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  • Mine Ban Nears 20th Anniversary

    January 8, 2019

    With the Mine Ban Treaty approaching its 20th anniversary in March, delegates to the annual meeting of states-parties in November welcomed progress on many treaty requirements and again “condemned the use of anti-personnel mines by any actor” as they reaffirmed their “aspiration to meet the goals of the to the fullest extent possible by ...

  • Over 20 anti-tank landmines deactivated in Cunene, Angola

    January 7, 2019

    At least twenty two anti-tank mines and 10 anti-personnel landmines were deactivated and destroyed in the province of Cunene during the year 2018, the liaison officer of the National Intersectoral Committee on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Mario Satipamba said Friday. Speaking to ANGOP on the activity of the sector, the official pointed out that in ...

  • How to spec out an EOD response truck

    January 7, 2019

    An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) response truck is a critically important addition to a modern police department With domestic terrorist attacks being a growing concern for U.S. police departments, many are choosing to acquire one or more EOD response trucks to deal with suspected bombs in their jurisdictions. These rugged, blast-hardened vehicles are designed to efficiently carry bomb ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion rocks Zamboanga Sibugay town

    January 7, 2019

    The police are conducting an in-depth investigation to identify the people behind the twin explosions of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the residence of a government official in Zamboanga Sibugay on Sunday, January 6. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said militiaman assigned as security officer of Tungawan municipal councilor Lorverle ...

  • North Korean delegation in Cambodia to learn about demining, bomb clearance

    January 7, 2019

    A group of North Koreans from various organizations traveled to Cambodia recently to exchange information and learn from that country’s experience clearing mines, bombs, and other remnants of war, according to a local government official who led the meetings. “The International Red Cross has sponsored and lead a delegation of North Korea (sic)” to meet with ...

  • Airstrike Kills Plotter of Deadly Bombing of U.S.S. Cole

    January 7, 2019

    An American airstrike in Yemen last week killed one of the suspected plotters of the deadly Qaeda bombing of the United States Navy destroyer Cole in 2000, President Trump and military officials confirmed on Sunday. On Friday, the military’s Central Command said it had conducted a strike on Tuesday in the Marib Province of Yemen that ...

  • Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

    January 6, 2019

    A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City ...

  • 3 security personnel wounded in Kabul magnetic bomb explosion

    January 6, 2019

    At least three people were wounded in an explosion triggered by a magnetic bomb in Kabul city earlier today, the security officials said. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the incident took place at around 7:30am in the vicinity of 16th police district of the city. Danish further added that the blast ripped ...

  • UK aid removing Daesh explosives and helping Iraqis return home

    January 5, 2019

    More than a million Iraqis whose lives have been devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to a huge UK aid funded mine clearance mission. The Department for International Development (DFID) has today (Saturday 5 January) announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq, eradicating ...

  • DHS SBIR Solicitation for FY19

    January 4, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s SBIR Program and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office SBIR Program, invites small business concerns to review this pre-solicitation notice, which is intended to lead to the FY19 DHS SBIR Phase I solicitation. Read ...

  • Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar sends IED expert to Kashmir to avenge killing of his nephews

    January 3, 2019

    Masood Azhar is the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the terror operation targeting the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot In an alarming development for the Indian security forces, latest media reports suggest that Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar has sent Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, an Afghan war veteran, to Jammu and Kashmir to avenge the 2017 killing of his nephews. ...

  • Liz McInnes MP gives support to Manchester-based Nobel Prize winners

    January 2, 2019

    Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton and Shadow Foreign Minister, has visited Mines Advisory Group (MAG) – based in Manchester – to discuss their work and offer her support for their work of land mine clearance and ammunition disposal. MAG is a charity which since 1989 has worked around the world to find and destroy ...

  • Police, military join forces for Cotabato City mall bombing probe

    January 2, 2019

    Police probers and Army intelligence agents will work together in the probe into a bombing at a mall in Cotabato City last Monday. Chief Superintendent Eliseo Rasco of the Police Regional Office 12 said Wednesday that Special Investigation Task Group Southseas has been created to find the people responsible for the IED blast that killed two ...

  • Angola: Over nine million square meters cleared of landmines

    December 31, 2018

    An area of more than nine million square meters of land was demined in Moxico province during this year, plus 7,7 million square meters compared to 2017. The information was released Sunday in Angolan city of Luena by the official of the National Inter-sectoral Committee for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) of the province of Moxico, ...

  • Senior police official killed in Takhar bomb explosion

    December 31, 2018

    An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident. Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and said Col. Mohamamd Omar, the district police chief of Darqad has died and three others have ...

  • Motorbike-borne IED defused in PIB Colony raid

    December 31, 2018

    The East Range police have responded timely to foil a terrorism bid by impounding a motorbike from PIB Colony that was fitted with an IED. East Range police chief DIG Amir Farooqi told The News that in view of the incoming new year and the recent attempts at disturbing the peace of Karachi, they had beefed ...

  • British troops ‘need detailed brain scans to detect unseen injuries that can lead to PTSD and dementia’, says Commons Defence Select Committee head

    December 30, 2018

    British combat troops should be given enhanced scans to detect unseen brain injuries which doctors say can cause dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder, an influential MP has demanded. Soldiers often suffer minor brain haemorrhages as a result of explosions on the front line which go undetected. If untreated, this damage to the brain can lead to serious ...

  • Netherlands, German police thwart Dutch ‘terror plot’

    December 29, 2018

    The Dutch public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Saturday into a suspected terror plot in the Netherlands. The counterterrorism Special Intervention Service (DSI) and police initially arrested four people in Rotterdam who were suspected of plotting a “terrorist crime,” police said. Police in the western German city of Mainz later detained a fifth suspect, a 26-year-old ...