News – May 2022


  • Somalia: Double explosions kills at least 2 near Mogadishu

    June 11, 2022

    At least two people were killed and more than five others wounded late Friday in two explosions in and around Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, according to an official. The first attack was a landmine explosion that targeted a vehicle carrying security personnel on the outskirts of Mogadishu, according to a police officer who spoke to Anadolu ...

  • Pakistan: Two soldiers, children injured in Waziristan suicide blast

    May 31, 2022

    Two security personnel and as many children sustained injuries when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle of the security forces parked at a checkpost in the Razmak subdivision of North Waziristan tribal district on Monday. Officials said that the vehicle was parked near a checkpost in the Dosali area when the suicide bomber riding a motorcycle ...

  • New Jersey: Multiple homemade explosives found in 82-year-old man’s home

    May 31, 2022

    Police say one neighbor’s 911 call led to an arrest and seizure of numerous weapons at a home in Margate. On May 16, a resident on 36th Avenue told police an 82-year-old neighbor was caught shooting holes in their fence on surveillance footage. Police say Francis Beck, 82, fired two rounds from a CO2 powered handgun. He ...

  • Israel: IDF arrests two suspects in Samaria after finding an IED in their vehicle

    May 31, 2022

    Israeli forces arrested two suspects in Samaria on Monday night after finding an improvised explosive device (IED) in their vehicle. Soldiers pulled over a suspicious vehicle at Jit junction and discovered the device during a search. Ordnance disposal specialists dispatched to the scene confirmed the device was a bomb and neutralized it, according to the Israel ...

  • Nigeria: Another Explosion Hits Beer Parlour In Kogi

    May 31, 2022

    Again, Kabba in Kogi State has recorded another explosion, 18 days after a blast occurred in the area. The latest explosion suspected to be a dynamite took place on Sunday night in a beer parlour in Okepadi, when supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were rounding off their celebration of the emergence of former Vice ...

  • Vietnam: Quang Binh works hard on bomb and mine clearance

    May 31, 2022

    A workshop on building a database for coordination in overcoming post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Binh was organised in the locality on May 30. As part of a project on establishing and assisting database units, and coordinating the settlement of UXO consequences in Quang Binh, the event was ...

  • Ukraine forces ambush Russian Typhoon with improvised road bomb

    May 31, 2022

    Ukrainian special ops soldiers destroy a Russian ‘Typhoon’ armoured vehicle with an improvised explosive device set up on a stretch of road. https://youtu.be/1CDFl79IhUo Read more… Source: The Sun/YouTube  

  • EXU-1 Change of Command Highlights Strategic Mission and “Fellowship of Doers”

    May 31, 2022

    INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Cmdr. Eric Hui relieved Cmdr. Edgar Britt as commanding officer of Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, May 26. EXU-1 was first established in 2006 as a detachment under Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). Due to its ...

  • India: One killed, four injured in suspected IED blast in Manipur

    May 30, 2022

    A construction worker was killed and four others were injured when a suspected improvised explosive device exploded at a community hall at Khongjom in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Monday, police said. The injured were rushed to a district hospital, where one of them, Pankaj Mohato, 21, succumbed. The injured have been identified as Aroop Mandal, 30, ...

  • Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq

    May 30, 2022

    Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in northern Iraq, according to Turkey’s defence ministry, bringing to eight the number of troops killed during operations against Kurdish groups in the region in the past week. One soldier succumbed to wounds sustained during fighting on Friday, while the other one was killed on Saturday when an improvised explosive ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Drone shot down near IB in Kathua; sticky bombs, grenades recovered

    May 30, 2022

    Police today averted major threat to annual pilgrimage of Shri Amarnath Ji, beginning June 30, when it shot down a Pakistani drone near the International Border in Rajbagh area of Kathua district and recovered seven magnetic bombs from it besides other explosive material. Recovery of magnetic bombs sent from Pakistan by the militants came just days ...

  • Pakistan: Two injured in Yaka Toot blast in Peshawar

    May 30, 2022

    Two people have been injured by a blast outside a house on Monday in Peshawar’s area Yaka Toot. As per details, explosive material of 400 grams have been used. While the police said that the bomb blast was reported outside the residence of Awami National Party’s (ANP) farmer counselor. Along with a woman two people have been ...

  • Egyptian army changes strategy in war against terrorism in Sinai

    May 30, 2022

    The Egyptian army seems to have recently changed its strategy in the face of jihadist groups after armed militants repeatedly attacked the army forces in the Sinai Peninsula over the past few days. On May 7, the Egyptian army announced that it had thwarted a terrorist attack in western Sinai, which killed an officer and 10 ...

  • Ukraine: Car bomb detonates in Russian-occupied Melitopol, says Russian state media

    May 30, 2022

    A car bomb detonated in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol in southern Ukraine on Monday, Russian state media has reported. The car was parked in the center of the city near the House of Culture, where Russia’s officials in the city are now operating, according to a report by Russian state-run news channel RT. The explosion shattered ...

  • Afghanistan: Al-Qaida and Islamic Emirate Relationship ‘Remains Close’

    May 29, 2022

    “The relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaida remains close, with the latter celebrating the former’s success and renewing its pledge of allegiance to ,” a UN report said. The Islamic Emirate has yet to comment on this latest claim but has earlier denied reports of the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan. The UN Security ...

  • UK: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion on ‘viable’ device found on moorland in Salford

    May 28, 2022

    This is the moment the bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious item found in Salford. Police say it’s not yet been confirmed what the device was, but explosive experts ‘deemed it to be viable’. Firearms were also recovered and taken away for forensic examination after armed police searched Kersal Moor on Friday. ...

  • UK: Cumbria Police Dog section praise RPD Frank on retirement

    May 28, 2022

    Cumbria Police Dog Section have paid tribute to brave Spaniel Frank who retires from active service RPD Frank was bred into the Cumbria Police Dog Section, the son of father RPD Alfie and his mum is RPD Millie. During his time in the section Frank has been a part of some huge occasions in the country, even ...

  • Sweden: Police images from inside the bomb lab where suspect was preparing explosives

    May 28, 2022

    At dawn on November 4 last year, the 25-year-old was arrested by the Swedish Security Service on a farm in Falköping. Now he is being prosecuted for, among other things, public destruction, aggravated weapons offense and violation of the Flammable and Explosive Goods Act. The residence was full of weapons, chemicals and explosives. The farm outside ...

  • Pakistan: Security forces foil major terror bid in Khuzdar, seize 10 hand grenades

    May 28, 2022

    The security forces have on Wednesday foiled a major terrorism bid in Khuzdar, a city in Balochistan province, and seized 10 hand grenades from a passenger van, Dunya News reported. According to details, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel conducted a timely operation at the National Highway in Khuzdar and recovered 10 hand grenades from a passenger ...

  • Turkish Officials Claim Capture of New Islamic State Leader

    May 27, 2022

    The reign of new Islamic State terror group leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi may be over, less than three months after it began. The Turkish website OdaTV first reported the arrest of Abu al-Hassan Thursday, saying Turkish police captured him without firing a single bullet during a raid on a house in Istanbul last week. The website ...

  • Bomb blasts and gunshots heard along Malaysian-Thai border

    May 26, 2022

    Tak Bai, a border town on the Malaysia-Thailand border in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat, was awakened by a series of bomb blasts and sounds of gunfire on Wednesday (May 25). The blasts, which occurred at about 10pm, were also heard in Pengkalan Kubor, Tumpat in Kelantan, Malaysia. Several videos recorded by the public have gone ...

  • Philippines: Passenger bus blast injures 2 in Koronadal

    May 26, 2022

    An explosion ripped though the back of a passenger bus injuring two people in the South Cotabato city of Koronadal Thursday afternoon, officials said. The Yellow Bus Line unit was cruising on a busy highway around 12:15 p.m. near a mall when the explosion occurred, injuring tricycle driver Wilfredo Ilagan Tino and another unidentified individual. A CCTV ...

  • Teledyne FLIR to provide technical support for unmanned explosives-detection modular sensor payloads

    May 26, 2022

    U.S. Army unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts are asking Teledyne FLIR LLC to provide technical support for enhanced robotic payloads for the company’s medium unmanned manned ground vehicles (UGVs) under terms of a $78.6 million five-year contract announced Tuesday. Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., are asking the Teledyne FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems ...

  • Niger Says Army Killed 40 Boko Haram Fighters on Lake Chad Islands

    May 25, 2022

    The Niger government said Wednesday that the army had killed around 40 Boko Haram jihadis in overnight fighting on islets in Lake Chad. “Some 100 Boko Haram fighters arrived in four large wooden canoes and an armed speedboat” and attempted to attack troops on the islets of the lake, which borders Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, ...