News – May 2018

  • Kabul: Attack On Interior Ministry Ends After 10 Gunmen Killed

    May 31, 2018

    The attack started at around 12.15pm Kabul time when an explosion occurred close to the entrance gate of the ministry. The explosion was followed by gunfire by attackers. The Ministry of Interior moved to the new building last year – a building which is close to main military bases including the Ministry of Defense and the ...

  • IED blast kills two soldiers in North Waziristan: ISPR

    May 30, 2018

    As many as two soldiers were killed and three others were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near Datakhel area of North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. According to military’s media wing, the blast took place when an IED planted on track by militants went off near a security forces ...

  • Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    May 29, 2018

      Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Irish Centre for Emergency Management, DynITEC GmbH, Irish Defence Forces, Metrohm AG, Armament Research Services (ARES) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Spring/Summer 2018 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations ...

  • Afghanistan seizes truck carrying 10 tonnes of explosives from Pakistan

    May 29, 2018

    Afghan border police have seized a truck carrying 9,800 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient of improvised explosives, at Torkham crossing with Pakistan, officials said Sunday. The explosives were placed under fruit boxes in a Pakistani lorry. The discovery was made on Saturday evening during check at Torkham port, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said. Read more… Source:  

  • Homemade explosives used in Mississauga restaurant appeared to contain nails

    May 29, 2018

    A homemade bomb detonated in a Mississauga restaurant last week appeared to contain nails and other household items, police said Tuesday, revealing more details on their investigation into an explosion that injured 15 people. The search for two suspects continues, and one of them may be a woman, Peel police said at a morning news conference, ...

  • Explosive-laden Gazan drone found in southern Israel

    May 28, 2018

    A drone armed with explosives was launched from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and fell in the South last week, the IDF confirmed on Monday. The drone, which was launched from the northern Gaza Strip at night, was recovered intact “a few days ago” after it landed in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, the IDF said. Read more… Source: The ...

  • Three soldiers injured in IED blast in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir

    May 28, 2018

    Srinagar: Three soldiers were injured in an IED blast triggered by terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. A Casper vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was damaged in an IED blast triggered by terrorists in Zainapora area of Shopian district, an Army official said. Read more… Source: State Times  

  • 3 killed, 7 injured as suicide bomber target Konduga, Borno

    May 28, 2018

    The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that three persons lost their lives while seven others were injured when a suicide bomber attacked Konduga yesterday. Police Commissioner, Mr. Damian Chukwu, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday. Read more… Source: Daily Trust  

  • Explosive device found in car at Northampton (Mass.) fairgrounds, officials report

    May 26, 2018

    Massachusetts State Police found an improvised explosive device in a vehicle at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton Friday, officials confirmed Saturday. Jennifer Mieth, of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was called to assist Northampton Police in responding to the small explosive device located in a car at the fairgrounds. Read more… Source:  MassLive  

  • 98 kg explosives meant for Bangladesh outfit seized in Bengal

    May 26, 2018

    Murshidabad police arrested two youths on Thursday night and seized bomb making chemicals weighing 98 kg that was allegedly being sent to a banned militant outfit in Bangladesh. Manglu Khan and Sadekul Khan, both 30, were arrested from Nimtita in Murshidabad district. The chemicals were hidden in a garden. Read more… Source: Hindustan Times  

  • ‘Projectable objects’ in Canada restaurant bomb that injured 15 people

    May 25, 2018

    Fifteen people have been injured after two men walked into an Indian restaurant and set off a bomb, Canadian police say. The male suspects fled the scene after detonating what police have described as an “improvised explosive device” inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, on Thursday at about 10.30pm (3.30am UK ...

  • Sixth Member of Gas Pipeline Clearance Team Killed in Afghanistan

    May 23, 2018

    The body of a man identified as the sixth of a group of mine-clearance workers with the TAPI international gas pipeline who were killed this week has been found in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Wednesday. The man was kidnapped on Monday after his five team members were shot by unknown gunmen in ...

  • 35th Engineers participate in Royal Army of Oman Counter IED Exchange

    May 22, 2018

    The 35th Engineer Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and the 648th Military Engagement Team (MET), Georgia Army National Guard, had the exciting opportunity to engage in a knowledge exchange event with the Royal Army of Oman on counter improvised explosive device (CIED) tactics, techniques and procedures. The event took place at the Royal Army ...

  • 16 Dead in Afghanistan After Car Bomb Explodes as Team Tries to Defuse It

    May 22, 2018

    At least 16 people, including security personnel and bystanders, were killed on Tuesday as bomb disposal experts tried and failed to defuse explosives in a parked car in the southern city of Kandahar, Afghan officials said. Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar Province, said the car had been parked in an auto repair ...

  • Philippines: 5 soldiers wounded in IED explosion

    May 22, 2018

    Five soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), which was allegedly planted by members of the New People’s Army (NPA), exploded on Monday, May 21 in Sitio Patawon, Barangay Cabuyuan, Mabini, Compostela Valley. Captain Jerry Lamosao, Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) chief of the 10th Infantry Division (ID) said the incident happened at 10:55 ...

  • CTD Balochistan recovers massive cache of weapons, explosives

    May 21, 2018

    The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) recovered a large cache of weapons and explosives during a raid in Quetta’s Kili Barat area late Sunday night. Security forces conducted a raid at a hide-out used as a weapon factory by Balochistan Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) commander Salman Badeni and other militants – who were killed in an intelligence-based operation last week. Over ...

  • Troops step up efforts to counter IED attacks on convoys

    May 20, 2018

    Following increased Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks Amisom troops are being trained on how to detect the device that recently claimed lives of seven Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and left two injured two. Major (Rtd) Ray Nzano an associate operations officer with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been training KDF troops on search ...

  • Improvised explosive device thrown at Belfast house

    May 19, 2018

    An improvised explosive device was thrown at a house in East Belfast late on Friday, it has emerged. The device was packed with nails and thrown along with a number of fireworks at the property in the Bloomfield Road area, police have said. Detective Sergeant Rory McPhillips revealed: “When officers arrived at the scene, we discovered that it was in fact ...

  • Armed police seize hand grenades, guns and ammunition as bomb squad descends on lorry in Sussex business park

    May 18, 2018

    Explosives were discovered attached to the underneath of a lorry in Sussex on Thursday. Two plastic cases containing guns, grenades and ammunition were found underneath the HGV, held on by magnets, at Rosier Business Park in Sussex. Armed police and military bomb disposal teams swooped on the area in dramatic scenes. The area was surrounded by officers and ...

  • Reward offered for help finding missing grenades which fell from a humvee

    May 16, 2018

    The US Air Force has offered $5,000 (£3,700) as a reward for help finding a container of grenades which fell off the back of a truck. The grenades were lost as the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces team travelled between test sites in North Dakota’s north west. The back hatch of the team’s humvee opened about four ...