News – August 2020


  • UK: Bomb squad discover over 100 unexploded war ordnance off Cumbria’s coast

    August 3, 2020

    More than 100 unexploded Second World War items were found washed up on the coast of Cumbria. A member of the public stumbled upon the items and immediately alerted the coastguard. Members of Millom’s Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Eskmeals beach, north of Millom, but due to the tide conditions, they were unable to begin the ...

  • UNHCR outraged by attack on camp hosting displaced people in Cameroon, at least 18 people killed

    August 2, 2020

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, strongly condemns an unprovoked and brutal attack on a site hosting 800 internally displaced people (IDPs) near the village of Nguetchewe, in Cameroon’s Far North region. At least 18 people were killed and 11 injured in the incident during the early hours of Sunday 2 August when assailants threw an explosive ...

  • Burkina Faso: Six dead in explosion in northern country

    August 2, 2020

    At least six people, including children, were killed on Saturday evening by the explosion of an improvised device as their cart passed through a region of northern Burkina Faso facing jihadist attacks, sources learned on Sunday. “A cart driven by a group of children exploded on top of a homemade device Saturday at around 5 ...

  • Philippines: 2 soldiers, 1 NPA rebel killed in Sorsogon

    August 2, 2020

    A female communist rebel and two soldiers were killed in a fierce battle in a remote village of Daganas, Bulan town in Sorsogon province. Killed in the clash between the military and communist guerillas were PFC Greyan Andus and Corp. Arnel Divinagracia of the Army’s 22nd Infantry Battalion and an unidentified woman fighter for the New ...

  • India: 11 IEDs detected at West Singhbhum, major mishap averted

    August 2, 2020

    The West Singhbhum district police, Jharkhand Jaguar and CRPF personnel, engaged in flushing out ultras of CPI (Maoists) detected IEDs ( improvised explosive device )planted in a series under Goielkera Police Station area of the West Singhbhum district. Police said that the bombs were found on the road connecting Kurkutiya to Husipi. A police official said ...

  • AMISOM troops remain steadfast amid COVID-19 disruptions

    August 2, 2020

    MOGADISHU – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says its troops have remained steadfast and continue to implement the mission’s mandate despite reducing troop numbers early this year and the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement released Sunday said. Early this year, AMISOM had to reduce troop numbers by 1000, spread across all ...

  • India: Five BRA terrorists killed in Rajanpur raid

    August 1, 2020

    At least five terrorists of the Balochistan Republican Army (BRA) were killed during an intelligence based operation jointly conducted by the Inter-Services Intelligence and Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in an area of Rajanpur district on Friday. According to a CTD spokesperson, a major terrorism bid was foiled when security forces acted on a tip-off about the ...