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  • Taliban Commander blown up by own explosives in Nangarhar province

    September 24, 2018

    A local Taliban Commander was blown up by own explosives in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military in East said Monday. According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military, the incident took place on Sunday in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district. The statement further added that a local Taliban ...

  • Demining Laos: ‘what my team do can save many people’s lives’

    September 24, 2018

    For almost four years, Phouviengsavanh “Toui” Keosouphan, 39, has worked to clear Laos’ plague of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Laos has the distinction of being the most heavily bombed nation on the planet per capita, with 29,000 people killed and 21,000 injured by deadly leftover devices from the Vietnam War era. He works with Norwegian People’s ...

  • Afghanistan: Up To 200 People Fall Victim To Mines Every Month

    September 23, 2018

    Officials from the Mine Detection Center (MDC) on Sunday said each month up to 200 people in the country fall victim to IEDs – both newly planted devices and unexploded mines going back to the civil war. MDC officials were speaking at an event in Kabul that was held to mark the International Day of Peace. Mohammad Shahab Hakimi, head ...

  • Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

    September 23, 2018

    Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and wounded 277 more, according to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a landmine clearance charity. Casualties rose from 12 per ...

  • Seven Children Killed In A Taliban Explosion In Faryab: Officials

    September 22, 2018

    At least seven children were killed and five others were wounded in an IED explosion in Faryab province on Friday, local officials said Saturday. Ghulam Ali CID director for Sherentagab district police headquarters said the incident occurred in an area which fell to the Taliban last week – in Koh Sayyad of Sherentagab district. Ali said that ...

  • Accidental IED Explosion Kills Three PLA Militants in Myanmar-Manipur border

    September 21, 2018

    Three militants of the banned terror outfit Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) accidentally went off with a huge explosion at the militant camp along Indo-Myanmar border. According to the spokesperson of Assam Rifles (AR), ‘A huge blast was heard by the villagers of the bordering belt of Kamjong district from across ...

  • US Soldiers train with Indian counterparts on IED and room clearing tactics

    September 21, 2018

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and the Indian army’s 99th Mountain Brigade learned room clearing techniques and IED detection methods during Yudh Abhyas 2018, Sept. 21, 2018, at Chaubattia Military Station, India. “We did a walkthrough of IED lanes with some of the simulated IEDs exploding,” said Sgt. Jason Onikama, a ...

  • LGU gives metal detectors to secure Kidapawan from IED attacks

    September 20, 2018

    At least 20 metal detectors were distributed to the local police here and other law enforcement units to ensure that the city becomes a ‘hardened target’ of criminal elements, especially groups allegedly engaged in bombing and other unlawful activities, the city’s local chief executive said. Mayor Joseph Evangelista, chair of the City Peace and Order Council ...

  • The fledgling insurgency in Burkina’s east

    September 20, 2018

    Since February this year, a new battlefront has emerged in eastern Burkina Faso (ACLED, 2018), in the Est Region situated along the borders with Niger, Benin, and Togo is regarded as a bastion of banditry. However, militancy is a new phenomenon in this part of the country, except the reported failed attempt by Al-Mourabitoun to ...

  • Remote controlled IED recovered in Manipur

    September 20, 2018

    Assam Rifles jawans recovered a remote controlled improvised explosive device, allegedly planted by proscribed militant outfit PLA, from a road in Kamtong district in Manipur, AR officials said. Weighing three kg, the IED was recovered from a road linking Kamtong village to Skipe village at around 5 pm Wednesday. The IED, supposedly planted by the banned Peoples’Liberation Army (PLA), was later defused. Read ...

  • Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

    September 19, 2018

    New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) technologies and trends can be viewed today (19 September 2018) and tomorrow on Thursday by visitors to the 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018 at Bratislavaʼs Incheba Expo Arena. The exhibition, organised by the NATO Centre of Excellence EOD Trenčín, was today opened by Defence ...

  • Army neutralises 5 terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

    September 18, 2018

    The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had nutrialised five Boko Haram insurgents in separate operations in Bama Local Government Areas (LGA) of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said the insurgents were eliminated in Kote and Bula Dadobe communities in the LGA. Chukwu said joint operations, titled ...

  • Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan

    September 18, 2018

    Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday. According to paramilitary Frontier Corps Balochistan spokesperson, the forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Kohlu, a district in Balochistan province. During the operation, huge amount of ...

  • Man accused of making homemade bomb in Dundee to stand trial

    September 18, 2018

    A man has been ordered to stand trial accused of making an “improvised explosive device” in his home “with intent to endanger life”. Allan Peach was arrested on a DIY bomb charge after a major incident at his home in Carlochie Place, Dundee, on Thursday September 6. Army explosive ordnance officers evacuated houses within 100 metres of ...

  • Royal Navy Detonates Explosives Seized In Devon

    September 17, 2018

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has detonated explosives seized from a house in Devon. They were part of a haul including 17 improvised explosive devices and 9kg of ammonium nitrate with fuel oil removed from Stephen Bracher’s home in Bishops Tawton in Devon in January. Mr Bracher was jailed for 40 months at Exeter Crown Court after admitting three counts ...

  • Bombs, shells, suicide vests… the legacy of death IS left as it fled Mosul

    September 17, 2018

    A British bomb disposal expert is leading a team risking their lives every day to clear munitions from the Iraqi city of Mosul, seized back after three years of Islamic State’s cruel rule. Martin Bentham goes on patrol with them The Islamic State drone bombs lie on the ground surrounded by shattered buildings and rubble as a ...

  • Bishop Tawton: Inside homemade bomb factory

    September 17, 2018

    A racist has been jailed after he turned his home into a bomb-making factory full of explosives and hate-filled diaries against Lenny Henry and Dawn French. Steven Bracher, 56, secretly stockpiled an arsenal of bombs, over a hundred bottles of chemicals, and weapons, including machetes, knives, an axe, air pistols, catapults, and hooks. The bomb squad made ...

  • 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 ...