Manchester Arena inquiry: Live exercise before bombing was ‘catastrophic failure’

A live counter-terrorism exercise a year before the Manchester Arena bombing was a “catastrophic failure” and would have led to even more loss of life had it been real, the inquiry has heard. Firefighters and paramedics did not turn up Read More …

Canada: Fatal car blast in downtown Kitchener possibly caused by IED, police say

One person is dead after a car explosion in front of the courthouse in downtown Kitchener Friday morning. The Waterloo Regional Police Service said Friday afternoon the explosion “appears to be the result of a suspected improvised explosive device.” Police Read More …

UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse Read More …