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NCTC FirstResponderIEDs

NCTC FirstResponderIEDs

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an insidious use of IEDs is to target those who MUST repond initially onsite....so HEADS UP !!!
an insidious use of IEDs is to target those who MUST repond initially onsite....so HEADS UP !!!

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N
 ATIONAL
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OUNTERTERRORISM
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ENTER
 
UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOUNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
(U//FOUO)
 
W
ORLDWIDE
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IED
 
T
 ARGETING OF
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IRST
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ESPONSE
P
ERSONNEL
T
 ACTICS AND
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NDICATORS
 
NCTC SPECIAL ANALYSIS REPORT 2012-34a7 August 2012
 
 
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(U) This report was prepared by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Department of Homeland Security, and Office of Naval Intelligence.
UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
(U//FOUO) Worldwide: IED Targeting of First ResponsePersonnel—Tactics and Indicators
NSAR 2012-34a 7 August 2012 
(U) Key Findings
(U//FOUO) Although most terrorist IED attacksoutside war zones target civilians or symbols of authority and usually involve a single device, someare designed specifically to target emergencyresponse personnel. The most common tacticsinvolve using secondary or tertiary devices intiered or sequential attacks intended to kill or maim response personnel after they arrive on thescene of an initial IED incident.
 
The extent of government control in the intended target zone is a critical variable in operational planning for attacks against first responders.Whether attackers have sufficient access to thetarget area to gain familiarity with the landscape,the presence of police or other security forces,and even possibly their emergency response procedures are significant factors in attack  preparation.
 
Terrorists who are well-versed in the render-safe procedures used by explosive ordnance disposal(EOD) teams are the most likely to constructsecondary devices capable of defeatingtechniques to defuse or destroy them.(U//FOUO) There is widespread concern about theavailability of information in online manuals,videos, and extremist discussion forums on IEDdesign and tactics that can be used by plotters inWestern countries—including the US.
 
Only one Homeland attacplot by homegrownviolent extremists (HVEs)
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in recent years wasintended to specifically target first responders, but a successful Homeland attack may beimitated once it is publicized in the media.
 
Growing awareness of the tactics and techniquesused by terrorists elsewhere in the world—  particularly in East Africa, South Asia, and Yemen —could motivate HVEs and other Homeland adversaries to deliberately plot attacksthat target first responders.
 
The targeting of EOD personnel duringexecution of render-safe and exploitation procedures represents a higher level of adversarytactical sophistication that could provide an earlyindication of the need to reassess the Homeland IED threat environment.
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(U//FOUO) According to DHS, an HVE is a personof any citizenship who has lived and/or operated  primarily in the United States or its territories and who advocates, is engaged in, or is preparing toengage in ideologically motivated terrorist activities(including providing support to terrorism) to further  political or social objectives promoted by a foreignterrorist organization, but who is acting independentof direction by a foreign terrorist organization. HVEsare distinct from traditional domestic terrorists whoengage in unlawful acts of violence to intimidatecivilian populations or attempt to influence domestic policy without direction or influence from a foreignactor.
 
UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
(U) Scope Note
 (U//FOUO) This NSAR focuses primarily on thefactors at play in successful attacks against firstresponse personnel including explosive ordnancedisposal (EOD) operators and bomb technicians, asthese personnel are specifically trained and equipped to render safe IEDs. It examines commonenabling and mitigating factors involved in thetargeting of first responders and EOD forces byexamining IED events conducted by extremists,terrorists, and criminal elements (referred tothroughout the NSAR as “adversaries”).(U//FOUO) Key assumptions in the assessment arethat IED knowledge is transferable between threatgroups and that the primary mitigating factors aredependent on target and local control rather thanon the operating environment.(U//FOUO) For the purposes of the assessment, thefollowing terms are used:
 
First responder
refers to individuals and assetswho, in the early stages of an incident, areresponsible for protecting and preserving life, property, evidence, and the environment,including emergency response providers and other skilled support personnel who provideimmediate support services during protection,response, and recovery operations.
 
Explosive ordnance disposal
refers to responder  personnel who assess access, reconnoiter,identify, render safe, exploit, and dispose of known or suspected IEDs.
 
Render safe
is the capability to disrupt the firingtrain and eliminate personnel hazards to movinga known or suspected IED through theapplication of specialized tools, training, and operational experience. Render safe is executed  by both EOD and certified public safety bombsquads in the Homeland operating environment.
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