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  • Roadside blast injures six Kenyan police officers in border region

    July 4, 2018

    Six Kenyan police officers were injured on Tuesday evening after the vehicle in which they were traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Garissa country near the Somali border. David Kerina, Garissa County Police Commander, confirmed the incident at Masalani area after police officers from Ijara camp were attacked by people believed to ...

  • I Made Over 500 IEDs For Suicide Missions – Boko Haram Teenager

    July 3, 2018

    A 15 year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker, Ali Goni, has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years. The military authorities described the teenager as the most deadly Boko Haram member, who had mastered ...

  • Russian investigators name terrorist group behind St. Petersburg metro attack

    July 3, 2018

    Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, has been found to be behind the last year’s terror attack on St. Petersburg’s metro, an investigator told a Moscow City Court hearing on this case on Tuesday. “It has been established that the Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad organization, which is banned in Russia, was involved in the ...

  • Northrop Secures $97M Option on Navy Counter IED Tech Supply Contract

    July 2, 2018

    Northrop Grumman has received a $96.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce systems designed to protect troops, vehicles and structures against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch exercised an option for full-rate production of the Block One Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One system. Read more… Source: GovConWire  

  • Suicide Bombing Strikes Ballot Warehouse In Iraq

    July 1, 2018

    A suicide bomber has targeted a storage site in northern Iraq containing ballot boxes from the May parliamentary elections, wounding at least 19 people, officials say. Security officers said a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the main gate of the warehouse in the city of Kirkuk on July 1, days before a ...

  • China introduces millimeter wave tech into airports security checks

    July 1, 2018

    China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimeter wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its latest official technical standards and testing program for the millimeter wave human-imaging technology used for airport security checks. Following the United States and the European Union, ...

  • ISIS Khurasan’s IED expert, in charge of urban attacks killed in Jalalabad city

    July 1, 2018

    A key ISIS Khurasan group member who was in charge of coordinating in the urban areas and expert in producing Improvised Explosive Devices was killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces. According to the local officials, the key ISIS Khurasan group member was killed in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. Read more… Source: ...

  • Russian military downs unidentified drones near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

    July 1, 2018

    A group of unidentified drones has been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian MoD has announced. No damage to the facility was reported. The objects were detected north-east from the military facility on Saturday, the base’s authorities said. “All aerial targets were destroyed,” they confirmed. The military, however, stopped ...

  • New Competition: ‘Airport Vehicle Checkpoint Screening’

    June 29, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition on behalf of the Future Aviation Security Solutions programme (FASS) focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports. This competition is focusing on new solutions to the challenge of vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports, in order to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats from ...

  • MyDefence Launches PITBULL – Wearable Counter UAS Jammer

    June 28, 2018

    Fredensborg, Denmark – MyDefence is launching PITBULL – the next generation wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. PITBULL was developed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming, in an effort to maintain own communication. The Counter UAS jammer is a tactical solution weighing just 775 grams, designed to be ...

  • Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot

    June 26, 2018

    Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested on 27 April 2017 in Parliament Street, where he was caught carrying three knives. Prosecutors said Ali, from Edmonton in north London, had planned a “murderous attack” on politicians and police. In a police interview, Ali said he wanted to deliver a “message” to British authorities, but claimed the knives were for ...

  • Armed opposition infighting triggers uptick in IS attacks in northern Syria

    June 26, 2018

    Explosions of car and motorbike bombs have been recurrent events in northern Syria lately. The Islamic State (IS) has also executed the members of pro-opposition armed factions, especially in Idlib and the northern Aleppo countryside, taking advantage of the lax security situation since April. The areas that are not controlled by the regime in northern Syria have been under ...

  • Saudi project to dismantle mines in Yemen ‘Masam’ launched

    June 26, 2018

    The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday launched the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM), a five-year program that aims to dismantle mines in Yemen. According to Saudi Press Agency, Riyadh-based KSRelief launched the Saudi Project to Dismantle Mines in Yemen (Masam) in the presence of princes, ministers, senior officials, diplomatic corps ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion injures 8 soldiers in Sulu

    June 25, 2018

    Eight soldiers were wounded in an accidental explosion involving an improvised explosive device (IED) they recovered following a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, the military reported. Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, disclosed that the explosion occurred while troops were conducting a clearing operation following a 30-minute clash with Abu ...

  • Nigeria: Lack of Counter IED Equipment, Actionable Intelligence, Impeding War against Terror

    June 24, 2018

    The Nigerian military has listed lack of Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) equipment, insufficiency of accurate actionable intelligence, impropriety in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) activities and lack of community resilience on the part of the locals as major impediments to the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east. The Theatre Commander Operation ...

  • Russia: Stavropol police look for hitmen who blew up businessman in his BMW X6

    June 24, 2018

    The MIA Directorate in the Stavropol region has put the Hummer and the two people inside it on the wanted list. The hitmen are suspected of killing a Stavropol entrepreneur three days ago, according to Lenta.ru‘s high-ranking local police source. The assassination occurred at about 2:20 PM on June 21. The BMW X6 blew up on the ...

  • Thai army: 41 bombs seized from militants were made in Malaysia

    June 24, 2018

    41 homemade bombs seized in southern Thailand’s Takbai district several days ago were produced in neighbouring Malaysia and meant for attacks after Ramadan. This was according to the Thai Army, which concurred with a statement by the Narathiwat police several days ago, on the bombs’ origin. According to Fourth Army Region commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich, the ...

  • Zimbabwe blast rocks stadium in apparent assassination attempt on President

    June 24, 2018

    Zimbabwe’s government is calling an explosion Saturday an assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was holding a campaign rally at a stadium. The President escaped injuries, but others were injured and hospitalized. A security officer had to have a leg amputated, presidential spokesman George Charamba said. The blast occurred at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. Forty-nine ...