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  • Northern Ireland: Man avoids prison over firework IED

    January 15, 2021

    A man who admitted hoarding the separated parts of a firework-based ‘improvised explosive device’ was freed yesterday after his 12 month jail sentence was suspended for two years. Robert Patrick Dodds (62) from Havana Gardens, north Belfast, admitted having the materials – a length of plastic tubing filled with fireworks, a projectile head and fuse, all ...

  • DASA Open Call for Innovation – update

    January 14, 2021

    The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders. The Open Call welcomes innovations that address any defence challenge, or innovations that address security challenges where there is a relevant security Innovation Focus Area (IFA). Please see some examples of work we have funded here. The Open Call ...

  • CISA’s Hometown Security program

    January 14, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most important mission it to protect the American people. As part of this mission, DHS fosters collaboration between the private sector and the public sector to mitigate risk and enhance the security and resilience of public gathering sites and special events. DHS provides expert counsel and recommendations on protective ...

  • Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

    January 14, 2021

    Three UN peacekeepers from Ivory Coast were killed in central Mali on Wednesday, the UN and Ivorian government said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Peacekeepers travelling the road linking the central town of Douentza to the city of Timbuktu further north hit a roadside bomb, according to a statement from the ...

  • Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

    January 14, 2021

    Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Their mission is about building peace, stability and security in the region. Amongst those 300 men and ...

  • Washington DC: National Guardsmen briefed on IED threat to Capitol

    January 13, 2021

    National Guard units are being told to prepare for the possibility that improvised explosive devices will be used by individuals plotting to attack the Capitol in the days surrounding the Inauguration, according to two Guardsmen briefed this week. The briefings indicate that Washington, D.C.-area law enforcement believe the IEDs planted last week at the Republican National ...

  • Pakistan: Explosive device defused in Washuk District, Balochistan

    January 13, 2021

    Members of security forces defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the roadside in Basima area of Washuk district, sources said on Tuesday. According to the official sources, after receiving information in this regard personnel of the Frontier Corps and Levies Force cordoned off the area concerned, after which a bomb disposal squad defused the ...

  • North Dakota explosive specialist recognized nationally by TSA

    January 13, 2021

    Hundreds of passengers go through security every day in the eight North Dakota Airports. TSA officials are trained by experts to spot explosives and other threats to passengers. There are two explosive specialists in North Dakota who train and educate TSA officers on explosive trends that may be a threat on flights. One of them received national recognition ...

  • Royal Navy blow up World War Two mortar bomb found on beach in Cornwall

    January 13, 2021

    A bomb dating back to the Second World War which was found on a Cornish beach has been detonated safely. Members of the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended Hayle beach at around 8.30am today (January 12) to carry out the operation on the spigot mortar round, which had been found the previous day. Officers had ...

  • California: Bomb making materials found during search of Stockton home

    January 12, 2021

    Materials used to build explosives were found on Monday during the search of the Stockton home of a man who was arrested Sunday in connection with igniting an explosive device on Saturday. Authorities on Monday evacuated the 2400 block of W. Sonoma Avenue as the home was searched by both the San Joaquin Explosive Ordnance Disposal ...

  • Map the Gap: autonomous gap crossing survey Phase 2 Competition

    January 12, 2021

    This Phase 2 Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), aims to develop and trial a number of system demonstrators able to tackle some of the key issues of gap crossing survey. Successful submissions will demonstrate a clear plan to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 ...

  • Virginia: Richlands man pleads guilty to possessing and manufacturing explosive device

    January 11, 2021

    According to a press release, a Richlands man, who appeared at a health clinic in June 2020 with severe injuries to his hands and fingers, has pled guilty to charges of possessing and manufacturing an unregistered explosive device. The dept. of Justice release identified Cole Carini, 24. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 13, ...

  • Afghanistan: Two militants killed by own bomb blast in Logar province

    January 11, 2021

    Two Taliban militants were killed after a bomb they were planning to explode against civilians went off prematurely in eastern Logar province. Two militants were killed, when their own mine detonated in Mohammad Agha district at around 9:00am on Monday, said Logar Police Spokesman Shahpoor Ahmadzai in a statement. He said that the killed rebels were involved ...

  • Nigeria: 5 soldiers, 6 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno clash

    January 11, 2021

    Five soldiers of the Nigerian Army and six Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a gunfight in the Alagarno area of Borno State on Monday, January 11, 2021. The terrorists were members of main Boko Haram faction, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to a report by HumAngle. The military reportedly launched an offensive against ...

  • India: Bomb-making items seized from Naxal hideout in Gondia, Maharashtra state

    January 10, 2021

    Gunpowder, nails, glass, wire and other explosive-making materials were seized on Sunday afternoon from a Naxal hideout in Bharnoli forest in Arjuni Morgaon tehsil of Gondia, police said. The operation was carried out by a joint team of local police, C-60 commandos and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad personnel, Additional Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni said. “We ...

  • Afghanistan: Public Protection Force Spokesman Killed in Kabul IED Blast

    January 10, 2021

    Three people were killed, including Zia Wadan, a spokesman for the Public Protection Force, in an explosion in Kabul city on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry confirmed. The blast occurred around 8:30am local time in the Kart-e-Naw area of PD8 in Kabul city. “Zia Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed and another person was wounded,” ...

  • Somalia: Explosion targets Kenyan army convoy in Lower Juba region

    January 10, 2021

    The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a convoy of Kenyan troops traveling on the Dhobley road. A statement from the Kenya Defense Forces confirmed the attack near the border between the two countries, which resulted in casualties. Four Kenyan soldiers have been killed and dozens more injured in the blast. “We are still gathering information. ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Government forces destroy IED planted in Poonch

    January 10, 2021

    Government forces on Sunday destroyed an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) that was recovered on Gohlad-Mendhar road in this border sub-division. An unnamed official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the device was recovered during night patrol by a team of police headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Mendhar Manzoor Kohli under the ...


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