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  • 53 unexploded IEDs need recovering in Marawi City

    April 20, 2018

    At least 53 unexploded bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are still to be retrieved in Marawi’s ground-zero as most part of the city’s war torn areas has been cleared of explosives left by the ISIS-linked Maute group, Task Force Bangon Marawi officials said on Friday. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen, Bienvenido ...

  • New Zealand rotates troops in Iraq, sends nearly 100 soldiers

    April 20, 2018

    Almost 100 forces from New Zealand left for Iraq to train local troops as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), New Zealand’s Sun Live reported on Thursday. The coalition’s Task Group Taji in Iraq, made of military advisers from Australia and New Zealand, has so far trained thousands of Iraqi soldiers and federal police ...

  • Milipol Qatar’s 12th edition to be held from 29 to 31 October 2018

    April 19, 2018

    Middle East’s leading homeland security exhibition incorporates Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference for the first time and calls upon industry experts to take part in the 2018 edition Doha, Qatar –  April 2018: Milipol Qatar, the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security and Civil Defence in the Middle East, returns for its 12th edition this ...

  • Mine detection dog saves Turkish soldiers before being killed by IED

    April 19, 2018

    A mine detection dog named “Hüner” died during counter-terror operations after an improvised explosive device (IED) he found went off in southeastern Turkey’s Siirt province on Wednesday. The eight-year-old dog reportedly saved the lives of Turkish Gendarmerie units during the mine clearing operations at Siirt’s Herekol Mountain. Hüner reacted after detecting the explosive, which had previously been ...

  • Kerala: IED found near RSS office in Kozhikode

    April 18, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered from the compound of the RSS office at Kallachi in the Valayam police station limits on Wednesday morning. The IED has a PVC pipe, circuit, inverter and switch besides small quantity of gun powder. The material is covered with thick red insulation tape, police said. Read more… Source: The Times of India  

  • Ammunition boxes washed up on beaches

    April 18, 2018

    Police are urging the public to be vigilant following two incidents where members of the public discovered several boxes of Navy ammunition believed to have washed up in East Cornwall. Inspector Rick Milburn said: ‘Over the weekend, we received two reports that ammunition was located on Porthbeor beach in Roseland and on Vault Beach in Gorran ...

  • Peruvian Service Members Train on Deactivating Explosives

    April 17, 2018

    A delegation of Peruvian soldiers traveled to Spain to participate in a course on explosives deactivation. Ten members of the Peruvian Army, including commissioned and noncommissioned officers, took the course between January 24th and March 21st. Specialists from the Spanish Army at the Academy of Engineers in Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, taught the Disposal and ...

  • Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border – Revolutionary Guards

    April 17, 2018

    Three Iranian security personnel were killed by militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said. An Iranian police officer was killed in an ambush on a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Sistan-Baluchestan province, and two soldiers died when their vehicle was hit by an improvised ...

  • UK, Nigeria pledge to continue strong partnership

    April 17, 2018

    The leaders of Nigeria and the UK met Monday in London to discuss bilateral relations. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed that the UK and Nigeria were “strong and enduring partners” and would continue to champion their shared values of democracy, including the fight against corruption, the British government said in ...

  • Leader of ISIS cell supporters blows himself up to avoid arrest in Russia

    April 17, 2018

    The leader of a terrorist cell, which had connections to the jihadist group Islamic State, has killed himself with an improvised explosive device in order to avoid being arrested, Russian law enforcement said. The cell was planning bomb and gun attacks in Russia’s Rostov region, but was identified and thwarted before they could act, the Federal ...

  • Anti IED conference seeks solutions to the use of IEDs in Somalia

    April 16, 2018

    The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has called for concerted efforts, to defeat the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to security forces and civilian populations in Somalia. Ambassador Madeira made the remarks during the official opening of the fourth Bi-annual Counter IED Conference, ...

  • Following Air Strikes against Suspected Chemical Weapons Sites in Syria, Security Council Rejects Proposal to Condemn Aggression

    April 14, 2018

    On the heels of air strikes meant to hamper Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons, the Security Council today rejected a proposal by the Russian Federation to condemn such aggression by the United States and its allies over suspected chemical weapons use in the country, amid pressure from the Secretary-General to abide by the tenets ...

  • Latest UN update records continuing record high levels of civilian casualties in 2018

    April 12, 2018

    The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) renews its call upon all parties to the conflict to increase efforts to protect civilians, as the number of civilians killed and injured by armed conflict in the first quarter of 2018 remained at the same high level recorded in 2017. From 1 January to 31 March 2018, UNAMA ...

  • ‘Parcel bomb’ case: Ammonium nitrate was used as explosive, says FSL report

    April 12, 2018

    The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has concluded that the ‘crude bomb’ in a parcel addressed to Pune-based social activist Sanjay Nahar contained ammonium nitrate. The report has been forwarded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad which is now probing the ‘parcel’ bomb case. A white crystal solid, ammonium nitrate is commonly used to make Improvised ...

  • OPCW Issues Report on Technical Assistance Requested by the United Kingdom

    April 12, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) transmitted yesterday to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) the report of the OPCW’s mission to provide requested technical assistance in regard to the Salisbury incident on 4 March 2018. The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and ...

  • U.N.: Denmark adds USD 3.7 mn to Iraq’s mine clearance efforts

    April 10, 2018

    Denmark has added USD 3.7 million for landmine clearance efforts in Iraq, the United Nations reported on Tuesday as the country struggles to contain hazards from explosives left over from the war against Islamic State militants. “The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes a renewed contribution of twenty five million (25,000,000) Danish Kroner ...

  • Fire in the hole!

    April 10, 2018

    As the wind steadily blew and the branches rustled, Airmen assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. prepared for a “fire in the hole!” Boom! Sound filled the air, a shock wave pierced through their chests and a black cloud rose in the distance in a matter of seconds. The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance ...

  • International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

    April 10, 2018

    International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the attack ...