UN reports tense situation in eastern DR Congo after rebel attacks, deadly blast

Attacks by the M23 Movement rebels and an explosion wounding 18 civilians leave a tense situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman said on Thursday. One clash was in the southeast of Kitchanga, in Read More …

UK: Serving member of British Army charged with terror and explosives offences

A serving member of the British Army has been charged with terror and explosives offences, the Metropolitan Police said. Daniel Abed Khalife, of Beaconside, Stafford, was charged over two incidents in Staffordshire in August 2021 and January this year. He is Read More …

Afghanistan: Landmines left over from war in Helmand are still claiming victims

Unexploded ordnance and mines in war-torn areas of Helmand threaten the lives of residents of the province who are calling on the government to clear the areas affected by the landmines. Abdul Bari, who lives in helmand’s sarkar area, said Read More …

Nigeria: Police deploy bomb sweepers, detectors

The police yesterday kicked-off the deployment of bomb sweepers, radiation detectors, frequency jammers and other modern security technologies in troubled regions to prevent criminals from using explosives and other devices to scuttle the general election. The distribution, being coordinated by Read More …

Cyprus: Syrian man sentenced over electronic training activity for possible terrorism-related crimes

A Limassol district court has sentenced a 26-year-old Syrian man to two years in prison in connection with electronic training activity for possible terrorism-related crimes. The defendant had been remanded in the island’s Central Prison since July 2021, Philenews reported Read More …

Winter 2022/23 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

We are pleased to inform you that Winter 2022/23 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print. Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO/Spanish Army, C-IED Centre of Excellence, EOD Centre of Excellence, Read More …

Nebraska: Two men in custody after police uncover suspected explosives in northwest Lincoln

One man was arrested and another questioned after an early morning traffic stop in northwest Lincoln led police to five homemade explosive devices, according to authorities. Police evacuated a home including several apartment units and Lincoln Fire and Rescue bomb Read More …

Spain: Elderly man arrested over high-profile letter bomb attacks

Spanish police have arrested a 74-year-old man on suspicion of sending letter bombs to high-profile targets, including the country’s prime minister. The man was reportedly taken into custody in the town of Miranda de Ebro the north of Spain and Read More …

DR Congo: Bomb injures at least 12 people near a market in Beni

A bomb exploded at a market in eastern Congo on Wednesday, injuring at least a dozen people, authorities said. An unknown person detonated a bomb inside a bag in North Kivu’s Beni town, said Tharcisse Katembo, a local official. “Damage was Read More …