News – July 2022


  • Crimea: Number of victims of explosion in Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol rises to six

    July 31, 2022

    The number of victims of the explosion at the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet has risen to six people, governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev said on Sunday. “There were no fatalities, six people were injured, two in moderate condition, the rest are ins stable condition,” Razvozhaev said. Earlier, Razvozhaev wrote in his Telegram channel about an ...

  • Melbourne: Man charged after bomb squad defuses 10 ‘suspicious devices’

    July 31, 2022

    A man has been charged after a number of suspicious devices were found in Melbourne’s north over the weekend. The Bomb Response Unit located 10 suspicious devices on Newry Street, in Fitzroy North, on Friday and Saturday. According to police, all of the devices were “made safe” by the bomb squad. Read more… Source: MSN/9NEWS  

  • Pakistan: 3 hurt in Turbat stadium blast

    July 31, 2022

    At least three people, including a policeman, were injured in a bomb blast that took place outside a football stadium here on Saturday, officials said. A football match was being played at the stadium when the explosion took place. According to officials, the injured included a sports officer and a policeman. Image: Social Media Read more… Source: The Dawn  

  • Romania defuses drifting mine off Black Sea coast

    July 31, 2022

    Romania’s military carried out late on Sunday a controlled explosion of a naval mine that had drifted close to the country’s Black Sea shore, the defence ministry said. Mines began floating in the Black Sea after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish military diving teams have been defusing those drifting in ...

  • Ukraine: Russian troops use Uran-6 robot to clear PFM-1 “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines scattered in Donetsk city

    July 31, 2022

    Russian troops use Uran-6 unmanned ground vehicle to clear PFM-1 “Lepestok”/”Petal” anti-personnel landmines scattered around Donetsk city and surrounding areas. According to local reports several rockets with PFM-1 landmines were fired at Donetsk city which resulted in wide area contamination with the small butterfly-shaped anti-personnel landmines. https://twitter.com/UkrWarReport/status/1553813475973124097 https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1553695796377288705 Source: War Report/Rob Lee – Twitter  

  • Colombia: Comando Específico de Norte de Santander prevented two terrorist attacks against military units

    July 30, 2022

    Quick and timely actions of soldiers of Comando Específico de Norte de Santander prevented two terrorist attacks against the La Esmeralda military base, in the zona rural de Convención, and the La Esperanza military base, in El Tarra, Norte de Santander. The first incident that apparently would be carried out by members of the ELN occurred ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast Targets Civilians at Kabul Intl Cricket Stadium

    July 29, 2022

    Kabul Police Command confirmed that an explosion occurred in the Kabul International Cricket Stadium during the Shpagize competition on Friday. Khaled Zadran, spokesman of Kabul Police Command, said the incident occurred when a grenade was thrown between viewers and many were injured. Officials of Afghanistan’s cricket board said that at least four people were injured in the ...

  • Somalia: At Least 10 Killed in Al-Shabab Attack of Town on Somalia-Ethiopia Border

    July 29, 2022

    At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured Friday when al-Shabab extremists attacked a town that sits on the Somali side of the border with Ethiopia, according to witnesses and officials. “The militants launched a surprise dawn attack on the town of Aato in the Bakol region of Somalia this morning , ...

  • U.S. Department of Justice: Leading ISIS Media Figure and Foreign Fighter Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    July 29, 2022

    A Saudi-born Canadian citizen was sentenced today to life imprisonment for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, resulting in death. According to court documents, Mohammed Khalifa, aka Abu Ridwan Al-Kanadi and Abu Muthanna Al-Muhajir, 39, served in prominent roles within ISIS starting in ...

  • PACAF EOD ignites perfect training

    July 29, 2022

    That is the motto all Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel remember when clocking in to a job that requires nothing less than perfection. The 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) EOD flight, recently hosted a Field Training Exercise (FTX) to hone their skills in responding to wartime improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance, chemical weapons and tactical combat ...

  • Mexico: 2 agents wounded in Irapuato city by apparent booby trap

    July 29, 2022

    A forensic examiner and a detective were wounded when an explosive device went off while they were examining a crime scene in northern Mexico, authorities say. The device appears to have been a booby trap, though police in the state of Guanajuato have not confirmed that. The state prosecutors’ office said Thursday that both of the wounded ...

  • Ukraine: 31 German extremists have entered the country since the beginning of the war

    July 29, 2022

    Since the beginning of the war, the security authorities have registered 31 trips of “persons with extremist connections” from Germany to Ukraine, according to a report. According to the findings of the Federal Police, the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, eight of them wanted to take part ...

  • India: MHA Approves Rs 45-Cr CRPF Plan To Purchase Vehicle-Mounted Jammers To Combat IED Threat

    July 28, 2022

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved Rs 45.19 crore for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to purchase vehicle-mounted Remote Controller Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED) jammers for use in hyper-sensitive areas especially in Jammu and Kashmir and for certain VVIP protectees. Estimated cost of one such vehicle is around Rs 4.5 crore and initially ...

  • UK: Mother-of-nine extracted gunpowder from hundreds of party poppers to make an ‘explosive device’ to kill herself

    July 28, 2022

    A mother-of-nine extracted gunpowder from party poppers in a bid to make an explosive device to kill herself, a court heard today. Former postwoman Erin Foley said she wanted to use the device to die by suicide, Taunton Crown Court heard today. The court heard that police were tipped off about the chemicals she had at her ...

  • Turkey: Two TSK soldiers killed in Op Euphrates Shield, one in Op Claw zone

    July 28, 2022

    Three Turkish soldiers have been killed in the Euphrates Shield and Claw zone operations the Defense Ministry has announced. The ministry said in a statement that two soldiers were killed after harassment fire opened in the Euphrates Shield Operation zone by the members of the terrorist organization. Another soldier, who was wounded due to the blast from ...

  • UK: Man arrested after armed officers and snipers were called to report of ‘suspicious package’ in West Sussex

    July 28, 2022

    A man has been arrested after armed police, bomb disposal squads and snipers descended on a police station in West Sussex when a suspicious package was discovered this afternoon. Officers surrounded the Burgess Hill Police Station in West Sussex after they received a call describing an unidentified package at 1.48pm. Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams immediately erected a ...

  • Colombia: The threat of a terrorist operation against military base in Aguachica, Cesar, was neutralized

    July 27, 2022

    In the midst of the security work in the sector, the soldiers noticed the suspicious presence of a truck that was being parked by two individuals on the road. These men, realizing the work of the troops, escaped. Soldiers of the National Army carried out the neutralization of a terrorist operation against the Military Base on ...

  • U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers deploy to Tunisia for African Lion

    July 27, 2022

    BIZERTE, Tunisia – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians recently deployed to Tunisia for Exercise African Lion in support of the Southern European Task Force-Africa. Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual exercise. The multinational exercise brought together troops from the United States, Brazil, Chad, France, ...

  • Slovenia to provide Ukraine with equipment for civilian mine clearance, help to recover Kharkiv

    July 27, 2022

    Slovenia will provide Ukraine with equipment for civilian mine clearance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and help to recover Kharkiv, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has said. “We are facing another important challenge – mine clearance in the liberated territories. Today we had a detailed discussion of how Slovenia would send us equipment through ...

  • California: Second Defendant Sentenced for Non-Injury Pipe Bomb Explosion at Kearny Mesa Hotel

    July 27, 2022

    The second of two suspects charged with planting a pipe bomb that detonated at a Kearny Mesa hotel earlier this year but caused no injuries was sentenced Wednesday to two years behind bars. Grover Preston Everett, 39, received the same sentence that co-defendant Hans Jurgen Sarda, 30, was given last week. Both defendants pleaded guilty earlier to ...

  • ‘Death weapons’: Inside a teenage terrorist network

    July 27, 2022

    When Lukas F. walks onto the site of an abandoned army barracks in the summer of 2021 as part of his training to be a terrorist, he is 16 years old, a slender boy with dark hair. The site is about 45 minutes from the center of Potsdam, a city just southwest of Berlin, Germany. Once ...

  • Afghanistan: Two Children Killed, 10 Others Injured In Explosion In Zabul Province

    July 27, 2022

    t least two children were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in an explosion that took place in Zabul province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, 26 July. An official has claimed that a group of children found an object which appeared like a toy in the Mizan district at around noon (local time), Xinhua reported. According to ...

  • Thailand: Bomb explosion injures 5 students in Ayutthaya

    July 27, 2022

    Five teenage students were injured yesterday after a ping pong bomb exploded in the classroom of a technical college in the central province of Ayutthaya. One of the students was carrying the bomb inside a school bag and when he accidentally dropped the bag at about 11am it exploded injuring him and four of his classmates. Phra ...

  • Dogs might be able to ‘see’ with their noses, a new study suggests

    July 27, 2022

    Dogs might be using their highly-sensitive noses to ‘see’ as well as to smell, a new study suggests. A team of vets, including Dr Philippa Johnson from Cornell University in New York, discovered that vision and smell are actually connected in the brains of dogs – something not yet found in any other species. The team conducted ...