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  • 27 Iraqi mine action experts under training in Cambodia

    May 27, 2019

    Twenty-seven Iraqi mine action experts started to get a 15-day training course in Cambodia on Monday, Heng Ratana, director general of the Cambodian Mines Action Center (CMAC) said. The Iraqi experts are from the Ministry of Health and Environment, the Ministry of Interior and the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency, he said. He added that the training ...

  • Hundreds join celebrities in trek across Salisbury Plain for charity

    May 27, 2019

    More than 600 people trekked across Salisbury Plain to raise funds for city-based charity The Halo Trust, which helps to clear mines and bombs around the world. Joining Halo’s supporters for the Safe Steps Walk were three former Invictus Games competitors from Ukraine, where Halo is clearing mines from the separatist conflict in the east of the country. ...

  • Security forces avert a tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir, destroy IED along Jammu-Poonch highway

    May 27, 2019

    A major tragedy was averted on Monday with timely detection of a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along the Jammu-Poonch National Highway, prompting the suspension of traffic for nearly one-and-a-half hours, officials said. A bottle filled with a liquid material and a polybag filled with some solid material was found on the roadside near Kallar chowk ...

  • Controlled explosion of WWII bomb wrecks cars and smashes windows

    May 27, 2019

    A catalogue of chaos which resulted from the controlled explosion of a Second World War bomb, left residents wondering what damage an uncontrolled one would have caused. Locals were crying in the street, windows of homes smashed and cars wrecked after army experts carried out a controlled explosion of a 550lb German bomb. The bomb had ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal team performs detonation during Exercise Global Dragon 2019

    May 27, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members performed a controlled live detonation during which they explosively opened and exploited ordnance during Exercise Global Dragon 2019 May 27, 2019, at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, Perry, Georgia. Controlled live detonations help Airmen prepare for scenarios that they may encounter while providing support to their local communities and while deployed. During ...

  • Two men face seven-year sentences after being caught with explosives in shoebox

    May 27, 2019

    Two men, including the grandson of former lord mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, have received sentences totalling 14 years at the Special Criminal Court after they were caught with four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade in a densely populated area of Dublin city. The non-jury court heard that the Army Bomb Disposal ...

  • Afghan Special Forces kill 10 Taliban fighters, destroy car bomb and IED materials in Paktika

    May 26, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in south-eastern Paktika province killing at least 10 militants and arresting three others. “In an Afghan special forces operation in Bermal district, 10 Taliban fighters were killed and 1 VBIED and IED making materials were destroyed,” the informed military sources said Saturday. The sources further added that the Special Forces ...

  • Blast injures policewoman, rickshaw-puller in Dhaka; police suspect bomb

    May 26, 2019

    The incident that occurred at about 9pm on Sunday is a crude bomb attack, police suspect. All personnel in the capital were put on alert from the police control room after the incident. The injured are Traffic Police ASI Rasheda Akter Vabli, 28, and rickshaw-puller Lal Mia, 50. They were first admitted to the Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital ...

  • Nepal explosions kill four in capital Kathmandu

    May 26, 2019

    At least four people died and seven others were injured in three explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, officials say. The three blasts – one in the centre and two on the outskirts – took place on Sunday afternoon local time. Improvised or crude explosive devices are believed to have been used to set off the blasts, ...

  • Explosive detonated in car Sunday morning in KCK

    May 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was tossed into a vehicle Sunday morning in the 3100 block of North 61st Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The KCK Police Department’s Bomb Unit responded at the request of the KCK Fire Department after the incendiary device exploded and caught the vehicle on fire near the Royal Gardens Apartments. KCK officials requested ...

  • East Africa’s jihadis linked to Mozambique violence

    May 25, 2019

    East Africa’s extremist groups may be widening their influence to the south of the continent, deepening violence in countries such as Mozambique, according to a recent study by a US Defence Department think tank. The Pentagon’s Africa Centre for Strategic Studies says its analysis of the region found that a two-year-old Islamist group in northern Mozambique ...

  • France Lyon: ‘Parcel bomb’ injures people

    May 24, 2019

    A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street seemed to have suffered superficial injuries to the lower limbs, one report says. Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived. French President Emmanuel Macron has ...

  • Experiencing the work of a landmine clearance charity

    May 24, 2019

    Even though I was told it was safe, holding an Islamic State group (IS) homemade explosive was still unnerving. Half an hour earlier it had been buried in the ground on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Fallujah. It was made up of two pieces of wood with bits of cut-up hosepipe. A length of wire ...

  • Explosion rips through a mosque in Kabul, killing or wounding at least 17 people

    May 24, 2019

    An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul city earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place at around 1:20pm local time in Isteghfar Mosque. Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a religious cleric Mawlavi Rehan and injured ...

  • Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

    May 24, 2019

    At least three people have been killed and 28 wounded after a bomb exploded at a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The explosion took place inside a mosque before Friday prayers, city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera by phone, adding that at least three of the wounded were in critical condition. Local ...

  • 11 Taliban militants killed, narcotics and IED materials destroyed in Helmand operations

    May 24, 2019

    The security forces carried out a series of operations and airstrikes in southern Helmand province killing at least 11 Taliban militants and destroying narcotics and IED making materials. “An Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Saraj destroyed 50lbs of illegal narcotics and IED making materials,” the informed military sources said Friday. The sources further added “In Kajaki ...

  • Security forces kill Taliban’s suicide attacks planner in Kapisa province

    May 23, 2019

    The Afghan security forces have killed a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning and facilitating suicide attacks in North-eastern Kapisa province. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the security forces killed Mullah Abdul Basir, a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning suicide attacks in Kapisa. Rahimi further added that ...

  • Statement on New Use of Anti-Personnel Mines, Mine Ban Treaty intersessional meeting

    May 23, 2019

    Let me start by giving some context on the new use of antipersonnel mines worldwide.  In recent years, since the last Review Conference, the use of antipersonnel mines by government forces has been rare.  In most years, only one or two governments used mines—Myanmar and Syria – and neither of them used large numbers of ...