News – September 2020


  • Huge explosions rocks Jordan military arms depot in Zarqa

    September 11, 2020

    A loud explosion has been heard in Jordan’s city of Zarqa, with several videos circulating on social media showing a loud ball of fire lighting up the night sky. A series of large explosions rocked a Jordanian army base outside the city of Zarqa on the northeastern edge of capital Amman, a security source told Reuters. Several ...

  • NATO Determined to Assist Afghanistan Towards Lasting Peace

    September 11, 2020

    This is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of their country through intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan people and the world are watching with hope and expectation that, after decades of conflict, peace is within reach. The path to peace was never going to be easy. We commend the role that ...

  • Kenya: 3 al Shabaab militants blow themselves up while setting up IED in Garissa

    September 11, 2020

    Three suspected al Shabaab militants died after they were blown up by their own bomb device in Garissa, near the Kenyan border with Somalia, according to police reports. While the incident happened on Thursday evening, information and confirmations from authorities became available on Friday. Police reports say an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) exploded while being assembled by ...

  • Several killed in suicide bombing outside mosque in Somalia

    September 11, 2020

    At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing outside a mosque in the Somalian port city of Kismayo, according to a regional official. “A suicide bomber wearing a heavy vest of explosives targeted the Muslim congregation at the Qaadim mosque in the centre of the town as people were leaving the mosque after ...

  • Force Majeure Leads to Milipol Qatar Postponement Until March 2021

    September 10, 2020

    Organisers of Milipol Qatar, the leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, have announced force majeure has prompted postponement of the event for six months to March 2021. Over recent weeks and months, they have been in constant discussions with key industry authorities and partners to stay abreast of the challenges in the face ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: IED found by security forces in J&K’s Baramulla district

    September 10, 2020

    A major tragedy was averted on Thursday when the security forces detected an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police said security forces, including the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and local police recovered an IED on the main road in the Watergam area of Baramulla. “Traffic on the road has been stopped. The bomb ...

  • Residents in Dublin area evacuated after improvised explosive device discovered

    September 10, 2020

    Residents in an area of Dublin were forced to evacuate their homes after an improvised explosive device was discovered. Locals near the entrance of Rafter’s Avenue in Crumlin, Dublin 12 evacuated and traffic diversions were implemented. Gardai are now appealing for witnesses in relation to the ‘suspect device’ that was found on Thursday. Read more… Source: Extra.ie  

  • Expos – safe and sound Poland: The International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce is underway

    September 10, 2020

    Press Release “Can I say what a real privilege it is speaking here today. In the UK we are always impressed by the resilience and the determination of the Polish people (…). It is, therefore, no surprise, even with all the challenges that the world is currently facing, Poland has laid on a first-rate trade show ...

  • Sudan: Attorney General Announces Finding Explosive Materials and Warns Citizens

    September 10, 2020

    The Attorney General, Tajal-Sir Al-Hibir, announced at a media briefing Wednesday the detection of explosive materials that pose a security threat to Sudan and neighboring countries. Present at the media briefing were the General Director of the Police Forces, Deputy Commander and the Spokesman of the Rapid Support Forces. He said that the explosive materials, after being ...

  • Senior member of ISIL terror group detained in Ukraine

    September 10, 2020

    Ukrainian authorities have announced that they have detained the assistant of Ahmed Chatayev, who is suspected of having organized a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport in 2016, in the country’s capital city of Kyiv. The suspect, whose name was undisclosed, is a native of one of the former Soviet countries and is a member ...

  • Restaurant in Somali capital Mogadishu hit by explosion

    September 9, 2020

    An explosion suspected to be caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hit a restaurant in Boondhere District in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday. The Blue Sky Restaurant is located in the vicinity of where the Presidential Palace and Prime Minister’s Office are situated. Preliminary reports indicated that the attacker approached a security checkpoint near the ...

  • Washington: Soap Lake Police Raid Residence of Possible Bomb Maker

    September 9, 2020

    Soap Lake Police conducted a search warrant on a home on Fir Street N Monday after receiving what they deemed credible reports of the resident building an improvised explosive device, or IED, to harm another person. A Tactical Response Team found evidence consistent with the concern in the residence. On Tuesday the Washington State Patrol Interagency Bomb ...

  • Afghanistan: VP Saleh Survives Kabul Blast, At Least 10 Killed

    September 9, 2020

    First Vice President Amrullah Saleh’s convoy was targeted early Wednesday morning in the Taimani area of PD 4 in Kabul city, Saleh’s office confirmed. Tariq Arian, Interior Ministry spokesman, confirmed 10 were killed and 16 were wounded in the Kabul blast targeting the convoy of First VP Amrullah Saleh. The explosives were placed in a cart and ...

  • UK: Second World War explosive detonated on Selsey beach

    September 9, 2020

    A Second World War explosive was detonated on a beach this morning. Selsey Coastguard was called to the beach in front of the RNLI Lifeboat station in Selsey last night shortly before 6.30pm after a diver discovered an explosive, suspected to be a mortar bomb, in the sea. The crew liaised with a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal ...

  • Cambodia: Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    September 8, 2020

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last week. The team was excavating and clearing mines for a planned ...

  • Somalia: SNA Thwart Two Car Bomb Attacks in Southern Somalia

    September 7, 2020

    The Somali National Army (SNA) has said they thwarted two car bomb attacks by defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) placed in the vehicles in Southern Somalia on Monday. The military said a Nissan minibus and black Suzuki vehicles abandoned in the recently liberated strategic Janay town Abdalle 60 km west of Kismayo Lower Juba. “The forces ...

  • US service member injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

    September 7, 2020

    A US service member was injured in Somalia Monday when Al-Shabaab attacked US and Somali forces, according to the US military. Al-Shabaab attacked the forces using “a vehicle employed as an improvised explosive device and mortar fire,” US Africa Command said in a statement. The injured service member is in stable condition and is receiving treatment ...

  • Manchester Arena bombing inquiry hears man ‘fobbed off’ by security when he warned about suicide attacker

    September 7, 2020

    Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was challenged by a member of the public shortly before he detonated the bomb that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert three years ago. The details of the confrontation emerged as a public inquiry into the atrocity began in Manchester. The concertgoer, who can be named only as witness A, ...

  • Afghanistan: Civilian Killed in Kandahar Roadside Blast

    September 7, 2020

    At least one civilian was killed and another was wounded in a roadside mine blast in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday morning, a local police official confirmed. The incident occurred in Zharai district when a motorcycle struck a roadside mine, police officials said. The local police blame the Taliban for the blast, but the Taliban ...

  • Kolkata: Forensic team collects samples from site of blast; one held

    September 7, 2020

    The owner of a house, where crude bombs exploded killing two persons and injuring one, in West Bengal”s North 24 Parganas district, was arrested on Monday, a senior police officer said. A team of forensic experts have collected samples from the site of the blast, on the northern fringes of the city, and its findings would ...