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  • Blast in Balochistan

    November 17, 2019

    Pakistan’s relative calm is now occasionally breached with blasts or targeted killings in Balochistan. On Friday, it was again in the grip of bloodshed when two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and five others injured in an explosion in Quetta’s Kuchlak area. The explosion is believed to be caused by an improvised explosive device ...

  • At least 18 killed in car bomb in Syria near Turkish border

    November 16, 2019

    At least 18 people have been killed in a car bomb in Syria near the Turkish border, according to Turkish Defence Ministry. The attack happened in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, which is currently controlled by Turkish-backed opposition fighters. The number of casualties is disputed. The Turkish Defence Ministry accused Syrian Kurdish fighters of carrying out the ...

  • UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargo

    November 15, 2019

    The U.N. Security Council on Friday extended an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab extremists — and it imposed a new ban on ingredients for explosive devices the group is increasingly using. The vote on the British-drafted resolution was 12-0 with Russia, China and ...

  • NATO Secretary General emphasizes on importance of the training of Afghan forces during U.S. visit

    November 14, 2019

    The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized on importance of the training of Afghan forces during his visit to the United States. In his opening remarks in the meeting of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, Stoltenberg said congratulated the U.S. Special Forces for the successful action in eliminating ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, calling ...

  • UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

    November 14, 2019

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is “making large swaths of territory unstable and stoking ethnic, violence, especially in Burkina Faso and Mali.” Guterres ...

  • Explosion kills 7 civilians, wounds 10 others in Kabul city

    November 13, 2019

    An explosion in Kabul city killed or wounded at least 17 people earlier today, the officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the ministry of interior confirmed that the explosion took place in the vicinity of Fahim Street in 15th district of the city at around 7:25 am local time. Rahimi further added that the explosion targeted ...

  • New Special Pay, Bonuses May Be Coming for Navy EOD Techs as Mission Evolves

    November 13, 2019

    U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) sailors could see more money from special pays and bonuses under a new vision to prepare the specialized force for large-scale naval warfare. Navy officials on Wednesday unveiled the new Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Strategic Vision 2030, a plan designed to use the lessons of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to ...

  • Suspected suicide bombing targets police in Indonesia’s Medan

    November 13, 2019

    A blast outside the police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan in North Sumatra was a suspected suicide bombing, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Tatan Dirsan Atmaja, a spokesman for the North Sumatra police, said some police officers had been wounded in the blast that occurred at 8:40am (0140 GMT) and that the suspected suicide ...

  • Three Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in North Waziristan blast

    November 12, 2019

    Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one injured in a roadside blast in North Waziristan district on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported. According to the military’s media wing, the soldiers were patrolling the area when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Read more… Source: Daily ...

  • 5 insurgents killed in premature blast in N. Afghanistan

    November 11, 2019

    Five militants have been killed and three others wounded in a premature explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, the military said on Monday. “The explosive went off at about 8 p.m. local time Sunday when militants were busy in planting an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road in Haji Mehrab locality of Ali Abad district ...

  • Eight dead in blast in Turkish-held Syrian town

    November 10, 2019

    Eight people were killed when a bomb exploded on Sunday in an area of northeast Syria controlled by Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies. Turkey‘s defence ministry said the bombing, which it blamed on Kurdish fighters, took place southeast of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which Turkey captured in a military offensive last month. “Eight civilians lost ...

  • Spotlight: Landmines pose serious humanitarian threat to Yemenis

    November 10, 2019

    Yemen is facing a serious humanitarian catastrophe created by the large fields of landmines and explosive remnants that haunt several provinces of the impoverished Arab country. The ongoing fighting between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels remains the major reason of the dramatic increase of landmines fields. Yemen’s internationally-backed government repeatedly blames the Houthi rebels for ...

  • 5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

    November 10, 2019

    A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in “grave condition” after the explosion. Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini said the five — three ...

  • Teen killed in shooting at Malmo pizza parlour minutes after car bombing

    November 10, 2019

    The shooting took place minutes after a car bomb was detonated in a nearby district of the same city. A 15-year-old boy was killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a pizza parlour in Malmo. Another teenager remains in a critical condition after being injured in the shooting in a busy square. The shooting took place at about ...

  • Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

    November 9, 2019

    Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The pullback started Saturday shortly after noon Kyiv time, following a seven-day cease-fire, military spokesman Andriy Aheyev said by phone. The withdrawal is expected to ...

  • Countering lies with truth: Battling terrorist propaganda in East Africa

    November 9, 2019

    Lies, coercion, and deceit. These are a few of the malign tactics, techniques and procedures of terrorist organizations. Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaida affiliate in East Africa, is no exception. Terrorist organizations often spread disinformation and falsities as propaganda to bolster their destructive cause and to aid recruiting efforts. This is particularly true when losses on the battlefield ...

  • Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden

    November 8, 2019

    Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores. Regularly placed near the top of the UN’s Human Development Index and among the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita, the Scandinavian country is facing ...

  • Bomb squad called to Aberdeen street for second time in one week amid ‘ongoing incident’

    November 8, 2019

    Bomb disposal squads have been called to a street in Aberdeen for the second time in a week. Police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal units raced to King Street on Friday night to deal with an ‘ongoing incident’. It comes just days after a 26-year-old man was charged on Monday after the recovery of a “number of chemicals” ...