Spain: Authorities arrest three teenagers who expressed their intent to carry out a terrorist action

The National Police of Spain successfully thwarted a potential jihadist attack by arresting three highly radicalised teenagers in coordinated operations in Madrid and Barcelona. The individuals, minors who had actively expressed their intent to carry out a terrorist action, were Read More …

Rapid and selective screening of organic peroxide explosives using acid-hydrolysis induced chemiluminescence

Organic peroxide explosives (OPEs) are unstable, non-military, contemporary security threats often found in improvised explosive devices. Chemiluminescence (CL) can be used to detect OPEs, via radical formation consisting of peroxide moieties (-O-O-) under acidic conditions. However, selectivity for specific OPEs Read More …

Belgium: Over 120 kg of explosives used in Brussels attacks, court learns

The Brussels Court of Assizes, which is currently presiding over the trial of suspects involved in the Brussels terror attacks at the Maelbeek metro station and Zaventem Airport, listened to the testimony of an expert who was able to trace Read More …

Florida: Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Jacksonville, FL – United States Attorney Roger Handberg announces today that a Florida man was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State Read More …

Hong Kong: Trio arrested over making of explosive and inciting attack on police officers

Three people were arrested for inciting others to attack police officers and government buildings, as police seized bomb materials including TATP from their residence. Police said on Tuesday that some criminals incited others to attack police officers and several government Read More …

UK: Teenager arrested for posting DIY bomb-making guide video on social media

A 15-year-old boy accused of sharing bomb-making instructions on social media has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences. The youngster, who cannot be identified because of his age, is alleged to have twice posted the propaganda video made by Read More …

India: IISc-Bangalore develops paper sensor to detect hydrogen peroxide

Researchers from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the IISc have developed a paper-based sensor for detecting tiny volumes of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used widely in household and healthcare products like hand sanitiser as a disinfectant, in rocket fuel Read More …

South Carolina Man Charged With Possession Of HMTD and TATP

A Pickens county, South Carolina man has been arrested and charged by state law enforcement officers with possessing a homemade bomb. According to a news release from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), 58-year-old David Scott Halsey of Easley, Read More …

Taipei: Suspected bomb maker detained after gunbattle

A man suspected of planting a bomb near the offices of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Houbi District (後壁) chapter in Tainan was arrested yesterday morning in Kaohsiung following an overnight standoff with police. Police said that the suspect, surnamed Read More …

Discover the spray used by Belgian police to train specialist dogs at airports

The explosive TATP has been used in several deadly terrorist attacks over the past two decades, which is why it is important that police are able to detect it. But the substance is extremely dangerous to handle, making it difficult Read More …