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  • UK: Girl, 13, is injured as explosives detonate in street and police keep ‘open mind’ on whether blast is terror-related

    June 24, 2020

    A 13-year-old girl was injured after explosives detonated on a residential street – with police keeping an ‘open mind’ about whether the incident was terror related. Neighbours said they heard two blasts ring out just after midnight on the road in Tipton, West Midlands, leading to a huge emergency services response. The injured girl was taken to ...

  • 8 killed in explosion in NE Syria

    June 24, 2020

    A booby-trapped vehicle went off in a Turkey-controlled area in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah on Tuesday, killing eight people, a war monitor reported. The vehicle exploded in a marketplace in the city of Ras al-Ayn in the countryside of Hasakah, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UK-based watchdog group said in an earlier report ...

  • Philippines: Tip-off leads Army to NPA landmine depot in Agusan Sur

    June 24, 2020

    A tip-off from Agusan del Sur villagers led government troops to a depot of bomb-making materials and ammunition belonging to the communist New People’s Army (NPA), a military official said Wednesday. The troops recovered the bomb-making materials and ammunition in the hinterland village of Maasin, Esperanza town, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday morning, said 1Lt. Roel ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 Army Soldiers Killed in Badghis Car Bomb Explosion

    June 23, 2020

    At least three members of the Afghan National Army were killed in a car bomb attack by the Taliban in the western province of Badghis on Sunday evening, an army commander said on Monday. The incident happened in Bala Murghab district in Badghis when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated a humvee laden with explosives near an ...

  • UK: Cambridgeshire police share moment bomb squad explode grenade

    June 23, 2020

    Police have released footage of a grenade exploding after it was found on a construction site. The controlled explosion happened early on Tuesday, June 23. Cambridgeshire Constabulary were called to Hampton Water just after 9am when the grenade was found. Officers and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene before the controlled explosion was carried out. Police ...

  • Civilian Killed in Attack on Turkey Military Training Center in Somalia

    June 23, 2020

    One person was killed, and two others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Turkey-Somalia military training academy in Mogadishu on Tuesday, witnesses and officials say. The incident occurred outside a primary school supported by the academy, according to witnesses. The bomber, strapped with a suicide vest, tried to join a line of military cadets outside the military training ...

  • Pennsylvania: Police searching for person of interest in planting of explosive device in Lancaster City

    June 23, 2020

    A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Lancaster County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of a person of interest Lancaster City Police believe planted an improvised explosive device at City Hall. On Saturday, May 30, 2020, police say a Lancaster City maintenance employee located two improvised explosive devices in the ...

  • UK: Devon family use unexploded military shell as ‘doorstop’ for 30 years

    June 23, 2020

    A Devon family’s doorstop had to be detonated by a bomb squad after it turned out to be an antique military shell. Police were called to an address in Teignmouth after one of the family members raised concerns about the object, which had been used as a doorstop for more than 30 years. Officers attended but had ...

  • UK: St Paul’s bomb plotter encouraged attacks by others, court told

    June 22, 2020

    A Muslim convert and supporter of Islamic State who plotted to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a nearby hotel also encouraged others to launch similar attacks, a court has been told. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, from Hayes, west London, has admitted preparing terrorist acts and disseminating terrorist publications. At a sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey, Alison ...

  • Philippines: IED explodes as Maguindanao mayor’s vehicle drives past

    June 22, 2020

    Mayor Reynalbert Insular of South Upi town, Maguindanao survived a bomb attack Monday, his second in about two years. The roadside bomb went off while Insular and his escorts were passing by a dirt road behind the South Upi town hall in Barangay Romongaob in their black Mitsubishi Pajero. South Upi is the site of deadly land ...

  • IEDs Can Still Stop the U.S. Military in a War

    June 22, 2020

    They claimed thousands of lives, dismembered soldiers, derailed advancing attacks and destroyed combat vehicles under enemy fire all while U.S. soldiers searched for and attacked violent insurgents. They are IEDs, a persistent and lethal threat to U.S. forces which, perhaps surprisingly to some, continue to pose a serious risk as the U.S. pivots to great-power competition. During ...

  • 3 police killed in bomb explosion in W. Afghanistan

    June 21, 2020

    Three police officers were killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Sunday, local police said. “Three Afghan National Police (ANP) members were killed and three others wounded in an improvised bomb explosion along Herat-Islam Qala highway in Kohsan district Sunday morning,” the provincial police department said in a ...

  • New Zealand gives $3.8M to Cambodia for clearance of landmines

    June 21, 2020

    New Zealand has awarded Cambodia a NZ$5.9 million ($3.8 million) grant to assist mine-clearing operations for six years in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces. The grant coincided with Pailin authorities clearing 10 MD82B landmines in Pramay Kha commune in Pailin town on Saturday. Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions and secretary-general of the Cambodian Mine ...

  • UK: Man is charged with making a weapon and explosives after police raided house in Southampton

    June 21, 2020

    A man has been charged after he was caught by police making a weapon and explosives in his home. Officers found Pascal Knorr-Gulde, 47, making the devices during a raid of his home in Southampton, Hampshire. Neighbouring homes on Bond Road were evacuated following the discovery and the entire area was searched as a precaution Mr Knorr-Gulde was ...

  • Philippines: Basilan villagers alert Army to IEDs along roadside

    June 21, 2020

    Alert residents helped the military find and neutralize bombs that the Abu Sayyaf Group is believed to have left in Ungkaya Pukan town, Basilan. Brig. Gen. Fernando Reyeg, Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB) and 101st Infantry Brigade commander, said troops sent its explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team to deal with improvised explosive devices along the road ...

  • Guard unit that lost EOD troop in Afghanistan faced ‘funding constraints’ and ‘time-consuming request process’

    June 20, 2020

    An investigation into the 2018 death of an Army EOD tech in Helmand province, Afghanistan, found that his unit faced equipping and funding issues prior to deployment, but the company command team went to great lengths to resolve those problems before arriving downrange. The investigation also noted that U.S. troops out of Camp Dwyer in Garmsir district had patrolled in the ...

  • Several Syrian Army soldiers killed in bus bombing in eastern Daraa

    June 20, 2020

    Dozens of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were targeted by a roadside bomb in the eastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate on Saturday. According to a report from the governorate, a bus carrying 40 soldiers was targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was travelling along the Kahlil Al-Sahwa Road in eastern Daraa. The report ...

  • Prominent Afghan writer’s wife and daughter killed in Kabul explosion

    June 20, 2020

    An explosion in Kabul city killed a prominent Afghan writer’s wife and daughter while leaving several others others wounded including the writer himself, the security official said. Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters said the explosion in Paghman area of Kabul killed the wife and daughter of Asadullah Walwalji, one of the prominent writers of the country. The ...


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