Terrorist acts with improvised explosive devices, the threat to the modern-world, the example of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Racaj, Muhamet and Morski, Mihajlo and Aziri, Zekirja (2017) Terrorist acts with improvised explosive devices, the threat to the modern-world, the example of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In: International scientific conference "Security concepts and policies - new generation of risks and threats", 04-05 June 2017, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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Abstract

The latest developments on the international scene have made the safety factor an unavoidable issue in international relations and political debate. Today, the world we are living in is facing complex threats coming from the largest modern international security danger - terrorism. Terrorists intensify their activities using violence as a means of political action and create an atmosphere of uncertainty and instability. The trend of using unconventional methods of warfare, tactics and procedures continued during the first and second decade of the XXI century, causing unconventional resources to become the dominant mode of extremist activity worldwide. The use of unconventional weapons brings great success and losses and is also accompanied by great media attention, which is one of the main goals of the extremists that will be presented in this paper. The relatively easy access to weapons and bio-chemical substances is an effective and relatively easy tool to use against civilians and against security structures. Extremists will continue to change and promote their tactics, techniques and procedures of action in view of inflicting maximum damage with minimum risk. Afghanistan is facing a complex threat from terrorism throughout their territory, which historically refers to the period starting from 1979. These extremist terrorist activities include the use of conventional weapons and conventional mode of action and use of improvised explosive devices as a way to inflict serious losses on the forces in Afghanistan. Statistics show an enormous number of civilian casualties as a result of the use of unconventional weapons and improvised explosive devices in the territory of Afghanistan, among which the most frequently used include the so-called "vest" terrorist bombers and improvised explosive devices - "car bombs".

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Muhamet Racaj
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 07:22
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 10:33
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18125

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