An Insurgency In Ukraine Is Growing, Says a Former FBI Acting Deputy Director and IED Expert

After the United States and coalition partners invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003, it was not long before improvised explosive devices – sometimes called roadside bombs or simply IEDs – began to take a toll. Less sophisticated at first, and Read More …

Upstream IED Prevention: Countering the illicit proliferation and diversion of materials used in the production of improvised explosive devices

  A wide spectrum of materials can be used to manufacture improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These include both military and civilian commercial products. The variety in design and means of deployment of IEDs vastly complicates efforts to regulate and control Read More …

Spain: National Police arrested a radicalized Spaniard in possession of bomb-making instructions

The National Police has arrested in Las Rozas (Madrid) a Spanish convert for his alleged participation in the crimes of self-indoctrination and terrorist self-training. The man had already been arrested in 2020 for similar crimes. Last March, a citizen informed Read More …

Louisiana: Teen accused of building bombs tried to erase evidence on phone

A 15-year-old boy accused of making dangerous explosive devices in his home was arrested, Louisiana police said. Detectives first got a tip about the teenager on Tuesday, March 15, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Read More …

UK: Teenager arrested for posting DIY bomb-making guide video on social media

A 15-year-old boy accused of sharing bomb-making instructions on social media has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences. The youngster, who cannot be identified because of his age, is alleged to have twice posted the propaganda video made by Read More …

Ukrainian ministry of defence urges residents to make homemade petrol bombs in district of Kyiv

Ukrainian civilians are being encouraged to make Molotov cocktails in order to take out invading Russian troops. With Vladimir Putin’s army closing in on the capital of Kiev, the country’s Ministry of Defence today took to social media to urge Read More …

Birmingham terrorist Rashif Rauf named as mastermind of transatlantic plane liquid bomb plot

A Birmingham terrorist has been named as the mastermind behind a foiled plot to blow up planes heading from the UK to the USA. Rashid Rauf, originally from Alum Rock, was thought to have been killed in an American drone Read More …

UK: ‘Far right extremist’ is jailed for 42 months for sharing a bomb-making manual online

A teenager from South East London has been jailed for sharing a bomb-making manual online which he disguised as a guide for the popular video game Minecraft. Connor Burke, 19, a London university student shared the manual, which contained information Read More …

Europol coordinates action against bomb manuals available online

On 1 February, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist content online took place at Europol’s headquarters. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) coordinated the referral activity, which saw the involvement Read More …