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  • Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

    November 12, 2018

    The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday. Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — ...

  • New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

    November 12, 2018

    Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and easy-to-use mine detector and a handheld detector for dirty bombs, were successfully tested in Florence, Italy on 17 and 18 October 2018. These technologies are developed in the framework of NATO’s ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...

  • Three Taliban militants blown up by own IED in Zabul province

    November 11, 2018

    At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by own Improvised Explosive Device in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Jaldak district of the province. The statement further added that three Taliban militants were busy planting an improvised explosive ...

  • Woman injured as Red Cross car runs over IED in Garissa

    November 10, 2018

    A woman was seriously injured on Saturday when a vehicle belonging to the International Committee of Red Cross ran over an Improvised Explosive Device in Garissa. She has three bullets lodged in her body. Three other people escaped unhurt in the suspected al Shabaab attack. The Red Cross car was sprayed with bullets by more than 10 gunmen between ...

  • Military Looking to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

    November 9, 2018

    Despite great power competition shifting the U.S. military’s gaze from counterterrorism to peer adversaries such as Russia and China, there will still be a need to maintain and modernize its explosive ordnance disposal technology, officials have said. EOD operators conduct some of the military’s most dangerous jobs defuzing and neutralizing bombs. The importance of their work ...

  • Tripple Explosion, Heavy Gunfire In Mogadishu Somalia, Near CID Headquarters

    November 9, 2018

    Tension is high in Somalia’s Mogadishu after three bomb explosions were reported with heavy gunfire near the CID headquarters, at Sahafi Hotel. Reports from online sources indicate that militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Friday’s triple bombing in Mogadishu. The group says it targeted Sahafi Hotel using three VBIED’s and armed attackers. Mogadishu based emergency service ...

  • Need for dedicated counter-IED resources for peacekeeping missions facing threats: India

    November 9, 2018

    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 ...

  • India: 39 airports to get hand-held explosives scanner

    November 9, 2018

    Small airports will soon get an additional layer of security, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) procuring real-time viewing systems for 39 airports, including Bhopal, Dehradun, Trichy and Jodhpur, two officials familiar with the matter said. The equipment is essential for the functioning of bomb detection and disposal systems and used for the detection of ...

  • UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

    November 8, 2018

    The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, ...

  • TSA allows third parties to certify sniffer dogs for air cargo screening

    November 8, 2018

    Private companies and individuals with sniffer dog teams will soon be able to screen air cargo in the US after the TSA approved 12 organisations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams. Starting from November 1, 3PK9-C Certifiers will be able to start the process to certify sniffer dog teams. Under the new programme, third-party canine ...

  • Navy Experimental Diving Unit Provides Training to Montenegrin Navy

    November 8, 2018

    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 ...

  • Police thwart militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul

    November 8, 2018

    The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces thwarted militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul city, the Kabul Security Commandment said. According to a statement released by Kabul Police Commandment, the police discovered and defused a magnetic bomb planted in an oil tanker in the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city. The ...

  • Grenade-shaped belt buckle prompts evacuation of Spanish rail stations

    November 7, 2018

    Police evacuated the main railway stations in Barcelona and Madrid during Wednesday morning’s rush hour after a belt buckle in the shape of a hand grenade triggered a security alert. The incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, appears to have been caused by a woman carrying the belt buckle on to a train from Barcelona ...

  • Man, 21, dead after blast led police to car packed with explosives in Sherwood Park

    November 7, 2018

    An explosion led police to a car packed with explosives and a man with severe injuries in Sherwood Park Tuesday night, Global News has learned. The 21-year-old man died of his injuries, RCMP confirmed in a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Security sources told Global News the explosive material was believed to be Tannerite, a brand of binary explosive ...

  • British bomb disposal expert has emotional reunion with puppy he plucked from rubble of bombed-out school in Syria

    November 7, 2018

    A former soldier and the adorable puppy he saved from rubble in war-torn Syria have finally met again after seven months apart in an emotional reunion. Bomb disposal expert Sean Laidlaw, 30, credits tiny dog ‘Barrie’ with saving his life after he pulled the pet from a bombed out building while stationed in Syria, in February 2018. Mr Laidlaw ...

  • Rifles And Engineers Put Final Training Into Practice Ahead Of Iraq Deployment

    November 7, 2018

    3rd Battalion the Rifles along with 21 and 35 Engineer Regiment have been carrying out their final training in Wales ahead of deploying to Iraq in December. The Iraqi military continues to battle so-called Islamic State and 200 British troops will help train them in counter IED and close protection. In Iraq road sides ...

  • Pakistani army officer dies while defusing bomb: spokesman

    November 7, 2018

    A Pakistani army officer was killed on Wednesday while defusing an explosive device in the country’s Mohmand district, the military said. A statement from the army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations said that captain Zarghaam Fareed lost his life when he was neutralizing an improvised explosive device, while a member of the bomb disposal team ...