Out of Control: The Trafficking of Improvised Explosive Device Components and Commercial Explosives in West Africa

The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in West Africa expanded dramatically over the last decade. IED-building networks have established material and training links across conflict areas in West and Central Africa, and their designs have remained constant and inexpensive Read More …

Pakistan: Resurgent militancy

While Pakistan may not be witnessing the mass-casualty terror attacks – particularly against civilian targets in urban centres – that the nation saw a decade ago, the militants are making their presence felt through frequent, deadly forays targeting security personnel. Read More …

Nigeria: Soldier killed by IED as troops engage ISWAP terrorists

The Nigerian Army on Friday said at least five Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) fighters were reportedly killed during an aggressive clearance operation in Yobe State, northeast Nigeria. However, one soldier was also reportedly killed. The troops Read More …

Hidden tunnels, ambushes and explosives in walls: the Israel-Hamas war enters a precarious new phase

Tunnels and “mouseholes” in walls also allow for undetected movement between buildings. Hamas fighters expect they can emerge from these holes to attack Israeli soldiers before disappearing again. In addition, Hamas sappers have likely prepared many improvised explosive devices (IEDs) Read More …

Israel’s ‘Weasel’ commandos prepare for highly dangerous assault on Hamas underground defences

Israel’s military has developed a range of specialist tunnel fighters including killer drones and attack dogs to take on Hamas’s huge underground network. Officials on Tuesday revealed its forces attacked Hamas gunmen inside the vast tunnel network beneath the Palestinian Read More …

Israel launches strike on Hamas tunnel to stop ‘imminent terror attack’

Israeli forces conducted an airstrike on the Al-Ansar mosque in Jenin, a city in the northern West Bank, which they said was being used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants “who were organizing an imminent terror attack.” In a joint Read More …

Nigeria: Police arrest 3 kidnap suspects, recovers IEDs in Delta

The command spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe stated this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Warri. Edafe said that the suspects were arrested on Friday by police operatives attached to the Orerokpe Division in Okpe Local Government Area of the state. Read More …

Pakistan: CTD issues list of 127 most wanted militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has issued a list of the most wanted militants across the province with mostly from Swabi district. The list carries names of 127 militants with the highest head money of Rs8 million against Said Read More …

Israel: IDF seized Hamas weapons cache

Israel Defense Forces confiscated a large cache of weapons and supplies from Hamas terrorists amid the attack against Israel, the group announced Sunday. The weaponry removed from Hamas’ possession included rockets, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition. The IDF pointed to Read More …