DASA UK market exploration: future policing

DASA wants to understand the current market capability and development requirements for future policing initiatives. The Home Office and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are undertaking a market assessment of the availability of cutting-edge solutions and innovative concepts in development Read More …

Dstl’s new counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl’s new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been given a rare Royal visit during the COVID-19 pandemic Read More …

Manchester Arena bombing: Risk of attack should have been ‘crystal clear’, inquiry told

The risk of Manchester Arena being vulnerable to a suicide bomber should have been “crystal clear”, an inquiry has been told. Security experts said a table-top exercise, called Operation Sherman, specifically highlighted the City Room foyer – the area where Read More …

UK security sources warn New IRA ‘still dangerous’ after MI5 operation

Security sources in the UK have warned that the dissident republican grouping known as the New IRA is ‘still dangerous’ despite the efforts of a targeted MI5 operation. In August, eight men and two women were arrested as part of Read More …

UK: Eastleigh boy, 14, ‘researched bombs and made jihad video’

A 14-year-old boy researched making shrapnel bombs and filmed a video in which he vowed to carry out “jihad”, a court has heard. The boy, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, developed “extremist and radical” views after experiencing a troubled home life, Leicester Read More …

IATA and UNOCT to Cooperate on Countering Terrorist Travel

GENEVA –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by Read More …

Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Attack Indian Navy

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda – including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. “The NIA had learnt about Read More …

Counter-terrorism police arrest man after explosive device posted to London address

Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in his 20s after a package containing a small improvised explosive device was sent to a residential address in north London. The Metropolitan police said the suspect was detained in Cambridge on Saturday morning Read More …

Russia’s FSB discovers cache of weapons, explosives in Volgograd region

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has discovered an arms cache in the Volgograd region, the FSB said in a statement on Thursday. “Officers of the FSB branch in the Volgograd region discovered a cache of firearms and ammunition during an Read More …

Brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed arrested over alleged terror plot

The doctor brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed has been arrested in India as part of an alleged terror recruitment plot. Ex-NHS doctor Sabeel Ahmed was identified by anti-terrorism detectives as being behind a secret campaign to get Read More …