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  • Turkish Army destroys seized explosives in Northern Iraq

    September 16, 2019

    Turkish security forces destroyed seized improvised explosive devices (IED) in northern Iraq Sunday, as part of the country’s ongoing counterterror Operation Claw-3. “In line with the successfully ongoing Operation Claw-3, a total of four IEDs were destroyed,” the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. On Aug. 23, Turkey launched Operation Claw-3 in northern Iraq ...

  • Taliban IED kills 5 children and women in Farah province

    September 16, 2019

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed at least 5 people including women and children in western Farah province. The Provincial Police Headquarters said in a statement that the explosion targeted a civilian vehicle in the outskirts of Farah city on Sunday. The statement further added that the Taliban militants had planted the IED in Kariz Sheikhan ...

  • UK: Bomb team searches Maidenhead property after terror arrest

    September 15, 2019

    Counter terrorism officers and a bomb disposal team are searching a property in Maidenhead after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) arrested the 52-year-old Berkshire man under the Terrorism Act on Friday afternoon. He has since been released on bail. Despite the involvement of the EOD (Explosive ...

  • Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes

    September 14, 2019

    Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia which is vital to global energy supplies. The attacks on the processor and a major oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, on early Saturday sparked a huge fire, the kingdom’s interior ministry said. According to Reuters, threes sources claimed the assault ...

  • Afghan forces defuse roadside bomb in Kabul city

    September 14, 2019

    The Afghan forces discovered and defused a roadside bomb planted by terrorists in the 5th district of Kabul city. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said the security forces discovered the bomb in the vicinity of Sarai Herati. Rahimi further added that the terrorists had planted the bomb to target the innocent civilians. The anti-government ...

  • Suicide attack close to Special Forces compound in Kabul city

    September 12, 2019

    An explosion went off close to a compound of the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the security officials confirmed. Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the explosion took place in Reshkhor area of Kabul. Rahimi further added it is yet clear what caused the explosion. Meanwhile, another security source said a suicide bomber ...

  • Police find another IED in Isulan

    September 12, 2019

    The town of Isulan in Sultan Kudarat stayed on heightened alert following the discovery of another improvised explosive device (IED) near the cadaver of a shooting victim Tuesday night. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are digging into the recovered IED and its connection to the shooting of two ...

  • Derry bomb and Strabane mortar signs of ‘changing types of engineering capability’

    September 12, 2019

    PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has confirmed the ‘New IRA’ bomb discovered in Creggan this week was not the sole target of the operation that saw the deployment of 80 police officers to the estate on Monday. Chief Constable Byrne said it was possible other bomb-making equipment and devices were still being concealed in the area. Speaking ...

  • TSA moving forward with airport screening system deployment

    September 11, 2019

    Several senators voiced concern over the Transportation Security Administration’s slow rollout of new airport screening technology at a hearing Wednesday. Commerce Committee members Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., questioned acting Deputy Administrator Patricia Cogswell about the delay in meeting the TSA Modernization Act requirement. TSA lost about 90 days because a contract for 300 computed tomography ...

  • Navy EOD Exercising In Alaska to Test Unmanned Systems in Frigid Temps

    September 11, 2019

    The Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community is looking to leverage nearly two decades of expertise gained in the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts in Iraq and apply them to helping the Navy gain sea control and beach access in a future high-end, near-peer adversary type of fight. Elements of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One ...

  • Multinational exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicks off in Iceland

    September 11, 2019

    Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 kicked off in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 9, 2019. Exercise Northern Challenge 2019 is an annual joint funded, Icelandic Coast Guard-hosted, multinational explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) exercise aimed at preparing Partner for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments, and defense against terrorism. EOD technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) ...

  • Abu Sayyaf bomb expert killed in clash in southern Philippines

    September 11, 2019

    Philippine security forces have killed a Abu Sayyaf terror group’s bomb expert in a clash in a remote village in southern Philippine province Sulu, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. Maj. Arvin Encinas, the spokesperson of the Philippine military’s Western Mindanao Command, identified the slain terrorist as Nanz Sawadjaan, the younger brother of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader ...

  • Army Guard clears itself in investigation of EOD unit’s alleged shortfalls prior to soldier’s combat death

    September 11, 2019

    The Army National Guard has cleared itself in an investigation into whether one of its bomb disposal units was properly trained and equipped prior to a deployment to Afghanistan during which one of its soldiers was killed in action while sweeping for improvised explosive devices. Sgt. James Slape, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the North ...

  • Air cargo CEOs among new US-UK aviation security group

    September 11, 2019

    A new aviation security advisory group with authority to handle highly classified information affecting the trans-Atlantic market will include air cargo executives from private industry. The Transatlantic Aviation Industry Roundtable (TAIR) will serve as a forum in which DHS, its U.K. counterpart, private-sector companies and others in the aviation sector will meet regularly to discuss trans-Atlantic ...

  • 13 roadside bombs, landmines are defused in Afghanistan

    September 11, 2019

    The Afghan Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that, 13 roadside bombs and landmines in four provinces were exposed and defused by Afghan national security forces during a day. The ministry said in a statement that, engineering teams of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) discovered and neutralized 13 roadside bombs after some hours of efforts ...

  • Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage

    September 11, 2019

    Four retired military dogs were honored at a Capitol Hill ceremony Tuesday when they were each awarded the K-9 Medal of Courage. The medals were presented to Military Working Dog Emmie, Military Working Dog K-9 Niko, Military Working Dog Troll and Explosive Detection Dog Sgt. Yeager. © Beth Caldwell for American Humane Emmie, a 12-year-old black Lab, worked ...

  • Islamic State supporter plotted ‘lone wolf’ attack on barracks using drone to drop weapons, court told

    September 10, 2019

    An Isil supporter plotted a “lone wolf” attack on a military site by adapting drones to drop weapons, a court heard. Hisham Muhammad, 25, allegedly sketched designs and built prototypes to work out how they could be used to launch an attack on an army barracks in Greater Manchester. He also amassed a stash of weapons at his rented home ...

  • Derry bomb: PSNI release images of IED that ‘would have killed’

    September 10, 2019

    Police have released images of an explosive device they believe was being made ready to kill officers. The bomb, along with a command wire, was found in the Creggan area of Derry during a security operation yesterday. The PSNI are describing the bomb as a Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device. It was found in a vehicle parked in a driveway. ...