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  • Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

    March 15, 2019

    Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The first report of an attack came from the Al Noor mosque, located in central Christchurch. Witnesses told local media they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding on the ground outside the building. A second mosque ...

  • Thailand: Three wounded in Tak Bai outpost attacks

    March 14, 2019

    Two soldiers and a villager were wounded in bomb and shooting attacks on a military outpost in Tak Bai district. The explosion caused the outpost and a nearby boatshed to catch fire. Narathiwat police chief Pol Maj Gen Dusadee Chusangkit led police, explosive ordnance disposal officers and forensic officials to inspect the military outpost along Sungai ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Scientist Receives Prestigious Navy Medal

    March 14, 2019

    The Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award was presented to Dr. Richard Lee, a recently retired scientist, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division during an award presentation held on base Wednesday. This is the third highest award granted to career civilian employees by the Navy and is ...

  • Pulwama mastermind Mudasir Khan’s killing a major blow to JeM: IG Kashmir

    March 12, 2019

    The elimination of Mudasir Ahmed Khan – the key mastermind of Pulwama suicide attack – during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral locality on Monday is a significant dent to the Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a senior J&K police official has said. Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias ‘Mohammad bhai’ was recruited as an overground worker ...

  • ‘IRA’ says it is responsible for parcel bombs – Police

    March 12, 2019

    A group calling itself the IRA says it was behind the parcel bombs sent to three London transport hubs and the University of Glasgow last week, according to police. Officers say the group claimed five devices were sent but only four have been found so far. Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police have said the claim was ...

  • Austria’s Kneissl Thanks Lavrov For Supporting Vienna’s Mine Clearance Initiative In Syria

    March 12, 2019

    Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl expressed gratitude on Tuesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for supporting Vienna‘s initiative on humanitarian mine clearance in Syria, which is aimed at helping create conditions for the return of refugees and displaced people. Last November, Kneissl announced that Austria and Slovenia launched a joint mine clearance initiative in the Arab country. In December 2018, the foreign minister said that the Austrian government would provide 2 millionEuros (around $2.2 million) ...

  • Jihadis turn a donkey into suicide bomber by strapping IED to it in Yemen

    March 12, 2019

    Shocking photos purport to show cruel jihadis strapping a bomb to a donkey – then using it to blow up a checkpoint. The photos were published in recent extremist propaganda for Ansar al-Sharia, an al-Qaeda linked terror group operating in Yemen. The unwitting suicide bomber was reportedly used to strike at a checkpoint manned by Houthi militants, ...

  • Bomb exploded “that shook windows” on West Sussex beach

    March 12, 2019

    Coastguards in Selsey have been called to deal with another unexploded wartime bomb. Crews got the shout to Medmerry Beach on Monday lunchtime after reports of ordnance being found. Bomb disposal experts also attended the scene, however the ordnance was being covered by the tide on arrival and with approximately 55 minutes until high tide the team ...

  • Japan contributes to Explosive Hazard Management in Somalia

    March 11, 2019

    UNMAS, The Embassy of Japan to Kenya Explosive hazards continue to have a detrimental impact on peacebuilding and state building in Somalia. Over the past years, extremist groups have used improvised explosive devices (IED) as their preferred weapon against the Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Mission to Somalia. In addition to the IED ...

  • Las Vegas airport to test machines to detect explosives

    March 11, 2019

    As Las Vegas’ airport continues to see record-breaking passenger traffic, keeping those travelers safe is a top priority. McCarran International Airport is set to test four explosive detection machines at the Terminal 3 security checkpoint, county Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis said last month during her presentation to the Assembly Committee on Infrastructure and Growth. The project, ...

  • Four top technical vendors & OEM’s to present at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2019 in three weeks’ time

    March 11, 2019

    SMi reports: Microflown Avisa, Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems and Patria Land Systems to present exclusive briefings at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference this April in London. SMi Group will host the 4th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference in London on the 3rd and 4th April 2019. Future land forces must prepare for high intensity ...

  • Thailand: Series of Bomb Attacks Strike Southern Region

    March 10, 2019

    Several small bombs exploded in the Deep South and in two nearby provinces beginning late Saturday, officials said Sunday, the day insurgents marked the 110th anniversary of a treaty where Thailand returned parts of its far south to Britain. Attackers successfully detonated bombs at public places in Pakpayoon district and Maung district of Pattalung province, followed ...

  • Suicide bomber and his companion arrested in Kabul: NDS

    March 10, 2019

    A suicide bomber and his companion were arrested during an operation of the Special Forces of National Directorate of Security in Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the two suspects were arrested during the operation which was conducted in Surobi district of Kabul. The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces ...

  • Three wounded in a magnetic IED explosion in Herat city

    March 10, 2019

    At least three people were wounded in an explosion triggered by a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device in Herat city. According to local security officials, the incident took place later this afternoon in Herat city. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada confirmed that a magnetic IED planted in a pickup vehicle went off, leaving at least five people ...

  • 2 suicide bombers killed in botched attack in Madagali State, Nigeria

    March 10, 2019

    Dr Muhammed Suleiman, Executive Secretary of the agency disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Sunday. Suleiman said three suspected bombers had targeted the Seminary Church in Gulak for attack, but the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on them exploded midway killing two, while the third ran into the bush. “We ...

  • Farmer loses life to IED in Kandahar province

    March 9, 2019

    After devastating floods struck Kandahar last week, a local farmer named Abdul Hat went to work two days ago to save his land that was damaged in Daman District, Kandahar. As a local farmer, the livelihood of his family depends on Abdul to cultivate crops to feed his family and sell in the city. While driving ...

  • IED circuit found outside Jammu airport

    March 8, 2019

    A day after a grenade attack at the Jammu bus stand killed two passengers, panic prevailed when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device or IED circuit was found planted outside the Jammu airport on Friday afternoon. Security has been put on high alert at vulnerable places in the Jammu division following the incident. Experts from the bomb disposal ...

  • Mogadishu Car Bomb Blast Kills 5

    March 7, 2019

    At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Mogadishu, near Somalia’s presidential palace. Casualty totals come from security officials and the owner of the Dalsan restaurant, where the explosion occurred. The owner told VOA’s Somali service the blast came from an “explosives-laden car” parked ...