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  • ANAMA and UNDP join forces to support mine action in Azerbaijan

    March 18, 2021

    With USD 1 million from UNDP crisis response and UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund, UNDP will provide support to ANAMA to train, equip and deploy emergency response teams to clear mines and unexploded ordnances which pose grave risks to local communities living in the conflict affected areas. Mr. Suleymanov expressed his hope for future cooperation, emphasising ...

  • Calls for ‘quiet’ disposal of underwater bombs to protect sea life

    March 18, 2021

    Estimates suggest there are around 100,000 tonnes of explosives in the seas surrounding the UK, many of the devices left over from the Second World War. Though the explosives have lain untouched for many decades, they are increasingly posing problems for developers scoping sites for new offshore energy projects. The most common method of disposal is to ...

  • Afghanistan: 4 Civilians Killed as Blast Targets Govt Employees Bus in Kabul; Blast in Nangarhar injured a national security official

    March 18, 2021

    Four civilians were killed and 14 more were wounded after a bus carrying government employees was targeted by a blast in Kabul on Thursday morning, police said. The incident happened at around 7:20 am local time in Sar-e-Kotal area in Kabul’s district 17, police said. Sources said the bus carried employees of the Ministry of Communication and ...

  • India: Crude bombs recovered in Murshidabad, Bengal

    March 18, 2021

    A bucket of crude bombs has been recovered in Murshidabad. This right ahead of the polls in West Bengal. The Raghunathganj Police reached the spot to try and defuse the crude bombs. Investigation is currently underway. This comes just a day after a dozen bombs hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s office. BJP MP Arjun Singh ...

  • UK: Bomb detonated in Quainton after being found in Aylesbury

    March 17, 2021

    A bomb was safely detonated in the Aylesbury area after being located within the town. On the morning of Wednesday, March 17, Thames Valley Police officers in PC Andrews and PC Trotman, along with the help of the bomb disposal team, carried out the explosion. The device was an 81mm mortar, with the bomb being detonated in ...

  • FSB foils terror attack in Russia’s Adygea republic

    March 17, 2021

    Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained a member of the Islamic State terror group outlawed in Russia, who was plotting a terror attack in places where people gather in large groups in Adygea, the North Caucasus, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS on Wednesday. During the search of the suspect’s house officers found components for ...

  • Afghansitan: ANA destroyed 36 IEDs placed by Taliban on public roads in Helmand province

    March 17, 2021

    36 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads in Gireshk district of Helmand province, were discovered and defused by ANA. Lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1372059601475092483 600 soldiers graduated from 207 corps military training center yesterday. They have received advanced military training under tough condition. They pledged to defend Afghanistan ...

  • UK: Meet the latest litter of police puppies for Surrey and Sussex

    March 16, 2021

    They’re the canines on the front line who assist police at railway stations, airports, drugs busts or large crowd events. But they all have to start somewhere and, for many four-legged officers, that place is a very special school in the south. The Police Dog Section based out of Surrey Police HQ in Guildford covers Surrey, ...

  • Man apprehended in Crimea over espionage charges and production of explosive devices

    March 16, 2021

    A man, apprehended in Crimea by the Federal Security Service (FSB) and charged with production of explosive devices, has citizenship of Russia and Ukraine, Simferopol city court press service told TASS Tuesday. Earlier, FSB press service disclosed that the man was gathering information for Ukrainian intelligence agencies. An explosive device was discovered in his car. According ...

  • Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills ranger, wounds 11 in Karachi

    March 16, 2021

    A roadside bomb went off near a vehicle carrying paramilitary rangers in southern Pakistan on Monday, killing a ranger and wounding 11 others, mostly pedestrians, authorities said. The attack happened in the Orangi neighborhood of the port city of Karachi Eight civilians and three of the rangers were wounded, according to police and the country’s Edhi ...

  • North Carolina: Man arrested in Brevard explosives case

    March 16, 2021

    Police have made an arrest after finding more than a dozen explosives scattered around the city of Brevard on Sunday. Terry Lee Barham, 64, of Brevard, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Transylvania County Jail, where he was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, transportation of a weapon of ...

  • Libya: JMC & GNU meet in Sirte to discuss mine clearance and opening the main coastal road

    March 16, 2021

    Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) held a meeting in Sirte to discuss ongoing efforts to clear mines and war remnants from the coastal road linking the city to Misrata to officially reopen the road for travel and safe use by citizens. “The meeting discussed progress in removing mines along the coastal road,” Mohamed Turjuman, director ...

  • South Korea commits US$10mil to Cambodia for mine clearance

    March 16, 2021

    South Korea on Tuesday committed US$10 million to increase Cambodia’s mine clearance and victim assistance efforts from 2021 to 2025, according to a joint press statement. The project is implemented by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) with strategic and technical advisory support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the statement said. “Landmine ...

  • Afghanistan: 15 Civilians Wounded in Kabul Blast

    March 15, 2021

    At least 15 civilians were wounded in an explosion that targeted a bus in Kabul city on Monday afternoon, Kabul police said in a statement. The blast occurred around 3:50 pm local time in the Dahan-e-Bagh area after a bus struck a mine, the statement said. “The victims have been transferred to the hospital,” it said. Sources said ...

  • New Hampshire: Salem Police Provide Update on Charges Following Pipe Bomb Incident Investigation

    March 15, 2021

    Chief Joel Dolan and the Salem Police Department wish to provide an update following an incident on Friday involving alleged pipe bombs. During a motor vehicle stop on Pelham Road at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Friday, police came upon what were believed upon initial investigation to have been pipe bombs. Upon further investigation, police found there ...

  • FBI Releases Report on Nashville Bombing

    March 15, 2021

    NASHVILLE, TN—The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have concluded a significant portion of the investigation into the explosion that occurred on December 25, 2020, at approximately 6:30 ...

  • Afghanistan: Sunday’s blasts ‘death toll’ rises to 5

    March 15, 2021

    The death toll due to Targeted explosions in the west of Kabul has risen to Five people and further 16 others are wounded. According to Kabul police, two powerful explosions took place on a Tunisian passenger car in the Sarkariz area of ​​the third district and the Pol-e Sokhteh area of ​​the sixth district of Kabul ...

  • Philippines: Army, NPA clash in Apayao; guns, explosive seized

    March 15, 2021

    Several high-powered firearms and an explosive were recovered when elements of the Philippine Army (PA) figured in two separate armed encounters with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Flora, Apayao over the weekend, the military bared Monday, March 15. Lt. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr., commander of Northern Luzon Command (NoLCom), said that the first ...

  • UK: Bomb squad detonates hand grenade found in North Wales garden

    March 14, 2021

    This is the dramatic moment the bomb squad detonated a hand grenade discovered in a garden in Llanddulas. Emergency services were called out this weekend after the explosive was found at a property in the Conwy village on Saturday evening. Members of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion of the device at ...

  • Nepal: Eight hurt in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at revenue office in Lahan

    March 14, 2021

    Eight people were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off all of a sudden at Revenue Office in Lahan of Siraha district. Among the injured, condition of two is said to be critical. Office employee Shiva Kumar Yadav, 38, and paralegal person Bhola Pachemagar,78, are among those hit by IED shrapnel in the explosion ...

  • The Hurt Locker: Major Vasant Laxman Jadhav is yet to be recognised for his bravery

    March 14, 2021

    Ex-Major Vasant Laxman Jadhav defused a 12-kilo RDX device hidden in a scooter at the Dadar rly station on March 14, 1993 but is yet to be recognised for his bravery. Major Vasant Laxman Jadhav (retired), who saved hundreds of lives by defusing a powerful 12-kg RDX-linked bomb in Dadar during the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts and helped defuse ...

  • Somalia: One person killed and several others wounded including a senior military official in Mogadishu explosion

    March 14, 2021

    At least one person was killed and several others wounded including a senior military official in a roadside bomb attack on Saturday night. Colonel Omar Abdirahman Somali National Army official was wounded in the attack and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment according to witnesses. The attack took place in the Mogadishu Hamar Jajab district ...

  • India: Naxal killed in blast while planting IED in Chhattisgarh

    March 14, 2021

    A Naxal was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) that he was planting on a road to target security forces exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, a senior police official said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday on the route of Bechapal-Hurepal villages under Mirtur police station area when rebels from the west Bastar ...

  • Libya: Three tons of war remnants detonated near Buerat Al-Hassoun area

    March 14, 2021

    The spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room, Abdelhadi Drah, said military engineering teams had combed through the area from eastern Abu Grein onward to scour for explosive remnants of war (ERW) left by Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Drah said the teams had detonated three tons of ERW found in the area so the amount of detonated ERW ...

  • India: Hardcore Maoist Jairam Besra arrested with 40 kg IED

    March 13, 2021

    Giridih police arrested hardcore Maoist Jairam Besra with a 40 kg IED during a search operation between Rajaram Bhitta and Jaridih area within limits of Dumri police station area on Friday. According to the information, the police got this success on the basis of secret information received by Additional Superintendent of Police Gulshan Tirkey. On receipt of ...

  • Wright-Patterson AFB to celebrate National K9 Veterans Day

    March 12, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day, designated to observe the service and sacrifices of American military working dogs throughout history. Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, plans to honor the commemoration by visiting the 88th Security Forces Squadron to hand out treats for the K9s ...

  • 2016 Belgium suicide bomb attack: Islamist brothers ‘shot dead a man to see what killing was like’ before carrying out the attacks

    March 12, 2021

    Two Islamist brothers who carried out the devastating Belgium suicide bomb attacks confessed to shooting dead a 76-year-old man at random to see what killing was like, their co-conspirators claim. Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui allegedly killed Paul-André Vanderperren, 76, at random in 2014 – two years before carrying out two separate bomb attacks in Brussels killing 31. Three devastating ...


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