Terrorism & Insurgency

  • IED attack in Pakistan's Balochistan

    AN IMPROVISED explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in Dera Bugti district in Pakistan's Balochistan province on 1 May, the Daily Times reported. Reports did not contain details of any casualties. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Islamic State claims attack on state television in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    IN A REPORT published on Islamic State Sedai Khelafat on 17 May, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) building killing at least six and wounding 14 in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province earlier that day, BBC Monitoring

  • Unidentified assailants throw grenades at police checkpoint in Afghanistan's Kabul

    UNIDENTIFIED assailants threw two grenades at a police checkpoint in the Kota Sangi Chawk area in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on 17 May, Afghan Islamic Press reported. There were no reports of casualties. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack

  • IED attack kills two in the Philippines' Manila

    TWO men were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED), which was a part of a package being delivered, detonated in the Quiapo district in the Philippines' capital Manila on 6 May, The Independent reported. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

  • IED attack wounds seven in Somalia's Bay

    SEVEN people - including two local government officials - were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack targeting a restaurant in the town of Qansahdere in Somalia's Bay region on 16 May, Shabelle Media Network reported. No immediate claim of responsibility was made.


  • Crypto-drug markets adapt to law enforcement intervention

    Crypto-drug markets are readily accessible on the dark net for purchases of controlled substances. Dave Bewley-Taylor examines how law enforcement challenges can be balanced with potential benefits such as identification of harmful substances and the phenomena of markets' self-disruption
  • Insurgent threats intensify in Egypt

    The Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate Wilayat Sinai has maintained a steady tempo of attacks and expanded beyond the Sinai Peninsula. Michael Horton analyses the government's strategy for combating the group and other gathering insurgent challenges
  • Webcams support open-source analysis

    The availability of openly accessible webcams in many parts of the world has opened up new channels of information for open-source analysts to explore. Tony Roper examines the value and limitations of the structured monitoring of webcams as a source of timely visual intelligence on secure facilities
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