News – September 2020


  • Jammu and Kashmir: IED detected and defused in Kupwara district

    September 7, 2020

    A major tragedy was averted on Monday when the security forces detected and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said an IED planted by the militants was detected by police and the army in the Arampora area of Kupwara district early Monday morning. “Bomb disposal squad was ...

  • Vietnam: International donors assist Quang Tri’s bomb, mine clearance efforts

    September 6, 2020

    The central province of Quang Tri has to date received over 100 million USD from international donors to help its post-war bomb and mine clearance efforts. Among over 100 million USD sent to the locality since 1996, around 45 million USD has been contributed by the US Government through international organisations and non-governmental organisations. As of September ...

  • Pakistan: Terror-bid foiled in Bannu district, 5.5 kg bomb defused

    September 5, 2020

    The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) after an intelligence information recovered a remote-controlled bomb planted on a roadside in Janikhel area of Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and neutralised the explosive. The bomb was planted for a big terror activity by unknown terrorists, however quick action by the security forces averted the sabotage attempt, police said. ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 3 hideouts busted in Tral – Police

    September 5, 2020

    Police on Friday said it busted three hideouts of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit in this township of southern Kashmir and recovered incriminating material. “Based on specific information regarding militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Buchoo Kamla forests of Tral area, police and army launched a search operation this morning and during search three hideouts of the JeM outfit ...

  • Two French soldiers killed in Mali

    September 5, 2020

    The two soldiers died after their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device on September 5. A third soldier was wounded in the explosion. French President Emmanuel Macron expresses his “deep respect” for the soldiers’ “sacrifice” and sends his “sincere condolences to their families and loved ones”, the presidential office said. France started its military operations in ...

  • Pakistan: Blast in Quetta injures four persons

    September 4, 2020

    An explosion occurred near a hotel on Sariab Road in Quetta on Friday in which four persons sustained injuries. Security forces reached the incident spot and cordoned off the area. The wounded were shifted to hospital where emergency was imposed. Motorbikes parked near the incident spot caught fire after the explosion. Fire tenders carried out operation to ...

  • India: Security forces defuse 18 IEDs in Jharkhand

    September 4, 2020

    Security personnel have detected and defused 18 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) suspected to have been laid by members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, police said on Friday. During a search operation, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel detected the IEDs laid on a road in a forested region in Goilkera police station area on Thursday, ...

  • More explosives found outside Beirut port month after deadly explosion

    September 4, 2020

    The Lebanese military on Thursday discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port, where a deadly explosion killed nearly 200 people last month. The military said army experts were called in for an inspection and found the dangerous chemical in four containers near the port. There were no details on the origin of ...

  • Russia’s FSB discovers cache of weapons, explosives in Volgograd region

    September 3, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has discovered an arms cache in the Volgograd region, the FSB said in a statement on Thursday. “Officers of the FSB branch in the Volgograd region discovered a cache of firearms and ammunition during an anti-crime operation,” the statement reads. “Regional law enforcement officers seized four Kalashnikov rifles and related ammunition, ...

  • British Columbia: Police destroy improvised explosive in Duncan

    September 3, 2020

    An RCMP explosive disposal team was called to Duncan last week after a suspected bomb was discovered during a traffic stop. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say that the explosive device was found on Friday night after Uniform Gang Enforcement Team officers pulled over a vehicle that was spotted allegedly committing a driving offence near the Cowichan Commons ...

  • Pakistan: Lieutenant among three soldiers killed in IED blast in North Waziristan

    September 3, 2020

    Three soldiers including a Lieutenant of Pakistan Army were martyred and three others sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in North Waziristan on Thursday. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the blast took place when an IED planted along the road by militants went off near a security ...

  • For The First Time In Targi Kielce – Patriots On Display

    September 3, 2020

    This year’s International Defence Industry Exhibition is the showcase for the U.S. military presenting the Patriot missile system. Although the year of the pandemic may cause the exhibition to look less impressive than usual, there are still plenty of interesting exhibits and top-level business talks. The United Kingdom Lead Nation Exhibition is an important MSPO ...

  • Brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed arrested over alleged terror plot

    September 3, 2020

    The doctor brother of Glasgow Airport suicide bomber Kafeel Ahmed has been arrested in India as part of an alleged terror recruitment plot. Ex-NHS doctor Sabeel Ahmed was identified by anti-terrorism detectives as being behind a secret campaign to get youths to join Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Reports from India reveal say that The National Investigation Agency (NIA) ...

  • Selecting Dogs for Explosives Detection: Behavioral Characteristics

    September 2, 2020

    Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection. Increases in emerging sophisticated threats are accelerating the demand for highly capable explosives detection, causing a strain on available supplies of quality canines worldwide. These strains are further compounded by rigorous behavioral standards required to meet mission-specific capabilities, leading to high rates ...

  • UN to set up new peacekeeping base in South Sudan

    September 2, 2020

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Wednesday it will set up a temporary peacekeeping base in Central Equatoria’s Lobonok County. The decision followed a surge in armed attacks on civilians and humanitarian convoys in the region, UNMISS said in a statement. The rise in violence came after the killing of six bodyguards of ...

  • Left of bang: Marine EOD unit trains on WWII ordnance in Pacific

    September 2, 2020

    For two months in 1944, Marines from the 1st Marine Division alongside soldiers from the Army’s 81st Infantry Division fought a bloody battle for the small coral island of Peleliu, Palau. Roughly 27,000 American troops dropped large amounts of explosives attempting to defeat the nearly 11,000 Japanese soldiers who turned the 5.4 square mile island into ...

  • Trilateral Contact Group agreed 19 mine clearing sites

    September 2, 2020

    The decision on mine action will form the basis for future demining works Tonight, September 2, a regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) took place in the format of a videoconference, during which a decision was reached on mine action in the Donbas. The press service of the President’s Office reports this. “The Trilateral Contact Group has ...

  • Mark Fuhrman looks at the state of airport security post-‘Shoe Bomber,’ highlights glaring vulnerability

    September 2, 2020

    ‘How would you detect a plastic explosive inside a computer unless you’re sure the computer works first?’ Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman examines security at the nation’s airports in the latest episode of his Fox Nation show “The Fuhrman Diaries.” The episode, available on Sept. 28, looks at changes that were instituted after the case of Richard ...

  • Deputy Secretary General addresses meeting of the Aqaba Process

    September 2, 2020

    The Deputy Secretary General spoke to the meeting of world leaders and representatives from international organisations about the security challenges of COVID-19 and NATO’s response to the pandemic. Mr. Geoană praised Jordan as a leader in countering violent extremism and for being a valuable partner of NATO. The Alliance and Jordan are united in their work ...

  • Michigan: Berrien County K9s Blek, Maxx and Mika receiving bullet and stab protective vests

    September 1, 2020

    The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving bullet and stab protective vests for K9s Blek, Maxx and Mika. The vests are a donation from the group Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The group has provided bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. So far it has provided over 4,000 vests ...