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  • Afghanistan: Huge Explosion Rattles Central Kandahar

    January 16, 2021

    A suicide explosive-laden vehicle exploded in Daman district, near Kandahar airport on Saturday morning. Security officials in Kandahar province reported today that a powerful explosion shook Kandahar province. The explosion is said to have happened near a vehicle repair shop belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Jamal Barakzai, a Kandahar police spokesperson confirmed the explosion but ...

  • Afghanistan: IED Explosion Targets ANP Vehicle in Kabul

    January 16, 2021

    Two Afghan National Police members were killed in a targeted magnetic IED attack in Kabul city. The incident happened in PD3, Behbore area of Kabul, police told reporters. Reports indicate the explosion targeted a police Land Cruiser, the vehicle belonged to Kabul police HQ. One police member was killed and another was injured in the blast. Read more… Source: Khaama ...

  • Algeria: Five civilians killed in bomb blast in Tebessa region

    January 15, 2021

    A homemade bomb killed five people and wounded three others in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defence ministry said, the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. The roadside bomb went off as a car drove by in the region of Tebessa, the ministry said in a statement. “Five citizens died and three others were wounded when ...

  • Sri Lanka to deploy trained canines in strengthening airport security

    January 15, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority on Friday said that 20 trained canines will be deployed at the country’s main Bandaranaike International Airport to help detect drugs and explosives, local media reported. The dogs have been trained to easily identify explosives and narcotics hidden in luggage or secretly carried. Local media reported that the trained dogs were imported ...

  • FBI warns public, law enforcement of ‘substantial’ danger of explosive devices at protests

    January 15, 2021

    The danger to the public and to law enforcement officers from explosive devices during protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day “is substantial,” the FBI warned in a new awareness bulletin obtained by ABC News. The document is full of photos of devices used in the last eight months against civilian and ...

  • British Army trains 500th Somali soldier in infantry skills

    January 15, 2021

    Troops from Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment shared key military skills with Somali National Army soldiers to help them conduct effective security operations. The British Army has trained its 500th Somali soldier in the essential infantry skills they need to combat armed groups and ensure security and stability in the country. The latest batch of 113 ...

  • Georgia: Homemade explosive device found in vacant lot in LaGrange

    January 15, 2021

    Police are searching for a suspect who planted a homemade explosive device in a vacant lot in LaGrange, Georgia. Officials with the LaGrange Police Department say they were called to the lot on the 500 block of Whitesville Road around 9:15 a.m. Thursday. According to police, a citizen who was cleaning the lot found a suspicious item ...

  • Armac receives $2 million from South Korea government for mine victims

    January 15, 2021

    The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (Armac) in Phnom Penh has received approximately $2 million from the government of South Korea through the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF) for victims of mines or explosive remnants of war (ERW). The “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States (AMS)” is a three-year programme aiming to strengthen assistance ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man avoids prison over firework IED

    January 15, 2021

    A man who admitted hoarding the separated parts of a firework-based ‘improvised explosive device’ was freed yesterday after his 12 month jail sentence was suspended for two years. Robert Patrick Dodds (62) from Havana Gardens, north Belfast, admitted having the materials – a length of plastic tubing filled with fireworks, a projectile head and fuse, all ...

  • DASA Open Call for Innovation – update

    January 14, 2021

    The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders. The Open Call welcomes innovations that address any defence challenge, or innovations that address security challenges where there is a relevant security Innovation Focus Area (IFA). Please see some examples of work we have funded here. The Open Call ...

  • CISA’s Hometown Security program

    January 14, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most important mission it to protect the American people. As part of this mission, DHS fosters collaboration between the private sector and the public sector to mitigate risk and enhance the security and resilience of public gathering sites and special events. DHS provides expert counsel and recommendations on protective ...

  • Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

    January 14, 2021

    Three UN peacekeepers from Ivory Coast were killed in central Mali on Wednesday, the UN and Ivorian government said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Peacekeepers travelling the road linking the central town of Douentza to the city of Timbuktu further north hit a roadside bomb, according to a statement from the ...

  • Russian de-miners defuse over 200 explosive devices in Laos

    January 14, 2021

    Russian military engineers have defused over 200 explosive devices in Laos since November 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “Military servicemen from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces found over 200 explosive devices as part of a humanitarian demining mission in the Xiangkhouang province, Laos. More than one ...

  • Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

    January 14, 2021

    Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Their mission is about building peace, stability and security in the region. Amongst those 300 men and ...

  • Northern Challenge 2020

    January 14, 2021

    In September 2020, the Icelandic Coast Guard hosted Northern Challenge, an annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training for NATO nations and their allies. This multinational exercise aims to sharpen EOD technicians’ technical skills through Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) training scenarios that become increasingly complex as the challenge progresses. During these trainings, EOD teams compete ...

  • Washington DC: National Guardsmen briefed on IED threat to Capitol

    January 13, 2021

    National Guard units are being told to prepare for the possibility that improvised explosive devices will be used by individuals plotting to attack the Capitol in the days surrounding the Inauguration, according to two Guardsmen briefed this week. The briefings indicate that Washington, D.C.-area law enforcement believe the IEDs planted last week at the Republican National ...

  • Pakistan: Explosive device defused in Washuk District, Balochistan

    January 13, 2021

    Members of security forces defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the roadside in Basima area of Washuk district, sources said on Tuesday. According to the official sources, after receiving information in this regard personnel of the Frontier Corps and Levies Force cordoned off the area concerned, after which a bomb disposal squad defused the ...

  • North Dakota explosive specialist recognized nationally by TSA

    January 13, 2021

    Hundreds of passengers go through security every day in the eight North Dakota Airports. TSA officials are trained by experts to spot explosives and other threats to passengers. There are two explosive specialists in North Dakota who train and educate TSA officers on explosive trends that may be a threat on flights. One of them received national recognition ...


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