News – November 2022


  • Mali: MINUSMA employee killed in IED explosion in Kidal Region

    November 30, 2022

    MINUSMA employee killed in explosive explosion in Kidal Region, North of Mali when his motorcycle hit an improvised explosive device (IED). On November 22 an improvised explosive device detonated on the road to Timbuktu, injuring three UN peacekeepers. https://twitter.com/UN_MINUSMA/status/1597983359787241472 Source: MINUSMA Related story: Three MINUSMA peacekeepers wounded in IED blast  

  • Pakistan: Suicide bomber attacks police guarding polio vaccination team in Quetta, kills four

    November 30, 2022

    A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a police escort for a polio vaccination team in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing four people and wounding more than 30, police said, just two days after the militants ended a ceasefire. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack near the city of Quetta, the provincial capital of ...

  • Afghanistan: At least 10 students dead and many others injured following an explosion at the Al-Jihadi seminary in Aybak city, Samangan

    November 30, 2022

    The Ministry of Interior’s spokesperson, Abdul Nafi Takor, tweeted that 10 students were killed and dozens more were injured as a result of the explosion on Wednesday afternoon, November 30. According to the Interior Ministry official, the explosion took place in Aybak city, the central district of Samangan province, inside a religious school called Al-Jihadi. The security ...

  • IS announces leader’s death and names replacement

    November 30, 2022

    The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has announced the death of its leader, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi. An audio message from the group’s spokesman said he was killed while fighting what he called “the enemies of God”, but he gave no further details. He became leader in March, after his predecessor blew himself up during a raid ...

  • Spain: Man injured in explosion at Ukraine embassy in Madrid

    November 30, 2022

    An employee at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid has sustained minor injuries after opening what is thought to have been a homemade letter bomb, prompting Kyiv to warn its diplomats to bolster their security precautions. Oleh Nikolenko, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian foreign ministry, said the embassy in the Spanish capital had received an envelope as ...

  • Nigerian Military kills ISWAP fighters undergoing IED production training in Lake Chad

    November 29, 2022

    Airstrikes conducted by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, have killed 24 terrorists of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP. The operation, PRNigeria gathered, took place on Sunday, at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations for ISWAP training camps in Lake Chad. The terrorists who were eliminated, a defence intelligence source told ...

  • Military pledged to remove unexploded bombs from this island – native Hawaiians are still waiting

    November 29, 2022

    For the better part of two years, Liliu Ross had lived in a one-room tin-roofed shack in the rural outer reaches of Hawaii’s Big Island. It had no running water and no electricity. But it provided shelter for Ross as she raised sheep and grew crops on land that her Native Hawaiian ancestors once called ...

  • Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

    November 29, 2022

    It’s no secret that dogs are good at smelling and finding things — food of course, but some are able to track a person’s scent or sniff out illegal drugs like heroin, and some are even good at smelling danger. Like bombs. For decades, dogs have been used by various departments — police, Homeland Security, the ...

  • India: IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, one CRPF constable injured

    November 29, 2022

    An IED (Improvised Explosive Device) exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Tuesday morning, injuring a CRPF constable, according to an official. The injured jawan has been identified as constable Deepak Paswan (CRPF 168 battalion). “The blast occurred at around 8 am in the morning at about 300 metres ahead of Galgam camp, Nabbi road under Usur ...

  • U.S., Thai Military commence Humanitarian Mine Action Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Kingdom of Thailand

    November 29, 2022

    RATCHABURI, Kingdom of Thailand – U.S. Marines from 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, commenced Humanitarian Mine Action Levels 1 and 2 Explosive Ordnance Disposal training with Royal Thai Military Thailand Mine Action Center counterparts, in Ratchaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, November 14, 2022. HMA is an ongoing program between ...

  • Syria: ISIS Claims Responsibility For IED Explosion In Raqqa

    November 29, 2022

    On Tuesday, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed an IED explosion which took place a day earlier in the city of Raqqa, north Syria. ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency reported the group’s militants targeted a military vehicle with an IED close to the Souq al-Haal in the city of Raqqa. Amaq claimed two military personnel lost their lives while ...

  • Somalia: Security forces battle to end siege at hotel in Mogadishu

    November 28, 2022

    Somalia attackers are still firing from Villa Rose hotel near the presidential palace where they holed up since last night when the attack began at around 8:10 P.M. local time. The attack began with a suicide blast that struck at the gate of the hotel then heavily armed gunmen entered the building, and began shooting at ...

  • U.S. Transportation Security Administration releases its 2023 explosives detection canine calendar

    November 28, 2022

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar today, which honors the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 TSA Canine Calendar. Eebbers, now retired, is an 11-year-old explosives detection canine who worked at Minneapolis-St. ...

  • Israel: Druze soldiers suspected of attack on Palestinian home

    November 28, 2022

    Incident apparently a response to the snatching of body of a Druze youth killed in a car accident week earlier Three Israeli Druze soldiers are suspected of throwing an improvised explosive device (IED) at a Palestinian home in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank on Sunday night, according to Hebrew media. A Palestinian identified the three ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabab Militants Storm Mogadishu Hotel

    November 27, 2022

    Gunmen wearing suicide vests and believed to be members of a militant group attacked a hotel popular with government officials in the capital of Somalia on Sunday, according to the police. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but security forces rescued dozens of civilians and officials, including the fisheries minister, from the hotel, the Villa ...

  • India: Haryana CID’s bomb detection team 2nd in counter-IED exercise

    November 27, 2022

    The six-day national counter-IED exercise was held to test the capabilities of the state and central police forces; eight police teams from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles participated in the exercise The bomb detection and disposal team of the Haryana Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has bagged ...

  • Northern Ireland: Seventh man arrested over police attack in Straban

    November 27, 2022

    A seventh man has been arrested by police investigating the attempted murder of two police officers in Strabane, County Tyrone. The two officers escaped injury when a bomb detonated at the side of their vehicle on 17 November. The New IRA has taken responsibility for the attack, a newspaper says. Read more… Source: BBC News Related story: Northern Ireland police ...

  • India: Tamil Nadu Police asks courier companies to deploy sniffer dogs

    November 27, 2022

    The Tamil Nadu Police have directed the courier companies and parcel service companies in the state to deploy the services of trained sniffer dogs in their warehouses and godowns. This comes after information emanated that the Coimbatore car blast case victim and the Mangalore blast case accused had procured several materials required for assembling explosives through ...

  • Drones manufactured in China commonly used in America now pose a huge national security threat

    November 27, 2022

    While Joe Biden apparently cozied up to the Chinese Communist Party in his shady business dealings with his son Hunter, we are now seeing a disturbing trend taking hold in the U.S. as hundreds of so-called “recreational drones” manufactured by Chinese company DJI have found their way into restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., Politico reports. According ...

  • Burkina Faso: 4 Burkina Troops, 3 Civilians Killed in Jihadist-hit North

    November 26, 2022

    A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadi insurgency, the army said on Saturday, while three civilians died in another strike in the same region. The troops were killed on Friday when an improvised explosive device went off as an army escort drove along the Bourzanga-Kongoussi road, the army ...

  • Yemen: Bomb blast kills military commander in Shabwa

    November 26, 2022

    Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) said Saturday a senior commander was killed in a bomb explosion in the southern Shabwa province. In a statement, the STC-affiliated Shabwa Defense Forces said Major Salem Al-Jabwani lost his life in the explosion in As-Said district, west of Shabwah. The statement said a number of his body guards were killed ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two IEDs defused in Kulgam

    November 26, 2022

    Police and army have averted a major tragedy by defusing two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, officials said. A spokesman of Kulgam Police said on Twitter that the IEDs were planted in the Frisal area of the district. He said the area has been cordoned off and a search operation is ...

  • Israel: Shin Bet thwarts bus bombing by Gazan with work permit

    November 24, 2022

    The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on Thursday said it had thwarted a bus bombing by a Gazan with a permit to work in Israel. The agency arrested 31-year-old Fathi Ziad Zakot, a resident of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, late last month. Palestinian Islamic Jihad recruited Zakot to plant a bomb on a bus ...

  • Cambodia: 11 nations attend NPMEC demining training course

    November 24, 2022

    The National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has launched the ASEAN and Regional Mine Clearance and Minefield Technical Training for UN peacekeeping missions which saw the participation of 11 countries. General Sem Sovanny, director-general of the National Peacekeeping Centre, said yesterday that the training was the fifth session for ...