News – October 2021


  • NYPD’s newest canine members specially bred to sniff out explosives in seconds

    October 17, 2021

    The NYPD’s newest canine members are truly bred for the job. The four-legged constables, known as Transit Enhanced Detection Dogs (TEDD), are truly one of a kind, according to Lieutenant John Pappas of the NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Division. While much of New York came to a screeching standstill during the early months of the COVID-19 ...

  • Somalia: Mayor among the dead in police station bombing in Beletwyene

    October 16, 2021

    A bomb explosion went off Saturday afternoon at a police station in Ferfer Town located in the Somalia border with Ethiopia killing at least three people. Sources in the town said a bomb suspected to have been planted in a restaurant inside the police station went off shortly after 3.30pm local time killing at least three ...

  • Citizen-Soldiers of 202nd Ordnance Company embark on overseas deployment

    October 16, 2021

    Families and friends of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 202nd Ordnance Company gathered at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Georgia for a farewell ceremony heralding the unit’s upcoming overseas deployment. The Citizen Soldiers of the 202nd will join more than 500 Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen presently deployed to five geographic combatant commands ...

  • Philippines: Bomb-making materials seized in Cavite province

    October 16, 2021

    Two suspects were apprehended by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the illegal trading of bomb-making materials on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Charlito Tenorio and Jay-ar Suson who were arrested in separate operations under Oplan Paglalansag Omega. Tenorio yielded 750 kilograms of ammonium nitrate contained in 30 25-kilogram sacks and 1,000 improvised blasting ...

  • California Highway Patrol graduates 10 new K9 teams

    October 16, 2021

    The California Highway Patrol announced the graduation and deployment of its 10 newest canine teams. The ceremony at the CHP Academy in west Sacramento in the culmination of 400 to 600 hours of intense training for each officer and their canine partners. The CHP uses its canines to perform a variety of functions, including detecting human scent, ...

  • INTERPOL statement on lifting corrective measures applied to Syria

    October 15, 2021

    Syria has been a member country of INTERPOL since 1953. Since December 2012, corrective measures have been applied to the National Central Bureau (NCB) in Damascus in relation to use of the INTERPOL Information System. These measures did not affect the status of Syria as a member country of INTERPOL. Based on improvements in its data ...

  • Two Turkish soldiers killed, five wounded in Syria’s Idlib

    October 15, 2021

    On Friday evening, several Turkish soldiers were killed and wounded, in an explosion targeting a military convoy of the Turkish forces on the road between Idlib city and Bab al-Hawa crossing, north of Idlib, northwest Syria. A landmine exploded while a military convoy of the Turkish forces was passing on the road between Idlib city and ...

  • Afghanistan: Deadly blast hits Shiite mosque in Kandahar during Friday prayers

    October 15, 2021

    A large explosion tore through a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, causing heavy casualties, a spokesman of the Taliban government’s interior ministry said. Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast in Kunar province kills Taliban commander, injures 11

    October 14, 2021

    A bomb ripped through a vehicle carrying a Taliban police chief in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing him and wounding 11 others, officials said. The blast happened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, targeting the Taliban police chief for Shigal district, said an official from the group. “The police chief has died and eleven people have ...

  • Spanish Police Arrests 5 Jihadists On Suspicion Of Preparing A Terrorist Attack

    October 14, 2021

    With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell. The suspects – all Algerian nationals, are believed to have been preparing a terrorist attack. The police swooped on the members of this terrorist cell ...

  • North Carolina: Multiple people detained after authorities find pipe bombs, drugs & firearms in search

    October 14, 2021

    Macon County authorities say they found drugs, firearms and multiple pipe bombs inside a home Wednesday during a search. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, detectives from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin Police Narcotics Unit and NC Probation Office were all involved with the search of the home in the Highlands/Scaly area off Dillard Road. A total ...

  • The aunav.NEO robot’s first presentation in Europe at MILIPOL and FEINDEF

    October 13, 2021

    The aunav.NEO, the only explosive ordnance disposal robot with variable geometry, to be exhibited at MILIPOL (Paris) (stand 5M133) from the 19th to the 22nd of October and at FEINDEF (Madrid) from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The system was first presented at IDEX 2021 (Abu Dhabi), where it generated great interest among visitors. Designed ...

  • Supreme Court appears likely to allow death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

    October 13, 2021

    A divided Supreme Court seemed prepared Wednesday to allow the death sentence to be reimposed for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal appeals court voided it. A majority of the justices suggested that they did not agree with defense claims that the trial judge improperly restricted the questioning of prospective jurors or was wrong ...

  • Cambodia: Massive Mark 82 bomb retrieved by CMAC in Kampong Chhnang province

    October 13, 2021

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) dispatched a group of professionals to retrieve a relic of the war that ravaged the country – a UXO. The CMAC professionals retrieved the bomb at the foot of Phnom Thom in Prey Kry Tbong Village, Prey Kry Commune, Choul Kiri District, Kampong Chhnang. On October 12, they collaborated with ...

  • Colorado : Loveland veteran with PTSD seeks leniency in sentencing for building anti-police pipe bombs

    October 13, 2021

    A Loveland Army veteran who pleaded guilty after the FBI found four pipe bombs in his home last year is asking for leniency when he is sentenced Wednesday. The bombs were discovered in Bradley Bunn’s Loveland home in May 2020 as he prepared to go to an armed protest of pandemic restrictions at the state Capitol. FBI ...

  • Somalia: Over 6 killed as 2 separate terror attacks hit Mogadishu

    October 12, 2021

    At least three people were killed and several wounded Tuesday evening when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy restaurant in Somalian capital Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district, according to a police official. Meanwhile, an intelligence officer and two bodyguards were killed after a landmine explosion targeted his vehicle in the Daynile district in Mogadishu earlier ...

  • Kenya: KDF soldier injured in suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Lamu

    October 12, 2021

    A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier was seriously injured when the vehicle he was traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted on the road by Al-Shabaab terrorists between Milimani and Baure in Lamu County. In a statement to newsrooms, KDF Spokesperson Col Esther Wanjiku stated that the attack happened ...

  • Colombia governor says he escaped two armed attacks in 24 hours

    October 12, 2021

    A Colombian governor has said he survived two armed attacks in 24 hours in a region of the South American nation where FARC dissident fighters operate. Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, governor of the central Meta department, south of the capital Bogota, told W Radio the first attack happened on Sunday when the vehicle he was travelling in ...

  • Vidisco awarded $30 million contract to supply U.S. Air Force with Guardian 12 Digital Radiographic X-ray systems, for explosive detection

    October 12, 2021

    Dozens of the systems have already been installed and are in use by various Air Force units and bases. Vidisco – provider of innovative portable, accurate and safe X-ray detection solutions for armies, security forces and law enforcement agencies – has been awarded a $30 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to supply Guardian 12 ...

  • UK DASA and Innovate UK announce new Defence funding competition

    October 11, 2021

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) supported by Innovate UK Loans Ltd (Innovate UK) are working together to offer a new Defence funding competition: the Defence Innovation Loan, which currently has £10M available to fund Innovative Defence solutions. This service provides an opportunity for single small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with solutions to Defence themed ...

  • Philippines: Thousands of dynamites intended to harm soldiers seized in Bukidnon

    October 11, 2021

    Thousands of dynamites said to be used in a planned bombing of patrolling troops and government facilities were seized by the elements of the Army’s 8 Infantry (Dependable) Battalion (8th IB) in Malinao area, Barangay Kalusangay, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon province. Public Affairs Office (PAO) chief of the Army’s 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division (4thID) Maj. Francisco P. ...

  • Kosovo Arrests Five Suspects for Plotting Terrorist Attacks

    October 11, 2021

    Kosovo’s Special Prosecution on Sunday said police had arrested five persons suspected of planning terrorist actions against country’s constitutional order and security. Explosive devices, fire arms, drones and anti-tank weapons were seized during the operation, which was conducted after several months of covert investigation and surveillance, the prosecution said. “Within the due time, Special Prosecution will file ...

  • Philippines: Army disposes 77 IHL-banned APMs seized from CPP-NPA in Mindanao

    October 11, 2021

    Cagayan de Oro City – The Army’ 4th Infantry Division (4ID) successfully disposed of more than 70 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) seized from the communist terrorist groups (CTG), commonly known as the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). In a press release Sunday, the 4ID said 77 assorted ...

  • Pakistan: TV journalist killed by a magnetic explosive device in Hub, Balochistan

    October 11, 2021

    A journalist has been killed in a targeted attack in the southern Pakistani town of Hub, police officials say, with the ethnic separatist Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claiming responsibility for the attack in a statement. Shahid Zehri was killed while driving in his vehicle in the town of Hub, about 20km (12 miles) west of Pakistan’s ...

  • India: NIA arrests two militants in multiple raids in Kashmir Valley

    October 10, 2021

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out multiple raids in the Valley and arrested two people on Sunday, in a case related to the recovery of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in Jammu in June. “During searches, two The Resistance Front (TRF) operatives, Tawseef Ahmed Wani from Baramulla and Faiz Ahmed Khan ...

  • Yemen: Six killed in Aden car bombing targeting officials

    October 10, 2021

    A car bomb targeting the governor’s convoy shook Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday killing at least six people and wounding seven, the information minister said on Twitter. Governor Ahmed Lamlas and agriculture minister Salem al-Suqatri, both members of a southern separatist group, survived a “terrorist assassination attempt”, the state news agency said. Killed in ...

  • AU, Somali forces sharpen skills to curb threats posed by explosive devices

    October 10, 2021

    The African Union Mission and Somali National Army (SNA) military officers wrapped up a five-day training course aimed at enhancing joint capabilities in mitigating the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Gerbi Kebede Regassa, AMISOM deputy force commander in charge of support and logistics said the UN counter-IED threat mitigation course will help in countering ...

  • Cambodia: Child killed, two injured in mortar round explosion in Kampong Thom province

    October 9, 2021

    A mortar round exploded, killing a boy and injuring two other children in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balang district’s Sala Visai commune on Friday. According to Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana, posting on his Facebook page today, the mortar round exploded was caused by the children playing with the unexploded ordinance(UXO). The children ...