Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CENTCOM

US-led coalition forces and their Kurdish allies the Syrian Democratic Forces killed two regional Islamic State group leaders in a raid in eastern Syria this week, US Central Command announced on Friday. Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Read More …

Security experts worry about hand sanitizers on aircraft

Back in 1987, a liquor bottle filled with explosives and placed in a carry-on bag in an overhead bin helped terrorists crash a South Korean airliner. All 115 on board died. Then, in 1994, Al-Qaeda member Ramzi Yousef, architect of Read More …

Russia: FSB terminates case against teen, who brought bomb to agency’s office and died in blast

Investigators of the Federal Security Service (FSB) have terminated a criminal case against a 17-year-old boy, who brought an explosive device to the agency’s regional office and died when it exploded, a law enforcement source told TASS. “FSB investigators carried Read More …

Czechia: Home-Made Bomb Explodes In Man’s Bag At Brno Tram Stop

“The senior ended up with injuries in the care of surgeons in the hospital. It was fortunate that nobody else was injured in such a busy place. The scene of the incident between the tram islands was closed to pedestrians. Read More …

India: For the first time, four remote-control IEDs detected in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

The security forces have detected four remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an edgy district of Dantewada, about 450 km from Raipur. “It’s for the first time such remote controlled IEDs were being planted by the Maoists in the conflict Read More …

South Australia: Man pleads guilty to possessing ‘significant’ explosive device containing nails, gravel and rocks

The South Australian bomb squad described a firecracker containing almost 150 nails and rocks as an “improvised hand grenade” which was found in the possession of a man in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, a court has heard. The court was told Read More …

Why do some terrorist organizations use suicide bombing while others do not?

Whether by carbomb or hijacked airplane, why terrorist groups carry out suicide attacks, or attacks that necessitate the death of their perpetrators, remains puzzling to counterterrorism experts. These attacks require bombmaking expertise and strenuous effort to plan. The necessary death of Read More …

UK: Far-right extremist, 25, inspired by the Christchurch massacre admits having explosives and bomb-making manual

A far-Right extremist inspired by the Christchurch atrocity today pleaded guilty to having explosives and instructions on how to make bombs. Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, of Luton, Bedfordshire, was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit on December Read More …

India: Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Gaya, Bihar

Police today recovered huge quantity of explosives from Koleshwari forest under Barachatti police station area in Gaya district. Commandant of Cobra battalion 205, Dilip Srivastav said here that during the search operation, three powerful Improvised Explosives Device (IED) of 12 Read More …