News – April 2018

  • For the first time since Sept. 11, no new names will be added to the EOD memorial wall at Eglin

    April 30, 2018

    For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a memorial wall for military bomb technicians will not have any names added from action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Ceremony, which honors fallen military bomb technicians from all of America’s military services, is scheduled for ...

  • 11 Madrassa Students Killed In Kandahar Explosion

    April 30, 2018

    At least 11 students were killed and 16 other people, including five Romanian solders, were wounded in a car bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday morning, local officials said. According to Kandahar officials the explosion happened at about 11am local time in Haji Abdullah Khan village of Daman district when a suicide bomber detonated a ...

  • At Least Seven People Killed in Back-To-Back Explosions

    April 30, 2018

    At least seven people were killed in two explosions in Kabul city early Monday morning, local officials confirmed. In addition, 20 others were wounded. The first explosion happened at about 8am local time in Shashdarak area of Kabul city after a suicide bomber on a motorbike detonated his explosives close to an National Directorate of Security (NDS) ...

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe)-threat Emergency Preparedness and Response event to take place in Tokyo, Japan

    April 30, 2018

    The Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) Asia Pacific event is coming to Japan for its third edition! Taking place in the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo from the 28th to the 30th of May, the event is hosted by the CBRNe Society in partnership with the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), the Japanese Science and ...

  • India: Railway Ministry Issues Alert After Explosives Recovered From Train

    April 29, 2018

    Rourkela: A day after huge cache of explosives was recovered from Alleppey-Dhanbad Express in Jharsuguda, the Ministry of Railways issued an advisory to railway officials to be ‘alert’ and take necessary preventive measures. The Ministry has asked senior officials of all the railway divisions including East Coast Railway to take all possible measures through proper coordination ...

  • Islamic State’s propaganda machine crippled in international operation

    April 27, 2018

    A “ground-breaking” international operation has crippled the propaganda machine of Islamic State, the European police agency has said. Europol said the two-day “takedown” action had “punched a big hole in the capability of IS to spread propaganda online and radicalise young people in Europe”. A particular target was the group’s Amaq news agency, which has been used ...

  • Senior Al Qaeda-linked cleric in Syria injured in assassination attempt

    April 27, 2018

    Abdullah Al Muhaysini, a senior cleric with close ties to Jabhat Fatah Al Sham, was injured on Thursday in an assassination attempt in Northern Syria. Security sources told The National that they believe the Saudi-born cleric was being treated after an explosive device exploded under his car somewhere in Northern Syria. Jabhat Fatah Al Sham, the group formerly known ...

  • At least four killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city

    April 27, 2018

    At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the national emergency agency said, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month. Five suicide bombers were also killed in the attack, which Nigeria’s military said had been repelled by troops. Blasts and gunfire were ...

  • 3 killed in IED blast on wedding in NW Pakistan

    April 27, 2018

    At least three people were killed and 30 others injured on Friday by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at a wedding ceremony in northwestern Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan, local officials confirmed. “The IED went off in a house in the Saidgai area of North Waziristan where hundreds of people were gathered for a ...

  • Tech that Identifies Hazardous Chemicals from a Safe Distance is Coming

    April 26, 2018

    series of recent attacks in the recent news cycle has served as high-profile reminders of the danger that weaponized chemicals pose to their intended targets. But the reality which is not as frequently reported is that non-targets in the vicinity of weaponized chemicals at the time of deployment as well as identification and cleanup workers ...

  • UNMAS divers clear Fallujah’s Iron Bridge

    April 26, 2018

    The Iraqi city of Fallujah on the Euphrates River west of Baghdad has seen repeated conflict over the years. Then came repairs to infrastructure including the city’s Iron Bridge until recently spotted, submerged improvised explosive devices – IEDs – made the work unsafe. United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Iraq Senior Programme Manager Pehr Lodhammar describes ...

  • Fears persist as Mogadishu dares to rebuild itself

    April 26, 2018

    At least 3,000 civilians have been either killed or injured by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in Somalia in the past three years. 2017 was by far the deadliest, largely due to a massive bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people. Read more… Source: Aljezeera  

  • EOD Teams Vie for Best in the Pacific

    April 25, 2018

    Being the best Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in the Pacific requires physical fitness, poise under pressure, an extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign munitions, the confidence to face any challenge, and this year… a pair of totally epic mustaches. Every year, the best EOD teams in the Pacific meet at Schofield Barracks to compete in ...

  • Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed

    April 24, 2018

    Indonesia is investigating reports from Islamic State supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the militant group was killed by U.S. air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said. Online messages from Islamic State propagandists viewed by Reuters say Bahrumsyah, an Indonesian national, died after U.S. air strikes hit Hajin, north of ...

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

    April 24, 2018

    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 clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives. In a ...

  • Three suicide attacks rock Quetta, killing six police

    April 24, 2018

    Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing six police and wounding 15 members of the security forces, officials said. One bomber detonated his explosives near a police truck, provincial police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari said. Seven police officers were wounded in that attack. Read more… Source: Reuters  

  • Suicide bombers kill 4 in NE Nigeria mosque attack

    April 23, 2018

    Four worshippers have been confirmed killed following a suicide attack on a mosque in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Bama early Sunday, a local official and the police said. At least eight others were wounded after two suicide bombers, a male and female, detonated their improvised explosive devices inside the mosque during a morning prayer in the ...

  • Suicide bomber kills 57 in blast at Kabul voter registration centre

    April 22, 2018

    At least 57 people have been killed after a suicide bomber struck at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan. Islamic State immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the capital Kabul, which also left 119 people injured. Police said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. Windows in buildings miles away were ...

  • ISIS terrorist plotted bombing of local security service HQ in Russia, killed by FSB

    April 21, 2018

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has killed an ISIS terrorist who plotted an attack on its local HQ and an administrative building in Stavropol. Agents recovered a firearm, IED components, and an ISIS flag from the scene. The FSB operatives attempted to arrest the suspected terrorist in the southern Russian region of Stavropol on Saturday. The ...

  • Afghanistan: 5 killed in mine explosion at Nangarhar

    April 21, 2018

    Five civilians were killed in a mine explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Friday. As per the officials, the incident occurred near Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province as a civilian vehicle hit an IED, reports the Tolo News. Read more… Source: ANI