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  • Northern Ireland: Army bomb disposal call-outs highest in three years

    January 3, 2021

    Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) based in the region can be requested to assist police where it is believed there may be explosives. Officers from explosive ordnance disposal and search regiments were called out 229 times between August 1 2018 and July 31 2019 according to the most recent available government figures. MI5 continued to categorise the threat ...

  • Afghanistan: 5 killed, top Kapisa cleric among 9 injured in blast

    January 3, 2021

    Five people were killed and nine others were wounded including the provincial Ulema Council head in a car bomb blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday. Abdul ShayiqShurash, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the dead included three religious scholars and two others. He said MirwaisKarim, head of the KapisaUlema Council, was among the nine people ...

  • Two French soldiers killed during operation in Mali

    January 2, 2021

    Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion. Their deaths brought to 50 the number of French soldiers killed in the West African nation since France first intervened in 2013 to help drive back jihadist forces, according ...

  • Somalia’s al Shabaab says behind Turkish company attack, four dead

    January 2, 2021

    A car bomb targeting workers of a Turkish company killed four people including one Turkish citizen on Saturday in Somalia, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said. The company’s staff were working on the construction of a road between Mogadishu and Afgoye, northwest of the capital, the ministry statement said. Abdiasis Abu Musab, military operation spokesman for the al Qaeda-linked ...

  • Egypt: Roadside Bombing in Sinai Kills 2 Police Officers

    January 2, 2021

    A roadside bomb went off Friday in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, killing two members of the country’s security forces and wounding five, security and medical officials said. According to the officials, the security forces were patrolling in the town of Bir al-Abd when their armored vehicle was hit by a remotely-detonated bomb. The wounded were transferred ...

  • UK: Man ‘lucky to be alive’ after digging up hand grenade on Mawgan Porth beach

    January 1, 2021

    Police say a man is ‘lucky not to have been killed’ after stumbling across a live hand grenade on Mawgan Porth beach this afternoon. The Royal Navy EOD team along with Falmouth Coastguard and police officers were all called to the beach near Newquay today after a 999 call. Regie Butler-Card, police inspector for Bodmin and Wagebridge, ...

  • Pennsylvania: Pipe bomb thrown from vehicle explodes in Adams County man’s front yard, police say

    January 1, 2021

    Eastern Adams Regional Police say they are investigating the Oxford Township bombing and are asking the public for help. Police say the bombing occurred about 5:51 p.m. in the 100 block of Groft Road. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Officers then requested help from the Pennsylvania State Police ...

  • US convoy attacked near Kuwait-Iraq border

    December 31, 2020

    US coalition logistics convoy was reportedly targeted by a roadside bomb near Kuwait-Iraq border. For several consecutive times in the past month, US coalition logistics convoy was targeted by a roadside bomb this afternoon on Thursday, according to Alsumaria. The explosion occurred near ‘Jerishan’ crossing in southern Iraqi city of Basra. The attack did not cause any ...

  • Afghanistan: Kabul IED Blast Kills 1, Injures 2

    December 31, 2020

    According to police, at least one person is killed and two others are wounded in an IED attack in Kabul city on Thursday morning. Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman to Kabul police told the media, the incident occurred at around 8 am in PD7 in the Chehel-Setoon area of Kabul city. The IED targeted a vehicle believed to ...

  • Royal Navy bomb disposal expert made MBE

    December 30, 2020

    A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Under Lieutenant Commander Sean “Central” Heaton’s leadership, specialist divers from Portsmouth and Plymouth-based bomb disposal units have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 ...

  • Yemeni military intercepts explosive-laden drone near Aden’s presidential palace

    December 30, 2020

    Yemeni military intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone near Aden’s presidential Maasheeq palace. The newly formed Yemeni governmental officials and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said al-Jaber were safely transferred to Aden’s presidential palace following the terrorist attack on the city’s airport after the government’s plane landed. Earlier a large blast and gunfire was heard at Aden ...

  • Kenya: Expectant woman survives Shabaab attack on ambulance in Mandera

    December 30, 2020

    Al shabaab attack ambulance with pregnant woman and kill man in Mandera county Al Shabaab militants attacked an ambulance ferrying a pregnant woman to hospital and killed her husband in latest incident in Mandera County. The ambulance was on the way to Elwak Referral Hospital when it came under attack by gunmen. Read more… Source: Star.co.ke  

  • Yemen: ‘At least 12 killed’ in large explosion at Aden airport as government officials land

    December 30, 2020

    At least 12 people have been killed after several large explosions and gunfire rocked Aden airport in Yemen as the country’s newly appointed government arrived by plane from Saudi Arabia. Sources within the government told The Independent there were more than 12 fatalities and several more injured, including vice ministers, in the attack which took place ...

  • India: CAF jawan injured in IED blast by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

    December 30, 2020

    A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan was on Wednesday injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Naxals, exploded while it was being defused by security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said. The incident occurred around 8.20 am in the forest near Pusnar village under Gangaloor police station area when separate joint teams ...

  • EOD Mobile Unit and Croatian Navy Conduct Humanitarian Mine Action Training

    December 29, 2020

    SPLIT, Croatia – Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Eight, subordinate command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 68, facilitated Department of Defense (DoD) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) EOD Level 2 training to the Croatian Navy’s underwater EOD team at Lora Naval Base in Split, Croatia, Dec. 1-21, 2020. The training was the second of ...

  • Somalia: Roadside bomb targets a vehicle in Mogadishu’s Karaan district.

    December 29, 2020

    A landmine blast in Mogadishu targeted a vehicle belonging to Muhiyadin Hassan Afrah, a former member of the Somali parliament. The blast took place in Karaan district, injuring the lawmaker’s bodyguards who were traveling in the car, and reports say that Muhiyadi was not in his car at the time of the blast. The bomber struck shortly ...

  • Three French soldiers killed in Mali IED blast

    December 29, 2020

    Three French soldiers died after their armoured vehicle hit an IED in the Hombori area of Mali’s central Mopti province. The soldiers were participating in a military operation as part of a larger mission aiming at fighting armed groups in Africa”s Sahel region, the French presidency said in a statement on Monday. France has more than 5,000 ...

  • Russia: Over 5,000 explosive devices defused in Caucasus in 2020

    December 29, 2020

    Over 5,000 explosive devices were defused in the North and South Caucasus in 2020, the press service of Russia’s South Military District said in a statement on Tuesday. “The South Military District’s mobile demining units found and deactivated more than 5,000 explosive devices in 2020. They processed over 230 requests filed by draft offices based in ...


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