NIJ: Advances in Detecting and Identifying Explosives After an Attack

The investigation following an explosion or bombing plays a vital role in uncovering the truth about the incident. Criminal justice practitioners often need to build cases and attribute involvement in a crime by locating and using trace amounts of evidence Read More …

Northern Ireland: Woman found with bullets and balaclavas sentenced for terrorism offences

A woman who was found with bullets, balaclavas and instructions on how to build a bomb has been sentenced for terrorism offences in Co. Antrim. Jennifer Lennox was found with 118 bullets, 54 balaclavas and a bomb-making guide when PSNI Read More …

Moldova destroyed explosives found in a Shahed drone that strayed from the war in Ukraine

Authorities in Moldova said Monday they destroyed explosives discovered in a part of a Shahed drone that crashed on its territory from the war in neighboring Ukraine. Police said that 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of explosives were discovered during an Read More …

Sweden: Bombmaker’s accidental self-reveal shocks towns

A chilling wave of fear swept across the quiet Swedish towns of Skillingaryd and Jönköping in fall of 2022. Twin bomb scares had residents on edge, with evidence suggesting a single unknown culprit. But the big break didn’t come until Read More …

Rhode Island: National security, bombings among topics of URI’s Spring Forensic Seminar Partnership Series

The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Partnership lecture series is back for the spring semester. All lectures are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. For 25 years, the Read More …

Ontario: Police awaiting test results in Barrie bomb probe

Barrie police continue to say there are no new details to be released and no arrests have been made in connection to an ongoing bomb investigation, which began several months ago on Anne Street. Communications coordinator Peter Leon says the Read More …

Ireland: Investigators believe improvised explosive device caused blast at Dublin homeless hostel

Investigators believe the blast that killed a man at a homeless shelter in Dublin city centre yesterday was caused by an improvised explosive device. Gardaí are expected to open a full criminal investigation today as further forensic tests of the Read More …

Forensic analytical aspects of homemade explosives containing grocery powders and hydrogen peroxide

Homemade explosives become a significant challenge for forensic scientists and investigators. In addition to well-known materials such as acetone peroxide trimer, black powder, or lead azides, perpetrators often produce more exotic and less recognized Homemade Explosives (HMEs). Mixtures of hydrogen Read More …

Cyprus: No clear evidence emerges in Paphos explosion case

Despite intense investigations for the second consecutive day in connection with the placement of an explosive device at the residence of a 58-year-old official from the Legal Service in Paphos, substantive progress in the investigations remains elusive. Simultaneously, evidence and Read More …

Israel Police struggle gathering forensic evidence against Hamas terrorists

An internal document seen by Ynet reveals that the forensic labs of Israel Police are struggling to extract evidence from certain items, such as knives and bullet casings, collected from various murder scenes on October 7, including the Nova Music Read More …