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  • Iraq: ‘Gentle steps forward’ in restoring Mosul’s Commonwealth war cemetery

    April 20, 2021

    There have been “gentle steps forward” in the effort to repair the war cemetery in Mosul, following years of ISIS occupation. Iraq’s second-largest city spent three years under Islamic State’s brutal rule and many of its buildings were destroyed, including its war cemetery. When the occupation came to an end in 2017, it was estimated that 90% ...

  • Northern Ireland: Bomb found under car of ‘young’ female part time PSNI officer in Dungiven

    April 20, 2021

    A device has been discovered under the car of a serving PSNI officer near a property in Dungiven in County Londonderry. The First Minister Arlene Foster has condemned the “terrorists” who targetted the officer. “I have spoken to the police officer who was targeted by terrorists last night in County Londonderry,” she wrote online. “I wanted to convey ...

  • NSWC IHD’s EOD Department Hosts EOD Threat Expo

    April 19, 2021

    Indian Head, Maryland, – Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division’s (NSWC IHD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Department conducted its third annual EOD Threat Expo at the Stump Neck Annex, April 13-15. The threat expo is the second in a series of events supporting the Joint EOD (JEOD) program’s planning cycle. The first event was a ...

  • UK: Navy bomb disposal called to suspected explosive ordnance near Inverness

    April 19, 2021

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was dispatched this afternoon to conduct a controlled explosion near Inverness. Suspected explosive ordnance was found in Milton of Culloden around 12noon with coastguard teams tasked to attend. Inverness and Nairn coastguard teams reported the ordnance to the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team based at Faslane. Read more… Source: The Press and ...

  • CoESS joins EU Project to launch a Regional Certification Centre for Explosive Detection Dogs and Certification Standards

    April 19, 2021

    In order to strengthen the detection of threats by explosives in public areas and critical infrastructures within the EU member states, a consortium created and led by Palmyra Aviation Advisors, and including CoESS, has been awarded a project grant to create an EU certification standard and to launch a certification centre for explosive detection dogs ...

  • Somalia: A Senior Military Commander Killed in a Roadside Bomb

    April 18, 2021

    A top military commander and a soldier were killed on Saturday in a roadside bomb targets a Somali military vehicle, witnesses said. The explosion occurred near Gololey village, which is located between Balad and Jowhar. The blast killed Yasin Abdi Tohow, a senior Somali military commander. Several soldiers sustained injuries. HirShabelle President Ali Gudlawe Hussein spoke about ...

  • Afghan Security Forces Neutralised IEDs on Nimruz, Khost, Maidan Wardak and Logar province

    April 18, 2021

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover and defuse 13 IEDs in Jabul Saraj district of Parwan & Zaranj City of Nimruz. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1383644197111042053 Afghan National Army conducted an operation in Pashton Zarghon district of Herat province yesterday. Vast areas were cleared off from Taliban and 5 terrorists were killed and 6 others ...

  • Afghanistan: Herat car bomb attack claim ‘lives of 3’ policemen

    April 17, 2021

    Three policemen were killed a explosive-laden vehicle targeted an outpost in western province of Herat. The incident happened in the Bazarakarea of Zinda Jan district on Friday evening, and was followed by Taliban attacks on the district from three positions. According to the local officials, the clashes between Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the Taliban ...

  • North Carolina: Search warrants show how police connected man to explosive devices found around Brevard

    April 17, 2021

    Newly-obtained search warrants and a probable cause affidavit are shedding light on how police were able to connect a man to more than a dozen explosive devices found around downtown Brevard in March. It all started the morning of Sunday, March 14, when Brevard Police received multiple reports of a suspected improvised explosive device, or IED, ...

  • Ohio: Improvised explosive devices found in Akron near railroad tracks

    April 16, 2021

    Authorities are investigating after two improvised explosive devices were found within a week of each other in Akron. Both were found near railroad tracks and not too far from homeless encampments. Authorities said only one device was functional and they don’t know if the two are connected. The most recent device was found at about noon Wednesday ...

  • UK: Bomb detonated in Birmingham park after magnet fishing find

    April 16, 2021

    The Yardley police team Tweeted: “A hand grenade from WW2 was found today by keen magnet fishers on the canal in Acocks Green the device was transported to Wagon Lane park where it was safely detonated by The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).” A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “A controlled explosion has been carried out ...

  • Team from Air Force Research Lab finds a way to use packaged snow as explosion protection

    April 15, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Sometimes nature offers more than just beauty, and in this case, it provided a natural solution for a protective barrier for individuals conducting live ordnance training in the Alaska cold. A team from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations in the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (designated ...

  • Montana: Malmstrom AFB is conducting EOD training on Thursday

    April 15, 2021

    Malmstrom Air Force said in a news release on Thursday that its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will be conducting training operations today on base. There will be controlled detonations between noon until 4pm. A spokesman said, “Specifically we expect them to be in the 12pm-1pm timeframe, but don’t be surprised if you hear any explosions ...

  • Afghanistan: Taliban Attack Army Base in Zabul, Clashes Ongoing

    April 15, 2021

    The Taliban attacked a local army base in the southern province of Zabul on Wednesday night and clashes are still ongoing, local sources confirmed on Thursday. The attack took place in the Holand area of Shahjoy district when first the Taliban detonated a car bomb at the base and then militants engaged with security forces, according ...

  • Iraq: At Least One Dead, Several Injured in Baghdad Bombing

    April 15, 2021

    Iraq military officials say a powerful explosion rocked a market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 12 others. The military statement did not say what caused the explosion or who was responsible, but witnesses and social media reports blamed a car bomb. Video from the scene showed ...

  • Indiana: Explosives training focuses on increase in ATM bombs

    April 15, 2021

    Bomb squads from across the country trained at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in North Vernon, Indiana, with federal and military experts and the Raven’s Challenge joint explosives training program. During the training period squad members also had the opportunity to share information about the latest threats to public safety, according to a reporton Channel 4. The ...

  • Venezuela requests support from UN to deactivate anti-personnel mines

    April 14, 2021

    In a letter to the United Nations, Venezuela requested technical and technological assistance to deactivate anti-personnel mines, a diplomatic source noted. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada met on Tuesday with representatives of the UN Service for Mine-Related Activities, and ratified the request to provide its experience to the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB). Venezuela requested the provision of ...

  • Somalia: Civilian vehicle hit by IED kills at least 17 in Middle Shabelle region

    April 14, 2021

    At least 17 people were killed and 2 others were injured on Wednesday after a civilian minibus traveling between Mogadishu-Jowhar road was hit by IED at the vicinity of Gololey, officials said. ”17 people were killed and 2 others were wounded after a public transport minibus traveling between Mogadishu-Jowhar road was hit by an IED near ...

  • New South Wales: Campbelltown rescue dog finds new life with ADF

    April 14, 2021

    The pooch, named Cheese, was well known to staff at Campbelltown’s Animal Care Facility for his tendency to climb and jump fences and make escapes. Cheese was rehomed several times, but always seemed to let himself out and return to the facility. His tenacity – and love of catching and retrieving – caught the eye of facility ...

  • US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

    April 14, 2021

    President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said. Biden will lay out his vision for the way forward in Afghanistan and the timeline for the withdrawal in remarks Wednesday afternoon, The White ...

  • Afghan Security Forces Discovered And Defused Hundreds Of IEDs In Khost, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Kandahar Provinces

    April 14, 2021

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse five IEDs in Khost, Maidan Wardak & Logar provinces. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1382205320496361473 360 IEDs which were made by Taliban to kill innocent Afghans in Arghandab district of Kandahar province, were discovered and defused by ANA, today. Taliban were planning to placed the IEDs on public ...

  • UNAMA concerned over increased number of civilian casualties: Report

    April 14, 2021

    UNAMA in a recent report found that the number of civilians killed and injured in the initial three months of 2021 was higher than the previous year. In the first-quarter report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts 2021, UNAMA indicated that 1,783 civilian casualties were recorded in the first three months of the year. The ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion in Basilan injures soldier, civilian

    April 13, 2021

    A soldier and one civilian were wounded in a roadside explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan Monday morning, April 12. In a statement, Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the explosion occurred while troops from the 12th Division Reconnaissance Company were conducting mobile patrol in Sitio ...

  • AMISOM forces equipped to clear explosives in Jowhar

    April 13, 2021

    Twelve soldiers attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bomb squad in Jowhar, HirShabelle State, have completed specialized training on countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). IEDs are locally manufactured explosives which have become the main weapon of choice for Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia. Conducted by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) over seven weeks, ...

  • Armed forces of Ukraine and Sweden to cooperate in establishing mine action center

    April 13, 2021

    A delegation of the Swedish Armed Forces visited the 8th Chernihiv Training Center of the State Special Transport Service and discussed bilateral cooperation in mine action. “Within the framework of interstate cooperation, Swedish experts discussed the provision of expert assistance in the establishment of the mine action center at the State Special Transport Service under the ...

  • Pakistan: Ten injured in Hub football ground explosion

    April 13, 2021

    At least 10 people were injured in an explosion in Balochistan’s Hub city Tuesday evening, the police said. The Shuhada-e-police football tournament was being played when the explosion occurred. Lasbela SSP Tariq Elahi and the bomb disposal squad arrived at the scene after receiving reports. Elahi said that an IED had been placed in one of the seats ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb kills 3 in Farah city, 10 troops killed in north

    April 13, 2021

    A suicide car bombing killed at least three civilians in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, and at least 10 security troops were killed in the country’s north. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives inside Farah city, the capital of Farah province, killing three ...


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