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Mar 21 '18 19:57

Three different hand grenades were found along the IJsselsteinlaan in Utrecht on Wednesday afternoon. The discovery prompted the evacuation of the Hoograven neighborhood and a nearby police station.

The two men who said they found the grenades were taken into custody.

Both men said they spotted packages on the street and decided to throw them away. At least two were dumped in an underground garbage container, but for unknown reasons the men brought one package to the police station.

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Jul 13 '17 08:26

An apartment building on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem was evacuated and the surrounding streets closed for several hours on Wednesday after the police found explosives in one of the flats in the building, the police said in a statement.

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May 18 '17 11:10

The United States' plans to ban laptops and tablets in the cabins of flights from Europe, was put on hold after the European Union decided against implementing it in an hours long on Wednesday. Other measures are still being considered, BBC reports.

Ajax Club
Apr 12 '17 14:50

At this stage Ajax sees no reason to take any extra security measures at the Europa League match between the Amsterdam club and Schalke 04 on Thursday, following a targeted attack on Borussia Dortmund in Germany last night, a spokesperson for the club said to AD. "Because the threat level is currently no different than the last few months", he said. 

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Mar 2 '17 10:35

A KLM flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was delayed on Sunday after American authorities conducting explosive residue swab tests on items on the plane found residue of nitroglycerin, NBC News reports. While nitroglycerin is often used in explosives, it is also used in more every day products such as ointments and to treat coronary disease.

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Feb 15 '17 07:36

The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof is very concerned about at least 80 children of Dutch jihadists that are growing up in ISIS territory, he said to the Telegraaf on Wednesday. According to him, these kids are at risk of being severely traumatized. And Dutch security forces are seriously concerned that young boys are already a threat to the Netherlands.

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Jan 26 '17 12:10

An ATM bombing at a Rabobank branch in Didam early on Thursday morning left the bank's facade severely damaged, dozens of local residents evacuated and locked out of their homes and about 10 stores closed. This is because unused explosives were found at the scene, Omroep Gelderland reports. 

The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at the Rabobank in Wilhelminastraat. About 20 residents were evacuated from around a dozen homes above and around the bank. They were given shelter in the town hall. About 10 surrounding stores also had to remain close on Thursday morning.

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Jan 16 '17 13:55

The safe detonation of some 30 WWII era bombs will start in a field in Rijsenhout, near Schiphol airport, on Monday. Many explosives are found in the Rijsenhout area as the Germans constructed a mock airfield there during the Second World War to divert attention from Schiphol, Het Parool reports.

A total of 30 bombs were recently found in the area. Four have already been detonated. In the coming weeks explosive experts will set off two more bombs per day. If all goes to plan, the last bomb will be dismantled on January 25th.

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Jan 4 '17 17:55

A bunch of explosives found in Tilburg over New Year's was not intended as fireworks, but as some kind of crime. The 25-year-old man who was arrested at the discovery of the explosives is officially suspected of "preparing for a crime", a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday, AD reports.

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Jan 3 '17 08:53

The German authorities arrested a Syrian man suspected of planning attacks in the Nehterlands, Geramany, France and Belgium, news wire AFP reports. The suspect texted terrorist group ISIS asking for 180 thousand euros to fund the attacks, German prosecutors said on Monday. 

The man was detained on Saturday and his apartment in Saarbucken was raided. He was formally arrested and charged on Sunday. 

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Dec 5 '16 08:34

Nine homes on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam were evacuated on Monday morning due to a risk of explosion, caused by ATM bombers leaving explosives behind after being interrupted in their bombing by the police, AT5 reports.

According to the police, the ATM bombers were interrupted by a police car driving by while they were still planting their explosives. They fled on a scooter, leaving a van and the explosives behind on the street, near Plein '40-'45.

Nov 10 '16 12:50

A company on Folkstoneweg at Schiphol was evacuated on Thursday after a dog trained to sniff out explosives signalled a suspicious package in the cargo area.

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Nov 10 '16 12:20

On Wednesday night the police closed down Veenderweg in Ede and evacuated six homes after possible explosives were found in one of the houses on the street. The Explosive Ordnance Team investigated and concluded that there were no explosives in the house.

"We had reason to thik that they were explosives, but that turned out not to be so", a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP.

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Sep 28 '16 09:37

A group of Amsterdam residents appears to be partly responsible for a recent increase in ATM bombings across the Netherlands, a spokesperson for the police said to broadcaster AT5.

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Sep 20 '16 10:44

The discovery of explosives in the attic of a home on Adriaan Pauwstraat in Groningen on Tuesday led to the evacuation of 24 homes in a 150 meter radius around the building, the police said on Twitter. An apartment building on Asingastraat was also evacuated as a precaution.

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Jun 30 '16 07:28

Four apartments in Gouda were evacuated and cordoned off for several hours on Wednesday night after the discovery of a suspicious substance, the police said on Twitter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in. Several hours of investigation revealed that the substance was not dangerous.

Jun 17 '16 15:10

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded an 8 year prison sentence against Alex O., the man suspected of trying to extort money from supermarket chain Jumbo by placing explosives and making bomb threats

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May 2 '16 13:48

Children playing outside an abandoned house in Arnhem made the surprising discovery of an unexploded 25-pound shell left over from World War II. The British projectile weapon was found in the garden of the house on Sunday afternoon.

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Mar 31 '16 08:52

All evidence is pointing to terrorist suspects Reda Kriket and Anis B. having an attack planned in France, the French prosecutor said on Wednesday

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Mar 30 '16 08:08

Another Rotterdam home was raided as part of a terrorism investigation on Tuesday night. Officers searched for weapons and explosives, but nothing was found. No one was arrested.

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Feb 26 '16 10:20

An ISIS explosive containing hydrogen peroxide produced by chemical company Solvay in Roermond, was discovered in Iraq according to a report by Conflict Armament Research

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Feb 22 '16 15:55

The court in Leeuwarden treated the appeal on whether Alex O., suspected of extorting supermarket chain Jumbo with various bomb threats, will remain in custody on Monday. O. appealed against a previous ruling that remanded him into custody until his trial start in March

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Jan 29 '16 07:46

The reports of a terrorist threat that had Amsterdam on high alert on Thursday involved bombs at three schools in the city. All three schools were searched extensively, but no explosives were found

Dec 29 '15 13:24

A threat of a terrorist attack around New Year's involving a bicycle or cargo bicycle containing explosives has the Amsterdam police on high alert. They will be extra vigilant in crowded places and around event during the turning of the year

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