News – November 2019


  • Troops seize IEDs as hunt vs. Dawlah Islamiya continues

    November 30, 2019

    Government troops recovered on Saturday improvised bombs and bomb-making materials while tracking down fleeing Dawlah Islamiya members, who are the target of surgical military operations in Maguindanao. The improvised bombs and bomb-making components were recovered in several areas in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, by the elements of the Army’s 1st Mechanized Battalion and 601st Infantry Brigade ...

  • Security forces in Kashmir on high alert as militants plant locally made IEDs on roads to attempt Pulwama-like attack

    November 30, 2019

    Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack. The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used by security forces. According to a police official, forces during a routine patrolling at Sempora in Pampore ...

  • London Bridge terror attack: Suspect wearing hoax explosives shot dead by police

    November 29, 2019

    The Met Police has confirmed the alleged attacker who was shot on London Bridge has died. They added the suspect was wearing a hoax explosive device. The police have also confirmed the alleged attack was a terrorist incident. The attacker was a convicted terrorist and was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation, according to The Times The ...

  • Colombian troops airlift army sniffer dog to hospital after it is bitten by a snake while searching for explosives

    November 29, 2019

    The troops, from the Hercules task force, had been investigating a coca crop and Luna was there to detect any mines or explosives set up by a drug gang to deter the authorities, according to local reports. Luna was sniffing around the coca plants when the snake bit her hind leg. The exact species of snake ...

  • Denmark offers to lead NATO training mission in Iraq

    November 27, 2019

    Denmark’s government on Tuesday offered to lead a Nato mission to train Iraqi forces, saying it was prepared to send 200 troops to Iraq at the end of next year. The year-old Nato mission, which provides around 500 soldiers that advise and train Iraqi troops, is currently led by Canada, whose time in charge ends in ...

  • IEDs: Tackling Terrorists’ Weapon of War

    November 27, 2019

    Some of the most memorable images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, show her wearing a protective suit while touring a minefield in Angola in 1997 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of land mines. After meeting 13-year-old Sandra Thijika, who lost her leg after stepping on a land mine, the princess told the ...

  • Milipol Paris 2019 – Leading Event For Homeland Security and Safety

    November 26, 2019

      The 21st edition of Milipol Paris hosted more than 1,100 exhibitors with 66% of international companies. Milipol Paris is organized under the aegis of the French Ministry for the Interior, in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, the French Civil Security and Crisis Management Department, the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the French ...

  • India: To counter IED threats, Army to use artificial intelligence e-tool

    November 26, 2019

    As the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the country continues unabated, the Army is developing an artificial intelligence based e-tool for analysing past incidents and developing customised decision support models. Called IED Database Management and Analytical Platform (IDMAP), the project is being executed by engineering training institutions and technical establishments under the aegis of ...

  • Dutch police arrest two men on suspicion of ‘preparing a terrorist attack’

    November 26, 2019

    Police in the Netherlands have arrested two men from Zoetermeer, near The Hague, on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. Authorities say they believe the attack would likely have been carried out in the Netherlands at the end of the year, using “bomb vests and one or more car bombs”. The two suspects, aged 20 and 34, ...

  • Six Killed in Three Separate Baghdad Explosions: Sources

    November 26, 2019

    At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in Baghdad in three separate explosions on Tuesday, Iraqi security and medical sources said. Three people were killed and five wounded in the capital’s northern Shaab district when a motorcycle exploded, the sources said. A second motorcycle exploded in the southwestern Bayaa district, killing two and wounding ...

  • Thirteen French troops killed in helicopter crash in Mali

    November 26, 2019

    Thirteen French soldiers were killed when two helicopters collided during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s office said. Monday’s accident is one of the worst losses of life for the French military in decades. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his “deep sadness” over the incident. An investigation has begun. In 2013, France deployed thousands of ...

  • Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

    November 26, 2019

    A car bomb explosion has killed 17 people and wounded 20 others near a Syrian border town seized by Turkey-backed forces last month, the Turkish defence ministry said on Tuesday. The bomb struck Tel Halaf village, west of the town of Ras al-Ain, which saw some of the heaviest fighting when Ankara launched a military offensive ...

  • Delhi police arrest 3 men linked to Islamic State, recover IED

    November 25, 2019

    Police suspect the three men were influenced by the Islamic State. The three men were found carrying explosive materials used to devise bombs and IED. elhi Police on Monday prevented a major terror strike in the Capital and apprehended three men linked to an Islamic State terror module and recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from them. The ...

  • Conan, dog injured in al Baghdadi raid, honored by President Trump at White House

    November 25, 2019

    The dog injured during the mission that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was honored Monday afternoon during a surprise ceremony at the White House, with President Trump, Vice President Pence and First Lady Melania in attendance. Conan, a Belgian Malinois who was named after talk show host Conan O’Brien, was hailed by Trump as a “special” animal who helped execute a ...

  • “Innovation Checkpoint” and “digital dog nose”: TSA tests new security technology

    November 25, 2019

    The Transportation Security Administration is bracing for a record number of people at airport security checkpoints around the country this Thanksgiving. Nearly 27 million passengers are expected to be screened during the holiday period, meaning travelers could face long security lines. But new technology being tested by the TSA could speed up screenings and address passenger complaints ...

  • 3D-printed training ‘bombs’ drastically cut costs for US Air Force in England

    November 25, 2019

    A 3D printer has slashed the time and cost required to get explosive training devices to the experts at RAF Lakenheath who need them as they prepare for deployments. Staff Sgt. William Riddle has been using a 3D printer to produce dummy improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars that are used to train the explosive ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate multiple IEDs in Khost

    November 24, 2019

    The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonate multiple Improvised Explosive Devices in South-eastern Khost province. According to a statement released by Ministry of Interior, the security forces discovered and defused 8 IEDs during the operations which they launched few days ago in Musa Khe district. The statement further added that the militants had planted the IEDs ...

  • China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

    November 24, 2019

    Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations. The new armoured vehicle based on the tracked-chassis and equipped with a mine-plough and line charges. Also, ...

  • One killed, five hurt in Afghanistan blast targeting UN personnel

    November 24, 2019

    A hand grenade was tossed into the vehicle, Rahimi said, noting the vehicle was targeted. The person who died and two of the injured were UN personnel, the organization said in a statement. The injured include an Afghan national and an international colleague, the UN statement said without providing their identities. The UN condemned the attack “in the ...

  • Car bomb kills at least 10 people near Syria’s border with Turkey

    November 23, 2019

    At least 10 people were killed and 25 wounded when a car bomb exploded on Saturday in a Syrian border town seized by Turkish-backed forces last month, witnesses and a rescuer said. Tel Abyad was one of two border towns that saw some of the heaviest fighting when Ankara launched its cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 ...