News – July 2018


  • Slovakia extradites wanted terrorist to Russia linked to ex-Chechen militant commander

    July 18, 2018

    Bratislava has extradited Aslan Yandiyev to Russia, a gang member linked to deceased Chechen militant commander, Shamil Basayev, the Public Relations Center of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) informed TASS. “The wanted individual was involved in organizing and committing a string of headline-making terrorist attacks using high-powered IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in a city park ...

  • Veteran uses state-of-the-art prosthetic technology

    July 17, 2018

    A U.S. Army veteran and amputee explained how state-of-the-art prosthetics changed his life at the Amputee Coalition Conference in Tucson. Richard Cicero lost an arm and leg when an improvised explosive device went off in Afghanistan back in 2010. He is one of the few people in the country who has been through this prosthetic procedure. Cicero ...

  • 20 killed as ISIS bomber reportedly targets Taliban officials in Afghanistan

    July 17, 2018

    An Afghan official says an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. Abdul Qayuom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of northern Sar-i-Pul province, said the attack Tuesday took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area. In northern Afghanistan, Taliban and the ISIS ...

  • Three teens appear in court after Bogside riots

    July 17, 2018

    Four people – including three teenagers – appeared in court yesterday on charges linked to last week’s disturbances in Londonderry. John Paul Moore of Carlton Court in the city faced three charges of possessing with intent, namely three improvised explosive devices, with making, possessing and throwing petrol bombs, riotous behaviour and with indecently exposing himself to ...

  • Counter IED: Defeating The Unseen

    July 17, 2018

    The Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, is a well-known threat to service members operating in potentially hostile environments like Afghanistan and Iraq. This weapon has inflicted a destructive toll since Operation Enduring Freedom, but 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) aims to combat this menace by teaching the Company Crew Specialist Course at ...

  • Are medicines and perceptions banned from hand luggage? Everything you need to know

    July 16, 2018

    UK FLIGHT restrictions can be difficult to understand when travelling with only hand luggage at the airport. Here we reveal the rules around carrying medicine and prescription drugs. Travellers boarding flights in the UK might not be allowed to carry powdered materials in their hand luggage. Powders that are over 12 ounces could be prevented from being ...

  • Investigation reveals elaborate technology terror web

    July 16, 2018

    In late December 2015 a uniformed Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, made a video announcement about “Operation Inherent Resolve”, the US military’s campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria. The spokesman gave details about 10 senior IS figures who had been targeted and killed, many in drone strikes, over the course ...

  • UN: Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Hit Record High

    July 15, 2018

    The United Nations says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s cease-fire. Deaths rose 1 percent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 percent to 3,430, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its latest civilian casualty report released on July ...

  • South Africa: Explosive devices a sign of what’s to come?

    July 15, 2018

    The recent spate of explosive devices found around Durban could be the start of what’s to come. This was the view of two intelligence experts, who said the incidents were being viewed as “trials” to see how police and the public respond – the perpetrators were sending out a discreet message. Several suspicious incendiary devices were found ...

  • Suicide bombers kill 132 including political candidate in Pakistan election violence

    July 14, 2018

    Two suicide bombers have killed 132 people including a political candidate, as violence continues before Pakistan heads to the polls. Friday’s attacks were the deadliest in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign and took place just before disgraced Nawar Sharif was arrested on his return to the country. A suicide bomber killed 128, including candidate Siraj Raisani, in the ...

  • ‘Explosive device’ thrown at Gerry Adams’ Belfast home

    July 14, 2018

    Explosive devices have been thrown at the homes of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and ex-chair Bobby Storey, the party has said. Two devices were thrown on Friday night, causing damage to a car, but no one was hurt. Mr Adams tweeted: “All well here. No one hurt. Thanks 4 all the texts & phone calls. “Thanks ...

  • Milipol Qatar – the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East

    July 13, 2018

    Milipol Qatar, the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East returns for its 12th edition from 29-31 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and will be held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Bringing together thousands of industry ...

  • EOD personnel train at Fort McCoy with Exercise Audacious Warrior 2018

    July 13, 2018

    Nearly 60 Airmen from 10 states as well as teams of international service members who are part of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams trained at Fort McCoy for 12 days in late June to early July as part of Exercise Audacious Warrior 2018. Training also took place at Volk Field, Wis., for the EOD Airmen, said ...

  • Suicide bombing kills 21 people, including politician, ahead of Pakistan election

    July 11, 2018

    The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the attack, which targeted the Awami National Party (ANP) rally in the city of Peshawar. Haroon Ahmed Bilour, who was standing for election in the provincial legislature, was among those died in the explosion. The candidate’s father, Bashir Ahmed Bilour, was also killed by a suicide bomber in 2012. Read more… Source: ...

  • Afghanistan: UK to send 440 more non-combat troops

    July 10, 2018

    The commitment to Nato’s mission in Afghanistan will take the total number of UK troops in the country to 1,090. Around half of the troops will deploy from the Welsh Guards in August and the remainder will follow by February 2019. They will help “bring the stability and security that the Afghan people deserve,” Theresa May said. Read ...

  • 9 civilians injured in bomb attack in E. Afghanistan

    July 9, 2018

    At least nine civilians were wounded in a bomb attack at a public picnic area in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, authorities said. The blast occurred after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at a public picnic area in Chaparhar district roughly at 10:00 a.m. local time Monday, the provincial government said in ...

  • Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

    July 9, 2018

    Powders such as make-up, coffee and spices are to be banned from hand luggage on flights leaving the UK in a new effort to improve airport security. The move, which raises the prospect of more queues and disruption for travellers, would follow in the footsteps of Australia, New Zealand and the US, where passengers were told last ...

  • Iraq: Danger amid Mosul’s ruins

    July 9, 2018

    UN experts believe it will take decades to clear the Iraqi city of Mosul from explosive hazards. But, a year after liberation from the “Islamic State” group, ever more refugees are returning. Sandra Petersmann reports. The chirping of the birds seems out of place in this unreal, man-made landscape of disemboweled homes and deep craters. Emerging ...

  • U.S., Afghan Forces Clear Islamic State From Eastern District

    July 8, 2018

    U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete in ...

  • At least nine killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack in Somalia

    July 7, 2018

    At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry, police have said. Security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police said. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. A number of people, mostly government workers, were trapped in the ...