News – June 2022


  • Colorado: Grand Junction Police investigating IED found in parking lot

    June 24, 2022

    The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating an improvised explosive device that was found Monday night in a parking lot off North Ninth Street. According to GJPD, officers responded to a 911 call in which the reporting party said there was a suspicious object that had exploded and was smouldering. Officers arrived to find an IED on ...

  • Ukraine: Russian-installed Kherson official killed in bomb blast

    June 24, 2022

    A senior official in the Russian-installed administration of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region was killed in an apparent assassination on Friday, the deputy head of the administration told Reuters. Dmitry Savluchenko, head of the families, youth, and sports department of the Kherson Military-Civilian Administration, was killed in a bomb blast. Russia’s TASS news agency said there were two ...

  • Solomon Islands: ADF helps clear explosive legacy of WW2 battle

    June 23, 2022

    Almost 80 years after the WW2 Battle of Guadalcanal, the legacy of the six-month conflict continues to claim casualties in Solomon Islands. Explosive remnants of the battle lie centimetres below the surface of the soft soil and sand throughout the archipelago. As a result, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) explosive ordnance disposal response team is ...

  • Thailand: Local EOD robots ready for action

    June 23, 2022

    The Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) have certified two locally made Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots to be used for commercial purposes and in Thailand’s deep south. The Defence Technology Institute (DTI) announced on Wednesday the DSTD certified its two C-IED robot models, D-Empir V4 and Noonar V4. The robots were developed under the Explosive Ordnance ...

  • ANG/IG leads multi-agency CAMR training, exercise at Morris ANG Base

    June 23, 2022

    MORRIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. — The Air National Guard (ANG) Inspector General’s (IG) office led a 5-day training, known as a Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) All Hazards Management Response (CAMR) course, that culminated in an emergency response exercise at Morris Air National Guard Base June 13-17. Civilian and military instructors from ...

  • Syria: SDF arrests ISIS bomb specialist in Tabqa

    June 22, 2022

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has arrested an ISIS improvised explosive device (IED) specialist in Tabqa, the US-led Combined Special Operations Joint Task Force-Levant (SOJTF) announced on Wednesday. “The SDF, with support from the @coalition, detained a Daesh (ISIS) IED specialist and confiscated weapons and equipment near Tabqa,” the official account of SOJTF said. Weapons and equipment ...

  • US airman arrested over insider bombing attack that hurt 4 US troops

    June 22, 2022

    A U.S. Airman has been arrested in connection with a suspected insider attack at a U.S. base in Syria in April, during which someone planted a bomb that injured four fellow service members when it exploded. In a statement first provided to CNN, U.S. Air Force spokeswomen Ann Stefanek said “As part of an ongoing investigation, ...

  • Nigeria: Troops Intercept Explosives, Ammunition In Cross River

    June 22, 2022

    Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday 21 June 2022, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, loaded with assorted munition while enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State. The security operatives deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the ...

  • Mine Exploitation: What Happens When the Fleet Has to Clear Modern, Unknown Mines?

    June 22, 2022

    Across from the quarterdeck of the Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), the EOD Memorial bears the names of the 343 military EOD technicians killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the EOD career field. The earliest casualty on the wall is Ensign John M. Howard, killed on 11 June 1942, at ...

  • Philippines: IED explodes outside Lamitan City Hall

    June 22, 2022

    An improvised explosive device (IED) went off Monday evening outside the Lamitan City Hall in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, police said. Police said it is investigating the motive of the bombing and who were behind the explosion which damaged a water pipe and a portion of the wall surrounding the government building. There was ...

  • Most land mine use by US military banned, except for Korea

    June 21, 2022

    President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday that it would restrict the use of anti-personnel land mines by the U.S. military, aligning the country’s policy more closely with an international treaty banning the deadly explosives. “The president believes strongly that we need to curtail their use worldwide,” John Kirby, a national security spokesman, said at a White ...

  • FACT SHEET: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

    June 21, 2022

    Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing important policy changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine policy. After conducting a comprehensive policy review, the United States is joining the vast majority of countries around the world in committing to limit the use of anti-personnel landmines (APL).These changes reflect the President’s belief that these weapons have disproportionate impact on ...

  • Homemade bomb found by West Michigan roadside, brought to City Hall

    June 21, 2022

    Michigan State Police are among those investigating after an improvised explosive device (IED) was found by a Michigan roadside. According to authorities, a Brooks Township citizen drove to the Newaygo Police Department with a strange object they found by the roadside Monday. They contacted a City Hall staff member, reporting that they had a suspicious item he believed ...

  • Iron Dragons assume mission command over domestic CBRN defense response task force

    June 21, 2022

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 110th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion (Technical Escort) “Iron Dragons” have assumed mission command of Task Force 2 in the Defense CBRN Response Force. Known as the DCRF, the Defense CBRN Response Force saves lives, mitigates suffering and facilitates recovery operation In support of U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force-Civil ...

  • Thailand: Three policemen injured in truck bomb explosion in Pattani Province

    June 21, 2022

    Three policemen were injured when a bomb hidden in a six-wheel garbage truck exploded near a road checkpoint in Panare district on Monday night. The attack occurred about 9.15pm at Chantharak police checkpoint on Highway 42 at Moo 1 village in tambon Khuan. An explosive ordnance disposal team sent to the scene reported the bomb was inside ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called after five-year-old boy finds ‘artillery shell’ in Tameside

    June 21, 2022

    A bomb squad was called after a five-year-old boy found an ‘artillery shell’ while magnet fishing with his dad in Tameside. The canal branches off from Cavendish Street and down several side streets, with the main scene focused around the bridge on Margaret Street where the shell was discovered. At around 3.10pm, bomb disposal experts removed the ...

  • Hungary: World War II bomb found in Budapest’s 13th district

    June 20, 2022

    The bomb will be defused on Tuesday morning at the site in the XIII district. The area will be evacuated and sealed off in a 200-meter radius for the duration of the work, said Milán Gajdos, communications officer of the Defence Forces’ fire brigade. The report came from a construction site on Kartács Street. The bomb ...

  • Iraq: Explosion near security headquarters rocks Baghdad

    June 19, 2022

    A security source revealed that twin explosions took place on Sunday morning near the fence of a security headquarters of the intelligence service, according to Alsumaria News. The security source clarified that two homemade explosive devices were placed outside the fence of a security headquarters of the intelligence service on Al-Masbah Street in central Baghdad when ...

  • UN peacekeeper killed in explosion in northern Mali

    June 19, 2022

    A United Nations peacekeeper was killed in an explosion at a mine while on patrol in Kidal in northern Mali, according to the head of the UN mission in the country (MINUSMA), El-Ghassim Wane. “Terrible news which adds to the long list of our colleagues who have lost their lives during their service in Mali,” Wane ...

  • Ukraine: Area larger than UK covered with unexploded devices

    June 19, 2022

    As a result of war in Ukraine, more than 116,000 square miles (300,000 km2) of the territory is likely to be contaminated with unexploded devices, according to the Deputy Minister of Interior. Just to put that into context, that is an area larger than the UK. But in Ukraine, there are only 300 qualified technicians available to ...

  • Afghanistan: Deadly explosion rocks Sikh temple in Kabul

    June 18, 2022

    An assault on a temple of Afghanistan’s tiny Sikh community has left one worshipper and a Taliban member dead as well as the unidentified attackers. The temple in the capital Kabul was hit by a bomb early in the morning when up to 30 people were inside. A Taliban spokesman told Reuters news agency the attackers had ...

  • Somalia: ATMIS, UNMAS and key stakeholders conclude conference to counter IEDs

    June 18, 2022

    Top officials of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and key stakeholders, have concluded a three-day conference to take stock of the current measures to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), in order to develop a comprehensive IED threat mitigation strategy. The conference in Mogadishu, attended by Somali ...

  • Ukraine: Kherson Region’s head of penal service comes under attack

    June 18, 2022

    A bomb went off in the car of Yevgeny Sobolev, head of the Kherson Region penal service, who was taken to a hospital, a law enforcement source told TASS. His official’s life isn’t in danger, the source said. “The car of the head of the penal service was blown up. His life isn’t in danger at the ...

  • Yemeni journalist killed in explosion in Aden

    June 16, 2022

    A Yemeni journalist was killed when his car exploded while he was driving in the southern port city of Aden, an official said Thursday, the latest such attack in the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani said an improvised explosive device had been planted in the car of Saber al-Haidari, an employee ...