News – December 2019

 


  • Strabane: Men arrested over mortar bomb find

    December 3, 2019

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb in County Tyrone in September. The device was found on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, on Saturday 7 September. At the time, police said the New IRA intended to fire the device into Strabane police station. Two 25-year-old men were arrested in ...

  • Police detonate bomb in Melbourne

    December 3, 2019

    An improvised explosive device found in a raid in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir has been detonated, police said. Victoria Police entered a house on Joan Court before 2pm on Tuesday and found the bomb along with four stolen cars and a motorcycle. Bomb response unit officers were deployed at the scene to conduct a safety ...

  • Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

    December 2, 2019

    An up to $5 million reward is available for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. Jehad Serwan Mostafa is an alleged leader with the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Mostafa, who is also known as Ahmed Gurey, has been indicted for his involvement with al Shabaab. Supervisory Special Agent ...

  • U.S. Department of Commerce is tightening IT, telecom supply chain security

    December 2, 2019

    The Department of Commerce has proposed a new rule to identify, evaluate and address business transactions involving the use of Chinese-made telecommunications gear in U.S. infrastructure Supporting the White House’s executive order to secure IT and communications supply chains, the rule would require the Commerce secretary to evaluate individual telecommunications equipment transactions, using a “case-by-case, fact-specific ...

  • UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing

    December 2, 2019

    UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets. The samples arrived by sea in Cherbourg aboard the Pacific-Egret on 26 November and continued to the Melox site by road, French media reported ...

  • NSCN IED expert gunned down in Arunachal Pradesh

    December 2, 2019

    The deceased terrorist was identified as self-styled Major – Akham Chang. Chang, an IED expert, was associated with NSCN for the last 19 years. The Army gunned down a member of the Naga rebel group, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation), after a gun fight in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district on Saturday evening, officials said on ...

  • Hospitality spends least on cyber-security shows sector-by-sector report

    December 1, 2019

    Despite repeated data breaches and hacking attempts, firms in the food and hospitality sector have spent the least on cyber-security in 2018-19, says a research report. Specops Software, analysing the findings from Gov.uk to see how much 1,091 UK firms from a range of sectors have invested in cyber-security during 2018-19, said firms in the sector ...