News – May 2022


  • Senegalese soldiers graduate U.N. Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Basic course

    May 3, 2022

    BARGNY, Senegal.– Last week, leaders from U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the 705th Ordnance Company, 242nd OD Battalion Explosive Ordnance Disposal from Fort Polk, Louisiana, attended the graduation ceremony of 18 Senegalese armed forces soldiers who attended the United Nations Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Basic Course taught by U.S. Army Soldiers ...

  • Pakistan: April saw 24pc increase in militant attacks

    May 3, 2022

    A 24pc increase in the number of militant attacks was recorded in April as compared to March 2022, according to statistics released by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS). In April, militants carried out 34 attacks in which 55 people were killed, including 34 security forces personnel, 13 civilians and eight militants. As many ...

  • Somalia: Three dead as al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeepers camp

    May 3, 2022

    The armed group al-Shabab has attacked an African Union mission troop camp in the Shabelle region in central Somalia, a local elder and the group have said. “We were awoken by huge blasts early in the morning. The blasts were at the African Union mission base. Heavy exchange of gunfire followed,” local elder Mohamed Nur told ...

  • Dragon Masters prepare to tame all hazards during domestic response force training

    May 3, 2022

    FORT STEWART, Georgia – Highly specialized Soldiers from the 63rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Company “Dragon Masters” trained for domestic response missions during an exercise on Fort Stewart, Georgia. The 63rd CBRN Company is preparing to serve on the Defense CBRN Response Force in support of U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force-Civil Support. The DCRF saves ...

  • USACC raised $41K for the sponsorship of highly trained mine detection dogs for Azerbaijan

    May 3, 2022

    The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), in partnership with the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States, hosted “The Voice of Orchid” Charity Concert at the Kennedy Center. The program brought together 33 Azerbaijani musicians and performers ...

  • Colombia: At least one injured by explosion of a car bomb in Argelia

    May 2, 2022

    At least one person was injured by the explosion of a car bomb that destroyed the headquarters of the Mayor’s Office of the Colombian municipality of Argelia, in the department of Cauca, authorities said Monday. The attack, which took place at midnight on Sunday, also caused damage to the municipal House of Culture and the surrounding ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called to Bolton suburb as ‘viable device’ discovered

    May 2, 2022

    The bomb squad was called to a Bolton suburb after police discovered a ‘viable device’ following a ‘small explosion’. Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of the explosion on Longcauseway, in Farnworth, just after 10pm on Sunday 1 May. The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit found a “viable” device, which they then made safe. No arrests ...

  • Mysterious explosions, fires in Russia may signal war is moving beyond Ukraine

    May 2, 2022

    A dozen explosions and fires in Russian territory bordering Ukraine since April 1 could signal the war is moving in a new direction – across borders and into neighboring countries. Some of the incidents are deliberate while others could be accidental. It’s not known whether they’re a coordinated effort, though some targeted links in Russia’s military ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two CRPF Men Injured In IED Blast

    May 2, 2022

    Militants on Monday evening triggered an IED in Larmoo area of Awantipora in which two CRPF men received injuries. Quoting IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar news agency KNO reported that a joint team of Police & CRPF were conducting area domination in 02 BP bankers during which a minor IED blast took place in Larmoo area ...

  • Russian rail bridge blown up near Ukraine border, official calls it ‘sabotage’

    May 2, 2022

    Russian crews reportedly are working Monday to repair a rail bridge near the country’s border with Ukraine that was blown up over the weekend in what a local governor is claiming was an act of “sabotage.” Officials didn’t specify the significance of the bridge for the war, but it sits on a key railway link used ...

  • With Spate of Attacks, ISIS Begins Bloody New Chapter in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2022

    The first blast ripped through a school in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing high school students. Days later, explosions destroyed two mosques and a minibus in the north of the country. The following week, three more explosions targeted Shiite and Sufi Muslims. The attacks of the past two weeks have left at least 100 people dead, ...

  • India: Security forces defused three IEDs in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district

    May 1, 2022

    Security forces on Sunday detected three improvised explosive devices kept hidden by CPI (Maoists) in a jungle in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, police said in a statement. Acting on a tip-off, the security forces comprising CRPF and district armed force launched a special search operation in the Maktulor jungle under the jurisdiction of Tonto police station ...

  • Turkish soldier killed in IED explosion in northern Iraq anti-terror operation

    May 1, 2022

    A Turkish soldier was killed during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkiye’s National Defense Ministry said on Sunday, Anadolu reports. Mumin Carkci, an infantry specialist sergeant, was killed in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device on Saturday, according to the ministry. In a statement, it extended condolences to Carkci’s family and wished them strength ...

  • Massachusetts: Cambridge Police Introduce New K9 to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

    May 1, 2022

    K9s Dixie, Kevin, Tango and Zambra have a new colleague at the Cambridge Police Department. Meet K9 Tony! Look for K9 Tony out in the community with Officer Bikofsky, his partner and handler. The two have secured multiple certifications together, including the “National Odor Recognition Test” certification by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ...