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  • 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 ...

  • Minister’s Award for Protection Against IEDs

    November 6, 2018

    Dr Andrew Piotrowski has been awarded the 2018 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for developing life-saving equipment against improvised explosive devices (IED). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne congratulated Dr Piotrowski, saying his innovative work saved the lives of countless Australian and Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. “For over 20 years, Dr Piotrowski ...

  • IEDs are ‘biggest enemy’ of security forces in Manipur: Army

    November 6, 2018

    Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a major threat to security forces, which also face daunting challenges in operations and fear possible misuse of the ‘free movement regime’ with Myanmar while seeking to contain insurgency in the most violent state in the Northeast, Manipur, said senior army officers. Thirty eight camps of insurgents are located across ...

  • Three ‘viable explosives’ found during Antrim security alert

    November 5, 2018

    Police said three “viable explosive devices” were found during a security alert in Antrim yesterday. The road between the Dunsilly roundabout and the Kilbegs Road roundabout was closed for a time following a report of a suspicious object at around 12.30pm. British army bomb disposal experts who were called to the scene declared the object to be ...

  • Iraqi forces in Kirkuk arrest sleeper cell of 26 involved in recent terrorist activities

    November 5, 2018

    Iraqi counter-terrorism in the disputed province of Kirkuk on Monday announced they had arrested a group of 26 terrorists which had recently been active in the area. “The terrorist sleeper cell was made up of 26 people, among them women,” the statement reads. The statement mentioned the group was in possession of suicide vests, improvised explosive devices ...

  • Kurdish security says VBIED attacks re-emerging, IS assassinations unabated in October

    November 4, 2018

    Terrorist attacks using car bombs are re-emerging, and assassinations of village leaders and striking electrical grid remain persistent in contested areas in October, the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) announced on Sunday. The KRSC’s statistics for the month indicate “a re-emergence of VBIED-based attacks in Kirkuk and Mosul,” the Kurdish security agency ...

  • Several feared dead, wounded in a suicide attack near a prison in Kabul

    October 31, 2018

    Several people were killed or wounded in a suicide attack near Pul Charkhi prison in capital Kabul earlier today. The security officials confirm that a vehicle carrying the employees of the prison was targeted by a suicide bomber. According to the officials, at least four people were killed and five others sustained injuries in the attack. Read more… Source: ...

  • Arkhangelsk FSB blast: 17-year-old carried bomb to agency’s premises, killed in explosion

    October 31, 2018

    A teenager brought an explosive device to the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Directorate for the Arkhangelsk Region and was killed in the explosion, the Russian Investigative Committee reported. The explosion occurred at 08:52 Moscow time near an entrance to the FSB directorate. “According to preliminary information, a 17-year-old local was killed, who had brought a home-made ...

  • Myanmar: Civilians bear brunt of landmine explosions in Shan State

    October 30, 2018

    Civilians in northern Shan State are bearing the brunt of clashes that have been going on since 2011 between the military and armed ethnic groups, including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Landmines and other explosives have killed or injured civilians. During the past three months, at least nine people have been the victims of mines in northern ...

  • Ex-soldier Christopher Harris ‘died triggering mine’

    October 30, 2018

    A former British solder died when he triggered a ball bearing-packed mine in Syria, an inquest heard. Christopher Harris, 41, died in the blast at a warehouse near Raqqah The ex-Royal Engineer, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was working for US contractor Tetra Tech to clear mines, when he died in October 2017. Mr Harris, of Exmouth, ...

  • Chemical terrorism: developing a global security network

    October 29, 2018

    International experts working to counter the threat of chemical and explosive terrorism are gathering to develop a comprehensive network to improve global chemical safety and security. With increasingly sophisticated methods and technologies used to carry out devastating atrocities, this first Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats convenes a new community working to counter chemical ...

  • Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital

    October 29, 2018

    A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia’s capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. on Habib Bourguiba avenue, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag, quoted by the TAP news agency. The Interior Ministry said in ...

  • Defusing terror: Bomb squad to get more teeth

    October 29, 2018

    Delhi Police is adding more teeth to its bomb disposal squads as a part of its anti-terror measures. Bids have been invited to procure sophisticated gear, like advanced explosive ordnance disposal suits, contactless stethoscopes and telescopic manipulators, which will help cops defuse improvised explosive devices (IED) with ease. The shopping list includes a remote-operated vehicle (ROV), bomb ...

  • IED blast injures two soldiers

    October 27, 2018

    Peshawar: – An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast targeting the security forces in tribal district North Waziristan on Friday left at least two men in uniform seriously wounded. “At least two personnel of the security forces were injured in a remote controlled bomb blast in North Waziristan tribal district on Friday”. The officials said the vehicle ...