News – September 2018


  • Accidental IED Explosion Kills Three PLA Militants in Myanmar-Manipur border

    September 21, 2018

    Three militants of the banned terror outfit Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) accidentally went off with a huge explosion at the militant camp along Indo-Myanmar border. According to the spokesperson of Assam Rifles (AR), ‘A huge blast was heard by the villagers of the bordering belt of Kamjong district from across ...

  • US Soldiers train with Indian counterparts on IED and room clearing tactics

    September 21, 2018

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and the Indian army’s 99th Mountain Brigade learned room clearing techniques and IED detection methods during Yudh Abhyas 2018, Sept. 21, 2018, at Chaubattia Military Station, India. “We did a walkthrough of IED lanes with some of the simulated IEDs exploding,” said Sgt. Jason Onikama, a ...

  • LGU gives metal detectors to secure Kidapawan from IED attacks

    September 20, 2018

    At least 20 metal detectors were distributed to the local police here and other law enforcement units to ensure that the city becomes a ‘hardened target’ of criminal elements, especially groups allegedly engaged in bombing and other unlawful activities, the city’s local chief executive said. Mayor Joseph Evangelista, chair of the City Peace and Order Council ...

  • The fledgling insurgency in Burkina’s east

    September 20, 2018

    Since February this year, a new battlefront has emerged in eastern Burkina Faso (ACLED, 2018), in the Est Region situated along the borders with Niger, Benin, and Togo is regarded as a bastion of banditry. However, militancy is a new phenomenon in this part of the country, except the reported failed attempt by Al-Mourabitoun to ...

  • Remote controlled IED recovered in Manipur

    September 20, 2018

    Assam Rifles jawans recovered a remote controlled improvised explosive device, allegedly planted by proscribed militant outfit PLA, from a road in Kamtong district in Manipur, AR officials said. Weighing three kg, the IED was recovered from a road linking Kamtong village to Skipe village at around 5 pm Wednesday. The IED, supposedly planted by the banned Peoples’Liberation Army (PLA), was later defused. Read ...

  • Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

    September 19, 2018

    New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) technologies and trends can be viewed today (19 September 2018) and tomorrow on Thursday by visitors to the 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018 at Bratislavaʼs Incheba Expo Arena. The exhibition, organised by the NATO Centre of Excellence EOD Trenčín, was today opened by Defence ...

  • Army neutralises 5 terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

    September 18, 2018

    The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had nutrialised five Boko Haram insurgents in separate operations in Bama Local Government Areas (LGA) of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said the insurgents were eliminated in Kote and Bula Dadobe communities in the LGA. Chukwu said joint operations, titled ...

  • Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan

    September 18, 2018

    Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday. According to paramilitary Frontier Corps Balochistan spokesperson, the forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Kohlu, a district in Balochistan province. During the operation, huge amount of ...

  • Man accused of making homemade bomb in Dundee to stand trial

    September 18, 2018

    A man has been ordered to stand trial accused of making an “improvised explosive device” in his home “with intent to endanger life”. Allan Peach was arrested on a DIY bomb charge after a major incident at his home in Carlochie Place, Dundee, on Thursday September 6. Army explosive ordnance officers evacuated houses within 100 metres of ...

  • Royal Navy Detonates Explosives Seized In Devon

    September 17, 2018

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has detonated explosives seized from a house in Devon. They were part of a haul including 17 improvised explosive devices and 9kg of ammonium nitrate with fuel oil removed from Stephen Bracher’s home in Bishops Tawton in Devon in January. Mr Bracher was jailed for 40 months at Exeter Crown Court after admitting three counts ...

  • Bombs, shells, suicide vests… the legacy of death IS left as it fled Mosul

    September 17, 2018

    A British bomb disposal expert is leading a team risking their lives every day to clear munitions from the Iraqi city of Mosul, seized back after three years of Islamic State’s cruel rule. Martin Bentham goes on patrol with them The Islamic State drone bombs lie on the ground surrounded by shattered buildings and rubble as a ...

  • Bishop Tawton: Inside homemade bomb factory

    September 17, 2018

    A racist has been jailed after he turned his home into a bomb-making factory full of explosives and hate-filled diaries against Lenny Henry and Dawn French. Steven Bracher, 56, secretly stockpiled an arsenal of bombs, over a hundred bottles of chemicals, and weapons, including machetes, knives, an axe, air pistols, catapults, and hooks. The bomb squad made ...

  • Pakistan: Landmines in tribal areas

    September 17, 2018

    Landmines are a serious hazard in tribal areas of Pakistan. When the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) started returning to their homes in 2017 after a series of military operations in the tribal areas — they found their villages and areas surrounding their houses littered with deadly landmines. These landmines cost many locals their lives and ...

  • 7 injured as explosion hits General Santos City, Philippines

    September 16, 2018

    At least seven people were injured after an improvised explosive device went off in General Santos City Sunday noon. According to Lt. Col. Ezra Balagtey, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Eastern Mindanao Command, the explosion occurred at 11:55 a.m. along the national highway in Barangay Apopong. The victims, he said, are not in critical ...

  • Vietnam, RoK team up in dealing with bomb, mine pollution

    September 16, 2018

    The project, started on September 15, is scheduled to complete on December 31, 2020 with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the UN Development Programme in Vietnam as well as relevant agencies of both sides. Objectives of the project include defining the exact polluted areas and optimise the efficiency of resources for bomb ...

  • Keeping up with the changing face of security

    September 14, 2018

    Press Release By Philip Ingram MBE, Grey Hare Media Ltd We have been lucky in 2018 after the terror that tore across Europe and the UK in 2016 – 2017 with vehicle, knife and bomb attacks happening in Nice, London Bridge, Westminster, Manchester and Barcelona. These are just a few of the places left reeling from a wave ...

  • UK To Donate £5 Million Of Military Equipment To Jordan

    September 13, 2018

    The UK is set to donate more than £5 million of military equipment to Jordan in a bid to strengthen the kingdom’s borders. The move, signed off by the Foreign Office, will see unarmoured vehicles, observation devices, radios, detectors to find improvised explosive devices, medical packs and uniforms sent to the Jordanian Armed Forces. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, ...

  • Mastermind of IED blast among two militants killed in Sopore

    September 13, 2018

    Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants including a mastermind of Sopore IED blast were killed on Thursday in an encounter that broke out in Chankipora area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Both the slain militants as per the police are foreigners, saying that one among the slain militants was important commanders of JeM and was ...

  • Inside the FBI’s secret bomb lab

    September 12, 2018

    In a highly classified lab, protected by many layers of security within the sprawling Redstone Arsenal Army post southwest of Huntsville, the FBI’s chief explosive scientist is surrounded by powerful reminders of the ever-evolving threat posed by terrorist bomb makers plotting the next 9/11. The 2001 shoe bomb worn by Al Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid. The 2010 ...

  • Scientists propose a new method for detecting dangerous nitrogen-containing liquids

    September 11, 2018

    A team of researchers from the Institute of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (BFU), together with their colleagues from Gebze Technical University, used nuclear magnetic resonance to detect toxic and flammable nitrogen-containing liquids. The study was published in Chemical Physics. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is the effect of energy ...