UN delivers Explosive Ordnance Disposal equipment to support Libyan authorities in dealing with explosive hazards

Explosive remnants of war lead to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky Read More …

Mine detection dog saves Turkish soldiers before being killed by IED

A mine detection dog named “Hüner” died during counter-terror operations after an improvised explosive device (IED) he found went off in southeastern Turkey’s Siirt province on Wednesday. The eight-year-old dog reportedly saved the lives of Turkish Gendarmerie units during the Read More …

Peruvian Service Members Train on Deactivating Explosives

A delegation of Peruvian soldiers traveled to Spain to participate in a course on explosives deactivation. Ten members of the Peruvian Army, including commissioned and noncommissioned officers, took the course between January 24th and March 21st. Specialists from the Spanish Read More …

U.N.: Denmark adds USD 3.7 mn to Iraq’s mine clearance efforts

Denmark has added USD 3.7 million for landmine clearance efforts in Iraq, the United Nations reported on Tuesday as the country struggles to contain hazards from explosives left over from the war against Islamic State militants. “The United Nations Mine Read More …

Only 6 Indian airports have operational bomb detection squads, audit finds

Only six of the 59 airports guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the country have operational bomb detection and disposal squads, according to an audit by the paramilitary agency, raising concerns about safety measures. Only the security forces at the airports in Read More …