U.S. Navy intercepts ‘massive’ shipment of explosive material in Gulf of Oman

The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet said on Tuesday it had intercepted a fishing vessel smuggling “massive” amounts of explosive material while transiting from Iran along a route in the Gulf of Oman that has been used to traffic weapons to Read More …

Russia: FSB prevents terrorist attack in Nizhni Tagil, arrests plotter

The Sverdlovsk Region’s branch of the federal security service FSB has prevented a terrorist attack in an administrative building in Nizhny Tagil. “The Sverdlovsk Region’s branch of the FSB has prevented a terrorist attack in an administrative building in Nizhny Read More …

New York: Fatal shooting, explosive materials at Poughkeepsie hotel

A fatal shooting at a Poughkeepsie hotel led to the disturbing discovery of guides and materials that could be used to make explosive devices, according to police. The incident began around 7:30 a.m. Sunday when local police responded to a Read More …

Nigeria: Customs arrests 10 suspects for smuggling IEDs chemicals

Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have arrested 10 suspects in connection with importation of 20 drums of carbide; a chemical substance used in manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Acting Controller Read More …

UK: Mother-of-nine extracted gunpowder from hundreds of party poppers to make an ‘explosive device’ to kill herself

A mother-of-nine extracted gunpowder from party poppers in a bid to make an explosive device to kill herself, a court heard today. Former postwoman Erin Foley said she wanted to use the device to die by suicide, Taunton Crown Court Read More …

‘Death weapons’: Inside a teenage terrorist network

When Lukas F. walks onto the site of an abandoned army barracks in the summer of 2021 as part of his training to be a terrorist, he is 16 years old, a slender boy with dark hair. The site is Read More …

I was on all fours, examining the explosive materials I found in the suicide bombers’ kitchen – pepper, bleach and hair dye: Forensic expert tells explosive stories in gripping new book

It was as close to a vision of hell as I am ever likely to come across. I was in a dark tunnel of the London Underground, 100ft beneath Russell Square station. All the living and injured had been evacuated Read More …

Sweden: Police images from inside the bomb lab where suspect was preparing explosives

At dawn on November 4 last year, the 25-year-old was arrested by the Swedish Security Service on a farm in Falköping. Now he is being prosecuted for, among other things, public destruction, aggravated weapons offense and violation of the Flammable Read More …

Upstream IED Prevention: Countering the illicit proliferation and diversion of materials used in the production of improvised explosive devices

  A wide spectrum of materials can be used to manufacture improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These include both military and civilian commercial products. The variety in design and means of deployment of IEDs vastly complicates efforts to regulate and control Read More …

Iraqi Security Forces seized and destroyed IEDs, UXO and bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate

The Joint Operations Command alongside the Counter-Terrorism Service and Special Forces with support of the Air Force and Army Aviation seized and destroyed numerous IEDs, shells, mortars, 52 kg of ammonia nitrate and various bomb-making materials in Kirkuk Governorate and Read More …