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  • Countering IEDs by using GIS

    December 23, 2020

    In the military, soldiers face an abundance of threats when they are on deployment overseas. One of the scariest threats that they face on deployment is from improvised explosive devices, also known as IEDs. IEDs can be made in a variety of different ways and be made using items like an artillery shell or even items ...

  • Pakistan: BDU defuses 10kg IED in Bannu

    December 23, 2020

    The bomb disposal unit (BDU) defused a 10kg remote-controlled explosive device in Bannu district on Tuesday, while the unit has defused 467 explosive devices throughout the province in the year 2020, a senior official said. Head of the KP’s Bomb Disposal Unit AIG Shafqat Malik told The Nation that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) ...

  • Afghan National Army seized explosive materials in Laghman province, disrupted bridge demolition plot in Kabul

    December 23, 2020

    A car loaded with explosive materials was seized by ANA in Laghman province last night. The explosive materials were going to be used in making bombs and IEDs for Taliban’s terrorist activities. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1341733860787294208 On 22 December Afghan National Army prevented the demolition of a bridge by Taliban yesterday. A bomb which was placed by Taliban under a ...

  • Drones: The Next IED

    December 23, 2020

    The end of the year brings the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and look into the future. With the Global War on Terror potentially coming to an end, it is also a great opportunity to reflect on the challenges from that conflict. In particular, much of the Global War on Terror focused on ...

  • Tayside veteran clears 1,000 explosive devices in war-torn Iraq with Scottish charity

    December 22, 2020

    Montrose-born Frank Philip, 61 has spent the year dodging danger in the country, which has been ravaged by war since the US and UK-led invasion in 2003 to remove leader Saddam Hussein. Former soldier Philip – who now lives in Kinloch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire – returned to Iraq to lead the fight against deadly landmines ...

  • Afghanistan: Five People Killed in Kabul Blast

    December 22, 2020

    At least five people were killed and two others were wounded in a mine blast in Kabul city on Tuesday morning, Kabul police confirmed in a statement. The incident occurred around 7:33am local time in the Doghabad area of PD7 of Kabul city when a mine exploded that had been placed on a vehicle carrying doctors ...

  • India: IED found planted in Manipur

    December 22, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered by the security forces in Manipur. The IED was recovered in separate counter-insurgency operations on Monday. Two militants were arrested with arms in different parts of Manipur. The IED was recovered amidst the tight security deployment in the state, ahead of the visit of the Union Home Minister ...

  • Ireland: Army bomb squad dismantle improvised bomb in Dublin estate

    December 21, 2020

    The Army bomb squad had to dismantle an improvised bomb in a Dublin housing estate after it was discovered at a property late last night. Gardaí received reports of a suspect device left outside a house in the Pearse Gardens area in Sallynoggin, close to Dun Laoghaire, shortly after 9pm. The area was sealed off by Gardaí ...

  • International Operation Disrupts Supply of Firearms to Terrorists: INTERPOL & UNODC Target Firearms Trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel

    December 21, 2020

    Lyon (France) & Vienna (Austria), 21 December 2020 — A seven-day operation saw law enforcement officers intercept illicit firearms, ammunition and explosives, and disrupt the trafficking networks used to supply terrorists across West Africa and the Sahel. Under Operation KAFO II (30 November – 6 December), coordinated jointly by INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on ...

  • Free 2021 Detection Dog Calendar Offered by TSA

    December 21, 2020

    Each year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues an annual calendar to honor its explosives detection canines from across the country. For the first time ever, TSA is making the 2021 TSA Canine Calendar available to the public.   Read more… Source: TSA  

  • U.S. charges Libyan in 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270

    December 21, 2020

    The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a third alleged conspirator in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, mostly Americans. The suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, a former senior Libyan intelligence official, was charged with two criminal counts related to the bombing. He ...

  • Afghanistan: Death Toll of Kabul’s Attack on MP Rises to 10

    December 21, 2020

    First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday said that at least 10 people were killed and 52 others were wounded in Sunday’s car bomb attack on the convoy of an Afghan MP in Kabul. “Only six of the wounded remained at the hospital and most of them have been discharged,” Saleh said. On Sunday, a car bomb ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called after 19 hand grenades pulled from Lee Marston Lakes

    December 21, 2020

    Bomb disposal experts were called as the area around a lake was evacuated when a Coventry man found 19 grenades while out fishing at the weekend. Che Williams had originally gone out fishing on Saturday (December 19), but after catching none switched to magnet fishing at Lee Marston Lakes on Coton Road in Sutton Coldfield. He also ...

  • Car Bomb Kills 9 in Afghan Capital

    December 20, 2020

    Officials in Afghanistan say a car bomb went off in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring 20 others. A member of the national parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak, was apparently the target of the bombing in the Afghan capital, but he survived the attack. Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi told reporters after visiting the scene ...

  • UK: Bomb disposal squads sent to Westcliff after eight ordnance found

    December 19, 2020

    Eight items of unexploded ordnance were recovered from the beaches of Westcliff this weekend. Southend Coastguard were tasked on Friday to suspected ordnance which was spotted by one of the regular bait diggers. Two teams approached the objects which were spread across multi locations in Westcliff. Pictures taken at the scene were reviewed by an army team at ...

  • Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Galkayo Just Before Scheduled Address by PM

    December 18, 2020

    At least 10 people were killed Friday and more than 10 others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a stadium in Galkayo town in the Mudug region of central Somalia, ahead of a planned address by Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, authorities and witnesses said. The bomber targeted government officials and members ...

  • Russian officer dies during demining works in Nagorno-Karabakh

    December 18, 2020

    A Russian officer died during demining works near Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday. “During demining works at a road section near the settlement of Shusha on December 17, an explosive device went off. As a result of the blast, an officer of the International Mine Action Center received a deadly wound,” ...

  • Egypt: Three security forces killed in Sinai bombing

    December 18, 2020

    Two roadside bombs exploded in restive northern Sinai Peninsula killing three members of Egypt’s security forces and wounding 10 others, officials said Friday. The bombs went off near separate checkpoints in the town of Sheikh Zuweid late Thursday, said two security officials and a medical official, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized ...


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