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  • Angola: 125 suspected land mines in Cuanza Norte identified

    February 17, 2020

    Cuanza Norte Province, in the north-central region of Angola, has identified 125 suspected mined areas in 64 locations, including inhabited areas and agricultural fields, representing a danger to the safety of populations, according to the technician from the National Demining Institute (INAD) in the province, Chita Avelino. , Speaking to the press last Friday, Chita Avelino ...

  • Cyborg grasshoppers have been engineered to sniff out explosives

    February 17, 2020

    Move over, sniffer dogs: now there are explosive-sensing grasshoppers. Barani Raman and his colleagues at Washington University in Missouri have tapped into the olfactory senses of the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, to create biological bomb sniffers. In insects, olfactory receptor neurons in their antennae detect chemical odours in the air. In turn, these neurons send electrical signals to a ...

  • India: Maharashtra A Resistant Red Zone – Analysis

    February 17, 2020

    Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-linked violence continued to torment Maharashtra in 2019.  According to partial data collated by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), 51 fatalities , were reported in 2019, adding to 58 such fatalities (five civilians, two SF personnel and 51 Naxalites) in 2018. No fatality ...

  • EU foreign ministers agree on new mission to strengthen Libya arms embargo

    February 17, 2020

    The European Union will launch a new naval and air mission in the eastern Mediterranean to stop more weapons reaching the warring factions in Libya, foreign ministers agreed on Monday, after Austria lifted its veto. The decision marked a breakthrough after weeks of fruitless negotiations and warnings by EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell that the bloc risked ...

  • A One Man Army: Navy Chief receives Silver Star for heroics against ISIS

    February 17, 2020

    A Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator received the Silver Star for his actions in Iraq against Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. In April 2019, Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Matthew J. O’Connor was attached to a Navy SEAL platoon as part of a Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. On the day of ...

  • IED recovered, 3 arrested in Imphal

    February 17, 2020

    Manipur police on Monday recovered a claymore IED allegedly RPF/PLA was planning to trigger at a place in Imphal with the arrest of three overground workers including a woman of the armed outfit. Other items recovered along with IED were one remote control, one transmitter, two 9 volt batteries, eight 1.5 volt batteries connecting in series, ...

  • 2 militants held, 4 suicide bombings detonated in Kabul and Kandahar provinces

    February 17, 2020

    The security forces arrested 2 militants and detonated four suicide bombing vests during the operations in Kabul and Kandahar provinces. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the National Defense and Security Forces arrested two terrorists during a raid i Qarabagha district of Kabul. The statement further added that the security forces arrested the two terrorists ...

  • Afghan Special Forces seized a large cache of explosives in Ghazni

    February 15, 2020

    The Afghan Special Forces arrested a Pakistani family during an operation in Ghazni province during which they seized a large cache of explosives belonging to Taliban. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces discovered and seized the cache during a raid in Geru district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated ...

  • Two Dublin men to be extradited to North in relation to alleged attempted murder of PSNI officer

    February 14, 2020

    Two Dublin men are to be extradited to Northern Ireland for the alleged attempted murder of a PSNI officer, a High Court judge has said. Dublin men Ciaran Maguire (aged 29), of Kippure Park, Finglas South and Sean Paul Farrell (aged 32), of Stannaway Road, Kimmage, are wanted in Northern Ireland for the alleged attempted murder ...

  • IED cache discovered in Maguindanao

    February 14, 2020

    Operating troops discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) cache in Barangay Dasawao, Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Maguindanao (SSM). Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, Joint Task Force Central commander, on Thursday said the Army troops discovered the cache while they were operating in the barangay (villages) of Pikit, North Cotabato and Dasawao, SSM on Tuesday to track and locate a ...

  • Melton military dog shortlisted for national award

    February 13, 2020

    A military dog based at Melton credited with saving the lives of ‘countless’ soldiers by detecting explosive devices during a long career serving in war zones has been shortlisted for a special national award. VROOM, a Melton military dog who has been shortlisted for a national award EMN-200213-181641001 VROOM is one of three in contention for the ...

  • More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

    February 13, 2020

    A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week. No-one was hurt in the incident at an Amsterdam branch of ING Bank, a spokeswoman for the bank said, although police said ...

  • Two letter bombs exploded at post sorting offices in Netherlands

    February 12, 2020

    Two blasts rocked postal sorting offices in Amsterdam and Kerkrade on Wednesday morning – one targeting banking giant AMB Amro and the other hitting Japanese electronics firm Ricoh. Police say the perpetrator sent ransom notes along with the bombs demanding payment in Bitcoin, or else more explosives would be sent. The perpetrator appears to be copying the ...

  • Libya’s cities left ‘re-contaminated’ by months of fighting, warn landmine clearance experts

    February 12, 2020

    Ongoing hostilities in Libya have left numerous cities severely “re-contaminated” with unexploded ordnance, threatening schools, universities and hospitals, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said on Wednesday. The warning about hazardous military hardware – often referred to by the acronym UXO – came during a meeting of mine action experts at the UN in Geneva. It follows ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces need technology, strategy to prevent IED attacks

    February 12, 2020

    Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, on Wednesday said the use of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) is gaining attention both in India and the world as it requires minimum effort and stressed that security forces should have the technology and strategy to prevent such attacks in the future. “Use of IEDs is ...

  • Italy: Bomb destroys Carabinieri cop’s car in Bari

    February 11, 2020

    A bomb went off overnight under a car owned by a Carabinieri police officer in Ruvo di Puglia, in the southern province of Bari, totally destroying the vehicle. No one was injured in the attack on the Fiat Sedici, which was parked close to the home of the policeman. Investigators believe the bomb was an improvised explosive ...

  • Controlled detonations part of two-week exercise at 19 Wing Comox

    February 11, 2020

    Exercise TAZ RUNNER, an annual military training scenario to practise skills with improvised explosive device disposal, is being carried out at 19 Wing Comox until Feb. 21. 19 Air Maintenance Squadron is hosting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from across Canada. These units specialize in the recovery and destruction of deteriorated, damaged or obsolete ammunition. Residents and ...

  • U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

    February 11, 2020

    U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly discussed using a “large vehicle bomb” on an unnamed major TV news network headquarters and ...


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