News – July 2019


  • 5 Pakistan army men killed in IED blast at PoK

    July 4, 2019

    Five Pakistan army personnel were killed and another seriously injured in a mysterious blast on the Line of Control (LoC) at forward village of Barnala in PoK opposite Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor tehsil today amid reports that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants could be behind the act. Pakistan army has confirmed the killing of its five jawans and ...

  • 7 militants killed, Taliban’s explosives depots destroyed in Logar, Paktika operations

    July 3, 2019

    The security forces killed 7 Taliban militants and destroyed explosives depots of the group in Paktika and Logar. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted airstrikes targeting two explosives depots of Taliban in Logar province. The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike in Azra district ...

  • Kenyan Aviation Student Arrested with Explosives at a Hotel in the Philippines

    July 2, 2019

    A Kenyan aviation student was on Tuesday arrested in the Philippines with bomb-making materials. Philippine News Agency reported that Cholo Abdi Abdullah was nabbed at Rasca Hotel in Iba, Zambales, a province in the northwest of the Philippines. The country’s Director of Criminal Investigations and Detection Group (CIDG) Major General Amador Corpuz said the suspect was also ...

  • U.S. Navy, JMSDF EOD Strengthen Relationship during Mine Exercise IWOTO 2019

    July 2, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted IWOTO 2019, a mine counter measure exercise (MINEX) June 10-22 on the island of Iwo To, Japan. JSMDF Mine Warfare Force (MWF) executes IWOTO, the largest live MINEX in the Pacific, every year in Iwo To, formerly ...

  • Afghan Special Forces kill 5 militants, destroy IED-making cache in Farah

    July 2, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during separate operations conducted in Farah province. The informed military officials said Tuesday that the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants in Pusht-E Rod and Bala Baluk districts of Farah. Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed an IED-making cache during the same operation. Meanwhile, the military officials said the Special Forces ...

  • Taliban attack in Kabul kills 16, wounds dozens of children

    July 1, 2019

    The Taliban detonated a powerful car bomb in an area of Afghanistan‘s capital housing military and government buildings, killing at least 16 people, the country’s interior ministry told Al Jazeera. The bomb went off during the morning rush hour in Kabul when the streets were filled with people, injuring 105 people, including 51 children and five women, government authorities ...