News – May 2018


  • MyDefence Launches the WINGMAN 103 – Wearable Drone Detection for Special Operations Forces

    May 14, 2018

    Fredensborg, Denmark, May 14, 2018 – MyDefence is launching its third product in the WINGMAN series of wearable drone detection platforms – The WINGMAN 103 – the most advanced wearable drone detection solution available on the Counter UAS market. The WINGMAN 103 has been engineered to meet the requirements of elite forces, designed to be the wingman ...

  • Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

    May 14, 2018

    Suicide bombing in Indonesia’s second-largest city comes after a family of six targeted a church, killing 13 A family of five, including an eight-year-old child, has carried out a bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya, killing at least four people and injuring 10, an Indonesian police official has said The suicide bombing comes just one ...

  • Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

    May 14, 2018

    A husband and wife used their four children in a string of deadly suicide attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya that left seven people dead, according to the country’s ranking police official. The family included two daughters, aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian. The young girls were ...

  • South Africa, Verulam mosque attack: Bomb-like device found at the scene

    May 14, 2018

    Last week’s Verulam mosque attack in Durban sent shockwaves across the country. But it now seems like the tragedy could have been much, much worse. Three worshippers at the religious sanctuary had their throats slit by an as-yet-unknown group of men. One of the victims – Abbas Essop – succumbed to his injuries and passed away on ...

  • Police officers in foiled terror attack in Nairobi rewarded for exemplary work

    May 13, 2018

    29 officers who participated in interception of a powerful Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Merti, Isiolo have been rewarded for exemplary work. The VBIED and other explosives were to be used in attacking a court, Parliament and a church in simultaneous incidents. The suspects behind the incident had driven with the bombs from Somalia ...

  • Nepal: IEDs go off at different places across country

    May 13, 2018

    Security officials suspect that Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal might have planted the improvised explosive devices in different places in a bid to make the today’s bandh effective by spreading fear among people. A bomb went off in Bhatbhateni Super Market in Bharatpur early this morning. Police said that the outer glasses of the ...

  • Coordinated attack ends in Jalalabad city, 10 dead, 42 wounded

    May 13, 2018

    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province confirm that the coordinated attack on Customs Department in Jalalabad city ended with the elimination of the remaining six militants. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the attack ended after five hours of gun battle between the security forces and the assailants. Khogyani further added that the attack was ...

  • UNMAS life-saving work in Iraq continues with support from the Government of Australia

    May 13, 2018

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Approximately 2.1 million civilians are still displaced due to the recent conflict and unsafe conditions to allow their return. A nation-wide intentions ...

  • 4 Taliban IED planters blown up by own explosives in Paktia

    May 13, 2018

    At least four Taliban insurgents planting Improvised Explosive Devices were killed after they were blown up by own explosives in southeastern Paktia province. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning in Malang Dand area of Ahmadabad district. The statement further added that the militants were ...

  • Another huge wartime bomb defused in Hong Kong

    May 11, 2018

    Local police finished defusing a World War II bomb on Friday in a construction site in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, after 20 hours of operation, the third time in the same location this year. The bomb was discovered at around 16:30 local time (0830 GMT) on Thursday at the construction site in downtown Hong ...

  • 2ID EOD Team Blows Away the Pacific Competition

    May 11, 2018

    Using radio signals and a remote control, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier drives a heavy-duty robot down range to disarm an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). His partner approaches the IED dressed in a bomb suit and armed with a percussion actuated neutralizer to remove the threat. This scenario is one of many designed to prepare the ...

  • Seven soldiers killed in IED blast in southern Somalia

    May 10, 2018

    Seven Somali soldiers were killed and two others injured on Thursday when a military vehicle ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, officials said. A police officer, who did not want to be named, told Xinhua by phone that the soldiers were traveling outside Wanlaweyn town when the attack happened. Read ...

  • New Zealand: Big boom in bomb disposal callouts

    May 9, 2018

    The number of callouts by the Army’s crack bomb disposal team have almost tripled in the first quarter of 2018, new figures reveal, continuing an upward trend over the last three years. The Defence Force’s E Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD) were called out 330 times in the first three months to March, compared to ...

  • 7 KDF soldiers killed in Kenya-Somalia border

    May 8, 2018

    Seven Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were killed on Sunday, May 6, after their vehicle was blown off by a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED). TUKO.co.ke understands two other soldiers sustained serious injuries in the incident which took place in Dhobley town, located between the border of Kenya and Somalia. The officers are reported to have ...

  • US Navy, RSNF Conclude Underwater MCM and C-IED Subject Matter Expert Exchange

    May 7, 2018

    Royal Saudi Special Forces and U.S. Navy Expeditionary Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Company completed an MCM and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) subject matter expert exchange on May 5, 2018. The bilateral exchange commenced on April 24, 2018 and took place in order to enhance the sharing of standard operating procedures to safely execute high risk MCM operations. ...

  • IED Blast Targets Registration Center In Khost, 17 Killed

    May 6, 2018

    Seventeen people, among them a woman, were killed and 33 others wounded when a mine went off inside an election-related facility in Khost province, Khost police chief Abdul Mannan confirmed on Sunday. The IED reportedly was placed inside a mosque which was a facility center for registering voters. So far no group including Taliban has claimed responsibility ...

  • UK airports to add explosive detection dogs to screen cargo

    May 6, 2018

    British officials say dogs trained to detect explosives are being deployed at airports to screen cargo for possible devices. The Department of Transport said Sunday that each dog has been trained for 12 months to be able to detect small traces of explosives. They will be based in airport cargo sheds to screen large volumes of ...

  • U.S. asks foreign airports to strengthen passenger electronics screening

    May 4, 2018

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants foreign airports to tighten screening of U.S.-bound passengers’ carry-on electronics and adopt U.S. domestic security procedures instituted last year, according to officials and a memo to foreign airports. Amid growing concerns about the possibility of hidden explosives, TSA began stricter scrutiny of electronic devices by U.S. travelers last summer. In July ...

  • WMCTU: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    May 3, 2018

    A Coventry man has been arrested today (Thursday 3 May) on suspicion of committing terrorism offences. The 20-year-old had previously been detained under the Explosives Act last Tuesday (24 April) before being released pending investigation. Today’s arrest is on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of ...

  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons – including IEDs – seized from city gang targeted in raids

    May 3, 2018

    A terrifying arsenal of weapons – including two Improvised Explosive Devices – have been discovered by police in a gangland investigation which led to a series of raids this morning. The crudely made IEDs, believed to have been stashed for use against criminal rivals, were among a haul of 13 guns and more than 200 rounds ...