News – November 2016


German intelligence officer ‘arrested over Islamist plot’ raising fears the spy agency has been infilitrated
November 29, 2016
German intelligence officer has reportedly been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency’s headquarters in Cologne.


WATCH: Iraqi army confiscates an IS remote-guided car bomb
November 28, 2016
Iraqi security forces on Monday confiscated an Islamic State (IS) remote car bomb in the al-Khadhra neighborhood, eastern Mosul city.


IED found near U.S. Embassy in Manila
November 28, 2016
A street sweeper found a a gin bottle wrapped in black plastic, with cellphone and cables attached to the object.


US Service Member Killed in Syria Was Navy EOD Tech
November 25, 2016
The first American service member to die fighting the Islamic State in Syria was a decorated and highly experienced Navy explosive ordnance disposal specialist.


Falklands’ mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized
November 25, 2016
Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.


BBI Detection to launch new range of Explosive and Narcotic Threat Detection kits at UK Security Expo 2016
November 24, 2016
BBI Detection are proud to announce a partnership with S2 Threat Detection Technologies to bring their innovative Explosive and Narcotic Detection kits to the wider Defense and Security market.

Syrian refugee arrested in Germany with bomb-making materials
November 24, 2016
German police arrested a 20-year-old Syrian refugee who tried to cross into Denmark with potential bomb-making materials.


Sandia team revolutionizes bomb X-ray technology
November 23, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories researchers has developed a software package that greatly reduces the amount of time a bomb tech spends determining what’s inside the “package” they’ve been called to examine.


Land mine casualties jump 75 percent as funding for removal declines
November 23, 2016
Despite a global treaty that bans land mines, casualties from those weapons and other unexploded munitions lurking in current and past war zones rose sharply last year to the highest point in a decade, a monitoring group said Tuesday in its annual report.


Long After ISIS Collapses, Its Empire of Explosives Will Reign
November 22, 2016
It doesn’t look like an improvised explosive device – at least, not the stereotypical kind. Covered with a little dirt and some leaves, it’d probably pass for a rock, until someone tripped the hidden trigger and detonated the fragmentation device hidden inside.


Vancouver PD finds IEDs, guns and drugs in explosion suspect’s home
November 21, 2016
Investigators found improvised explosive devices (IEDs), guns, drugs, and several pounds of explosive material while searching the home of a suspect in two explosions in Vancouver.


Air Force Bomb Squad to Protect Trump’s Florida Mansion
November 20, 2016
The 96th Civil Engineer Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight will be helping to secure President-elect Donald Trump’s compound in Florida in the months ahead.


Football rigged with explosive kills child in Cairo: Interior ministry
November 19, 2016
A child was killed and another was seriously injured on Saturday after a football rigged with an explosive device detonated in an apartment in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasser


Nagorno Karabakh: Myurishen Village to be Mine Free after Crowdfunding Success
November 18, 2016
In a global first, The HALO Trust, raised $30,000 to clear a minefield through crowdfunding.


US Intensifies Colombia De-mining Efforts After Peace Deal
November 17, 2016
The United States is doubling down on aid programs for de-mining efforts in Colombia, as its government is making peace with the largest guerrilla rebel group after a decades-long conflict.


Cyprus: CFA chairman targeted in office explosion
November 17, 2016
The Limassol offices of Minerva insurance company in Omirou street was bombed in the early hours of Thursday.


IS Bomb-Makers, Kurdish Bomb-Disposal Teams in Deadly Cat-and-Mouse Game
November 17, 2016
Like U.S. troops after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the peshmerga are finding the deadliest weapons being arrayed against them by the jihadists are IEDs and vehicle-borne bombs (VBIEDs).


Kosovo arrests 19 on suspicion of planning Islamic State attacks
November 17, 2016
Police in Kosovo said on Wednesday they had arrested 19 people in the past 10 days on suspicion of having links with Islamic State and planning to carry out attacks in Kosovo and in neighbouring Albania.


Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 6 in Kabul
November 16, 2016
A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed six people in Kabul on Wednesday in an attack targeting a minibus with security agents working for the government.


Security forces discover cache contains 430 IEDs near Ramadi
November 15, 2016
Anbar Operations Command announced on Tuesday discovering a cache of weapons containing 430 improvised explosive devices.


Explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Kills 4, Wounds 14, Taliban Claims Responsibility
November 12, 2016
An explosive device that was detonated Saturday morning at Bagram Airfield, a US military base in Afghanistan, killed four people and wounded at least 14, officials said.

Explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Kills 4, Wounds 14, Taliban Claims Responsibility
November 12, 2016
An explosive device that was detonated Saturday morning at Bagram Airfield, a US military base in Afghanistan, killed four people and wounded at least 14, officials said.


FSB detains 10 terror suspects, Moscow, St. Petersburg on their target list
November 12, 2016
Russian security services have stopped a plot to blow up targets in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported.


Cambodia ‘Not in Line’ With Landmine Target
November 11, 2016
Cambodia is on track to miss a critical 2025 deadline to clear its minefields because it is spending too much money and manpower on land with few or no mines


Isis deploys child suicide bombers as Iraqi army advances
November 11, 2016
Islamic State fighters have killed scores of alleged spies or battlefield deserters in the past week and are dispatching boys as young as 12 to the frontlines with suicide belts as the group’s enemies advance on its last major strongholds.


Top YPG commander assassinated in north Syria
November 11, 2016
Ali Boutan, who reportedly headed the YPG’s special forces, was killed in a roadside bombing near the Syrian-Turkish border.


Taliban car bomb kills 4 at German consulate in Afghanistan
November 10, 2016
A suicide car bomb at the German consulate in Afghanistan killed at least four people and injured more than 100, three of whom were Afghan police officers, police said.


Ukrainian commandos planning attacks with explosives & weapons detained in Crimea
November 10, 2016
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said it prevented a sabotage attack plotted by Ukrainian military intelligence operatives in the southern Russian city of Sevastopol, targeting local infrastructure critical for the civilian population.


Ambulance suicide bombings kill at least 24 in Iraq
November 6, 2016
At least 24 people have died after ambulances loaded with explosives were detonated in two Iraqi cities.


Airborne training exercise a first for explosives ordnance disposal soldiers
November 6, 2016
Fort Bragg-based explosive ordnance disposal soldiers took another step in the continuing evolution of their jobs last week.


EOD: Locate, identify, neutralize
November 6, 2016
The motto, “initial success or total failure,” fuels Airmen with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight to think outside the fuse box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties.


Explosive Hazards in South Sudan Put Residents at Risk
November 4, 2016
UNMAS, which is tasked with coordinating the clearance of explosive remnants of war (ERW), says it has found on average about 150 new explosive hazards each month in South Sudan since conflict there erupted in December 2013.


All military dogs go to heaven: JBA honors fallen dogs
November 4, 2016
The military working dogs left ‘pawsitive’ impressions on their coworkers.


Attack on ship carrying LNG from Qatar was ‘likely terrorism’
November 4, 2016
A recent attack on a ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar was likely an act of terrorism, not piracy, a marine security expert has told Doha News.


Car bomb explosion in Turkey’s Kurdish region kills eight
November 4, 2016
A car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, has killed eight people and injured about 100 more.


Research and collaboration between countries to fight against the Improvised Explosives Devices (IED’s)
November 3, 2016
From 24th to 26th October, the IAWS 2016 International meeting was held at the Academy of the Spanish Civil Guard in Aranjuez.