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  • Kenya: Landmine explodes, kills 12-year-old boy in Laikipia

    January 1, 2020

    A 12-year-old boy died on Tuesday evening in a landmine explosion in Soit Oudo area of Laikipia County. The minor, identified as Ldisiwa Lekesier, was herding his family’s livestock in Morpusi Group Ranch when he stepped on the device. The ranch is usually used by the military for routine training. Speaking at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary ...

  • UNICEF: 2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict

    December 30, 2019

    Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, the United Nations has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children in conflict – the equivalent of more than 45 violations every day for the last 10 years. The number of countries experiencing ...

  • Taliban slams ‘baseless reports’ of ceasefire plans

    December 30, 2019

    The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war. In a statement released on Twitter, the Taliban’s official spokesman said the group has “no intention of declaring a ceasefire”. Blasting multiple US media reports suggesting ...

  • Roadside blast injures Kenyan official in border region

    December 30, 2019

    A Kenyan local government official was injured on Sunday after a vehicle in which they were traveling in hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mandera County near the border with Somalia. Jeremiah Kossoim, Mandera county police commander said the Sunday morning explosion targeted the vehicle which was carrying a local government official from the Mandera ...

  • Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

    December 29, 2019

    The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn’t say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been demanded by Washington before any peace agreement could be signed. A peace ...

  • Major terror strike averted with timely detection of IED in J&K

    December 29, 2019

    The alert soldiers averted a terror strike on an operational army track in the Kerni sector of the Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday. “The army averted a terror attack at 4 p.m. by diffusing an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the operational track,” Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told IANS. Had there been any ...

  • Terror arrest: Man, 21, to be held for a week as property is searched in east London

    December 29, 2019

    A 21-year-old man is being held in custody for a week after being arrested by counter-terror police. The man, who has not been named by police, was detained on Saturday from a property in east London. He is suspected of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism. While the suspect is in custody, Metropolitan Police ...

  • Zimbabwean de-mining expertise ends deadly Falklands landmine legacy

    December 29, 2019

    Thirty-seven years ago, soldiers from Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, planting thousands of the weapons. British troops may have liberated the islanders, but a few dozen Zimbabweans keep them safe now. For the past decade, the Zimbabwean contractors have cleared landmines that Argentina’s army laid – and next year the clearance work will finally end. More than 1,000 ...

  • Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes

    December 28, 2019

    Homes have been evacuated and an Army explosive team has been called in following the arrest of a man over suspected weapons offences in Bristol. Weapons were found at a property on Shetland Road, Westbury-on-Trym, and a 50m (164ft) cordon was put in place. Police called in an explosives ordnance disposal team (EOD) to search the area. Read ...

  • Somalia car bombing: ‘Heinous act of terror’ leaves at least 79 dead

    December 28, 2019

    A car bomb outside a tax collection centre in Somalia has killed at least 79 people, according to officials. The blast struck a checkpoint during the morning rush hour at the start of the working week in the capital Mogadishu, in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in recent memory. Images taken at the scene showed ...

  • More than a dozen IEDs found in North Cotabato

    December 28, 2019

    Soldiers recovered Friday home-made explosives packed with bent nails and metal fragments with jagged edges in a hideout of the Dawlah Islamiya near the Liguasan Delta. The improvised explosive devices were found in an abandoned house in Barangay Manaulanan in Pikit town in North Cotabato, where there is clandestine presence of Dawlah Islamiya forces. Combined personnel of ...

  • Kenya: Two officers killed in IED attack

    December 28, 2019

    Two police officers from the Special Forces were killed while seven others sustained injuries after their vehicle hit an Improved Explosive Device in Wajir East Sub-County at around 4pm on Friday. A statement by the police said the attack happened during their regular patrol. “Today at around 1600hrs special forces officers attached to Kotulo Patrol base while ...

  • Philippines Rocked By Multiple Christmas Week Terrorist Attacks

    December 26, 2019

    A Catholic cathedral and nearby radio station in the region of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, Philippines were shaken by a grenade blast on Sunday that caused injury to at least 14 people. This was immediately followed by two more explosions: One by an IED in the town of Libungan, Cotabato province where six ...

  • A car explosion in northern Balkh province kills 6 Afghan soldiers

    December 26, 2019

    A car bomb explosion claimed the life of 6 Afghan soldiers in northern Balkh province on Thursday, Ministry of Defense said in a statement. According to a press statement published by the Ministry of Defense Affairs, a motor bomb exploded near a military base at 04:30 on Thursday morning, which has killed 6 Afghan soldiers and ...

  • US Takes Back 10 ‘Antiterrorism Assistance’ Dogs From Morocco

    December 24, 2019

    The US Department of State has taken back 10 “antiterrorism assistance” dogs from Morocco, announced the US Office of the Inspector General (OIG). “In August 2019, 10 canines were repossessed from Morocco because the dogs were not being used for their intended purpose,” says a report declassified this month. Morocco has received a number of dogs ...

  • American service member killed in Afghanistan, U.S. military says

    December 23, 2019

    An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the U.S. soldier. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command identified the soldier as Sergeant 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, a U.S. Special Forces ...

  • More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

    December 22, 2019

    Explosions have rocked two towns and a city in the southern Philippines, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers, a military official said. A hand grenade was thrown into a military truck patrolling Cotabato City in the southern island of Mindanao, with eight soldiers and four civilians sustaining injuries from the bomb’s shrapnel. It was quickly followed ...

  • ISIS suicide bomber kills 4 Iraqi policemen north of Tikrit

    December 22, 2019

    Four Iraqi policemen were killed in an attack on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest in the town of Baiji, northwest of Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province.  According to the Iraqi military communications center known as the Security Media Cell, a number of Islamic State militants launched an attack on ...


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