News – June 2020


  • UK: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion in Glasgow home

    June 11, 2020

    A man has been arrested after suspicious items were discovered in a Glasgow property late last night. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Liddesdale Square in  Glasgow North where the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit safely removed the items before carrying out a controlled explosion. The area was cordoned off by Police Scotland as a precaution. Officers remain at the ...

  • Pakistan: CTD arrests Daesh operative in Gujranwala

    June 11, 2020

    Counter Terrorism Department conducted an intelligence based operation in Gujranwala on Wednesday and arrested a terrorist belonging to proscribed organisation Daesh from whom explosive material was also recovered. According to the details, the CTD Team Gujranwala got information from a credible source that  a terrorist belonging to banned organisation DAESH was present somewhere near Chowk Bijli ...

  • Two Pakistani Troops Killed In North Waziristan Bomb Attack

    June 11, 2020

    A roadside bomb targeting a vehicle carrying troops has exploded in northwestern Pakistan, killing two soldiers and wounding two others, the military says. The Pakistani army said in a statement on June 10 that the attack occurred near the town of Miran Shah, the main urban center in the North Waziristan tribal district that borders Afghanistan. No one immediately ...

  • Al-Shabaab could smuggle bomb ingredients as local resources run out – UN

    June 11, 2020

    Depletion of locally available ingredients for making explosives could force the militant group Al-Shabaab to smuggle the components into the country, the UN has warned. The chair of the UN Security on Somalia, Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, told the Council Wednesday (10th June) Al-Shabaab was capable of smuggling precursors for producing bombs in light of dwindling ...

  • SAVE THE DATE: CONNECT by COGES Events

    June 11, 2020

    Paris, 11 June 2020 After cancellation of Eurosatory due to the current sanitary crisis, its organiser COGES EVENTS will hold the online business meetings “CONNECT”, on September 14 and 15, 2020. They will be dedicated to all French and international manufacturers in the land and airland Defence and Security domains. These online meetings should allow to the ...

  • US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7 in capital

    June 10, 2020

    Washington called for a ceasefire in Libya and urged warring parties to protect its oil sector on Wednesday as the unity government said landmines had killed at least seven people in the capital. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s call came as the UN said it had held “productive” talks separately with officers from the unity government and rival forces ...

  • Russia: FSB thwarts terror attack at marketplace in Crimean capital

    June 10, 2020

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented a terror attack at a marketplace in Simferopol and detained five suspected Russian nationals who maintained contacts with Ukrainian radical forces, the FSB press office told TASS on Wednesday. “The Federal Security Service has prevented a terror attack in Simferopol in the Republic of Crimea. As a result of ...

  • Terrorists Capitalize on COVID-19 to Erode State Authority, Attack National, International Forces in Sahel, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

    June 10, 2020

    African Members Emphasize Urgent Need to Boost Operational Capacity of G5 Sahel Joint Force, Humanitarian Relief for Displaced COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to the highly volatile security situation in the Sahel, with terrorists capitalizing on the pandemic to undermine State authority and launch unrelenting attacks against national and international forces, the head of ...

  • Subsea Autonomy is Moving Beyond Waypoints

    June 9, 2020

    The AUV has been the tool of choice for shallow-water MCM and EOD operations for a number of years. The coverage by popular news channels of unfortunate events, such as the MH370 tragedy, has also shown that the AUV has undisputedly become the tool of choice to carry out salvage operations at extreme depths. The AUV ...

  • Brig. Gen. Antonio V. Munera takes command of Army’s sole EOD, CBRN integrated command

    June 9, 2020

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Brig. Gen. Antonio V. Munera became the eighth commander of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command June 9. He succeeded Brig. Gen. James E. Bonner who served as the commander since July 2017. Bonner has been selected as the next commanding general at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces avert militant attack by timely detection of IED in Baramulla

    June 9, 2020

    Security forces averted a militant attack by timely detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. A patrol party of the Army noticed the IED planted by the ultras by the roadside at the Saidpora crossing in the Dangiwacha area of Baramulla early in the morning, a police official said. He said a bomb disposal squad ...

  • Manchester: Wilmslow Road shut off as bomb squad carry out ‘controlled explosion’

    June 9, 2020

    Police evacuated several properties after receiving reports of a ‘suspicious item’ in Rusholme today. Officers closed Wilmslow Road at its junctions with Claremont Road and Dickenson Road following the discovery this afternoon. People were being asked to avoid the area. A bomb squad was called to the scene, where they carried out a “controlled explosion” within the cordon. ...

  • Northern Ireland: Shandon Park bomb accused in bid to have case thrown out

    June 9, 2020

    A man accused of trying to murder a PSNI officer is to mount a legal bid to have the case thrown out, it emerged today. 39 year-old Peter Granaghan faces charges linked to a bomb found under the off-duty policeman’s car at a golf club in east Belfast 12 months ago. He was expected to be returned ...

  • Ten Ukraine servicemen injured in Spartan vehicle blast in Avdiyivka

    June 9, 2020

    Ten Ukrainian servicemen were injured in a blast as a Spartan armored personnel carrier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit an unidentified explosive device in the town of Avdiyivka, Donetsk region, on Tuesday morning. Law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case under Part 2 of Article 258 (an act of terrorism) of the Criminal Code ...

  • Cambodia: Siem Reap mine-clearing missions accomplished

    June 9, 2020

    Siem Reap officials and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) announced that with the help of the Peaceland Organisation, Trapeang Thma Village in Khun Ream Commune, Banteay Srei district, is now free of landmines. More than 100 mines and UXO were destroyed over 10 months. Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan told The Post ...

  • Virginia man blew off hand making explosives to target ‘hot cheerleaders’

    June 8, 2020

    A southwest Virginia man who blew off his hand in an apparent explosives accident has been charged in federal court after authorities say they found evidence he was making a bomb and wanted to target “hot cheerleaders” because of his sexual frustrations. An FBI affidavit filed Friday in federal court in Abingdon says 23-year-old Cole Carini ...

  • India: Use of bait bombs, shock traps against stray animals common in Himachal

    June 8, 2020

    The police said that Lal used a homemade bomb in the trap, using a mixture of ‘gandhak-potash’ (potassium nitrate and sulphur), crushed stones and other materials, before covering it with wheat dough. The recent incident of a cow getting critically injured after consuming explosive-laden dough in Bilaspur has brought to the fore the widely-prevalent practice of killing stray ...

  • Hong Kong police arrest 2 people on suspicion of making explosives

    June 8, 2020

    A 16-year-old teenager and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on Monday in Hong Kong on suspicion of making or possession of explosives, police said. Chow Cheung-yau, superintendent of the Hong Kong police’s Narcotics Bureau, told a press conference that the police had received a tip-off of persons purchasing raw chemical ingredients fit for manufacturing explosives from ...

  • UK: Dog walker finds hand grenade in Berkhamsted park

    June 8, 2020

    A dog walker was left ‘shocked’ when he found a live hand grenade in a Berkhamsted park on Friday morning. At around 11am, Kev Pocock, who is a keen metal detectorist, was walking his dog in Northchurch Common when he made the discovery. He called the police immediately as he knew exactly what it was. Read more… Source: Hemel ...

  • Philippines: Troops capture 2 NPA fighters in Zamboanga

    June 8, 2020

    Troops captured two young communist rebels, one of whom was wounded in clashes in Bukidnon, officials said Sunday. Army Lt. Col. Ezra Balagtey, a spokesman for the Eastern Mindanao Command, said a 17-year-old New People’s Army (NPA) fighter was rushed by soldiers to a hospital after being shot in the leg and thigh in Bukidnon province ...