News – January 2019


  • Afghan militants involved in Kurram agency IED blast: Sources

    January 31, 2018

    The militants based in neighboring Afghanistan were involved in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast which occurred in Kurram agency yesterday, sources said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, eight people including three women and a child were killed when their vehicle struck a landmine in Ghos Ghari area of Kurram agency. Sources said that the Afghan militants were ...

  • Michigan Tech Professor Presents Defense Research on the Hill

    January 30, 2018

    A computer engineer from Michigan Technological University is helping find bombs—before they go off. Tim Havens, William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems, Director of both the Center for Data Sciences and the Data Science Graduate Program at Michigan Tech, will present his research on Sensor-fused Explosive Hazard Detection at the U.S. Capitol in ...

  • Need to fight in a tunnel or find hidden IEDs? Ask Lt. Col. Liron Aroch how

    January 30, 2018

    There’s an active Hamas attack tunnel deep inside Israeli territory, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Gaza Strip, stretching tens of meters and full of hiding spots, offshoots and storage depots. There are others like it, too. But unlike the three border-crossing attack tunnels that the Israel Defense Forces has destroyed in the past three ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018: bringing together the international community to enhance global security

    January 29, 2018

    The threat of terrorism continues to have far reaching effects on every day life with a total of 25 terrorist attacks taking place across Europe in 2017. As risk from lone-wolf attacks and sophisticated ransomware increases, security professionals are faced with a growing challenge to evolve and stay one step ahead by investing in new ...

  • Somalia: AU Peacekeepers Targeted in Landmine Blast in Beledweyne

    January 29, 2018

    A landmine explosion struck a military convoy carrying African Union peacekeepers in Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran province on Monday morning. A witness told Radio Shabelle that an improvised explosive device at the east of the town. Read more… Source: AllAfrica  

  • Eleven soldiers killed as militants attack army unit in Kabul, Afghanistan

    January 29, 2018

    At least 11 soldiers have died and 16 are wounded after insurgents attacked an army unit guarding a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul. The assault began when a suicide bomber struck the troops before other militants opened fire in an early-morning raid. Islamic State says it was behind the attack near the Marshal Fahim academy, ...

  • Winter 2017/18 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 29, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Germany, Swedish EOD and Demining Centre-SWEDEC, TNO Organization for Applied Scientific Research Netherlands, and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 2017-18 contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all ...

  • Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

    January 27, 2018

    A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The target is believed to have been an interior ministry building, but many ...

  • Palestinians find 12 barrel bombs planted in Area A road

    January 27, 2018

    Unclear who was the target for the explosives, which were planted in a road mostly used by Palestinian civilians but at times also used by IDF vehicles; bombs weigh 20-30 kg and were planted a long time ago The Palestinian Security Services have uncovered 12 barrel bombs planted along a road in the Tulkarm area, a ...

  • Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens

    January 27, 2018

    An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia’s coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least