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  • Cambodia: 4,000 UXOs found buried in pagoda in Battambang province

    March 25, 2021

    Police together with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) removed 4,000 anti-aircraft shells which were found buried inside a Buddhist pagoda in Battambang province on Tuesday. The discovery was made when a group of monks who stayed at Wat Kors Kralor pagoda in Kors Kralor district were digging at about 9am to build a toilet, when they ...

  • Afghanistan: Four Security Force Members Killed in Badghis Blast

    March 25, 2021

    Four security force members were killed and one more was wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Badghis province on Wednesday evening, the provincial governor Hasamuddin Shams said. The incident happened in Aab Kamari district of the province when a police vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb blast, Shams said. No group including the Talibah has ...

  • Texas: Man charged after Arlington police find bombmaking materials during search

    March 24, 2021

    A man has been charged after police in Arlington County, Virginia, say they found bombmaking materials and two pipe bombs during a search on North Stuart Street. Ryan Bosnick, 34, has been charged with two counts of possession of explosive materials or devices, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and threats of death or bodily injury to ...

  • Russia: Teenager plotting to kill classmates detained in Sochi

    March 24, 2021

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a student of a lyceum in Sochi, who plotted an attack on his classmates using an explosive device, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS on Wednesday. “Following a search effort, the FSB in the city of Sochi has detained a student of a lyceum, who had posted information ...

  • Pakistan: Explosion targeting police kills three in Balochistan

    March 24, 2021

    An improvised explosive device blast has killed at least three people and wounded 12 others in the southwestern Pakistani border town of Chaman, officials say. The blast took place on Tuesday evening and targeted a police vehicle that was on routine patrol in the Levies Lines area of the town, located about 100km (62 miles) northwest ...

  • Kenya: Three killed, several injured after bus runs over IED in Mandera County

    March 24, 2021

    Three people were killed and several others hurt as the bus in which they were riding rolled over an improvised explosive device in Koromey, Mandera County-Northern Kenya Confirming the incident, Regional Police Commander Rono Bunei said that those who sustained injuries were treated at the Mandera County Referral Hospital. Witness-related photos from the incident showed the badly ...

  • Memorandum signed to boost UXO risk education in Vietnam

    March 24, 2021

    The Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Vietnam on March 23 inked a memorandum of understanding on enhancing explosive ordnance risk education. At the signing ceremony in Hanoi, Major General Tran Trung Hoa, Commander of the Engineering Arms of the Vietnam People’s Army and VNMAC General Director, said apart from ...

  • Afghanistan: ‘Taliban’ Truck Bomb Damages Bridge in Kandahar

    March 24, 2021

    The “Taliban” detonated a car “full of explosives” on a bridge in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday afternoon, damaging parts of the bridge, said Kandahar police, who added that nobody was injured. The bridge attacked in the Sarkar-e-Baghl area in Arghandab, according to the Kandahar police. A source said that the bridge was “a ...

  • UK: Neo-Nazi who posed in Maga hat convicted of terror offences

    March 23, 2021

    A neo-Nazi who posed for a photo while wearing a Make America Great Again hat has been convicted of terror offences. Nicholas Brock, 53, was found guilty of three counts of possessing documents useful to a terrorist on Tuesday. He denied the charges and said he was a “military collector”, who had an interest in weapons and ...

  • AMCOM employee serves in dual intel role as Soldier, civilian

    March 23, 2021

    As a third generation service member, joining the military was never really a question for Staff Sgt. Jordan Summers — he knew he wanted to serve his country. However, after moving around the globe during his childhood, he chose the National Guard because it offered the best of both worlds — service and stability — allowing ...

  • India: Crude bomb blast kills 7-year-old in poll-bound Bengal

    March 23, 2021

    A seven-year-old boy was killed and another child injured in a crude bomb explosion in Burdwan city in West Bengal on Monday, triggering tension in the area ahead of the elections amid a political war of words over the law and order situation in the state. The Election Commission sought a report from the district administration ...

  • India: 5 Police Personnel Killed In IED Blast In Chhattisgarh

    March 23, 2021

    Five police personnel have been killed and 14 injured after Maoists targeted a bus carrying 27 DRG (District Reserve Guard) troops in Chhattisgarh’s Naryanpur district. The bus, which was travelling between Kadenar and Kanhargaon, was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device). Chhattisgarh DGP DM Awasthi told news agency PTI that the troops were returning after ...

  • Kenya: Al Shabaab militants kill one in Lamu IED attack

    March 23, 2021

    Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Tuesday morning ambushed a water bowser ferrying water to the construction site of the Kenya-Somalia security border wall killing one person. The bowser which had two occupants on board; a driver and his assistant, ran over an Improvised Explosive Device-IED believed to have been planted in its way by the militants ...

  • China: Explosion kills 5, injures 5 in Guangzhou

    March 22, 2021

    Five people were killed in an explosion at a building in Mingjing village, Panyu district, Guangzhou, in South China’s Guangdong province on Monday, including the person suspected of setting off the blast. Another five were also injured. The suspect, identified as a person surnamed Hu, aged 59 and a native of Panyu, carried a flammable and ...

  • UK: Live World War II bomb discovered in north Dorset

    March 22, 2021

    A live World War II bomb has been found in north Dorset. Officers from the Dorset Police Firearms and Operational Training Team were called to the area on Saturday night. They were told there was a possible unexploded device. They called a team from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who confirmed it was a live WW2 ...

  • Northern Ireland: Beer keg containing explosives found beside Camlough Lake ‘could have killed’

    March 22, 2021

    An improvised explosive device, housed in a beer keg, has been discovered at Camlough Lake. The device, similar to one found in Keady earlier this month, was placed close to the water’s edge. SDLP MLA Justin McNulty said the “bomb” was a viable device, a discovery he said was “very frightening news”. “This is mindlessly reckless and has ...

  • Hong Kong: World War 2 explosives unearthed near Twin Peaks trail above Stanley

    March 22, 2021

    Dozens of hikers trekking the Twins Peak near Stanley on Sunday were evacuated after wartime grenades were unearthed nearby. Just before 1 pm, police received reports that suspected explosives dating back to World War 2 had been found along the Wilson Trail running through Tai Tam Country Park. Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau arrived at ...

  • Afghanistan: Daesh Claims Responsibility for Several Recent Attacks

    March 22, 2021

    Daesh-run online media have reported many attacks in Afghanistan and said the group claims responsibility for killing “over 30 military men and civilians” in the country. One of the media outlets covered incidents from March 11 to March 17, in which time two explosions and two targeted gunmen attacks were reported. The Afghan government does not reject ...

  • India: Explosives destroyed under Army supervision near Chennai

    March 21, 2021

    Over seven tonnes of explosives seized 15 years ago were from steel melting plants in Gummidipoondi Sipcot is being destroyed under the supervision of experts from the Indian Army. “On Friday, some 10 explosives were destroyed on trial basis and on Saturday 600 were destroyed in controlled explosion,” said a senior police officer. It was monitored ...

  • Kansas: Pipe bomb found on Ottawa University campus leads to 3-hour lockdown

    March 20, 2021

    Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to find out how and why a pipe bomb was placed on Ottawa University’s campus. According to new information released by the Ottawa police department, the “suspicious device” that caused a three-hour campus lock down Friday afternoon was confirmed to be a pipe bomb and removed by ...

  • UNICEF voices concern over death, injury of children by landmine in Libya’s Tripoli

    March 20, 2021

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday expressed concern over the death and injury of children by a landmine in south of the Libyan capital Tripoli. “UNICEF is deeply concerned over the death and injury of children due to an explosive remnant of war (ERW) at the Ain Zara area yesterday evening, 18 March,” UNICEF ...

  • Nigeria: Police Defuse Abandoned Improvised Explosive Device In Kano

    March 19, 2021

    Residents of Aujirawa Alkali Village, Gezawa local government area of Kano, were thrown into confusion when they discovered an alleged motor vehicle planted with bomb explosive. This was just as the state Police command defused an Improvised Explosive Device abandoned by yet-to-be-identified persons at Aujirawa Alkali Village, Gezawa LGA, Kano. An investigation conducted revealed that the purported ...

  • Northern Ireland: Enniskillen security alert: CIRA claims responsibility

    March 19, 2021

    The Continuity IRA (CIRA) has claimed responsibility for an alleged attack on Enniskillen Police Station on Monday, and the planting of a suspicious device close to the station. In a message phoned in to The Impartial Reporter today (Friday) at around lunchtime, a person claiming to be from the dissident Republican group also said that the ...

  • California: Live pipe bomb found near Sacramento County elementary school, official says

    March 19, 2021

    A live pipe bomb was found outside a Sacramento County elementary school Friday morning and disassembled, authorities said. A similar device was found near the campus earlier this month. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet just after 7 a.m. that there was a “large police presence” in the 5700 block of Laurine Way, ...

  • Londonderry: Man, 52, charged in New IRA bomb investigation

    March 19, 2021

    Police investigating the New IRA’s bomb-making activities have charged a 52-year-old man on suspicion of a number of terrorism offences. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in Creggan, Londonderry, on Thursday. The charges include preparatory acts of terrorism, possession of explosives with intent and possession of articles likely to be of use to terrorists. Ch Supt Raymond ...

  • 79 People Killed in Afghanistan In A Week

    March 19, 2021

    Figures collected by TOLOnews show that 79 people were killed and 83 more were wounded in separate security incidents in the country over the last week, a slight increase compared with the data front a week prior to this. The findings show that 43 security force members, 25 civilians and 11 government employees were killed in ...

  • Preliminary Attendee List released ahead of Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2021 in April

    March 19, 2021

    SMi Group reports: The list of attending organisations have been released for the virtual Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference in less than four weeks’ time. The next annual conference on Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness, which is taking place virtually on the 12th and 13th April 2021, is the industry’s only event dedicated to enhancing ...


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