News – August 2022


  • 65th EOD provides services to the military and civilian community in Alaska

    August 31, 2022

    Fort Wainwright –The 65th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, known casually as the Far North Bomb Squad, is an Army unit based at Fort Wainwright. While their daily work and operations primarily support the Army and Department of Defense, they also provide regular assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the northern half of ...

  • Northern Ireland: Portadown alert after World War Two grenade discovered

    August 31, 2022

    A bomb alert is ongoing in County Armagh after the discovery of what is believed to be a World War Two grenade. People are being asked to avoid the towpath area at Bridge Street in Portadown. Army bomb disposal experts are at the scene and police said they have been working to clear the area. Read more… Source: BBC ...

  • 3DX-Ray Exhibits at the International Security Expo 2022

    August 31, 2022

    Join 3DX-Ray at the International Security Expo 2022 at Olympia, London on the 27-28 September, 2022. Meet the team on stand number F70 and learn about our family of x-ray scanning security systems, which offer powerful, flexible, and adaptable force multiplier tools to any security professionals, whether they are civilian, military or law enforcement! We have three ...

  • Lightning Dragon Soldiers train to battle all hazards during large scale combat operations

    August 30, 2022

    FORT STEWART, Ga. – U.S. Army Chemical Corps Soldiers trained to keep troops in the fight following a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack during large scale combat operations against a near peer competitor. The 83rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion “Lightning Dragons” honed their skills for a wide variety of missions during a battalion ...

  • Azerbaijani deminer injured in mine blast in Gubadli District

    August 30, 2022

    An Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency employee was injured in a mine blast in the Gubadli District, Azernews reports, citing the agency. Nacmaddin Huseynov (38), the agency’s mine-detecting dog guide, suffered minor injuries as a result of an anti-personnel mine detonation on August 30. Dina, a Belgian Malinois dog involved in demining, has died, the report adds. The ...

  • UK calls for the end of cluster munitions use around the world

    August 30, 2022

    Actor and UN Ambassador Daniel Craig and FCDO Minister Graham Stuart MP will today call for the end of cluster munition use around the world at an international conference chaired by the UK. Cluster bombs continue to kill and maim civilians in conflicts around the world, including Syria, Libya and Ukraine, often leaving their victims with ...

  • India: Canada-based gangster behind IED bomb planted under Police SI’s car

    August 29, 2022

    With the arrest of seven persons including a man who planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the car of Punjab Police Sub-Inspector in Amritsar, Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Saturday said that it is yet another case of terrorist-gangster nexus to disturb peace in the border state as it turned out ...

  • Cambodia: Kampot province expected to be mine-free by 2023

    August 29, 2022

    Kampot is another province committed to achieve the mine-free status next year through Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Project for Mine Action (STP-MA) themed “Providing Safe Ground, Creating smiles”. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) shared the optimism at a dissemination meeting on Cambodia mine ...

  • Russia: FSB identifies Ukrainian bomb-maker involved in Dugina murder plot

    August 29, 2022

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has identified a member of a Ukrainian sabotage and terrorist group who, together with Natalya Vovk, was plotting the murder of Russian journalist Daria Dugina, the FSB’s Center for Public Relations (CPR) told TASS on Monday. “It has been established that Dugina’s murder was devised by a member of a Ukrainian ...

  • India: Man who planted IED under cop’s car in Amritsar among seven held

    August 28, 2022

    Punjab Police have cracked the Amritsar improvised explosive device (IED) case with the arrest of seven persons, including a man who had planted the explosive under a sub-inspector’s car August 16, police said on Saturday. The police claimed it to be the handiwork of Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa. Gangster Landa (33), who is native ...

  • Israeli teen arrested in Haifa with explosives he learned to make on TikTok

    August 28, 2022

    A teenager was arrested in Haifa over the weekend in possession of a Molotov cocktail he claimed he wanted to test out after learning to make the incendiary weapon on popular social network TikTok. The 15-year-old was spotted with the explosive by Haifa Police’s Juvenile Unit in a public park Friday night at around midnight. Officers ...

  • UK: Bomb squad blow up ‘viable’ hand grenade found in Derbyshire garden

    August 28, 2022

    Specialist explosives experts have carried out a controlled detonation on a hand grenade found in a garden in Derbyshire. Police were called to the address on Sunday afternoon after a member of the public found the device. Officers called in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit to investigate and the surrounding roads were closed as a precaution. Read more… Source: ...

  • Ukraine: Underwater minehunter drone training a ‘game changer’ for clearing coastline

    August 27, 2022

    Ukrainian sailors are being trained to use underwater minehunter drones by the Royal Navy that will play a vital role in helping clear its coastline. More than a dozen Ukrainian personnel have already started a three-week course at a facility in southern England, learning how to operate and analyse data from the vessels. The drones scour seabeds ...

  • Iraq: Australian embassy car hit by IED in Baghdad

    August 27, 2022

    An improvised explosive device in Baghdad’s Green Zone slightly damaged a vehicle belonging to the Australian embassy in Iraq on Friday, without causing any casualties, a security source said. A multi-car Australian embassy convoy was travelling through the high security Green Zone when the device went off, an Iraqi security source said, declining to be identified. The ...

  • TSA: MSP Airport passenger screening canine Eebbers voted the “2022 Cutest Canine”

    August 26, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. Last week, TSA held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and encouraged members of ...

  • More than Partners – The Relationship Between EDD and their Handler

    August 26, 2022

    Often dogs are described as man’s best friend, but they are more than that in the context of peace and security operations. They work side by side with the women and men working and providing security in the most difficult of environments and places. Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD), play an important role in preventive security ...

  • Russia: FSB foils terrorist plot against Baltic Fleet facilities in Kaliningrad Region

    August 25, 2022

    A Kaliningrad resident was apprehended by the Federal Security Service – the FSB – for plotting terrorist attacks against the Baltic Fleet’s facilities and Khrabrovo Airport on instructions from the Azov terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the FSB told TASS on Thursday. “Russia’s Federal Security Service has thwarted a terrorist attack on military and transport infrastructure ...

  • Oregon military vet helps Ukrainian farmers remove land mines

    August 25, 2022

    “This is like a game of cat and explosive mouse.” A reality of the war in Ukraine: land mines are everywhere and removing them is a slow, dangerous, but necessary process. But that doesn’t phase retired U.S. Army Green Beret, Ryan Hendrickson. Using a detector, Hendrickson helps farmers in Ukraine remove land mines so they can access ...

  • Israel: IEDs, Firebombs, Rocks Hurled at Border Guard Police in Abu Dis

    August 25, 2022

    In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Israeli Border Guard Police carried out an arrest operation to apprehend an Arab fugitive suspected of possessing weapons and weapons parts in the Jerusalem-area town of Abu Dis. Arabs who gathered to prevent the arrest hurled IEDs (improvised explosive devices), Molotov cocktails (firebombs), rocks and lit fireworks at the ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast in Mazar-e-Sharif Leaves Four People Injured

    August 24, 2022

    The Balkh Security Command said that an explosion in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday injured four people, including the perpetrator, who authorities said was carrying explosives when they detonated. According to the Balkh Police Command’s spokesman, Asif Waziri, the incident occurred at the Balkh Gate of the city. “Today’s explosion occurred in Mazar-e-Sharif; four injured have been brought to ...

  • Ukraine: Russia-Appointed Official In Zaporizhzhya Region Killed In Car Bombing

    August 24, 2022

    The Moscow-appointed mayor of the Russia-occupied Ukrainian town of Mykhaylivka, Ivan Sushko, has been killed by a car bomb. A representative of Russia-imposed authorities in parts of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya region, Volodymyr Rogov, wrote on Telegram on August 24 that Sushko died in hospital after a bomb “intentionally placed under the seat of his vehicle” exploded. Since Russia ...

  • Syria: USCENTCOM Statement Regarding Precision Strikes in Deir ez-Zor

    August 23, 2022

    TAMPA, Fla. – “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor Syria today. These precision strikes are intended to defend and protect U.S. forces from attacks like the ones on August 15 against U.S. personnel by Iran-backed groups. The U.S. strikes targeted infrastructure facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s ...

  • California: 17-year-old boy was making bombs at Atwater home and selling them online

    August 23, 2022

    An Atwater teenager has been arrested, accused of making explosive devices and selling them on the internet. Early on Monday morning, multiple agencies, including the Merced Police Department’s bomb squad and Merced County Sheriff’s Office, filled Pacemaker Drive near Mary Lane in Atwater. Investigators were there serving a search warrant at a home where they were looking ...

  • US Army EOD technicians demonstrate skills at recruiting event on Fort Carson

    August 23, 2022

    FORT CARSON, Colo. — Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers demonstrated their lifesaving and mission-enabling skills during a recruiting event on Fort Carson. The 62nd Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in the recruiting event that was hosted by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David M. Hodne, the commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division. The 62nd EOD Company is part of ...