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  • Registered areas in Kulbus locality, west Darfur declared free of explosive remnants of war

    December 17, 2018

    UNAMID and the Government of Sudan (GoS) on 10 December 2018 officially declared the registered contaminated areas at Kulbus Locality, West Darfur, free of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). This followed the successful implementation of a project to clear the land of ERW and UXO, in line with UNAMID’s mandate to protect ...

  • Five militants killed in blast in southern Afghanistan

    December 16, 2018

    At least five Taliban militants were killed in a premature blast in restive southern province of Zabul, local police said on Sunday. “The killed militants were trying to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road on outskirts of provincial capital Qalat city late on Saturday. But the IED detonated prematurely, killing the five on ...

  • Two soldiers killed in mine blast in NE Nigeria: sources

    December 16, 2018

    Two Nigerian soldiers were killed on Saturday in a roadside mine explosion in the restive northeast near the border with Cameroon as troops repelled a jihadist attack on a base in the region, military sources said. A military convoy on patrol near the town of Gamboru in Borno state hit a mine planted by Boko Haram, ...

  • HEMRL develops device to detect 25 types of explosives

    December 15, 2018

    A group of scientists from High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a device called ‘OPX Revilator’, which can detect more than 25 pure explosives as well as trace of explosives mixtures in mud, sand, sugar, salt and diesel oil. “An explosive detection kit, known as EDK, was ...

  • CMAC meets Thai counterparts over joint demining work

    December 14, 2018

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre and Thai Mine Action Centre met on Wednesday in Thailand’s Sakeo province to select areas to be jointly demined along the border. Heng Ratana, CMAC director-general, said in a statement on Wednesday that the meeting focused on strengthening demining cooperation between the two institutions, especially along the Cambodian-Thai border for the ...

  • EU provides Ukraine with extra EUR 4 mln humanitarian funding

    December 14, 2018

    The European Union has allocated an additional EUR 4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. “The civilian population in eastern Ukraine continues to suffer following four years of conflict. The European Union continues to support all those in need, wherever they are. This is our humanitarian ...

  • AL Shabaab Blows Up Military Truck

    December 13, 2018

    At least three Kenyan Soldiers sustained injuries after suspected Alshabab militants blew up their vehicle using an Improvised explosive device (IED) along the Bothai lamu road. The soldiers who were part of the team involved in an operation to flush out the militants following the recent kidnapping of an Italian social worker when the officers bumped ...

  • Bank robbery involves improvised explosive device

    December 13, 2018

    Two security guards were injured in an explosion during an overnight armed holdup at a Scotiabank branch in northeast Edmonton. Police at the scene said the guards – a man and a woman employed by GardaWorld – suffered significant head and facial injuries in the blast that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday. They also said the guards ...

  • Stricter rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

    December 11, 2018

    Plans to update rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to manufacture homemade explosives. Furthermore, suspicious transactions involving these explosive precursors have to be ...

  • Afghan intelligence service convoy hit by an explosion in Kabul

    December 11, 2018

    Four people were killed and two Nato force members were injured after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated next to a convoy of Afghanistan’s top intelligence officers in Kabul on Tuesday morning, reports say. At least four more wounded were in the blast, which hit the National Directorate for Security convoy as it was returning from an ...

  • Probe reveals use of IED in blast in Karachi: BDS officials

    December 10, 2018

    Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials on Sunday said that Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in yesterday’s blast at ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event held near Gulistan-e-Johar in Karachi. The BDS officials visited the bomb site and revealed that the a low intensity improvise explosive device (IED) was exploded in the ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event. Around 250 to 300 grams of explosive ...

  • Isis smuggled explosives into Lebanon in buckets of cheese to carry out deadly attacks

    December 10, 2018

    Lebanese authorities thwarted a plan by Isis to carry out bomb attacks during the country’s parliamentary elections earlier this year, the country’s caretaker interior minister said Monday. The militant group smuggled explosives from Syria in buckets of cheese to use in attacks against places of worship, military targets and gatherings of Christians. But a 10-month police surveillance operation, ...

  • After soldier’s death, the Army National Guard investigates training, equipment provided to deploying EOD unit

    December 10, 2018

    The Army National Guard is investigating reports that an EOD unit did not receive the proper training or equipment before it was deployed to Afghanistan. Sgt. James Slape, a soldier with the North Carolina National Guard’s 430th Ordnance Company, died Oct. 4 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device. The unit had been in Afghanistan since April. Shortly after his death, The ...

  • Tunisia says busts terrorist group before attacks

    December 9, 2018

    Tunisia has arrested an eight-member terrorist cell planning attacks in the country, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said security forces had busted a group dubbed “Jihad and Tawhid Battalion” and foiled its plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the central Sidi Bouzid province. Explosive materials and grenade bombs were ...

  • Qasr al-Yahud: a mission to restore faith – and hope

    December 9, 2018

    Bravery comes in many guises, but in those whose work demands courage on a near-daily basis, it often takes the form of a certain studied nonchalance. Lasha Bluashvili, who makes his living clearing landmines, is a case in point. He would rather go to the trouble of making me a cup of tea – here ...

  • Roadside blast injures three in northeast Kenya – official

    December 9, 2018

    Three people were injured by an explosion on a highway in northeast Kenya on Saturday, an official told Reuters, without saying who was responsible for the incident. “There was an IED (improvised explosive device) incident… involving a civilian truck ferrying merchandise,” Joseph Kanyiri, a government administrator in the area said, adding the explosion occurred on a ...

  • 4 Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Kunduz province

    December 8, 2018

    At least four Taliban militants were blown up by own explosives in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place on Kunduz-Qala Zal highway. The statement further added that four Taliban militants who were looking ...

  • Local Taliban leader killed in N. Afghanistan airstrike

    December 8, 2018

    A key Taliban local leader has been killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jawzjan, authorities said Saturday. “Mohammad Wali was killed and three of his subordinates were wounded after Afghan Air Force launched an airstrike in Maymelike village of Faizabad district late Friday,” the Afghan army’s Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region ...