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  • 25 killed, 8 wounded in the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul

    March 25, 2020

    The attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city left at least 25 dead and 8 others wounded. The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the security forces rescued at least 80 people were caught inside the temple. Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior earlier said a group of suicide bombers intruded into a Sikh temple ...

  • Suicide attack kills 4, wounds 8 in Mogadishu

    March 25, 2020

    At least four people including civilians were killed, more than eight wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday in a tea shop in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to officials. The attack took place near the parliament building which was in close proximity to the presidential palace. No group has yet claimed responsibility for ...

  • Fermanagh: Police anger at bomb hoax during virus efforts

    March 24, 2020

    A senior police officer has condemned dissident republicans for causing a security alert in County Fermanagh. A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object, which was spotted by a member of the public at Clogh near Rosslea. It was later declared to be a hoax. PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) Superintendent Clive Beatty blamed dissident ...

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely in Badghis, killing 4 Taliban militants

    March 24, 2020

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely in Badghis province of Afghanistan, killing at least 4 Taliban militants. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants were looking to use the explosives-laden Humvee in an attack agains the Afghan forces in Bala Murghab district. However, the explosives went off prematurely ...

  • 2002 Bangladesh mosque blasts: Bangladeshi national held in Maharashtra

    March 24, 2020

    A 42-year-old Bangladeshi national wanted in connection with three blasts at a mosque in Bangladesh in 2002 has been arrested from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch of neighbouring Thane Police arrested Mophajjal Hussain alias Mopha Ali Gazi alias Maphizul Mandal, hailing from Satkhira in Khulna state ...

  • India: CRPF foils terror attack plan in Bihar

    March 23, 2020

    The CRPF on Monday said its personnel thwarted a terror strike plot by detecting and seizing 64 IEDs planted in a forested area in Aurangabad in Bihar. The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were detected during an operation by Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) – an elite unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — ...

  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Mini Truck packed with explosives goes off close to Bagram Airfield

    March 22, 2020

    A Mini Truck packed explosives went off close to Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan late on Saturday night, the local officials said. Mohammad Mahfuz, the Police Chief of Parwan said the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device went off at around 8 pm local time. He also added that the security forces opened fire on the ...

  • Somalia: Bomb blast kills 4, including police chief

    March 22, 2020

    At least four people, including a town police chief, were killed after a bomb blast in Somalia on Sunday afternoon, the officials said. Ismail Mukhtar Orongo, a Somali government spokesman, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that Abdikadir Osman Nuunow, Afgoye district police chief was killed alongside his three bodyguards. Two others were also wounded. Read more… Source: Anadolu ...

  • Cyprus: Two ATMs targeted in Limassol in two days

    March 21, 2020

    Police are investigating two separate cases of ATMs being blown up in the early hours of Saturday in the Limassol area. At 4.10am, an ATM exploded in Parekklisia. Police officers immediately rushed to the scene and found out that an improvised explosive device had been used. CCTV footage revealed that, before the explosion, two men, who got ...

  • Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to passengers or staff approaching screening points, hand sanitizers and disinfection products should be provided. If health screening ...

  • Australia: Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation in Tapitallee

    March 20, 2020

    A NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation is being conducted at Tapitallee, west of North Nowra. Around 7am at least half a dozen unmarked vehicles assembled in a Tapitallee street. The South Coast Register understands teams from the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police have joined the NSW JCTT to execute a search warrant on a home ...

  • UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components

    March 20, 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. These questions aim to identify the suitability and readiness of organisations to be involved in the initiative. There are three ...

  • Roadside bomb explosion kills Taliban commander and his security guard in Nangarhar

    March 19, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed a Taliban commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban. The statement further added that the incident took place on ...

  • Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

    March 19, 2020

    Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. The pledge came as the German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger and Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) ...

  • Navy EOD Technology Evolving as 2 UUV Programs Prepare to Merge

    March 19, 2020

    As the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community’s capability grows in both sophistication and in quantity, a community leader says they’re being served well by their creed to remain hardware-agnostic. The EOD force has been set on a path to grow its Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Company numbers and double the number of unmanned systems platoons that ...

  • British Personnel To Drawdown From Iraq

    March 19, 2020

    A number of British military personnel are leaving Iraq to redeploy back to the UK. The UK has been training Iraqi forces as part of a US-led coalition mission since 2014, but this has been on hold for the last 60 days due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Defence says, as a result of COVID-19, there has ...


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