News – June 2022


  • Successful 27th edition of EUROSATORY after a 4-year absence!

    June 30, 2022

    After a four-year absence due to the health crisis, the 2022 edition of the international land and airland defence and security exhibition was eagerly awaited by the entire international community of the sector. In the particular context of conflicts at the gates of Europe, this edition is one of the most significant in the history of ...

  • Afghanistan: Explosions and Gunfire Near Taliban’s Grand Assembly Venue in Kabul

    June 30, 2022

    Multiple explosions and gunfire were heard near Loya Jirga hall, a location in Kabul where Afghan religious scholars and tribal elders had gathered for the Taliban’s grand assembly, according to local sources. According to the sources, on Thursday afternoon in Kabul, clash involving light and heavy weaponry began close to where the Afghan Ulema and tribal ...

  • Solomon Islands: Twelve Explosives Specialists Graduate with Assistance from Australian Defense Force

    June 30, 2022

    The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit has graduated 12 officers after completing level 2 of the International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) course requirements as specialist operators at the EOD facility, East of Honiara. This is another important stage in the development of our next generation of EOD operators, which will ...

  • Ireland: House cordoned off in Cork after discovery of ‘potentially hazardous chemicals’

    June 30, 2022

    A terraced house on College Road in Cork city was cordoned off following the discovery of potentially hazardous chemicals. Members of the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and gardaí arrived at the house at 1pm and taped off the house and garden. The house is close to University College Cork and a popular area for students. Read ...

  • November 2015 Paris attacks: Salah Abdeslam guilty as historic trial ends

    June 30, 2022

    The only surviving attacker from the group that carried out the November 2015 Paris attacks has been found guilty of terrorism and murder charges. Salah Abdeslam received a rare full-life sentence for his role in the gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people. The court also convicted 19 other men involved, six of whom are believed ...

  • UK commits a further £500,000 to landmine disposal in Armenia and Azerbaijan

    June 30, 2022

    The UK Government is providing a further £500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support land mine clearance in Armenia and Azerbaijan. New funding will provide vital training and expert advice to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives. Minister for Europe and North America, James Cleverly, said: This UK contribution will harness the ...

  • Senegal: Bomb disposal experts comb Singhere village for explosives

    June 30, 2022

    Since June 2, the team from Handicap International has been combing the village of Singhere, about 50 kilometres from Ziguinchor, in search of hidden mines, to allow the population to have access to this track which links two villages. The majority of the population have abandoned their land due to the crisis that has long affected ...

  • Philippines: Suspected IED carrier killed in Basilan

    June 30, 2022

    A suspected bomb carrier was killed while his cohort escaped during an encounter with government troops in Lamitan City, Basilan on Wednesday evening, the military reported on Thursday. In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) identified the killed personality as Adil Akarab, tagged as “a lawless element and armed terrorist group member.” The Wesmincom said Akarab, ...

  • Yemen: Car bomb targeting security official leaves 6 dead in Aden

    June 29, 2022

    A car bomb targeting a top provincial security official in the southern Yemen city of Aden killed at least six people Wednesday and wounded eight others, Yemeni officials said. A car carrying explosives detonated while the convoy of a security official from a neighboring province was driving by, the officials said. Three of his guards were ...

  • In post-coup Burkina Faso, jihadist attacks grow fiercer despite junta pledge

    June 29, 2022

    When mutinous soldiers ousted Burkina Faso’s democratically elected president in late January, they vowed to do a better job of securing the Sahelian country from attacks linked to al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State. But violence has only increased over the past five months, draining public confidence in the junta, threatening coastal West African states, and ...

  • Milwaukee police warn public about fireworks and homemade explosives ahead of 4th of July

    June 29, 2022

    With Fourth of July weekend just days away, it’s the time of year when safety concerns arise related to fireworks. From homemade explosives to commercial store-bought products, Milwaukee police are giving a demonstration of the risk involved. Police say the biggest concern is people mistaking homemade explosive devices for fireworks. Read more… Source: CBS58 News  

  • Queensland: Engineers render ‘booby-trapped city’ safe

    June 29, 2022

    Under the quiet jungle canopy of the Canungra field training area in Tamborine Mountain, south-east Queensland, three teams of six explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians worked methodically to detect, identify and render safe improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As metal detectors were swept across the jungle floor and their occasional beeps broke the silence, a few rays ...

  • Cambodia: 500 UXOs found in Banteay Meanchey in the first six months of this year

    June 29, 2022

    In the first six months of this year, demining specialists in Banteay Meanchey province found about 500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO). In the past five years, explosive remnants of war have killed six people and injured 13 others, officials said. Speaking at a June 29 ceremony to raise awareness about the dangers caused by UXOs, ...

  • California: Homemade Bomb Found Outside Church In Lakeport

    June 28, 2022

    A church in Lake County was evacuated after a groundskeeper found a homemade bomb in some nearby bushes. The bomb was discovered after Sunday morning’s service at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Lakeport. The Napa County Sheriff’s Office used a bomb disposal robot to disable and inspect the device. A 27-year-old man was arrested later in ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists arrested for 2 Rajouri blasts, IEDs seized

    June 28, 2022

    Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been arrested in connection with the recent blasts in Kotranka and Budhal areas of Rajouri district but the police are still looking for Lashkar commander Talib Shah who led them, police said on Tuesday. Additional director general of police (ADGP), Mukesh Singh said Talib Shah is “the commander of LeT in general ...

  • Syria: U.S. strike targets ‘senior’ militant in Idlib province

    June 27, 2022

    The United States carried out a strike in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday that targeted a senior leader of an Al-Qaeda aligned militant group, the U.S. military said. The strikes targeted Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of Al Qaeda aligned Hurras al-Din, while he was traveling alone on a motorcycle, the U.S. military statement ...

  • Committing to anti-personnel mine ban saves civilian lives

    June 27, 2022

    The ICRC welcomes the changes to the United States anti-personnel landmine policy and its declared intention to be compliant with and ultimately accede to the Ottawa Convention, which prohibits their use. This is a positive step for protecting people affected by conflict around the world as anti-personnel landmines continue to kill and maim even when a ...

  • Colorado: Homemade Explosive Components Found Inside Burning Home In Boulder County

    June 27, 2022

    Firefighters found homemade explosive components in the basement of a home that exploded on Sunday night. Crews rushed to the home in the 7000 block of Durham Circle in Boulder County about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely but two pets were still inside when firefighters arrived. The residents ...

  • Yemen: At least 689 mines removed in just one week

    June 26, 2022

    The Yemen’s Executive Center for Mine Action announced the removal of 689 mines, explosive devices and ammunition remnants of the US-Saudi-UAE aggression in several governorates within a week. The center explained that during the period from June 18 to 23, the center’s teams worked to clear an area of ​​33,386 square meters of war remnants, and ...

  • NATO to help secure Qatar World Cup 2022

    June 26, 2022

    NATO confirmed on Thursday that it will assist Qatar in security measures during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as part of the bloc’s close cooperation with Doha. “The support will include training against threats posed by Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials, which will be delivered by Slovakia and NATO’s Joint CBRN Defence Centre of ...

  • Terrorists sites promoting al-Qaeda, the Taliban and neo-Nazi groups are openly online

    June 26, 2022

    Almost 200 terrorists websites are operating openly and some get 1.54million visitors every month, tech experts warn. The sick extremist sites are available on the open internet, not even hidden on the so-called dark web. They include material from al-Qaeda, the Taliban, so-called Islamic State and neo-Nazi groups. Most websites are viewed by people in Algeria, Pakistan, the ...

  • Turkish security forces defuse bomb planted in truck in northern Syria

    June 25, 2022

    Turkish security forces defused a bomb planted in a truck in Syria’s northern Jerablus region, bordering Türkiye, the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Saturday. According to the ministry, police received a tip that the truck carrying a bomb was left on June 21 in the border town by PKK/YPG terrorists to be used in terror activities. A ...

  • Morocco and UN to Strengthen Counterterrorism Cooperation

    June 25, 2022

    Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, said on Friday that cooperation between Morocco and the UN in the field of counterterrorism is “strong and fruitful.” The statement came during a celebration of the first anniversary of the Rabat-based United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa. During the celebration, Bourita and Vladimir Voronkov, the Under ...