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 …

UK: Man who stockpiled bomb ingredients for ‘the apocalypse’ caught after explosion at Kingston home

A man who stockpiled bomb-making materials to prepare for an apocalypse was caught after an explosion in his home. Michael Pym-Nixson, 54, was “obsessed with the breakdown of society” and taught himself how to create weapons to defend himself, a Read More …

Gulf of Oman: US Navy detains smuggling ship carrying urea fertilizer

The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) Read More …

Iraqi security forces seized cache of explosives and ammunition in western Nineveh governorate

Two separate operations were carried out based on accurate intelligence information from the Intelligence Division of the 15th Division, one of the joints of the Military Intelligence Directorate in the Ministry of Defense, which confirmed the presence of explosive materials, Read More …

U.S. officials warn threat from homemade bombs is skyrocketing

With domestic extremism on the rise, U.S. officials say the threat from homemade bombs is also surging. There were more than 400 bombing incidents in 2020, up 70 percent from the year before. The FBI and DHS’s CISA are now Read More …

Lebanon: UN chief calls for impartial probe into Beirut Port blast

The U.N. chief called on Monday for an impartial and transparent investigation into last year’s massive Beirut port explosion to ensure justice, after paying tribute to the victims of the blast. The Aug. 4, 2020 blast has been described as Read More …

Washington: Homemade explosive laboratory, underground bunker found at Arlington man’s home

An Arlington man already booked into jail is facing more charges after bomb squad technicians found a homemade explosive laboratory and underground bunker at his home. Deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 19300 Read More …

New analysis puts more accurate figure on size of last year’s Beirut blast

New light has been shed on the size of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August 2020 that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more. Estimate of the explosive yield of the blast, which resulted from the detonation Read More …

Philippines: Bomb-making materials seized in Cavite province

Two suspects were apprehended by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the illegal trading of bomb-making materials on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Charlito Tenorio and Jay-ar Suson who were arrested in separate operations under Oplan Paglalansag Read More …