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  • Autumn 2018 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 25, 2018

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office for Bombing Prevention, DynITEC GmbH, United States Africa Command, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Armament Research Services (ARES) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED ...

  • ‘Explosive device’ sent to Clintons and Obama – US media

    October 24, 2018

    A suspected explosive device was discovered at the New York home of Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, law enforcement officials tell US media. A suspicious package was also reportedly sent to the office of former President Barack Obama. It comes two days after a bomb was sent to the home of liberal philanthropist and financier George ...

  • How police use a ‘total containment vessel’ to haul away explosive devices

    October 24, 2018

    A little-known device used by police to haul away the explosive material called a “total containment vessel,” or TCV. The TCV is designed to absorb the blast from a bomb. It’s been described as “an inside-out diving vessel.” In 2016, after a pressure-cooker bomb went off in Manhattan, police gave reporters a tour of the high-tech device. “Instead of ...

  • Taliban IED expert’s wife, children killed by own bomb in Faryab

    October 24, 2018

    At least three family members of a Taliban group member was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident took place inside the house of a famous Taliban IED expert ...

  • Estonian Defence forces’ EOD team deploys to Afghanistan

    October 23, 2018

    On Tuesday evening, a team from the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Centre of the 1st Infantry Brigade’s Engineer Battalion will depart from Estonia for another mission to Northern Afghanistan. “You are going on our longest and most dangerous mission,” Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade Col. Vahur Karus said, sending the troops ...

  • MyDefence Demonstrates Drone Swarm Counter UAS Jammer

    October 23, 2018

      Fredensborg, Denmark – On October 12, MyDefence co-hosted the event Electric Storm to demonstrate the capability of the latest MyDefence Counter UAS products for dismounted soldiers. The event featured a live demonstration of the detection and jamming capabilities of the WINGMAN 103 drone detector and the PITBULL Counter UAS jammer. Last month, DeDrone announced the capability ...

  • U.S. Department of State Provides 600 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

    October 23, 2018

    A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects. The projects are part of the nearly 600 million Sri Lankan rupees ($3.5 million) in assistance that the ...

  • Cash machine raiders blow up front of Post Office in Derby

    October 22, 2018

    The front of a Post Office has been blown off after thieves tried to steal a cash machine in Derby. Debris was sent flying across the pavement in Chapel Street, in the Spondon area, and the force of the blast moved the machine about a foot. Police said nobody had been hurt in the explosion and no ...

  • Outcry as a quarter of all hero military dogs are put down for being ‘unfit for service’

    October 21, 2018

    Dozens of military dogs were put down last year after they were found to be unfit for service. A total of 41 were euthanised when they could no longer perform the demanding roles they were trained for. The dogs were found to have illnesses and chronic conditions while others were healthy and judged to be unsuitable for ...

  • 11 of a family including a woman and children killed in Nangarhar IED blast

    October 21, 2018

    At least eleven people, all belonging to a single family, were killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The incident has taken place in the vicinity of Mamand Dara area of Achin district before noon today. The provincial government media office in a statment said at least ...

  • Controlled explosion takes place after World War Two explosive device found in Tewkesbury

    October 21, 2018

    Bomb disposal experts were called after a Second World War-era explosive device was fished out of a river in Tewkesbury. Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary were called after Aaron Lewis from Cheltenham discovered the device while he was magnet fishing along the River Severn at Lower Lode Lane at about 9.10am. Bomb squad officers were called and a 50metre exclusion zone was set ...

  • Suicide bomber kills 15 at Afghanistan election polling station

    October 20, 2018

    At least 15 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul polling station during an Afghan parliamentary election rocked by violence. Ten civilians and five policeman were killed, and more than 25 people injured, when a bomber tried to enter the school-based station – bringing the total reported killed or injured on election ...

  • Seven soldiers injured in IED explosion in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district

    October 19, 2018

    Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Friday. The explosion took place when an armoured Army vehicle was passing through the Tahab area at around 9.30 p.m., on Thursday. “The IED explosion was followed by firing by the militants. Troops inside the Casper ...

  • UN Command verifies mine clearance to disarm JSA in border area of S. Korea, DPRK

    October 19, 2018

    The United Nations Command said Friday that it has verified a mine clearance to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the border area between South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The UN Command said in a press release that it has reviewed and verified the mine clearance works done to date ...

  • Uncovering secret structure to safer explosives

    October 18, 2018

    A team of scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings —  published recently as the cover article in the journal Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics —  open the door to the possibility of tuning high explosives by engineering their ...

  • UNMAS supports UK DFID delegation visit to Mosul

    October 18, 2018

    The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas liberated from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), will continue to impede security and stability efforts as well as development initiatives until these are cleared and rendered safe. A delegation from DFID was recently hosted by UNMAS in Mosul and had the ...

  • Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chair

    October 17, 2018

    An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, in an attack claimed by Taliban militants. Abdul Jabar Qahraman was killed as he prepared for Saturday’s election, a senior government official said, becoming the 10th candidate killed in the past ...

  • Crimea college hit by deadly bomb blast in terror attack

    October 17, 2018

    At least 10 people have been killed and many more wounded in a bomb explosion at a college in Crimea that one witness told local television also involved an attack by at least one armed gunman. The Russian national anti-terrorism committee, a government body, said the explosion at a polytechnic was caused by an “unidentified explosive device”, according ...