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  • Ridding Landscapes of Deadly Mines Could Have a Toxic Side Effect

    March 27, 2019

    Land mines are notorious for leaving a legacy of ongoing destruction from Southeast Asia to Africa, taking the lives and limbs of civilians decades after the wars and hostilities that brought them in the first place. As detonation is one of the main strategies for removal, clearing mines can be expensive and dangerous for people. ...

  • Two men plead not guilty to possession of 150kg of explosives found in car

    March 27, 2019

    Armed gardai found four bags of explosives in the boot of a car and 18 detonators under the front passenger seat when they stopped the vehicle on the Naas Road, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The driver and owner of the car told gardai in his interviews that he knew nothing about the 150kg of ...

  • One bomb at a time: life in the throes of Pakistan’s Taliban

    March 27, 2019

    On a fateful September morning in 2013, police at Peshawar’s control centre received a call from one of its units in the suburbs. The caller said an improvised explosive device (IED) had been planted on Frontier Road, which separates Peshawar from a tribal area plagued by militant-staged bomb and sniper attacks. A policeman rushed to the bomb ...

  • FBI brings explosive training to JBLE

    March 27, 2019

    A team of Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents conducted a homemade explosive device joint training exercise for military working dog handlers, explosive ordnance disposal members and bomb technicians at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 22, 2019. Service members from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy took part in the specialized ...

  • Somalia: Two Dead, Several Wounded in IED Blast in Mogadishu

    March 27, 2019

    At least two people were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in an explosion in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday evening. The blast which resulted from an improvised explosive device took place outside a restaurant near Labo-Dhagah junction in the capital’s Wardhigley district. Witnesses said the explosion was targeting a military convoy ...

  • Pulwama aftermath: CRPF to enhance counter-IED capabilities, procure new fleet of MPVs troops in Kashmir Valley

    March 26, 2019

    The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure safety of its troop’s convoys in the Kashmir Valley, the chief of the force has said. The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its 65 battalions based ...

  • ‘Wannabe terrorist’ sentenced to 19 years for traveling with IEDs in Orange County

    March 25, 2019

    A 48-year-old man was sentenced to 19 years and four months in state prison Monday after police in Orange County last year found two improvised explosive devices in his car during a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Saleh Abdallah Ali of Salinas was convicted earlier this month of two felony counts each of use of a destructive ...

  • Explosion close to a clinic in Jalalabad city leaves 6 women, children wounded

    March 25, 2019

    At least six people including three women and three children were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place in the vicinity of 1st police district of the city. The statement further added that explosives were planted close to ...

  • Sudan: Landmine Blast Kills Two Children in Nuba Mountains

    March 25, 2019

    Two children are dead and three wounded in a landmine explosion in Heiban in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. A fact-finding committee has been set up following the death of eight children in a blast in Omdurman. On March 21, two children were killed, and another three wounded by the explosion of a landmine which had been planted ...

  • Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

    March 24, 2019

    Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also negatively affects Bangladesh’s image in the international arena, the experts added. The issue of airport security entered ...

  • Pentagon identifies 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan as Green Beret, EOD tech

    March 23, 2019

    The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province on Friday as an explosive ordnance disposal tech and a Green Beret. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Attack On Government Building in Mogadishu

    March 23, 2019

    Somali militant group al-Shabab has launched yet another complex attack in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses, and officials say. A car bomb blast rocked the Shangani district of Mogadishu early Saturday. Witnesses said the explosion targeted a building housing the ministries of Labor and of General Works, Reconstruction, and Housing. The Headquarters of Mogadishu regional police are ...

  • ‘Improvised explosive device’ in Irish postal sorting office handed over to gardai, scene declared safe

    March 22, 2019

    The Army’s Bomb Squad have made safe the viable improvised explosive device recovered from a Limerick An Post office this morning. The device has now been handed over to gardai who are continuing to liaise with their colleagues in the UK as part of the investigation. In a statement the Defence Forces said: “This morning, following a ...

  • Defense Department awards $1.4M to VCU professor to study process leading to explosions

    March 21, 2019

    The Department of Defense has awarded two grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to a Virginia Commonwealth University chemistry professor to study the initial steps of decomposition in “energetic molecules” that leads to explosions. Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, received a five-year, $1 million Army Research ...

  • Nearly 30 people killed, wounded in back to back explosions in Kabul

    March 21, 2019

    Nearly 30 people were killed or wounded in back to explosions in Kabul city earlier today, the officials confirmed. The type of explosions has not been ascertained so far but eyewitnesses had earlier said at least three mortar rounds have landed in the vicinity of Karte Sakhi area. In the meantime, the Public Health Ministry officials confirmed ...

  • Dstl Seeks SMEs for Additional £40M Research and Partnership Opportunities

    March 21, 2019

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the science and technology sectors could benefit from an additional £40 million to £45 million of external investment opportunities from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The organisation is seeking supply chain partners for a series of research projects across the defence spectrum due to start this year. Representatives ...

  • Royal Navy’s elite divers show off their skills in front of world’s future military leaders at Portsmouth Naval Base

    March 21, 2019

    Senior officers from 59 nation states, who are earmarked to be the next generation of military top brass, witnessed the display at Portsmouth Naval Base The contingent of 257 defence personnel – which includes 160 rising stars from Britain’s own military forces – were visiting the navy HQ as part of a major conference shining a ...

  • Mail Bomber Sayoc Pleads to 65 Charges for 2018 Domestic Terror Acts

    March 21, 2019

    Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Thursday to dozens of felony charges stemming from 16 explosive devices intended for high-profile liberal public figures, including former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sayoc initially pleaded not guilty in November 2018 to charges brought by the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of ...