News – November 2020


  • Afghanistan: 29 IEDs defused in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces

    November 30, 2020

    29 IEDs were discovered and defused by ANA in Urzgan and Kandahar provinces, last night. The IEDs were placed by #Taliban on public roads to kill civilians in Zheria, Maiwand and Gizab districts. Lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1333302650725670912 On 29 November Laghman police detain a landmine terrorist The deminer was arrested ...

  • UK: 30m cordon set up after unexploded bomb found at Shoebury East Beach

    November 30, 2020

    A huge 30 metre cordon is in place as police deal with a suspected unexploded bomb. The large field off East Beach in Shoebury is closed due to the incident. Police and Southend Coastguards officers are on the scene. Coastguard officers put up the cordon and say the incident is now being dealt with by Essex Police. A ...

  • Syria: IED explosion wounds 7 in Aleppo province

    November 30, 2020

    Seven people were wounded when a bomb placed on a motorcycle was detonated in the town of Jarablus in northern Syria, which was liberated from terrorists through Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield. The wounded were transferred to the hospital in Jarablus. The area also suffered material damage. At least 11 people have lost their lives this month as ...

  • 10 IED Blasts in Kabul in 10 Days: Report

    November 30, 2020

    Kabul witnessed 10 magnetic IED blasts and a rocket attack between November 20 and November 30, which caused the death of 14 people and wounded 70, according to data collected by TOLOnews. Two people were wounded in an explosion in PD7 of Kabul on Monday morning, according to police. An attack on an NDS official, a blast ...

  • India: 1 CRPF commando killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

    November 29, 2020

    Police confirmed on Sunday that an assistant commandant was killed and 10 personnel of the CRPF’s CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) unit were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on late Saturday evening. The incident took place around 10 pm on Saturday when a team of ...

  • Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

    November 29, 2020

    At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban hold face-to-face talks in Qatar for the first time to ...

  • Afghanistan: Ghazni Car Bomb Claims 30, Wounds 21

    November 29, 2020

    A suicide vehicle attack occurred close to a public protection unit in Ghazni province on Sunday, officials confirmed. The bomber detonated “a Humvee vehicle, loaded with explosives” near the public protection police unit. Aref Rahmani, Ghazni Representative in Parliament told Khaama Press, that at least 30 people were killed and 15 others were wounded following the attack, ...

  • 1 Wounded in Kabul magnetic IED blast

    November 29, 2020

    At least one police officer was wounded in a magnetic IED blast in PD5 of Kabul city Saturday night, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The Improvised Explosive Devices had been placed on a police vehicle, he said. Ministry of Interior also said, at around 07:45 Am this morning a roadside bomb planted by the Militants was ...

  • Somalia: 7 Killed Inside Ice Cream Parlour In Mogadishu

    November 28, 2020

    At least seven people have died and more than ten others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a restaurant called gelato Devino on Friday night. The attack happened at Gelato Divino about in KM4 roundabout at a popular ice cream parlour. Among those killed in the attack include was a man who works for ...

  • Mogadishu Port Manager Escapes Bomb Attack On His Vehicle

    November 28, 2020

    Mogadishu port manager Ahmed Mohamed has survived a bomb attack on his vehicle in Mogadishu. The manager was heading to work when IED suspected to have been planted on the roadside went off. Sources confirmed that the official escaped unhurt. In an interview with Dalsan TV, the port manager said his two bodyguards were injured they are ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man jailed over murder of NI prison officer Adrian Ismay

    November 27, 2020

    A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison with the rest of his life sentence served under licence, for the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer Adrian Ismay in 2016. Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden told Belfast Crown Court while sentencing Christopher Robinson for the murder that “the defendant played an ...

  • Afghan National Police arrested a terrorist with an explosive-laden cart in Kabul, 10 IEDs defused in Kandahar, Zabul and Urzgan provinces

    November 26, 2020

    ANP arrested a terrorist with an explosive-laden cart in PD#1, Jalalabad City of Nangarhar. The terrorist wanted to use the explosives-packed cart for a suicide attack in Camp area. The timely discovery of the explosives has foiled terror attack and saved the city from tragedy. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1331831126831271936 10 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads in ...

  • UK: Chancellor confirms funding for ‘historic’ new counter-terror operations centre

    November 26, 2020

    As expected, Chancellor Rishi Sunak committed to a multi-million pound package in his Spending Review to fund the new London-based centre. And Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said it will significantly improve their ability to “protect the UK and its citizens”. Mr Sunak said the delivery of a world-leading new Counter-Terrorism Operations Centre (CTOC) will bring the UK ...

  • Northern Ireland: Young family escapes injury after Dervock pipe bomb attack

    November 26, 2020

    A mother and her two young children have escaped injury after a pipe bomb was planted on their car at their home near Dervock in Co Antrim. The device was one of three found at the centre of security alerts in the Dervock and Derrykeighan areas on Thursday morning. The mum only discovered the pipe bomb wedged ...

  • Two arrests in Spain for terrorist financing

    November 26, 2020

    The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol, arrested two individuals for their suspected involvement in the facilitation of terrorist financing in the Spanish provinces of Madrid and Toledo. They are believed to be part of the ‘remittance office’ in Europe of the so-called Islamic State. In direct communication with jihadi fighters, this network ...

  • Kansas: WPD’s Explosive Detection K-9 ‘Boomer’ goes viral for daily treadmill workout

    November 26, 2020

    Boomer is a two-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever and he loves running on the treadmill. He’s WPD’s new explosive detection canine and like his co-workers, he tries to stay healthy and in shape to keep up with the job. He and his handler, Detective Stephanie Neal, workout together every day at the police gym at City Hall. “He normally ...

  • 3 children injured by explosive device in Yemeni port city

    November 25, 2020

    Three Yemeni children were injured by a blast of an explosive device in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, a military official told Xinhua. “An improvised explosive device (IED) previously laid by the Houthi rebels exploded in Al Khawkhah district of Hodeidah, leaving three children critically injured,” the local military source said ...

  • Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf bombers killed in Zambo offshore encounter

    November 25, 2020

    Police intercepted a pumpboat speeding towards Zamboanga City at daybreak this morning with an Abu Sayyaf team on board believed to be on a bombing mission, resulting in the death of three extremist militants. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas informed DILG Secretary Eduardo M Año of the result of the intelligence operation and maritime ...

  • Afghanistan: Three Suspects Arrested Over Deadly Blasts in Bamiyan – Police

    November 25, 2020

    At least three suspects were arrested in connection with deadly bomb blasts in the city of Bamiyan on Tuesday that according to sources killed at least 17 people and wounded over 50 others, police said. Bamiyan police said that according to their initial investigation, “Taliban has plotted the attack.” Taliban has denied involvement in the attack. “One ...

  • Russia: FSB nabs several militants plotting terror attacks in Moscow Region

    November 25, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained several militants of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), who plotted terror attacks in the Moscow Region. According to a video posted by the FSB Public Relations Center, five people were held and one of them pleaded guilty. “Do you acknowledge your guilt?” an FSB officer asked him. ...