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  • Chhattisgarh: Lightening strike triggers more than 50 IED blasts, laid by Maoists to ambush security forces

    June 26, 2019

    In a shocking incident, a lightning strike triggered serial IED blasts at Samri in Balrampur district, about 370 km north of Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Sunday. However, no casualties were reported. The IEDs were planted by Naxal terrorists targeting security forces. Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district adjoining the Jharkhand state is known for being one of the nerve-centres for Naxals. According to ...

  • Russian security forces kill suspected IS member, foil terrorist attack

    June 26, 2019

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday it has killed a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group who was plotting a terrorist attack in the city of Saratov in southwestern Russia. The suspect has acquired components for manufacturing improvised explosive devices in a laboratory set up in a garage, an FSB statement said. “The ...

  • China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

    June 25, 2019

    China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian hoped that the donation would help reduce landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in Cambodia, saying ...

  • Angola pledges $60m to fund landmine clearance in national parks

    June 25, 2019

    The Angolan government has pledged $60 million to clear landmines in two national parks that form part of southern Africa’s highly biodiverse Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The country’s environment minister, Paula Coelho, made the announcement June 17 at a conference in London. The government has contracted the U.K.- and U.S.-based HALO Trust to clear 153 minefields ...

  • The Government of Canada Supports Institutional Capacity Enhancement and Gender Mainstreaming Activities in Iraq

    June 25, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a new contribution of CAD 5 million (approximately USD 3.75 million) from the Government of Canada to facilitate and enhance gender mainstreaming initiatives in the mine action sector, while simultaneously developing institutional capacity enhancement in the country. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in ...

  • Royal Navy heroes who do most dangerous job have no memorial

    June 25, 2019

    A project has been launched to commemorate the Royal Navy and British Army heroes who do one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the Armed Forces. Amazingly, there is no National Memorial to remember these courageous and highly skilled operatives, but that will hopefully soon change thanks to two men were based in Plymouth  ...

  • Premature IED explosion kills a group of Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province

    June 24, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device explosion has killed a group of four Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the incident took place in the restive Andar district of Ghazni. The statement further added that a group of four Taliban mine planters were busy planting an IED on a roadside ...

  • Special Forces kill 6 Taliban militants in Nimroz and Helmand, destroy 600 pounds of heroin, explosives

    June 24, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban fighter during an operation in Washer district of Helmand. The informed military sources said Monday that the Special Forces also detained 3 Taliban militants during the operation. Meanwhile, the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during an operation in Khash Rod district of Nimroz province. The sources further added that the ...

  • Taliban’s IED maker among 13 killed, wounded in Farah and Herat provinces

    June 23, 2019

    A coalition airstrike in Herat province killed a Taliban IED maker and wounded another Taliban group member. The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Azizabad Village of Zawal district in Herat. The statement further added that the airstrike killed Ewaz son of Mir Khan, one of the IED makers ...

  • IED expert JeM comader killed in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district

    June 23, 2019

    Security forces today killed a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district when he was trying to ex-filitrate. A joint operation was launched by Army’s 6 JAKLI regiment, SOG and 53 Batallion of CRPF at Bujthalan Boniyar area of Uri last night after inputs ...

  • Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Anambra state, Nigeria

    June 22, 2019

    The Police in Anambra State has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufactured with shrapnel glued together with cement concrete and connected with two wires. Tribune Online gathered that the device which was extended to a nearby bush was detected near a police post at Otuocha-Nando road, Otuocha in Anambra East LGA. SP Haruna Mohammed, the Anambra ...

  • 7 Taliban militants killed, explosives and IED components destroyed in Helmand, Uruzgan

    June 22, 2019

    The security forces killed 7 Taliban militants during the operations in Helmand and Uruzgan provinces. The informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 2 Taliban militants during an operation in Helmand province. The Special Forces conducted the operation in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand. The Special Forces also wounded another militant and arrested 3 others ...

  • The growing threat of IEDs in western Niger

    June 19, 2019

    Over the past seven months, armed groups across Western Niger have executed a series of IED attacks – a first in the area’s ongoing insurgency. The increasing use of IEDs by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Tillabery and Tahoua regions of Niger indicates that the region’s insurgency is escalating and globalizing, ...

  • 10 injured as militants trigger IED blast again in Pulwama

    June 18, 2019

    Army personnel travelling in mine-proof vehicle targeted Eight Army personnel and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. They said the multi-vehicle patrol of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was moving on the ...

  • Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb – government

    June 16, 2019

    Cameroon’s government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. “The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and terrorists with no faith or law,” the statement said. It also said the attack occurred along ...

  • UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

    June 16, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed. Dozens were injured ...

  • Islamists claim double attack in Somali capital Mogadishu

    June 15, 2019

    A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden with the Aamin ambulance service told The Associated Press. He said a car bomb detonated near ...

  • Twelve police officers dead, one injured after IED attack in Wajir, Kenya

    June 15, 2019

    Twelve police officers were killed in Wajir late Friday, when Al Shabaab terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) on the road. A senior police officer in the region said the attack occurred on Saturday morning at Konton centre, and were pursuing attackers who raided the village late Friday and drove away with three police reservists. “They ...