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  • Four KDF soldiers injured after IED goes off on military van

    December 25, 2018

    Four Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers were injured on Tuesday after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off on a military van they were traveling in along the Somalia border. The incident happened at 3 p.m. at the border point 4 in Mandera along the Kenya-Somalia border. Kutwsa Olaka, Mandera county commissioner survived the IED as he ...

  • UK military’s bomb disposal robots come with haptic feedback

    December 25, 2018

    Bomb disposal experts won’t have to put their lives at stake every time they have to disarm an explosive if they can do their job with the help of a proxy — like a robot they can control from afar. According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the British Army has received four cutting-edge robots that can ...

  • 43 killed, 25 wounded in coordinated Kabul attack

    December 24, 2018

    The sound of an explosion was heard close to a governmental compound amid reports several people have been killed or wounded in the blast and clashes between the security forces and assailant militants. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Halth Wahid Majroh confirmed that the dead bodies of at least 43 people have been shifted ...

  • Resurgent Al-Qaeda plan new series of spectacular attacks against airliners and airports

    December 23, 2018

    The terrorist group behind the world trade centre attacks in New York in 2001 are plotting a series of deadly new attacks that are ‘keeping ministers awake at night’. Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Al-Qaeda are planning the attacks on airports and airliners, and even plan to use explosive-packed drones to take down targets in a bid ...

  • Italy donates 585,000 euros to explosive hazard clearance in Iraq

    December 20, 2018

    Italy has committed a further 585,000 euros to UNMAS, the UN’s mine clearing agency, to support efforts to clear Iraq of landmines and unexploded remnants of war, allowing displaced families to return. Years of war with ISIS have left the ground and buildings of Iraq saturated with explosive hazards. Until this complex work is complete, reconstruction ...

  • ‘Guns and explosives’ found in houses in Shildon and Darlington

    December 20, 2018

    A large number of suspected firearms and explosives were found at three properties in County Durham and Darlington. A police spokesperson said: “Upon entering the property, officers located a large quantity of suspected firearms and what appeared to be explosive material. Bomb disposal experts attended one address in Shildon and two in Darlington after police received a report that a ...

  • Arizona: Bomb expert weighs in on series of explosions in the Valley

    December 20, 2018

    Since October, folks living west of Interstate 17 between Thunderbird and Happy Valley roads have been bombarded by explosions . The constant barrage of loud booms now has local law enforcement on the clock to figure out whose behind them. “It’s a terrorist attack, the motive to be determined,” said Steve Hooper. Hooper spent decades training FBI bomb technicians. We ...

  • Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth, Ireland

    December 20, 2018

    The Army Bomb Disposal Team has removed two explosive devices from a property in Louth. The team was called to a house in Drogheda yesterday evening to remove the improvised explosive devices, following a request from gardaí. The team arrived at the property at 6.00pm and evacuated a number of houses in the area to ensure the ...

  • Bomb explosion kills 10 in Ethiopia

    December 19, 2018

    A bomb explosion in the west of Ethiopia has killed at least 10 people travelling in a minibus. The bomb was detonated in the village of Toga close to the border between the regional states of Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz. Benishangul Gumuz’s police commissioner has blamed the attack on rebels of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) – ...

  • Bomb-maker who kept IED under his bed jailed for five years

    December 19, 2018

    A bomb-maker who had a dartboard featuring images of Barack Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge and Cheryl Tweedy has been jailed for five years. Matthew Glynn, 37, had an arsenal of weapons including Samurai swords, axes and knives at his home in Horfield, Bristol. He kept a viable improvised explosive device (IED) – which posed a threat ...

  • 4 Taliban militants killed, 2 wounded in a premature IED blast in Faryab

    December 19, 2018

    At least four Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Sherin Tagab highway. The statement ...

  • Dedicated mine clearance service now part of Belarusian army

    December 19, 2018

    A dedicated mine clearance unit has been created in the Belarusian army, BelTA learned from Chief of the Engineer Corps, Chief of the Engineer Corps Office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Colonel Andrei Kurakov. According to the source, a countermine service has been created as part of the staff of ...

  • The European Union continues to support explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq

    December 18, 2018

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities and enables humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Across liberated areas, explosive hazard contamination prevents access for humanitarian ...

  • Houses evacuated after improvised explosive device found in Co Meath

    December 17, 2018

    An improvised explosive device has been found and made safe in Co Meath. Gardaí called the Defence Force’s bomb squad to the scene at Brews Hill in Navan in the early hours of this morning. After arriving at the scene at around 3:20am, the bomb disposal team discovered a ‘viable IED’ in a vehicle. A public cordon was ...

  • 71st EOD hosts mass competition, identifies top team

    December 17, 2018

    The 71 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), located at Fort Carson, Colorado, hosted its largest Team of the Year (ToY) competition at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Dec. 2-7, to evaluate the mental and physical fortitude and the technical skill of the best Soldiers its force has to offer. At the conclusion of the competition, team leader Staff Sgt. Matthew ...

  • Bomb explosion rips through Athens TV station

    December 17, 2018

    A bomb explosion ripped through the offices of Greek television station Skai TV in Athens in the early hours of Monday morning. No injuries were reported, however, the force of the blast caused “extensive damage” to the station, Skai TV reported. Two other broadcast stations, Zougla.gr and ANT1, said they received anonymous phone calls at 1.45 a.m. local time, warning that a ...

  • Bomb team detonates Studland beach device

    December 17, 2018

    A controlled explosion has taken place on a beach in Dorset after a device was found washed up. Dog walkers discovered the device, with “Danger. Ne Pas Toucher” written on it, at about 09:00 GMT on Sunday at the Knoll end of Studland Beach. The area was cordoned off and it was destroyed in a controlled explosion ...

  • Registered areas in Kulbus locality, west Darfur declared free of explosive remnants of war

    December 17, 2018

    UNAMID and the Government of Sudan (GoS) on 10 December 2018 officially declared the registered contaminated areas at Kulbus Locality, West Darfur, free of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). This followed the successful implementation of a project to clear the land of ERW and UXO, in line with UNAMID’s mandate to protect ...