomb-making materials entering across its northern border. The tip warned Read More …

Explosive material found in Beirut port was stored for 15 years, says President Aoun

Several tonnes of highly explosive material found at Beirut’s port, just weeks after the same chemical was blamed for causing a massive detonation there, had been in storage for 15 years, the Lebanese president said on Friday. The army said Read More …

Bomb-sniffing ‘cyborg locusts’ advance under Navy-funded research

Navy-funded researchers have discovered that a locust’s sensitive “horns” can distinguish between the scents of TNT and other explosives — a development that one day could herald the deployment of bomb-sniffing, electronically augmented bug swarms. The research by a team Read More …

Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials Read More …