New analysis puts more accurate figure on size of last year’s Beirut blast

New light has been shed on the size of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020 that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more. Estimate of the explosive yield of the blast, which resulted from the detonation Read More …

Philippines: Bomb-making materials seized in Cavite province

Two suspects were apprehended by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the illegal trading of bomb-making materials on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Charlito Tenorio and Jay-ar Suson who were arrested in separate operations under Oplan Paglalansag Read More …

Jammu and Kashmir: 3 kg locally made IED, 3 Kg urea recovered in Kupwara

Police and army recovered three locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from an abandoned shed in a remote area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. A police officer told that 3 kilograms of urea was also recovered from the Read More …

Authorities seize dangerous fertiliser in east Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have seized 20 tonnes of ammonium nitrate — the same chemical behind a deadly explosion last year at Beirut’s port — in the eastern Bekaa Valley, state media reported on Saturday. Ammonium nitrate is an odourless crystalline substance Read More …

Nigeria: Soldiers nab Boko Haram commander with 281 bags of IED materials

The Nigerian Army, yesterday, said its soldiers on counter-terrorism operations in the North East have arrested a high profile member of the Boko Haram terrorists group and raided one of its logistics base used for the production of Improvised Explosive Read More …

Nigerian Army: Insurgents use fertiliser to produce IEDs

The Nigerian Army (NA) says troops of 28 taskforce brigade, Madagali, Adamawa, seized bags of fertilisers because the product is banned in the state. The Army made the clarification following accusation by farmers that troops were reselling the seized fertilisers Read More …

CISA and FBI join forces to prevent bomb-making with Operation Flashpoint

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have launched a 90-day pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” across CISA’s southeastern region to build awareness in communities about how to prevent bomb attacks. Read More …

Guam: FBI offers public safety workshop on explosives, chemicals

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering specialized training on the hazards posed by improvised explosives and potentially dangerous chemicals. The “Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop” is intended for both Guam and CNMI public safety officials, law enforcement partners and people Read More …

Former ADF member charged after chemicals used in bomb-making found at Picton, NSW home

A former member of the Australian Defence Force has been charged with firearm and explosive offences after heavily armed officers stormed his home south-west of Sydney. Police raided two properties in Picton and arrested Michael Brown, 54, as the bomb Read More …

India: Buried IED components unearthed from Anogre close to national highway

A hidden cache of explosive components buried underground in Gabil area, not far from the national highway which connects Anogre to Tura, has been unearthed on Wednesday night by West Garo Hills police in a special operation based on intelligence Read More …