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  • Mogadishu Car Bomb Blast Kills 5

    March 7, 2019

    At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Mogadishu, near Somalia’s presidential palace. Casualty totals come from security officials and the owner of the Dalsan restaurant, where the explosion occurred. The owner told VOA’s Somali service the blast came from an “explosives-laden car” parked ...

  • Armenian Sapper In Syria Seriously Wounded While Clearing Mines

    March 7, 2019

    An Armenian demining officer recently deployed to Syria has been seriously wounded while clearing landmines near Aleppo. According to Armenia’s Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise (CHDE), the sapper hit an improvised explosive device and was rushed to hospital on March 7. “According to our information, his right foot was amputated,” Nazeli Elbakian, a spokeswoman for the ...

  • Learn from the UK MoD as the UK Defence Secretary commits £66m to fast-track military robotic projects, at SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2019

    March 7, 2019

    SMi reports: Under four weeks until SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference, taking place in London on 3rd and 4th April 2019, learn from the UK MoD as UK military robotic projects get fast tracked It has been announced that UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has committed £66m of the defence’s new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund ...

  • UK Parcel Bombs: Counter terror police look at link between suspect packages

    March 7, 2019

    Counter terror police officers have said the suspect package found at Glasgow University is linked with devices discovered around London. Bomb disposal officers detonated the item after it was found in the mailroom on Wednesday morning. Staff and students were evacuated from buildings and no-one was injured. Police Scotland is now “working closely together” with officers investigating finds ...

  • India: Tripura Police arrests IED expert with alleged links to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen

    March 6, 2019

    Based on intelligence inputs, the Tripura police on Tuesday arrested one person having links with the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. The accused identified as Nazir Sheikh alias Nazir SK is an expert in making Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He is a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal. “We have the information that a person related to the terrorists’ ...

  • Home Office: New counter-terrorism information sharing platform announced

    March 6, 2019

    A new counter-terrorism project to keep the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced today. This joint initiative will see a ground breaking interactive online platform developed to provide secure expert advice and training to businesses and public sector organisations to help them develop their own counter-terrorism approaches. In ...

  • Norway to provide NOK 60 m for mine action in Sri Lanka

    March 6, 2019

    The Government is providing NOK 60 million (around Rs. 1.2 billion) over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka has been heavily contaminated by landmines, but the country is now approaching its goal of becoming mine-free. This year, Norway holds the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty, and intends to ...

  • Fort Hood Soldiers Put The Army’s Latest Robot to The Test

    March 5, 2019

    The Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Increment II is designed to provide Soldiers with increased standoff capability to detect, confirm, identify, and dispose of hazards in a variety of missions and environments, according to Edward Jagodzinski, test officer with the ArmyOperational Test Command’s Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate (MS2TD). MTRS is a medium-sized robotic system with ...

  • DHS S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

    March 5, 2019

    Air Cargo skids and pallets take up a large amount of space on every commercial passenger flight.  Federal law requires this cargo be screened at the same level as checked baggage.  Single and dual energy X-ray systems can be scaled up to screen air cargo skids, but they produce two-dimensional views of air cargo that ...

  • Irish police join probe into parcel bombs at London transport hubs

    March 5, 2019

    Ireland’s police service said on Tuesday it was helping British colleagues investigate who mailed three small bombs to two of London’s airports and a major rail station on Tuesday. No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest air hub. The packages were ...

  • Maharashtra: Huge Quantity of Explosives, Detonators Seized From a House in Palghar; Two Arrested

    March 5, 2019

    A large quantity of detonators and explosives were seized from Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, the explosives were found in a house in Palghar when police was conducting a search in the area after a tip-off. ASP Palghar BT Dhandat was quoted saying that during the search in the house in Palghar, ...

  • Islamic State deploys car bombs in defense of last enclave

    March 3, 2019

    Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. Capturing the besieged village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose self-styled ...

  • MINUSMA condemns deadly attack on civilians in Mali

    March 2, 2019

    The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) strongly condemned Thursday an improvised explosive device attack on civilians in the village of Gondogourou in the Mopti region on 26 February. The body of a dead person 48 hours ago exploded, killing at least 10 people and wounding two others, all men from the Dogon ...

  • Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital – security sources

    March 1, 2019

    A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least 30 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday night, security sources said. Armed militants entered a house next to the Makka Al-Mukarama hotel around 9 p.m. local time, after detonating ...

  • OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Report on Chemical Weapons Use Allegation in Douma, Syria, in 2018

    March 1, 2019

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands —1 March 2019—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued today the final report on the FFM’s investigation regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. The FFM’s activities regarding this allegation included on-site visits ...

  • Gardaí find weapons and explosives in follow-up search in Co Louth

    March 1, 2019

    Gardaí targeting dissident republicans have uncovered a significant cache of explosives and arms along the border, in what is the second linked operation since the start of February. The operation involved gardaí from the Louth Division and officers from specialist anti-terrorism and firearms units. A controlled explosion of some of the material discovered was conducted by an ...

  • Banff RCMP recover detonated pipe bomb from damaged garbage bin

    March 1, 2019

    Parks Canada employees located an improvised explosive device which had detonated within a garbage receptacle near Carrot Creek in Banff National Park on February 26. The Banff RCMP recovered the device and are investigating the incident. They said the device that caused damage to the bin was of the type commonly referred to as a pipe bomb. The RCMP ...

  • Russian police detain three terror suspects in Siberia

    March 1, 2019

    Russian police have detained three people suspected of being members of a secret cell plotting terrorist attacks in the Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district, the Interior Ministry said Friday. An investigation found that the cell members held meetings in rented apartments, where they discussed plans for attacking government and law enforcement institutions, as well as planting bombs ...