• Cobra committee to discuss spy poisoning mystery

    March 7, 2018

    The Home Secretary will chair an emergency meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee as the Russian spy poisoning mystery threatens to become a security and diplomatic crisis. Amber Rudd is coming under pressure from senior MPs to launch an inquiry into claims that 14 suspicious deaths in recent years are potentially connected to Russian intelligence services. And as Sergei ...

  • Booby trap bomb sparks NI police car fire

    March 6, 2018

    A booby trap bomb has partially exploded in Northern Ireland, setting a police officer’s car on fire, security sources say. Army bomb disposal officers have been called to the scene. Sky News understands the female driver of the vehicle is a serving police officer. She escaped without injury. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says the incident ...

  • German military launches new mission in Iraq

    March 6, 2018

    The Bundeswehr plans to deploy more manpower and expand operations in the region, despite reports of a funding and equipment crisis. Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, plagued by a chronic shortage of everything from combat vests to submarines, is about to launch a new mission in Iraq that will deploy up to 800 soldiers to train local forces ...

  • Three arrested as police investigate report of bomb at Sheffield house

    March 4, 2018

    Police investigating a report of a suspected bomb at a Sheffield house have arrested three people. Officers rushed to Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, after receiving a report there could be a possible improvised explosive device at a house on the road. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of making an IED ...

  • Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

    March 3, 2018

    The U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico, one week after a blast on a boat owned by the same person injured dozens of tourists. U.S. government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and ...

  • 50 Libyan explosive ordinance disposal personnel reach their graduation

    March 3, 2018

    The US Embassy in Libya has announced the graduation of more than 50 Libyan explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that the graduation comes as part of a training program with the support of the US, British and German governments to safely dispose of explosive hazards, including Improvised Explosive Devices ...

  • UN To Reopen Office In Libya’s Benghazi

    March 3, 2018

    The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the mission will reopen an office in the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in years. “We are preparing to reopen a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue to engage with people and residents of Barqa” in ...

  • At least 3 soldiers injured in two Al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia

    March 2, 2018

    At least three Somali government soldiers were injured in two separate attacks by terror group Al-Shabaab near Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday. The police said the three were injured when the militants rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the military base in Afgoye town, about 30 kms south of Mogadishu but were repulsed by ...

  • Burkina Faso attack: Ouagadougou sees gunfire and explosion

    March 2, 2018

    Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses have reported seeing armed men getting out of a car and opening fire before heading towards the embassy. “An attack is under way,” the French ambassador tweeted. Read more… Source: BBC News  

  • Colombia’s ELN rebels kill five soldiers in bomb attack

    February 27, 2018

    At least five Colombian soldiers were killed and more than 10 wounded early Tuesday in an attack by the Marxist ELN rebels near the border with Venezuela, the Army said. The attack came one day after the National Liberation Army (ELN) said it would hold a unilateral ceasefire during legislative elections next month. The government had ...

  • Technology To Screen For Explosive Vests Coming To Penn Station

    February 26, 2018

    Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City’s Penn Station. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday. Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in New York City after a Bangladeshi immigrant injured himself setting off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his ...

  • Bomb disposal unit attends ongoing incident outside Glasgow

    February 25, 2018

    A bomb disposal unit is in attendance at an ongoing incident near Glasgow. Local sources said the Royal Logistic Corps bomb disposal team arrived at the scene in Myrtle Road, Uddingston after a suspicious device was discovered in a close earlier today. Read more… Source: Glasgow Live  

  • 19 NY Army National Guard EOD specialists heading for Afghanistan

    February 25, 2018

    Nineteen Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 501st Ordnance Battalion are headed to Afghanistan later this year, where they’ll serve as the command headquarters for American and coalition explosive ordnance disposal experts operating throughout the country. Friends, family, and Army National Guard leaders said goodbye to the team during a mobilization ceremony at their ...

  • At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base

    February 24, 2018

    At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it described ...

  • EU doubles Sahel force funding but African leaders issue warning

    February 24, 2018

    European leaders on Friday doubled their funding for a force tackling jihadists in the Sahel, but African leaders warned the money must come quickly if it is to be effective. The European Union announced an extra 50 million euros ($61 million) for the G5 Sahel force at a conference in Brussels with heads of state from ...

  • Special Forces troops train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS

    February 24, 2018

    A dozen U.S. troops just wrapped up a seven-week trip to Nigeria, where they trained local soldiers in advanced infantry tactics that, in all likelihood, they’ll use to beat back religious extremist terror in their country. The soldiers, some Green Berets from Fort Bragg’s Security Assistance Training Management Organization and some infantrymen from 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, visited the ...

  • Explosion rocks Kabul, near US Embassy and NATO headquarters

    February 24, 2018

    At least two people were killed and seven wounded Saturday in an attack in Afghanistan’s capital for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. A suicide bomber struck in the diplomatic area of Kabul near NATO headquarters and the U.S. Emassy, Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said, adding that the casualty count could rise. Meanwhile, at ...

  • Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45 – government official

    February 24, 2018

    The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack near the president’s residence and a hotel close by. “The death toll from last night’s blasts ...