News – November 2020


  • Hertfordshire: Police attend Garston station after reports of suspicious package

    November 25, 2020

    A controlled explosion has been carried out a railway station this afternoon. Police officers and a bomb disposal unit were spotted at Garston train station, and the station was taped off. The British Transport Police says it received reports of a suspicious package, but following enquiries, there is not believed to be any risk to the public. A ...

  • New training concept could be the future of foreign ordnance exploitation

    November 24, 2020

    CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan – A Marine shouts, “Fire in the hole!” The proclamation leads to a moment of stillness; silence fills what will soon be a blast site. A loud “whump” precedes an earth-shaking shockwave. Dirt lifts from the floor. One can feel a rattle in the center of their chest and an intense heat ...

  • 6 Somali special forces soldiers killed in IED attack

    November 24, 2020

    Six members of Somalia’s Danab special forces were killed in an al-Shabaab bomb attack late Monday, security forces in the Horn of Africa nation confirmed to local media. A vehicle ferrying US-trained soldiers ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Leego area in the Lower Shabelle region just after leaving Belligodle Airfield where they ...

  • UK: Far-right extremist jailed for terror and explosives offences

    November 24, 2020

    A far-right extremist has been jailed for possessing explosives and terrorist documents. Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 26, denied planning an attack or attempting to make a bomb and claimed he was acting on “curiosity borne out of boredom”. Giving evidence at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, he said he had downloaded numerous terrorist manuals and collected chemicals and ...

  • Afghanistan: ANP discovered and defused roadside bombs in Kabul, Nimruz, Kapisa and Kandahar provinces

    November 24, 2020

    ANP discovered and neutralized eight roadside bombs after several hours of efforts & point to point search operations in Kabul & Nimruz provinces. The terrorists had planted the bombs to target the innocent civilians. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1331119393829478400 November 23 – GCPSU, ANP & NDS operatives arrested three people along with one AK-47 rifle, one anti-vehicle mine, three rockets & some ...

  • Libya: Criminal Investigation Department concludes training program on removing IEDs

    November 24, 2020

    The Training and Development Office of the Criminal Investigation Department in the Central Region held a closing ceremony for the training program for the capacity building in the field of removing explosive devices. The program had been implemented within the activities of the project ‘Dissemination of Experts and Analysis’ funded by the European Union through the ...

  • Nigerian troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

    November 24, 2020

    Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some of the terrorists were decimated while trying to obtain ransom from relatives of their abducted victims. ...

  • Two blasts kill seven in Syrian rebel-held northwest near Turkish border

    November 24, 2020

    Two bomb blasts killed at least seven people and wounded scores on Tuesday in areas of northwest Syria near the Turkish border and under heavy Turkish influence, witnesses and police sources said. Five people were killed and 20 wounded, some critically, in a blast that exploded at a road junction on the outskirts of the city ...

  • Forensic Architecture reconstructs the port blast that crippled Beirut

    November 24, 2020

    Nearly four months after the massive explosion that left over 6,500 injured, more than 200 dead, and damaged over 300,000 homes in Beirut, both citizens and international observers still don’t know what caused the blast. With the Lebanese government tight-lipped over what sparked one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, Egyptian media company Mada Masr ...

  • Philippines raises concern over terrorists’ use of landmines

    November 24, 2020

    The Philippines called for the strengthening of a normative framework under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) to address the continued use of mines by armed non-state actors. Signed in 1997, the APMBC, otherwise known as the Mine Ban Treaty, prohibits the use of landmines due to their destructive and indiscriminate effects on civilians and communities. ...

  • Pakistan: Security officials foil suicide bombing bid in Lahore

    November 24, 2020

    Security officials have foiled a terrorist attack on Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in the provincial capital by killing a would-be suicide bomber at its gate on Tuesday. As per details, the suspect tried to enter the police station but was stopped by the policemen posted at its gate and was asked to prove his ...

  • IDF troops thwart IED attack in Samaria

    November 23, 2020

    Israeli security forces on Sunday foiled an attempted terrorist attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed. The incident took place near al-Mughayyir, a Palestinian village southeast of Jenin. According to the IDF, “during routine IDF operations in the area, the troops spotted explosive devices which were camouflaged in order to ...

  • Russian peacekeeper wounded, Azeri serviceman killed in landmine blast in Nagorno-Karabakh

    November 23, 2020

    An officer of the Russian peacekeeping contingent was wounded in a mine explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh during the search for those killed in the armed conflict, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday. Also, an Azerbaijani officer was killed and four representatives of the Emergencies Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic were wounded in the mine explosion, the ...

  • Bangladesh: 4 more arrested over recovery of 31 crude bombs in capital’s Uttara

    November 23, 2020

    Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested four persons from Dhaka’s Uttara and Turag areas in connection with recovering 31 crude bombs from Uttara. The arrestees are: Sohrab Hossain (21), Tawhidul Islam (22), Selim Mia (32), and Uzzal Mia (24). They are FIR-named accused in a case filed with Uttara Paschim Police Station under Explosive Substance Act ...

  • Afghanistan: ‘Appalling cost’ of conflict revealed as 26,000 children killed or wounded since 2005

    November 23, 2020

    More than 26,000 children have been killed or injured in Afghanistan since 2005 – an average of five youngsters every day, a charity has found. Save The Children said the statistics highlight the “appalling cost of the decades-long conflict on children” in the country. The charity warned Afghanistan is “one of the most dangerous countries for children ...

  • UN working on deploying mine clearance mission to Nagorno-Karabakh

    November 23, 2020

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is working on emergency deployment in Nagorno-Karabakh and plans to launch a mission to assess the needs in early December, a spokesperson for UN Peacekeeping said on Monday. “The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is working on an emergency deployment within the context of UN assistance requested by ...

  • Russia arrests Dagestan police colonel over 2010 Moscow metro bombings

    November 23, 2020

    Russia has arrested a police colonel on terrorism charges over the 2010 Moscow metro bombings. Gazi Isaev, the head of the Russian Interior Ministry for the Kizlyar District of Dagestan, was detained on Monday, according to a statement by Russia’s Investigative Committee. The police colonel is accused of directly aiding a suicide bomber who detonated a device ...

  • Iraq: Three Killed, Five Wounded In Armed Attack In Saladin’s Baiji

    November 22, 2020

    Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Saturday (November 21) that three people were killed and five others were wounded in an attack and ambush launched by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Saladin’s al-Baiji district. An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on Zawiya Mashaq road in the district that targeted a civilian Toyota vehicle, according to ...

  • Pakistan: Peace body member’s vehicle targeted with IED in DI Khan

    November 22, 2020

    The vehicle of a member of peace committee was attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) in the district on Saturday. However, no casualty was reported in the explosion triggered by the IED. The police said that unknown militants targeted the vehicle of Misbahuddin Wazir, a member of the peace committee, with IED when it was ...

  • 2 improvised bomb explosions hit Afghanistan’s Kabul

    November 22, 2020

    Two magnetic IED explosions happened in Kabul on Saturday morning, leaving a security force member, according to police. The first explosion happened in Hese Awal area in the north of Kabul at around 6:10 am local time in which a civilian vehicle was targeted by a magnetic IED blast. A security force member was wounded in ...