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  • Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

    January 22, 2019

    Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC. Insurgents blew their way into the base using a car bomb before opening fire. Some reports put ...

  • Iraqi scientist says he helped ISIS make chemical weapons

    January 21, 2019

    In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up. The black-clad militants who had seized Mosul in 2014 were making their way through each of its bureaucracies, rounding up workers and managers who ...

  • Derry car bomb ‘most significant Northern Ireland attack for years’ says PSNI chief

    January 21, 2019

    The car bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday evening was the most significant terrorist attack in Northern Ireland for years, a senior PSNI officer has said. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton was speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Monday morning. He said it was the first attack of this nature in a long time. “The use ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

    January 21, 2019

    Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft gun and three AK 47 rifles belonging to the terrorists during an operation by a combined ...

  • Watch the moment huge ‘torpedo’ dragged in by Brixham trawler is blown up out at sea

    January 20, 2019

    This is the moment a huge suspected torpedo was blow up out at sea after being dragged in by small trawler boat in South Devon this afternoon. The dramatic incident closed part of Brixham as the boat, skippered by Phil Spencer, brought back what is believed to be a torpedo from the sea floor just off ...

  • Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen: security source

    January 20, 2019

    An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen’s central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical sources said. A pro-government security official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the the five were foreign experts working on the Saudi-backed Masam landmine clearance project. AFP could not independently confirm which countries they came from. The ...

  • Vehicles convoy of Logar targeted in a suicide attack

    January 20, 2019

    A suicide attack has taken place in the vicinity of central Logar province of Afghanistan amid reports a convoy of vehicles carrying the provincial governor and other senior officials was targeted. The local officials confirmed that the incident has taken place in Kabul-Logar highway in Mohammad Agha district. A local security official confirmed that the governor has ...

  • South Sudan could be mine-free in 5 years: UN official

    January 19, 2019

    South Sudan in the next five years would be cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind by more than two decades of war, a United Nations mines agency official said on Wednesday evening. Speaking at a ceremony for disposal of a large aircraft bomb that was found some 1.8 km west of the country’s ...

  • ISIS-K bomb kill Taliban local commander in Kunar province

    January 19, 2019

    A local commander of the Taliban group was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Military in the East confirmed in a statement that Mawlavi Saeedullah was killed in an explosion in Manogi district on Friday. The statement further added that the IED was planted was ...

  • Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos

    January 17, 2019

    Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos. With the grant, MAG will conduct UXO clearance for 13 months in Xieng Khuang province in northern Laos, along with UXO clearance, a non-technical ...

  • Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

    January 17, 2019

    A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country’s violent past. Authorities said the car broke through checkpoints into the grounds of the General Santander School and exploded, shattering windows ...

  • FBI arrest Isil supporter who planned to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

    January 17, 2019

    An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday, on the eve of his planned attack. He had been watched since March, ...

  • 4 Americans killed in Syria attack. ISIS claims responsibility

    January 16, 2019

    ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed four Americans — two US service members, a defense contractor and a Department of Defense civilian — in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, according to the US military. All four US personnel that were killed were Americans, according to Commander Sean Robertson, a spokesman ...

  • Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

    January 15, 2019

    At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya’s government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya’s Red Cross said 19 are still missing. Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab ...

  • 4 dead, 44 wounded in Kabul VBIED explosion

    January 14, 2019

    At least four people lost their lives and forty four others sustained injuries in an explosion triggered by a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Kabul city earlier this evening. Officials in Kabul police commandment confirmed the casualties toll and said at least ten children were among those wounded. The Ministry of Interior spokeman Najjib Danish had ...

  • Puptastic news: Defence Force explosives dog gives birth to first litter of puppies

    January 11, 2019

    The Defence Force has named its first litter of puppies. Explosives detector dog Iris gave birth to six puppies late last year, and all of the pups now have names, the Defence Force said. “The six puppies are the ‘P’ litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer, Pulse ...

  • Law enforcement agencies foil terror bid in NW Pakistan

    January 10, 2019

    Pakistani law enforcement agencies have foiled a major terror bid and recovered two roadside bombs aimed at security forces’ vehicles in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province on Thursday, local Urdu TV channels reported. The bombs were recovered from the Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan, a district in KPK province, said security officials, adding that ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One Holds Change of Command

    January 10, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU1) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. During the ceremony, Capt. Oscar Rojas relieved Capt. Dean Muriano as the commodore of EODGRU1. During his speech, Muriano thanked the many people who had assisted him over the course of his tour. “All of the accomplishments that ...