Mexico: Four soldiers killed in ‘trap’ in Michoacán

An improvised explosive device killed at least four soldiers in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday was a “trap” likely set by a drug cartel. The soldiers were killed Thursday on the outskirts of the city of Aguililla Read More …

India: CCTV video shows moments before explosion hit Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Cafe

As the investigations into the improvised explosive device (IED) blast at Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Cafe is underway, multiple CCTV videos showing moments before the explosion hit the popular eatery have surfaced. A blast rocked Rameshwaram Cafe, one of the popular eating Read More …

In-situ comparison of high-order detonations and low-order deflagration methodologies for underwater UXO disposal

The unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the seabed off Northwest Europe poses a hazard to offshore developments such as windfarms. The traditional removal method is through high-order detonation of a donor explosive charge placed adjacent to the UXO, which poses a Read More …

Explosives remain in 5.6 million hectares in Việt Nam

Around 5.6 million hectares, equivalent to 17.71 per cent of Việt Nam’s total area, are still contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of the end of 2023. Việt Nam is among the countries with the highest rates of UXO contamination Read More …

Philippine National Police (PNP) gets bomb disposal robots from US

The Philippine National Police (PNP) unlocked new capabilities as it obtained six advanced Bomb Removal Automated Vehicle (Brave) robots that were donated by United States Anti-Terrorism Assistance. The Brave robots, with a total value of P45 million, were turned over Read More …

Israel: Shin Bet and Jerusalem police thwart terrorist plot coordinated with Hamas in Gaza

The Shin Bet and the Central Unit of the Jerusalem District Police revealed a thwarted terrorist plot on Thursday, planned by two terrorists who coordinated with a Hamas terrorist in Gaza. One terrorist is a 17-year-old resident of Israel living Read More …

Ukraine: Bomb disposal experts destroy Russian 500-kilogramme bomb

On 28 February, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine received a report of an explosive item found in a field in one of the settlements of Zaporizhzhia Oblast on its emergency number. Upon arrival at the scene, bomb disposal experts Read More …

Philippines: Bomb threat drill conducted in Dumaguete city port

Law enforcement agencies on Wednesday conducted a simulation exercise of a bomb threat scenario at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) administration building in this capital city of Negros Oriental to test their readiness and response capabilities. Police Chief Master Sgt. Read More …

Thailand: Joint Exercise Cobra Gold 2024 begins

RAYONG PROVINCE, Thailand — Thousands of servicemembers from the United States, Thailand and partnering countries gathered to participate in the opening ceremonies of the 43rd Annual Cobra Gold exercise, which commenced Tuesday morning in Rayong province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC defuse monster 340kg US bomb in Kampong Cham village

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) successfully neutralised a large US air-dropped bomb in Kampong Cham province on February 27. The 340kg bomb, identified as an M117 US general purpose bomb, was defused by CMAC operatives, in a carefully planned Read More …