Five police commandos, 1 civilian injured in powerful IED blast in Manipur’s Imphal

A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast rocked Manipur’s Imphal town on Tuesday morning. The IED blast took place at Thangal Bazar. Five police commandos and one civilian were injured in the explosion. The injured were taken to a nearby Read More …

Grenfell Tower fire: ‘Systemic failures’ in fire brigade’s response

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been condemned for “serious shortcomings” and systemic failures in its response to the Grenfell Tower fire, in a report after the first phase of an inquiry. Fewer people would have died in the 2017 Read More …

Major exercise tests Lebanon’s response to chemical attack

Lebanon’s military and security forces, medical and relief workers took part in a major exercise to test the country’s ability to respond to a chemical, biological or radiological attack. The simulated exercise, described as the largest and most comprehensive of Read More …

Two North Carolina bomb squad agents injured after explosive materials blew-up during the search of a man’s home

Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured during the search of a man’s home after he was pulled over for having homemade explosives in his car. The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) agents were assisting Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Read More …

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist. Called the RDD Studio, the Read More …

Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report

The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Read More …

Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the Read More …

Wiltshire police chief ‘was unaware ex-spy Sergei Skripal lived in Salisbury’

The police chief whose officers responded to the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal has admitted he had no idea the former spy was living in Salisbury. Kier Pritchard, chief constable of Wiltshire, has demanded he be told of any Read More …

Egypt train station fire: At least 20 dead and dozens injured following blaze

At least 20 people have been killed and 40 people have been injured in a fire at a railway station in Cairo, according to state media. The head of Cairo Railroad hospital, Mohammed Said, who previously confirmed 10 deaths said Read More …