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  • Nigeria: Man Attempting To Bomb Living Faith Church In Kaduna Caught With IED

    February 2, 2020

    A major tragedy was averted on Sunday at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) in Kaduna as a middle-aged man was caught with what is suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device. The suspect made several attempts to detonate the IED but didn’t succeed before security operatives in the church apprehended him. Read ...

  • California: 100 pounds of explosives found at Bermuda Dunes home, DA says

    February 1, 2020

    Some 100 pounds of homemade explosives and military ordnance and 53 firearms were seized in a search of a home in Bermuda Dunes in the Coachella Valley, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said. Collin Daniel Hackett, 34, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 30, on suspicion of possession and transportation of narcotics for sale and being a ...

  • U.S. kills Al Qaeda’s chief in Yemen

    February 1, 2020

    The United States carried out an airstrike in January that killed a leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen after months of tracking him, according to current and former government officials. Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was killed in the January strike but officials had been waiting to confirm the information before making public statement, the New York Times reports. The ...

  • Jammu & Kashmir police to soon have remotely operated vehicles to detect IEDs

    February 1, 2020

    Jammu and Kashmir police will soon become the first police force in the country to use remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in all conditions, including under water. The tenders to procure ROVs have will be opened on February 15, sources said. Each ROV costs between Rs 5 to Rs 20 crore. The ...

  • Northern Ireland: Bag of 28 pipe bombs and bomb parts found in River Lagan

    January 31, 2020

    A bag containing 28 pipe bombs; an improvised under-car bomb; two grenades and other bomb-making equipment has been found in Belfast’s River Lagan. The holdall bag was discovered in the water near the city centre on Thursday, while the river was being dredged. Police were called to the scene shortly after 16:00 GMT and officers closed Queen ...

  • CMAA, UNDP review mine clearance work in Cambodia

    January 31, 2020

    Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have convened a Board meeting of the Clearing for Results (CFR) programme. The meeting was to review work results of the mine clearance project phase III (2016-2019), and to begin its next phase IV (2020-2025), starting with identification of 2020 budget and ...

  • German Police Find Explosives In Car; Dutch Man Arrested

    January 31, 2020

    Police in Hünxe, Germany said that explosives were found during the search of a car at a filling station there. The 25-year-old Dutch driver of the Volkswagen Golf, with license plates from the Netherlands, was detained. “The officers found explosive material that was presumably going to be used to blow up ATMs,” police said in a ...

  • Trump lifts restrictions on US landmine use

    January 31, 2020

    US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions on the deployment of anti-personnel landmines by American forces. The decision reverses a 2014 Obama administration ban on the use of such weapons, which applied everywhere in the world except for in the defence of South Korea. The Trump administration said Mr Obama’s policy could put US troops “at a ...

  • Army chemical detection system to reduce logistics burden for Soldiers

    January 30, 2020

    Deployed Soldiers face the risk of being exposed to chemical warfare agents that can be incapacitating or life threatening. If a Soldier is exposed to a chemical agent, identifying the chemical hazard quickly is critical. The Army currently uses the M256A2 chemical detector system to test for chemical agents in the field. It takes approximately ...

  • NISA Operated CCTV Cameras In Mogadishu Hit By Explosions

    January 30, 2020

    4 Newly installed NISA operated CCTV cameras Mogadishu  hit by explosions in Mogadishu on Thursday Radio Dalsan reports 3 of the cameras targeted locate near Dabka junction, KM4 and a 4th one close to Maka Al-Mukarama Hotel. The explosion was remote controlled according to a police source. National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)  installed CCTV cameras in ...

  • Bristol cash machine explosion damages shop fronts

    January 30, 2020

    A cash machine has been destroyed in an explosion, damaging windows and shop fronts. The ATM explosion happened at about 03:50 GMT on the A38 Gloucester Road in Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police said no passers-by or nearby residents were hurt. Gloucester Road is closed between Church Road and Ashley Down. Police said it would be shut through ...

  • Super Bowl security shows the easy-going 1960s are long gone

    January 29, 2020

    Ensuring the safety of fans and players at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami entails an extraordinary deployment of law enforcement assets, even by recent standards, in keeping with heightened global tensions and fears of home-grown violence. The show of force stands in stark contrast from the relatively easy-going atmosphere that prevailed in the late ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Personnel Unite with Law Enforcement for Blast Mitigation Patent

    January 29, 2020

    During the inaugural 2016 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Campfire Event a patent was born. A group of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) engineers and scientists met with bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; New York City Police Department; and the ...

  • Nigeria: Enugu Police Command neutralise bomb at Nsukka

    January 29, 2020

    Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed that officers from the command neutralised an object suspected to be an explosive device at Millipat Hotel Limited, Nsukka. The command fingered political power-play in the incident but said they are still conducting round-the-clock investigations to fish out the perpetrators and unravel the circumstances that led to the ...

  • Winter 2019/20 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 29, 2020

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aunav by everis ADS, Drugs & Explosives Search Association, DynITEC, Terrogence et al. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 2019-20 – contents pages  or subscribe here to receive eBook. We would like to thank all ...

  • One Arrested, Huge Cache Of Explosives Seized In Odisha, India

    January 29, 2020

    Berhampur: The Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch busted an illegal explosives godown at Rambha in Ganjam district and arrested one person, recently. A huge cache of explosives, including 196 quintals of Ammonium Nitrate, 3200 gelatine sticks and 10,406 detonators, were seized during the raid at Gopalpur village under Rambha police limits in Ganjam district ...

  • Burkina Faso rocked by new jihadist attack

    January 28, 2020

    Six soldiers were killed and several went missing Tuesday after a suspected jihadist attack in troubled Burkina Faso, following a weekend massacre which could have claimed up to 50 lives, security and local sources told AFP. A military patrol struck an improvised explosive device while on the road from Madjoari to Pama in the eastern Kompienga ...

  • Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point

    January 28, 2020

    An improvised explosive device was discovered in a rubbish bin at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point on Tuesday morning, just 12 hours after a Hong Kong public toilet was set ablaze by a suspected home-made bomb, making it the third such incident in the past 48 hours The palm-sized device at the border station, which police ...


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