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  • Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

    June 20, 2018

    New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to reduce its efforts in combatting terrorism in all its forms. Even though the number of ...

  • Social media ‘wizardry’ will help British troops win wars

    June 20, 2018

    he British army has unveiled a new ‘social media’ app which allows soldiers to win wars using their mobile phones. The Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool has been hailed a “game changer” by a senior Army officer after trials during the recent US-led Exercise Sabre Strike involving 18,000 troops and 19 countries across Eastern Europe. Samsung mobile phones loaded ...

  • The past, present and future of bomb disposal robots

    June 20, 2018

    Of all the roles in the British Army, one of the most dangerous is that of the ammunition technical officer, who has the daunting task of dismantling, defusing and disposing bombs and other explosive ordnance, often in the most hostile and challenging of environments. Making this job safer (if far from risk-free) are bomb disposal ...

  • Cambodia, China sign documents on mine clearance, transport master plan preparation, palace renovation

    June 19, 2018

    Cambodia and China on Tuesday signed documents on mine clearance, preparation of transport master plan and renovation of the Angkor Thom Royal Palace. The documents were inked here between Cambodian and Chinese officials under the presence of Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan. In the mine clearance ...

  • Nigeria: 32 Killed, 84 Injured in Borno Explosion

    June 18, 2018

    A massive explosion left 32 persons dead and 84 others injured in Abbachari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at the weekend as the orgy of violence in the North-east showed resilience in spite of desperate military efforts to restore peace in the region.There were conflicting reports about the cause of the explosion. While ...

  • Shin Bet Uncovers West Bank Hamas Cell That Planned Attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

    June 17, 2018

    The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had uncovered a ring of Hamas operatives in Nablus that had been working since October to plan terror attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere. The network was “exceptional in its scope and activities,” the announcement said, adding that the cell had 20 people in it, including people with experience in ...

  • 8 police personnel killed in Kenya blast

    June 17, 2018

    Eight police personnel were killed on Sunday when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in Bojigaras area, Wajir County, according to a government official. North Eastern regional coordinator Muhammad Saleh told Anadolu Agency: “We are pursuing the attackers who escaped from the area soon after the attack that killed the paramilitary personnel.” The attack comes ...

  • Blast hits gathering of Taliban and Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar

    June 16, 2018

    A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news agency said the target was “a gathering of Afghan forces” but ...

  • The European CBRNe community comes together at NCT Europe 2018!

    June 15, 2018

    Organized in partnership with the National Training Center of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, NCT Europe will take place in Vught, the Netherlands, from the 3rd to the 5th of July. CBRNe stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) threats. Examples of CBRNe incidents include the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the ...

  • New NATO project to help with real-time detection of explosives in public transport

    June 15, 2018

    A new NATO project, EXTRAS, led by research institutions in Italy and Serbia, will make it possible to detect explosives and prevent terrorist attacks on public transport. The project, funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, will use laser spectroscopy to identify explosive materials on potential bombers. The project started on 14 June ...

  • Nigerian Army laments rising cases of IED use in Southeast

    June 15, 2018

    The Nigerian Army has expressed alarm over what it described as emerging but dangerous trend of the use of Improvised Explosive Device, IED, as weapon in the South Eastern part of the country. The Army said that although the zone was the most peaceful among all the six in the country, the introduction of IED as ...

  • Trained bees make first warzone discovery of lost explosives confirms Scots scientist

    June 15, 2018

    Trained bees have been successfully used for the first time to find mines in a former Yugoslavian warzone, a Scottish scientist has revealed. The honey bees led mine clearance teams to unexploded ordnance in Croatia after they were trained to hone in on the smell of explosives. Dr Ross Gillanders of St Andrews University helped design equipment ...

  • Nepal Army defuses IED planted in Damak Municipality mayor’s vehicle

    June 14, 2018

    A bomb disposal team of Nepal Army defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a parked vehicle belonging to Mayor of Damak Municipality Rom Nath Oli on Thursday. Upon finding a suspicious material wrapped in a carton on the roof of his Scorpio vehicle on Wednesday evening when he was about to leave office for ...

  • Kansas Soldiers react to IEDs during convoy training

    June 14, 2018

    Soldiers from Kansas’ Army National Guard’s 137th Transportation Company participated in the counter improvised explosive device training lane at Custer State Park, June 12. The CIED course provided an opportunity for units attending the Golden Coyote training exercise to practice identifying and reacting to IEDs in a tactical scenario.”We provide quality, realistic training that allows units ...

  • France helps Egypt detect IEDs

    June 13, 2018

    The French military has deployed an engineering detachment to Egypt to help its military detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The French defence ministry said the detachment was deployed to Egypt from 20 April to 5 May. It will soon take part in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Read more… Source: Defence Web  

  • Child killed, 7 civilians injured in E. Afghan blast

    June 13, 2018

    A 10-year-old child was killed and seven people wounded in a blast in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, provincial government said in a statement. The explosion occurred roughly at 6:00 a.m. local time in front of a small shop in Police District 2 of the city when an improvised explosive ...

  • Explosives similar to those used in cash-in-transit heists stolen from KZN mine

    June 12, 2018

    More than 200 kilograms of gel explosives, thought to be similar to those used in cash-in-transit heists, have been stolen from the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) in KwaZulu-Natal. The African News Agency (ANA) understands that the theft took place during the night or morning of June 6. Read more… Source: iOL  

  • Eight tonne cache of explosives seized by Afghan authorities on Pakistan border

    June 12, 2018

    A huge cache of explosive materials was discovered by Afghan security forces in a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan, in one of the largest ever finds. Intelligence officers found nearly eight tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the chemical widely used in making explosives – hidden beneath sacks of vegetables on the vehicle at the Torkham border crossing, at the ...