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  • 5 Taliban militants killed while planting IED on a roadside in Farah

    October 9, 2018

    At least five Taliban militants were blown up by own explosives as they were placing an Improvised Explosive Device on a roadside in western Farah province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Posht Rod district. The statement further added that five Taliban militants, ...

  • Harris Corporation’s T7 Robot Achieves Major Milestone; Passes Qualification Testing for UK MOD EOD Program

    October 9, 2018

    Highlights: T7 completes rigorous qualification testing and is ready for U.K. MOD user testing Integrates new capabilities to advance the state-of-the-art in robotics for EOD missions Well positioned for global heavy EOD robot market, including U.S. Army CRS-H program (Harris Booth #7427 at AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition) — Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) T7 robot has passed a rigorous series of qualification tests, ...

  • Huge explosion at Ukraine ammunition dump leads to evacuation of thousands of people

    October 9, 2018

    A huge explosion and fires have hit an ammunition dump in Ukraine. Around 12,000 people were evacuated after a defence ministry ammo depot near the town of Ichnya, in the Chernigov region, blew up. There were two to three explosions a second, officials said. No casualties were reported. Ukraine’s state security service said it was investigating possible sabotage, and the defence ministry’s ...

  • FSB busts underground arms trafficking syndicate in northwestern Russia

    October 9, 2018

    Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, has uncovered a clandestine gunrunning gang in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, the capital of Russia’s northwestern Karelia Region, the FSB Public Relations Center informed TASS. “The Russian Federal Security Service has foiled the activities of an inter-regional syndicate involved in the manufacture and sale of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), firearms ...

  • Top U.S. commander in South Korea shows support for land mine removal in DMZ

    October 9, 2018

    The top U.S. commander in South Korea offered his “full support” for the inter-Korean removal of land mines from the no man’s land that bisects the peninsula. U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks said Tuesday the demining operations will aid in efforts to recover the remains of troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War as well as ...

  • Indra signs contract to supply a deployable forensic laboratory capability to Australia

    October 9, 2018

      It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle focussed on the defence and transport technology sector. Navigation aid systems produced in Australia are exported worldwide. Sydney, October ...

  • ISIS booby-trapped hospitals, schools and kids’ playgrounds with explosives as they fled Iraq

    October 8, 2018

    Terror state killers have wired multiple graves of up to 4,000 dead men, women and children with devices in a bid to kill heart-broken relatives desperate to retrieve remains for proper burial. The gruesome tactic – now being uncovered across liberated ISIS territory – is being dealt with by UN de-mining forces funded by vital Dfid ...

  • Miniature IEDs seized from Maoists’ possession in Sukma

    October 7, 2018

    Sukma police calls it a major lead as there were large number of IEDs recovered later from several parts of the region, based on the statement given by those apprehended who pointed out spots of IEDs planted to harm security forces in upcoming elections. “It is for the first time that police recovered micro IEDs from their ...

  • UNAMA Special Report On Increasing Harm To Civilians From IEDs

    October 7, 2018

    nti-government elements must immediately end the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of all improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in areas frequented by civilians, said UNAMA in a special human rights report released today. The special report – titled “Increasing Harm to Afghan Civilians form the Deliberate and Indiscriminate Use of Improvised Explosive Devices” – documents a sharp increase ...

  • AMISOM, Partners Meet To Devise Strategies on Countering Potent Threat From IEDs

    October 3, 2018

    The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and key international partners have concluded a meeting in Mogadishu, convened to devise ways of reducing the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Somalia. The meeting, a follow-up to a similar one held in April 2018, deliberated on specific threats, the dynamism of the threats; and explored ...

  • Suicide Bomber Targets Election Rally In Nangarhar; 13 Killed

    October 2, 2018

    An suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an election campaign rally of a parliamentary candidate in Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon. Local officials said the incident took place in Kama district where a candidate, Nasir Mohmand, was hosting dozens of people to explain his plans. Provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said the explosion was a suicide bomb ...

  • Pakistan: Bomb blast hits two soldiers

    October 2, 2018

    Two soldiers were injured in an IED explosion in Mohmand. They were in tehsil Safi and were part of the Bomb Disposal Unit. They were transported by helicopter to a trauma centre at 10am on October 1, Monday. One of them is in critical condition with a splinter injury and the other is also critical with a head injury and ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2019 – The UK’s Leading National Security Event, 5-6 March 2019, Olympia, London

    October 2, 2018

    Security & Counter Terror Expo is a world-class showcase of the capabilities, strategies and intelligence to keep nations, infrastructure, business and people safe. Stepping into a New Decade After celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Security & Counter Terror Expo is launching a brand new decade with its 2019 edition. The goal of the 2019 campaign is to see a ...

  • North and South Korea begin removing landmines along their heavily fortified border as part of peace summit deal

    October 2, 2018

    The two Koreas started removing landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border on Monday as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions. The agreement between the nations – which are technically still at war – was reached at a meeting in North Korea‘s capital Pyongyang last month. The summit was the third this year ...

  • Cotabato bombing foiled after soldiers tipped off

    October 1, 2018

    Soldiers, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, foiled an attempt to bomb Cotabato City on Monday morning after they intercepted a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) loaded on a passenger jeepney. Major Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said soldiers flagged down a “Lawin” passenger jeepney as it passed by a ...

  • Landmine kills three boys playing in an ‘abandoned house’ in Ukraine

    September 30, 2018

    Three boys have been killed after triggering a landmine in eastern Ukraine. The boys, aged between 13 and 15, were from Horlivka, a city controlled by separatist forces. The town’s mayor, Ivan Prikhodko, wrote on social media that a 10-year-old boy is also in hospital with shrapnel injuries. Mr Prikhodko told AFP: “They found an abandoned house and ...

  • Meet the bomb squad chief who has protected Hong Kong from more than 300 explosives

    September 30, 2018

    Ready to retire after 30 unforgettable years with police force helping protect city, senior superintendent believes not in luck but discipline From serving as a personal bodyguard for Hong Kong’s last British governor to overseeing the city’s bomb squad to protect it from more than 300 explosives, Tony Chow Shek-kin is no stranger to danger. “Everyone’s afraid ...

  • Homes evacuated as Army bomb squad deal with incident in Dublin

    September 30, 2018

    Residents in a north Dublin housing estate have been asked to leave their homes as the Army’s bomb squad deal are dealing with an incident. Residents in Yellow Road, Whitehall were asked to leave their homes shortly after 10pm after gardai were called to the area. Members of the Defence Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit have ...