News – September 2022


  • Thailand: Roadside bomb in Mai Kaen kills police officer, injures three others

    September 21, 2022

    A Thai policeman was killed, and four others injured when a roadside bomb detonated as their vehicles passed near a hospital in southern Thailand, police said. A police motorcycle and a patrol truck were travelling together when both were hit by the blast in front of a hospital in Mai Kaen town, Pattani province, on Tuesday ...

  • Sweden: Over 70 explosions this year

    September 21, 2022

    There have been over 70 explosions this year. Police say they have links to criminal gangs. There are often explosions near houses where ordinary people live. On Tuesday, there were two explosions in Skåne, one in Åstorp and one in Helsingborg. One person was seriously injured. The number of explosions has increased this year compared to last year. ...

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

    September 21, 2022

    At the request of 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, on Sept. 18. The command’s initial assessment is that the strike killed 27 al-Shabaab terrorists and that no civilians were injured. U.S. forces are authorized to conduct strikes ...

  • Maryland: Destructive device found in vehicle near school

    September 21, 2022

    A man is facing charges after police said an improvised destructive device was found in his vehicle across the street from a Maryland middle school on Tuesday. Baltimore County police wrote in charging documents that once the device was disabled, a test found that it contained materials that in combination are “consistent with a homemade improvised ...

  • Washington: No Injuries in ‘Isolated Incident’ Involving Improvised Explosives in Grays Harbor County

    September 21, 2022

    A man was arrested and several hotel rooms in the 600 block of West Wishkah Street in Aberdeen were evacuated around 4:30 p.m. on Friday after officers found improvised explosive devices “in plain view of a hotel room,” the Aberdeen Police Department reported this week. The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad responded and assisted in removing ...

  • Sweden: Two explosions overnight – one seriously injured

    September 21, 2022

    A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an explosion at an apartment building in Åstorp in Skåne. Police are also investigating a second explosion which happened half an hour later at an apartment building in central Helsingborg. Police in Skåne say both explosions were powerful but it is too soon ...

  • Ukraine: Unidentified uncrewed surface vessel found on a beach near Russia’s naval base at Sevastopol

    September 21, 2022

    An unidentified USV (uncrewed surface vessel) was found on a beach near Russia’s major naval base at Sevastopol today. Omega Bay is just outside the entrance to the harbor and is in an area used by the Russian Navy. It is around 150 nautical miles from Ukrainian controlled coasts. The bespoke vessel is small but purposeful. ...

  • Germany: 100 kg bomb found in Leipzig

    September 20, 2022

    Construction workers in Leipzig discovered the 100 kg bomb at around 10.38 am while working on the construction site in front of the police headquarters on Dimitroffstraße (city centre), according to local reports. Following the discovery, the entire city centre has been evacuated as a precaution. The site is next to Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, between the police headquarters and ...

  • Saskatchewan: Man charged with possession of explosives after confrontation at business

    September 20, 2022

    A 26-year-old man is facing explosives charges after he was allegedly caught with two “improvised explosive devices” after a confrontation at a business on Broad Street on Monday. Police said staff at the business told a man to leave after spotting him trying to steal things. The man flashed a knife before leaving, police said, and ...

  • Pakistan: Rs173m allocated to boost Bomb Disposal Squad’s capacity

    September 20, 2022

    The government of Punjab with a spending of Rs173 million is planning enhance the capacity of the Bomb Disposal Squad, an important wing when it comes to dealing with terror threats. Around Rs27 million will be spent to acquire 16 bomb disposal response vehicles, The Express Tribune has learnt. Over Rs27 million will be spent on ...

  • Pakistan: Hidden Danger Of IEDs

    September 20, 2022

    On September 16, 2022, one Frontier Corps trooper was killed and three were injured when Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) cadres targeted a Frontier Corps vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Sabzal Road at Podgali Chowk in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. BLA ‘spokesman’ Azad Baloch claimed responsibility of the attack. On September 13, ...

  • Kenya: Police detonate bomb in Mandera amid fears of more attacks

    September 19, 2022

    Security agencies operating near the Kenya- Somalia border at the weekend escaped an attack after stumbling on an explosive device set on the roadside. The improvised explosive device was ready to explode when they spotted it in Kulun, Mandera County. Police said the officers were headed towards Bulla Hawa border when they spotted newly disturbed soil on ...

  • Massachusetts: Cleaning Crew Finds Military Explosive in Newly Sold Mass

    September 19, 2022

    Several homes on a Massachusetts street had to be evacuated Monday when a military explosive was found by a cleaning crew, authorities said. The home where the ordnance was found, on Wood Drive in Essex, had been recently sold, according to the Essex Police Department. A crew was cleaning it when the unknown ordnance was found ...

  • Israel foils Hamas plot to launch series of bomb attacks against Jews

    September 19, 2022

    Israeli security forces earlier this month arrested a group of Hamas-affiliated suspects in the West Bank who were planning bombing attacks against Israeli forces and civilians, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Monday. Seven Palestinians from Hebron and Nablus were arrested and interrogated in the operation, led by the Shin Bet and the IDF. From ...

  • Over 100 Yemeni Civilians Killed by War Remnants since Truce Came into Effect in April

    September 19, 2022

    At least 108 Yemeni civilians have been killed by landmines, cluster bombs, and other fatal remnants of the Saudi-led war since a UN-brokered truce came into effect in Yemen in April, a report said. The Yemen Executive Mine Action Centre (YEMAC), a human rights body based in the capital Sana’a, provided the information on Sunday. As many ...

  • Nigeria: How Abia police arrested bullion van robbery suspects

    September 19, 2022

    The Abia Police Command has arrested 10 members of a dare-devil armed robbery gang that allegedly robbed a bullion van on July 26 and carted away about N390 million. The Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede, said the suspects belonged to a 14-member gang that specialised in bullion van robbery in different parts of the country. She said ...

  • Iran, Armenia Sign Demining MoU

    September 19, 2022

    Iran and Armenia signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of mine clearance. Director of Armenian’s Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise (CHDE) Vaghinak Sargsyan visited the demining center of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s department of defense engineering and civil defense in Tehran. After being briefed on Iran’s capabilities in humanitarian demining techniques, the Armenian official ...

  • UK to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in demining Karabakh

    September 18, 2022

    UK ambassador James Sharp has said that his country will expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in demining Karabakh, Azernews reports. “Mine detection dogs cope with this difficult task very well. Thanks to them, people’s lives are less at risk. We will work to continue and further expand the cooperation between the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan in ...

  • GCPEA: Successfully Transforming Education Requires Protecting It from Attack

    September 16, 2022

    The Transforming Education Summit, to be held on September 19, 2022, at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, aims to mobilize solidarity and political will to transform education, and invites Heads of State to make commitments towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), Quality Education. To recover pandemic-related learning losses and achieve SDG 4, education ...

  • UK: Rescue dog Roxy joins Royal protection team after being plucked from pound

    September 16, 2022

    An unwanted Staffie abandoned to a pound, has transformed her life from rescue dog to royal protector after being picked out of a line up by police. After intensive training and on-the-job success, Roxy now has two very special bosses, each of them called Camilla, one is her owner and handler PC Camilla Carter and the ...

  • De-mining Angola – The Unseen Threat of Landmines Finally Removed

    September 16, 2022

    Stirring a renaissance in areas plagued by land mines from past conflicts, the NGO Mines Advisory Group, known as MAG, is an NGO committed to the removal of landmines in the Eastern Provinces of Angola. With the support of the Angolan government, this NGO has cleared more than 10 million square meters of minefields providing ...

  • Pakistan: One killed, 13 injured in Quetta blast

    September 16, 2022

    At least one person was killed and 13 others sustained injuries in an explosion in Balochistan province’s capital Quetta’s Sabzal Road on Friday. As per the details garnered, the explosion occurred in Pod Gali Chowk on Quetta’s Sabzal Road. According to the police, soon after the explosion, police and rescue teams reached the spot and cordoned off ...

  • Ukraine: Office bomb blast kills top separatist prosecutors in Luhansk

    September 16, 2022

    The prosecutor-general of the Russian-backed self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in eastern Ukraine and his deputy were killed when a bomb went off at their offices, the head of the separatist administration has said. “As a result of a terrorist act, Prosecutor-General of the LPR Sergei Gorenko and his deputy Ekaterina Steglenko were killed,” Leonid Pasechnik ...

  • Training exercise aims to improve emergency response

    September 15, 2022

    USAG BENELUX – BRUNSSUM, Netherlands – U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Brunssum’s emergency response team partnered with the installation gate guards and local police for an early morning vehicle-born improvised explosive device training exercise here on Sept. 7, 2022. Through the exercise, the garrison emergency response team, Dutch Ministry of Defense (DMOD) contracted gate guards, and Koninklijke Marechaussee ...