News – May 2022


  • Afghanistan: 9 Killed, 15 Wounded in Blasts in Mazar-e-Sharif

    May 25, 2022

    At least nine people were killed and 15 others were wounded in three separate blasts in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of Balkh province, a local official said. Mohammad Asif Waziri, a spokesman for the provincial department of security, said that first blast took place in PD 5 and two back-to-back blasts occurred in PD 10 of ...

  • Thailand once again places its trust in the aunav.NEXT explosive ordnance disposal robot

    May 25, 2022

    After delivering seven units in 2020, aunav has recently supplied the Asian country more than ten aunav.NEXT robots and aunav.VAN command and control vehicles. The robots, which were designed and manufactured in Spain, will be operative in several central and northern provinces. Madrid, May 25 2022 – Thailand once again places its trust in aunav’s robotic solutions. ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast Near Mosque in Kabul Caused Fatalities: Intl Hospital

    May 25, 2022

    A blast took place near a mosque in PD 4 of capital Kabul on Wednesday evening, security officials confirmed. The department of Kabul security put the number of casualties at two wounded, but Emergency Hospital tweeted they have received 22 victims from the mosque blast, 5 of whom were dead on arrival. “We were around here, when ...

  • Delaware: One In Custody At Newark Reserve Center, Bomb Squad On Scene

    May 25, 2022

    Officials are investigating a suspicious person at a building at the Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center on Ogletown Road in Newark. Sources tell FSU that police responded to the scene for reports of a man holding a rifle in the parking lot. Police have closed Ogletown Road between SR 72 and White Clay Center Drive. One suspect ...

  • UK: Bomb blown up on East Yorkshire beach

    May 25, 2022

    A bomb was discovered on Hornsea’s coastline on Wednesday. The bomb, 18lb or just over eight kilograms in size, was in the tidal zone near Hornsea. Army bomb disposal experts were called in and safely detonated the device in the evening. A safety cordon was put in place at the scene on Wednesday. A Humberside Police Facebook ...

  • Spring/Summer 2022 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    May 25, 2022

    We are pleased to inform you that Spring/Summer 2022 edition of the Counter-IED Report is now available to read online and in print. Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD); C-IED Centre of Excellence; EOD Centre of Excellence; CBRNe Secure India; Terrogence Global; U.S. Army; 3DX-Ray; DUXO Project; NATO STO ...

  • North Carolina: Camp Lejeune warns people to stay off Browns Island

    May 25, 2022

    The Marine base has been having issues with the public trespassing on the island, a place that’s unsafe because of the possible explosives buried beneath the sand. “We can’t make any of these areas safe,” Capt. Will Mueller said. “There’s always something that’s hidden.” Mueller is an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician, which means he’s in charge ...

  • NATO allies strategize, first EOD symposium

    May 24, 2022

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first EOD symposium here, May 19. Service members from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands attended the symposium to integrate U.S. allied partners and discuss how NATO allies and partners fit into the Air Force’s strategic vision. Speakers ...

  • Hong Kong: Trio arrested over making of explosive and inciting attack on police officers

    May 24, 2022

    Three people were arrested for inciting others to attack police officers and government buildings, as police seized bomb materials including TATP from their residence. Police said on Tuesday that some criminals incited others to attack police officers and several government buildings via social media from last July to this April. They even claimed to have made ...

  • Audacious Warrior EOD exercise boosts joint service ties

    May 24, 2022

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Airmen, Marines and Soldiers from a range of units and career fields participated in an exercise focusing on explosive ordnance disposal at Fort McCoy and Volk Field May 15-25. The 115th Fighter Wing hosted Audacious Warrior, an EOD training exercise involving partners in supporting roles, including the 115th Fighter Wing Emergency Management ...

  • Ukraine: Russia Uses Huge Demining Robots to Clear Explosives From Seized City of Mariupol

    May 24, 2022

    In a released video, pro-Russian combat engineers are seen using metal detectors and demining robots to clear mines and explosives from the battered city of Mariupol after “liberating” the area last week. The pro-Russian People’s Militia of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said they are continuing demining operations after seizing Mariupol last week. The militia added ...

  • Colombian Soldiers To Train Ukrainian Troops On De-mining Operations Amid War

    May 24, 2022

    Amid the war between Russia and Ukraine, a team of Colombian soldiers will be travelling to Europe to train Ukrainian troops on de-mining techniques. The announcement has been made by the Colombian Defence Minister Diego Molano, Sky News reported. He said that 11 military engineers of Colombo will be heading to a neighbouring country of ...

  • Cambodia: CMAC inks agreement for $12 million demining project in Battambang

    May 24, 2022

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) signed an agreement with Crown Agents for the implementation of the mine clearance project of the Mine Action Integration and Disability Relief Project Phase II. The project is financed under a grant of the Japanese Government with the amount of $12,263,465 from April of this year until December 31,2025. The signing ...

  • Washington: Explosive devices found in 2 Tacoma locations

    May 23, 2022

    Explosives technicians handled two unrelated calls in Tacoma Monday morning. Tacoma police said one incident involved fireworks that were made into an improvised explosive device. It was found in the Lincoln High School parking lot. In the other incident, a pipe bomb was found in a parking lot in the 1400 block of East 72nd. Read more… Source: KIRO7 ...

  • Azerbaijan getting rid of unusable ammo as mine clearance op goes ahead in Karabakh

    May 23, 2022

    Units of the Azerbaijan Army are continuing disposal of expired and unusable ammunition in a planned manner in compliance with safety measures, Azernews reports, citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. According to the ministry, the process will be carried out from May 23 to May 28, 2022, at the Seyfali training range. The public will be periodically informed ...

  • Fort Irwin-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal team wins all-Army EOD competition

    May 23, 2022

    FORT CARSON, Colo. – Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the Fort Irwin, California-based 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) “Detonators” earned first place in the all-Army EOD Team of the Year competition on Fort Carson, Colorado, May 15 – 19. The winning team, Staff Sgt. Mark S. Owens and Spc. Brady L. Dunn, represented the 759th EOD ...

  • MAG set to start work in Ukraine

    May 23, 2022

    MAG is set to deliver explosive ordnance risk education in Ukraine in partnership with a Ukrainian mine action charity – with operations to clear landmines and other explosive ordnance to commence later this year. A partnership agreement has been signed between MAG and the non-profit Ukrainian Deminers Association (UDA) that will see long-term collaboration between the ...

  • Handbook for Capacity Development in Mine Action

    May 23, 2022

    The mine action sector has evolved dramatically since the late 1980s when humanitarian clearance efforts began inAfghanistan and a nascent advocacy movement to ban these indiscriminate weapons started to start to take root. Since then, the world has seen significant changes to international law, technological advances, and the emergence of an entirely new professional sector ...

  • Nigeria: Police says Kano explosion was caused by bomb materials, mot gas

    May 23, 2022

    Kano state Police Command has confirmed that last Tuesday’s explosion that rocked Kano was from Improvised Explosive Device, IED, and not gas cylinder as earlier claimed, even as two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. This development followed an outcome of investigation by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal-Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, EOD-CBRN, ...

  • Combodia: Tractor hits anti-tank mine, Preah Vihear’s sixth death this year

    May 23, 2022

    A landmine killed a man on May 22 while he was operating a power tiller to plough a rice field in Sro Em commune’s Stung Khieu Techo village of Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. Deputy district governor Linh Yut told The Post on May 23 that the 29-year-old victim, Ry Lin, lived in Anlong village ...

  • Ukraine: Russian soldiers enter Azovstal steel plant to clear land mines

    May 23, 2022

    Russian foot soldiers enter Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol to clear land mines from the site. Video released by Russian Defense Ministry shows soldiers as they conduct mine clearance work as well as military vehicles at the industrial grounds of Azovstal steelplant. There was also controlled mine detonation work in the area. https://youtu.be/mjWxAa9tYB0 Read more… Source: The Sun  

  • Nigeria: Vehicle loaded with deadly explosives, weapons intercepted in Kano

    May 22, 2022

    The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has intercepted a vehicle loaded with deadly explosive devices and sophisticated weapons in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa made this known in a statement released on Saturday. DSP Kigawa said the Mercedes Benz was intercepted following an intelligence report. Read ...

  • Ireland: Guns and bombs smuggled into Dublin Airport

    May 22, 2022

    Bombs and guns have been smuggled into Dublin Airport, a damning report by the European Aviation Safety Agency has found. In total, seven prohibited items passed through security scanners at the airport – including guns and explosive devices. Senator Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former member of the Defence Forces, said that the report would worry ...

  • Ukraine: Energodar mayor, his two guards suffer wounds in explosion

    May 22, 2022

    Energodar Mayor Andrey Shevchik and his two guards were wounded in an explosion, a local law enforcer told TASS on Sunday. “Energodar Mayor Andrey Shevchik and his two guards were wounded in an explosion suffered wounds in an explosion in the entrance way of his house today,” the person said. “A homemade explosive device was planted ...