News – August 2019


  • Yemen: roadside bombing kills 2 in Abyan

    August 4, 2019

    On Saturday, at least two Yemeni security members were murdered in a roadside bombing in the nation’s southern province of Abyan, a government official informed Xinhua. The source stated in condition of secrecy, “An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) placed by unknown elements struck a vehicle of the security forces in Mahfed district of Abyan, killing two ...

  • Afghanistan: Attack on TV channel van kills 2

    August 4, 2019

    An improvised explosive device targeting a private TV channel van killed two people in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday, an official confirmed. Nusrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry spokesman, told Anadolu Agency the van was blown up by a magnetic IED attached to it, killing the driver and a passerby and injuring three people, including two staffers of ...

  • Angola provinces benefiting from dual demining efforts

    August 2, 2019

    Over 200,000 square meters of land were cleared from landmines in south Angola’s province of Bie by the National Demining Institute (INAD) since the start of this year, the head of the institute Jose Virgilio Chalissala has said. INAD and its national and international partners removed and destroyed 85 unexploded explosive devices in the province, among ...

  • Thailand: Multiple bomb blasts hit Bangkok

    August 2, 2019

    Six explosions, one near a famous skyscraper, have hit Bangkok as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a regional security summit. Unconfirmed reports suggest that other devices were found across the city. At least four people were injured on Friday when several small bombs went off in the Thai capital, Bangkok, during the morning rush hour, police ...

  • Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

    August 1, 2019

    Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through without being spotted by staff. Last month another device slipped through without anyone noticing. Terrorism expert Neil Fergus ...

  • Isle of Wight: EOD technicians explode ordnance in Shanklin,

    August 1, 2019

    Ventnor Coastguard, alongside the police, and explosive ordnance disposal technicians were called to Shanklin this afternoon. At around 3pm, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to find unexploded ordnance reported by a member of the public. Upon discovery, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, together with the police, cordoned off the area, and issued a broadcast to stop any ...

  • No Second Chances, 155th EOD Flight Trains on Demolition Skills

    August 29, 2018

    Unlike most jobs, making a mistake in the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Career field can be fatal. That’s why practicing different techniques on a training range is so important for EOD Airmen. The EOD flight is part of the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron and has the mission of destroying unserviceable munitions or rendering safe munitions that are ...