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  • Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

    March 24, 2019

    Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also negatively affects Bangladesh’s image in the international arena, the experts added. The issue of airport security entered ...

  • ‘Improvised explosive device’ in Irish postal sorting office handed over to gardai, scene declared safe

    March 22, 2019

    The Army’s Bomb Squad have made safe the viable improvised explosive device recovered from a Limerick An Post office this morning. The device has now been handed over to gardai who are continuing to liaise with their colleagues in the UK as part of the investigation. In a statement the Defence Forces said: “This morning, following a ...

  • Defense Department awards $1.4M to VCU professor to study process leading to explosions

    March 21, 2019

    The Department of Defense has awarded two grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to a Virginia Commonwealth University chemistry professor to study the initial steps of decomposition in “energetic molecules” that leads to explosions. Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, received a five-year, $1 million Army Research ...

  • Nearly 30 people killed, wounded in back to back explosions in Kabul

    March 21, 2019

    Nearly 30 people were killed or wounded in back to explosions in Kabul city earlier today, the officials confirmed. The type of explosions has not been ascertained so far but eyewitnesses had earlier said at least three mortar rounds have landed in the vicinity of Karte Sakhi area. In the meantime, the Public Health Ministry officials confirmed ...

  • Dstl Seeks SMEs for Additional £40M Research and Partnership Opportunities

    March 21, 2019

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the science and technology sectors could benefit from an additional £40 million to £45 million of external investment opportunities from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The organisation is seeking supply chain partners for a series of research projects across the defence spectrum due to start this year. Representatives ...

  • Royal Navy’s elite divers show off their skills in front of world’s future military leaders at Portsmouth Naval Base

    March 21, 2019

    Senior officers from 59 nation states, who are earmarked to be the next generation of military top brass, witnessed the display at Portsmouth Naval Base The contingent of 257 defence personnel – which includes 160 rising stars from Britain’s own military forces – were visiting the navy HQ as part of a major conference shining a ...

  • Mail Bomber Sayoc Pleads to 65 Charges for 2018 Domestic Terror Acts

    March 21, 2019

    Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Thursday to dozens of felony charges stemming from 16 explosive devices intended for high-profile liberal public figures, including former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sayoc initially pleaded not guilty in November 2018 to charges brought by the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of ...

  • Israel shells Hamas post after explosion of balloon-borne bomb from Gaza

    March 21, 2019

    An Israeli tank struck a Hamas military post in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, hours after an airborne explosive device apparently launched from the Palestinian enclave exploded in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces said the tank strike was in response to “exceptional” violent rioting by Palestinians along the border fence, as well as the launching ...

  • Laos says additional funding needed in UXO operations

    March 20, 2019

    An additional 4.5-million-U.S. dollar funding is needed this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Laos. The information came last Friday during the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao)’s annual meeting, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday According to the meeting, which summarized work in the past year and planned for the ...

  • South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

    March 20, 2019

    The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left over from the war in the central province of Quảng Bình. Commenced in March last year, the ...

  • Cambodia Asks Russia to Help Train Cambodian Peacekeepers on Mine Clearance

    March 19, 2019

    Cambodia has asked Russia to help train Cambodian peacekeepers on clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in order to further improve their capacity in UN peacekeeping operation, according to local media report. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC) made the request during his meeting ...

  • Unsealed search warrant shows FBI was worried about IEDs, chemical warfare agents at west Lawton apartment

    March 19, 2019

    An FBI search warrant, which was unsealed earlier this month, has provided new information into an investigation of a west Lawton apartment in late January, including the discovery of a potentially deadly chemical warfare agent. The FBI filed the search warrant on January 31. The warrant allowed agents to go inside the home of Philip Heath ...

  • Pakistan: Police van targetted with IED in DI Khan, three injured

    March 18, 2019

    At least three people, including two policemen, were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near a police vehicle in Dera Ismail Khan’s Parowa tehsil on Monday. The police van on a routine patrol in Parowa area, which borders Dera Ghazi Khan, when the bomb planted on a bicycle went off, DI Khan District Police ...

  • Clearing the field

    March 18, 2019

    Heavy construction equipment rumbles up and down the mock runway on Andersen Air Force Base’s Northwest Field, vibrating the ground as many tons of steel and hydraulics forces the world into a new shape. A group of NCOs stand in a loose circle, discussing the challenge ahead of them, while their Airmen practice with the equipment ...

  • Roadside bombs kill Burkina Faso police and military personnel in the Gourma

    March 18, 2019

    Five members of the security forces were killed in roadside bomb attacks in eastern Burkina Faso at the weekend, officials said on Monday, March 18. A police officer and a soldier were killed on Saturday when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kompienga province, a security official said, AFP reported. Burkina Faso’s AIB news agency reported unnamed ...

  • Service and Sacrifice: Guinean peacekeepers make their mark in Mali

    March 18, 2019

    As the sun rises over Mali’s vast desert, a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare their equipment and line up to receive instructions before heading out for their first patrol of the day on one of the most dangerous roads in the region. They are Guinean Blue Helmets from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) ...

  • Four Killed in Balochistan in Second Train Attack in Two Weeks

    March 18, 2019

    Four people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan on Sunday when a bomb went off on a train track in the resource-rich province of Balochistan, where separatist rebels have been fighting the security forces for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but ethnic Baluch separatists, fighting what they call the unfair exploitation of their province’s ...

  • 11 Taliban militants killed, 2 suicide vests, house-borne IED destroyed in Kunduz

    March 17, 2019

    At least 11 Taliban militants were killed, 2 suicide bombing vests and a house-borne Improvised Explosive Device were destroyed during the operations of Afghan Special Forces and airstrike in northern Kunduz province. According to informed military sources, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Charah Darah district killing 11 Taliban fighters and wounding 2 others. The ...