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  • South Sudan could be mine-free in 5 years: UN official

    January 19, 2019

    South Sudan in the next five years would be cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind by more than two decades of war, a United Nations mines agency official said on Wednesday evening. Speaking at a ceremony for disposal of a large aircraft bomb that was found some 1.8 km west of the country’s ...

  • ISIS-K bomb kill Taliban local commander in Kunar province

    January 19, 2019

    A local commander of the Taliban group was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Military in the East confirmed in a statement that Mawlavi Saeedullah was killed in an explosion in Manogi district on Friday. The statement further added that the IED was planted was ...

  • Armenia-China technico-military cooperation discussed

    January 18, 2019

    A delegation from Beijing Defense Company of China was in Armenia, from Monday to Friday, to discuss Armenian-Chinese technico-military cooperation. The delegation held respective talks with several defense and military officials of Armenia. Deputy Defense Minister Makar Ghambaryan also received this Chinese delegation. They discussed the opportunities for the Beijing Defense Company’s supplying appropriate outfits for the ...

  • Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos

    January 17, 2019

    Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos. With the grant, MAG will conduct UXO clearance for 13 months in Xieng Khuang province in northern Laos, along with UXO clearance, a non-technical ...

  • Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

    January 17, 2019

    A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country’s violent past. Authorities said the car broke through checkpoints into the grounds of the General Santander School and exploded, shattering windows ...

  • FBI arrest Isil supporter who planned to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

    January 17, 2019

    An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday, on the eve of his planned attack. He had been watched since March, ...

  • Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

    January 16, 2019

    Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, also apprised the Council of the alarming security situation in the central and northern areas of the African State, saying it was “of grave concern,” and provided “a major challenge” to implementing the UN-backed 2015 peace agreement. The Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali was signed ...

  • 4 Americans killed in Syria attack. ISIS claims responsibility

    January 16, 2019

    ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed four Americans — two US service members, a defense contractor and a Department of Defense civilian — in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, according to the US military. All four US personnel that were killed were Americans, according to Commander Sean Robertson, a spokesman ...

  • Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

    January 15, 2019

    At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya’s government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya’s Red Cross said 19 are still missing. Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab ...

  • 4 dead, 44 wounded in Kabul VBIED explosion

    January 14, 2019

    At least four people lost their lives and forty four others sustained injuries in an explosion triggered by a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Kabul city earlier this evening. Officials in Kabul police commandment confirmed the casualties toll and said at least ten children were among those wounded. The Ministry of Interior spokeman Najjib Danish had ...

  • Puptastic news: Defence Force explosives dog gives birth to first litter of puppies

    January 11, 2019

    The Defence Force has named its first litter of puppies. Explosives detector dog Iris gave birth to six puppies late last year, and all of the pups now have names, the Defence Force said. “The six puppies are the ‘P’ litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer, Pulse ...

  • Law enforcement agencies foil terror bid in NW Pakistan

    January 10, 2019

    Pakistani law enforcement agencies have foiled a major terror bid and recovered two roadside bombs aimed at security forces’ vehicles in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province on Thursday, local Urdu TV channels reported. The bombs were recovered from the Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan, a district in KPK province, said security officials, adding that ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One Holds Change of Command

    January 10, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU1) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. During the ceremony, Capt. Oscar Rojas relieved Capt. Dean Muriano as the commodore of EODGRU1. During his speech, Muriano thanked the many people who had assisted him over the course of his tour. “All of the accomplishments that ...

  • Yemen: Land mines take heavy toll on civilians

    January 9, 2019

    Thousands of land mines and improvised explosive devices are killing and maiming civilians in southwestern Yemen, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on the Yemeni authorities and specialized demining organizations to clear explosive devices from civilian areas. As fighting intensified between Ansar Allah troops and forces supported by ...

  • Man transporting IED hurt in shootout outside Cotabato City

    January 9, 2019

    A man suspected of trying to bring an improvised explosive device into the city was injured in a shootout with authorities early Thursday, the military said. In an initial report, the public affairs office of the 6th Infantry Division identified the suspect as Talib Datukali Dingo, based on a Philippine Health Insurance Corporation identification card found ...

  • IED Found Near Sewage Plant In Harlan County, Kentucky

    January 9, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) was found near a sewage plant in Evarts. Investigators say the plant is also near an RV park, homes and businesses. They say it appeared to be a soda can wrapped in black tape with a fuse. The State Police Hazardous Device Team disarmed it. Read more… Source: ABC/WTVQ  

  • Colombia’s Cano Limon Oil Pipeline Hit by Bomb Attacks: Ecopetrol

    January 9, 2019

    Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday there were two bomb attacks overnight on the Cano Limon pipeline in western Antioquia province, four days after a similar attack halted pumping. The latest bomb attacks occurred in the rural areas of La Pesquera and Las Bancas. Last year, there were 89 attacks on the 485-mile (780-km) ...

  • Irish peace-keeping missions ‘an essential expression of what Ireland is all about’, says Taoiseach in Mali

    January 8, 2019

    Irish participation in peace-keeping missions around the world is “an essential expression of what Ireland is all about”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told troops serving in Mali. Mr Varadkar met with a number of troops who are deployed to the conflict driven area as part of an EU Training Mission. In all there are 20 Irish personnel serving ...