News – August 2018


  • Mali: German peacekeepers patrol ‘road of death’ for clues of explosive devices

    August 5, 2018

    Between homemade bombs and frequent robberies, driving on the roads of northern Mali has become a dangerous exercise. German peacekeepers from Minusma, the United Nations Mission in the country, undertook a patrol on one of the most dangerous sections of the road that links the north to the centre of the country, searching for signs of ...

  • Czech Republic Identifies Resolute Support Service Members Killed During Patrol

    August 5, 2018

    The Czech Republic identified that the three Resolute Support service members killed by a suicide bomber during a patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, August 5, were from the Army of the Czech Republic. “The tragic death of our three soldiers has hit me very much, and I want to express my deep condolences to ...

  • Suicide Bombers Target Mosque In Paktia; 25 Killed

    August 3, 2018

    Two suicide bombings occurred inside a mosque in Gardez City, the center of Paktia province in the east of Afghanistan, on Friday afternoon, police confirmed. Paktia Police Chief Raz Mohammad Mandozai said the explosions left 25 people dead and 33 others wounded. Those inside Sahib-ul-Zaman Mosque in Khwaja Hassan area in PD2 of Gardez City were doing ...

  • Robotics Autonomous

    August 2, 2018

    Marines with 2nd Platoon, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, engaged in charge employment training July 31-Aug. 2, 2018 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training taught EOD technicians to confidently and safely neutralize an improvised explosive device using robotic platforms. During the simulated scenarios, EOD technicians used the Mark II ...

  • Taliban Surge Routs ISIS in Northern Afghanistan

    August 1, 2018

    More than 200 Islamic State fighters and their two top commanders surrendered to the Afghan government on Wednesday to avoid capture by Taliban insurgents, after a two-day battle that was a decisive victory for the Taliban, participants on all sides confirmed. One of the Islamic State commanders, Mufti Nemat, was reached by cellphone after his surrender, ...