News – April 2020


  • Russia: Militant plotting terrorist attack killed in Murmansk

    April 4, 2020

    Law enforcement officers in the Russian city of Murmansk have eliminated a militant who planned to carry out a terrorist attack, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. “Last night, the Federal Security Service (FSB) located an armed militant in the city of Murmansk who planned to carry out a terrorist attack. When special police ...

  • UNMAS welcomes Japan’s USD 236k contribution for life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria

    April 4, 2020

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the generous contribution of USD 236,363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors from landmines of an improvised nature, explosive remnants of war and other improvised explosive devices through humanitarian mine action in ...

  • Russia’s FSB thwarts terror plots in Stavropol and Khanty-Mansiysk Regions

    April 3, 2020

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled terrorist plots that were supposed to have occurred in the Stavropol Region and the Khanty-Mansiysk Region, the agency’s press service said Friday. According to the press service, two members of the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia) were discovered in the Stavropol Region — a local inhabitant ...

  • UAE playing key role in supporting global, regional demining efforts

    April 3, 2020

    The UAE has played a key role in supporting global and regional demining efforts, as well as in reducing the social and economic effects of mines, especially in Yemen, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Kuwait. In observance of the International Mine Awareness Day on 4th April, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, highlights the country’s tremendous efforts to ...

  • The World’s Landmine Challenge Demands Presidential Action

    April 2, 2020

    This Saturday, the United Nations-proclaimed International Day for Mine Awareness, the world will reaffirm its commitment to eliminate the odious threat that mines and unexploded ordnance pose to civilians in 59 countries around the world. The day will find the United States at a crossroads in its commitment to this goal. Presidential candidates have spent little ...

  • India’s NIA to launch its first investigation in a foreign soil after Kabul attack

    April 2, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) has filed a case to investigate the deadly attack on Sikh in Kabul city, it has been reported. In a bid to launch its first investigation regarding a terror attack on foreign soil, the NIA registered its case under criminal conspiracy and terror charges, according to Hindustan Times. An NIA ...

  • Television series inspired Adelaide man to make his own weapons from hardware, court told

    April 2, 2020

    A South Australian man became inspired to try and make his own weapons — including explosive devices and a deadly toxin — after watching a television show, a court has heard. Benjamin John Whitehouse pleaded guilty to possessing a sawn-off air rifle His application for bail was adjourned for two weeks Prosecutors fear he is a ...

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to plotting rocket attack on White House

    April 2, 2020

    A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House with an anti-tank rocket and explosives has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of attempting to destroy, by fire or an explosive, a building owned by or leased to the United States, federal prosecutors ...

  • Sheriff’s Department says two homemade explosives were discovered in Bismarck home

    April 2, 2020

    The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department says they located two improvised explosive devices in a home on Mulberry Lane in Bismarck Wednesday morning. Around 9:00 a.m., deputies responded to a call of a possible bomb in a residence. The Department says that a service worker discovered the suspicious objects while on the job renovating the recently purchased home. Read ...

  • Senior female Afghan intelligence official dies after Kabul explosion on Monday

    April 1, 2020

    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul reacted to the death of senior female official of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security. “Today, we mourn the death of NDS Gen. Sharmila Frough & offer our condolences to her family. For 30 years, she served #Afghanistan. She was a role model, a founding member of the women’s security ...

  • 10 members of a family killed, wounded in an explosion in South of Afghanistan

    April 1, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed or wounded at least ten members of a single family in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Helmand Police Headquarters in a statement said a roadside bomb exploded in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, killing at least 8 civilians and wounding 2 others. The statement further added that the bomb ripped through ...

  • Pakistan: PICSS report shows drop in militant attacks during March 2020

    April 1, 2020

    An independent think tank in Islamabad on Wednesday issued a security report stating that the intensity in militant attacks has significantly fallen down in March 2020. Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) has stated in its monthly security report that the number of casualties in militant activities decreased by 64 percent and injuries decreased ...

  • Dead Drones: How the Army Will Kill Any Enemy Unmanned Aircraft

    April 1, 2020

    Lasers, interceptor missiles and electronic warfare are all fast-growing potential answers to a seemingly unstoppable increase in enemy drone attack technologies. Given the rapid pace of technological advancement, and the seemingly ubiquitous availability of drone technologies, the U.S. military is moving as quickly as it can to keep pace — and stay in front of ...