News – May 2016

U.S. soldiers help African armies detect and defeat IEDs
May 31, 2016
Using lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is helping its partners fight a growing IED threat across the African continent.

Cops foil blast try on Basilan bridge
May 31, 2016
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippines) —Police have foiled an attempt to blow up a bridge by lawless elements in Lamitan City, Basilan province.

IEDs used in Haryana blasts kept getting better by the day
May 30, 2016
Investigations into three bomb blasts in Haryana since January this year have shown that the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in the blasts got better by the day, indicating the possibility of a bigger operation being planned.

Police dog training saves shelter dogs from “doggie death row”
May 30, 2016
U.S. police dogs working the crime beat are usually purebreds that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to train. But one man is trying to change that.

South Sudan: Dogs to the Rescue in Troubled South Sudan
May 30, 2016
Khartoum, Sudan — Vulnerable populations in strife-torn South Sudan have received a security boost following the deployment of more than 30 explosive detection dogs (EDDs).

Milipol Qatar 2016 officially opens Online Registration service for visitors
May 30, 2016
Milipol Qatar 2016, the region’s most influential international trade exhibition for Homeland Security announces that online registration officially opened on 17th May 2016.

Mali: United Nations peacekeepers killed in attack
May 29, 2016
Five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and another was seriously injured in an attack in central Mali.

NIA may help Haryana probe IED blasts
May 27, 2016
A low intensity explosion took place in a State-run bus in Kurukshetra, Haryana on Thursday afternoon, injuring eight people.

NATO trains Iraqi officers in countering Improvised Explosive Devices
May 25, 2016
NATO is helping Iraqi officers learn how to find and defuse Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan.

Bangladesh eager to resume air cargo flights to U.K.
May 25, 2016
Australia’s recent lifting of a ban on air cargo from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, prompted Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon to express optimism that the U.K. would follow suit.

ISIS testing chemical weapons on prisoners and animals in grisly laboratories
May 23, 2016
Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis are testing chemical weapons on its prisoners in grisly suburban laboratories, terrified Iraqi citizens have claimed.

Syria: Jableh and Tartus rocked by series of explosions
May 23, 2016
At least 100 people have been killed and some 200 injured after a series of explosions rocked the coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus.

59 IEDs of 1 kg each seized in Jharkhand
May 22, 2016
In a joint operation, the Latehar police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Sunday seized 59 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Official journalists announce destroying IEDs laboratory in Fallujah
May 22, 2016
On Sunday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced, that the Iraqi F16 fighter jets destroyed a laboratory for manufacturing improvised explosive devices and killed dozens of ISIS members in Fallujah District.

Suspected ISIS-linked cell foiled in southern Russia, large weapons cache destroyed
May 21, 2016
A militant cell with suspected links to the Islamic State terror group was foiled in Russia’s southern Republic of Ingushetia.

MoI release photos of suicide bomber, VBIED seized near the ministry compound
May 17, 2016
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) released the photos of the would-be suicide bomber and the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device which the bomber wanted to use in targeting the Ministry of Interior compound.

Two police officers injured in land mine explosion en route to Afgooye, south of Mogadishu
May 14, 2016
Two police officers have survived a land mine explosion along the main road connecting Mogadishu and Afgoye in the out skirts of Mogadishu.

School WWII Bomb To Be Destroyed Outside Bath
May 13, 2016
Experts are planning to move an unexploded World War Two bomb from a school playground in Bath to destroy it outside the city.

Nigerian troops intercept another suicide bomber
May 12, 2016
The troops of 7 Division Garrison Commnd of the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Civilian JTF maintaining security and vigilance, averted yet another attempt by the Boko Haram terrorists to unleash suicide bomber into the peaceful community of Sulaimanti

Four killed, 17 wounded in blast in southeast Turkey
May 12, 2016
Four suspected bomb makers were killed and 17 people wounded when an explosion ripped through a village in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast.

At Least 88 Killed In Baghdad Car Bombings
May 11, 2016
The Iraqi capital is rocked by three blasts, the deadliest of which has been claimed by Islamic State.

Bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey’s Diyarbakir kills three
May 10, 2016
A car bomb killed three people and wounded 45 when it struck a police vehicle on Tuesday in Diyarbakir.

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May 9, 2016
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Saudi security operation kills Islamic State fighters outside Mecca
May 5, 2016
Saudi security forces shot dead two alleged Islamic State fighters and two others blew themselves up outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

‘Extremely dangerous’ improvised explosive device found under Texas bridge
May 5, 2016
An area bomb squad and ATF agents disabled an IED found under a well-traveled road outside of a small Central Texas town Tuesday.

Researchers team up to test improved landmine detection technology
May 4, 2016
An academic research team from The University of Manchester has teamed up with colleagues from King’s College London and the University of Zagreb to test innovative new landmine detection technologies simultaneously for the first time, at a state-of-the-art testing facility in Croatia.

Syria’s Volunteer Sappers Improvise Mine-Clearing Methods
May 4, 2016
Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world’s most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return.

Terrorists planning attacks on mass May 9 V-Day celebrations detained in Moscow
May 4, 2016
A group of citizens from Central Asian countries has been detained by Russia’s security agency, the FSB, on suspicion of planning massive terror attacks during Victory Day celebrations

Sarin nerve agent antidote is within reach, scientists reveal
May 3, 2016
Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the search for new antidotes to combat deadly nerve agent sarin.

Can a computer train your dog?
May 3, 2016
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a computer system that can train a dog autonomously by using sensors to respond to a dog’s body language.

Troops clear bomb making factory in Borno
May 1, 2016
The Nigerian army said it burst and cleared a Boko Haram major bomb making factory in Ngala, a town in Borno state.

Turkey explosion: Gaziantep police station hit by suspected Isis car bomb attack killing at least two people
May 1, 2016
At least two people has been killed and another 22 have been wounded in a car bomb attack outside the main police station in Gaziantep on the southern Turkish-Syrian border, according to the provincial governor.