News – September 2022


  • Pakistan: Two soldiers killed in IED blast in North Waziristan

    September 26, 2022

    Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in the General Area Esham of the North Waziristan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday. The ISPR, the media wing of the military, said that the IED exploded on Saturday, in ...

  • Slovakia hosts 10th annual CBRN exercise

    September 26, 2022

    ZEMIANSKE KOSTOL’ANY, Slovakia — Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense teams from 12 NATO nations participated in Slovakia’s 10th Annual Exercise Toxic Valley Sept. 5-16. The Slovak Republic hosts the exercise to provide world-class training to members of the NATO alliance. The exercise, conducted at the CBRN Training and Testing Center Zemianske Kostol’any, gives warfighters the opportunity ...

  • Syria: Military vehicle comes under IED attack east of Daraa

    September 26, 2022

    An explosive device planted by unknown persons exploded in a military vehicle belonging to the Damascus government forces in the town of Naimah, east of Daraa, amid reports of casualties among Damascus forces.. A military vehicle of Damascus forces was hit by an IED planted by unidentified persons, near Al-Radar Airforce checkpoint in Al-Naimah town, east ...

  • Terror groups are recruiting engineer-terrorists

    September 25, 2022

    US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence opines that terrorists will conduct AI-powered cyberattacks and pair AI software with commercially available drones to create ‘smart weapons’. The recent issue of “Voice of Khorasan”, the Islamic State’s mouthpiece in Afghanistan and surrounding regions, had a story about Abu Bakr Al Hindi, “who was born in Kerala in ...

  • Somalia: One killed and six other wounded in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

    September 25, 2022

    One soldier was killed and at least six others were wounded in Somalia when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base near the capital, Mogadishu. The bomber disguised himself as a soldier and joined others as they filed into a military base early on Sunday before he detonated the explosive, said Captain Aden ...

  • Oregon: Close call with explosive material in Grants Pass

    September 25, 2022

    Southern Oregon Sanitation’s annual Hazardous Materials Drop-off Day could have gone off with a bang this year, Grants Pass Fire and Rescue officials said Saturday. A one-pound container of toxic material dropped off at the sanitation center along Redwood Highway was determined to be an explosive hazard. Grants Pass 911 was contacted just before noon, and ...

  • West Bank: Terrorists place explosive device at gas station in Kedumim

    September 25, 2022

    Terrorists placed an explosive device containing four kilograms of explosives at the gas station at the entrance to Kedumim in Samaria Sunday, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Bomb disposal teams neutralized the device, and there were no injuries. The terrorists escaped from the scene. A resident and employees at the station who discovered the ...

  • India: Thoubal police recover IED planted by suspected militants

    September 25, 2022

    Police in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Sunday recovered an IED which was planted by suspected militants at the house of an individual. Police said that the IED was found planted at the veranda of the house of one Puyam Tenden Singh (54) of Langathel Thingel Leikai under Khongjom police station of the district. Personnel of the Khongjom ...

  • 10 Yemeni children injued by explosion of Saudi cluster bomb

    September 25, 2022

    The explosion of a cluster bomb from the remnants of the US-Saudi aggression injured at least 10 Yemeni children while they were playing. The Executive Center for Mine Action (YEMAC) revealed that 11 civilian victims were caused by cluster bombs and war remnants on Saturday in Al Al-Hodeida and Al Bayda provinces. In a statement received by ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Explosives recovered near LoC in Poonch

    September 24, 2022

    Security forces on Thursday recovered explosives near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. During a search operation, Army troops found a bag near the LoC in Noorkot area, they said. They recovered a radio set, grenades, one circuit and one metal box, which is likely to be an Improvised Explosive ...

  • Explosion rocks another building in Sweden

    September 24, 2022

    An explosion shook the Swedish capital on Saturday, spreading fear among locals following another blast a little over a day earlier, local media reported. The blast took place at an apartment building just past midnight in Stockholm, just a day after a major explosion that devastated another apartment building in Solna, north of the capital. The National ...

  • GICHD Explosive Ordnance Guide for Ukraine – Second Edition

    September 23, 2022

    The second edition of the GICHD Ukraine Ordnance Guide is intended to provide a basic explosive ordnance recognition guide for qualified EOD operators in Ukraine conducting mine action activities. It may also be used by trained survey staff. While an improvement on the first edition, with the addition of over 70 new entries, as before ...

  • Cambodia: Government declares Phnom Penh mine-free

    September 23, 2022

    The government has declared Phnom Penh to be free of landmines, conveying that there will be no more casualties from ordnances in the capital. The announcement was made yesterday at an official ceremony held at the Phnom Penh City Hall by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA). Senior Minister Ly Thuch, CMAA First Vice-President, ...

  • Afghanistan: 9 people killed and 41 wounded in car bomb explosion near the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul

    September 23, 2022

    The blast in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul city has faced strong reactions internationally as well as domestically. On Friday afternoon a blast occurred nearby the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, killing nine people and wounding 41 others, including children. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Abdul Nafay Takor, said that the blast was ...

  • Project raises 100,000 USD for mine clearing activities in Vietnam

    September 23, 2022

    An event held by the “Restoring the Environment and Neutralising the Effects of the War” (RENEW) project in Washington D.C. on September 22 completed its target of raising 100,000 USD for mine clearing activities in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Ngai. The event, taking place in both virtual and face-to-face forms, saw the participation of US ...

  • Iceland: Four arrested over alleged plans for a terrorist attack

    September 23, 2022

    Four suspects have been arrested over alleged plans for a terrorist attack in Iceland, say police. Several semi-automatic weapons — some 3D printed — were seized from nine different locations, along with a large quantity of ammunition, computers, telephones and digital media. Police said four Icelanders in their 30s were arrested in Kopavogur, a suburb of the ...

  • Syria: SDF arrests three ISIS suspects responsible for manufacturing IEDs in Raqqa

    September 23, 2022

    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)’s Counter-terrorism Units have arrested three ISIS suspects the al-Jala’a Farm, northern countryside of Raqqa. “The arrested terrorist cell was responsible for manufacturing IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and distributing them to other terrorist cells in the region,” the SDF Media Centre said. The suspects were arrested in a raid backed by coalition aerial support ...

  • UK: Next generation vehicle for EOD soldiers announced

    September 22, 2022

    The new GASKET 3 bomb disposal vehicle’s Initial Operating Capability (IOC) was announced this week, following extensive consultations with the soldiers who will be using the new vehicle. GASKET 3 deployed on its first operational tasking on Tuesday 20 September supporting Staffordshire police, with soldiers disposing of a recovered hand-grenade. The vehicle is the final addition to ...

  • Syria: Internal Security Forces prevent ISIS attack in Hol Camp

    September 22, 2022

    The Internal Security Forces (ISF) thwarted an attempted terrorist attack on the Hol camp. In a statement published on its official website, the ISF said that they were able to detect a dangerous terrorist plan devised by ISIS to attack Hol camp using two car VBIEDs. The statement said: “The ISF ambushed the terrorist cell near the ...

  • NATO Confirms To United Nations Use Of Depleted Uranium During Kosovo Conflict

    September 22, 2022

    GENEVA, 21 March (UNEP/HABITAT) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has confirmed to the United Nations that depleted uranium (DU) was used during the Kosovo conflict. But, according to the Joint UNEP/UNCHS Balkans Task Force (BTF), the information provided is not of sufficient detail to facilitate an accurate field assessment of the environmental and ...

  • 707th Ordnance Company Soldiers protect museum visitors from potential danger

    September 22, 2022

    CATHLAMET, Wash. – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians responded to a potentially dangerous unexploded round at a museum. Army EOD Soldiers from the 707th Ordnance Company (EOD) “Thunderbirds” were called by the Washington State Police Bomb Squad when the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum discovered an old round that lacked the proper safety paperwork. Staff Sgt. ...

  • Russia Says Terror Attack Thwarted on Energy Link to Turkey, EU

    September 22, 2022

    Russia’s security service said it thwarted a planned Ukrainian attack on infrastructure delivering energy to Turkey and Europe – a claim Kyiv denied. The Russian Federal Security Service, known as FSB, “prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian special services to commit a sabotage and terrorist act at the facility of the oil and gas complex that ...

  • Nigeria: Army major killed, 2 captains in hospital

    September 22, 2022

    Owerri—Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, said a Major of the Nigeria Army has lost his life to illegally manufactured explosives by bandits, in Awo-Idemili in Orsu Local Government Area in the state, while two captains of the Nigeria Army are currently lying at the Intensive Care Unit, ICU, of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. Governor ...

  • Handbook for Capacity Development in Mine Action (Lao) ປື້ມມຄູ່ມື ສໍາລັບ ການພັດທະນາຂີດຄວາມສາມາດ ໃນວຽກງານເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດ

    September 22, 2022

    The handbook for Capacity Development in Mine Action was published to capture the wealth of UNDP’s experience of developing capacities in mine action programming and share the best practices and lessons learned with national and international development partners. UNDP Lao PDR believe that Lao translation of this handbook is expected to provide pertinent guidance for the ...