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  • Motorcycle bomb blast injures 10 in Southern Thailand

    February 24, 2020

    Ten people, including an assistant district chief and three students, were injured by a motorcycle bomb blast on Monday, believed to be revenge for the killing of five suspected insurgents during a clash with security officers in Narathiwat on Sunday. A home-made bomb strapped to a motorcycle parked by the roadside was thought to have targeted ...

  • Indiana: Man arrested after officers find ‘several explosive devices’ in home, police say

    February 22, 2020

    A man is in jail on a $30,000 cash bond after officers say they found several explosive devices at his home during an investigation. The Rockport Police Department says they received a tip about drug activity at the residence on Friday. They say officers went to the home to investigate and received written consent to search. During ...

  • Afghanistan: Civilian casualties exceed 10,000 for sixth straight year

    February 22, 2020

    More than 10,000 civilians in Afghanistan were killed and injured last year, according to a new United Nations report that details record-high levels of civilian harm in the ongoing conflict. “Almost no civilian in Afghanistan has escaped being personally affected in some way by the ongoing violence,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan and ...

  • Cambodia: 2,000 troops to help in demining

    February 21, 2020

    A total of 2,000 members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) will be deployed as part of humanitarian demining efforts throughout a five-year period until 2025. According to the Phnom Penh Post, Prime Minister Hun Sen had authorised the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) 2020-2025 for access to funds to be used ...

  • CENTCOM Asks For More Drones, Money To Build Up Base In Oman

    February 21, 2020

    The top US commander the Middle East wants an infusion of $371 million to buy more drones, surveillance, and force protection to cover the American troop surge in the region, while indicating he’s interested in building up an emerging logistics hub in Oman. The request is more evidence that the military, despite promises to draw down ...

  • Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Afghanistan

    February 21, 2020

    I welcome today’s announcement that an understanding has been reached on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This is a critical test of the Taliban’s willingness and ability to reduce violence, and contribute to peace in good faith. This could pave the way for negotiations among Afghans, sustainable peace, and ensuring the country is never again ...

  • Islamic State supporter admits plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral

    February 21, 2020

    A female supporter of the Islamic State terror group has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. Shaikh, a Muslim convert, had contacted someone who could prepare explosives ...

  • India: IED blast in Meghalaya factory

    February 21, 2020

    Banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Thursday detonated an IED blast in West Khasi hills district in Meghalaya. Security guards in a coke factory at Kyllon Mathei village near Riangdo in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya were caught panicky with the explosion on Thursday. The IED was detonated at around 1:15 am, sources informed, adding ...

  • Northern Ireland: Explosive device thrown at house of Pat Finucane’s brother

    February 20, 2020

    An explosive device has been found outside the home of a brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, Sinn Féin said. Martin Finucane is also the uncle of the party’s MP John Finucane. Army technical officers examined the object in the front garden of the house in west Belfast and declared it to be the remnants of a ...

  • Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

    February 20, 2020

    A soldier lost his leg, and two of his colleagues are missing after their convoy ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state. The soldiers were deployed on Wednesday morning as a part of a quick response group (QRG) ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

    February 19, 2020

    Al-Shabab has attacked two Somali military bases using an explosive-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber along with dozens of heavily-armed fighters. At least 12 Somali soldiers were killed in the attack on Wednesday, and the attackers briefly captured a base southwest of the capital, officials said, underscoring the group’s ability to launch attacks despite a ...

  • Evolution Of UAVs Employed By Houthi Forces In Yemen

    February 19, 2020

    Since 2016, Ansar Allah ‘Houthi’ forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – commonly called ‘drones’) in an increasingly lethal fashion against Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Yemen and across its borders. Initially, Houthi forces crashed unarmed UAVs into the Coalition’s Patriot surface-to-air missile defence systems. Since then, they have deployed UAVs with explosive payloads and over ...

  • Having a blast: Barrie the rescue dog saved from Syrian rubble by British EOD expert is among the frontrunners for Crufts

    February 19, 2020

    A dog who was pulled from rubble in a Syrian war-zone as a terrified puppy by a bomb disposal expert has been announced as a finalist for Crufts. Former Royal Engineer Sean Laidlaw was working as a bomb disposal expert in Syria when he heard whimpering from the wreckage of a school that had exploded and ...

  • Nigeria: invitation to tender for purchase of 30 IED detectors

    February 18, 2020

    UK Army, currently based in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria wishes to purchase IED detectors to enable clearance of IEDs that target civilians and military personnel indiscriminately. Clearance of IEDs enable compounds to be repopulated by civilians and clearance of roads enables their safe use by military, civilian and NGO. Read more… Source: GOV.UK  

  • I-Team: Exclusive Look At SWAT Team Training On Hidden Explosives, Booby Traps

    February 18, 2020

    Massachusetts State Police says it is all too aware of the danger of homemade explosives and booby traps. The ongoing concern about hidden lethal devices prompted the FBI, Boston and State Police to offer awareness training recently for regional SWAT teams. Trooper Michael Szawlowski with the MSP bomb squad told the I-Team that the SWAT teams ...

  • How ISIS Used Make-Shift Armored Cars to Carry out Suicide Bombings

    February 18, 2020

    Key point: Insurgents and weak forces with low budgets often come up with improvised weapons to maximize damage. That includes both suicide attacks and armored vehicles. 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 ...

  • UK: Man jailed over ‘zombie apocalypse’ improvised bomb plan

    February 18, 2020

    A man caught with improvised explosive devices who claimed he was preparing for a “zombie apocalypse” has been jailed for four years. James Carson, 36, was arrested following a raid at his flat in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute. Last month, he admitted a charge under the Explosive Substances Act and having an air rifle without a firearms certificate. Bomb disposal ...

  • One policeman killed, two injured in IED blast in Pakistan

    February 18, 2020

    The explosive device went off near a police mobile van deployed for the security of polio workers At least one policeman was killed and two injured on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near a police mobile van deployed for the security of polio workers in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, officials said. This ...


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