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  • 4 Taliban militants killed, 2 wounded in a premature IED blast in Faryab

    December 19, 2018

    At least four Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Sherin Tagab highway. The statement ...

  • Dedicated mine clearance service now part of Belarusian army

    December 19, 2018

    A dedicated mine clearance unit has been created in the Belarusian army, BelTA learned from Chief of the Engineer Corps, Chief of the Engineer Corps Office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Colonel Andrei Kurakov. According to the source, a countermine service has been created as part of the staff of ...

  • The European Union continues to support explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq

    December 18, 2018

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities and enables humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Across liberated areas, explosive hazard contamination prevents access for humanitarian ...

  • Houses evacuated after improvised explosive device found in Co Meath

    December 17, 2018

    An improvised explosive device has been found and made safe in Co Meath. Gardaí called the Defence Force’s bomb squad to the scene at Brews Hill in Navan in the early hours of this morning. After arriving at the scene at around 3:20am, the bomb disposal team discovered a ‘viable IED’ in a vehicle. A public cordon was ...

  • 71st EOD hosts mass competition, identifies top team

    December 17, 2018

    The 71 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), located at Fort Carson, Colorado, hosted its largest Team of the Year (ToY) competition at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Dec. 2-7, to evaluate the mental and physical fortitude and the technical skill of the best Soldiers its force has to offer. At the conclusion of the competition, team leader Staff Sgt. Matthew ...

  • Bomb explosion rips through Athens TV station

    December 17, 2018

    A bomb explosion ripped through the offices of Greek television station Skai TV in Athens in the early hours of Monday morning. No injuries were reported, however, the force of the blast caused “extensive damage” to the station, Skai TV reported. Two other broadcast stations, Zougla.gr and ANT1, said they received anonymous phone calls at 1.45 a.m. local time, warning that a ...

  • Bomb team detonates Studland beach device

    December 17, 2018

    A controlled explosion has taken place on a beach in Dorset after a device was found washed up. Dog walkers discovered the device, with “Danger. Ne Pas Toucher” written on it, at about 09:00 GMT on Sunday at the Knoll end of Studland Beach. The area was cordoned off and it was destroyed in a controlled explosion ...

  • Registered areas in Kulbus locality, west Darfur declared free of explosive remnants of war

    December 17, 2018

    UNAMID and the Government of Sudan (GoS) on 10 December 2018 officially declared the registered contaminated areas at Kulbus Locality, West Darfur, free of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). This followed the successful implementation of a project to clear the land of ERW and UXO, in line with UNAMID’s mandate to protect ...

  • Five militants killed in blast in southern Afghanistan

    December 16, 2018

    At least five Taliban militants were killed in a premature blast in restive southern province of Zabul, local police said on Sunday. “The killed militants were trying to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road on outskirts of provincial capital Qalat city late on Saturday. But the IED detonated prematurely, killing the five on ...

  • Two soldiers killed in mine blast in NE Nigeria: sources

    December 16, 2018

    Two Nigerian soldiers were killed on Saturday in a roadside mine explosion in the restive northeast near the border with Cameroon as troops repelled a jihadist attack on a base in the region, military sources said. A military convoy on patrol near the town of Gamboru in Borno state hit a mine planted by Boko Haram, ...

  • HEMRL develops device to detect 25 types of explosives

    December 15, 2018

    A group of scientists from High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a device called ‘OPX Revilator’, which can detect more than 25 pure explosives as well as trace of explosives mixtures in mud, sand, sugar, salt and diesel oil. “An explosive detection kit, known as EDK, was ...

  • CMAC meets Thai counterparts over joint demining work

    December 14, 2018

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre and Thai Mine Action Centre met on Wednesday in Thailand’s Sakeo province to select areas to be jointly demined along the border. Heng Ratana, CMAC director-general, said in a statement on Wednesday that the meeting focused on strengthening demining cooperation between the two institutions, especially along the Cambodian-Thai border for the ...

  • EU provides Ukraine with extra EUR 4 mln humanitarian funding

    December 14, 2018

    The European Union has allocated an additional EUR 4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. “The civilian population in eastern Ukraine continues to suffer following four years of conflict. The European Union continues to support all those in need, wherever they are. This is our humanitarian ...

  • AL Shabaab Blows Up Military Truck

    December 13, 2018

    At least three Kenyan Soldiers sustained injuries after suspected Alshabab militants blew up their vehicle using an Improvised explosive device (IED) along the Bothai lamu road. The soldiers who were part of the team involved in an operation to flush out the militants following the recent kidnapping of an Italian social worker when the officers bumped ...

  • Bank robbery involves improvised explosive device

    December 13, 2018

    Two security guards were injured in an explosion during an overnight armed holdup at a Scotiabank branch in northeast Edmonton. Police at the scene said the guards – a man and a woman employed by GardaWorld – suffered significant head and facial injuries in the blast that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday. They also said the guards ...

  • Stricter rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

    December 11, 2018

    Plans to update rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to manufacture homemade explosives. Furthermore, suspicious transactions involving these explosive precursors have to be ...

  • Afghan intelligence service convoy hit by an explosion in Kabul

    December 11, 2018

    Four people were killed and two Nato force members were injured after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated next to a convoy of Afghanistan’s top intelligence officers in Kabul on Tuesday morning, reports say. At least four more wounded were in the blast, which hit the National Directorate for Security convoy as it was returning from an ...

  • Probe reveals use of IED in blast in Karachi: BDS officials

    December 10, 2018

    Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials on Sunday said that Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in yesterday’s blast at ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event held near Gulistan-e-Johar in Karachi. The BDS officials visited the bomb site and revealed that the a low intensity improvise explosive device (IED) was exploded in the ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event. Around 250 to 300 grams of explosive ...