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  • Tunisia explosion: Suspected suicide bomber blows themselves up outside US embassy

    March 6, 2020

    A suspected suicide bomber has blown himself up near the US embassy in Tunisia, according to reports. The blast is believed to have occurred 150 metres away from the walls of the embassy in the capital Tunis. Pictures from the scene show the wreckage of a vehicle with debris scattered across a road block. It is not yet ...

  • RAF scramble to save SAS soldier wounded in IED explosion in Syria

    March 5, 2020

    Two RAF Chinook helicopters packed with special forces troops and medics swooped in to save a wounded SAS soldier in Syria. The casualty was airlifted from deep inside the warzone to a medical facility in Erbil in neighbouring Iraq, where he is thought to be in a stable condition. The crack troop is understood to have been injured ...

  • BP Angola commits $6.1 million of funding for landmine clearing charity HALO Trust

    March 4, 2020

    BP Angola today announced it has increased its financial grant to $6.1 million over four years to support the work in Angola of British landmine clearance charity the HALO Trust. An additional $4.9million of funding has been agreed to bolster the $1.2million grant announced in May 2019 as the pair widen their ambitions for the region. The ...

  • Yemen: The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Thwarted a Terrorist Attack Targeting an Oil Tanker in the Arabian Sea

    March 4, 2020

    Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki “An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtun port was thwarted and foiled. The failed terrorist attempt was carried out at (1439) on Tuesday 03 March ...

  • Laos clearing more landmines, bombs

    March 3, 2020

    Laos has set a target of clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) on an area stretching 10,000ha this year. This was revealed by the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) following its annual meeting to outline its work plan this year, according to The Laotian Times. Labour and Social Welfare Minister Khampheng Saysompheng and the NRA board chairman Chomyaeng ...

  • Dhaka: ‘New Neo JMB cell behind remote bomb’

    March 3, 2020

    The Improvised Explosives Device that went off at a traffic police box in Chattogram’s Sholoshahar on Friday was detonated by remote control. A separate cell of the IS-inspired militant outfit Neo JMB carried out the attack. The IED was powerful enough to kill people, officers said. “The IED made by the outfit was equipped with a remote ...

  • RaIDer-X: DRDO unveils new explosive detection device

    March 2, 2020

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IISC Bangalore recently unveiled a new explosive detection device. A new explosive detection device – RaIDer-X was recently showcased during the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) on March 01, 2020. According to the reports, RaIDer-X can detect an explosive from a specific stand-off distance. It can also expand ...

  • 3 killed, 11 injured in E. Afghan bomb attack

    March 2, 2020

    Three civilians were killed and 11 others wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost on Monday, local police said. “An improvised explosive device attached to a motorcycle was detonated in Nadir Shah Kot District roughly at 5:15 p.m. local time. The motorcycle was parked outside a playground where local villagers were playing ...

  • UK military gears up for deployment in Mali

    March 2, 2020

    Britain is significantly stepping up its military support in West Africa to help combat the world’s fastest growing Islamist-led insurgency. Over the past month, British troops have been helping train local forces to fight extremism in the Sahel. The region, a semi-arid stretch of land just south of the Sahara Desert, has been a frontline in the ...

  • US, Afghan Taliban Sign Peace Deal

    February 29, 2020

    After nearly 19 years of fighting, representatives of the United States and Afghan Taliban signed a peace deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among those witnessing the signing of the agreement, which is intended to lead to talks between the Taliban and Afghan government officials on ending their conflict, and ...

  • QinetiQ to Sponsor Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020 in London

    February 28, 2020

    SMi Reports: QinetiQ will be sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference in London, this April. The 3rd Annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Conference, taking place on the 1st-2nd April 2020 in London, will give delegates an excellent opportunity to meet and network with leading OEMs and international militaries ...

  • General Dynamics Land Systems, Saab Barracuda & Thales UK to present at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020

    February 28, 2020

    SMi Reports: Key OEMs and systems integrators will be presenting exclusive briefings on their latest developments at the conference in London, this April This year’s Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference, taking place on the 1st-2nd April 2020 in London, will provide a perfect platform to network, exchange novel solutions and consolidate current strategy. The two-day ...

  • Esper and Stoltenberg to visit Afghanistan for a joint declaration announcement

    February 27, 2020

    The U.S Secretary of Defence and NATO Secretary-General will be visiting Afghanistan as the U.S and Taliban are to sign the peace deal on Saturday, an official said. Seddiq Seddiqi, a spokesperson to President Palace said the U.S Secretary of Defenses, Mike Esper and the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet President Ghani tomorrow to announce ...

  • Army seizes IEDs, bomb-making materials in Maguindanao, Philippines

    February 27, 2020

    Government forces on Thursday discovered a hideout of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao and seized explosives and bomb-making components in the area. Acting on a tip from civilians that confirmed Army intelligence information about the presence of BIFF bomb makers in the marshland of Maguindanao, the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion (57IB) ...

  • Afghanistan: 8 Security Incidents Reported on Sixth Day of Reduction in Violence Plan (RIV)

    February 27, 2020

    Along with a security incident in Balkh that claimed an Afghan policeman’s life, on the sixth day of the reduction in violence plan (RIV) there was also twin blasts in Kabul, three reported incidents in Herat, and the Taliban claimed two IED attacks on government forces vehicles in Kandahar. The incident in Balkh occurred when a ...

  • One killed and six injured in Kabul IED explosion

    February 27, 2020

    According to reports, an explosion occurred in the 6th district of Kabul city on Thursday evening. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson to the Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed the incident and said the explosion occurred at the Sar-e-Kariz area of district 6 in Kabul at 06:20 evening time on Thursday. It was an IED blast attached to a ...

  • Why job of clearing Cambodia’s landmines is giving locals the chance to improve their lives

    February 27, 2020

    Six years ago, Soy Kossal stepped on a landmine as he walked along a well-trodden path to his fields in Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. The force blew off his right leg, leaving the 28-year-old part-time carpenter a cripple, with no immediate hope of being able to support his wife and family. His tale is all ...

  • NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2020, 23-24 September 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia

    February 26, 2020

    Press release by EOD COE The leading theme of the 2020 year’s event is “Technological innovations influencing future EOD and related capabilities” as a challenge for NATO and Partners Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) coming from various EOD and related domains, academia, industry and other organizations involved in the fight against terrorism. Bringing together all these vital ...


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