News – September 2017


  • Researchers develop technique that could detect explosives, dangerous gases rapidly and remotely

    September 29, 2017

    University of Michigan researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately. Eventually, this method could be used in systems placed in airports, for the environmental monitoring of pollutants or even in battlefields, said author Steven Cundiff, physics professor in the College of ...

  • Death Toll Rises To Five In Kabul Explosion

    September 29, 2017

    At least five civilians were killed and six others were wounded in an explosion in Kabul’s PD10 on Friday afternoon, the Ministry of Interior’s spokesman said. The explosion took place near a mosque in Qala-e-Fathullah area in Kabul at around 2pm local time, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a post on social media. He said ...

  • Police arrest man on suspicion of manufacturing explosives in Burnham

    September 28, 2017

    Police have executed warrants in Burnham today (Thursday) as part of an investigation into the possession of explosives. Thames Valley Police (TVP) raided a property in The Fairway at 11am this morning, and conducted operations at the London Clancy Industrial Warehouse site off Britwell Road, Burnham at 1pm. Further searches are ongoing. A 41-year-old man from Burnham has been arrested on ...

  • IEDs blasts become a new challenge for Waziristan tribesmen

    September 28, 2017

    An exemplary peace has been restored in the once volatile South Waziristan Agency (SWA) after successive military offensives; however, the rising blasts of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have become a new challenge for the war-weary tribesmen, as so far 70 people have been affected by these blasts within few months after repatriation. Pakistan has been battling ...

  • Security forces recover pressure improvised bomb in Sukma

    September 28, 2017

    Security forces today recovered a pressure improvised bomb, weighing five kg, planted by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said. The explosive, packed in a steel tiffin, was detected between Polampalli and Gorgunda villages along on Dornapal-Jagargunda road, a local police official told PTI. Acting on specific inputs, a team of security forces was out on ...

  • Russian engineers destroy 1,500 explosives in major Deir ez-Zor demining operation

    September 28, 2017

    Russian sappers equipped with the latest demining technology have managed to find and destroy over 1,500 explosives since they began clearing the streets of Deir ez-Zor as the Syrian Army continues clearing the city and surrounds from remaining ISIS terrorists. A group of 170 mine clearance specialists were sent to the Syrian city shortly after the ...

  • Huge explosion at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation

    September 27, 2017

    More than 30,000 people have been evacuated after a blaze ripped through an ammunition depot in central Ukraine in what Kiev authorities called an act of “sabotage.” The blaze at a military base near Kalynivka in the Vinnytsa region, about 110 mile southwest of Kiev, is the second massive explosion at a weapons storage site this ...

  • Thieves use explosives to steal ATM cash box

    September 26, 2017

    Thieves used explosives to steal an ATM cash box from a Waterloo bank in the early hours of this morning. The raiders – described as four young males in black clothing – made off in a black Audi after the blast. The area where the explosion happened in St John’s Road close to the junction with Crosby Road North ...

  • Nigerian Army uncovers bombs near Borno IDP camp

    September 26, 2017

    The Nigerian Army on Monday said its troops uncovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near the Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the IED, which was discovered some 300 metres away from the camp on Sunday, was safely “detonated by the ...

  • Metro Transit Police to receive radiation detectors in face of ‘dirty bomb’ threat

    September 26, 2017

    If anyone tried to deploy a “dirty bomb” or other radiological weapon in the D.C. region, Metro Transit Police officers might be the first line of defense, and Thursday, the Metro Board is expected to formally accept radiation detection devices purchased for each member of the police department. The transit police officers play a critical role ...

  • Nine NPA bomb makers surrender in Sultan Kudarat

    September 25, 2017

    Nine communist rebels trained to make and use powerful roadside bombs surrendered to the military on Sunday. The nine supposed New People’s Army guerrillas turned themselves in to the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Malegdeg in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. They yielded six newly-assembled IEDs, “subversive” documents, medical supplies and lists of traders they were ...

  • AMISOM, SNA and partners convene to review threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices in Somalia

    September 25, 2017

    A symposium to review threats posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Somalia, and plan mitigating measures, opened in Mogadishu today. Representatives from the AU Mission in Somalia, the Somali security forces, the UN and the British forces are attending the symposium, which will discuss the increasing threats and dangers posed by IEDs in the Horn ...

  • Two men charged after Leicester explosives find

    September 24, 2017

    Two men have been charged following a police raid in which explosives were discovered at a property in Leicester. A 27-year-old man from the city has been accused of manufacturing explosives under suspicious circumstances. A 51-year-old man, also from Leicester, is charged with wounding with intent following a serious assault on 20 September, Leicestershire Police said. They are ...

  • IED kills 3 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers in Mali

    September 24, 2017

    Three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers have been killed, and four others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Mali on Sunday. The Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) confirmed the matter in a press release. The deceased soldiers are, Sergeant Altaf from Dinajpur, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps, Lance Corporal Jakirul from Netrokona with the Field ...

  • US Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy divers in underwater unexploded ordnance recovery

    September 24, 2017

    Members of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU 5) recently conducted a training program for the divers of the Sri Lanka Navy in Underwater Unexploded Explosive Ordinance (UXO) Recovery. Sri Lanka Navy divers successfully completed the training program held at the Trincomalee harbor from 04th to 22nd September. The program was ...

  • Navy EOD Tech Receives Silver Star for Actions vs. ISIS

    September 23, 2017

    A Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician received the Silver Star this week for his actions during a deadly 10-hour firefight with Islamic State militants that helped his fellow sailors navigate a minefield, the Navy announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Thomas exited his vehicle in the midst of the fight on Oct. 20, 2016 as bullets, rockets and mortar ...

  • 7 dummy bombs in 4 days: Mystery deepens after another fake mobile IED found at Delhi airport

    September 22, 2017

    A security personnel from a private agency detected an assembled mobile power bank at level 4 of IGI Airport’s Terminal 1 during the screening of  the baggage. After the detection of a series of dummy IEDs at Mangalore and Delhi airports in the last three days, aviation security are in a fix today after a similar ...

  • ANAMA, NATO to launch third phase of Jeyranchel clearance project Zoom

    September 22, 2017

    The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) will hold an event named “Presentation of JCP Phase III, The Future of ANAMA-NATO/NSPA PfP Trust Fund projects in Azerbaijan”. From 1955-1991, the former Soviet Army military testing and training field located in Jeyranchel along the Azerbaijani-Georgian border, was in an active use. The total area of 64 ...

  • 20th CBRNE Completes Multi-Agency Training Exercise

    September 22, 2017

    The 20th CBRNE Command’s Nuclear Disablement Team 3 and Soldiers from the Headquarters, Headquarters Company out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the 68th CBRN Hazardous Response Team out of Fort Hood, Texas, deployed with the National Nuclear Technical Forensic Ground Collection Task Force as part of Exercise Prominent Hunt 17-2, conducted in Albuquerque and ...

  • World War Two grenade explodes in Salford

    September 21, 2017

    Army bomb disposal experts were called to a cemetery in Salford after a ‘live and viable’ Second World War grenade was found on playing fields. The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team from the Royal Logistics Corps blew up the grenade in a controlled explosion at Weaste Cemetery. A member of the public found the device and called ...