News – December 2018

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely among Taliban leaving 37 dead

    December 2, 2018

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely among a group of Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan leaving at least 37 militants dead. The local officials are saying that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Maruf district of Kandahar. Provincial governor’s spokesman Aziz Ahmad Azizi confirmed the incident ...

  • Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast

    December 1, 2018

    Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort to goldmine ...

  • It’s been a blast: Police buying new explosive disposal robot, bomb suit after years of service

    December 1, 2018

    Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it’s time to retire its bomb robot – which, according to a police board report, is “literally held together by wires and tape” – from the ranks of its Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). City police will use its capital reserve fund in 2019 to purchase a replacement robot and a bomb suit ...