News – October 2022


  • Pakistan: Two soldiers killed in Balochistan IBO

    October 31, 2022

    The soldiers were martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists, which occurred by establishing blocking positions by the security forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. “An intelligence-based operation (IBO) commenced in general area of Kaman Pass, near Shahrig in Balochistan to clear a hideout of terrorists,” the press release said. According ...

  • Northern Ireland: Fire at Orange Hall in Magherafel treated as hate crime

    October 31, 2022

    A fire that extensively damaged an Orange hall in Magherafelt is being treated as a hate crime, police have said. Firefighters tackled the blaze at the premises on the Aghagaskin Road on Sunday evening. Police believe entry was forced at the back of the hall and an accelerator was used to ignite the fire inside. https://twitter.com/PSNIMidUlster/status/1586995570744643586 Read more… Source: Belfast ...

  • Kenya: 2 children die in explosion after tinkering with RPG in Mandera

    October 30, 2022

    Two children died Sunday morning after an explosive went off while they were herding goats at Iresuki village in Mandera County. Confirming the incident, Mandera CIO Benedict Kigen said the warhead, suspected to have been launched from a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), exploded after the unsuspecting children tinkered with it. The CIO added that investigation is underway to ...

  • Nepal: Two girls killed and three other children seriously injured in IED explosion in Kalikot

    October 30, 2022

    Two girls, both aged four, died in an explosion of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Ranabada of Tilagupha Municipality-10 in Kalikot district on Saturday. Three other children sustained serious injuries in the blast. The incident happened at around 8am. According to the District Police Office, the children recovered the IED in a millet field near the ...

  • North Dakota: Explosive device found in backpack of man being booked into Cass County Jail

    October 30, 2022

    A man being booked into the Cass County Jail over the weekend is now facing additional charges after officers say they found what appeared to be an explosive device in his backpack. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Red River Valley Bomb Squad was called to the jail around 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, ...

  • Finland: Weapons supplied to Ukraine have ended up with criminals in Finland

    October 30, 2022

    Organised crime is growing in Finland and there is a high demand for weapons. The routes and connections from Ukraine to Finland are already in place. The police are hoping for additional resources for an increasing workload due to the war in Ukraine. In the summer, Europol, the European police authority, warned that international criminal networks ...

  • Russia says UK navy blew up Nord Stream, London denies involvement

    October 30, 2022

    Russia’s defence ministry said on Saturday (29 October) that British navy personnel blew up the Nord Stream gas pipelines last month, a claim that London said was false and designed to distract from Russian military failures in Ukraine. Russia did not give evidence for its claim that a leading NATO member had sabotaged critical Russian infrastructure ...

  • Somalia: ‘Scores of casualties’ after twin blasts in Mogadishu

    October 29, 2022

    Twin car bombings rocked Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing “scores of casualties”. A vehicle loaded with explosives was driven into the education ministry compound and was followed by gunfire, police officer Ibrahim Mohamed said. “In a few minutes another blast occurred in the same area,” he added. https://twitter.com/HornExpert/status/1586326725209640963 Read more… Source: Al Jazeera/Abdihalim Bashir – Twitter Related story: At least ...

  • Ukraine Unleashes Mass Kamikaze Drone Boat Attack On Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Headquarters in Crimea

    October 29, 2022

    The largest city in Crimea and the home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet woke up to heavy explosions and anti-aircraft fire during an attack Russian officials say included aerial drones and especially unmanned surface vessels (USV), both of which were ‘suicide’ or ‘kamikaze’ types mean to explode when they arrive at their targets. The Ukrainian Armed ...

  • Afghanistan: Mosque Explosion in Kabul Injures 7 People

    October 29, 2022

    The spokesperson of the Taliban police chief office in Kabul, Khalid Zadran, said that the explosion took place at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, October 28, in the Sheikh Mohammad Rohani Mosque. The explosion took place in Kabul city’s 5th police district as worshippers gathered at the mosque for Friday prayer and dhikr, ...

  • Egypt, Germany’s Armed Forces organise training course on IEDs

    October 29, 2022

    Egypt’s Armed Forces organised a joint training course with its German counterpart on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) within the context of the peacekeeping forces at the Institute of Military Engineers. This comes within the framework of the General Command of the Armed Forces’ keenness to raise the level of training and exchange experiences with brotherly and ...

  • UK: £45 million alliance between military and industry set to deliver life-saving protection

    October 28, 2022

    Soldiers, vehicles and UK military bases around the world will receive innovative digital protection against remote and radio controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) through a £45 million contract with British industry partners. Under the contract awarded to Team Protect, the work – called Project CRENIC – sees UK military experts collaborate with small and medium businesses ...

  • Search Team Revives Sinjar

    October 28, 2022

    Returning to a place that caused hurt requires grit. Sometimes a relentless will to give back. Eight years after the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the terror of that time still resonates. “I lost hope and thought there was no life for us anymore,” says 27-year-old Haifa, a Yazidi ...

  • Northern Ireland: ‘Viable pipe bomb type device’ found by PSNI during security alert in Cookstown, Co Tyrone

    October 28, 2022

    A number of residents were evacuated from their Co Tyrone homes on Friday afternoon after a viable pipe bomb type device was found in the area. Police and Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene in the Millburn Close area of Cookstown following the discovery of a suspicious object shortly after midday. After examination, this was found ...

  • India provides four mine-detection dogs to Cambodia

    October 28, 2022

    The Government of India has donated four mine-detection dogs and materials to the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) for its humanitarian activities. The handover ceremony took place under presidency of Major General Kosal Malinda, Deputy Director-General of NPMEC at the Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday. Major General Kosal ...

  • Cambodia: GMAC mobilising support for mine clearance

    October 28, 2022

    The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has pledged to mobilise support from around 700 of its member companies for demining work in Cambodia, with a fund-raising event scheduled for November 17. The pledge came at a meeting between Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), ...

  • Autumn 2022 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 26, 2022

    We are pleased to inform you that Autumn 2022 edition of the Counter-IED Report is now available to read online and in print. Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from CBRNe Secure India; Norwegian People’s Aid; C-IED Centre of Excellence; Chelton Limited; Terrogence Global; 3DX-Ray; Teledyne ICM; C/O Futures, LLC et al. To view contents please use this ...

  • Two men, one remote

    October 25, 2022

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  What if one controller could save hundreds of lives? Two innovators from Air Force Test Center presented a solution to do this during the Air Force Materiel Command portion of the 2023 Spark Tank event, which provides Airmen and Guardians an opportunity to pitch innovative solutions to operational problems. Tech. Sgt. ...

  • Pakistan: One killed in South Waziristan roadside bombing

    October 25, 2022

    A passerby was killed and another person sustained injuries when a roadside bomb targeting the former head of a pro-government peace committee exploded in the Birmil subdivision of South Waziristan here on Monday, sources said. The sources said that Taj Gul Wazir, the former head of the peace body, was going to Wana Bazaar from Angoor ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Roadside bombs aimed to target security force convoys, civilians

    October 25, 2022

    Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) or roadside side bombs are aimed to target convoys of security forces and civilians in Kashmir, and this year 8-9 IED’s have been diffused or recovered by agencies, officials said. A top army officer told Rising Kashmir that roadside bombs are still a challenge for security forces and various measures are being ...

  • Federal Government of Somalia engages terrorists with support from U.S. forces

    October 25, 2022

    In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists who were attacking Somali National Army forces near Buulobarde, Somalia, about 218 km north-northwest of Mogadishu, on Oct. 23. The command’s initial assessment is that the strike killed two attacking al-Shabaab terrorists and that no civilians were injured or ...

  • Northern Ireland: Controlled explosion on ‘viable’ pipe bomb in east Belfast

    October 25, 2022

    A controlled explosion has been carried out during a security alert in east Belfast after a “viable pipe bomb type device” was found, police have said. A number of homes were evacuated when the device was discovered in the Dundela Street area on Tuesday morning. The police and ammunition technical officers (ATO) remain at the scene and ...

  • Philippines: NGCP investigates tower bombing that caused power interruptions in Mindanao

    October 25, 2022

    The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said it is investigating the bombing of an electricity tower on Monday that caused power interruptions in parts of Mindanao. Authorities confirmed that unnamed individuals used improvised explosive devices to cause the bombing. The Baloi-Aurora 138kV Transmission Line was tripped at 4:50 p.m. on Monday following the bombing of the ...

  • Northern Ireland: ‘Miracle no one was hurt’ after petrol station ATM explosion in County Down

    October 25, 2022

    It was a “miracle” no one was hurt after an explosion at a petrol station ATM on Monday, the site’s owner has said. Police received a report shortly after 03:15 BST of an ATM on fire at Temple, south of Carryduff. Upon arrival officers discovered a suspect device close to the machine, which did not explode but ...