News – December 2020


  • Afghanistan: ANP defused several IEDs in Kabul, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab provinces

    December 7, 2020

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse four IEDs in Kabul, Sar-e-Pul & Faryab provinces. The terrorists had planted the bombs to target the innocent civilians. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1335850365242257408 On 6 December two Taliban terrorists killed during a special operation of the GCPSU in Pul-e-Alam City of Logar. GCPSU seized two AK-47 ...

  • West Bengal: Several persons injured after bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Burdwan district

    December 5, 2020

    In another incident of political violence in West Bengal, a BJP rally was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons in Barabani village in Asansol Sadar subdivision of West Burdwan district. As per reports, the BJP had taken out a procession under their flagship ‘Aar Noi Annay‘ campaign to protest against the oppression of people under ...

  • Pakistan: IED blast leaves one dead, seven injured in Rawalpindi

    December 5, 2020

    An improvised explosive device went off outside a general store in the Pirwadhai area on Friday, leaving one person dead and seven others injured. The blast triggered fire in an auto-rickshaw parked outside the shop and caused considerable damage to the Usman General Store. Police and emergency service 1122 were called to the area at around 1.15pm ...

  • Russian peacekeepers clear almost 50 hectares of land in Nagorno-Karabakh

    December 5, 2020

    Military personnel of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Defence Ministry continue to work on engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ministry said in a statement. Russian peacekeepers conducted engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance of the area around power transmission poles along ...

  • Scansilc – portable X-ray systems for C-EO operations from suspect packages, through to munitions inspection and vehicle checks

    December 4, 2020

    Scanna is an x-ray company that does things differently. We are proud to present the new normal for portable x-ray systems. Compact, rugged, fast to deploy with minimal setup and internally protected against adverse weather conditions, impact and drops. We’ve listened to our customers, and it’s clear they don’t want lots of cables, connections and accessories. They ...

  • Libya, Italy sign military cooperation agreement

    December 4, 2020

    The Government of National Accord (GNA) and Italy signed a military cooperation agreement in Rome on Friday as an effort to develop and build capabilities. Libya’s Defence Minister Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush and his Italian counterpart signed the agreement concerning establishing a joint committee for military cooperation in various fields of defence, as well as coordination in ...

  • UK: Wartime bomb removed from Smethwick canal

    December 4, 2020

    Army bomb disposal experts have removed an exploded wartime bomb from a Smethwick canal. The army was called in to deal with the device found at Rabone Lane on Thursday afternoon. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has since recovered the device for disposal. West Midlands Police could not confirm what time period the bomb was from. The force encourages ...

  • India: Meghalaya Police seizes 1,500 kg explosives, 6,000 detonators in East Jaintia Hills

    December 4, 2020

    In a major haul, the Meghalaya Police on Friday seized approximately 1,500 kg of explosives, 6,000 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district, bordering with Bangladesh. The police also arrested six persons in connection with it. According to the reports, a police team had launched a massive search operation at the 4 Kilo area in East Jaintia ...

  • The US Air Force wants to buy a big robot to help with bomb disposal

    December 4, 2020

    A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system — and it wants to see what’s on the market before committing to purchasing what the Army buys. The Air Force in October released a ...

  • Kentucky: Homemade explosive found after McCracken County shooting

    December 4, 2020

    Jay Garland of Paducah Kentucky was arrested in connection to a Dec. 3 shooting at 5120 Concord Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found the victim, Tyler Busby of Paducah Kentucky, in the driveway. While executing a search warrant at the residence deputies located a homemade explosive. The Paducah Police Department bomb squad assisted deputies with the removal of ...

  • A Day in the Life: 761st EOD Company

    December 4, 2020

    The 761st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company on Fort Sill takes care of any explosive hazard like grenades, bombs, or IED’s and renders them safe. In this A Day in the Life segment, 7 News anchor Makenzie Burk learned what it takes to be one the Army’s finest tactical and technical explosives experts. It takes a years ...

  • CIA officer killed in Somali raid on suspected al-Shabaab bomb-maker

    December 3, 2020

    A CIA officer died during a raid in Somalia last month targeting a key extremist thought to be responsible for an attack that killed an American soldier in Kenya last year, local intelligence officials have told the Guardian. The officer was deployed alongside Somali and US special forces during the operation at Gendershe, a coastal village ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 NDS Personnel Killed in Paktia Blast

    December 3, 2020

    At least 3 members of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) were killed and 19 civilians were wounded in a blast that targeted a security patrol in Gardez city, local officials in the eastern province said on Thursday. Abdul Rahman Mangal, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that the incident resulted from a car bomb ...

  • British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

    December 3, 2020

    British soldiers have arrived in Mali to join the world’s most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn west African country. The 300 troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment will work alongside 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries. Their role will be to provide specialist long-range reconnaissance for the United Nations mission, gathering intelligence ...

  • Vietnam boosts cooperation with Geneva Int’l Centre for Humanitarian Demining

    December 3, 2020

    Vietnam, as one of the countries most affected by bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from wartime, always strongly supports efforts at national, regional and international levels to solve consequences, ensure people’s lives and boost socio-economic development at contaminated areas. The statement was made by Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Vietnamese ...

  • Trusty tandems: Soldiers – with their military working dogs – seek TRADOC certification here to operate as effective teams

    December 3, 2020

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 3, 2020) — Military members, no matter when they served, grow accustomed to performance standards and the various means by which they are gauged. Not even military working dogs are exempt from these longstanding practices to determine operational effectiveness. Their competencies were on display here Nov. 23-25 during the Training and Doctrine Command ...

  • TSA’s National Explosive Detection Canine Program

    December 3, 2020

    The Canine Training Center (CTC) is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. This site trains and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams. These teams, made up of a canine and a handler, support the day-to-day activities that secure and protect transportation environments. The CTC is considered the ...

  • Kingdom of Thailand incorporates seven explosive deactivation aunav.NEXT robots

    December 2, 2020

    aunav has supplied to an active counter-terrorism unit in Thailand with seven aunav.NEXT robots and seven aunav.VAN command and control vehicles. The robots, designed and manufactured in Spain, will help neutralize threats in the southern provinces of Thailand. Madrid, 2 December 2020 – Kingdom of Thailand has incorporated seven units of the aunav.NEXT robot. Developed and manufactured ...

  • UK: ‘Pristine’ WW2 mine with 350kg of explosives detonated in Firth of Clyde

    December 2, 2020

    Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde near Helensburgh were called into action yesterday (Tuesday) after a Second World War mine in “pristine” condition was discovered in waters around the Firth of Clyde. The team of explosive ordnance disposal experts from Northern Diving Group (NDG), based at Faslane, were called after the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was ...

  • NIST: K9 Chemistry, A Safer Way to Train Detection Dogs

    December 2, 2020

    Trained dogs are incredible chemical sensors, far better at detecting explosives, narcotics and other substances than even the most advanced technological device. But one challenge is that dogs have to be trained, and training them with real hazardous substances can be inconvenient and dangerous. NIST scientists have been working to solve this problem using a jello-like ...