Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast

The head of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine confirmed that key separatist Read More …

UK expands counter-IED support in Africa

The Prime Minister Theresa May today visited a UK-funded counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi. With the help of the British Army who are working closely with their Kenyan partners Read More …

Philippines: 3 die, 34 hurt in Isulan bomb blast; P1M offered for suspect’s arrest

An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag and left behind by a man beside a parked motorcycle exploded at about 8:34 Tuesday night in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat killing three persons and injured 34 others. Chief Inspector Ronnie Dardo, Read More …

UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa Read More …

Five soldiers killed, 10 others injured in Lamu County, Kenya

Five KDF soldiers were killed in an explosion in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road. 10 more soldiers were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment Read More …

Device fitted under police officer’s car ‘had high-grade explosives’

A bomb planted under an off-duty policeman’s car contained over 300 grammes of high-grade explosives, a court has heard. The details emerged at the trial of Co Armagh man Sean McVeigh who denies the attempted murder of the PSNI officer Read More …