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  • Lebanon: U.K. to provide over $2M for land mine clearance

    September 7, 2018

    Lebanon will receive 2 million pounds (about $2.6 million) in aid from the United Kingdom’s Global Mine Action Program, a statement from the British Embassy reported Thursday. The program, under the U.K.’s Department for International Development, will be administered across eight other countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East “to rid some of the world’s ...

  • AFGSC: 2nd EOD works hard, wins first place

    September 6, 2018

    The 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal team won the first ever Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 17, 2018. Seven teams consisting of three Airmen represented bases across AFGSC. These teams completed 10 different events during the competition, including running dismount missions, rendering safe improvised-explosive ...

  • Army Reserve CID spearheads special agent training across military

    September 6, 2018

    It started as a flicker of orange. In an instant – faster than the crowd could register it – the spark turned into a flame and burst outward. The explosion shook through the crowd’s chests and across the ground beneath their feet. Dark plumes billowed out and up, reaching over the rocky mountains of Miramar, ...

  • Britain pledges £46m to fight against landmines after global casualties rise

    September 6, 2018

    The British government will release an additional £46m in UK aid to the global fight against land mines, amid evidence that mine casualties, which had been declining, are rising once again. The funding, the second tranche of an existing £100m commitment, was announced by the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, and is aimed at protecting an additional 820,000 ...

  • Foster-Miller tapped for MK2 IED-detecting land drones

    September 5, 2018

    Foster-Miller has received a $10.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to exercise an option for support of the Man Transportable Robotic System MK2 robotic systems program. Support services covered by the contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, include depot level repair, quality control, metrics, Catalog Ordering Logistics Tracking System data and other ...

  • What the shell? Army bomb squad rush to make explosive World War II mine safe after its found in waters off Kinsale, Co Cork

    September 5, 2018

    An explosive device, thought to be a mine from World War II, was discovered in waters in Co Cork this evening. The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the scene after fishermen brought the shell ashore in Kinsale. The mine was placed on the main slipway of Kinsale Pier which was cordoned off by Gardai. The bomb ...

  • ‘Man detained’ after blast near US embassy in Cairo

    September 4, 2018

    Egyptian security forces have reportedly detained a man suspected of trying to detonate a bomb near the US embassy in the capital, Cairo. A security source said the man was carrying a bag that exploded outside the compound in the Garden City area. The embassy said police had “finished their investigations at the scene” and that it ...

  • UK Bolsters Support To NATO Mission in Afghanistan

    September 4, 2018

    UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Kabul last week and brought with him 100 Welsh Guards, the UK’s ministry of defense reported Tuesday. The 100 troops are the first group of an additional 440 troops the UK committed to NATO’s capacity building mission in Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in July. The UK plays a leading role in ...

  • Army, Coast Guard speedboats damaged after Masbate port explosion

    September 3, 2018

    Two rescue speedboats of the Philippine Army and Philippine Coast Guard were damaged when an improvised explosive device, set up by still unidentified suspects near the Coast Guard office, exploded at the Masbate City Port in Bapor Village, Masbate City, Masbate Monday morning. Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) ...

  • Cardiff woman appears in court on explosives and terror charges

    September 3, 2018

    A woman has appeared in court charged with making explosives at the Cardiff home she shared with her boyfriend and possessing terrorist documents. Natalie Parsons, 51, from Ely, Cardiff, faces two counts of knowingly possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances. The mother of six grown-up children is also charged with four counts of collecting a record ...

  • Two Explosions Shake Kandahar City

    September 2, 2018

    Two explosions were reported in Kandahar city in Sunday night, wounding at least six policemen, officials said. One Afghan National Police (ANP) officer was wounded in the first IED explosion in Kandahar’s PD14. Local officials said the explosive device had been placed in an electrical box. A second IED was detonated when first responders rushed to the ...

  • Suicide bomber kills six people in Somalia capital, Mogadishu

    September 2, 2018

    A suicide bomber has killed at least six people, including two children, after blowing up an explosives-packed rickshaw in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. Houses, mosques and a school are reported to have collapsed during the attack, which the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claimed it carried out. Fourteen people were left in intensive care by the blast, although officials warned both the numbers of dead ...

  • EOD Group 2 Cuts Ribbon on New EOD Operations Facility

    September 1, 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 2 marked a milestone in ongoing construction projects with a ribbon-cutting for a new EOD operations facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Sept. 5. The new building, which will house EOD Mobile Unit 2, EOD Mobile Unit 12 and EOD Expeditionary Support Unit 2, is part of a $39.2 million ...

  • Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast

    August 31, 2018

    The head of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine confirmed that key separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko was killed on Friday, adding that that several “Ukrainian operatives” were detained after the ...

  • UK expands counter-IED support in Africa

    August 30, 2018

    The Prime Minister Theresa May today visited a UK-funded counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi. With the help of the British Army who are working closely with their Kenyan partners to combat terrorism and save lives in East Africa, the facility is expanding into a regional ...

  • West London teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    August 30, 2018

    Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of terrorism offences following a raid on an address in west London. He was originally taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and cultivating cannabis after officers found what was believed to be a weapon and a number of plants at the property. Further searches revealed ...

  • Clearing Cambodia’s leftover landmines: A dangerous job

    August 30, 2018

    Decades after war and conflict ravaged Cambodia, it is still reeling from millions of landmines. They continue to kill civilians and even de-miners. Nic Dunlop reports from one of the world’s largest minefields. The K-5 barrier minefield in Cambodia is one of the largest minefields in the world. Estimated to contain up to 2 million mines, it ...

  • Philippines: 3 die, 34 hurt in Isulan bomb blast; P1M offered for suspect’s arrest

    August 30, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag and left behind by a man beside a parked motorcycle exploded at about 8:34 Tuesday night in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat killing three persons and injured 34 others. Chief Inspector Ronnie Dardo, Sultan Kudarat police spokesperson said a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) saw a ...