Poland: Gift from Ukraine explodes at Polish police headquarters in Warsaw

A gift that a Polish police commander received during a recent visit to Ukraine exploded at police headquarters in Warsaw, causing the commander and a civilian employee to suffer minor injuries, the Polish Interior Ministry said Thursday. The explosion occurred Read More …

Germany: Phosphorus exposure from WWII bomb at US base in Stuttgart lands five in hospital

Five construction workers were hospitalized Thursday after an unexploded World War II-era phosphorus bomb at Patch Barracks was accidently struck, releasing some of the poisonous gas, Army officials said. Patch Barracks is home to U.S. European Command headquarters. At about Read More …

Germany launches huge operation against planners of alleged extreme-right coup

An active German soldier is among the suspects in a large-scale investigation by German authorities into an extreme-right movement allegedly planing to overthrow the state. Raids involving around 3,000 police officers were taking place in 11 of Germany’s 16 federal Read More …

Plane travelling to UK diverted to Prague after suspected homemade bomb reported on board

A plane travelling into the UK was diverted to an airport in Czech Republic after a suspected improvised explosive device was on board the aircraft. The flight was understood to be travelling from Krakow in Poland, to Bristol in the Read More …

Belgium launches biggest criminal trial in its history after 2016 terror attacks

Six and a half years after terrorist attacks that left a legacy of death, injury and shock, Belgium is launching the biggest criminal trial in its history. Ten people will face charges relating to the murder of 32 people in Read More …

Spain: Navy divers neutralise unexploded bomb a few kilometres off Aguilas

A member of a Calabardina (Murcia) diving club recently discovered a partially-buried bomb in the seabed not far from Aguilas. Alerted by the diver, the authorities notified the Guardia Civil’s Special Underwater Activities Group (GEAS) who confirmed the presence of Read More …

Greece: Two bombs target Italy’s embassy cars in an Athens suburb, no injuries

Two explosive devices have targeted cars belonging to the Italian embassy in Greece, one of which went off causing no injuries, according to Greek police. There was no immediate claim of responsibility and officers said they were investigating. A homemade Read More …

Spain: Man injured in explosion at Ukraine embassy in Madrid

An employee at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid has sustained minor injuries after opening what is thought to have been a homemade letter bomb, prompting Kyiv to warn its diplomats to bolster their security precautions. Oleh Nikolenko, a spokesperson for Read More …

Belgium provides an additional EUR 1,000,000 for UNMAS activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 980K) from the Government of Belgium, which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians impacted by the threat of explosive Read More …

Italy: Four neo-Nazis arrested by anti-terror police

Four neo-Nazi militants were arrested by Italian anti-terror police in Naples and around Italy in an investigation by Naples prosecutors on Tuesday. The four belong to white supremacist, Holocaust denial and neo-Nazi groups, the police said. The four had already Read More …