NATO allies strategize, first EOD symposium

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first EOD symposium here, May 19. Service members from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands attended the symposium to integrate U.S. Read More …

The Netherlands: Man in camouflage arrested with grenade in his car in Zoetermeer

Residents of Schiebroekstraat in Zoetermeer were startled Saturday morning by a man in camouflage clothing banging on windows and doors and shouting. Police arrested him and subsequently found a rifle grenade in his car, Omroep West reports. Police urged residents Read More …

The Netherlands: Makeshift bomb was thrown into premises of Russian consulate in The Hague

A makeshift explosive device was hurled into the premises of the Russian consular office in the Netherlands on Friday, but fortunately it failed to go off, ambassador Alexander Shulgin said on Saturday. “Yesterday, a makeshift explosive device was hurled into Read More …

Europol coordinates action against bomb manuals available online

On 1 February, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist content online took place at Europol’s headquarters. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) coordinated the referral activity, which saw the involvement Read More …

The Extraordinary Life of the Most Notorious Terrorist Before Bin Laden

If you asked someone to name the world’s most famous terrorist, chances are they would say Osama Bin Laden, the radical Islamist and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. But 50 years ago, before anyone even associated fundamentalist Islam with terrorism, Read More …

Netherlands: Ten Rotterdam apartments evacuated after explosive thrown through window

Ten homes on the Boudewijnstraat in Rotterdam were evacuated for hours in the early Saturday morning hours after an explosive was thrown through the window of one of the houses. According to a police spokesperson, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service Read More …

Europol: 9 Taken Into Custody Over Atm Attack Tutorials And String Of Explosive Attacks

A joint investigation team (JIT) between the Dutch and German authorities has taken down an organised crime group specialised in explosive attacks against Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). A total of 9 suspects have been taken into custody as a result Read More …

Lebanon: Ministry of Defense inks two mine action agreements with UNDP, Dutch embassy

Lebanon’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday inked two mine action agreements with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon. The agreement with the UNDP addresses the humanitarian and development impacts of mines, cluster munitions, Read More …