News – July 2019


  • Army researchers building ‘smart’ land mines for future combat

    July 12, 2019

    Army leaders see a future battlefield with networked minefields a commander can see from across the globe through satellite communications and that can be scattered in minutes but also retrieved and reused when needed. The push is an effort to keep land mines of various types in the weapons portfolio while still meeting the agreements made to get out of the old ...

  • Gunman in car carrying explosives is tackled by two brave unarmed police officers

    July 11, 2019

    Two hero police officers have been honoured for tackling a gunman in a car full of explosives without waiting for armed back-up. PCs Mark Patterson and Stuart Bratherton were called to Sandy Lane, West Kirby , after 52-year-old Andrew Gosling threatened another man with a handgun in a road rage incident on September 27, 2017. The pair have now been nominated ...

  • Bill Seeks to Teach Kenyan Students How to Detect Explosives

    July 11, 2019

    Kenyan learners may soon have to learn how to detect bombs is a new Bill is passed in parliament. Introduced by Turkana Woman Representative Joyce Emanikor, the Kena Institute of Curriculum Development (Amendment)Bill, 2019, seeks to reduce the risk posed by bombs, especially improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to a report by the Star newspaper, the bill will also compel Kenyan schools ...

  • Afghan forces thwart militants bid to detonate a car bomb in Jalalabad city

    July 11, 2019

    The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces discovered the car bomb during an operation in Mohmandara district. The statement further added that the militants were looking to use the car bomb in an attack ...

  • Landmine Dog Yankee Returns To Capitol Hill To Lend Support To Resolution Banning Landmines In Yemen

    July 10, 2019

    Weeks after making a big splash on Capitol Hill by bringing awareness to landmine use in Yemen, Marshall Legacy Institute’s Canine Ambassador, Mine Detection Dog Yankee, is returning to Washington to meet with members of Congress, to lend support to the Hurd-Cotton Resolutions condemning landmine use in Yemen, while also highlighting the landmine crisis globally. Landmine use in war torn countries ...

  • West Bengal: 1200 Kgs of Ammonium nitrate and 1000 detonators found in unauthorised go-down in Birbhum

    July 10, 2019

    About 1200 kgs of ammonium nitrate and 1000 detonators were today seized from an unauthorised go-down by the Birbhum police and three drum full of crude bombs were found during frisking in trouble prone areas in the district, official sources said. Birbhum district police has been launching search operations for explosives and ammunition across the district ...

  • AFP, PNP: Filipino suicide bomber behind Sulu attack

    July 10, 2019

    This is the first officially confirmed case of a suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by a Filipino, and marks an escalation in terror tactics by local extremists The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) said one of the two attackers behind the twin blasts in Indanan, Sulu, on June ...

  • Iraqi forces target ISIS bomb factories in sweeping operation

    July 10, 2019

    Iraqi forces have cleared several villages in Nineveh, Anbar, and Saladin of explosive remnants left by the Islamic State (ISIS) group and shut down workshops used to manufacture improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the Iraqi defense ministry said Wednesday. Dozens of IEDs were retrieved and destroyed on Wednesday as “Will of Victory” – a combined operation of ...

  • Bangalore: NIA recovers fabricated hand grenades and IED-making material

    July 10, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered five fabricated hand grenades and other incriminating materials on the disclosure of Habibur Rehman Sheikh, who has been arrested in the 2014 Burdwan blast case. The recovery was made on July 7 in the North District Bengaluru. Besides the fabricated grenades, one-timer device, three electric circuits, a suspected explosive ...

  • 7 Pakistani militants killed, wounded in a premature IED explosion in East of Afghanistan

    July 10, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed or wounded at least 7 Pakistani militants in Kunar province of Afghanistan. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said an Improvised Explosive Device went off prematurely in Khas Kunar district of Kunar province. The statement further added that explosion killed 4 Pakistani militants and wounded 3 others. Furthermore, the ...

  • Soldier killed, 3 injured in blast in NW Pakistan

    July 10, 2019

    A roadside bomb blast in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province killed one soldier and injured three others on Wednesday, local media reported. According to the reports, some unknown terrorists attacked a military vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Device which was planted on the roadside in Khar Kamar area of North Waziristan, a tribal district in Khyber ...

  • Here are the types of houses ICE envisions raiding next

    July 10, 2019

    Law-enforcement officers often practice maneuvers in environments known as “tactical villages,” which look like Hollywood sets without the cameras and lights. The FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia features a fake town called Hogan’s Alley that includes an ersatz bank, post office, hotel, and a movie theater. To train new ICE recruits, the agency’s Office of Firearms and ...

  • Opinion: Danger does not disappear when the fighting ends

    July 10, 2019

    Two years since Mosul was retaken by the Iraqi armed forces, huge swathes of land in Mosul as well as many other cities in Iraq are littered with explosive remnants of war. In the aftermath of the conflict with the Islamic State, some 500,000 people are still displaced in camps and the thousands of injured people depend ...

  • Somalia: At Least 4 Civilians Killed in IED Blast in Near Somalia-Kenyan Border

    July 9, 2019

    A witness says at least four civilians have died and two others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion struck a passenger vehicle near Somalia’s border with Kenya. The bomb ripped through a car ferrying milk from the rural area and heading to the border town of Dhobley in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia on Monday ...

  • Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

    July 9, 2019

    Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people. Africans on ‘front line’ against terror The deteriorating situation in the Sahel and “increasing risks” in West Africa are also deeply concerning, the UN chief continued, amid ...

  • Explosives found in Brussels, no sign Tour de France targeted: prosecutors

    July 8, 2019

    Belgian police are investigating the discovery of home-made explosives, knives and brass knuckles, but nothing immediately points to an attack plot, including against the Tour de France, prosecutors said Monday. A worker found the arms on Saturday evening hidden by a stairway of a building in Anderlecht, a neighbourhood of the capital Brussels through which the ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man and woman face terrorism charges

    July 8, 2019

    Two people have been charged with terrorism offences after police seized munitions and ammunition in County Antrim. A man, 33, and a woman, 31, were arrested after a search at a property on Cladytown Road in Glarryford, near Ballymena on Friday night. They are charged with offences including possessing explosive substances and ammunition. They are due to appear ...

  • Somalia: Death Toll From Mogadishu Car Bombing Rises to At Least Three

    July 8, 2019

    At least three people including a policeman were killed and five others injured after a vehicle loaded with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu on Monday. A security officer who confirmed the incident said the two al-Shabab militants and the policeman were killed during a confrontation when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attempted ...

  • 75 years later, unexploded grenades, bombs continue to surface on Guam

    July 7, 2019

    Although the battle for Guam ended 75 years ago, remnants of war continue to be unearthed along roads, in yards, on beaches and farms. About 11,000 pieces of bullets, grenades, bombs and other pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found since 1954, according to the Navy. There is no estimate as to how many pieces of unexploded ...

  • 12 killed, at least 96 wounded including dozens of school children in Ghazni car bombing

    July 7, 2019

    A car bomb explosion in south-eastern Ghazni province claimed the lives of at least 12 people and wounded at least 96 others. The local officials confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb close to an intelligence compound in 1st district of Ghazni city at 8:30am local time. The officials further added that the explosion claimed ...