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  • St Paul’s bomb plot: Norwegian man charged

    April 12, 2021

    A man has been charged in Norway over his alleged role in a terror plot to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Norwegian man – who has not been named – was originally arrested in September 2019. Safiyya Shaikh was jailed for life last year after admitting she had planned to blow herself up inside the ...

  • ‘It’s only four more laps’ – EOD soldier sets a world record running a mile in a 96-pound bomb suit

    April 12, 2021

    Running a mile may not sound so tough, but things get a lot harder when you’re wearing a clunky 84-pound blast-proof bodysuit and 12-pound helmet. That takes a few extra spoonfuls of determination, especially when you’re trying to break a world record while doing it. But that’s where Capt. Kaitlyn Hernandez found herself when she ...

  • Texas: Man Arrested for Amazon Web Services Bomb Plot

    April 12, 2021

    A Texas man has been charged with plotting a bombing of Amazon Web Services in a quest to allegedly “kill off the internet.” Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested in Ft. Worth after allegedly attempting to get an explosive device from an undercover FBI employee in a sting. The feds were alerted to Pendley after a concerned ...

  • British Columbia: Washed-up explosive device destroyed by VicPD bomb squad

    April 12, 2021

    Oak Bay Police thanked a beach comber this weekend for calling in an explosive device found washed up on the beach. The Victoria Police Explosives Disposal Unit came to the beach with a remote controlled bomb disposal unit to remove the device and later destroyed it at a safe location, Oak Bay Police reported. Police said the ...

  • Cambodia: NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

    April 12, 2021

    Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. NPA resident representative to Cambodia Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed the MoU at the CMAC headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday to implement the project “for ...

  • Counter Terrorism Policing UK Urge Public To Be Vigilant Against Threat From Terrorism As Lockdown Eases

    April 12, 2021

    The senior officer responsible for ensuring the UK is protected against the threat of terrorism is warning businesses and the public that they must be alert to more than just the threat of Covid-19 this summer. Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, believes the easing of lockdown ...

  • Pakistan: BDS defuses two-kg bomb on Karachi’s Tariq road

    April 12, 2021

    It was planted on a motorbike The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) has defused a bomb planted on a motorcycle near Jheel Park on Karachi’s Tariq Road. According to the police, the bomb weighing 2kg was placed in a tool box of a motorbike. The Counter-Terrorism Department has arrested a suspect from the spot. In its report, the BDS ...

  • Nepal: Police arrest one more person in connection with Lahan IED explosion

    April 11, 2021

    Police on Saturday arrested one more suspect in connection with the March 14 IED blast at Land Revenue Office in Lahan Municipality-8 of Siraha district. Ram Jatan Mukhiya (Gaddu), 20, of Lawakatol, Laxmipur Patari Rural Municiaplty-3 was apprehended on Saturday morning from Loktantra Chowk during a search investigation.According to the Spokesperson of District Police Office Siraha, ...

  • Somalia: Five killed in blasts in Mogadishu and Baidoa

    April 10, 2021

    At least five people have been killed and another one was injured in two separate blasts in Mogadishu and Baidoa town, officials and witnesses confirmed. According to sources, two people were killed and another one was injured when a police car hit by improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted on a roadside in ...

  • Azerbaijani Mine Action Agency continues to clear Gubadly, Zangilan, Jabrayil from mines

    April 10, 2021

    In order to provide power supply to Azerbaijan’s Gubadly, Zangilan and Jabrayil districts, previously liberated from Armenian occupation, de-mining operations are being carried out on the districts, Idris Ismayilov, Head of the Operational Headquarters of the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, told Trend. As of today, many territories have already been cleared of ...

  • Humanitarian Mine Action 2021: Morocco, US Boost Military Cooperation

    April 10, 2021

    Members of US and Moroccan military forces participated in Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), Morocco 2021. Commenting on the joint military exercise, the US embassy stated that it aims to train the Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “detecting explosive devices while strengthening our strategic relationship and regional stability.” Both US Marines and US Navy service members trained alongside ...

  • Afghanistan: Taliban destroys bridge on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

    April 9, 2021

    Taliban destroyed a bridge on the Kabul-Jalalabad’s second-lane road in Surkhrod district of Nangarhar province, Pajhwok News reported. The bridge was blown following the Taliban attacks on a checkpoint in Fatehabad area of the district. The second-lane was mostly used by residents of Sararud, Khogyani, Sherzad and Hesarak districts. As the Taliban militants dynamited the bridge, Afghan National ...

  • Ireland: Army carry out controlled explosion in Rathnew

    April 8, 2021

    An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a hand grenade this morning in Rathnew. Two local men discovered the grenade in a field while out walking on Wednesday evening. An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a hand grenade this morning in Rathnew. https://twitter.com/Wicklow_News/status/1380052205672263682 Read more… Source: Wicklow News  

  • Vietnam: Bomb clearance makes life safer in ex-war zone

    April 8, 2021

    After finding unexploded bombs when he was digging the foundations of his new house last month, Ta Thanh Dat knew what he had to do. The man in Dong Ha City, the central province of Quang Tri, called the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and asked for help. The team comes from Renew – a cooperative programme ...

  • Adelaide man arrested for allegedly possessing improvised explosive device in far-right raids

    April 8, 2021

    South Australian police have arrested a man for possessing an improvised explosive device while a second has been charged with the possession of extremist material during a series of raids across Adelaide targeting members of the far-right. SA police confirmed it had searched “a number of domestic premises across the metropolitan area” on Wednesday. A police spokesperson ...

  • India: Boy mistakes bomb for ball, suffers injuries in blast

    April 8, 2021

    A 12-year-old boy suffered injuries after he picked up a crude bomb, mistaking it for a ball, from a garbage heap and then threw it away, causing an explosion. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the boy, Sachin, was returning home from coaching classes with his friends. His father Ram Khelawan told police that, “Sachin ...

  • ‘Inhumane’ explosive devices ‘crush lives and end livelihoods’ – UN chief

    April 8, 2021

    The “mere presence” of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can “stall development and shatter stability”, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday. “They are left in the path of women walking to work, a family displaced by conflict and seeking safety, children on their way to school. They crush ...

  • UK: Controlled explosion carried out after ordnance found in Trowbridge shed

    April 7, 2021

    A controlled explosion was carried out in Trowbridge yesterday evening after a wartime shell was found in a resident’s shed. Police were called to a private address in Wingfield Road yesterday afternoon following the resident’s report of the discovery of the possible explosive. The item was later taken to The John of Gaunt School grounds and detonated ...

  • Afghanistan: Two Civilians Killed, Several Wounded in Nangarhar Blast

    April 7, 2021

    Two civilians were killed and 18 more were wounded in a bomb blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday morning, local sources said. The incident happened at around 06:30 am local time in Jalalabad city’s district when the security forces were passing from the area and a bomb that was placed on a roadside, ...

  • Philippines: Army destroys 48 recovered NPA IEDs in North Cotabato

    April 7, 2021

    The Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (39IB) here destroyed 48 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) recovered from its various operations against the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in recent months. The disposal of the IEDs took place at a secluded area of far-flung Barangay Sinkatulan here, according to 1Lt. Charles Ian Parel, 39IB civil-military officer. “This is the second ...

  • China: Bomb attack in Mingjing kills 5

    April 6, 2021

    A man detonated a homemade bomb blowing up four other people besides himself in Mingjing, a small village in Guangzhou on 22 March. Jeimian, a news website, shared a video of the aftermath, a destroyed office, with blood splattered on the walls and at least two people motionless on the ground. The Guangzhou Panyu Security Bureau ...

  • Malmstrom AFB is conducting EOD training on Tuesday

    April 6, 2021

    GREAT FALLS — Malmstrom Air Force said in a news release on Tuesday that its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will be conducting training operations today on base. The training will include two controlled explosions between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The EOD unit’s purpose is to detect, disarm, and dispose of explosive threats. The EOD team ...

  • Army captain sets women’s world record for mile run in a bomb disposal suit

    April 6, 2021

    The company commander of an ordnance disposal unit at Fort Campbell, Ky., broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile run by a woman wearing a bomb disposal suit Saturday at George Mason University. Capt. Katie Hernandez of 717th Ordnance Disposal Co. needed to run faster than the existing record of 11 minutes, six seconds, ...

  • Algeria calls on France to compensate 7,300 victims of colonial-era mines

    April 6, 2021

    France must compensate the victims of landmines planted by its forces during the colonial era, head of the Algerian National Human Rights Council (CNHD), Bouzid Lazhari, has said, adding that French authorities laid more than nine million mines along Algeria’s eastern and western borders, which caused permanent disabilities for 7,300 Algerians. Lazhari’s statement came on Sunday ...

  • Laos govt says unexploded bomb-mine (UXO) clearance authority needs more funding

    April 6, 2021

    The government has called for more support for UXO clearance operations, with 132,000 hectares of land having been surveyed and confirmed to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance. Director General of the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Chomyaeng Phengthongsawath, told reporters during a field visit to Xieng ...

  • Biden Keeps Trump’s Policy Retaining Land Mines in U.S. Arsenal, for Now

    April 6, 2021

    The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it would retain the Trump administration’s policy and keep antipersonnel land mines in its arsenal, reserving the right to use them in war. In a statement, Mike Howard, a Pentagon spokesman, called such weapons “a vital tool in conventional warfare” that the military “cannot responsibly forgo, particularly when faced with ...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Imo state prison

    April 6, 2021

    Nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said. The massive jailbreak occurred before dawn on Monday in Owerri, the capital of Imo state. Attackers wielding machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives stormed the facility, blasting their way through the administrative block to gain entrance ...


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