News – September 2019


  • Navy Bomb Disposal Team Detonates WWII Device

    September 30, 2019

    The 987kg German Second World War explosive was found in the wreck of a 17th-century warship. The Royal Navy has destroyed a Second World War device found in the wreck of a 17th-century warship. Weighing nearly one thousand kilos, the German parachute ground mine was one of the biggest bombs used by the Luftwaffe during the war. Navy bomb ...

  • Double attack hits US military base and Italian convoy in Somalia

    September 30, 2019

      A US base and an Italian military convoy were targeted in separate attacks in Somalia on Monday. Al-Shabaab militantsstaged a simultaneous car bomb and gun attack on the Baledogle US facility, while the Italian vehicles were hit by an explosion in the country’s capital of Mogadishu, according to officials. The US base is located in the south ...

  • Less Lethal Weapons (subjects at a distance) Market Exploration

    September 30, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are scoping systems that can temporarily neutralise a subject at a distance The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are scoping the potential for an innovation challenge to showcase, procure or develop mature concepts and technologies ...

  • Israel: Security forces arrest terrorists who murdered Rina Shnerb

    September 29, 2019

    IDF and Border Police forces arrested the terrorists who allegedly murdered 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and wounded her father, Rabbi Eitan Shnerb and brother Dvir near Ein Bubin spring in August next to the settlement of Dolev. The three alleged terrorists, from Ramallah and villages in the Binyamin areas, were said to be members of the Popular Front for the Liberation ...

  • Two powerful IEDs weighing 30 kg each found, major mishap averted

    September 29, 2019

    Security forces on Saturday recovered two powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs), weighing 30 kg each, planted by Naxals, in Maoist violence-hit Dantewada district (Chhattisgarh, India), police said. The IEDs were planted close to a culvert on Metapal-Katekalyan village road to target security forces or VIPs moving during the recently concluded Dantewada by-polls, Superintendent of Police (SP) ...

  • Prince Harry walks through Angola minefield 22 years after Diana

    September 28, 2019

    Prince Harry visited the site in Huambo, which has become a “bustling community” since Diana’s campaign. Wearing body armour, he also visited a partially-cleared minefield nearby and set off a controlled explosion. Diana captured global attention when she walked through the live minefield in 1997. She never lived to see the full impact of her visit – such ...

  • Desi Mudhol hunting hounds to help Indian Army sniff out IEDs, aid counterinsurgency ops

    September 28, 2019

    Three years after the Army inducted the indigenous breed of Mudhol hounds in its inventory, the canines have now been validated at several units for operations and other routine duties, top sources have told ThePrint. The training of these Karnataka-origin hunting hounds first started in 2016 by the Army’s Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) centre in ...

  • Three killed, including opposition politician, in blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

    September 28, 2019

    A blast in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan killed three, including an opposition political leader, on Saturday afternoon, police and officials said. Maulana Mohamad Hanif, Deputy Secretary General of the opposition party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), was among those killed in the town of Chaman, nor far from the Afghan border, District Commissioner Mohammad Bashir said. Police told ...

  • Explosion near polling station as Afghans vote for new president

    September 28, 2019

    An explosion has occurred near a polling station in the Afghan city of Kandahar just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president. A senior provincial government official said three people were injured by the blast. No militant group has claimed responsibility. The Taliban, which controls more of the country than ...

  • Men jailed for total of 33 years after blowing up Co-op cash machine in Kennington, Kent

    September 27, 2019

    Two men who blew up cash machines in Kent with TNT to steal £35,000 in a series of potentially lethal explosions have been jailed for 33 years. Judge James O’Mahoney told Victor Coseru, 27, and Gica-Fanica Radu, 36, their use of improvised bombs “was as serious a matter as can be.” Police have released images of the pair blowing up cash ...

  • Pakistan: Two soldiers injured in South Waziristan IED blast

    September 27, 2019

    Two security personnel sustained serious injuries in a blast in South Waziristan tribal district on Thursday, local sources said. The sources said an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near Dashka check post in Makeen area of South Waziristan due to which two soldiers identified as Naik Irfan and Sepoy Qasim sustained injuries. The injured soldiers were ...

  • UK Government admits further breach of ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    September 26, 2019

    International Trade Secretary Liz Truss was forced to admit to further breaches of a legal undertaking that Britain will halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia. In an embarrassing acknowledgement of continuing problems with controls on weapons exports, Ms Truss said an internal review had uncovered a licence allowing the repair of equipment used by Saudi forces to detect improvised ...

  • NATO Secretary General in Iraq: training national forces is a key tool in fighting terrorism

    September 26, 2019

    ATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday (17 September 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s new training mission in the country and the security situation in the region. The Secretary General paid tribute to the bravery of the Iraqi forces in liberating their country from Daesh and freeing ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate an IED in Kabul

    September 25, 2019

    The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device in Kabul, the Kabul Police Headquarters said. According to a statement released by Kabul Police, the security forces discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a roadside at around 9:00 am on Tuesday. The statement further added that the militants had planted the IED in ...

  • Explosion hits riot police bus in southern Turkey; 5 wounded

    September 25, 2019

    Turkey’s official news agency says a bomb exploded in southern Adana province, wounding five people. The governor’s office in Adana said Wednesday the explosion went off as a riot police bus passed. The statement said a police officer was among the wounded. Images of the explosion’s aftermath showed a badly damaged bus. Turkey has been hit by ...

  • Ghana halts ‘elaborate plot to destabilise country’

    September 24, 2019

    Ghanaian security forces have arrested and are questioning three alleged coup plotters after their plans to target the presidency were foiled. In a statement posted on Twitter, Ghana’s government said the plot had “the ultimate aim of destabilising the country”. Military personnel were involved in obtaining weapons, the statement said. According to the government, the group were aiming ...

  • Boy, 12, seriously injured by ‘explosive device’ in Plymouth

    September 24, 2019

    Two people – aged 16 and 64 – have been arrested on the same day police and navy bomb experts seized a number of other devices from properties in the city A 12-year-old boy has been left in a serious condition following an incident involving an explosive device in Plymouth. Police were placed on high alert amid reports ...

  • NIA recovers IED materials from Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

    September 24, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency said on Tuesday that it has recovered Improvised Explosive Device materials from the Bengaluru module of Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which was busted this year. The items were seized based on the information provided by Jahidul Islam, one of the terror operatives held by the investigation agency, an NIA release said. These operatives, ...

  • Rescue crews discover IEDs and explosive propane in rubble of a burned down Massachusetts condo

    September 24, 2019

    Rescue crews searching through the rubble of a Massachusetts condominium block that erupted in flames on Sunday night have discovered a man’s body, two explosive devices and a batch of propane tanks. Residents of the building in Fitchburg, around 55 miles west of Boston, reported hearing a loud explosion before flames engulfed the building at around ...

  • Infantryman arrested for allegedly offering bomb-making instructions to target politicians

    September 24, 2019

    A soldier with the 1st Infantry Division has been charged with sending instructions for making a bomb over social media, some of which would have resulted in viable explosives, and were sent with the knowledge that they could be used to target politicians, according to the Department of Justice. Spc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, was arrested ...