News – October 2019

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate two bombs in Kabul

    October 6, 2019

    The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate two improvised explosive devices in capital Kabul, the security officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device in Kart-e Naw area at around 8:40 pm on Saturday. Rahimi further added that the militants planted the ...

  • UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

    October 6, 2019

    Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today (Sunday 6th October). Zimbabwe is still one of the worst affected countries in the world ...

  • Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

    October 6, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, located in Kidal ...

  • IED explodes near IDF post near Beit Ummar

    October 4, 2019

    An IED exploded near an IDF post near Beit Ummar according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Friday. The report says there were no casualties or damage done from the IED. The IDF also found another IED but was able to neutralize it before it exploded. During a search for potential suspects, one officer was lightly injured after ...

  • A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

    October 3, 2019

    “Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, dashing from asphalt to the rear seat of an SUV, where he met an officer in padded ...

  • Demining Baptismal site completed, says PMAC

    October 3, 2019

    The Palestinian Mine Action Center (PMAC) announced today completion of phase one of clearing the Baptismal site, known as al-Maghtas, on the West Bank side of the River Jordan of landmines. It said in a statement that demining al-Maghtas was done in cooperation with the Higher Presidential Committee for Church Affairs and in partnership with the ...

  • Retired military dogs in San Antonio up for adoption

    October 3, 2019

    There has been a recent decline in the number of people interested in adopting retired military K-9s, according to officials at Lackland Air Force Base. Most dogs that come up for adoption at Lackland are young dogs who failed to meet training standards and they’re adopted out rather quickly. The older dogs, however, are starting to get ...

  • Blast Kills 6 In Kapisa, Women and Children

    October 2, 2019

    At least six members of the same family were killed by a roadside IED blast on Tuesday in Kapisa province, according to local officials. Two children and four women were killed in Baies Khail village of Najrab district in Kapisa province, when an improvised roadside mine placed in farmlands by Taliban insurgents detonated, said Abdul Shayeq ...

  • Bomb squad called to Kirkdale industrial estate after ‘World War II shell’ found

    October 1, 2019

    The bomb squad was called out to a Kirkdale industrial estate today following the discovery of a suspected artillery shell. Officers were called at about 8am after the item was found on grounds in Junction Road at the small industrial estate. There were unconfirmed reports the artillery shell was a World War II bomb which had been unearthed Read more… Source: Liverpool Echo  

  • Market exploration: remote handling and manipulation

    October 1, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is scoping the potential for an innovation challenge, seeking capability for remotely handling and manipulating highly sensitive liquid and solid explosives. Moving house can be a stressful time, and there’s extra pressure when you have to pack your boxes and make sure your valuable items are packed, stored and transported ...