Latest Improvised explosives News

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

Oct. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. School officials in Helena made the...

The Latest: Device found in Montana school yard not a bomb

Oct. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a homemade bomb blowing up in a Montana schoolyard (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Montana authorities say a device they initially thought to be the remnants of a homemade bomb in an elementary school playground didn't explode — and it wasn't even a bomb. Lewis and...

Montana authorities say an improvised explosive device blew up in an elementary school playground in Helena

Oct. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EDT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say an improvised explosive device blew up in an elementary school playground in Helena.

The Latest: Turkey says troops captured Syrian border town

Oct. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters (all times local): 11:25 p.m. France is halting exports of any arms to Turkey that could be used in its offensive against Kurds in Syria, and wants an immediate meeting of the U.S.-led...

Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

Oct. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria as casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000....

Extremists launch 2 attacks on military targets in Somalia

Sep. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. In the first attack, an estimated 25 fighters of the al-Shabab rebel group were killed when they attempted to storm the Belidogle military airstrip which hosts...

The Latest: Macron praises Chirac as 'statesman we loved'

Sep. 26, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Parisians and visitors are writing messages in condolence books left outside Paris city hall to pay tribute to former President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at age 86. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo...

The Latest: O'Rourke campaign says takes threat seriously

Sep. 24, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Army soldier accused of sharing bomb-making instructions online and targeting left-leaning activists (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The presidential campaign of former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke says it is in direct contact with the FBI regarding the case of an Army soldier...

US soldier arrested on charge of sharing bomb instructions

Sep. 23, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a media organization. Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old private...

Separate blasts kill 2 kids, pregnant woman in Afghanistan

Sep. 21, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed at least two children and wounded five other civilians in the southern Kandahar province, said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, on Saturday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Friday's blast in Spin Boldak...