New York: Live IEDs, body armor, hit list seized from Astoria brothers’ apartment

Two brothers have been indicted on 130 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and related charges after an arsenal of improvised explosive devices and ghost guns, including assault rifles, was found inside an Astoria apartment they shared with their Read More …

Europol: Crackdown on material designed to ‘educate’ future terrorists

On 18 December, Europol’s EU Internet Referral Unit coordinated a Referral Action Day (RAD) on terrorist online content. The operational action also involved special units from Czechia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom, and different units Read More …

Spain: Authorities arrest three teenagers who expressed their intent to carry out a terrorist action

The National Police of Spain successfully thwarted a potential jihadist attack by arresting three highly radicalised teenagers in coordinated operations in Madrid and Barcelona. The individuals, minors who had actively expressed their intent to carry out a terrorist action, were Read More …

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 …

UK: Man sentenced for possessing an explosive substance – High Wycombe

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced for possessing an explosive substance in High Wycombe. At Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (22/11), Jack Coleman, aged 19, of Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, was sentenced to a hospital Read More …

UK: Man admits possessing a pressure cooker bomb

A clinical support worker who is accused of planning terrorist attacks on a hospital and an RAF base has admitted possessing a pressure cooker bomb. Mohammed Farooq, 27, was arrested in the early hours of January 20 in the grounds Read More …

UK: PhD student guilty of making drone to deliver chemical weapon for terrorists

A PhD student has been found guilty of designing and building a “kamikaze” drone capable of delivering a bomb or chemical weapon for so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorists. Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court deliberated for around six hours over two days Read More …

India: ISIS using travelling trainers to teach IED-making in states

Terror organisation Islamic State (ISIS) has switched to a new tactic of recruiting “roaming trainers” to make improvised explosive device (IED). The trainers shift base continuously and impart explosive-making training to sleeper cells in different states. Questioning of arrested ISIS Read More …

Florida man dumps forgotten homemade pipe bomb at car wash after estranged wife turns him in

A Florida man was arrested after he left a homemade pipe bomb in a car wash trash can, according to the Volusia Sheriff’s Office. Anthony Ray West, a 58-year-old electrical engineer, was arrested and charged with manufacturing an explosive device Read More …

Philadelphia Teenager Arrested in Terror Plot

Authorities say they rushed to arrest a 17-year-old boy, alleging he was preparing to build bombs and select targets after being in touch with an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the arrest Monday, calling details Read More …