NATO delivers counter-IED equipment to Iraq
March 31, 2017
NATO delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday (26 March 2017). Financed by NATO’s Defence Capacity Building Trust Fund, the equipment is an important contribution to Iraq’s efforts to fight terrorism and protect civilians.
IEDs exploded, defused in Central Mindanao
March 28, 2017
The police detonated on Monday night an improvised explosive device (IED) under the Tamontaka Bridge, a major span in Cotabato City, a few hours after a powerful IED exploded in Maguindanao town.
EOD technicians temper response skills
March 25, 2017
This is one scenario that members of the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Flight faced during exercise “Vigilant Walrus,” a four-day exercise that consisted of various scenarios that tested EOD members’ skill, knowledge and endurance.
Syrian Doctor Killed By Chemical Weapon While Operating On Patient
March 25, 2017
A doctor was killed today by a chemical agent while operating on a patient. A barrel bomb with a chemical agent hit the front entrance of the Latamneh Hospital in Hama and entered causing severe respiratory and neurological injuries to many staff members.
Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle
March 23, 2017
A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.
Eight parcel bombs found by police in Greece
March 21, 2017
Eight parcel bombs have been found and neutralised by police in Greece. The packages were found at an Athens postal office and were addressed to European Union finance officials and European businesses.
Maoist attackers used huge amount of explosives
March 21, 2017
The initial investigation into the Maoists attack in which 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Sukma in Chhattisgarh shows that a huge quantity of explosives was used by the attackers, a topCRPF officer told TOI.
Islamic State Claims Bangladesh Bombing
March 19, 2017
The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.
UN: ISIS must be stopped from using chemical weapons in Iraq, anywhere
March 18, 2017
The United Nations remains concerned about the use of chemical weapons by ISIS or any other state or non-state actors and that the organization’s Security Council will continue to keep an eye on that subject, says the UK ambassador to the UN and President of the Security Council Mathew Rycroft.
Damascus Bombings Near Pilgrimage Sites Kill Dozens
March 11, 2017
A double bombing near Shiite shrines often visited by foreign pilgrims in Damascus, Syria, killed at least 40 people on Saturday, shattering the capital’s efforts to isolate itself from the war raging elsewhere in the country.
Weapons, IEDs seized in Nasirabad
March 10, 2017
The Balochistan Frontier Corps and other security agencies conducted raid in Ghazi Nala area of Nasirabad and seized 150 Kg explosive material and six improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Sierra Nevada to continue U.S. counter-IED supportMarch 10, 2017
Sierra Nevada received a $30.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to continue supporting the branch’s effort to counter improvised explosive devices.
‘Explosive’ women force behind keeping soldiers safe, protected
March 08, 2017
As soldiers strap on bulletproof jackets that prevent injuries from small arms fire during anti-terror operations, a handful of women scientists have been plugging away in laboratories hundreds of kilometres away to ensure the gear being used meets the requisite standards of protection.
Improvised Explosive Detection – New Approach
March 2, 2017
On the first floor of the Robert H. Mollohan Research Facility is a small team of researchers who are quietly developing a new, game-changing technology that could potentially eliminate the threat of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
USARAF C-IED support Lake Chad Basin partner nations by saving lives
March 1, 2017
The U.S. Army Africa-led engagement was one of several missions that brought subject matter experts to share their best practices with engineers in Niger, Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon to increase their capacity to conduct counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) missions.