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 …

Iraqi Security Forces seized and destroyed IEDs, UXO and bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate

The Joint Operations Command alongside the Counter-Terrorism Service and Special Forces with support of the Air Force and Army Aviation seized and destroyed numerous IEDs, shells, mortars, 52 kg of ammonia nitrate and various bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate and Read More …

UK: Man who stockpiled bomb ingredients for ‘the apocalypse’ caught after explosion at Kingston home

A man who stockpiled bomb-making materials to prepare for an apocalypse was caught after an explosion in his home. Michael Pym-Nixson, 54, was “obsessed with the breakdown of society” and taught himself how to create weapons to defend himself, a Read More …

India: IISc-Bangalore develops paper sensor to detect hydrogen peroxide

Researchers from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the IISc have developed a paper-based sensor for detecting tiny volumes of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used widely in household and healthcare products like hand sanitiser as a disinfectant, in rocket fuel Read More …

UK: Wigan homes are evacuated and bomb disposal unit attend as suspicious chemicals found

During a search of the property officers located a suspicious item and the suspicious chemicals. Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service are currently carrying out an assessment of the chemicals.The Explosive Ordnance Disposal are also now at the 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 …

Gulf of Oman: US Navy detains smuggling ship carrying urea fertilizer

The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) Read More …

India: Ahead of R-Day, IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market

An improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed with RDX and ammonium nitrate was found inside an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market here today, but it was later defused, officials said. The explosive was kept in an iron box and Read More …

Iraqi security forces seized cache of explosives and ammunition in western Nineveh governorate

Two separate operations were carried out based on accurate intelligence information from the Intelligence Division of the 15th Division, one of the joints of the Military Intelligence Directorate in the Ministry of Defense, which confirmed the presence of explosive materials, Read More …

U.S. officials warn threat from homemade bombs is skyrocketing

With domestic extremism on the rise, U.S. officials say the threat from homemade bombs is also surging. There were more than 400 bombing incidents in 2020, up 70 percent from the year before. The FBI and DHS’s CISA are now Read More …