News – April 2024


  • Mine Authority receives charitable funding from Cambodian Garment Training Institute

    April 30, 2024

    Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Mines Authority, presided over the handing-over ceremony of the charity fund of the Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI), provided by Mr. Robert Hwang, Vice President of the Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC), and Mr. Andrew Tey, Director of the CGTI, ...

  • UK: Warnings over bullets and bombs found on Cowden beach

    April 30, 2024

    Beach goers in East Yorkshire are being warned not to take risks hunting for unexploded bombs and bullets at a former RAF range. Coastal erosion has meant hundreds of thousands of items have been left exposed at Cowden, near Hornsea, in recent years. More objects have been left exposed after a section of the cliff collapsed ...

  • Mali forces kill senior figure in Islamic State affiliate

    April 30, 2024

    Malian forces killed Abu Huzeifa, a leader of Islamic State in West Africa, during a big operation in the north of Menaka. The authorities announced this on state TV on Monday. They confirmed Huzeifa’s death on Sunday after the operation in the Indelimane area but didn’t give more details. Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:  

  • Greece-Owned Vessel Attacked by Houthi Rebels in the Red Sea

    April 30, 2024

    Houthi rebels attacked a Greece-owned vessel in the Red Sea with three anti-ship ballistic missiles and three UAVs on Monday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said. There have been no reports of injuries among the crew of MV Cyclades, a Malta-flagged, Greece-owned vessel. The attack happened off the coast of Mokha, Yemen, the British military’s United ...

  • JFCNP C-IED Mobile Training Team To Morocco

    April 29, 2024

    KENITRA, Morocco – Subject Matter Experts from Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP) conducted a Mobile Team Training (MTT) event on Counter Improvised Explosive Devise (C-IED) in Morocco, Kenitra, Apr. 15 to 19, 2024. This MTT, specifically, included practical C-IED workshops and tailored in-depth intelligence analysis of C-IED related instances and situations. Several syndicate sessions and ...

  • Kenya: Death toll in Mandera IED explosion rises to 13

    April 29, 2024

    At least 13 people were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device went off in Elwak Town, Mandera County. The bomb was laden on a donkey cart when it went off killing the 13, witnesses and police said. This is the second such blast to happen using a donkey cart. But other locals suspect the bomb was ...

  • Việt Nam’s ‘King of bomb disposal’

    April 29, 2024

    Many Vietnamese soldiers, with unwavering determination, contributed to the Điện Biên Phủ Battle Victory that “resounded throughout five continents and shattered the world’s colonialism” in 1954. One is veteran Cao Xuân Thọ, who is hailed as one of the Vietnamese “Kings of bomb disposal” during the resistance war against the French. With his remarkable contributions, Thọ ...

  • NNSA delivers training at German military school to improve the country’s interagency response

    April 29, 2024

    Last month, NNSA’s Office of Nuclear Incident Policy and Cooperation (NIPC); the NATO Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Centre of Excellence; and the German CBRN Defence, Safety, and Environmental Protection School teamed up to deliver emergency preparedness and response training to a variety of German military and civilian responders in Sonthofen, Germany. The ...

  • Libya: 2023 UN report documents 17 lives, mainly children, lost to explosive hazards

    April 29, 2024

    A group of 17 individuals, including 14 children, lost their lives due to incidents involving explosive devices in Libya last year, according to a UN Mine Action Service report. The report, released on Sunday, documented 193 incidents resulting from explosive devices over the past three years, resulting in the deaths of 147 individuals and injuring 243 ...

  • Gaza at ‘most dangerous’ stage amid huge unexploded weapons risk, warns demining expert

    April 29, 2024

    The head of UN peacekeeping and demining reiterated calls on Monday for a ceasefire in Gaza as a first step to returning the war-ravaged enclave to some normality, while mine clearance experts warned that the Strip is now at its “most dangerous period”. “This is the most dangerous period; once people start returning to the north, ...

  • Cambodia: Explosions at military base kill 20 soldiers in Kampong Speu province

    April 29, 2024

    At least 20 military personnel were killed and several others sustained injuries when a series of explosions occurred at a military base in Chbar Mon City of Kampong Speu province on Saturday. Scores of military buildings and homes near an ammunition depot at Military Region 3 base were damaged due to the explosions which took place ...

  • Russia: Two police officers killed in militant attack in North Caucasus

    April 29, 2024

    Two police officers have been killed and another four suffered wounds in a militant attack on a traffic police unit in Russia’s Karachay-Circassian Region in the North Caucasus, the regional branch of the Interior Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, the perpetrators drove up to a temporary traffic police post, threw an explosive ...

  • UK: Aberdeen International Airport Introduces Next Generation Security Checkpoint Scanners

    April 28, 2024

    Travelers at Aberdeen International Airport can now breeze through terminal security without the hassle of removing laptops or liquids. Thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art Next Generation Security Checkpoint (NGSC) Scanners, the largest transport hub in the North East has ushered in a new era of convenience. Departing passengers are now permitted to carry bottles containing ...

  • Azerbaijan: Anti-tank mine explosion injuries one in Aghdam

    April 28, 2024

    A mine explosion occurred in the village of Marzili in Azerbaijan’s liberated district of Aghdam on Saturday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office, and the Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) said in a joint statement. The explosion resulted in injuries to Huseynov Vidadi Vugar, born in 1994, who lost his way with the grader ...

  • Nigeria: IED planted by ISWAP terrorists kills 8 CJTF members In Borno

    April 28, 2024

    No fewer than eight members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have been killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gamborun local Government Area of Borno State. It was gathered that the victims instantly died after they stepped on a landmine suspected to ...

  • Ukrainian Embassy in Slovakia to hand over four underwater drones for humanitarian mine clearance

    April 28, 2024

    The Ukrainian embassy in Slovakia has purchased four underwater drones Chasing M2 Pro Max (with a range of 200 meters) for the State Emergency Situations Service of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said in its Telegram channel. It is noted that the diplomatic mission plans in the near future to transfer the drones to the ...

  • No. 1 threat: Drone attacks prompt urgent $500 million request from Pentagon

    April 27, 2024

    Drone attacks have become the No. 1 threat to U.S. troops deployed abroad, prompting a $500 million urgent request to help erect defenses. Cheap, easy to use, and hard to defend against, drones toting explosives pose risks to troops akin to the IEDs that killed and wounded thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according ...

  • Ukraine: US mine-clearing vehicle M1150 ABV falls into Russian possession

    April 27, 2024

    In a recent development, military assets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine , supplied by the United States, have reportedly ended up in Russian hands. Russia’s TASS news agency broadcast a video showing the retrieval and subsequent storage of three American-made vehicles that were supplied to Ukraine. The machines featured in the video include the M88 ...

  • Azerbaijan: Sapper injured in mine explosion in Shusha region

    April 27, 2024

    An employee of the Azerbaijan National Mine Clearance Agency (ANAMA) was injured in the line of duty. The incident occurred on April 27 in the village of Gaybaly in the Shusha region. ANAMA employee Elchin Aydin oglu Guliyev, born in 1981, was blown up by an antipersonnel mine. The victim received a “traumatic amputation of his ...

  • Yemen’s Houthis damage oil tanker, shoot down US drone

    April 27, 2024

    Yemen’s Houthis have damaged an oil tanker and downed another MQ-9 Reaper drone of the United States as they promise more attacks in opposition to Israel’s war on Gaza. The Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman, Yahya Saree, said in his latest televised video address early on Saturday that “British oil ship Andromeda Star” was targeted in the ...

  • Thailand: Songkhla power plant hit by explosions

    April 26, 2024

    Three loud explosions caused damage to the boiler of a biomass power plant located in Ban Plak Bo area. The Explosives Recovery and Inspection team from Southern Border Province Investigation Division has thoroughly inspected all areas inside and outside the power plant. It turned out that the attackers had placed four improvised explosive devices in gas cylinders ...

  • Ukraine pulls US-provided Abrams tanks from the front lines over Russian drone threats

    April 26, 2024

    Ukraine has sidelined U.S.-provided Abrams M1A1 battle tanks for now in its fight against Russia, in part because Russian drone warfare has made it too difficult for them to operate without detection or coming under attack, two U.S. military officials told The Associated Press. The U.S. agreed to send 31 Abrams to Ukraine in January 2023 ...

  • Germany: Unexploded WWII bomb to be defused near soccer stadium in Mainz

    April 26, 2024

    An unexploded World War II bomb is set to be defused on Friday after it was found near the home of Bundesliga soccer club Mainz 05. A statement from the city of Mainz said the 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) American bomb was found during construction work on Wednesday, before the local area was evacuated. Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up ...

  • Texas: Austin HSEM Launches Regional Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program

    April 26, 2024

    Austin’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is launching a new program in the capital area. The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) is a federal bombing prevention program with over 300 participants trained across cities in Texas. Austin HSEM’s program is unique as it is the first local jurisdiction in the nation to use grant ...