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  • Nigerian army intensifies operations against armed groups

    November 3, 2019

    The Nigerian army said on Sunday it is intensifying operations against Boko Haram and other armed groups operating in the West African country. In a statement made available to Xinhua, the army said it recently cleared more improvised explosive devices planted by fleeing Boko Haram militants, especially in the northeastern states of Borno and Yobe. Troops also ...

  • Armored Kamikaze Trucks Were ISIS’ Secret Weapon

    November 3, 2019

    In the early 2000s, the video game Command & Conquer: Generals included a playable terrorist faction which could build kamikaze suicide trucks from factories to blow up opponents on the cheap. At the time the concept struck the author as not only a distasteful caricature but also simply ridiculous. After all, if you’re strong enough to have factories, ...

  • Kenya: Police intensify search for most wanted terror suspect

    November 3, 2019

    Police have zeroed in on most wanted terror suspect Abdullahi Banati as the mastermind of a group targeting security forces in parts of the North Eastern region. According to a security brief seen by the Sunday Nation, the group’s operations include an intelligence wing that shares information on potential targets. Mr Banati is not a new name to ...

  • Six people wounded in blast in southern Somali town of Qoryoley

    November 3, 2019

    At least six people have been injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in an NGO-run centre in the southern Somalia town of Qoryoley. According to locals in the town, the IED exploded as the NGO staffers were providing farming seeds and other assistance to the farmers in the town. The victims were rushed ...

  • IED Kills Two Soldiers In Bandiagara, Mali

    November 3, 2019

    Two Malian soldiers were killed and another six injured when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the army said Sunday. “A vehicle of the Malian armed forces hit an improvised explosive device” near the central town of Bandiagara, the military said in a tweet. It was the latest in a string of attacks underscoring the ...

  • French soldier killed by IED as ISIS claim deadly attack on Malian troops

    November 3, 2019

    ISIS has claimed an attack in Mali’s volatile east nera the border with Niger that killed a French soldier on Saturday, a day after 53 Malian troops were massacred in the same area. Militants “detonated an explosive device on a French army convoy in the Indelimane area”, ISIS said on its Telegram channel. The recent wave of ...

  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...

  • Car bomb explodes in Syrian town captured by Turkey from Kurds

    November 2, 2019

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing 13 people. Turkey’s defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which forces backed by Ankara captured from Kurdish-led fighters last month. The ministry harshly condemned the attack, which it blamed on Syrian ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast kills nine children as they walk to school

    November 2, 2019

    Nine children have been killed in a roadside blast in north-eastern Afghanistan as they made their way to school. The children – eight boys and a girl aged between seven and 10 – accidentally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine, officials said. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bomb. Last month, the UN said 1,174 Afghan ...

  • Explosive device hidden in book discovered in Gaza border community

    November 2, 2019

    An explosive device hidden in a book was found in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The device was discovered by holidaymakers near a local river at Kibbutz Re’im. Police sappers were called to the scene and neutralized the device. Police estimate the device made its way from the Hamas-controlled enclave via a ...

  • YPG/PKK plants explosives in glass bottles in Northern Syria

    November 1, 2019

    Large number of explosives, mines defused during sweep and clear activities in Ras al-Ayn YPG/PKK terrorists have planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in glass bottles in areas they fled in northern Syria, said Turkish forces, who continue sweep and clear efforts in the region. Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army (SNA), a rebel group which ...

  • TSA Canine Halloween Costume Contest

    October 31, 2019

    Some of TSA’s explosive detection canines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport got a break from their day jobs to celebrate Halloween with a costume contest. TSA canine Hershey was the big winner for his portrayal of a TSA officer. HSS canine Lynch, who works with the State Sheriffs, busted out the onesie teddy bear costume ...

  • NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

    October 31, 2019

    New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island of Kohingo in the Solomon Islands. Photo: NZ Defence Force NZDF will be assisting both Australian Defence ...

  • 2 soldiers killed in attack in central province of Burkina Faso

    October 31, 2019

    An explosive device attack on Wednesday claimed the lives of two soldiers of Burkina Faso army in central-northern of the terrorism-torn country, security source on Thursday told Xinhua in the capital Ouagadougou. A military convoy from Djibo heading to Ougadougou was subject to an improvised explosive device on the road axis linking Djibo, in the Soum ...

  • Turkey clears mines, explosives in northern Syria

    October 31, 2019

    Turkish forces cleared mines and explosives in northern Syria on Thursday, the site of Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. Security forces defused mines and improvised explosive devices in Tal Abyad as efforts continue to return to normal life in the district with the Turkish military providing the basic needs of the population. Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring ...

  • Manchester incident: Men arrested on suspicion of ‘planning terror attack’ as bomb squad examines car

    October 30, 2019

    Police have arrested two men in Manchester on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, as bomb disposal experts examine a car. Greater Manchester Police said the pair were seen “acting suspiciously” on Chapel Street in Salford at around 2.30pm on Wednesday. They were stopped in a vehicle in nearby Deansgate, which runs through a busy shopping and nightlife district ...

  • Autumn 2019 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 28, 2019

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DESA (Drugs & Explosives Search Association) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Autumn 2019 – contents pages  or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of ...

  • Special Forces kill, detain 10 Taliban and ISIS militants in Kabul and 5 other provinces

    October 28, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban fighter and detained 9 others militants including ISIS militants during the operations in Kabul and five other provinces. The military officials said Monday the Special Forces killed a Taliban figther and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Giro district of Ghazni. The officials further added that the Special Forces ...


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