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  • Bombs and arson attacks spark fears of return of terror campaign in Corsica

    April 2, 2019

    The Mediterranean territory, famed for its beaches and as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, was once a hotbed of anti-French militancy which led to thousands of bombings from  the 1970s to early 2000s. But since 2014, when local National Liberation Front of Corsica announced a ceasefire, French state infrastructure and the luxury holiday homes owned by wealthy mainlanders – still ...

  • Pipe bomb explodes in front garden in Derry – PSNI

    March 31, 2019

    A pipe bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in Derry in the early hours of this Sunday morning, the PSNI has said. Detectives in Strand Road are appealing for information on the incident, which was reported at about 2am. The bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in the Montgomery Close area. No damage ...

  • 19 Taliban militants killed, 4 IED manufacturing facilities destroyed in Helmand

    March 30, 2019

    At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and four Improvised Explosive Device manufacturing facilities were destroyed during the operations in southern Helmand province. According to informed military sources “A multi-day operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand killed 19 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others.” The source further added that the Afghan security forces destroyed 4 IED ...

  • Train the trainers: Afghan explosive device experts graduated in Herat

    March 28, 2019

    IED’s are deceitful. Improvised explosive devices remain one of the biggest threats to Afghan civilians as well as armed forces. Thus, NATO continues to train experts for the purpose of reducing the hazard. A group of ten new Afghan trainers have recently completed their “Explosive Hazard Reduction” course at NATOs Train, Advise and Assist Command-West ...

  • Landmark terror finance resolution adopted by Security Council

    March 28, 2019

    Speaking via video-link from Rome, where he has been meeting specialist Italian law enforcement officials to discuss building closer ties to tackle the problem; The UN’s counter-terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, said that the adoption comes at a “critical time,” with recent attacks demonstrating that terror groups continue to have access to both legal and illegal ...

  • 3 wounded in bomb attack on Chinese police station

    March 28, 2019

    Two police officers and a member of the public were wounded on Thursday afternoon when an unknown attacker detonated an improvised explosive device at a police station in northeast China. The incident happened at about 1.50pm when the bomber walked into the ground floor of the No 1 branch of the public security bureau in Shenyang, ...

  • Car bomb outside hotel kills at least eight in Somali capital

    March 28, 2019

    A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurant in the Somali capital on Thursday, killing at least eight people, police said. The afternoon explosion on a busy road in Mogadishu sent a huge could of smoke into the sky and destroyed two restaurants and cars parked in the area. A Reuters witness at the scene ...

  • Ridding Landscapes of Deadly Mines Could Have a Toxic Side Effect

    March 27, 2019

    Land mines are notorious for leaving a legacy of ongoing destruction from Southeast Asia to Africa, taking the lives and limbs of civilians decades after the wars and hostilities that brought them in the first place. As detonation is one of the main strategies for removal, clearing mines can be expensive and dangerous for people. ...

  • Two men plead not guilty to possession of 150kg of explosives found in car

    March 27, 2019

    Armed gardai found four bags of explosives in the boot of a car and 18 detonators under the front passenger seat when they stopped the vehicle on the Naas Road, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The driver and owner of the car told gardai in his interviews that he knew nothing about the 150kg of ...

  • One bomb at a time: life in the throes of Pakistan’s Taliban

    March 27, 2019

    On a fateful September morning in 2013, police at Peshawar’s control centre received a call from one of its units in the suburbs. The caller said an improvised explosive device (IED) had been planted on Frontier Road, which separates Peshawar from a tribal area plagued by militant-staged bomb and sniper attacks. A policeman rushed to the bomb ...

  • FBI brings explosive training to JBLE

    March 27, 2019

    A team of Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents conducted a homemade explosive device joint training exercise for military working dog handlers, explosive ordnance disposal members and bomb technicians at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 22, 2019. Service members from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy took part in the specialized ...

  • Somalia: Two Dead, Several Wounded in IED Blast in Mogadishu

    March 27, 2019

    At least two people were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in an explosion in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday evening. The blast which resulted from an improvised explosive device took place outside a restaurant near Labo-Dhagah junction in the capital’s Wardhigley district. Witnesses said the explosion was targeting a military convoy ...

  • Pulwama aftermath: CRPF to enhance counter-IED capabilities, procure new fleet of MPVs troops in Kashmir Valley

    March 26, 2019

    The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure safety of its troop’s convoys in the Kashmir Valley, the chief of the force has said. The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its 65 battalions based ...

  • ‘Wannabe terrorist’ sentenced to 19 years for traveling with IEDs in Orange County

    March 25, 2019

    A 48-year-old man was sentenced to 19 years and four months in state prison Monday after police in Orange County last year found two improvised explosive devices in his car during a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Saleh Abdallah Ali of Salinas was convicted earlier this month of two felony counts each of use of a destructive ...

  • Explosion close to a clinic in Jalalabad city leaves 6 women, children wounded

    March 25, 2019

    At least six people including three women and three children were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place in the vicinity of 1st police district of the city. The statement further added that explosives were planted close to ...

  • Sudan: Landmine Blast Kills Two Children in Nuba Mountains

    March 25, 2019

    Two children are dead and three wounded in a landmine explosion in Heiban in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. A fact-finding committee has been set up following the death of eight children in a blast in Omdurman. On March 21, two children were killed, and another three wounded by the explosion of a landmine which had been planted ...

  • Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

    March 24, 2019

    Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also negatively affects Bangladesh’s image in the international arena, the experts added. The issue of airport security entered ...

  • Pentagon identifies 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan as Green Beret, EOD tech

    March 23, 2019

    The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province on Friday as an explosive ordnance disposal tech and a Green Beret. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st ...