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  • Death toll rises to 9 in Kabul attack, at least 20 more wounded: MoI

    May 9, 2019

    The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the casualties toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul city has climbed to 29 dead or wounded. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Thursday that 9 people including a special forces soldier, 4 public protection forces personnel, 1 security guard of Counterpart International and 3 civilians lost their lives in ...

  • Gardai release image of deadly hand-grenade that was seized in Co Meath raid

    May 9, 2019

    Gardai have released an image of a deadly hand-grenade that was seized following a drugs raid in Co Meath on Wednesday. During the search at a property in Ashbourne, Co Meath cannabis worth €2million and cocaine with an estimated value of €420,000 was seized alongside two hand grenades. The Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were ...

  • It could take 100 years to be free of explosives: official

    May 9, 2019

    It is estimated that bombs and explosives are left from the wartime in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide. In some districts in the central provinces of Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị, the contaminated areas have been reported to account for 80 per cent of the area. Since peace returned to Việt Nam in 1975, more ...

  • QinetiQ Wins C$51m Contract with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Unmanned Aircraft System Service program

    May 7, 2019

    QinetiQ has been awarded a C$51m (c£30m) contract to deliver unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that will drive enhanced situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces. The contract will be delivered from QinetiQ’s state-of-the-art unmanned vehicle manufacturing and operational facilities in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The vertical take-off UAS will provide Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) ...

  • IEDs and the Maoist insurgency

    May 7, 2019

    On 03 May 2019, an office of a major political party in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand was partially damaged by an Improvised Explosive Device . Initial reports indicated that the blast was triggered by the Maoist insurgents. Fortunately, there was no casualty. A villager was killed on the same day when an IED exploded in Aurangabad district of ...

  • 20th CES infiltrates illicit lab in exercise

    May 6, 2019

    Three flights assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a readiness exercise at the fire training grounds at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, May 2. The Shaw fire department, emergency management and explosive ordnance disposal units responded to a call only to discover a simulated chemical and explosives lab. “The overall goal is just ...

  • Two soldiers injured in IED explosion near LoC

    May 5, 2019

    Two soldiers were injured on Sunday in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, army sources said. The incident was reported near the Khanthawali post in Kupwara. “The blast occurred when one of the two soldiers stepped on the IED. Both the injured have been shifted ...

  • 50th Annual Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen EOD Technicians

    May 4, 2019

    Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) hosted the 50th annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial onboard Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, May 4. The EOD community from each of the joint services gathered to honor the memory of 338 fallen EOD heroes and add the names of three additional EOD technicians ...

  • Deadly gases may be starting to leak from Europe’s World War weapons cemeteries

    May 3, 2019

    After World War I and World War II, officials decided to dump hundreds of thousands of metric tons of munitions into the oceans around Europe, which at the time appeared to be the most easily accessible disposal ground. Some of those weapons — including mines containing mustard gas — were simply dropped into the Baltic ...

  • 15 commandos, driver killed in blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

    May 2, 2019

    Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday, blowing up a vehicle carrying crack C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, killing 15 of them and the driver in the deadliest attack on security forces in five years in the state. The attack was believed to be in reprisal for the killing of 40 rebels ...

  • Australian guilty of plane bomb plot involving meat grinder

    May 1, 2019

    A man has been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up an Etihad flight in a terror attack, using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired to bring down the flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, a jury ruled on Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty. The plot was ...

  • Adelaide homes evacuated as police detonate ‘Mother of Satan’ explosives

    April 30, 2019

    Police have set off four controlled explosions in the backyard of an Adelaide home, but say the incident is not connected to terrorism. The home at Heytesbury Road at Davoren Park, in Adelaide’s north, was raided by police last night and “explosive-related material” was allegedly found. Properties surrounding the home were evacuated as emergency services prepared to ...

  • Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

    April 30, 2019

    A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit made the package safe. A 33-year old man has been arrested and was ...

  • Explosive hazards in Mosul a major threat for years to come

    April 29, 2019

    The classroom of 13-year-old boys was vibrant, filled with energy, as the final lesson of the day began, addressing a serious topic. One of the guest instructors held up posters of various suspicious objects. Some were more obviously mortars or hand grenades, but others appeared to be fun things, such as toys and dolls. Representatives from the United Nations ...

  • ISIS explosives experts among 10 killed, wounded as IED goes off prematurely in Kunar

    April 29, 2019

    At least ten ISIS Khurasan militants were killed or wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Pech Dara district. The statement further added that ISIS militants were planting an improvised explosive device when the ...

  • India: NIA takes over probe of failed fidayeen attack

    April 29, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe of a failed fidayeen (suicide) attack attempted by Hizbul Mujahideen on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Srinagar-Jammu national highway near Banihal on March 30. Inspector General of Police, NIA, Alok Mittal confirmed they have taken over the case.  On 30 March at ...

  • How We’ll Stop Chemical Attacks

    April 28, 2019

    DARPA has been testing equipment that can detect chemical ingredients in weapons and explosives—before they’re used against us. And it’s almost ready to go. The scene isn’t all that hard to imagine. It’s Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest sporting event, is underway. At least four-hundred thousand fans are standing, stomping and screaming. Far ...

  • Hawaii: Big Island to get bomb squad rig

    April 28, 2019

    Hawaii County is set to have its own bomb squad and vehicle stationed on the island. The state recently awarded a $306,947 contract to Rainbow Chevrolet to provide three bomb squad vehicles, one each for Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Specifications require the vehicle to be a commercial cutaway van 4500 with a 6-liter V8 gas ...