• ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen’: Airman to receive Silver Star for actions in fierce Mosul fight

    January 17, 2018

    The special operations team had been waiting for weeks on the mission to retake Mosul, Iraq. “We were prepared for it, and, finally, it came down that we were going to get the go-ahead on the morning of Oct. 20,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller attached to a Navy SEAL team during the ...

  • 12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack

    January 17, 2018

    The Police in Maiduguri have confirmed that 12 persons were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Daminian Chukwu, confirmed the incident. Chukwu said that a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a crowded market killing himself and 10 other persons. Read more… Source: Nigerian Tribune  

  • EU commends destruction of Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile

    January 17, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) has assessed the complete elimination of Category-2 chemical materials from Libya and transported to Germany for their destruction as “a positive step towards the complete and permanent eradication of all chemical weapons in the country”. According to an EU Foreign ...

  • Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion in Latchford after another Second World War bomb uncovered

    January 16, 2018

    A second controlled explosion has been carried out after another suspected World War Two bomb was discovered at Edgewater Park. Officers from Cheshire Police were called to the scene earlier to deal with the discovery of the ‘unexploded artillery shell’. A controlled explosion was carried out at the site in Latchford, off Thelwall Lane, at around 2.15pm. Read more… Source: ...

  • Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

    January 15, 2018

    At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) ...

  • Another IED recovered on Srinagar outskirts

    January 14, 2018

    Government forces on Sunday detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in Maloora area on the outskirts of summer capital Srinagar, said an official. He said that the IED was detected by a patrolling party on a roadside in Maloora. “A bomb disposal squad has reached the spot,” he said. Pertinently, an IED weighing nearly ...

  • Explosion targets convoy of head of Baghdad Provincial Council, kills 8

    January 14, 2018

    A suicide bomb on Saturday targeted the convoy of the head of Baghdad’s provincial council in the city’s Adan neighborhood killing eight and injuring 10 others. Riyadh al-Azaz, the head of the Council, said that the attack targeted his convoy killing one and injuring four more of his bodyguards, Al-Sumaria TV, an Iraqi media reported. The attack ...

  • Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

    January 12, 2018

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft. This Accelerator competition is part of the wider Department for Transport and Home Office Future Aviation ...

  • Leading X-ray Technologies

    January 11, 2018

    Vidisco celebrates thirty years of delivering a field-proven line of advanced portable X-ray solutions, while striding towards newer solutions and breakthrough technologies. The Milipol 2017 homeland security event was yet another turning point for Vidisco, who demonstrated another advanced, smart, and easy-to-use line of products designed to meet all customer needs. Visitors to the stand experienced ...

  • Several houses evacuated after ‘viable explosive device’ discovered in Drogheda

    January 10, 2018

    The army’s bomb squad has made safe a viable improvised explosive device (IED) in Drogheda. The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was deployed to a residential area in the Co Louth town last night. After the team arrived at the scene at 11.40pm, a cordon was put in place and several houses were evacuated ‘to ensure public ...

  • Germany boosts support for clearing mines, explosives in Iraq

    January 10, 2018

    Germany has contributed a total of €44.2 million euros (about $52.5 million) to the United Nations Mine Action Service in Iraq for the clearance of mines and explosives. “Mine action saves lives. The German government is committed to mine action in Iraq and will continue to support UNMAS to work closely with the Government of Iraq ...

  • Soldiers kill two female suicide bombers, arrest another

    January 10, 2018

    Soldiers in Gamboru-Ngala village of Borno State on Tuesday morning averted a major disaster when they intercepted and killed two suspected female suicide bombers. The suspects were trying to invade the community with explosives strapped on their bodies, the army said. A third teenage girl who probably opted out of the deadly mission was later arrested ...

  • 1 soldier slain, 3 civilians wounded by IEDs in Maguindanao, Philippines

    January 10, 2018

    A soldier was killed and three civilians, including a child, were wounded in separate bombings in the towns of Datu Hoffer and Datu Unsay, Maguindanao on Tuesday, authorities said. The civilians, including a 10-year old child, were hurt in the first blast, which happened around 6 a.m. on the Decalungan Bridge in Datu Hoffer. Read more… Source: Interacsyon  

  • Explosives found in central Mumbai where excavation work was under way

    January 10, 2018

    Explosives were found in Mumbai central area where excavation was underway for metro work. Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) was summoned and the explosives were retrieved from the debris. Local police said the explosives were crude bombs and they were diffused by BDDS and the area was secured. The diffused bombs will be sent to a ...

  • Dating website couple guilty of Islamic State Christmas plot

    January 9, 2018

    A couple who met on an online dating website have been found guilty of plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack over Christmas. Munir Mohammed, 37, enlisted the help of pharmacist Rowaida el-Hassan on after volunteering for a lone wolf mission directed by a man he believed was an IS commander on Facebook. Mohammed, a Sudanese asylum seeker ...

  • Re-emergence of JeM, use of IEDs shake security grid in Kashmir

    January 8, 2018

    The re-emergence of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit on the militancy scene in Kashmir has shaken the security grid that fears more fidayeen attacks and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts in future. The sources in the security grid said that re-introduction of remote-controlled IED in Sopore on January 6 that resulted in the death of four Indian Reserve ...

  • Russian army repels attack by 13 militant drones on its Syrian compounds – MoD

    January 8, 2018

    The Russian military has successfully repelled an attack by as many as 13 drones, launched by militants on its compounds in Syria, Moscow said. No casualties are reported.The militants launched their assault during the night on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement. The Russian Kheimim Airbase in the Syrian Latakia province was attacked by 10 ...

  • Three civilians injured in roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad

    January 8, 2018

    Three civilians were injured Monday in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alsumaria News, the source said, “A roadside explosive charge went off near a popular market at al-Nahrawan area in southeastern Baghdad, leaving three civilians injured.” “A security force rushed to the blast site and carried the ...