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  • 13 civilians killed, wounded in roadside mine explosion in Balkh

    August 8, 2018

    At least thirteen civilians were killed or wounded an explosion triggered by improvised explosive device in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. A spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps, Mohammad Hanif Rezaye , said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Shulgar district and as a result at least six civilians, all members of a single ...

  • Manipur: Huge cache of arms-ammu, powerful IED recovered

    August 8, 2018

    The troops of Assam Rifles have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition and a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Manipur on Wednesday. According to the reports, based on intelligence input, Assam Rifles troops and Manipur police have jointly launched operation at Seitapur maning to saiton road under Kumbi police station in Manipur’s Bishnupur district ...

  • Targetted attack: Two soldiers injured in a roadside blast

    August 7, 2018

    At least two soldiers were seriously injured when their convoy was targeted with a roadside bomb in North Waziristan district on Monday. Soldiers from the seventh engineering division BD department were on a routine checking patrol near the Dandee Kach Village when their vehicle was targeted using a bomb planted by the roadside. Two soldiers, including ...

  • Taliban Commander Killed While Building Bomb

    August 6, 2018

    At least three people were killed and 11 others were wounded in an explosion in Helmand province, local officials said Monday. The governor’s media office said in a statement the incident happened on Sunday while Baran, a Taliban commander, was assembling an IED in his house in Garmsyer district. According to the statement, two of Baran’s family ...

  • EOD team provides UXO training to 2CR

    August 6, 2018

    Do not touch it. Do not kick it. Just mark it, take a grid and notify your chain of command. When dealing with unexploded ordnance on the battlefield, or in the training area in this case, it is essential to follow all safety precautions and notify the proper personnel in a timely manner. Prior to the ...

  • Footage ‘shows moment drone bomb exploded over Presidential rally in Venezuela’

    August 6, 2018

    Footage has emerged which appears to show the moment a drone bomb detonated over a packed rally where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech. The video, which has been widely shared by Venezuelan social media accounts, shows a single drone hovering above the military parade – before suddenly exploding into a fireball. Venuzuelan officials have claimed dissidents used ...

  • Mali: German peacekeepers patrol ‘road of death’ for clues of explosive devices

    August 5, 2018

    Between homemade bombs and frequent robberies, driving on the roads of northern Mali has become a dangerous exercise. German peacekeepers from Minusma, the United Nations Mission in the country, undertook a patrol on one of the most dangerous sections of the road that links the north to the centre of the country, searching for signs of ...

  • Czech Republic Identifies Resolute Support Service Members Killed During Patrol

    August 5, 2018

    The Czech Republic identified that the three Resolute Support service members killed by a suicide bomber during a patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, August 5, were from the Army of the Czech Republic. “The tragic death of our three soldiers has hit me very much, and I want to express my deep condolences to ...

  • Suicide Bombers Target Mosque In Paktia; 25 Killed

    August 3, 2018

    Two suicide bombings occurred inside a mosque in Gardez City, the center of Paktia province in the east of Afghanistan, on Friday afternoon, police confirmed. Paktia Police Chief Raz Mohammad Mandozai said the explosions left 25 people dead and 33 others wounded. Those inside Sahib-ul-Zaman Mosque in Khwaja Hassan area in PD2 of Gardez City were doing ...

  • Robotics Autonomous

    August 2, 2018

    Marines with 2nd Platoon, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, engaged in charge employment training July 31-Aug. 2, 2018 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training taught EOD technicians to confidently and safely neutralize an improvised explosive device using robotic platforms. During the simulated scenarios, EOD technicians used the Mark II ...

  • Taliban Surge Routs ISIS in Northern Afghanistan

    August 1, 2018

    More than 200 Islamic State fighters and their two top commanders surrendered to the Afghan government on Wednesday to avoid capture by Taliban insurgents, after a two-day battle that was a decisive victory for the Taliban, participants on all sides confirmed. One of the Islamic State commanders, Mufti Nemat, was reached by cellphone after his surrender, ...

  • 15 Killed In Siege Of Govt Compound In Jalalabad

    July 31, 2018

    According to them 15 people were killed and as many wounded in the attack that lasted over six hours. Officials said a car bomb was detonated close to the entrance of the compound at about 11.30am and was followed by two gunmen storming the building. A number of employees were able to escape during the course of ...

  • Belgium explosion: Man ‘blows himself up’ on football pitch in Stembert, Verviers

    July 31, 2018

    It is believed that this is an isolated act and authorities have been to the victim’s home to ensure there are no other explosives there. The victim has not been formally identified but Le Soir newspaper is reporting it was a former soldier who lived close by. Panorama Steet and adjacent streets have been evacuated and residents ...

  • Security team trains 500th dog for explosives detection

    July 31, 2018

    Will air cargo loads routinely be screened by bomb-sniffing dogs? New York City-based security firm MSA Security is counting on it, as it announced this week that it has trained it 500th dog in the science of explosives detection at its Windsor facility in Connecticut. Under what’s known as the Windsor Program, the human handler and ...

  • TSA Tests 3-D Airport Scanners That May Let Liquids Stay in Bags

    July 30, 2018

    The nation’s aviation security agency is beginning a test at 15 U.S. airports of new three-dimensional X-ray scanners that may someday allow passengers to bring liquids into their bags. The Transportation Security Administration plans to add as many as 40 units — the same as CT scanners used in the medical world — at additional airports ...

  • Bike spark plugs being used to trigger IEDs

    July 30, 2018

    Security forces have stumbled upon the use of commonly available spark plugs in automobile engines being used by terrorists and Naxals to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). A motorcycle spark plug with two electric cables attached to it was recovered on Monday by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) from a site where a large IED ...

  • Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties after blow by own IED in Kunduz

    July 30, 2018

    At least eight Taliban militants were killed or wounded after blown by an improvised explosive device planted by own comrades in northern Kunduz province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military in the North said the incident has taken place in Dasht Archi district. The source further added that an improvised explosive device planted in Puli Moman ...

  • Lockheed wins Army contract for self-driving military convoy systems

    July 30, 2018

    Lockheed Martin has won a U.S. Army contract to develop and test prototypes for unmanned convoys that would shelter soldiers from some of the dangers inherent in moving supplies through hostile territories, a mission behind numerous casualties in the Iraq War. Military personnel will conduct demonstrations using the prototypes developed through the so-called Expedient Leader-Follower program ...