Suicide bombing suspected in Nashville explosion as investigators search home south of the city

Investigators looking into the Christmas morning explosion in Nashville now believe the blast was likely the result of a suicide bombing, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation. Officials have previously said they have recovered Read More …

EXU-1 Receives Navy Unit Commendation from Secretary of the Navy

Indian Head, Md. – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) personnel are widely regarded as the Navy’s premier mobile explosive ordnance disposal expeditionary and technical exploitation unit. With the reception of the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) from the Secretary of the Navy, Read More …

Dstl’s new counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl’s new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been given a rare Royal visit during the COVID-19 pandemic Read More …

EXU-1 Officer Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

INDIAN HEAD, MD – Lt. Thomas Cowhey, a Platoon Leader with Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) located at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, received the Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award on Sept. 29. Kauffman organized the first Read More …

Kolkata: Forensic team collects samples from site of blast; one held

The owner of a house, where crude bombs exploded killing two persons and injuring one, in West Bengal”s North 24 Parganas district, was arrested on Monday, a senior police officer said. A team of forensic experts have collected samples from Read More …

From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research

The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and counter-terrorist units. Within the compass of her doctoral research, Karlijn Bezemer has developed 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 …

Inside the FBI: Danger Beneath the Surface

Inside the FBI’s Underwater Post-Blast Investigation Course Get an interactive look at how the FBI’s Underwater Post-Blast Investigation course prepares the nation’s public safety bomb tech divers to counter threats in their home harbors and waterways. This episode covers the Read More …

Seattle: ATF investigating homemade explosives which injured officers during riot

Explosive experts with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are being asked to investigate improvised explosive devices which were thrown at officers by rioters at the West Precinct Sunday. Some of the devices are believed to have been Read More …

The Role of Nanotechnology in a Forensic Investigation

It is evident that the application of nanoscience in a forensic investigation has helped criminologists to solve crime mysteries in less time and with greater efficiency. The rapid advancements in forensic science come with technological improvements in nanotechnology. This article Read More …