News – March 2018

  • Cops foil terrorists plot to bomb state buildings, arrest four suspects

    March 14, 2018

    Four terror suspects arrested in Marsabit last month planned to bomb government and judicial buildings, police boss Joseph Boinnet has said. Boinnet on Wednesday said intelligence reports revealed that the suspects were part of a cell that was planning a major terror attack in Nairobi. “These terrorists were targeting a government and a judicial building to rescue ...

  • Palestinian PM Hamdallah survives Gaza explosion

    March 13, 2018

    The Palestinian Authority says an explosion that hit a convoy carrying Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was an assassination attempt. Mr Hamdallah escaped unharmed from the attack, which took place as his motorcade entered the Gaza Strip. Several guards were injured and three cars were damaged by the blast. Read more… Source: BBC News.  

  • Army Reserve Soldiers, Air Force personnel build a partnership

    March 13, 2018

    The Army Reserve’s only civil support team started building a new working relationship with nearby Air Force military and civilian personnel. The Army Reserve’s 773rd Civil Support Team demonstrated their equipment and shared their capabilities during an interactive display with Air Force first responders and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear specialists in the 786th Civil Engineering ...

  • Pioneering New ‘Life-Support System’ Could Save Limbs Of Injured Soldiers

    March 13, 2018

    A pioneering new technique could help save soldiers’ limbs after battlefield injuries, reducing the need for amputations. Described as a “life-support system for the limb” it provides more time for doctors to attempt to repair the damaged area. The technique was developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and funded by The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) through the ...

  • International Instructors Conduct Counter IED Training

    March 12, 2018

    BANGLADESH – The final field training event for the Counter IED and EOD training at Exercise Shanti Doot 4 ended the morning of 11 March at the Ordnance Centre and School, Rajendrapur Cantonment, Bangladesh. Shanti Doot 4 is an international United Nations peacekeeping training exercise with over 1,000 participants from more than 30 countries, designed ...

  • US Army Promises to Stop Mistreating Veteran Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    March 12, 2018

    Imagine the outrage if war heroes returning to the United States were locked up for months in cells with little water, food or human interaction. Yet that’s exactly what happened to many four-legged veterans who saved the lives of countless troops. Some bomb-sniffing military working dogs were left in kennels for as long as 11 months, according to ...

  • Japan Pledges $1 Million For Demining Project

    March 12, 2018

    The Japanese embassy in Kabul on Monday signed agreements with two Afghan companies to start demining areas in Panjshir and Parwan provinces.  The embassy will provide over $1 million USD to the companies to fund the project and to establish a veterinary center in Paktia. Officials said the demining project aims to clear over 1.5 million square meters of land. “We hope that our partners spend the money properly ...

  • Terrorist attack prevented in Saratov Region – FSB

    March 11, 2018

    Russia’s intelligence service, FSB, prevented a terrorist attack in the Saratov Region, the plotters were killed, FSB reported on Sunday. “The Russian Federal Security Service prevented a terrorist attack in the Saratov Region,” FSB’s public relations department said. “The terrorist attack was plotted by an underground terrorist group.” “On March 11, the criminals, driving a car, opened ...

  • Zimbabwe seeks $122m to clear land mines

    March 9, 2018

    Zimbabwe, one of the most densely mined countries in the world, said Friday it is seeking 122 million U.S. dollars to clear all anti-personnel mines that were planted by Rhodesian forces during the 1970s war of liberation. Although the country’s land mine clearance started in earnest in 1982, only two years after independence, Zimbabwe is still ...

  • Parsons Green: Tube bomb parts ‘from Asda and Aldi’

    March 7, 2018

    An Old Bailey jury heard commuters faced “a furnace engulfed in flames” when the device exploded at Parsons Green during London’s rush hour. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused of planting the bomb on the District Line on 15 September, 2017. He denies attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life. The court heard ...

  • Military in Philippines recovers guns, explosives from NPA

    March 7, 2018

    A total of 209 high- and low-powered firearms as well as 155 improvised explosive devices (IED) were either confiscated from or surrendered by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from January to February 2018. Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, Philippine Army public information office chief, said 165 ...

  • Cobra committee to discuss spy poisoning mystery

    March 7, 2018

    The Home Secretary will chair an emergency meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee as the Russian spy poisoning mystery threatens to become a security and diplomatic crisis. Amber Rudd is coming under pressure from senior MPs to launch an inquiry into claims that 14 suspicious deaths in recent years are potentially connected to Russian intelligence services. And as Sergei ...

  • Booby trap bomb sparks NI police car fire

    March 6, 2018

    A booby trap bomb has partially exploded in Northern Ireland, setting a police officer’s car on fire, security sources say. Army bomb disposal officers have been called to the scene. Sky News understands the female driver of the vehicle is a serving police officer. She escaped without injury. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says the incident ...

  • German military launches new mission in Iraq

    March 6, 2018

    The Bundeswehr plans to deploy more manpower and expand operations in the region, despite reports of a funding and equipment crisis. Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, plagued by a chronic shortage of everything from combat vests to submarines, is about to launch a new mission in Iraq that will deploy up to 800 soldiers to train local forces ...

  • Three arrested as police investigate report of bomb at Sheffield house

    March 4, 2018

    Police investigating a report of a suspected bomb at a Sheffield house have arrested three people. Officers rushed to Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, after receiving a report there could be a possible improvised explosive device at a house on the road. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of making an IED ...

  • Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

    March 3, 2018

    The U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico, one week after a blast on a boat owned by the same person injured dozens of tourists. U.S. government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and ...

  • 50 Libyan explosive ordinance disposal personnel reach their graduation

    March 3, 2018

    The US Embassy in Libya has announced the graduation of more than 50 Libyan explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that the graduation comes as part of a training program with the support of the US, British and German governments to safely dispose of explosive hazards, including Improvised Explosive Devices ...

  • UN To Reopen Office In Libya’s Benghazi

    March 3, 2018

    The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the mission will reopen an office in the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in years. “We are preparing to reopen a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue to engage with people and residents of Barqa” in ...

  • At least 3 soldiers injured in two Al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia

    March 2, 2018

    At least three Somali government soldiers were injured in two separate attacks by terror group Al-Shabaab near Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday. The police said the three were injured when the militants rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the military base in Afgoye town, about 30 kms south of Mogadishu but were repulsed by ...

  • Burkina Faso attack: Ouagadougou sees gunfire and explosion

    March 2, 2018

    Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses have reported seeing armed men getting out of a car and opening fire before heading towards the embassy. “An attack is under way,” the French ambassador tweeted. Read more… Source: BBC News