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  • Somali police arrest suspect in Mogadishu car bombing

    June 15, 2020

    Zakia Hussein, deputy police commander confirmed that no one was injured in the attack. The VBIED went off near the security checkpoint at KM4 junction. “The driver of the VBIED has been apprehended and there were no casualties resulting from the blast,” Hussein said in a statement. She said another separate VBIED went off near Sayid Junction, ...

  • Civilians suffer casualties in an explosion in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan

    June 14, 2020

    An explosion inflicted casualties on ordinary civilians in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said the explosion took place at around 8:30 am local time close to Customs House of Nangarhar. Khogyani further added that a roadside bomb went off close to a civilian ...

  • Sri Lanka: STF Search Wing soars to success

    June 13, 2020

    Roday, we as a nation cherish peace. However, the price of freedom came after much sacrifice. One of the teams totally committed to safeguarding the citizens of Sri Lanka, was the men of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of the Police Special Task Force (STF). Since its inception three decades ago, the Search Wing has made ...

  • The Houthis have built their own drone industry in Yemen

    June 13, 2020

    Hind Al Soulia – Riyadh – Iranian proxy forces have created their own drone manufacturing industry, increasing threats to the Gulf region, defence experts and intelligence sources have warned. There are increased security concerns that Houthi rebels in Yemen are becoming increasingly capable in making unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can carry explosives long distances. Their new ...

  • Canadian clearance diving officer disarmed improvised explosive devices in small UK village

    June 13, 2020

    Lt(N) Kevin Okihiro knew he would have to disarm nearly a dozen incendiary improvised explosive devices when he arrived at the small Cornish village of Upton Cross in South West England. The moment seemed surreal and unfolded like his training, but it was not a drill. The landlord of a car mechanic garage had come upon firebombs ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces defuse IED found on Srinagar-Bandipora road

    June 13, 2020

    A bomb disposal squad defused an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) which was found at Bandipora-Srinagar Highway, in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The suspected IED was found by security forces in J&K’s Bandipora district on June 13. It consists of a small cylinder with timer near a bridge on River Erin in Bandipora. It was ...

  • Deadly blast in a Kabul mosque kills a prominent religious cleric

    June 12, 2020

    A deadly blast on a mosque in Kabul during the Friday prayers killed 4 including a prominent religious cleric, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said. According to the Ministry, the explosives were placed inside the mosque that killed Azizullah Mofleh, the Imam of Shir Shah Souri Mosque in Karte 4 area of Kabul and three others. This ...

  • Pakistan: One killed, 15 injured in Rawalpindi blast

    June 12, 2020

    A man was killed and 15 others were injured in an IED blast in Rawalpindi’s Saddar area, police said Friday. The Rawalpindi CCPO and other police officials along with the bomb disposal squad immediately reached the spot. The body and the wounded persons were shifted to DHQ and Cantonment General hospitals, according to the Rawalpindi deputy commissioner. Initial ...

  • UK: Surrey Police remains in Redhill following controlled explosion

    June 12, 2020

    A controlled explosion of “unidentified materials” was carried out in a residential area of Redhill following the arrest of a teenage boy. A large presence of emergency services was in Spencer Way from around 3.25pm on Thursday (June 11) and police remain at the scene on Friday (June 12). A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday (May ...

  • UK: Couple who found Second World War mustard gas canisters to be jailed for possessing a chemical weapon

    June 12, 2020

    A married couple who dumped Mustard Gas canisters from the Second World War in a lake have been sentenced for possessing a chemical weapon in what is thought to be the first such prosecution in the UK. Military enthusiast Martyn Tasker, 40, from Lincoln, was jailed for five years after 150 abandoned canisters were discovered at ...

  • Kentucky: LMPD – Two Explosions Set Off At Protests Near Waterfront Park Late Thursday

    June 12, 2020

    Two explosions occurred alongside protesters near Louisville’s Waterfront Park Thursday night. Louisville Metro Chief of Public Safety Amy Hess said that one of the explosions left a crater roughly one-and-a-half feet in length on Witherspoon Street. Another nearby explosion, the location of which was not specified, caused damage to a gate, an exit sign and the ...

  • Government agrees Swiss soldiers can support UN humanitarian demining

    June 12, 2020

    A group of four Swiss army officers is set to help a United Nations agency in Geneva with its humanitarian demining activities. The Federal Council (executive body) on Friday agreed that the Swiss soldiers can help set up an information system for UN peace missions developed at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (CIDHG). This mission ...

  • FLIR Systems will deliver new unmanned ground vehicles to United States military

    June 12, 2020

    The U.S. Army and Navy have ordered more than 160 of FLIR Systems’ Centaur UGVs, plus related spares and accessories. Totaling $23.5 million, the two contracts are being sourced through the Army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020. “With the Navy joining ...

  • Virtual Battlespace 3 Provides Training Opportunities During Coronavirus Restrictions

    June 12, 2020

    Vicenza, ITALY — Since the implementation of COVID-19 related restrictions in Italy, U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade have relied heavily on the Virtual Battlespace 3 program at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex on Caserma Ederle. Virtual Battlespace 3 is a fully interactive, three-dimensional training system providing a premium synthetic environment suitable for ...

  • New York Police: Man brought explosives into Long Island hospital

    June 11, 2020

    Police say a man dressed in tactical gear was found with three explosive device in his backpack at a Long Island hospital and has been arrested on weapons and drug charges. Police say 33-year-old Robert Roden had walked into the emergency room at Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday night, acting suspiciously. University police officers were ...

  • UK: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion in Glasgow home

    June 11, 2020

    A man has been arrested after suspicious items were discovered in a Glasgow property late last night. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Liddesdale Square in  Glasgow North where the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit safely removed the items before carrying out a controlled explosion. The area was cordoned off by Police Scotland as a precaution. Officers remain at the ...

  • Pakistan: CTD arrests Daesh operative in Gujranwala

    June 11, 2020

    Counter Terrorism Department conducted an intelligence based operation in Gujranwala on Wednesday and arrested a terrorist belonging to proscribed organisation Daesh from whom explosive material was also recovered. According to the details, the CTD Team Gujranwala got information from a credible source that  a terrorist belonging to banned organisation DAESH was present somewhere near Chowk Bijli ...

  • Two Pakistani Troops Killed In North Waziristan Bomb Attack

    June 11, 2020

    A roadside bomb targeting a vehicle carrying troops has exploded in northwestern Pakistan, killing two soldiers and wounding two others, the military says. The Pakistani army said in a statement on June 10 that the attack occurred near the town of Miran Shah, the main urban center in the North Waziristan tribal district that borders Afghanistan. No one immediately ...


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