News – May 2022


  • India: 17-Year-Old Dies After Container Bomb Explodes In Garbage Dump, West Bengal

    May 14, 2022

    A 17-year-old boy was killed on Saturday when a container bomb exploded in a garbage dump in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, police told news agency PTI. The incident happened in Ajamtala behind Rahara police station, around 15 km from Kolkata, they said. The bomb which was in a container exploded after Sheik Salim took ...

  • Flood of weapons to Ukraine raises fear of arms smuggling

    May 14, 2022

    President Biden is expected to sign in the coming days a $40 billion security-assistance package that will supercharge the flow of missiles, rockets, artillery and drones to a war-torn Ukraine. But what remains unclear is Washington’s ability to keep track of the powerful weapons as they enter one of the largest trafficking hubs in Europe. Ukraine’s illicit ...

  • India: NCPCR summons West Bengal ADG over bomb blast that injured 4 kids

    May 14, 2022

    Apex child rights body NCPCR has summoned West Bengal ADG K Jayaraman to furnish the action taken report in the case of four children sustaining injuries in a crude bomb blast in Malda last month. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) summons comes after its earlier letter seeking a report on the detailed ...

  • New Brunswick: Bombs, bomb-making material, guns seized in raid of Moncton home

    May 13, 2022

    RCMP seized homemade pipe bombs, bomb-making equipment, weapons and ammunition during a noon-hour raid on a home in Moncton on Thursday. Police say an investigation has been underway for some time and led to a search warrant being executed at around 12:30 p.m. at a home on Elmwood Drive. Multiple units of RCMP detachments from both New ...

  • France: PKK sympathizers attack Turkiye’s Consulate General in Paris

    May 13, 2022

    ympathizers of the PKK terrorist organization attacked Turkiye’s Consulate General in Paris on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources. Unidentified individuals attacked the Consulate General around 02.30 a.m. local time (1230 GMT) on May 12 with firework-type explosives, according to information obtained by Anadolu Agency from the sources. The attack caused material damage to a window and the ...

  • Cambodia: Prey Veng declared second mine-free province

    May 13, 2022

    Prey Veng is now the second province to be declared landmine free – after Kep – though some undiscovered munitions and cluster bombs as well as other unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain to be cleared, according to Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA). The landmine-free celebration event was held ...

  • Ukraine war has the Marine Corps revamping IED training

    May 13, 2022

    Marines may be learning whole new ways to fight in a new kind of littoral battlespace, against different adversaries such as the Chinese military, but an old foe still lurks on any likely future battlefield: improvised explosive devices. While the knowledge and training to counter IEDs didn’t completely disappear, it did fade from prominence for future ...

  • DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants

    May 13, 2022

    WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other hazards. This funding is in addition to the $405.1 million ...

  • Pakistan: 1 passerby killed, at least 9 injured in IED blast in Karachi’s Saddar

    May 12, 2022

    One passerby was killed and at least nine injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a motorbike went off in a busy area of Saddar late Thursday night, according to officials. The blast took place in the commercial locality of Saddar, which remains crowded at night because of the presence of restaurants and eateries ...

  • India: Two IEDs planted by Maoists destroyed by police in Chhattisgarh

    May 12, 2022

    Security forces have destroyed two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the Maoists in Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh on Thursday averting a threat to the lives of police forces. According to police, the IEDs were found planted on a road leading to Bangoli at Phundri village near an under construction bridge coming up over the river Indravati ...

  • Nepal: Pressure cooker bomb explodes in Butwal

    May 12, 2022

    A bomb has exploded at Milanchowk in Butwal on the eve of local elections. The bomb exploded at around 8:30 PM on Wednesday. According to the Area Police Office, Butwal, a pressure cooker bomb exploded in front of the Sunrise Bank in Milanchowk. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. However, a pamphlet with ...

  • Texas: San Antonio man found with pipe bomb filled with ball bearing, metal arrowheads

    May 12, 2022

    A man who was found asleep in his car in a Northeast Side neighborhood had a pipe bomb filled with a ball bearing and metal arrowheads, according to San Antonio police. An arrest warrant affidavit states that on Wednesday, a resident initially reported a suspicious person and vehicle that was parked in the middle of a ...

  • Russia: Gunpowder blast at military unit in Far East kills one, injures several others

    May 12, 2022

    A gunpowder explosion took place in a military installation in the Teysin settlement in the Amursky district of the Khabarovsk Region, one serviceman died, seven people were injured, a source in the region’s emergency services told TASS on Thursday. “There’s a military base there, something has exploded. One died, several others were injured. They were taken ...

  • Cambodia: Experts remove 640 UXO from Mekong River in Prey Veng province

    May 12, 2022

    Experts of Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have found about 2,000 shells and 640 unexploded ordnances (UXO) weighing about 8 tonnes on the river basin of Mekong. In the ongoing operation to clear ammunitions that were dumped in the river during the regime of Pol Pot, 650 ammunitions have been removed from the site at Koh ...

  • Ohio: OUPD’s newest K9 team graduates from Explosive Detection Canine school

    May 12, 2022

    Ohio University Police Department’s (OUPD) newest K9 team graduated from Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) school last Friday, May 6. The team of OUPD officer Brandon King and his canine partner, Bach, celebrated the momentous occasion with family, friends and members of the Columbus Fire/Bomb Squad, showing off all they accomplished together through the training by ...

  • Mine clearance in Ukraine may take 5-10 years

    May 11, 2022

    “Based on international experience, mine clearance may take from 5 to 10 years,” Oleh Bondar, Head of the Pyrotechnic Works and Humanitarian Demining Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, said during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center–Ukrinform. According to him, one of the biggest negative consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is ...

  • Somalia: 4 killed in Mogadishu suicide blast ahead of presidential vote

    May 11, 2022

    Somali police say at least four people have been killed by a suicide explosion that targeted a checkpoint near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu. “I saw four people dead at the scene. Two of them were government soldiers who died immediately after the attack,” said police officer Ali Hassan. A number of wounded people were taken ...

  • UK: Army disposal team called to Bury St Edmunds as suspected bombs dug up on Suffolk construction site

    May 11, 2022

    Army bomb disposal experts were called in after suspected mortar bombs were dug up at a construction site in Suffolk. An exclusion area was put in place following the discovery at the site on Dettingen Way in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday morning. Police said they were called at 7.30am after reports that “a number of suspected ...

  • DASA UK: Countering IEDs with novel electronic technologies

    May 11, 2022

    DASA is searching for Counter-IED technologies that use novel Radio Frequency (RF) techniques DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Countering IEDs by Novel Technology and Techniques. Seeking novel electronic technologies that can counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) £150k and £400k per proposal To address the UK’s need for IED threat detection, the Defence and Security ...

  • Nigeria: Explosion Hits Military Base In Taraba

    May 11, 2022

    An Army base in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba in northeastern Nigeria has been sealed off by the military after an explosion hit the base on Tuesday night, May 10. The explosion which occurred around the exterior axis of the Army’s 6th Brigade in Jalingo was said to have caused no casualties or destruction to the ...

  • Togo: Eight soldiers killed in the Kpendjal prefecture, raising spectre of first deadly Islamist attack

    May 11, 2022

    Eight soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in an attack in northern Togo on Wednesday, the government said, marking potentially the first deadly raid on its territory by Islamist militants who have killed thousands in neighbouring countries. Before dawn, a group of heavily armed gunmen ambushed an army post in the Kpendjal prefecture near the border ...

  • Afghanistan: Bomb hits UN car in Kunar province

    May 10, 2022

    A United Nations vehicle has been hit by a bomb in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, a local Taliban official says. The provincial director of information and culture department, Najibullah Hanif, told the DPA news agency that the incident took place in the provincial capital Asad Abad city on Monday. Hanif said none of the UN employees were ...

  • India: Punjab Police intelligence HQ in Mohali came under attack from a suspected rocket-propelled grenade

    May 10, 2022

    The Punjab Police’s Mohali-based intelligence wing headquarters came under attack from a suspected rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) on Monday evening. The RPG was fired at the third floor of the highly guarded building. The Director general of police (DGP) VK Bhawra conducted a meeting on Tuesday with senior officials. He later informed reporters that a projectile had ...

  • India: Bag containing 54 detonators with a low intensity explosives found near Nagpur Railway station

    May 10, 2022

    A bag containing 54 detonators with a low intensity explosives were found in front of Nagpur Railway station’s main gate on Monday evening. According to the police, a black bag was spotted by a police personnel lying at the railway station’s gate around 8pm After which the area was cordoned off and the Bomb Detection and ...