News – August 2016

Thai military junta playing a dangerous blame game
August 31, 2016
Four days after the referendum on the military-initiated constitution, Thailand’s major tourist destinations in the south fell prey to coordinated bombings and arson attacks.

Terrorist attacks prevented in Kazakhstan
August 31, 2016
Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee suppressed activity of three radical groups in West Kazakhstan and Aktobe regions which planned terrorist attacks in the places of mass gathering and attacks on law enforcement officers

Plot to blow up mosque with 50kg TNT car bomb thwarted in southern Russia
August 31, 2016
An improvised explosive device found in a car parked outside a mosque in Ingushetia has been rendered safe by way of a controlled explosion, a local law enforcement source told Interfax on Tuesday.

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb
August 31, 2016
A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people.

Department of Defence and Minelab to collaborate on C-IED handheld detector
August 31, 2016
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne MP has welcomed the signing of an innovation collaboration agreement between Minelab Electronics and the Department of Defence today.

4 suicide bombing vests, large cache of explosives seized near Kabul
August 30, 2016
A large cache of explosives and weapons was seized in Kapisa province close to capital Kabul by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence.

Taliban bomb kill own commander and 4 comrades in West of Afghanistan
August 30, 2016
A Taliban commander was killed in an explosion in western Herat province of Afghanistan along with four other Taliban insurgents.

Terror Arrests: Police Given More Time To Question West Midlands Men
August 27, 2016
Magistrates have allowed police another week to question five men arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Booz Allen to Help JIDA Build, Field IED Countermeasures Under Potential $380M Task Order
August 26, 2016
Booz Allen Hamilton has won a potential five-year, $379.6 million task order from the General Services Administration to develop and deploy technologies for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency to counter improvised explosive devices.

Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey
August 26, 2016
A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday.

Royal Marine Arrested In Northern Ireland Terror Probe
August 25, 2016
The arrest is understood to be linked to the discovery of two major dissident republican arms dumps in Northern Ireland.

ATF warns of improvised explosive devices inside trail cameras in Harlan County
August 23, 2016
Agents with Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives and Kentucky State Police issued a public safety warning in Harlan County (Kentucky) over IEDs found in trail cameras.

Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
August 21, 2016
A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more

Denmark votes to help shift Libyan chemical weapons
August 20, 2016
A Danish vessel will transport the last of Libya’s stockpile chemical weapons for safe destruction outside the country.

Five arrested, explosive substances, detonators seized near Srirangapatna
August 20, 2016
The Pandavapura police have seized a huge quantity of explosive substances, including 40 bags (each weighing 50 kg) of ammonium nitrate, and arrested five persons who were allegedly transporting them.

ISIS oaths, AK-47 & 5 TNT blocks: Terror suspect detained in central Russia
August 19, 2016
A terror suspect has been detained in Samara, central Russia, a police source told media. Islamic State oaths, a Kalashnikov rifle and five blocks of TNT were found in the man’s apartment.

Funding cuts, insurgency hamper Afghan goal to clear mines by 2023
August 19, 2016
Nearly 600 square km of old minefields and battlefields remain to be cleared, encompassing more than 3,000 known sites and affecting 1,570 communities, according to the United Nations.

15 detainees to be charged with recent bombings, fires
August 18, 2016
At least 15 people detained for suspected involvement in last week’s bombings and arson in seven provinces will be taken to the police Crime Suppression Division and charged on Friday, the National Council for Peace and Order said.

In 3 days Peshmerga defused 280 IEDs in 11 liberated villages
August 18, 2016
Within three days, Peshmerga engineering team defused over 280 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in 11 newly-liberated villages, but the engineering team needs weeks to clear the entire area, said a Peshmerga commander.

NATO working groups and expert teams will meet in Prague, October 2016
August 17, 2016
In occasion of Future Forces Forum (Prague, Czech Republic, 19-21 October 2016), a project closely cooperating with relevant expert working groups from NATO, EDA and other international organizations, Prague will become a hub of defence and security top representatives

Police arrest German man suspected of storing explosives
August 17, 2016
German police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of planning a terror attack on an east German city, officials said.

Gardaí call in bomb disposal team after improvised explosive device found in Leixlip
August 16, 2016
Gardaí discovered a suspicious device in the rural area of Kilmacredock, Leixlip, Co Kildare yesterday night.

Serial explosions rock Assam – no casualties
August 15, 2016
A series of five bomb explosions by suspected ULFA-Independent militants rocked upper Assam’s Charaido and Tinsukia districts this morning as the state celebrated the country’s 70th Independence Day.

How ‘Second Skin’ Suits Will Protect Future Soldiers from Dirty Weapons

August 12, 2016
MOPP (mission oriented protective posture) suit is the current set of military gear offering protection against biochemical hazards.

Russian Companies Present Egypt With High-Tech Solutions for Airport Security
August 12, 2016
In connection with preparations for the resumption of Russian tourist flights to Egypt, Russian officials have confirmed that they will conduct checks of Egyptian airport security later this month.

Insurgents Planting Explosives On Troops’ Main Supply Route Arrested
August 12, 2016
Troops on operation Layifa Dole in Borno State have arrested four fleeing Boko Haram members discovered to be planting bombs on troops supply route, the Nigerian Army said on Friday.

Thai Resorts Rocked By Deadly Bomb Blasts
August 12, 2016
Devices packed with ball bearings and hidden in plant pots are believed to have been detonated remotely using mobile phones.

Canada terror suspect dead after ‘suicide attack thwarted’
August 11, 2016
A suspect banned from associating with the Islamic State was dead after Canada’s national police force thwarted what an official said was a suicide bomb plot.

Egyptian Ministry of Defence chooses Smiths Detection to provide advanced aviation security systems
August 10, 2016
Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19m by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening to airports across Egypt.

Explosion at hospital on Turkey’s Syrian border leaves at least 50 people injured
August 10, 2016
The blast at Mardin State Hospital near the border with Syria was heard miles away and has left a huge plume of smoke trailing over the area.

Russian FSB foils terrorist attacks plotted by Ukrainian intel agents in Crimea
August 10, 2016
Twenty home-made explosive devices equivalent to more than 40 kilos of TNT, as well as ammunition, shells, and other weapons used by the Ukrainian Army’s special forces were discovered at the scene.

EU Pledges 2.7 Million Euros to Fund Landmine Removal in Colombia
August 9, 2016
The European Union has pledged to provide an additional 2.7 million euros for a major landmine removal effort in Colombia.

2 US soldiers wounded in an explosion in East of Afghanistan
August 8, 2016
At least two US soldiers sustained injuries in an explosion in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

At least 70 dead and dozens injured in Pakistan after bomb rips through hospital in Quetta
August 8, 2016
The large explosion at the gates of Quetta civil hospital in Balochistan took place as dozens gathered to mourn the shooting of a senior lawyer, who was killed earlier on Monday.

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects
August 5, 2016
New research at the University of Rochester might help authorities in the not-too-distant future be better informed in tackling bomb threats and do so more safely.

NATO hands EUR 1 mln worth of demining equipment to Ukraine
August 1, 2016
NATO provided Ukraine with another tranche of material and technical assistance for humanitarian mine clearance.

War Ends but Suffering Remains
August 1, 2016
Since 1998, at least 194 Cambodians have been exposed to cluster munitions in a total of 220 square kilometers in eastern provinces, according to an HI statistic.

Colombia Aims to Be Landmine-Free in Just 5 Years
August 1, 2016
Secretary of State John Kerry told his Colombian counterpart that the U.S.-led international effort to demine Colombia would be complete within five years.