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  • In a first, Singapore and US soldiers defuse IEDs in exercise

    July 18, 2019

    Soldiers from the 5th Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment and the US army combed through a forested area before fighting through an urban training area, with infantry carrier vehicles moving in. In the course of their assault at the Murai Urban Training Facility yesterday, the 300 or so troops spotted an improvised explosive device (IED) in a ...

  • Philippines: Motorbike left near gym cause for concern

    July 18, 2019

    The Philippine Army said it was still trying to determine why a motorcycle with traces of an explosive was abandoned in front of its gymnasium in Taguig City on Wednesday morning. The discovery of the red motorcycle with plate number 4540NN prompted authorities to cordon off the area, causing a huge traffic buildup that lasted over ...

  • Inside Kabul’s school for explosive detection dogs

    July 17, 2019

    Around 200 dogs train at a time at the Mine Detection Centre (MDC) in the Afghan capital, starting when they are just pups. They are put through their paces around obstacle courses and are taught to correctly identify target smells from a conveyor belt of identical canisters during an intense two-year course. Once qualified, they are a ...

  • Fighting Next to U.S. Commandos, but Without the Same Training and Gear

    July 17, 2019

    The Army has failed to adequately train and equip the military bomb technicians and infantry troops who are increasingly accompanying American commandos on high-risk missions in war zones, according to interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times. As the Pentagon draws down the number of troops in combat, including in Afghanistan and Syria, it ...

  • Death toll in Taliban roadside bombing rises to 13 in Kandahar, over 30 more wounded

    July 16, 2019

    The death toll as a result of a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province has climbed to 13 people with 30 more wounded. The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said an improvised explosive device planted by Taliban went off in Khakrez district. The statement further added that the explosion killed 13 civilians including children and wounded ...

  • Afghan Special Forces large caches of weapons, IEDs in Ghazni province

    July 16, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed large caches of weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices during an operation in Ghazni. The military sources said Tuesday that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Deh Yak district. The sources further added that the Special destroyed 20 IEDs, 2 Mortars, 1 RPG Warhead, 10 lbs Homemade Explosives, 4 Grenades, 250 ALP ...

  • 43 civilians killed, wounded in Kandahar roadside bomb explosion

    July 15, 2019

    A roadside bomb explosion killed or wounded at least 43 civilians in Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said an Improvised Explosive Device went off in an area between Khakrez and Kandahar districts. Gen. Tadin Khan the explosion killed 9 civilians and wounded 34 others. Furthermore, Gen. Tadin Khan blamed the Taliban group ...

  • The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul’s IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

    July 14, 2019

    Two years this month this month, a US-led military coalition declared victory against ISIS in Mosul, liberating one of Iraq’s largest cities after three years of occupation by the radical Islamist group. While the eastern part of the city is on the road to recovery, West Mosul, where ISIS made its final stand, remains in ruins, ...

  • Daraa: Russian Military Patrol Attacked For The First Time

    July 14, 2019

    A Russian military patrol was attacked with an improvised explosive device by unidentified persons in eastern rural Daraa, which is the first time the Russian forces get assaulted since their control of the governorate last year. On Saturday, July 13, the Russian Sputnik agency has quoted the Director of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, Major ...

  • Gunman in car carrying explosives is tackled by two brave unarmed police officers

    July 11, 2019

    Two hero police officers have been honoured for tackling a gunman in a car full of explosives without waiting for armed back-up. PCs Mark Patterson and Stuart Bratherton were called to Sandy Lane, West Kirby , after 52-year-old Andrew Gosling threatened another man with a handgun in a road rage incident on September 27, 2017. The pair have now been nominated ...

  • Bill Seeks to Teach Kenyan Students How to Detect Explosives

    July 11, 2019

    Kenyan learners may soon have to learn how to detect bombs is a new Bill is passed in parliament. Introduced by Turkana Woman Representative Joyce Emanikor, the Kena Institute of Curriculum Development (Amendment)Bill, 2019, seeks to reduce the risk posed by bombs, especially improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to a report by the Star newspaper, the bill will also compel Kenyan schools ...

  • Afghan forces thwart militants bid to detonate a car bomb in Jalalabad city

    July 11, 2019

    The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces discovered the car bomb during an operation in Mohmandara district. The statement further added that the militants were looking to use the car bomb in an attack ...

  • Landmine Dog Yankee Returns To Capitol Hill To Lend Support To Resolution Banning Landmines In Yemen

    July 10, 2019

    Weeks after making a big splash on Capitol Hill by bringing awareness to landmine use in Yemen, Marshall Legacy Institute’s Canine Ambassador, Mine Detection Dog Yankee, is returning to Washington to meet with members of Congress, to lend support to the Hurd-Cotton Resolutions condemning landmine use in Yemen, while also highlighting the landmine crisis globally. Landmine use in war torn countries ...

  • West Bengal: 1200 Kgs of Ammonium nitrate and 1000 detonators found in unauthorised go-down in Birbhum

    July 10, 2019

    About 1200 kgs of ammonium nitrate and 1000 detonators were today seized from an unauthorised go-down by the Birbhum police and three drum full of crude bombs were found during frisking in trouble prone areas in the district, official sources said. Birbhum district police has been launching search operations for explosives and ammunition across the district ...

  • AFP, PNP: Filipino suicide bomber behind Sulu attack

    July 10, 2019

    This is the first officially confirmed case of a suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by a Filipino, and marks an escalation in terror tactics by local extremists The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) said one of the two attackers behind the twin blasts in Indanan, Sulu, on June ...

  • Iraqi forces target ISIS bomb factories in sweeping operation

    July 10, 2019

    Iraqi forces have cleared several villages in Nineveh, Anbar, and Saladin of explosive remnants left by the Islamic State (ISIS) group and shut down workshops used to manufacture improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the Iraqi defense ministry said Wednesday. Dozens of IEDs were retrieved and destroyed on Wednesday as “Will of Victory” – a combined operation of ...

  • Bangalore: NIA recovers fabricated hand grenades and IED-making material

    July 10, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered five fabricated hand grenades and other incriminating materials on the disclosure of Habibur Rehman Sheikh, who has been arrested in the 2014 Burdwan blast case. The recovery was made on July 7 in the North District Bengaluru. Besides the fabricated grenades, one-timer device, three electric circuits, a suspected explosive ...

  • 7 Pakistani militants killed, wounded in a premature IED explosion in East of Afghanistan

    July 10, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed or wounded at least 7 Pakistani militants in Kunar province of Afghanistan. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said an Improvised Explosive Device went off prematurely in Khas Kunar district of Kunar province. The statement further added that explosion killed 4 Pakistani militants and wounded 3 others. Furthermore, the ...