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  • ‘Projectable objects’ in Canada restaurant bomb that injured 15 people

    May 25, 2018

    Fifteen people have been injured after two men walked into an Indian restaurant and set off a bomb, Canadian police say. The male suspects fled the scene after detonating what police have described as an “improvised explosive device” inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, on Thursday at about 10.30pm (3.30am UK ...

  • Sixth Member of Gas Pipeline Clearance Team Killed in Afghanistan

    May 23, 2018

    The body of a man identified as the sixth of a group of mine-clearance workers with the TAPI international gas pipeline who were killed this week has been found in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Wednesday. The man was kidnapped on Monday after his five team members were shot by unknown gunmen in ...

  • 35th Engineers participate in Royal Army of Oman Counter IED Exchange

    May 22, 2018

    The 35th Engineer Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and the 648th Military Engagement Team (MET), Georgia Army National Guard, had the exciting opportunity to engage in a knowledge exchange event with the Royal Army of Oman on counter improvised explosive device (CIED) tactics, techniques and procedures. The event took place at the Royal Army ...

  • 16 Dead in Afghanistan After Car Bomb Explodes as Team Tries to Defuse It

    May 22, 2018

    At least 16 people, including security personnel and bystanders, were killed on Tuesday as bomb disposal experts tried and failed to defuse explosives in a parked car in the southern city of Kandahar, Afghan officials said. Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar Province, said the car had been parked in an auto repair ...

  • Philippines: 5 soldiers wounded in IED explosion

    May 22, 2018

    Five soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), which was allegedly planted by members of the New People’s Army (NPA), exploded on Monday, May 21 in Sitio Patawon, Barangay Cabuyuan, Mabini, Compostela Valley. Captain Jerry Lamosao, Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) chief of the 10th Infantry Division (ID) said the incident happened at 10:55 ...

  • CTD Balochistan recovers massive cache of weapons, explosives

    May 21, 2018

    The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) recovered a large cache of weapons and explosives during a raid in Quetta’s Kili Barat area late Sunday night. Security forces conducted a raid at a hide-out used as a weapon factory by Balochistan Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) commander Salman Badeni and other militants – who were killed in an intelligence-based operation last week. Over ...

  • Troops step up efforts to counter IED attacks on convoys

    May 20, 2018

    Following increased Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks Amisom troops are being trained on how to detect the device that recently claimed lives of seven Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and left two injured two. Major (Rtd) Ray Nzano an associate operations officer with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been training KDF troops on search ...

  • Improvised explosive device thrown at Belfast house

    May 19, 2018

    An improvised explosive device was thrown at a house in East Belfast late on Friday, it has emerged. The device was packed with nails and thrown along with a number of fireworks at the property in the Bloomfield Road area, police have said. Detective Sergeant Rory McPhillips revealed: “When officers arrived at the scene, we discovered that it was in fact ...

  • Armed police seize hand grenades, guns and ammunition as bomb squad descends on lorry in Sussex business park

    May 18, 2018

    Explosives were discovered attached to the underneath of a lorry in Sussex on Thursday. Two plastic cases containing guns, grenades and ammunition were found underneath the HGV, held on by magnets, at Rosier Business Park in Sussex. Armed police and military bomb disposal teams swooped on the area in dramatic scenes. The area was surrounded by officers and ...

  • Reward offered for help finding missing grenades which fell from a humvee

    May 16, 2018

    The US Air Force has offered $5,000 (£3,700) as a reward for help finding a container of grenades which fell off the back of a truck. The grenades were lost as the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces team travelled between test sites in North Dakota’s north west. The back hatch of the team’s humvee opened about four ...

  • MyDefence Launches the WINGMAN 103 – Wearable Drone Detection for Special Operations Forces

    May 14, 2018

    Fredensborg, Denmark, May 14, 2018 – MyDefence is launching its third product in the WINGMAN series of wearable drone detection platforms – The WINGMAN 103 – the most advanced wearable drone detection solution available on the Counter UAS market. The WINGMAN 103 has been engineered to meet the requirements of elite forces, designed to be the wingman ...

  • Surabaya blast: family of five carried out bomb attack on Indonesia police station

    May 14, 2018

    Suicide bombing in Indonesia’s second-largest city comes after a family of six targeted a church, killing 13 A family of five, including an eight-year-old child, has carried out a bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya, killing at least four people and injuring 10, an Indonesian police official has said The suicide bombing comes just one ...

  • Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say

    May 14, 2018

    A husband and wife used their four children in a string of deadly suicide attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya that left seven people dead, according to the country’s ranking police official. The family included two daughters, aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian. The young girls were ...

  • South Africa, Verulam mosque attack: Bomb-like device found at the scene

    May 14, 2018

    Last week’s Verulam mosque attack in Durban sent shockwaves across the country. But it now seems like the tragedy could have been much, much worse. Three worshippers at the religious sanctuary had their throats slit by an as-yet-unknown group of men. One of the victims – Abbas Essop – succumbed to his injuries and passed away on ...

  • Police officers in foiled terror attack in Nairobi rewarded for exemplary work

    May 13, 2018

    29 officers who participated in interception of a powerful Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Merti, Isiolo have been rewarded for exemplary work. The VBIED and other explosives were to be used in attacking a court, Parliament and a church in simultaneous incidents. The suspects behind the incident had driven with the bombs from Somalia ...

  • Nepal: IEDs go off at different places across country

    May 13, 2018

    Security officials suspect that Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal might have planted the improvised explosive devices in different places in a bid to make the today’s bandh effective by spreading fear among people. A bomb went off in Bhatbhateni Super Market in Bharatpur early this morning. Police said that the outer glasses of the ...

  • Coordinated attack ends in Jalalabad city, 10 dead, 42 wounded

    May 13, 2018

    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province confirm that the coordinated attack on Customs Department in Jalalabad city ended with the elimination of the remaining six militants. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the attack ended after five hours of gun battle between the security forces and the assailants. Khogyani further added that the attack was ...

  • UNMAS life-saving work in Iraq continues with support from the Government of Australia

    May 13, 2018

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Approximately 2.1 million civilians are still displaced due to the recent conflict and unsafe conditions to allow their return. A nation-wide intentions ...