News – July 2020


  • Milipol Qatar 2020 – Seminar Topics revealed

    July 31, 2020

    Security by Design: Cybersecurity & New tech; Mega Events Security; Crisis Management & Health Security – Post Covid-19 feedbacks; Firefighting: Emergency & Security System 31 July, 2020 – Milipol Qatar 2020, the Middle East’s leading international event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence which returns to Doha this October, will feature a powerful three-day seminar program ...

  • UK: People told to avoid ‘dangerous’ magnet fishing after Leeds bomb scares

    July 31, 2020

    People are being told to avoid “dangerous” magnet fishing in West Yorkshire. That’s the message from Canal & River Trust following several bomb scares, which have been caused by magnet fisherman hauling items out of the waterways. Businesses and drivers were left to face major disruption on Wednesday, July 29, after two magnet fishermen pulled a rusty ...

  • EOD Airmen ruck to Arctic Circle

    July 31, 2020

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — U.S Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight render a salute during a ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the 32 EOD Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air ...

  • Nigeria: 3 hours after Zulum returns to Maiduguri, multiple explosions rock city

    July 31, 2020

    Many people were reportedly dead in multiple explosions that rocked some parts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital. The incident took place nearly three hours when Governor Babagana Zulum, who survived twin attacks on his convoy in Baga and Gajiram general areas returned back to Maiduguri safely. Sources told our Correspondent that four Improvised Explosive Devices, EIDs, ...

  • Preserving Lives on the Battlefield

    July 31, 2020

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) has learned valuable lessons by studying the Second Battle of Fallujah, which took place in Iraq between November and December 2004. Military historians called it some of the heaviest urban combat that U.S. Marines and Soldiers had seen since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam ...

  • UK: Unexploded shells detonated in control explosions in Sandwich

    July 30, 2020

    Several huge thumps heard by residents in parts of Kent were unexploded army shells being detonated. The army bomb disposal team was called to Sandwich Bay after a total of 11 wartime munitions were found in the sand. The finds, made by metal detectorists Glenn Evans and Rob Bergin yesterday, consisted mostly of anti-aircraft shells, with one ...

  • US House Approves More Funding For Mine Clearance in Karabakh

    July 30, 2020

    The US House of Representatives approved on Thursday, July 23, $1.4 million in fresh US funding for humanitarian demining operations in Nagorno-Karabakh carried out by a British charity. The HALO Trust has cleared tens of thousands of anti-personnel and anti-tank landmines, mostly left over from the 1991-1994 Armenian-Azerbaijani war, since it began its work in Karabakh ...

  • New Mexico: Explosive device discovered in Carlsbad home

    July 30, 2020

    Eddy County Sheriff’s deputies discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) while executing a search warrant at a Carlsbad residence on Wednesday. Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage said members of the Violent Crime Suppression Unit and Community Action Team were looking for firearms, ammunition and narcotics at the home in the 800 block of North Guadalupe Street. However, ...

  • 3 Assam Rifles soldiers killed near India-Myanmar border

    July 30, 2020

    Three Assam Rifles personnel were killed and five injured in an ambush near India-Myanmar border at Chandel area in Manipur on Wednesday night. Thereafter they came under heavy fire from the members of an insurgent group. “On 29 July, 2020, an area domination patrol in Khongtal, Chandel dist, Manipur. At 18:45 hrs the patrol party got ambushed ...

  • Eight charged with criminal activity during late-May protest in Pittsburgh

    July 29, 2020

    Eight Pennsylvanians have been federally charged with criminal activity during protests in downtown Pittsburgh at the end of May, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said Wednesday. Prosecutors allege the charged people engaged in violent demonstrations on May 30 as others peacefully demonstrated as part of protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “Throwing [improvised explosive ...

  • Seattle police found van full of improvised explosives, spike strips, and stun guns at riot

    July 29, 2020

    Seattle police said they impounded a van full of explosives, stun guns, and improvised spike strips after witnessing protesters passing out items during the violent protests on Saturday. “Over the past several weeks we have seen many demonstrations throughout the city. Many demonstrators have been peaceful, however, many have not,” said Best. “Since July 19th, we have ...

  • Bangladesh: Bomb explodes at Pallabi police station, 5 injured

    July 29, 2020

    A bomb explosion at Pallabi police station compound in Dhaka has left five people, including four policemen, injured. The incident occurred at around 6am on Wednesday. Pallabi police station Officer-in-Charge Nazrul Islam said a police team recovered the bomb, which was hidden inside a digital weighing machine commonly used in general stores, during an operation in Pallabi’s ...

  • Estonia: 25 explosives disarmed by EOD teams in Saaremaa on Monday

    July 28, 2020

    On Monday, Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams from the Rescue Board rendered a total of 25 pieces of war-era ordnance harmless on Saaremaa. Spokespeople for the rescue center for West Estonia told BNS that 12 mortar mines and two hand grenades found in the course of forestry work in the Imara village were disarmed, as well ...

  • Landmines, improvised explosive devices pose deadly risks for displaced in Sahel and Lake Chad

    July 28, 2020

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for stronger efforts to mitigate the risks for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) posed by landmines and improvised explosive devices in Africa’s conflict-ridden Sahel and Lake Chad basin regions. Since the beginning of 2020, there has been a growing number of fatal incidents involving forcibly displaced populations. Mines, ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Militant Trying To Sneak Into J&K Killed

    July 28, 2020

    An unidentified militant on Tuesday was killed while trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir through Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, officials said Tuesday. According to official sources, the security forces noticed the movement of a group of five militants on the other side of the fence in Samhani Bagsar area in Naushera sector ...

  • UN urges parties to prioritize protection of civilians and start talks

    July 27, 2020

    The first half of 2020 witnessed fluctuating levels of violence impacting civilians in Afghanistan, with the United Nations documenting 3,458 civilian casualties (1,282 killed and 2,176 injured), according to a new report released today. While the civilian casualty figures represent a 13 per cent decrease as compared to the first six months of 2019, Afghanistan remains ...

  • Explosion in Kabul city leaves at least 3 dead, wounded

    July 27, 2020

    An explosion in Kabul city left one person dead and two others wounded, the officials in Kabul Police Headquarters said. Ferdaw Faramuz, a spokesperson for Kabul Police Headquarters, confirmed the incident and said an explosion ripped through a police vehicle at around 7:15 am local time. According to Faramurz, the explosives were planted in a police vehicle ...

  • Pakistan: Blast In Parachinar

    July 27, 2020

    Thursday saw yet another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack only three days after the one in Turbat, this time in Parachinar. Similar to the one in Turbat, this one also led to minimal damage, and injured seventeen, with one in critical condition. The negligible attack—much like the previous one—quite obviously points to the decreasing ability of ...

  • UN report on ISIS in Karnataka: Home Ministry seeks report on security from top official

    July 27, 2020

    Taking note of a United Nations report on the “significant numbers” of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka, the B S Yediyurappa-led government has sought a report from Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG and IGP) Praveen Sood on the internal security of the state. The report on terrorism released last week said there ...

  • Bangladesh: Intel on Possible ‘Militant Attack’, New Security Alert Before Eid

    July 27, 2020

    The police have received intelligence that militant outfit “Neo JMB” could try to carry out attacks centring the Eid-ul-Azha. The Police Headquarters has already instructed its various units to remain cautious about the Islamic State-inspired outfit and take necessary measures to prevent subversive acts. The so-called IS has decided to announce formation of a new wing — ...