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  • 4 Taliban IED planters blown up by own explosives in Paktia

    May 13, 2018

    At least four Taliban insurgents planting Improvised Explosive Devices were killed after they were blown up by own explosives in southeastern Paktia province. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning in Malang Dand area of Ahmadabad district. The statement further added that the militants were ...

  • Another huge wartime bomb defused in Hong Kong

    May 11, 2018

    Local police finished defusing a World War II bomb on Friday in a construction site in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, after 20 hours of operation, the third time in the same location this year. The bomb was discovered at around 16:30 local time (0830 GMT) on Thursday at the construction site in downtown Hong ...

  • 2ID EOD Team Blows Away the Pacific Competition

    May 11, 2018

    Using radio signals and a remote control, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier drives a heavy-duty robot down range to disarm an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). His partner approaches the IED dressed in a bomb suit and armed with a percussion actuated neutralizer to remove the threat. This scenario is one of many designed to prepare the ...

  • Seven soldiers killed in IED blast in southern Somalia

    May 10, 2018

    Seven Somali soldiers were killed and two others injured on Thursday when a military vehicle ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) in Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, officials said. A police officer, who did not want to be named, told Xinhua by phone that the soldiers were traveling outside Wanlaweyn town when the attack happened. Read ...

  • New Zealand: Big boom in bomb disposal callouts

    May 9, 2018

    The number of callouts by the Army’s crack bomb disposal team have almost tripled in the first quarter of 2018, new figures reveal, continuing an upward trend over the last three years. The Defence Force’s E Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD) were called out 330 times in the first three months to March, compared to ...

  • 7 KDF soldiers killed in Kenya-Somalia border

    May 8, 2018

    Seven Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were killed on Sunday, May 6, after their vehicle was blown off by a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED). TUKO.co.ke understands two other soldiers sustained serious injuries in the incident which took place in Dhobley town, located between the border of Kenya and Somalia. The officers are reported to have ...

  • US Navy, RSNF Conclude Underwater MCM and C-IED Subject Matter Expert Exchange

    May 7, 2018

    Royal Saudi Special Forces and U.S. Navy Expeditionary Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Company completed an MCM and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) subject matter expert exchange on May 5, 2018. The bilateral exchange commenced on April 24, 2018 and took place in order to enhance the sharing of standard operating procedures to safely execute high risk MCM operations. ...

  • IED Blast Targets Registration Center In Khost, 17 Killed

    May 6, 2018

    Seventeen people, among them a woman, were killed and 33 others wounded when a mine went off inside an election-related facility in Khost province, Khost police chief Abdul Mannan confirmed on Sunday. The IED reportedly was placed inside a mosque which was a facility center for registering voters. So far no group including Taliban has claimed responsibility ...

  • UK airports to add explosive detection dogs to screen cargo

    May 6, 2018

    British officials say dogs trained to detect explosives are being deployed at airports to screen cargo for possible devices. The Department of Transport said Sunday that each dog has been trained for 12 months to be able to detect small traces of explosives. They will be based in airport cargo sheds to screen large volumes of ...

  • U.S. asks foreign airports to strengthen passenger electronics screening

    May 4, 2018

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants foreign airports to tighten screening of U.S.-bound passengers’ carry-on electronics and adopt U.S. domestic security procedures instituted last year, according to officials and a memo to foreign airports. Amid growing concerns about the possibility of hidden explosives, TSA began stricter scrutiny of electronic devices by U.S. travelers last summer. In July ...

  • WMCTU: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    May 3, 2018

    A Coventry man has been arrested today (Thursday 3 May) on suspicion of committing terrorism offences. The 20-year-old had previously been detained under the Explosives Act last Tuesday (24 April) before being released pending investigation. Today’s arrest is on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of ...

  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons – including IEDs – seized from city gang targeted in raids

    May 3, 2018

    A terrifying arsenal of weapons – including two Improvised Explosive Devices – have been discovered by police in a gangland investigation which led to a series of raids this morning. The crudely made IEDs, believed to have been stashed for use against criminal rivals, were among a haul of 13 guns and more than 200 rounds ...

  • DHS, S&T, TSA Announce Innovation Solicitation

    May 2, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under  S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening. ”The new solicitation seeks solutions from startups that recognize, ...

  • Indian Army demonstrates skills in radio controlled IED at Harimau Shakti

    May 2, 2018

    The Indian Army on Wednesday demonstrated training on the assembling of a radio controlled explosive device for Malaysian Army on third day of their first-ever joint military exercise “Harimau Shakti” at Wardieburn camp in Kuala Lumpur. The two-week long military exercise signifying the merger of the Indian and Malaysian contingents under one commander. The Indian Army ...

  • UNODC and ICAO sign partnership to strengthen airport security against crime, terrorist threats

    May 2, 2018

    The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, signed a memorandum of understanding today to enhance the security of international air transport systems to counter transnational organized criminal networks and terrorist groups. “The partnership between UNODC and ...

  • Nigeria confirms 27 dead from NE twin blasts

    May 2, 2018

    Nigeria’s restive northeastern Adamawa state government Tuesday confirmed 27 dead and 56 injured from the twin blasts in Mubi town. Ahmad Sajoh, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, said in a statement that the 56 injured persons were admitted to hospital. Two suicide bombers carried out the attacks, he added. Read more… Source: XINHUANET  

  • Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack hits 16, ISIS claims responsibility

    May 2, 2018

    16 people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on the Tripoli-based High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Ghout Al-Shaal on Wednesday morning. IS (also known as ISIS) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack on their media platform “Wilayat Trabulus” and Reuters also cited Amaq (ISIS media platform) as claiming the terrorist attack. The ...

  • Request for Information (RFI) For Countering Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (CVIED)

    May 1, 2018

    This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the United States Government to contract for any ...