News – October 2020


  • New Zealand: Seven homemade pipe bombs were seized by police

    October 6, 2020

    Police say two suspects were seen on CCTV at the Chartwell Shopping Centre at around 2.30am today, placing the homemade explosives in groups by the ATM. One detonated and one partially detonated, but five others didn’t detonate at all, police said today. The two people then escaped on foot, without any cash. Hamilton City area commander Inspector Andrea ...

  • India: 10kg IED recovered by women commandos in Chhattisgarh

    October 6, 2020

    Women commandos of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) on Tuesday recovered a powerful 10-kg improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh”s Dantewada district and later defused it, a police official said. The explosive, packed in a pressure cooker, was unearthed from a dirt track between Surnaar and Tetam villages under Katekalyan police station limits ...

  • Augmented reality dog goggles could help protect Soldiers

    October 6, 2020

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Military working dogs often scout areas for explosives devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put Soldiers in harm’s way. Augmented reality may change that. Through a project funded by the Small Business Innovation Research program and managed ...

  • Philippines: Police discover another bomb-making facility in Northern Samar

    October 6, 2020

    Police discovered another abandoned manufacturing site for improvised explosive devices (IED) in the island town of San Antonio, Northern Samar following extensive intelligence gathering in the area. The 1st Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company led by Major Edwin Oloan Jr., together with San Antonio Municipal Police Station and Northern Samar Provincial Explosive Ordnance and Canine ...

  • Bangladesh: 2 children injured in crude bomb blast in Jessore

    October 6, 2020

    Two children were injured after a crude bomb they mistook for a toy exploded at Ghop Mahmudur Rahman School ground in Jessore town on Monday evening. The injured are Sapan, 11, son of Bayezid Rahman, and Mehedi, 9, son of Mukul Ahmed of Ghop Central Road area. Local people said Sapan and Mehedi found an object, containing ...

  • US Navy EOD technicians conduct virtual exchange with Brunei counterparts

    October 6, 2020

    SANTA RITA, Guam – Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from Task Force 75 and troop commanders from the Royal Brunei Land Force participated in a real-time, virtual EOD subject matter expert exchange (SMEE), Oct. 6, as part of the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise. The exchange was conducted virtually to mitigate COVID-19 ...

  • Afghanistan: Laghman Governor Survives Suicide Attack, 8 Killed

    October 5, 2020

    The convoy of Rahmatullah Yarmal, governor of Laghman province, was targeted Monday morning by a blast in the center of Laghman province, local officials confirmed. Asadullah Dawlatzai, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the blast and said that the governor has survived but casualties are feared. The spokesman said that the governor was targeted as he traveled between his ...

  • UK: Unexploded bombs discovered on Royal Troon Golf Course

    October 5, 2020

    A number of explosive devices have been discovered at a top Scottish golf course. The unexploded military ordance devices were found at Royal Troon Golf Course, as maintenance work was being carried out on the Portland course at the famous club. Police were called to the scene around 12.10pm today, (Monday, October 5). A Royal Navy bomb disposal ...

  • Dozens wounded in blast in northwest Syrian town

    October 5, 2020

    Dozens of people were wounded on Tuesday in an explosion in the northwest Syrian town of al-Bab, which is under the control of Turkey-backed rebel factions, three witnesses told Reuters. One of the witnesses said the blast occurred when a large truck bomb went off in a crowded area in the town. https://twitter.com/SanaAgencia/status/1313448885872979970 https://twitter.com/HKaaman/status/1313451586811842562 Read more… Source: DispatchLIVE/Twitter  

  • Phillipines: 5 landmines buried in village trail recovered

    October 5, 2020

    Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the New People’s Army were recovered by soldiers of the 701st Infantry Brigade in Sitio Cambaugo, Barangay Rajah Cabungsuan, Municipality of Lingig, Surigao del Sur. Maj. Alex Alod, the civil-military operations officer of the 701st Infantry Brigade, said the IEDs weighed one kilo each and were reported by the ...

  • Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #46: Weaponized Drones (Aerial Improvised Explosive Devices) Deployed by CJNG in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán

    October 5, 2020

    The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) is alleged to have attempted to deploy two weaponsized drones with C4 or similar type explosives against their rivals—the Carteles Unidos (United Cartels)—in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán on 25 July 2020. The weaponized drones were not successfully deployed and were found by a local self-defense group (autodefensas) known as El grupo ...

  • Seattle Police: 16 protesters arrested after explosives thrown toward officers

    October 4, 2020

    Sixteen protesters were arrested Saturday night after police gave a dispersal order to a group they said caused “extensive property damage to a business” while marching and later had thrown explosives toward officers. The protest had begun earlier in the day and was quiet for the most part, but later changed when police said a Metro ...

  • 2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Kabul Incidents

    October 4, 2020

    At least two government employees were killed, and two civilians were wounded in two separate incidents in Kabul on Sunday morning, Kabul police confirmed in a statement. Two government employees were shot and killed in the Tank-e-Chakari area in Kabul’s PD16 on Sunday morning, the statement said. No suspects have been arrested yet. The statement also mentioned that ...

  • Pakistan: Army kills two terrorists, arrests one in IBO

    October 4, 2020

    At least two “hardcore” terrorists were killed while another was arrested in an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) conducted by the security forces in Mir Ali town of North Waziristan on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “Security forces conducted an IBO in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. Two hardcore terrorists one terrorist was ...

  • An IED with a remote control was found by police behind a private school in Kabul

    October 4, 2020

    An improvised explosive device (IED) with a remote control was found by police in the Afghan capital on October 4, the press service of the republic’s interior ministry said. The bomb was planted behind a private school in Kabul in the Zeinabad district, in the capital’s ninth police district, agency spokesman Tariq Arian said. The ...

  • German police say suspicious device found on train near Cologne not explosive

    October 3, 2020

    Police in Germany said on Saturday a suspicious device found on a regional train overnight near the western city of Cologne was not explosive and did not pose a threat. A statement said bomb specialists investigated the object, which contained nails and black powder, after it was discovered by a cleaner in a cardboard box hidden ...

  • Massachusetts: Explosives Removed from Monterey Home

    October 3, 2020

    Law enforcement officers discovered dozens of explosive devices and parts during the execution of a search warrant at a West Road home on Friday. A statement from the offices the Berkshire district attorney and the state fire marshal did not identify the home’s owner or persons involved with the devices other than to state a “Monterey ...

  • 7 militants killed in blasts in Afghanistan

    October 3, 2020

    Seven Taliban militants were killed in two accidental explosions in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province Friday night, provincial police office confirmed on Saturday. “Three militants tried to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road in Arghandab district Friday night to target security forces. After a while, the device detonated accidentally, killing the three on the ...

  • Afghan army defuses 21 improvised bombs in Kandahar province

    October 3, 2020

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) defused 21 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in restive southern Kandahar province on Friday, the country’s Ministry of Defense said Saturday. “The engineering teams of ANA discovered and defused 21 IEDs in Kandahar. The move by army has helped rescue tens of lives and prevent the destruction of hundreds of kilometers of ...

  • DASA UK Competition: Open Call for Innovation

    October 1, 2020

    What is the Open Call? The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition. What are we looking for? The Open ...