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  • French fishermen shocked to find ‘Dangerous’ WW2 bomb in their net

    August 18, 2018

    The unusual find sparked an emergency call out from the maritime authorities and an emergency evacuation of the crew. The discovery took place four kilometres from the Grancamp-Maisy port, in the Calvados area. Although the bomb had been on the seabed for 70 years, it still posses danger as “any movement” can lead to an explosion, according ...

  • Around 1,454 kilometers at Al-Alamein now clear of landmines: Egyptian Minister

    August 18, 2018

    Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr announced on Friday that 1,454 kilometers have been cleared of landmines at Al-Alamein town thanks to help from the United Nations, according to the latest data monitored by the Executive Secretariat for the Demining and Development of the North West Coast (ESDDNWC). Nasr added that a comprehensive ...

  • Man caught with bomb-making equipment jailed for 12 years

    August 16, 2018

    Peter Morgan, 35, had already started to assemble an explosive device with the potential to cause “horrific” injuries when he was caught with bomb-making equipment and manuals at his Edinburgh home. A court heard how he had been amassing a collection of neo-Nazi, anti-Muslim, anti-semitic and racist material over a five-year period. He was earlier convicted by ...

  • Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

    August 15, 2018

    Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt. Many of those killed were teenagers who were getting extra tuition as they prepared for university ...

  • Three DoD Contractors Get Highest Civilian Valor Award for Afghan Actions

    August 14, 2018

    Three Defense Department contractors — all with special operations backgrounds — were awarded the Pentagon’s highest civilian honor Tuesday for their actions in going into combat mode to support U.S. troops in Afghanistan. At a Pentagon ceremony, Army Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers, deputy director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), presented the civilian Medal for Valor to retired Army ...

  • As Taliban Fight for Ghazni City in Afghanistan, Nearby Districts Fall

    August 13, 2018

    Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have taken over most of the rural areas in Ghazni Province, even as they continue to battle the government for control of the provincial capital, according to local officials and residents. While attention in the past four days has focused primarily on the fight for Ghazni city, where the Taliban appear to control ...

  • Finding explosives in electrical items demonstration day

    August 13, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Future of Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team will be hosting a demonstration day to showcase the innovations that we have accelerated through the first phase of our ‘Finding Explosives Hidden in Electrical Items’ competition. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about these innovations direct from the developers. The event will give ...

  • The Federal Republic of Germany supports joint Ministry of Interior and UNMAS training to respond to explosive hazards

    August 13, 2018

    This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instructors and UNMAS instructors working closely side-by-side to train local police in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) ...

  • Nepal: Bomb blast in Biratnagar, eight held

    August 13, 2018

    A pressure cooker bomb exploded on the first floor of the metropolitan city. No human casualty, however, was reported in the incident. The explosion damaged windowpanes of the office and the vehicle used by Mayor Bhim Parajuli. The pressure cooker bomb exploded in the passage connecting the old building with the new one. Mayor Parajuli said the ...

  • Explosive ordnance disposal charities hold fund-raising gala

    August 13, 2018

    Felix Fund and EOD Warrior Foundation will join forces to host a gala, which will raise money for explosive ordnance disposal personnel in the UK and US. In the heat of World War II and during the blitzkrieg on London, German airplanes dropped bombs that often did not explode. A very brave group of men was ...

  • Balochistan: One killed, 10 injured in Chaman IED blast

    August 13, 2018

    One person was killed while 10 others sustained injuries as an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a motorcycle went off on Chaman’s Mall Road, Express News reported on Sunday. As a law enforcement vehicle was passing by the explosive device strapped to the vehicle went off, consequently, two FC officials are also among those injured in ...

  • 3 die as Al-Shabaab targets Mandera border wall workers

    August 13, 2018

    Three people have been killed and one seriously injured after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Mandera. Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner Paul Kemei said the 10am incident targeted a team clearing a road on the Kenya-Somalia border. The team was headed to their work station when the device exploded. “The victims have been clearing ...

  • Philippines: Bomb expert hurt as Army foils bombing attempts in Maguindanao

    August 13, 2018

    A military bomb disposal expert was slightly injured when an improvised bomb he was deactivating went off Sunday morning. The accidental blast came hours after military bomb experts discovered several improvised bombs planted by IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, where a brief encounter between the Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MIB) ...

  • Special Forces Soldier Dies After Roadside Bomb Attack in Afghanistan

    August 13, 2018

    A Special Forces soldier died Sunday after being injured last week by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday in a statement, bringing the total number of American troops killed this year in combat in Afghanistan to five. Last Tuesday, Sgt. First Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, was working alongside ...

  • Suicide bomber tries to attack a Coptic Christian church in Egypt only to blow himself to pieces when security guards approach

    August 11, 2018

    A suicide attack against a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo failed today when the bomber blew himself up when security guards approached him. The man had been walking among churchgoers, while wearing an explosives belt, and tried to enter the building in the Mostorod district in Qaliubiya province. But heightened security around the church prevented him from reaching ...

  • Terror attacks foiled, 3 with links to hardline Hindu groups held: Maharashtra ATS

    August 11, 2018

    Following multiple raids, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Friday announced the arrest of three men affiliated to radical Hindu outfits from Nallasopara and Satara. The ATS also said that with the recovery of a huge cache of explosives, including live crude bombs and gelatin sticks, they had averted major terror attacks at multiple places. Among the ...

  • Philippines: Defense chief orders bombproofing of all checkpoints

    August 11, 2018

    To prevent a repeat of the improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Lamitan City, Basilan last month, which killed 11 persons and wounded six others, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered all military commanders to bombproof their checkpoint installations nationwide. “(I ordered all military commanders) to bombproof all their checkpoints by placing barricades and other obstacles ...

  • New York Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

    August 11, 2018

    Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals. The technology, in partnership ...