News – April 2016

PKK tries to lay Quran IED death traps
April 28, 2016
Security forces found the handmade explosive on Wednesday, wrapped up in a package containing pages from the holy Quran in a house abandoned by PKK terrorists in Nusaybin in the southeastern Mardin province.

Suicide bombing in central Bursa injures 13
April 27, 2016
A suicide bombing in Turkey’s western Bursa province near the historic Ulu (Grand) Mosque injured 13 people on Wednesday, while the bomber was killed in the explosion.

Drones Could Soon Have Bomb-Sniffing Technology to Fight Against Terrorism
April 26, 2016
Drones continue to be equipped with a lot of cutting-edge technology, but now they have the potential to save lives and thwart terrorist attacks.

Terrorists Lay Land Mines On Farm Land in Nigeria
April 26, 2016
The Defence Headquarters wishes to inform the general public particularly those in the North East that in their desperation to unleash terror on the people, the fleeing remnant terrorists have laid land mines on stretches of farm land.

Rare Deadly Blast Hits Armenian Capital; Terrorist Attack Feared
April 25, 2016
YEREVAN, Armenia — A large explosion tore through a bus in the center of the Armenian capital Sunday evening, killing two people and injuring eight.

Islamic State: Australia fighting a new kind of war against terror group, Taji ADF camp chief says
April 23, 2016
It is well understood that Islamic State is a new kind of enemy, but the head of the Australian forces at Iraq’s Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, describes a new kind of war — albeit one with echoes to the past.

Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi
April 22, 2016
Explosives planted by Islamic State have killed dozens of Iraqi civilians who returned to Ramadi despite warnings that much of the western city remains unsafe nearly four months after its recapture from the militants.


IARPA wants a hand-held laser gun that can detect chemicals 100 feet away
April 22, 2016
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants to develop a hand-held, laser-based remote sensor that could detect and identify chemical weapons, explosives, narcotics and potentially even biological agents – all from up to 100 feet away.


Islamic State ‘Sending More Fighters’ To Europe
April 19, 2016
Belgian authorities believe more Islamic State militants have been sent to Europe following last month’s deadly terrorist attack in Brussels.

Taliban Attack Kills At Least 28 In Kabul
April 19, 2016
At least 28 people have been killed and more than 300 wounded in a Taliban suicide attack on a government security building in Kabul, the Afghan capital’s police chief has said.

Jerusalem Bus Explosion ‘Definitely A Bomb’
April 18, 2016
An explosion on a bus in Jerusalem that left 21 people injured was “definitely a bomb”, an Israeli official has said.

Terror Arrests: ‘Substance’ Found In Birmingham
April 16, 2016
Police have found a “suspicious substance” at an address in Birmingham after targeting a terror cell with reported links to the atrocities in Paris and Brussels.

Taliban destroys Afghan army helicopter in IED attack at military base
April 15, 2016
The Taliban destroyed an Afghan National Army helicopter as it landed on a remote Army base in the northeastern province of Kunar late last month.


Action on Explosive Weapons Under Big Ben!
April 14, 2016
A demonstration of landmine and IED disposal and the first ever mine-hunting drone on Speaker’s Green, House of Commons, Thursday 21st April 2016.


Serim Research announces the immediate availability of its new DISCERN® HME – The Warrior’s Kit
April 12, 2016
This kit is designed for Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel to quickly and easily identify compounds used to make home-made explosives materials with a one step process and potable water.


Boko Haram: soaring numbers of children used in suicide attacks, says Unicef
April 12, 2016
The number of children used in suicide attacks by Boko Haram has soared 11-fold over the past year, with more than three-quarters of bombings now carried out by girls, according to a Unicef report, Beyond Chibok.

One hurt in Morang (Nepal) blast, seven IEDs defused
April 12, 2016
Security personnel in Morang (Nepal) recovered seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the site where a teenager was seriously wounded in an explosion on Monday.


Blast kills Palestinian official in Lebanon
April 12, 2016
An explosion in the southern Lebanon city of Sidon killed an official from the Palestinian Fatah movement on Tuesday, members of the group said.


Five soldiers, 30 militants killed in southeast Turkey – security sources
April 12, 2016
Five Turkish soldiers and 30 Kurdish militants have been killed in the past 24 hours in attacks and clashes across Turkey’s turbulent southeast region, security sources and the army said on Tuesday.


Troops Intercept Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri
April 8, 2016
Nigerian troops on Friday intercepted and neutralised Improvised Explosive Devices of some suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at Madiyari village and Jimini-Bolori village in Borno State.

FSB busts ISIS-linked cell with explosives planning terror attack in southern Russia
April 8, 2016
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained the members of a radical Islamic group, which recruited fighters for Islamic State and planned a terror attack in the southern Volgograd Region.

Nigerian Army Unveils Locally Made Bomb Detonator
April 8, 2016
The Nigerian Army on Thursday unveiled Nigeria’s first locally made explosive detonator, known as Rechargeable Blasting Device.


IDF Bulldozer and Crew Survive IED Attack by a “Miracle”
April 8, 2016
An IDF D9 armored bulldozer was targeted by a massive Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Gazan Border Friday morning, but the vehicle and the two-man crew escaped unscathed in what some are calling a miracle.


Bomb blast in court complex injures 3
April 8, 2016
Three people were injured and several vehicles damaged when a crude bomb went off on the premises of a district court in Chittoor town of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

Navy experts ask industry for handheld bomb-detection devices to image explosives components
April 7, 2016
U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts are reaching out to industry for ways to develop handheld bomb-detection devices able to detect and image the internal components of concealed roadside explosives to help protect U.S. military personnel and equipment.


Denmark arrests four for suspected IS support, two for weapons
April 7, 2016
Danish police said they had arrested four people on Thursday suspected of having been recruited by Islamic State (IS) to commit terrorist violence, and two others of breaking Danish weapons law.

College professor trying to fast track development of TATP bomb detector
April 6, 2016
When U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York held up a Betty Crocker box this past Sunday, he was using it as a metaphor for the deadly TATP mixture that’s been favored by ISIS bombers in recent months.


Nigeria: Soldiers Kill 15 Boko Haram Terrorists, Capture Six, Rescue 275 Hostages
April 5, 2016
Abuja — Nigerian soldiers yesterday killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists and captured six of its commanders as the battle to clear remnants of the insurgents continued with another large-scale recovery of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs.

Combat Engineer 2016 – Prague from the 1 – 3 November 2016
April 5, 2016
The premier networking opportunity for Military Engineering professionals. Hosted by The British Army’s Chief Royal Engineer Lieutenant General Sir Mark Mans.

Wounded Military Dog Gets Highest War Medal
April 5, 2016
A military dog who lost her leg on duty in Afghanistan is to receive the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Demining Palmyra: Russian experts defuse over 100 mines in ancient Syrian city
April 5, 2016
Russian mine disposal experts have begun demining the historical areas of the embattled city of Palmyra.

Endeavor Robotics the Industry’s Leading Ground Robot Company Goes Private to Capitalize on Emerging Opportunities
April 4, 2016
New Independent Company Formerly The Defense and Security Business Unit of iRobot Corporation.

U.S. firm to de-mine Iraqi city of Ramadi retaken from Islamic State
April 4, 2016
A U.S. de-mining company is removing explosives and training Iraqis to dismantle the devices planted by Islamic State in the largest Iraqi city retaken from the militants, a diplomat and two U.S. officials said on Monday.


Ukraine’s desperate attempt to defuse landmines – as more are planted
April 4, 2016
Ukraine has launched an unprecedented operation in its war-torn east to defuse a landmine crisis, the scale of which is only now becoming apparent as former refugees try to reclaim their homes and return to work.


Nigeria: Troops Destroy Boko Haram Explosive Factory
April 2, 2016
The Nigerian army has said troops of 155 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade, on operation Zaman Lafiya Dole destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device factory Wulwuta village.


15 de-miners kidnapped in Afghanistan
April 2, 2016
As many as 15 de-miners were kidnapped in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.

‘Vapor Dogs’ Can Help Prevent Suicide Bomber Attacks
April 1, 2016
To help prevent tragedies like the March 22 terror attacks in Brussels, dogs are being trained to use their amazing senses of smell to detect moving explosive devices.


Islamic State Hijacks Mosul University Chemistry Lab for Making Bombs
April 1, 2016
Islamic State has been using a well-stocked university chemistry lab in Mosul, Iraq, for the past year to concoct a new generation of explosive devices and train militants to make them.