News – February 2018


  • EOD holds Demo Day

    February 8, 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines conducted a Demo Day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 1. The Demo Day was held so other Marines and Sailors aboard MCAS Beaufort could get a glimpse at what EOD Marines do and how they conduct their day to day operations. Marines learned about the various aspects of the EOD ...

  • ‘New techniques used to trigger Bodh Gaya blast’

    February 8, 2018

    The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, who had allegedly planted three improvised explosive devices (IED) in Bodh Gaya on January 19, aimed for maximum casualty of Buddhist monks by triggering blasts with the help of three different techniques. Intelligence sources said these techniques were different from the ones adopted in 2013 blasts at Bodh Gaya and Gandhi Maidan in Patna. In those blasts, ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy major bomb factory in Sambisa Forest

    February 7, 2018

    Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops destroyed a large scale Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and captured several Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region. Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Read more… Source: Vanguard  

  • UNFICYP poised to facilitate dialogue for mine-free Cyprus

    February 7, 2018

    Unficyp remains poised to facilitate a dialogue between the two sides to develop a roadmap to a mine-free Cyprus, should there be the political will to do so, UN spokesman in Cyprus Aleem Siddique has said. Siddique was asked to comment on the latest Security Council Resolution renewing Unficyp’s mandate which noted with “regret that the ...

  • Defence Diving School Graduation for Royal Navy Diver from Edinburgh

    February 7, 2018

    30-year-old Able Seaman Diver James Grogan from Edinburgh has just completed specialist clearance diver training at the Defence Diving School (DDS) in Portsmouth, Hampshire, receiving his certificate and diving log from guest of honour Captain Rob Vitali RN, Commanding Officer of HMS Collingwood. Originally from London, James joined the Royal Navy for an interesting and varied ...

  • Web watch targets 50 sites with South, ISIS links

    February 7, 2018

    Authorities are keeping a close watch on around 50 websites with alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) for possible connections with violence in the restive South, a senior police officer said Tuesday. Speaking after chairing a meeting on transnational terrorism with senior officials from the Australian Federal Police, deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said about ...

  • SAFB to add EOD team leader course

    February 6, 2018

    Sheppard Air Force Base could be adding a new course. The course would be for explosive ordnance disposal technicians to become team leaders according to an article by the SAFB Public Affairs Office. The course would offer realistic training scenarios that focus on actual operations rather than classroom settings. “This is the first time our career field’s 7-level ...

  • State Intelligence/Fusion Center staying ahead of next threat

    February 5, 2018

    High above the congested traffic on Kanawha Boulevard across the river from the state Capitol, Scott Pauley helps manage a team of eight intelligence analysts constantly searching for the next potential threat. Pauley is deputy director of the West Virginia Intelligence/Fusion Center located inside the old Columbia Gas Building in Charleston. The highly secure facility is a ...

  • 200 Tonnes Of Explosives Destroyed In Libya

    February 5, 2018

    Libya destroyed more than 200 tonnes of remnants of war with the support of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the support mission said. “At the end of January, UNMAS completed phase one of its initiative to destroy Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) which have been endangering the lives of Misratan communities, and of the wider ...

  • ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 to Examine Role of Artificial Intelligence in Homeland Security in Line with UAE Leadership’s Vision

    February 5, 2018

    Artificial intelligence to form essential component of Infosecurity Middle East, ME3S, collocated forums AI has potential to transform national security technology, says US study Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, confirmed that in line with the UAE leadership’s vision, artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International ...

  • Explosive material en route to Gaza captured by Israeli border authorities

    February 4, 2018

    Israeli authorities in charge of supervising goods entering the Gaza Strip recently found material that can be used to build explosive devices hidden among medical equipment. Boxes containing material for assembling bombs were captured by Israeli authorities last week at a border crossing into Gaza. The material has been transferred to a lab for examination and ...

  • Sharp rise in civilian casualties across Libya in January: UNSMIL report

    February 2, 2018

    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said from 1 January to 31 January 2018, it had documented 102 civilian casualties – 39 deaths and 63 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. This, it reported, was a sharp rise from previous months. Victims included 33 men, one woman, and five boys ...

  • WWII sea mine found in IJ in Amsterdam

    February 1, 2018

    A sea mine was found during dredging work in the IJ in Amsterdam, near Java Island on Wednesday evening. The police believe the explosive dates from World War II. An explosives clearance team from Defense dived to the bomb late on Wednesday night and will re-enter the water this morning. There is no immediate danger ...

  • Meet the heroes behind the 50-hour wartime bomb disposal operations in Hong Kong

    February 1, 2018

    After two bomb disposal operations that lasted 50 hours in total over the past five days, the Hong Kong police unit responsible for disarming explosives can finally take a breather. Fifteen officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD) worked through the night to defuse a 450kg (1,000lbs) wartime bomb uncovered on Wednesday at a building ...

  • Kolkata Police arrested two in connection with Bodh Gaya explosion, recovered 50 kg explosives

    February 1, 2018

    In a major breakthrough in Bodh Gaya explosion case, the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested two Jammat-Ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh (JMB) from West Bengal. Acting on specific intelligence input, the STF picked up 24 year old Shiekh Paigambar from Murshidabad and 31 year old Sheikh Jamirul from Siliguri. Both the accused are active members of ...