Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties while preparing a car bomb for a deadly attack

The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties while preparing a car bomb for a deadly attack in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants were placing explosives inside a vehicle which they Read More …

Philippines: NPA ‘lair’ in Sultan Kudarat yields IEDs, bomb-making parts

Government forces conducting security patrol in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat province found improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA) lair on Saturday. Lt. Col. Rommel Valencia, commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion, said Read More …

Bomb disposal expert urges government funding to safeguard explosive stockpiles

Governments need to provide more funding to prevent catastrophes such as the Beirut port blasts by making explosive stockpiles safe, a leading bomb disposal expert has said. The Middle East is a particular area for concern with massive arsenals of Read More …

DHS chief details attacks by rioters on law enforcement in Portland with sledgehammers, IEDs

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday detailed to senators the assaults that federal law enforcement had been subjected to from rioters in Portland — saying officers had been attacked with weapons including sledgehammers and improvised explosive devices (IED). Read More …

A model to detect explosions big and small

Combining the data from a multitude of geophysics sensors across the globe could enable automated monitoring for low-yield nuclear detonations. When an oil refinery in Philadelphia exploded in June 2019, physicist Joshua Carmichael was at home in Los Alamos, New Read More …

Protection against terrorist attacks with homemade explosives

Terrorist attacks often feature the use of homemade explosives. For the police and security forces to be able to take appropriate precautions and assess the damage after an attack, they need access to the right kind of tools. A research Read More …

UNHCR outraged by attack on camp hosting displaced people in Cameroon, at least 18 people killed

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, strongly condemns an unprovoked and brutal attack on a site hosting 800 internally displaced people (IDPs) near the village of Nguetchewe, in Cameroon’s Far North region. At least 18 people were killed and 11 injured Read More …

India: 11 IEDs detected at West Singhbhum, major mishap averted

The West Singhbhum district police, Jharkhand Jaguar and CRPF personnel, engaged in flushing out ultras of CPI (Maoists) detected IEDs ( improvised explosive device )planted in a series under Goielkera Police Station area of the West Singhbhum district. Police said Read More …