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  • Bristol cash machine explosion damages shop fronts

    January 30, 2020

    A cash machine has been destroyed in an explosion, damaging windows and shop fronts. The ATM explosion happened at about 03:50 GMT on the A38 Gloucester Road in Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police said no passers-by or nearby residents were hurt. Gloucester Road is closed between Church Road and Ashley Down. Police said it would be shut through ...

  • Super Bowl security shows the easy-going 1960s are long gone

    January 29, 2020

    Ensuring the safety of fans and players at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami entails an extraordinary deployment of law enforcement assets, even by recent standards, in keeping with heightened global tensions and fears of home-grown violence. The show of force stands in stark contrast from the relatively easy-going atmosphere that prevailed in the late ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Personnel Unite with Law Enforcement for Blast Mitigation Patent

    January 29, 2020

    During the inaugural 2016 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Campfire Event a patent was born. A group of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) engineers and scientists met with bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; New York City Police Department; and the ...

  • Nigeria: Enugu Police Command neutralise bomb at Nsukka

    January 29, 2020

    Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed that officers from the command neutralised an object suspected to be an explosive device at Millipat Hotel Limited, Nsukka. The command fingered political power-play in the incident but said they are still conducting round-the-clock investigations to fish out the perpetrators and unravel the circumstances that led to the ...

  • Winter 2019/20 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 29, 2020

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aunav by everis ADS, Drugs & Explosives Search Association, DynITEC, Terrogence et al. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 2019-20 – contents pages  or subscribe here to receive eBook. We would like to thank all ...

  • One Arrested, Huge Cache Of Explosives Seized In Odisha, India

    January 29, 2020

    Berhampur: The Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch busted an illegal explosives godown at Rambha in Ganjam district and arrested one person, recently. A huge cache of explosives, including 196 quintals of Ammonium Nitrate, 3200 gelatine sticks and 10,406 detonators, were seized during the raid at Gopalpur village under Rambha police limits in Ganjam district ...

  • Burkina Faso rocked by new jihadist attack

    January 28, 2020

    Six soldiers were killed and several went missing Tuesday after a suspected jihadist attack in troubled Burkina Faso, following a weekend massacre which could have claimed up to 50 lives, security and local sources told AFP. A military patrol struck an improvised explosive device while on the road from Madjoari to Pama in the eastern Kompienga ...

  • Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point

    January 28, 2020

    An improvised explosive device was discovered in a rubbish bin at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point on Tuesday morning, just 12 hours after a Hong Kong public toilet was set ablaze by a suspected home-made bomb, making it the third such incident in the past 48 hours The palm-sized device at the border station, which police ...

  • Warning signs from Tunisia’s localised terrorist insurgency

    January 28, 2020

    Tunisia has made significant progress against terrorism over the past four years. Security has been tightened throughout the country’s urban and tourist areas. Along the border with Libya, there are better surveillance systems. The scattered attacks that do occur are mostly amateurish and cause few casualties apart from the terrorists themselves. The country does however still face a ...

  • For Bosnia’s Landmine Clearers, Hope is Stronger than Fear

    January 28, 2020

    It’s 16 minutes past midday on Christmas Eve, and Sead Vrana sends me a text on Viber, seeking to push our interview back by 30 minutes. “I have a high-profile task where my presence is required on site, may we postpone our meeting to 15.30?” the message requests. The task was removing explosives that had been discovered ...

  • Liverpool: Grenades, explosive ingredients and home made pipe bomb found in house

    January 28, 2020

    A man has appeared in court accused of possessing an eye-watering stash of grenades, explosives and a home made pipe bomb in a Liverpool house. Michael Green, 30, is facing seven charges of possessing explosive substances for unlawful purposes and one of making an explosive substance, in relation to the bomb. Green, of Micawber Close in Toxteth, made his first ...

  • Thika innovator builds own Robots able to detect Improvised Explosive Devices

    January 28, 2020

    A 25-year-old man has become the talk of Thika town for his prowess in devising robots that can efficiently perform some of the common house chores like cleaning. Brian Kimani, a tech guru, has already devised four robots one of which can do house cleaning. The robot is fully autonomous and is programmed with a computer.The ...

  • Imphal: IED recovered

    January 27, 2020

    An active cadre of PREPAK was arrested along with an IED ahead of the Republic Day celebration thereby helping the day pass off without any major incident. Along with the arrest of the PREPAK cadre an IED planted at the bank of Imphal River at Singjamei Waikhom Leikai was also confiscated yesterday at about 2.30 am. The ...

  • The launching of IED balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory

    January 27, 2020

    During the first half of January 2020 a decision was made in the Gaza Strip to renew the launching of balloons, which had stopped in March 2019. Since the decision was put into practice dozens of balloons have been launched into Israeli territory. As opposed to the past, most of the balloon clusters had IEDs attached to them ...

  • Borno State: 3 dead, 13 injured in suicide attack

    January 27, 2020

    Three persons have been killed and 13 worshipers sustained various degrees of injuries when suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated explosives near a mosque in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) source said. The incident occurred during Saturday Muslim early morning congregational prayer at Bulabulin in Gwoza town, headquarters ...

  • France Supports Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

    January 27, 2020

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has welcomed an additional contribution of EUR 600,000 (approximately USD 670,000) from the Government of France dedicated to explosive hazard management activities that aim at enabling returns in retaken areas of Iraq. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas retaken from the Islamic State in Iraq and ...

  • 4 low-intensity IED blasts hit Assam, no casualties

    January 27, 2020

    At least four low-intensity explosions within a span of 15 minutes hit Assam on Sunday as India marked its 71st Republic Day, officials said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property. Hours later, the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), or Ulfa(I), claimed responsibility, saying it was the handiwork of ...

  • Small suspected homemade bomb explodes at Hong Kong hospital, no injuries

    January 27, 2020

    A suspected small-scale homemade bomb exploded at a general hospital in Hong Kong on Monday, causing the temporary evacuation of some patients but no injuries, police said. The incident came after a group of protesters on Sunday set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities had planned to use ...


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