News – November 2015

Belgian terror police under fire for ‘finding Brussels bomb factory but failing to secure it’ during raids
November 30, 2015
Belgian police failed to secure a property during a terror raid despite it containing a selection of deadly bomb-making chemicals and equipment.

Twin suicide attacks kill five people in north Cameroon
November 29, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in a village in northern Cameroon on Saturday afternoon, killing at least five people, security sources and an official told Reuters.

Bomb-rigged mass grave of ISIS’s victims found in Iraq
November 28, 2015
A bomb-rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State militant group has been found in north Iraq, an official said Saturday.


Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine passes demining equipment to Ukrainian servicemen
November 28, 2015
The Demining Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hosted an awarding ceremony of Ukrainian EOD specialists who graduated from special course conducted by the Canadian experts.

Arms dealers’ gang busted in Moscow, cache includes TNT, grenades & air bomb
November 27, 2015
A criminal gang busted in Moscow has been trading explosives and munitions on a large scale, as well as producing homemade bombs to order. Three criminal cases have been initiated.

Two explosive devices made safe in Cavan
November 27, 2015
The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána after two suspect devices were discovered in a house.

Taiwan stricter on visa applications in wake of terrorist attacks
November 26, 2015
Taiwan has adopted more stringent screening measures for visa applications of people coming from countries that are deemed to have the slightest connection to the recent terrorist attacks, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Thursday.

A decade in, DHS program to detect bio-threats may not be able to detect bio-threats, auditors say
November 25, 2015
More than a decade after the Department of Homeland Security began a program to fight biological terrorism, “considerable uncertainty” remains over whether the system can reliably detect biological threats, a new federal audit says.


Tunisia: Presidential Guard Bus Bomb Kills 12
November 25, 2015
A dozen people have been killed after an attack on a bus carrying the presidential guard in the Tunisian capital.

Terrorism Response Puts Belgium in a Harsh Light
November 24, 2015
A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Françoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district long notorious as a haven for jihadists, received a list with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area.

Hidden under her seat by ISIS: Doomed teen who sat in 31A on top of bomb on Russian plane
November 23, 2015
Maria Ivleva, who was just 15, was blissfully unaware of the explosives device concealed just inches below where she was sitting on Metrojet flight 9268.

New York State launches anti-terror app to anonymously report suspicious-looking people without fear of appearing racist
November 23, 2015
New Yorkers now have a new tool in the fight against terrorism – a smartphone app.

ISIS ‘booby trap CHILDREN’S TOYS’ in sick new bid to kill and maim in Syria
November 20, 2015
Twisted ISIS killers have reportedly begun to booby trap dolls in their sick campaign of murder against civilians in Syria.

Russian plane crash: Explosives expert casts doubt over Islamic State’s ‘soft drink bomb’ claim
November 19, 2015
A US explosives expert has cast doubt over claims that Islamic State militants brought down a Russian airliner with a bomb small enough to fit in a soft drink can.

As JIEDDO Becomes JIDA, IED Threat Builds In Theater
November 19, 2015
As the temporary Pentagon organization created nearly 10 years ago to combat roadside bombs transitions into a smaller, permanent agency, the improvised explosive device problem has only proliferated and grown white-hot as forces continue to fight in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Suicide bombers in Nigerian city of Kano kill at least 14, wound over 100
November 18, 2015
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mobile phone market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 100 others, the country’s emergency response agency said.

Yemen: New Houthi Landmine Use
November 18, 2015
Houthi forces in Yemen are using banned antipersonnel landmines, causing multiple new civilian casualties, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing new evidence of their use.

Bomb squad explode dangerous phosphorus flare near Beachy Head
November 18, 2015
A dangerous incendiary device has been exploded near Beachy Head by the Royal Navy bomb squad.

Couple planned Isil suicide bombing of Westfield or Tube, court hears
November 17, 2015
A married couple plotted an Isil suicide bombing of the London Underground or Westfield shopping centre around the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 suicide attacks, a court heard on Tuesday.


Paris Attackers Used Nearly Identical Explosive Devices
November 15, 2015
The terrorists who launched a series of suicide bombings and shootings in Paris Friday used Kalashnikov-type weapons and nearly identical explosive devices, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday.

Lebanon holds day of mourning after deadly Beirut blasts
November 13, 2015
Lebanon is holding a day of national mourning after at least 41 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the capital, Beirut.

Joint UN body to probe chemical weapons in Syria is now ‘fully operational’
November 13, 2015
A joint body between the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria is fully operational as of today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the Security Council.


Real-Life Tricorder Could Find Land Mines, Tumors
November 11, 2015
In the Star Trek universe, tricorders are used for applications ranging from disease diagnosis to analyzing the atmosphere on an alien planet. Now a team of scientists might have created a tricorder for our own universe.

Fake bomb detectors used to protect Sharm Britons: Gadgets similar to novelty golf ball finders that were part of UK fraud trials are being used to check luggage at resort’s hotels
November 10, 2015
British families in Sharm El Sheikh are being guarded with useless bomb detectors based on a bogus device produced by UK fraudsters, the Mail can reveal.

Viable bomb left at home of council worker
November 7, 2015
The shocking incident led to a number of houses being evacuated at Pearse Avenue in Sallynoggin late on Thursday night after the viable bomb was discovered attached to the man’s vehicle.


Egyptian airport security under scrutiny as bomb suspicions mount
November 6, 2015
Egypt insisted on Thursday its airports were secured to international standards, despite growing concerns that its screening procedures may be flawed and that Islamist militants may have downed a Russian plane by smuggling a bomb on board.

Women cops being trained in disposing IEDs to combat Maoists
November 6, 2015
In a bid to ensure significant participation of women police personnel in anti-Maoist operations in the future, they are being imparted cutting-edge training in disposing IEDs along with jungle warfare tactics in insurgency-riddled Chhattisgarh.

British passengers reveal Sharm airport staff are STILL taking cash to help them skip busy security queues despite bomb threat
November 5, 2015
Guards at Sharm el-Sheikh airport are today still taking cash from tourists to help them skip security despite evidence an ISIS bomb was smuggled in by terrorists.

Terrorism warning for travellers in Middle East, Africa and Indonesia
November 5, 2015
Security experts have warned of a new front in the war against terrorism following the downing of a Russian airliner.

Russian plane crash: Bomb may have downed airliner, US and UK say
November 5, 2015
Intelligence suggests the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board may have been brought down by a bomb, US and UK officials say.

Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 4 Egyptian Police Officers in Sinai
November 4, 2015
At least four police officers were killed on Wednesday morning when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a police club in northern Sinai, according to the Egyptian state news media.

TSA chief admits terminal checks not stringent enough following undercover weapon probe found 95 per cent of fake bombs were not intercepted
November 4, 2015
The Transport Security Administration claims it has improved security following an undercover probe at eight airports found that 95 per cent of fake bombs and weapons were not intercepted.

Teen’s bomb stash forces mass evacuation
November 2, 2015
A 16-year-old from southwest Germany seriously injured himself as he detonated a home-made bomb on Saturday. And after inspecting his cellar, police had to evacuate his entire neighbourhood.

Bomb blast seriously injures soldier in Yala
November 2, 2015
A soldier was injured Sunday by a bomb attack at his school-based outpost in Yala’s Bannang Sata district.

Multiple people reportedly injured following explosion in southeastern Turkey
November 1, 2015
At least 20 people were injured, 3 of them seriously, after an explosion reportedly rocked a grocery store in the southeastern Turkish city of Nusaybin, according to the Turkish newspaper Radikal.


At Least 11 Killed As Gunmen Storm Hotel
November 1, 2015
At least 11 people have been killed after two bombs exploded in a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack on the Sahafi Hotel which is used by politicians and government officials.