News – July 2017


  • Screeners at Minneapolis airport are reported to have a 94% failure rate

    July 5, 2017

    TWO more airports have joined Abu Dhabi in having a laptop ban lifted. On July 5th passengers flying from Dubai or Istanbul to America were told that they will once more be allowed to take large electronic devices into plane cabins, rather than having to stow them in the hold, which they have been required to ...

  • ANAMA completes mine clearance in Jojug Marjanli

    July 4, 2017

    Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) has concluded the mine cleaning operations in the liberated Jojug Marjanli village of Jabrayil region. During the 126 days of operations, ANAMA inspected 151 houses in the village and the area where the new road will be laid out, Trend reported on July 3. ANAMA sappers discovered and defused 138,901 ...

  • Bedford man charged with making explosive substance

    July 4, 2017

    A MAN has been remanded after being charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. Daryl Baynes, 20, of Berkeley Road, Bedford, was arrested on Sunday following reports of a suspected explosive device at a property in the town. A small number of houses in the road were evacuated while checks were carried out by ...

  • Queensland specialist police called out to record numbers of home-made explosives

    July 2, 2017

    Specialist police are being called to deal with a soaring number of home-made explosives in Queensland. Calls for help to the Explosive Ordnance Response Team increased by 63 per cent from 2005 to 2011 and almost 160 per cent from 2012 to 2015. While there were 42 incident responses in 2011-12, that number rose to 109 in 2014-15. Authorities say ...

  • Troops kill five Boko Haram terrorists, detonate IEDs

    July 2, 2017

    Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have killed five Boko Haram terrorists, just as their colleagues from 151 Battalion on a routine fighting patrol within Lt. Col Abu Ali Range discovered freshly dug hole ready for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists. In a statement, Army Spokesman, Brig. ...

  • Shabaab bombs use explosives seized from Kenyan bases, expert says

    July 1, 2017

    Material in some of the bombs detonated by Al-Shabaab was seized in raids on Kenyan military bases inside Somalia, according to a researcher who has studied the insurgents’ use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In parts of Somalia near the border with Kenya, about 60 per cent of Shabaab’s IEDs contain explosives obtained in attacks on ...

  • Unmanned Systems the New Weapon for Terrorists

    July 1, 2017

    JIDO fears that improvised threat devices may be the latest drone delivery packages. Long a tool of allies trying to foil improvised explosive devices, unmanned systems now may be entering the fray against friendly forces. Both terrorists and nation-states are striving to employ these systems, especially airborne platforms, to deploy new types of improvised threats against ...

  • Bomb left in bag explodes in pickup, causing serious burns to 4 occupants in Winnipeg

    June 18, 2017

    A 22-year-old Winnipeg man says he is happy to be alive and praying for his injured friends after a bomb exploded in the pickup truck they were in on the weekend. “Just want to know who it is who would be doing something like this,” a bandaged-up Shaunovin Houle, one of four people who sustained major injuries during ...