News – October 2018


  • UNAMA Special Report On Increasing Harm To Civilians From IEDs

    October 7, 2018

    nti-government elements must immediately end the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of all improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in areas frequented by civilians, said UNAMA in a special human rights report released today. The special report – titled “Increasing Harm to Afghan Civilians form the Deliberate and Indiscriminate Use of Improvised Explosive Devices” – documents a sharp increase ...

  • AMISOM, Partners Meet To Devise Strategies on Countering Potent Threat From IEDs

    October 3, 2018

    The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and key international partners have concluded a meeting in Mogadishu, convened to devise ways of reducing the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Somalia. The meeting, a follow-up to a similar one held in April 2018, deliberated on specific threats, the dynamism of the threats; and explored ...

  • Suicide Bomber Targets Election Rally In Nangarhar; 13 Killed

    October 2, 2018

    An suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an election campaign rally of a parliamentary candidate in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon. Local officials said the incident took place in Kama district where a candidate, Nasir Mohmand, was hosting dozens of people to explain his plans. Provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the explosion was a suicide bomb ...

  • Pakistan: Bomb blast hits two soldiers

    October 2, 2018

    Two soldiers were injured in an IED explosion in Mohmand. They were in tehsil Safi and were part of the Bomb Disposal Unit. They were transported by helicopter to a trauma centre at 10am on October 1, Monday. One of them is in critical condition with a splinter injury and the other is also critical with a head injury and ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2019 – The UK’s Leading National Security Event, 5-6 March 2019, Olympia, London

    October 2, 2018

    Security & Counter Terror Expo is a world-class showcase of the capabilities, strategies and intelligence to keep nations, infrastructure, business and people safe. Stepping into a New Decade After celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Security & Counter Terror Expo is launching a brand new decade with its 2019 edition. The goal of the 2019 campaign is to see a ...

  • North and South Korea begin removing landmines along their heavily fortified border as part of peace summit deal

    October 2, 2018

    The two Koreas started removing landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border on Monday as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions. The agreement between the nations – which are technically still at war – was reached at a meeting in North Korea‘s capital Pyongyang last month. The summit was the third this year ...

  • Cotabato bombing foiled after soldiers tipped off

    October 1, 2018

    Soldiers, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, foiled an attempt to bomb Cotabato City on Monday morning after they intercepted a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) loaded on a passenger jeepney. Major Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said soldiers flagged down a “Lawin” passenger jeepney as it passed by a ...