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  • 5 years after IS atrocities, young Yazidis team up to clear explosive hazards in northern Iraq

    August 10, 2019

    After five years of massive atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar region, explosive remnants from the anti-IS war still pose a threat to civilians’ lives in the region. Through a project by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), young men and women from the ravaged Yazidi community have teamed ...

  • Bomb damages Colombia’s Cano Limon crude pipeline

    August 10, 2019

    A bomb has damaged a section of Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, the twenty-sixth attack on the pipeline this year. The attack, which took in Las Bancas in eastern Arauquita municipality, did not contaminate any water sources, the company said in a statement. It did cause a small spill which ...

  • Special Forces foil suicide attacks planned for Eid days in Kabul and Nangarhar

    August 10, 2019

    The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled suicide attacks planned for Eid days in Kabul and Nangarhar. The Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Mia Khel told reporters that the NDS Special Forces confiscated six suicide bombing vests and some other military kits during an operation. Mia Khel further added that the militant groups wanted ...

  • Philippines: Training on recognizing explosive ordnance ends with 36 graduates

    August 10, 2019

    Safety and security is everyone’s concern. With several news reports of bomb threats and bombing incidents nationwide, including the confiscation of improvised explosive devices (IED) from several alleged communist members nabbed in Central Visayas, there is a serious need for a joint anti-terror effort. And so the five-day Explosive Ordnance Recognizance (EOR) Training was held in Cebu ...

  • Explosion outside police station in Copenhagen – days after similar blast

    August 10, 2019

    An explosion has taken place outside a police station in Copenhagen – days after a blast at another public building in the Danish capital. The explosion, at about 3.20am, caused damage to the ground floor of the police station in Norrebro, which is just outside the city centre, but did not injure anyone. On Tuesday, police said ...

  • Big booms, fire part of explosives training in Texas

    August 9, 2019

    Law enforcement officers always run toward danger. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports on Wednesday they recorded video and stared in awe as several types of explosives were ignited at the McCampbell-Porter Airport in Aransas Pass. Agents and officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Corpus Christi Police Department Bomb Squad and ...

  • Ukraine: First stage of mine clearance completed in Luhansk region

    August 9, 2019

    Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Vitaliy Komarnytskiy has said the first stage of a mine clearance operation in the region has been completed. Demining teams of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have cleared about 44 hectares (ha) of farmland and 16 ha of roads and the forest belt from explosive objects, he ...

  • Deployment lull set to end for Nevada Guard Soldiers

    August 9, 2019

    This year, the end of summer will mark the end of a long break for both Nevada students and Soldiers alike. It’s been two relatively quiet, homebound years since a Nevada Army Guard has been deployed abroad. But contrary to late-summer days, the deployment schedule is heating up for the five departing Army Guard units that ...

  • Demining works underway in Armenia’s Syunik Province

    August 9, 2019

    The Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise SNCO is performing demining works in the Davit Bek settlement of Kapan community and in the Kornidzor settlement of Tegh community of the Syunik Province. Based on the Center’s press release, the demining works in the Davit Bek settlement are being performed jointly with the Foundation for Demining and ...

  • A Vegas Man Was Arrested For Plotting A White Supremacist Attack On An LGBTQ Bar And Synagogue

    August 9, 2019

    A Las Vegas man who once claimed he was protecting his neighborhood while patrolling on foot with an assault rifle has been arrested and charged with plotting to carry out an attack on a synagogue and LGBTQ bar in the city. Conor Climo, 23, allegedly sent encrypted messages to white supremacists this year discussing a possible ...

  • French, British experts train Liberian troops for deployment in Mali

    August 8, 2019

    French and British military experts have completed weeks of training Liberian military personnel to prepare them for the Sixth deployment of Liberian troops to Mali in September for UN peacekeeping operation.Mali has been battling terrorist attacks for years, and Liberia has been one of many countries that have been helping to restore peace there under ...

  • Afghan forces foil 90 terrorist attacks in Kabul city by storming 3 ISIS hideouts

    August 8, 2019

    The Afghan security forces foiled at least 90 terrorist attacks in Kabul city by storming 3 ISIS hideouts in the city. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the security forces stormed the ISIS hideouts based on the information recovered from a detained militant. Rahimi further added that the security forces arrested the ...

  • Afghan Telecom’s Commercial Director killed in an explosion in Kabul city

    August 8, 2019

    An explosion in Kabul city killed the commercial director of the Afghan Telecom Company, the Ministry of Interior confirmed. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said a magnetic bomb went off in Company area located in the 5th district of Kabul late on Wednesday night. The officials further added that the explosion killed Mohammad Qasim Taj Wardak, ...

  • Thailand: Demining push off with a bang

    August 7, 2019

    The Ministry of Defence is destroying a total of 3,133 landmines in a bid to get Thailand off the Ottawa Convention’s blacklist. On Tuesday, the Defence Ministry began the push with an event dubbed “Thailand’s Anti-Personnel Mines Stockpile Destruction 2019”, at Observation Hill 152, in Watthana Nakhon district, in the eastern border province of Sa Kaeo. ...

  • 95 wounded in Kabul car bomb explosion

    August 7, 2019

    A suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VIED) in West of Kabul city earlier today. The explosion took place in the vicinity of the 6th the police district of the city in Kote Sangi area. Meanwhile, officials in the Ministry of Public Health said the rescue workers have shifted 95 wounded people to hospitals. However, unconfirmed ...

  • British delegation visits Karachi to inspect security at airport

    August 6, 2019

    A delegation of British security agency has arrived Karachi on three-day visit to inspect flight security at the airport, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The officials of British Department for Transport inspected the Karachi airport. The delegation inspected joint search baggage counters at the airport. They also examined the baggage, screening and security equipment at the airport. The ...

  • Watch jaw-dropping moment of ‘nuke-like’ explosion at Siberian ammo depot

    August 6, 2019

    Powerful explosions which devastated an ammunition depot in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region produced massive blast waves across the cloudy skies, with the moment of the biggest explosion caught on video by a local resident. The footage, filmed not far from the town of Achinsk, shows two massive blasts. One of them produced a massive mushroom-like plume of ...

  • The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) Examines the Importance of Tech Solutions for Defence

    August 5, 2019

    PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) will be held alongside the upcoming Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC), it was announced last month, during the period from 28-30 October 2019. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Conference will contextualise the exhibition within the regional ...