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  • Afghanistan: One Security Force Member Killed, Four Wounded in Kabul Blast

    April 6, 2021

    One security force member was killed and four more were wounded in an IED explosion that targeted an army vehicle in Qarabagh district in Kabul on Monday morning, police said in a statement. The incident happened at around 7:00 am local time in Sabz Sang village in Qarabagh district, police said. “Another mine was seized and defused ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: IED Defused In The Old City Srinagar, Explosives Recovered In Karnah

    April 5, 2021

    An improvised explosive device (IED) and explosives were recovered and defused by the police and security forces in different incidents. One IED was recovered and defused in the Khanyar area of Srinagar after the police found a suspicious steel box fixed with a wire on Monday evening. Traffic was stopped in the area after the IED ...

  • South Carolina: Ongoing investigation in Darlington County led to ‘explosive material’ arrest in Myrtle Beach

    April 5, 2021

    Court documents provide new information on what authorities found inside a Myrtle Beach apartment complex that led to an ‘explosive material’ arrest. According to an affidavit, the Myrtle Beach Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were called last Wednesday to 830 44th Avenue North in connection to an ongoing investigation in Darlington County. Authorities ...

  • US Embassy in Kabul reaffirms commitment to mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan

    April 5, 2021

    The Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul assures that $ 20 million in annual mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan will continue. Ross Wilson said in a series of tweets yesterday evening (15 April) on the occasion of World Mine Awareness Day that Washington has provided $ 537 million in aid to Afghanistan in the ...

  • Afghanistan: IED explosion kills one security force member in Kabul province

    April 5, 2021

    At least five security force members were killed and wounded in an explosion in the Qarabagh district of Kabul province, Police reported. Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for Kabul Police HQ said the incident happened at around 7:00 am on Monday morning in the Sabzsang area of Qarabagh district. The blast has reportedly targeted a security vehicle patrolling ...

  • Pakistan: CTD arrests two terrorists in Lahore

    April 5, 2021

    The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Lahore, Sunday conducted an intelligence based operation and arrested two suspected terrorists belonging to a banned organisation. Explosive material was also recovered from their possession. A credible source information was received that two ‘terrorists’ were present at Band Road, Gulshan Ravi, Lahore. The CTD team raided the place and arrested two terrorists ...

  • Russia’s FSB thwarts terrorist attack on law enforcement officers in Stavropol region

    April 5, 2021

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has thwarted a terrorist attack on law enforcement officers in the Stavropol region, the FSB said in a statement on Monday. “The Federal Security Service, the Investigative Committee and the Interior Ministry have thwarted a terrorist attack in the Stavropol region. A man born in 1996, who has a history of ...

  • Risks of Explosive devices – On International Mine Awareness Day

    April 4, 2021

    According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose to 5,554 in 55 countries and territories. That is a 60% increase from 3,457 in ...

  • Zimbabwe without landmines: a crucial step towards development

    April 4, 2021

    Lying dormant until triggered by a victim and intended to incapacitate, landmines maim civilians and render vast tracks of land unusable. Mines and unexploded ordnance leave a terrible legacy of war, long after the guns have fallen silent. Hidden from sight, they continue to kill and injure innocent civilians going about their daily lives, especially ...

  • Somalia: 6 Killed, 4 Injured In Mogadishu Suicide Bombing

    April 4, 2021

    At least six people have lost their lives and four others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber blew himself at a cafe on Saturday evening in the capital Mogadishu. In a Statement from Somali Police Spokesman, Sadiq Adan said six people including an infant among those killed when a suicide bomber blew up himself at a ...

  • Afghanistan: 1 killed, three injured in Kabul ‘roadside’ bomb blast

    April 4, 2021

    One ANA soldier was killed and three others were injured when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Paghman district of Kabul city on Sunday. The blast happened at around 8:40 am when an Afghan National Army vehicle was struck by a roadside IED in the Qargha area of Paghman district, Police said in a released ...

  • Northern Ireland: Rioters pelt police with 30 petrol bombs and torch three hijacked cars in series of ‘orchestrated attacks’ on fifth night of violence

    April 4, 2021

    Police officers were attacked with petrol bombs last night as violence erupted once again in Northern Ireland amid loyalist riots over the post-Brexit trading arrangements. A total of 30 bombs were hurled at police in Newtownabbey, on the outskirts of Belfast on Saturday, and three cars were hijacked and set alight in what has since been ...

  • Afghanistan: 1 person killed, another injured in Balkh explosion

    April 3, 2021

    A civilians was killed and a policeman was injured in a roadside bomb blast in Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday. Balkh police told media, the blast targeted a vehicle in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif at around 8:30 am in the morning. The civilian was reportedly killed due to heavy wounded inflicted by the blast. Read more… Source: Khaama Press  

  • ‘Complete the work’, rid the world of deadly landmines, UN chief urges

    April 2, 2021

    The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the international community to recommit to the target of a mine-free world, urging efforts to “make this the last decade when we need to devote ourselves to this task”. In a message commemorating the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, marked annually on 4 April, ...

  • India: Pressure cooker bombs seized from Maoist in Charla mandal

    April 2, 2021

    The Charla police on Thursday claimed to have seized a pressure cooker bomb from a Maoist militia member and defused another pressure cooker bomb allegedly planted by the local militia members of the outlawed organisation near a stream in Rallapuram forest area in Charla mandal. A joint combing party comprising police and the CRPF personnel spotted ...

  • Philippines: 3 hurt in IED blast in Cotabato City

    April 2, 2021

    Three residents were hurt in an explosion that rocked the city Thursday night. Police Col. Rommel Javier, director of the Cotabato City police, said Friday blast victims Yusoph Talusan Kalim, Marguiana Kalim and Azmad Cader were immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. They sustained shrapnel wounds in different parts of their bodies. Another IED was found near ...

  • Proposed new UK counter-terror legislation: the implications for businesses

    April 1, 2021

    The UK Government is currently consulting on new counter-terror laws which will, amongst other things, impose a new Protect Duty on businesses that are ‘responsible for publicly accessible locations’. Jim Preen explains further… As UK lockdowns start to ease, the Government is keen to ensure that the public is kept safe from terror attacks in publicly ...

  • India: Booby Traps Turn Into Threats For Forces In Maoist-Affected Regions

    April 1, 2021

    At a time when the number of Maoists is reducing, guerrilla militants are increasingly preferring to use ‘booby traps’ to ensure maximum damage to the security forces without losing even a single comrade. Booby trap, a mechanism often used during warfare, is a device or setup intended to kill or harm. It is triggered by the ...

  • Yemen’s Houthis say they launched drone attacks on Saudi capital

    April 1, 2021

    A spokesman for the Houthi movement says the group carried out drone attacks targeting positions in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, amid diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire in war-torn Yemen. There was no confirmation from the Saudi authorities to Thursday’s claim but in recent weeks the Houthis, who have been battling a six-year Saudi-led military ...

  • UNMAS Annual Report 2020 is out

    April 1, 2021

    Message From The Secretary-General The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is an efficient and effective undertaking that coordinates the United Nations response to explosive ordnance, and deploys teams to survey, clear and dispose of these deadly devices. In any year, that work poses tremendous challenges. But 2020 was a year like no other. In the face ...

  • UK: Bomb disposal team carry out controlled explosion at Irvine beach:

    April 1, 2021

    A controlled explosion was carried out by the Royal Navy’s bomb disposal unit after suspected ordnance was found on Irvine beach yesterday. The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team were first on the scene after being called out shortly after 7am following reports of possible ordnance washed up on the beach near the entrance to Irvine Harbour. The team ...

  • Pakistan: CTD arrests six militants in Lahore, Rawalpindi

    April 1, 2021

    The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) busted a network of Afghanistan-based banned militant organisations in separate intelligence based operations (IOBs) carried out in Rawalpindi and Lahore. A well-placed source said the banned militant organisations based in Afghanistan had changed their strategy to hit their targets in Pakistan. Instead of dispatching militants from the neighbouring country, they ...

  • Soldiers team with Airmen, civil agencies for EOD exercise

    April 1, 2021

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska – Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Explosive Ordnance Disposal units conducted an exercise March 22 through 25 in partnership with EOD personnel with the Anchorage Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The overall scenario was an extremist group attempting to gain access to the base and have a sustained ...

  • Russia’s FSB thwarts terror plot by IS member in Tver Region

    April 1, 2021

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled a terror plot targeting a fuel and energy industry facility by a member of the Islamic State, he resisted detention and was eliminated, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS Thursday. According to the security service, the Russian citizen, native of one of the Central Asian countries, acted ...

  • UK: Two unexploded bombs found in Canterbury within one afternoon

    April 1, 2021

    Two unexploded bombs have been discovered within two miles of each other, sparking an emergency response. The devices were bizarrely unearthed in separate parts of Canterbury yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 3pm yesterday, police were called to St Dunstan’s Street, following a report an old munition had been discovered in a garden. A specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended ...

  • Switzerland to send demining experts to Sudan

    March 31, 2021

    The unarmed experts will support the planning and carrying out of demining operations as part of an international peace mission, according to the defence ministry. Peace and stability in the African country is also in the interest of Switzerland, the ministry said on Wednesday. Mines and other explosive devices still pose a danger for the civilian population ...

  • China: PLA commissions new-type robot for bomb disposal

    March 31, 2021

    A new robot type has entered service, as it demonstrated its capacity in a recent bomb disposal exercise by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The commissioning of such a device is an example of the PLA’s modernization as machines have replaced humans in dangerous missions and increased combat efficiency, analysts said on Wednesday. An engineer ...


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