News – August 2019


  • Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

    August 31, 2019

    Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come under frequent attack since 2015, occurred as US and insurgent negotiators continue to seek an agreement ...

  • Suicide blast wounds 4 civilians including women in Kabul

    August 30, 2019

    The security officials confirm an explosion has taken place in Taimani area of Kabul city. According to reports, the explosion has taken place in the vicinity of the 2nd street of Taimani. Eyewitnesses say it was likely a suicide attack. Meanwhile, an official in the Ministry of Interior confirmed that a suicide blast in 2nd street of Taimani ...

  • Meet this year’s top military working dog

    August 27, 2019

    A Marine had been injured by an IED, an improvised explosive device, so the pair were looking for other bombs in the area. Suddenly, Tarwoe stepped on a buried IED, and it exploded, killing him. Yeager suffered shrapnel wounds that took months to recover from and cost him part of his right ear. Ninety-two military working dogs died in ...

  • Hezbollah says explosives found in drone that crashed in Beirut

    August 27, 2019

    Terror group claims UAV recovered near its media headquarters was attempting an attack, carried 11-pound bomb The Hezbollah terror group on Tuesday said a drone that crashed in its Beirut stronghold early Sunday contained an explosive device weighing more than five kilograms (11 pounds). The Iran-backed Shiite group had previously said an Israeli reconnaissance drone had flown ...

  • Two East Jerusalem residents held for pipe bomb attack on cops

    August 27, 2019

    Suspects allegedly threw explosive at officers during late-night police raid in Issawiya; bomb failed to detonate, was neutralized by sappers Two residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly attempting to carry out a pipe bomb attack against Border Police officers. During a police sweep of the neighborhood, the two suspects ...

  • IED explodes outside the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad

    August 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the Pakistan Consulate General in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Sunday. All Pakistani staffers at the consulate are safe. According to a tweet, Dr Faisal said: “IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff ...

  • Army disarms IED on West Bank highway days after deadly terror bombing

    August 26, 2019

    Israeli security forces on Monday found and disarmed a small improvised explosive device that had been planted along a northern West Bank highway, the army said. The foiled roadside bombing came days after an IED that had been planted next to a natural spring in the central West Bank was triggered by terrorists as an Israeli ...

  • Cyprus: Two arrested for improvised explosive device

    August 25, 2019

    Two men aged 29 and 53 were arrested on Saturday in connection with an improvised explosive device found by police in Gialia, Paphos. According to the police, information was received regarding an explosive device in an open space in the Gialia village. The device was placed in a paper package, which also contained an igniting fire ...

  • Liquid restrictions to end at UK airports thanks to new technology

    August 25, 2019

    Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology will provide a detailed picture of a bag’s contents and allow images to be visually rotated ...

  • IDF said to arrest 3 Palestinians during hunt for terrorists behind bomb attack

    August 24, 2019

    Israeli troops reportedly confiscate cameras, raid homes in West Bank villages near site of bombing that killed Israeli teen Rina Shnerb Israeli security forces reportedly arrested three Palestinian men in the West Bank early Saturday as they searched for the terrorists behind a bombing attack that killed an Israeli teenager. According to Palestinian media reports, Israeli soldiers ...

  • U.S. military confirms attack on a convoy near Bagram Airfield, no casualties reported

    August 24, 2019

    The U.S. military confirmed an attack on a military convoy near Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by U.S. military “There was an attack on a convoy last night near Bagram Airfield in Sayyad district, but no casualties or injuries to US or Coalition forces.” The statement further added “Unfortunately ...

  • Nigeria: EOD detonates war bombs in 3 states

    August 23, 2019

    The Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Nigeria Police has discovered and detonated some bombs abandoned after the 1967 civil war in three states. The explosives were discovered in Imo, Delta and Anambra States, by construction workers building in the areas. Commissioner of Police in charge of EOD, CP Maikudi Shehu, during his quarterly conference with senior officers ...

  • IS makes comeback in Syria through sleeper cells

    August 23, 2019

    On Aug. 20, unidentified gunmen blew up Al-Salam hospital in Sheikh Hamad village, south of the town of Marqada, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the countryside of Hasakah in northeastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a British-based monitoring group, said the unidentified men were part of an Islamic State (IS) cell who ...

  • Navy Bomb Disposal Team Removes ‘Old Hand Grenade’ From Isle Of Wight Resort

    August 23, 2019

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has retrieved an “old hand grenade” that was found in a holiday resort on the Isle of Wight. Away Resorts Management (ARM), which runs the centre at Bembridge, Whitecliff Bay, said the device was discovered on Thursday night. Local media reported that a guest staying at the park found the device ...

  • US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

    August 23, 2019

    The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said on Wednesday that he had signed an agreement with Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen, the director of Norwegian ...

  • Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings

    August 23, 2019

    The Special Forces stormed the hideout of a key ISIS terrorist in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces stormed the hideout of Abdul Basit, a key facilitator of ISIS terrorist group. The statement further added that the NDS forces conducted ...

  • Israeli teenage girl killed in West Bank bomb attack

    August 23, 2019

    A 17-year-old Israeli girl has been killed in a bomb attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says. Rina Shnerb had been hiking with her brother Dvir and her father Eitan near a natural spring outside Dolev when an improvised explosive device blew up. Dvir and Eitan were seriously wounded by ...

  • Nigerian Terrorists Plant Explosives In Potholes, Troops Foil Attack

    August 22, 2019

    Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says. According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics. The ploy ...

  • UK And Iraq Agree To Future Defence Relationship

    August 22, 2019

    The UK has committed to continuing its military support to Iraq, with a new agreement focusing on education. The deal confirms British troops will work alongside Iraqi Security Forces to develop their intelligence structures and provide wider training and development. The UK has already trained more than 103,000 Iraqi forces in infantry and weapons maintenance, counter IED, ...

  • Philippines: Central Mindanao troops on high alert

    August 21, 2019

    Security forces in Central Mindanao are on heightened alert following a bomb explosion Monday in Datu Anggal Midtimbang town, Maguindanao, and a foiled bomb plot in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat. Lt. Col. Manuel Alburo, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the police and military are probing deeper into the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) ...