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  • Australia donates additional $1.5 million to de-mining efforts in Iraq

    February 18, 2019

    Australia recently donated an additional USD 1.5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in contributions to demining efforts in Iraqi areas that were liberated from the Islamic State. Explosives the terrorist organization planted continue to be one of the greatest threats that impede the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their homes. The ...

  • Terrorists using remote motorcycle keys to trigger IEDs in Kashmir, says report

    February 18, 2019

    The commonly used anti-theft remote alarms or keys used in motorcycles and vehicles are being increasingly used by terrorists to trigger IEDs in Jammu and Kashmir, a possibility suspected in the recent Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that killed 40 personnel, a latest report has revealed. According to the report, prepared by investigative and ...

  • 3 Blasts Rock Donetsk Including One Near Hotel Hosting OSCE Mission – Officials

    February 18, 2019

    Three explosions went off in central Donetsk, with two of them happening near the hotel where representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe mission stay, the authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Monday. “There have been three explosions. The details are being studied,” a representative of the DPR interior ministry told Sputnik. The ...

  • Major Killed While Trying to Defuse IED Near LoC in Nowshera Two Days After Pulwama Attack

    February 17, 2019

    A major-rank Army officer was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Nowshera sector. The incident comes two days after the deadly Pulwama attack. According to news agency ANI, the major died while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which had been planted by terrorists. The IED was planted ...

  • Child among 3 killed in Kandahar roadside bomb explosion

    February 17, 2019

    At least three civilians including a child were killed in an explosion triggered an improvised explosive device in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Provincial Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Daman district. He said an improvised explosive device which was planted on a roadside went ...

  • ‘Major disruption’ on Eurostar after WWII bomb discovery

    February 16, 2019

    Eurostar passengers are facing cancellations and major disruption all weekend due to an unexploded World War II bomb discovered in Paris. Bomb disposal experts are working to deactivate the device – but it will cause delays and cancellations for those travelling between London and the French capital. Five trains have been cancelled, one will be diverted and ...

  • Radar to spot the bad guys from on high

    February 15, 2019

    China’s space engineers said they can now offer a new method to detect terrorists transporting explosives as well as track moving targets more efficiently than current modalities. Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Radio Measurement, affiliated with the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, said they have developed the country’s first terahertz radiation-enabled synthetic-aperture radar and ...

  • Bomb Hidden In Corpse Kills Burkina Faso Army Doctor

    February 15, 2019

    A bomb hidden in a corpse dressed in military uniform killed an army doctor and wounded two police officers in northern Burkina Faso, a security official told AFP on Thursday. Soldiers and police were sent to inspect the male body after it was discovered abandoned on a road in the town of Djibo near the border ...

  • 7 Taliban militants killed, wounded in a premature IED explosion

    February 14, 2019

    At least seven Taliban militants were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in eastern Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the incident took place on Tuesday in the vicinity of Khogyani district. The statement further added that the incident ...

  • At least 38 killed in deadliest attack on security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir in 3 decades

    February 14, 2019

     At least 38 paramilitary police officers were killed by a massive car bomb in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the worst attack on security personnel since the start of the insurgency in the disputed region three decades ago. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., police officials said, as a security convoy of 70 vehicles traveled down ...

  • Bombs damage Colombia’s Mansoya and Cano Limon pipelines

    February 13, 2019

    Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol reported two bomb attacks on its pipelines on Tuesday – the first caused a fire on the Mansoya Orito pipeline, while the second damaged the Cano Limon pipeline, spilling crude into a nearby ravine. The Mansoya Orito, in southern Putumayo, close to the border with Ecuador, was hit overnight. It was ...

  • EOD Airmen detect, disarm, protect

    February 13, 2019

    The Joint Defense Operations Center calls about a confirmed or suspected explosive ordnance disposal incident. Three Airmen rush out the door, set up their truck and immediately depart for the incident site. They head out with a security element to safely transport them to the location. For them it is now an information game and ...

  • Navy Experimental Diving Unit Provides Training to Montenegrin Navy

    February 13, 2019

    U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida recently traveled to Montenegro to provide two weeks of capacity building training to Montenegrin Navy Divers, EOD Technicians, Seals, and Medics. This collaboration was instrumental in enhancing the security cooperation between the United States and Montenegro. As DoD Underwater HMA Program Manager ...

  • Philippine National Police receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

    February 12, 2019

    After back-to-back bombings in key areas in Mindanao, the Philippine National Police (PNP) received anti-bomb equipment from the government of Japan. The Japanese government on Tuesday, February 12, handed over 6 bomb suits, 6 ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, and 440 ballistic helmets to the PNP during a ceremony at Camp Crame. The turnover was led by ...

  • Prosecutors: Two IEDs found in alleged plot against Islamberg capable of exploding

    February 11, 2019

    The FBI says two improvised explosive devices connected to an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community were capable of exploding. The information was released in court Monday, where the youngest of the four people accused of making the plot appeared. Two months before his arrest, prosecutors say, Nicholas Pheilshifter showed a friend a plastic tube covered in duct ...

  • Two students hacked consumer drones to detect landmines

    February 11, 2019

    Landmines or anti-personnel explosives have been prohibited since 1977, however, so many of them have been used around the world that they continue to kill or injure around 10 people per day. The mines are hidden from sight and some of them, like the Russian-made Butterfly mine, are near impossible to detect with traditional mine-sweeping ...

  • 283 Deaths From 59 Terrorist Attacks Recorded Across Africa

    February 10, 2019

    The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of 16-31 January 2019. In all, a total of 555 terrorism-related deaths were recorded within the period. Out of the 555 terrorism-related ...

  • India calls for ‘dedicated’ counter-IED resources in UN peacekeeping missions, cites history of casualties

    February 9, 2019

    With UN peacekeeping missions suffering casualties due to use of improvised explosive devices, India has said there is a need for dedicated counter-IED resources for missions facing such threats and for upgrading the security infrastructure of camps. Military Adviser in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Colonel Sandeep Kapoor said that an analysis of the fatal ...