News – March 2020


  • Tunisia explosion: Suspected suicide bomber blows themselves up outside US embassy

    March 6, 2020

    A suspected suicide bomber has blown himself up near the US embassy in Tunisia, according to reports. The blast is believed to have occurred 150 metres away from the walls of the embassy in the capital Tunis. Pictures from the scene show the wreckage of a vehicle with debris scattered across a road block. It is not yet ...

  • RAF scramble to save SAS soldier wounded in IED explosion in Syria

    March 5, 2020

    Two RAF Chinook helicopters packed with special forces troops and medics swooped in to save a wounded SAS soldier in Syria. The casualty was airlifted from deep inside the warzone to a medical facility in Erbil in neighbouring Iraq, where he is thought to be in a stable condition. The crack troop is understood to have been injured ...

  • BP Angola commits $6.1 million of funding for landmine clearing charity HALO Trust

    March 4, 2020

    BP Angola today announced it has increased its financial grant to $6.1 million over four years to support the work in Angola of British landmine clearance charity the HALO Trust. An additional $4.9million of funding has been agreed to bolster the $1.2million grant announced in May 2019 as the pair widen their ambitions for the region. The ...

  • Yemen: The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Thwarted a Terrorist Attack Targeting an Oil Tanker in the Arabian Sea

    March 4, 2020

    Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki “An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtun port was thwarted and foiled. The failed terrorist attempt was carried out at (1439) on Tuesday 03 March ...

  • Laos clearing more landmines, bombs

    March 3, 2020

    Laos has set a target of clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) on an area stretching 10,000ha this year. This was revealed by the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) following its annual meeting to outline its work plan this year, according to The Laotian Times. Labour and Social Welfare Minister Khampheng Saysompheng and the NRA board chairman Chomyaeng ...

  • Dhaka: ‘New Neo JMB cell behind remote bomb’

    March 3, 2020

    The Improvised Explosives Device that went off at a traffic police box in Chattogram’s Sholoshahar on Friday was detonated by remote control. A separate cell of the IS-inspired militant outfit Neo JMB carried out the attack. The IED was powerful enough to kill people, officers said. “The IED made by the outfit was equipped with a remote ...

  • RaIDer-X: DRDO unveils new explosive detection device

    March 2, 2020

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IISC Bangalore recently unveiled a new explosive detection device. A new explosive detection device – RaIDer-X was recently showcased during the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) on March 01, 2020. According to the reports, RaIDer-X can detect an explosive from a specific stand-off distance. It can also expand ...

  • 3 killed, 11 injured in E. Afghan bomb attack

    March 2, 2020

    Three civilians were killed and 11 others wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost on Monday, local police said. “An improvised explosive device attached to a motorcycle was detonated in Nadir Shah Kot District roughly at 5:15 p.m. local time. The motorcycle was parked outside a playground where local villagers were playing ...

  • UK military gears up for deployment in Mali

    March 2, 2020

    Britain is significantly stepping up its military support in West Africa to help combat the world’s fastest growing Islamist-led insurgency. Over the past month, British troops have been helping train local forces to fight extremism in the Sahel. The region, a semi-arid stretch of land just south of the Sahara Desert, has been a frontline in the ...