News – July 2020


  • Afghanistan: Women, children among 14 killed, wounded as Taliban IED hits civilian vehicle in Ghazni

    July 12, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Taliban ripped through a civilian vehicle in South-eastern Ghazni province, killing or wounding at least 14 civilians. According to local government officials, the explosion killed at least 6 civilians and wounded at least 8 others including women and children. Wahidullah Jumazada, provincial governor’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said a ...

  • Ukraine: Ukrposhta’s cash-in-transit van robbery: Court rules to arrest three suspects

    July 11, 2020

    Poltava’s Zhovtnevy district court has ruled to arrest three suspects in a bomb attack on an Ukrposhta cash-in-transit van in Poltava region. As UNIAN reported earlier, unidentified persons blew up a cash-in-transit van near the village of Tyshky in Poltava region on the morning of July 7, seized over UAH 2.7 million and a security guard’s ...

  • KBI Says Improvised Explosive Devices Found In Western Kansas

    July 11, 2020

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is working with Logan County officials after some improvised explosive devices were found on a rural property. The devices were found Monday morning on a property at 2504 U.S. Highway 83 in rural Logan County. Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called in along ...

  • Explosion reported close to a ministry compound in Kabul city

    July 11, 2020

    An explosion went off close to the Ministry of Public Works in Kabul city earlier today with the preliminary reports indicating the blast wounded at least two people. A security source confirmed the explosion took place close to the Ministry of Public Works in Kabul city earlier today, wounding at least two people. The source further added ...

  • Roadside bomb kills, wounds 5 children in South of Afghanistan

    July 11, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed or wounded at least five children in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said the terrorists had planted an Improvised Explosive Device on a roadside in Qalat, the provincial capital of Zabul. The statement further added that the terrorists had planted the roadside bomb ...

  • USARPAC holds change of responsibility ceremony

    July 10, 2020

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – U.S. Army Pacific welcomed a new senior enlisted leader at USARPAC’s change of responsibility ceremony at Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak took responsibility as USARPAC’s Command Sergeant Major from Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, who held the position since Nov. 2017. “Command Sgt. Maj. Jones service ...

  • Houthi-laid landmine explosion kills 2 Yemenis in Hodeidah

    July 10, 2020

    Two Yemenis were killed on Friday in an explosion caused by a landmine laid previously by the Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a government official told Xinhua. According to the local government official, who asked to remain anonymous, “an explosion of a Houthi-laid landmine killed two citizens and destroyed their motorcycles ...

  • Philippines: Policeman, civilian killed in Maguindanao IED attack

    July 10, 2020

    A policeman and a civilian were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded along a provincial road in Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao, Thursday night. According to Maguindanao Provincial Police Office Director Col. Arnold Santiago, four other policemen were wounded in the bomb attack that happened just when two vehicles bearing policemen from the Second Provincial ...

  • India: Army recovers IED in Assam’s Tinsukia district

    July 9, 2020

    Indian army has averted a major tragedy by recovering a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Thursday. The IED was planted by suspected militants under a bridge on the National Highway-38 at Lekhapani area in the upper Assam district. Traffic between Tinsukia and Digboi along the national highway was halted for several hours ...

  • UK: Four men are arrested in joint operation in East London and Leicestershire by anti-terror police

    July 9, 2020

    Armed police have stormed an east London property with a chainsaw – as four men were arrested for plotting a terror attack. Dramatic video shows a squad of gun-toting officers bursting into a house on Ilfracombe Gardens in Goodmayes, Redbridge, shortly before a man is dragged out and handcuffed. The man is led away by two officers ...

  • UK loans Estonia four Jackal vehicles to support counter-terror mission in Mali

    July 9, 2020

    Estonian Special Forces deploying to Mali will be loaned four Jackal armoured vehicles by the UK Ministry of Defence, it is today announced. Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey confirmed the loan, plus a three-week training package, for elite soldiers of the Estonian Armed Forces. The loan will equip Estonian troops as they join the international ...

  • Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says explosive boats destroyed in Red Sea

    July 9, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea on Thursday, its spokesman said. The two remotely controlled boats belonged to Houthi forces and were threatening navigation, his statement carried on Saudi state news agency SPA said. They were destroyed 6 km (3.7 miles) south of the ...

  • Two Swedes jailed for bombing Danish tax-office

    July 9, 2020

    Two Swedes were found guilty of bombing the Danish tax agency last year by a court in Copenhagen on Thursday and have been sentenced to four and five years in prison respectively. The pair, aged 23 and 24, were found guilty of transporting a bomb via the Oresund Bridge, known from the TV crime series “The ...

  • US Army researchers pursue tactical edge in electronic warfare

    July 9, 2020

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — In the age of technology, the Army’s ability to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum can significantly influence the outcome of future conflicts on the battlefield. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory designated several research programs as essential for future Soldier capabilities. Of these major flagship programs, the Foundational ...

  • Washington: Detectives find improvised explosive device while investigating East Central shooting, no suspects identified

    July 9, 2020

    No suspect has been identified after a shooting in East Central Spokane after detectives also discovered an improvised explosive device. Detectives are still investigating after a shooting in East Spokane. One man has been taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Though authorities are still working to determine whether there was a shooter or if the ...

  • Sri Lanka: Former LTTE intelligence Agent, Thangarasa Thevanesan, succumbed to burn injuries

    July 9, 2020

    The former LTTE Intelligence Agent, Thangarasa Thevanesan, aged 43, who was admitted to the Hospital in Anuradhapura, with 40% body burns, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, early morning. On the 3rd evening, a powerful bomb, locally made, exploded at the house of the LTTE Intelligence Agent, located 3 kilometers from Palai on the A-9 Road, at ...

  • U.S. House Panel Implicitly Backs Artsakh Aid

    July 9, 2020

    A key U.S. House panel has approved legislative report language indirectly calling for continued USAID funding for humanitarian demining in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). “We certainly welcome this report recommendation as a step in the right direction,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. “However, in light of ...

  • 3 soldiers killed in explosion in northwestern Turkey’s Sakarya

    July 9, 2020

    Just as it was reeling from a deadly fireworks factory blast last Friday, another explosion hit the northwestern Turkish province of Sakarya on Thursday. The Interior Ministry said three soldiers were killed and six others were injured in the blast in a truck in Taşkısığı, a rural region home to quarries, a military base and a ...

  • Pennsylvania: Man arrested with 30+ homemade bombs in car after threats to blow up building

    July 9, 2020

    A man was arrested in Mt. Lebanon Thursday night after police said he made threats on social media to “blow up” a state office building and get “gunned down by the police.” According to our partners at TribLive.com, Kurt James Cofano, 32, of Whitehall, faces felony charges in connection with weapons of mass destruction and explosive ...

  • Suicide car bomb attack hits Afghan forces’ check post in Wardak

    July 9, 2020

    A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives close to a security check post in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan. According to local officials, the incident took place earlier today in Sayedabad district of Wardak province. Mohibullah Sharifzai, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said a suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device closed ...