News – January 2016

Troops, cops foil bomb attempt in Jolo
January 28, 2016
Suspected Abu Sayyaf members lobbed an improvised bomb into a police patrol car but failed to blow the vehicle up Thursday night along the street of Jolo town, Sulu, according to military official.


Australian teenager wanted to fill kangaroo with explosives in Anzac Day terror plot
January 28, 2016
An Australian terror suspect and a British teenager allegedly planned to pack a kangaroo with explosives, paint it with a symbol of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and set it loose on police.


Afghanistan: UN mine clearance officials strongly condemn murder of four de-miners
January 27,  2016
United Nations demining officials in Afghanistan today strongly condemned an attack in which unknown militants shot dead four de-miners while a fifth was reported missing in Helmand province, one of the most heavily mined in the strife-torn country.

Five police officers feared dead, three injured in Lamu IED attack
January 26, 2016
Five police officers were Tuesday morning feared dead and three others critically injured when a vehicle they were travelling in drove over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab militants along the Hindi-Kiunga road in Lamu.


IED disarmed in Alexandria, minor protests continue to be violently dispersed
January 25, 2016
An improvised explosive device (IED) was disarmed in Alexandria Monday morning after civilians reported a suspicious object in Al-Max Street.


Plane Diverted To Ireland After Bomb Threat
January 24, 2016
A Turkish Airlines flight from Texas has been diverted to Shannon, Ireland, after a handwritten bomb threat.

‘Seminary teacher injured in IED blast, not JuD leader’
January 24, 2016
Rubbishing circulating intelligence reports, Senior Superintendent Police Operations Abbas Majeed Marwat on Sunday denied that Qari Salahuddin, who was apparently targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) earlier today, is a leader of the Kashmir-based Jamatud Dawa.


Bomb Sniffing Dog Dies but Saves 30 Soldiers in Colombia
January 23, 2016
An explosives detection dog of the Colombian Military died after saving 30 soldiers from being victims of an anti-personnel mine in a rural area of the municipality of Suarez, in the southwest of the country, according to military sources.


Major tragedy averted, IED recovered in north Kashmir
January 22, 2016
Security forces achieved a major success when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the frontier district of Kupwara.

Explosion in Egypt kills at least 6; ISIS claims responsibility
January 22, 2016
An explosion in Egypt killed six people, including three police officers and a civilian who was passing by, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.

India’s Islamic State crackdown: NIA pounces on 14 desi ‘terror recruits’ as they attempt ‘to procure improvised explosive device’
January 22, 2016
After monitoring cyber activities of 14 youth inspired by the ISIS and in contact with a former member of Indian Mujahideen (IM), who happens to be the brother of a slain Indian ISIS recruit, a manhunt was launched in four states by security agencies on Friday.

Islamic State vs. Revolutionary Punishment: Terror Groups Vie to Claim Egypt Bombing
January 22, 2016
Both the Islamic State and another militant group known as Revolutionary Punishment have issued competing claims of responsibility for an explosion on Tuesday that killed a group of police officers and civilians in Giza..

Militant attacks in Asia inject new urgency into U.S. bomb training
January 21, 2016
A major Asian city is rocked by a car bomb as VIPs arrive for a summit. Nearby, a man on a motorbike detonates his suicide vest. People gather, emergency crews arrive – then a third explosion rips through the crowd.



Irish army bomb experts win EU project to develop system to deal with chemical or nuclear explosion
January 20, 2016
The Irish Defence Forces is part of a consortium including NUI Galway and Saab which this week won a coveted €4m European Commission project.

UN mission to come to Ukraine to assess possibility of starting mine clearance in Donbas
January 20, 2016
A mission of UN experts is expected to visit Ukraine to assess the possibility of starting mine clearance work in Donbas

Police warn Borno residents against picking strange objects
January 20, 2016
BORNO State Police Command yesterday warned residents and villagers against picking strange objects whenever they sight or found them in their environment and communities.

Suicide bomber targets media bus, kills 7 in heart of Kabul
January 20, 2016
A suicide attacker on a motorcycle set off a deadly explosion near a bus carrying media professionals on Wednesday in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said.

Explosion, Said to Be Suicide Bombing, Kills 8 in Northwest Pakistan
January 19, 2016
An explosion, said to be a suicide bombing, at a militia checkpoint just outside this Pakistani city killed eight people and wounded at least 11 on Tuesday morning, a senior official of the Khyber tribal region said.

FC defuses IED in Dera Bugti; 12 suspects nabbed
January 18, 2016
The Frontier Corps on Sunday foiled a major terror bid in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district, defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing around 17 kilogrammes.

Five security personnel killed in Quetta IED blast
January 18, 2016
At least five security personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb targeting a convoy of security forces in Marget area of Quetta on Monday.

Troops recover bombs aboard abandoned motorboat off Zamboanga City
January 18,2016
The police are conducting a thorough probe to determine who were behind the attempt to sneak in improvised bombs and bomb-making components into this city’s mainland.

8 militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
January 17, 2016
At least eight anti-government armed militants were blown up by own explosives in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan 2008-2013: Exhausted British bomb disposal experts died due to equipment shortages, army report reveals
January 17, 2016
Exhausted British bomb disposal experts died on the frontline in Afghanistan due to a shortage of specialist military equipment, a secret army report has revealed.

Indonesia Identifies Militants, Arrests Others Over Jakarta Terror Attack
January 16, 2016
Indonesian police today named the five men they suspect launched this week’s gun and bomb attack in Jakarta, which was claimed by ISIS, and said they had arrested 12 people linked to the plot who planned to strike other cities.

Powerful improvised explosive device found in Odisha
January 15, 2016
A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists was found in Odisha’s Gajapati district, police said today.

Chemical used for IEDs manufacturing seized
January 15, 2016
KARACHI: Customs authorities last week seized a container loaded with a large quantity of acetic anhydride — a chemical used in heroin production and manufacture of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Terrorists now hide explosives in vegetables says Nigerian Military
January 14, 2016
The Nigerian military has disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday that as part of its continued terrorisation of Nigerian citizenry, the Boko Haram have resorted to hiding Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) under vegetables and fruits.


Deputies find commercial explosives and seven IEDs in Johannesburg home
January 13, 2016
The Kern County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad unit recovered numerous explosive devices from the home of a man who allegedly made threats through social media to local and federal law enforcement, authorities said.


10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion
January 12, 2016
A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others

Warning over drones use by terrorists
January 11, 2016
Drones could be used by terrorist groups as “simple, affordable and effective airborne improvised explosive devices,” says a report by London-based think tank the Remote Control Project.

 IS Claims Attack Targeting Iraqi Shopping Mall
January 11, 2016
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Iraq that have left dozens of civilians dead and at least 50 people injured.

Belgium says found possible Paris attacks bomb factory in December raid
January 8, 2016
Belgian investigators believe explosives used in the attacks in Paris in November may have been made in an apartment in Brussels that was rented under a false name and where a fingerprint of a key fugitive was found.

US Donates $11 Million Vehicles To Nigeria
January 7, 2016
As part of efforts towards fighting the current security challenge in Nigeria, the United States has donated $11 million mine-resistant and armor-protected vehicles to the Nigerian army.

Libya truck bomb targets police recruits in Zliten
January 7, 2016
At least 47 people have been killed by a truck bomb targeting a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten, reports say.

3rd annual CBRNe SUMMIT EUROPE 2-4 March 2016
January 6, 2016
CBRNe Summit Europe is the only CBRNe related event in Europe officially supported by the NATO Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence who provide input in the agenda and invite senior officials to participate.

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons completed
January 4, 2016
Veolia, the US firm contracted by the OPCW to dispose of part of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, has completed disposal of 75 cylinders of hydrogen fluoride at its facility in Texas.

Remote-controlled robot inspects suitcase bombs
January 4, 2016
Abandoned items of luggage are frequently found at airports and train stations. This is a case for the emergency services, who have to assume that these items might contain bombs.


CTD recovers IED, hand-grenade from Toba Tek Singh (Pakistan)
January 1, 2016
Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday recovered Improvised Explosive Device (IED), hand-grenade and two detonators during a raid in Toba Tek Singh.


Bomb blast rocks Kabul on first day of new year
January 1, 2016
A bomb was detonated at a popular restaurant often frequented by foreigners in the Afghan capital of Kabul.


Islamic State Plotted ‘Serious’ Attack In Munich
January 1, 2016
A “serious, imminent threat” of a terror attack by Islamic State led to the closure of two major train stations in Munich, German officials have confirmed.