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  • Philippines: 3 die, 34 hurt in Isulan bomb blast; P1M offered for suspect’s arrest

    August 30, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag and left behind by a man beside a parked motorcycle exploded at about 8:34 Tuesday night in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat killing three persons and injured 34 others. Chief Inspector Ronnie Dardo, Sultan Kudarat police spokesperson said a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) saw a ...

  • Soldiers get up to speed on unique command

    August 29, 2018

    More than 50 Soldiers and civilians received first-hand information about a one-of-a-kind Army unit during their onboarding briefings Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Leaders from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command briefed new teammates who had arrived during the summer rotation season. “I need each of you to understand both our multiple, and ...

  • Blast kills 7 security personnel in Burkina Faso

    August 29, 2018

    Seven members of the security forces were killed early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources said. The fatalities were gendarmes and troops who had been sent to the town of Pama as reinforcements after a police station there came under attack, they said. “Seven members of the defence and ...

  • UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

    August 29, 2018

    The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa May said today. The new Partnership will lay the foundations for us to step up efforts to ...

  • Five soldiers killed, 10 others injured in Lamu County, Kenya

    August 29, 2018

    Five KDF soldiers were killed in an explosion in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road. 10 more soldiers were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area. Confirming the incident, KDF Spokesperson ...

  • Device fitted under police officer’s car ‘had high-grade explosives’

    August 28, 2018

    A bomb planted under an off-duty policeman’s car contained over 300 grammes of high-grade explosives, a court has heard. The details emerged at the trial of Co Armagh man Sean McVeigh who denies the attempted murder of the PSNI officer at his home in Co Londonderry over three years ago. McVeigh, 37, of Victoria Gardens, Lurgan, ...

  • Time bomb was used in Hyderabad twin blasts

    August 28, 2018

    The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) here found that Indian Mujaheedin (IM) operatives, who triggered the twin blasts at the popular Gokul Chat eatery and Lumbini Park Laserium, used time bombs for executing their operation successfully in August 2007. They had planted bombs at three places – Gokul Chat, Lumbini Park and on a motorcycle in front ...

  • Trio accused of Melbourne terror plot ‘purchased IED components and machetes’

    August 28, 2018

    Three men accused of conspiring to “wage violent jihad” in Melbourne were motivated by the belief they would die as martyrs and enter paradise, a Supreme Court trial has been told. Hamza Abbas, 23, Ahmed Mohamed, 25 and Abdullah Chaarani, 27, faced day one of their trial today. They have each been charged with conspiracy to prepare ...

  • Humboldt County, CA: Homemade Explosive Device Found in McKinleyville Field

    August 28, 2018

    A homemade explosive device found in a McKinleyville field Monday afternoon by a person doing landscaping work was rendered safe by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Team. The device was found on the 1800 block of Murray Road, east of Central Avenue, around 2:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office is reminding residents not to pick ...

  • Kenya: Theresa May’s Thursday Visit to Kenya Key in Strengthening UK Relations

    August 27, 2018

    Talks on enhancing the fight against terrorism in Kenya and the region will largely feature during British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit in the country this week. May, in a first visit by a British premier in 30 years will arrive in the country on Thursday for bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more… Source: AllAfrica  

  • 3 security personnel injured in SW Pakistan blast

    August 26, 2018

    At least three security personnel were injured when a blast hit a vehicle of security forces in Pakistan’s southwest Mastung district of Balochistan province late Saturday night, local reports said. According to the reports, the vehicle carrying officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police was passing through a market area of Mastung district when ...

  • Afghan officials say Islamic State leader was killed in joint operations airstrikes

    August 26, 2018

    The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security said Saad Arhabi, also known as Abu Saad Orakazai, died in a joint operation with coalition forces ...

  • Suicide bomber kills three near election office in Afghanistan’s east, official says

    August 25, 2018

    A suicide attacker killed at least three people on Saturday by detonating explosives near the office of Afghanistan’s election commission in the eastern city of Jalalabad, where dozens of protesters had gathered, an official said. The protesters had gathered in support of a parliamentary candidate who electoral officials had disqualified over his suspected links with illegal ...

  • NATO Names Canadian General to Head Alliance’s Iraq Mission

    August 24, 2018

    Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin of the Canadian army will lead the new NATOmission in Iraq. Alliance heads of state approved the NATO mission during July’s summit in Brussels. The mission will continue NATO’s efforts to train Iraqi forces as they work to prevent a return of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or similar terror groups, alliance ...

  • QinetiQ North America selected by U.S. DOD for U.S. Army Route Clearance and Interrogation System Type 1 Robotics Contract

    August 24, 2018

    QinetiQ Group plc today announced that its US business, QinetiQ North America (QNA), has been awarded a contract for the Route Clearance and Interrogation Systems (RCIS) Type 1 robotics programme. More information can be found on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) website. About QinetiQ North America QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the ...

  • Army EOD soldiers will soon get a whole new kit — and new robots

    August 23, 2018

    The explosive ordnance disposal community has played a key role in operations in recent wars, and that role will only grow as the Pentagon shifts its focus to major combat operations against near-peer threats. With that growing role, the equipment those EOD technicians carry with them will change, too. At the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Global EOD Symposium recently, multiple ...

  • Yemen’s hidden menace, the decades-long struggle ahead to clear the country of landmines

    August 22, 2018

    The threat of mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war, known as ERWs, left behind in the fighting is the untold threat facing civilians in Yemen.  Saudi Arabia said this week that the Houthis had laid about a million landmines and IEDs across Yemen since the war broke out in 2015. On the other side of the country Yemeni government officials said ...

  • More than 30 K-9 teams from across Texas conduct explosives training in San Antonio

    August 21, 2018

    More than 30 law enforcement K-9 teams from across Central and South Texas conducted explosive-detection training in San Antonio Tuesday morning. The San Antonio Airport’s Police K-9 Explosives Detection Unit hosted the training session at the San Antonio Independent School District’s Alamo Stadium. Robert Gonzalez, field K-9 coordinator of Homeland Security, said the training is important for both handlers and the ...