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  • NATO forces take part in mine warfare exercise in Turkey

    November 25, 2017

    NUSRET-2017 drills kicked off in the Gulf of Saros on Saturday with the participation of naval, air and coast guard forces from Turkey and NATO member states as well as other observer countries. The mine warfare exercise, named after the famous minelayer Nusret, takes place in Canakkale and the Gulf of Saros on an annual basis, ...

  • Egypt mosque attack: Hundreds killed in bomb and gun assault

    November 24, 2017

    At least 235 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a suspected Islamic State bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The country’s government has declared three days of mourning following the assault on al-Rawdah mosque on Friday afternoon – one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt’s modern history – which has ...

  • 30 IEDs defused by bomb disposal squad in Jharkhand’s Latehar

    November 23, 2017

    Thirty IEDs, seized from Budha Pahar in naxal-affected Latehar district, were defused by the bomb disposal squad today, police sources said. The improvised explosive devices planted in series were seized by the security personnel soon after the suspected CPI (Maoists) set ablaze a tractor in Mounasilli under Palamau Tiger project in Baresaad Police station limit, the ...

  • Cat hair leads to identity of woman who allegedly mailed explosive devices to President Obama, Texas Gov. Abbott

    November 23, 2017

    A Houston area woman who was angry with the government mailed explosive devices to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, former President Barack Obama and the Social Security Administration in Maryland, according to documents from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Abbott opened the dangerous package himself, but it failed to detonate, and ...

  • U.S. troops train Cameroonian Armed Forces in Counter-IED

    November 22, 2017

    DOUALA, Cameroon – Uniform top already darkened with sweat, Staff. Sgt. Joshua Crenshaw calmly halts the Cameroonian Armed Forces soldier in front of him. “Stop, you’re dead.” It’s 9 a.m. in Douala, and the humidity is pervasive. Crenshaw, an explosive ordnance disposal technician and team leader, is overseeing a practical exercise—one in which the real-life applications can ...

  • Air Force destroys Boko Haram Bomb-making facility

    November 22, 2017

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Wednesday that its component of the Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed a facility being used by the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). According to the Director of Information and Public Relations of the NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya the facility was located in Yiwe, south of ...

  • Islamic State cells now operating in Malaysia, says anti-terror chief

    November 22, 2017

    State terrorists no longer act as lone wolves but have organised themselves into cells in Malaysia, police said today. Special Branch Counter-Terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the first cell detected in Malaysia was the group targeting the “Better Beer Festival” in September. He said the cells usually have between three and 10 members and have no direct links ...

  • Colombian Military Forces Find Hundreds of Antipersonnel Mines

    November 22, 2017

    A joint operation between Colombia’s National Army, Navy, and National Police uncovered 444 buried mines in the southern department of Putumayo. The mines, made with 84 kilograms of ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil) explosives, were wrapped in plastic bags to protect them from moisture. “The discovery, made in early October, is the largest to date ...

  • Israel intercepts massive explosives shipment to Gaza

    November 22, 2017

    Israel has prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Defense Ministry revealed Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom crossing, through which goods enter the coastal enclave on a daily basis. The explosives were discovered thanks to an innovative laboratory set up at the crossing that tests ...

  • UK Security Week reveals unrivalled line-up of international speakers

    November 21, 2017

    World class speaker line-up announced to speak from 6-7 March 2018 The organisers of UK Security Week, the UK’s leading national security event, have announced a raft of high profile, international speakers that will deliver thought-provoking presentations at this year’s World Counter Terror Congress (WCTC) and Ambition conference. From 6-7 March, government officials, the emergency services ...

  • Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links

    November 21, 2017

    The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were targeting Europe. Millions of refugees, buffeted by conflict and civil war, have streamed into Europe in recent years, including an estimated one million who came to ...

  • Teen suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

    November 21, 2017

    At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police. Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives – an act described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a “very cruel and dastardly suicide bombing attack”. He ...

  • Global Clearance Solutions launches Service Division with a focus on the EOD/IEDD sector

    November 21, 2017

    GCS expands its service portfolio in the wake of terrorist attacks and a growing number of conflicts Global Clearance Solutions (GCS) is a leading provider of high quality and purpose-built mechanical solutions for the removal and disposal of landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In response to threats encountered in ...

  • Recent Field Tests Highlight Collaborations for Bomb Squad Response

    November 21, 2017

    Every day, state and local bomb squads place themselves in harm’s way in order to shield citizens and property from potential catastrophe. Many of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) they face are cobbled together from everyday objects with the intent to cause maximum casualties and damage—the reality is they are easy to build, difficult to ...

  • Mines remain festering sore of Bosnian War

    November 21, 2017

    Twenty-two years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Accord which ended the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, landmines from the fighting are still threatening human life. Although mine disposal activities started after the armed conflict ended, the risk from unexploded ordinance lingers in many regions. Over 600 people have been killed and nearly 1,130 injured in 1,754 ...

  • Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats

    November 21, 2017

    Innocuous items such as fertilisers, nail polish remover and even pepper can be combined in a deadly concoction to make home-made explosives (HMEs). This was just some of the information shared during a one-day workshop organised by Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) on Monday (20 November). Course participants – comprising senior management-level representatives from government agencies and ...

  • China donates mine clearance equipment to Cambodia

    November 20, 2017

    China donated mine-clearance equipment, wheelchairs, motorcycles and office equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo handed over the donation to CMAA’s First Vice President Serei Kosal during a ceremony in Phnom Penh. The donation included 18 mine detectors, 18 demining personal protective equipment (PPE) outfits, 18 sets of blasting tools, ...

  • Land mines in Ukraine’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians

    November 18, 2017

     In an overgrown minefield, Yulia Boiko kneels down and starts gardening. Years of war have caused weeds to grow high in the abandoned croplands of eastern Ukraine. Clad in flak jacket and face mask, she uses shears to snip back sun-scorched scrub, removing vegetation one careful inch at a time to avoid hidden tripwires. A small ...