Two Belgian soldiers injured by makeshift explosive in Mali

Two Belgian soldiers currently serving in Mali were injured when their vehicle drove over a makeshift explosive, Belgium’s defence minister said. Both soldiers were hospitalised in Gao a town near the border with Nigeria, located some 1,000 kilometres east of Read More …

Soldiers could soon use VR to practice recognizing IEDs

While UCF staff member Shane Reynolds leads his avatar with his iPad through a virtual minefield, small beeps and whistles reveal the plague of the modern war zone: improvised explosive devices or IEDs. He has to take his time to Read More …

Japan grants Rs. 219 million for humanitarian demining in North Sri Lanka

The Japanese Government has provided a total sum of US$ 1,266,825 (approx. Rs. 219 million) for the SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, a communique issued by the Read More …

Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come Read More …

Suicide bombers attack telecommunication ministry compound in Kabul city

The security officials have confirmed that a group of suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack targeting the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in Kabul city at around noon time today. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi Read More …

Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft Read More …