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  • Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Trying To Detonate Explosives-Laden Van In OK

    February 26, 2019

    A 24-year-old man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors alleged that Varnell ...

  • Police confirm improvised explosive device found under vehicle

    February 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was found under a vehicle in west Edmonton Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the area of 159 Street, between 97 and 98 Avenue, at approximately 4:30 p.m. after a call about a possible bomb. The area was cordoned off and evacuated. The street reopened and residents were allowed back home late Tuesday. Edmonton police ...

  • RCMP finds IED in Swift Current home

    February 26, 2019

    A 17-year-old male was to appear in Swift Current provincial court Tuesday after the RCMP found an improvised explosive device (IED) in his home. According to a media release from the RCMP, officers early Tuesday were conducting a condition check on the teen, who was on probation due to a previous conviction for possession of a weapon dangerous ...

  • Afghan Special Forces discover and destroy explosives-laden Humvee in Nangarhar

    February 25, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces have confiscated and destroyed a Humvee armored personnel carrier packed with explosives in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the informed military sources, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in the vicinity of Nangarhar province killing 2 Taliban fighters. The soldiers discovered a military humvee that was likely to be ...

  • Mali: Militants attack EU military centre where Irish personnel based

    February 25, 2019

    A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what are presumed to have been Islamic anti-western forces. An as yet unknown number of attackers were killed in the incident. Three Malian soldiers were wounded but have since been released from hospital. No Irish military personnel were ...

  • 500 kilos of chemical used as IED ingredient seized in Zamboanga City

    February 24, 2019

    Police seized half a ton of ammonium nitrate, widely used by rebels and terrorists in the manufacture of explosives, following a sea chase that led to the capture of 5 men in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga. A maritime police patrol spotted a suspicious boat off Taluksangay village on Saturday and gave chase after ...

  • Another sombre milestone for Afghanistan: 2018 saw record civilian deaths – UN report

    February 23, 2019

    Fighting and brutal violence claimed exactly 3,804 civilian lives in 2018 – including 927 children, another tragic record for the year – according to data carefully collected by the UN.  The number represents an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2017. In addition, 7,189 people were injured in 2018, 5 per cent more than in the previous year. Overall, ...

  • Taliban IED planter arrested in Herat province

    February 23, 2019

    A Taliban militant who was planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was arrested during an operation of the Afghan security forces. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Taliban IED planter was arrested in Pashtun Zarghoon district of the province. The statement further added that the IED planter who was attempting to plant a remote-controlled ...

  • Nepal: One dead, two injured in IED blast

    February 23, 2019

    One person died and two others were injured in an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blast that took place in Lalitpur district of Nepal. The deceased Singha Prasad Gurung was one among the three who were seriously injured in the blast died Saturday morning while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital. The IED blast occurred outside the gate of Ncell Pvt. Ltd, ...

  • Nigeria: Police intercept vehicle loaded with bomb in Delta

    February 22, 2019

    Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday night intercepted vehicle loaded with bomb along Ughelli-Patani Road Delta State. The suspected weapons, loaded in a White Toyota Hilux vehicle without a number plate, included 128 pieces of explosives and five pieces of electric detonators which have been handed over to the Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD ) ...

  • EODMU 5 Partcipates in Cobra Gold 2019

    February 22, 2019

    Sailors from EODMU 5 participated in joint dive operations with Royal Thai Navy divers as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 (CG19), Feb12-23. at Royal Thai Navy Base in Sattahip, Thailand. CG 19 is one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen ...

  • Police and SAF tackle ‘bombs’ and ‘gunmen’ in counter-terrorism exercise

    February 22, 2019

    More than 900 personnel from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and  Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in an islandwide counter-terrorism exercise, tackling simulated threats involving explosives, gunmen and hostage situations. The exercise, which started on Tuesday (Feb 19) and lasted for about eight hours, was part of efforts by the Home Team and SAF to test ...

  • Paper strip that detects explosives could shake up airport security, Edmonton researcher says

    February 22, 2019

    Christina Gonzalez can detect explosives with a single strip of paper. Gonzalez, an Edmonton-based researcher, has developed a disposable test strip capable of instantly detecting explosive materials including traces of TNT, the compound used in dynamite. While the paper strip may look like plain card stock there is more than meets the eye. “Essentially, we have a stock ...

  • Maharashtra on high alert after blast near Mumbai; IED found on bus in Raigad

    February 21, 2019

    The Maharashtra state police are on high alert after a low intensity blast took place on a busy road near Mumbai on Wednesday and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found on a state transport bus in Raigad district later in the night. According to the state police, the blast took place on a busy road ...

  • Army upgrades EOD units equipment

    February 19, 2019

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units of the Philippine Army (PA) are constantly upgrading their equipment to improve their capability, an official said Tuesday. “Currently (the EOD units are) a fresh setup. Though the effort continues on aspect of upgrading its equipment,” said Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva, Army spokesperson, in a message to the Philippine News Agency ...

  • 2 militants killed while placing an IED in a graveyard in Kandahar

    February 19, 2019

    At least two militants were killed as they were placing an Improvised Explosive Device in a graveyard in southern Kandahar province, the security officials said. Provincial Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan said the incident took place late on Monday in the vicinity of Arghandab district. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militants were busy planting an ...

  • Cairo explosion: three policemen killed pursuing bomber

    February 18, 2019

    A wanted Egyptian militant blew himself up late Monday night as he was being apprehended by two plainclothes policemen who have been following his trail across Cairo. The explosion killed the suspect as well as three officers in the third terror-related incident in Egypt since Friday. Monday’s night blast also wounded six people, including three policemen, ...

  • One Killed In IED Explosion In Kabul

    February 18, 2019

    Police confirm an IED was placed under the driver’s seat in the car. One person was killed on Sunday night when a magnetic IED was detonated in Kabul, Kabul police said. Basir Ahmand Muhajid the spokesman for Kabul police confirmed the blast and said that the explosion occurred in Panshir Wat area in Kabul’s PD11 when a ...