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  • ‘Man detained’ after blast near US embassy in Cairo

    September 4, 2018

    Egyptian security forces have reportedly detained a man suspected of trying to detonate a bomb near the US embassy in the capital, Cairo. A security source said the man was carrying a bag that exploded outside the compound in the Garden City area. The embassy said police had “finished their investigations at the scene” and that it ...

  • UK Bolsters Support To NATO Mission in Afghanistan

    September 4, 2018

    UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Kabul last week and brought with him 100 Welsh Guards, the UK’s ministry of defense reported Tuesday. The 100 troops are the first group of an additional 440 troops the UK committed to NATO’s capacity building mission in Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in July. The UK plays a leading role in ...

  • Army, Coast Guard speedboats damaged after Masbate port explosion

    September 3, 2018

    Two rescue speedboats of the Philippine Army and Philippine Coast Guard were damaged when an improvised explosive device, set up by still unidentified suspects near the Coast Guard office, exploded at the Masbate City Port in Bapor Village, Masbate City, Masbate Monday morning. Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) ...

  • Cardiff woman appears in court on explosives and terror charges

    September 3, 2018

    A woman has appeared in court charged with making explosives at the Cardiff home she shared with her boyfriend and possessing terrorist documents. Natalie Parsons, 51, from Ely, Cardiff, faces two counts of knowingly possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances. The mother of six grown-up children is also charged with four counts of collecting a record ...

  • Two Explosions Shake Kandahar City

    September 2, 2018

    Two explosions were reported in Kandahar city in Sunday night, wounding at least six policemen, officials said. One Afghan National Police (ANP) officer was wounded in the first IED explosion in Kandahar’s PD14. Local officials said the explosive device had been placed in an electrical box. A second IED was detonated when first responders rushed to the ...

  • Suicide bomber kills six people in Somalia capital, Mogadishu

    September 2, 2018

    A suicide bomber has killed at least six people, including two children, after blowing up an explosives-packed rickshaw in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. Houses, mosques and a school are reported to have collapsed during the attack, which the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claimed it carried out. Fourteen people were left in intensive care by the blast, although officials warned both the numbers of dead ...

  • EOD Group 2 Cuts Ribbon on New EOD Operations Facility

    September 1, 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 2 marked a milestone in ongoing construction projects with a ribbon-cutting for a new EOD operations facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Sept. 5. The new building, which will house EOD Mobile Unit 2, EOD Mobile Unit 12 and EOD Expeditionary Support Unit 2, is part of a $39.2 million ...

  • Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast

    August 31, 2018

    The head of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine confirmed that key separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko was killed on Friday, adding that that several “Ukrainian operatives” were detained after the ...

  • UK expands counter-IED support in Africa

    August 30, 2018

    The Prime Minister Theresa May today visited a UK-funded counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi. With the help of the British Army who are working closely with their Kenyan partners to combat terrorism and save lives in East Africa, the facility is expanding into a regional ...

  • West London teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    August 30, 2018

    Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of terrorism offences following a raid on an address in west London. He was originally taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and cultivating cannabis after officers found what was believed to be a weapon and a number of plants at the property. Further searches revealed ...

  • Clearing Cambodia’s leftover landmines: A dangerous job

    August 30, 2018

    Decades after war and conflict ravaged Cambodia, it is still reeling from millions of landmines. They continue to kill civilians and even de-miners. Nic Dunlop reports from one of the world’s largest minefields. The K-5 barrier minefield in Cambodia is one of the largest minefields in the world. Estimated to contain up to 2 million mines, it ...

  • Philippines: 3 die, 34 hurt in Isulan bomb blast; P1M offered for suspect’s arrest

    August 30, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag and left behind by a man beside a parked motorcycle exploded at about 8:34 Tuesday night in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat killing three persons and injured 34 others. Chief Inspector Ronnie Dardo, Sultan Kudarat police spokesperson said a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) saw a ...

  • Soldiers get up to speed on unique command

    August 29, 2018

    More than 50 Soldiers and civilians received first-hand information about a one-of-a-kind Army unit during their onboarding briefings Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Leaders from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command briefed new teammates who had arrived during the summer rotation season. “I need each of you to understand both our multiple, and ...

  • Blast kills 7 security personnel in Burkina Faso

    August 29, 2018

    Seven members of the security forces were killed early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources said. The fatalities were gendarmes and troops who had been sent to the town of Pama as reinforcements after a police station there came under attack, they said. “Seven members of the defence and ...

  • UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

    August 29, 2018

    The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa May said today. The new Partnership will lay the foundations for us to step up efforts to ...

  • Five soldiers killed, 10 others injured in Lamu County, Kenya

    August 29, 2018

    Five KDF soldiers were killed in an explosion in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road. 10 more soldiers were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area. Confirming the incident, KDF Spokesperson ...

  • Device fitted under police officer’s car ‘had high-grade explosives’

    August 28, 2018

    A bomb planted under an off-duty policeman’s car contained over 300 grammes of high-grade explosives, a court has heard. The details emerged at the trial of Co Armagh man Sean McVeigh who denies the attempted murder of the PSNI officer at his home in Co Londonderry over three years ago. McVeigh, 37, of Victoria Gardens, Lurgan, ...

  • Time bomb was used in Hyderabad twin blasts

    August 28, 2018

    The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) here found that Indian Mujaheedin (IM) operatives, who triggered the twin blasts at the popular Gokul Chat eatery and Lumbini Park Laserium, used time bombs for executing their operation successfully in August 2007. They had planted bombs at three places – Gokul Chat, Lumbini Park and on a motorcycle in front ...