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  • 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 ...

  • More sophisticated terror attacks remain deadliest threat, DHS concludes

    September 11, 2018

    Despite fears rising globally about lone-wolf terrorist attacks inspired by extremists, more sophisticated foreign terrorist plots like those employing multiple forms of violence and direct involvement by terrorist organizations remain the deadliest threat, a new Homeland Security intelligence assessment concludes. The assessment obtained by CNN analyzed 99 terror attacks linked to foreign terrorist organizations from 2014 ...

  • Navy EOD Techs Awarded Bronze Stars

    September 11, 2018

    Two Sailors from Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) were awarded the Bronze Star Medal, for meritorious service in support of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, during an award presentation held onboard Eglin Air Force Base Sept. 11. During the command’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial next to the ...

  • Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

    September 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber targeted a protest in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon. Provincial governor’s spokesman said at least 19 people were killed and 57 others were wounded in the explosion. However, the provincial public health directorate said at least 32 people were killed and 128 others were wounded in the explosion. The deputy head ...

  • AMISOM and UNMAS pledge to work together to counter the threat of IEDs in Somalia

    September 9, 2018

    The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have pledged to strengthen their collaboration to effectively counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to the country’s stability. The pledge was made on Tuesday at a meeting between the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union ...

  • Joint military counter-terror training operation between Egypt and US

    September 7, 2018

    The Egyptian army announced joint military training exercises with the United States on Thursday, to combat terrorism and reducing the threat of improvised explosive devices (IED), two days before the launch of “Operation Bright Star.” A military spokesman, Col. Tamer Al-Rifai, stated that “training was conducted to exchange expertise in counter-terrorism between elements of the American Special Forces (SOFD-A) and Egyptian ...

  • Lebanon: U.K. to provide over $2M for land mine clearance

    September 7, 2018

    Lebanon will receive 2 million pounds (about $2.6 million) in aid from the United Kingdom’s Global Mine Action Program, a statement from the British Embassy reported Thursday. The program, under the U.K.’s Department for International Development, will be administered across eight other countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East “to rid some of the world’s ...

  • AFGSC: 2nd EOD works hard, wins first place

    September 6, 2018

    The 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal team won the first ever Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 17, 2018. Seven teams consisting of three Airmen represented bases across AFGSC. These teams completed 10 different events during the competition, including running dismount missions, rendering safe improvised-explosive ...

  • Army Reserve CID spearheads special agent training across military

    September 6, 2018

    It started as a flicker of orange. In an instant – faster than the crowd could register it – the spark turned into a flame and burst outward. The explosion shook through the crowd’s chests and across the ground beneath their feet. Dark plumes billowed out and up, reaching over the rocky mountains of Miramar, ...

  • Britain pledges £46m to fight against landmines after global casualties rise

    September 6, 2018

    The British government will release an additional £46m in UK aid to the global fight against land mines, amid evidence that mine casualties, which had been declining, are rising once again. The funding, the second tranche of an existing £100m commitment, was announced by the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, and is aimed at protecting an additional 820,000 ...

  • Foster-Miller tapped for MK2 IED-detecting land drones

    September 5, 2018

    Foster-Miller has received a $10.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to exercise an option for support of the Man Transportable Robotic System MK2 robotic systems program. Support services covered by the contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, include depot level repair, quality control, metrics, Catalog Ordering Logistics Tracking System data and other ...