News – November 2020


  • Nepal Army defuses two IEDs in Humla

    November 22, 2020

    A team of Nepal Army soldiers defused two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted at the main entrance of the Agriculture Development Office at Simkot Rural Municipality-6 in Humla district on Sunday. A joint team of security personnel from the Armed Police Force and Nepal Army confirmed the IEDs planted there during their inspection recently. Local authorities said ...

  • Afghanistan: Rockets landed in various parts of Kabul on Saturday morning, one hour after two IED explosions in the city

    November 21, 2020

    At least 14 rockets landed in various parts of Kabul on Saturday morning just one hour after two IED explosions in the city. The Interior Affairs Ministry said three people were killed and 11 more were wounded in the rocket attacks. The rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan and Shahr-e-Naw areas in downtown Kabul, Chahar Qala, the ...

  • Michigan: Bomb squad responds to drug bust after Cass County police find homemade explosive device

    November 20, 2020

    Two adults were arrested in a southwest Michigan drug bust where police found a homemade bomb and a “large amount” of Methamphetamine. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team conducted a search warrant Friday, Nov. 20, in the 70000 block of Irving Drive in Ontwa Township, according to a news release issued by the Cass County Sheriff’s ...

  • Philippines: Bomb components discovered anew in Northern Samar

    November 20, 2020

    Police recovered on Friday, November 20, another raw materials used in the manufacturing of improvised explosive device (IED) in San Antonio, Northern Samar. Colonel Arnel Apud, director of Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (NSPPO), said they are doing “incessant intelligence monitoring” against persons behind the manufacturing of explosives in the island municipality. Joint elements of San Antonio ...

  • India: Policeman injured in IED blast in Bijapur district

    November 20, 2020

    A police personnel from the bomb disposal squad (BDS) was injured when a pressure IED, planted by Naxals, went off in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Friday, police said. The blast took place on Gorna-Mankeli road, where a team of security personnel along with the BDS of the District Force (DF) was carrying out a demining ...

  • Michigan: Bomb squad responds after deputies find IED while serving warrant

    November 20, 2020

    Deputies serving a search warrant called in the bomb squad after they found an improvised explosive device inside the residence, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The Cass County Drug Enforcement team executed a search warrant at a home in the 70000 block of Irving Drive in Ontwa Township on Friday. Two people at the residence ...

  • Connecticut: Three Pipe Bombs Located Under City Bridge; Bomb Squad Called In

    November 20, 2020

    State police bomb squad investigators completed a search of a body of water in Meriden after a third pipe bomb was located. The incident took place over the weekend sometime on Saturday, Nov. 15, or Sunday, Nov. 15, in the area by Red Bridge on Oregon Road, said Meriden Police Sgt. Darrin McKay. This was the third ...

  • Philippines: PCG K9 force celebrates bark-day of two rescue, explosive-detection dogs

    November 20, 2020

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) K9 Force has celebrated the birthday of two of their rescue and explosive-detection dogs, Britney and Barley. Both dogs are members of the Coast Guard Working Dogs (CGWDs). Britney is a search and rescue dog and has been awarded the “Dog of the Year Unit Award” for two consecutive years. Barley, meanwhile, ...

  • UK military to get biggest spending boost in 30 years

    November 19, 2020

    The UK military is to receive an extra £4bn a year over the next four years, the government has said. The money will fund space and cyber defence projects such as an artificial intelligence agency, and could create 40,000 new jobs. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said “letting go” of older weapons would create “headroom to invest”. The Ministry ...

  • Birmingham pub bombings: Man questioned over blasts

    November 19, 2020

    A man arrested in connection with the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people is reported to be Michael Patrick Reilly. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November also injured 220 people. Police said a man, 65, was held at his Belfast home on Wednesday ...

  • United States provides additional US$ 3 million for humanitarian demining in Zimbabwe

    November 18, 2020

    The United States government is pleased to announce an additional USD $3 million for humanitarian demining projects in Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the United States has invested more than $23.9 million in Zimbabwe to protect people from landmines and promote economic opportunities through safe access to land. The United States supports the Government of Zimbabwe’s goal ...

  • Fort Sill EOD does more than explosive disposal

    November 18, 2020

    Fort Sill’s 741st Explosive Ordinance Company does more than keep soldiers safe on the post and assist local law enforcement. The company also has a secondary mission that most may not be aware of. Explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) specialists are in high demand not only in the military but with the Department of Homeland Security and Secret ...

  • Afghanistan: District Police Chief Killed in Faryab Roadside Bomb Blast, Four People Wounded In Magnetic IED Blast In Helmand Province

    November 18, 2020

    Five security force members including Safar Mohammad Bidar, the police chief for Qaramqul district in Faryab province were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the province on Wednesday morning, police said. The incident when the police chief was on his way to support security forces who were “under Taliban attack” in an area in the ...

  • 5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital

    November 17, 2020

    Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday. He said the bomber targeted a restaurant frequented by police. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group often targets Mogadishu. ...

  • 2 hurt in IED blast at RIMS hospital, Manipur

    November 17, 2020

    A bomb blast took place at the main gate of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences — the premiere medical institute of Manipur — towards north Lamphelpat at around 9:30 am on Monday. A couple, who came to the hospital were injured in the incident. The blast took place amid the celebrations of Manipuri festival, ‘Ningol ...

  • Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers are demining Lachin corridor

    November 17, 2020

    Russian peacekeepers are demining the Lachin corridor linking Armenia and Karabakh, Interfax reported referring to deputy commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent Alexey Polyukhovich. Russian troops are engaged in engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance of roads throughout Nagorno-Karabakh. Besides, they will also remove broken vehicles from public roads. Traffic has been restored in Stepanakert, as well as ...

  • Afghanistan: Faryab Vehicle Blast Causes Material Damage

    November 17, 2020

    The Faryab Police Headquarters says, a Taliban group blew up a vehicle loaded with explosives in the Qaisar district bazaar. In a statement, Faryab security officials reported, that the incident took place around 10:00 pm on Tuesday night, following repulsed of the attack by Taliban fighters in Qaisar district. The reportedly car bomb attack by the Taliban ...

  • Several Improvised Explosive Devices Defused in Golan Heights

    November 17, 2020

    Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967, and has been in control of them since 1981 after passing the controversial Golan Heights Law. The status of the mountain plateau is considered one of the main sticking points in the Israeli-Syrian conflict. The Israeli Defence Force has neutralised several homemade bombs ...

  • Afghan National Army prevented two car bomb attacks in Faryab Province and defused IED in Chahar Asiab district of Kabul

    November 17, 2020

    Afghan National Army prevented two car bomb attacks in Faryab Prov. last night. Taliban had prepared two car bombs in Qaisar district and planned to attack ANDSF. ANA identified the cars and targeted them. 13 Taliban were killed and 8 others were wounded as a result. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1328683236306919427 Afghan National Army saved lives of tens of civilians in ...

  • BRICS adopts new counter-terror strategy; Modi says nations supporting terrorists should be held guilty

    November 17, 2020

    The five-nation grouping BRICS on Tuesday adopted a new counter-terrorism strategy to effectively deal with the menace, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that there is a need to ensure that countries supporting terrorists are held guilty, a call backed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, who dubbed such nations “black sheep of the family”. Modi, ...