News – September 2022


  • Pennsylvania: Multiple people injured during bomb squad training exercise

    September 15, 2022

    Multiple people have been injured during a Pennsylvania bomb squad training exercise at a prison facility. Officials say that three law enforcement officers were hurt in an explosion during the exercise at a Montgomery County prison on Thursday morning. The FBI says that a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, and an ...

  • Al Shabaab drones, and the African conundrum

    September 15, 2022

    The proliferation of drone technology across Africa has significantly expanded humanitarian, and military operations, although, still an emerging technology in the continent, however, in the hands of non-state armed groups, they pose a significant threat. The combat drone was once the preserve of military superpowers but it’s now in use by insurgents and smaller nations ...

  • Solomon Islands: EOD team removes huge bomb from Taro airstrip

    September 15, 2022

    The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force removed 294 kilograms Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at Taro airstrip in Choiseul Province on 12 September 2022. Deputy Commissioner for National Security and Operation Support, Ian Vaevaso said the UXO is from the United States used during World War 2 in the Solomon Islands during ...

  • EOD Soldiers support Army recruiting at Kansas City Chiefs Military Appreciation Day

    September 14, 2022

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians supported U.S. Army recruiting efforts during the Kansas City Chiefs Military Appreciation Day in St. Joseph, Missouri. EOD Soldiers from the 630th Ordnance Company (EOD) provided potential recruits with a glimpse of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal profession. The EOD technicians joined a Fort Riley, Kansas-based Military Working Dog detachment ...

  • Pakistan: Death toll rises to 8, day after IED blast in Swat

    September 14, 2022

    A day after an IED blast in Kabal Tehsil of Swat, the death toll has rose to eight as three more bodies were found at the explosion scene on Wednesday, the police officials confirmed. Peace Committee leader Idrees Khan was targeted in the remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) blast planted at Bara Bandai area of Kabal ...

  • UNODC/UNIDIR: Addressing the linkages between illicit arms, organized crime and armed conflict

    September 14, 2022

    Linkages between illicit arms, organized crime, and armed conflict can reinforce one another while also escalating and prolonging violence and eroding governance.1 Financial gains from crime can lengthen or intensify armed conflicts by creating revenue streams for non-State armed groups (NSAGs). Beyond undermining the monopoly of the State on the use of force, armed conflict ...

  • Massachusetts: Package explodes on Boston campus; 1 injured, FBI involved

    September 14, 2022

    A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the FBI was assisting with the investigation. The parcel that blew up was one of two that were reported to police ...

  • Mali: Explosive devices kill 72 civilians since January

    September 14, 2022

    A total of 72 people were killed in Mali by explosive devices between January and August in 2022, said a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) released Monday in Bamako, capital of Mali. According to the United Nations Mine Action Service, cited in the report, 239 civilian victims, including ...

  • Ukraine: Russian-Appointed Rector Of University In Kherson Reportedly Survives Assassination Attempt

    September 13, 2022

    The Russia-installed rector at Kherson State University in southeastern Ukraine, Tatyana Tomilina, has reportedly survived an assassination attempt and is currently in the hospital. Russian news agencies reported late on September 12 that a handmade explosive device detonated, killing a man thought to be her security guard and injuring Tomilina as they were entering her apartment ...

  • Washington: Man found dead inside tent in rural Clark County, surrounded by explosive devices

    September 13, 2022

    A man was found dead in a tent full of improvised explosive devices in rural north Clark County on Monday night, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) reported. At around 8:10 p.m. Monday, a driver called 911 after they were flagged down by a woman who said her boyfriend was unresponsive in a tent at their ...

  • Burkina Faso: Soldiers and ‘terrorists’ dead in Oudalan Province attack

    September 13, 2022

    Two soldiers died and a dozen “terrorists” were killed on Monday during an attack against a military detachment in Burkina Faso’s militant-hit north, the army said. The landlocked African state is in the grip of a seven-year-old insurgency that has claimed more than 2,000 lives and forced some 1.4 million people to leave their homes. The army ...

  • Yemen: Roadside bombing in Abyan province kills 6 pro-gov’t soldiers

    September 12, 2022

    Six members of Yemen’s pro-government forces were killed on Monday in a roadside bomb explosion in the country’s turbulent southern province of Abyan, a military official told Xinhua. A roadside bomb planted by terrorists of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch exploded in the morning near a military vehicle of the pro-government forces in Mudiyah district, the local ...

  • Demand Booms for Bomb-Sniffing Detection Dogs

    September 12, 2022

    The shortage of bomb-sniffing detection dogs in the U.S. and across the world is increasing, while demand is on the rise. In 2021, global terrorist attacks increased to 5,226. In many of these situations, explosive (bomb-sniffing) detection dogs could serve as a deterrent. The problem is there are not enough dogs to meet the growing ...

  • India: 2 involved in planting IED arrested in Manipur

    September 12, 2022

    Two persons involved in the planting of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the office of Ward Development Committee in Manipur’s Imphal West district on September 8 were arrested, police said on Monday. Superintendent of Police, Imphal West, Ksh Shivakanta told reporters that following intelligence reports about presence of an underground cadre involved in the incident, ...

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Launches New Training Guideline for Detection Canine Teams

    September 12, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a new interactive training tool for handlers and trainers of explosive detection canines to upgrade their capabilities to Person-Borne Explosives Detection (PBED). Different from traditional explosive detection dogs whose training consists of monitoring threats hidden within stationary objects, PBED canines must ...

  • Unexploded ordnance harming development of Laos

    September 12, 2022

    Unexploded ordnance (UXO) has caused great harm to the development of Laos, highlighting the need for its accelerated clearance, the Lao newspaper Vientiane Times reported Monday citing a top United Nations (UN) official. The UN Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Kanni Wignaraja made the remarks during ...

  • Manchester IRA 1996 bomb: Man released after arrest

    September 11, 2022

    A man who was arrested in connection with the 1996 Manchester IRA bombing has been released without charge. He was held on suspicion of terrorism at Birmingham Airport on Thursday but has now been released from custody, Greater Manchester Police said. No-one was killed in the blast however about 250 people were injured in what was described ...

  • India: Bomb explodes in front of RSS worker’s house in Kerala’s Kannur

    September 10, 2022

    A crude bomb exploded in front of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker’s residence in the Chavassery area of Kannur district on Thursday night. As per police, the explosion took place about 50 meters away from Sudheesh’s house. Police along with the forensic team and dog squad visit the spot and collected the evidence. Later, the ...

  • Iraq: PMF raids an IED factory in Salah al-Din

    September 10, 2022

    The Popular Mobilization Authority announced the destruction of a laboratory for explosive devices belonging to terrorist gangs, northwest of Salah al-Din. The commission said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “the Salah al-Din Operations Command of the Popular Mobilization carried out, on Saturday, a large-scale search and security operation on Salah ...

  • Yemen: Roadside bomb blast kills 2 soldiers in Shabwa

    September 10, 2022

    Two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Saturday in a roadside bomb explosion in the country’s southern oil-rich province of Shabwa, a military official told Xinhua. The incident took place when a roadside bomb went off near a patrol of Shabwa’s defense troops of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Ataq, capital of Shabwa Province, the local ...

  • Philippines: Troops recover ASG IED, bomb-making parts in Basilan

    September 9, 2022

    Government troops have discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) and bomb-making components believed to be owned by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in a remote area in Lamitan City, Basilan, a top military official said Friday. Brig. Gen. Domingo Gobway, the Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade commander, said the war matériel were found inside a bag around ...

  • Hungary: WWII bomb found in downtown Budapest

    September 9, 2022

    A Soviet second world war aerial bomb weighing 100kg has been found in the Danube in central Budapest, a Hungarian Armed Forces spokesman said on Thursday. The bomb will be removed from the riverbed on Monday, Lieutenant Milán Gajdos of the bomb disposal regiment told MTI. The aerial bomb containing a live detonator was found between ...

  • UNMAS clears active minefield, home to over 1,500 people in Canal, South Sudan

    September 9, 2022

    As powerful barges manned by the Bangladeshi Marine Force Unit deployed to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) make their careful way across the overflowing waters of the White Nile, the air is laced with expectation. Lush, thick vegetation characteristic of the Sudd — one of the world’s largest wetlands — flank both sides ...

  • Hong Kong: Police to dispose of WWII-era naval bomb

    September 8, 2022

    Police said they will dispose of a naval mine from World War II in the eastern waters of Hong Kong Island on Friday. Officers said they found the mine 1.4 kilometres off Cape D’Aguilar near Shek O after receiving a report from a diver last month, adding it is the first time a complete naval mine ...