India: 2 arrested with IED, 1.5kg RDX in Punjab’s Tarn Taran village

Police thwarted a possible terror attack and arrested two bike-borne men with an improvised explosive device (IED) packed with around 1.5kg of RDX following a tip-off at Naushehra Pannuan village in Tarn Taran district on Sunday. The IED, packed in Read More …

India: IEDs in Delhi similar to those recovered in Punjab, probe finds

A bike suspected to have been used to plant a bomb at the capital’s Ghazipur flower market last month has been recovered from near the Old Seemapuri area, where another improvised explosive device (IED) was found in a house, the Read More …

India: Border Security Force (BSF) seized 2 IEDs, RDX explosives and bomb-making materials in Gurdaspur Sector

Quick reaction by alert BSF troops to effect recovery of weapon, ammunition, cash and huge quantity of RDX in depth area upon detecting drone activity along the border has successfully thwarted the nefarious plans of ANEs. Quick reaction by alert Read More …

India: Ahead of R-Day, IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market

An improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed with RDX and ammonium nitrate was found inside an unattended bag at the Ghazipur flower market here today, but it was later defused, officials said. The explosive was kept in an iron box and Read More …

India: Militant arrested with explosives in Imphal

A combined team of district police commando unit, Imphal East and 15 Assam Rifles, on Thursday arrested one active cadre of proscribed underground organisation PREPAK(Pro) along with improvised explosive device (IED) which was to be planted, reportedly at Mantripukhri, Imphal. Read More …

Technology Catching Up with Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up. Chemical detection of explosives is a cornerstone of aviation security. Typically called “trace Read More …

Bomb-sniffing ‘cyborg locusts’ advance under Navy-funded research

Navy-funded researchers have discovered that a locust’s sensitive “horns” can distinguish between the scents of TNT and other explosives — a development that one day could herald the deployment of bomb-sniffing, electronically augmented bug swarms. The research by a team Read More …

Afghan forces seize 1000 kgs of explosives, foil deadly attack in Kabul city

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have recently seized 1000 kilograms of explosives during an operation in Kabul city. A military source said Monday that the Afghan special force conducted a raid in Kabul city and seized 500kg of Read More …