UK: Man denies making explosive device in shed

A man has appeared in court charged with making explosive substances. Harry Whittaker, 31, of Caddington, near Luton, Bedfordshire, denied three counts of unlawfully creating a “nitrate-based low-explosive composition such as the explosive substance black powder”. Appearing at the Old Read More …

Liquid Improvised Explosive Device – New Threat Emerging In Jammu And Kashmir

Liquid explosives seem to have made a comeback in Jammu and Kashmir militancy theatre after 17 years as a recent raid by police in the Union territory led to the recovery of such “difficult-to-detect (d2d)” Improvised Explosive Devices, officials said. Read More …

Israel: IDF raids explosives lab in intense 18-hour West Bank operation

On Monday, Soldiers from the 94th Brigade, Duvdevan Unit, 41st Brigade, and Shin Bet forces completed an 18-hour counterterrorism operation in the Far’a area in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, the IDF announced on Tuesday. During the operation, soldiers discovered Read More …

Six UK airports temporarily reintroduce 100ml liquid limit

Six regional airports in the UK will temporarily reintroduce restrictions on carrying liquids over 100ml, the Department for Transport has said. The change will come into effect from midnight on Sunday, and will affect passengers travelling from London City, Aberdeen, Read More …

Malta: ‘Alarming’ amount of explosives at garage of PL HQ bomb suspect

Police and bomb disposal officers are “alarmed” by the amount of explosive material found in a garage where a teenager is suspected of having manufactured a bomb which was placed outside Labour Party headquarters, Times of Malta has learned. Sources Read More …

UK: ‘Suspicious chemicals’ alert was sparked by ‘amateur chemistry enthusiasts’ with no criminal intent

An investigation launched after the discovery of ‘suspicious chemicals’ in a police raid has been closed, with no criminal charges brought against three men arrested. The discovery on a housing estate in the Marsh Green area of Wigan more than Read More …

UK: Man caught with homemade explosive device sparking evacuation jailed

A man who built a homemade explosive forcing around 60 people to flee their homes has been jailed for 30 months. Christopher Scarr was caught with the device in a cupboard at the property in Glasgow’s Springburn on April 17, Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man and woman charged with attempting to make explosives after house search

A man and woman have been charged with attempting to make explosives under suspicious circumstances and possessing firearms and ammunition in suspicious circumstances. The arrests and charges follow a proactive search of a house in the Holylands area of south Read More …

UK: Man jailed after ammunition and explosive material found at East London address

Ricky Anderson, 45 (09.08.78) of Beechwood Drive, Woodford Green appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 9 May where he was sentenced to a total of five years in prison for firearm offences. Anderson was also given a five year Read More …

UK: Weapons-obsessed man found guilty over explosion at his Bedfordshire home

A man whose obsession with weaponry once led him to ask to throw a grenade on the children’s television programme Jim’ll Fix It has been found guilty of causing an explosion in his home. Matthew Haydon, 48, sustained wounds to Read More …