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  • Afghanistan: Head of Lashkar-e-Islam and 3 Other Militants Reportedly Killed in Roadside Bomb Explosion in Nangarhar

    January 29, 2021

    Head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam was killed along with three others, claim Afghanistan officials Mangal Bagh, the head of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, has been killed in an explosion in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, a government official claimed on Thursday. “Mangal Bagh, also known as Mangal Bagh Afridi, the leader of Lashkar-e-Islam, a militant organization operating ...

  • Mission Success: DTRA Technical Integrators Return Home from Operation Resolute Support

    January 28, 2021

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – After providing Allied and Afghan forces with a cloak of protection from adversarial asymmetric weapons since May 2017, technical integrators (TI) from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) closed up shop and returned to the National Capitol Region until their next mission. Meanwhile, the men and women still serving at the New ...

  • Somalia: One Security Officer Killed, Three Injured In Mandera IED Explosion

    January 28, 2021

    At least one security officer was killed and three others injured when their vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device along the Omarjillo-Arabia Road in Mandera County. The explosive had been set on the road to target the security personnel who were passing there. Security personnel who arrived there soon after the Wednesday afternoon explosion said ...

  • New Hampshire: ‘Annoyed’ man blew up car to get revenge on loud neighbor

    January 28, 2021

    A New Hampshire man who was “annoyed” with his loud neighbor rigged a homemade explosive device and blew up their car to get revenge on them for allegedly making “excessive noise,” prosecutors said. Alexander Arsenault, 35, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm in connection with ...

  • Winter 2020/21 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 28, 2021

    We are pleased to inform you that Winter 2020/21 edition of the Counter-IED Report is now available to read online and in print. Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from C-IED Centre of Excellence, Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC), Med-Eng, DynITEC, 3DX-Ray Ltd., Small Wars Journal-El Centro, CBRNe Secure India, Terrogence et al. To view contents please visit this ...

  • Kenya: One security officer killed, three injured in Mandera IED explosion

    January 28, 2021

    At least one security officer was killed and three others injured when their vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device along the Omarjillo-Arabia Road in Mandera County. The explosive had been set on the road to target the security personnel who were passing there. Security personnel who arrived there soon after the Wednesday afternoon explosion said ...

  • New Zealand: Three years in prison for fake bomb maker

    January 28, 2021

    An airport security officer who planted a fake bomb was “cruel” in executing his plan two days after the Christchurch mosque attacks, a judge said. Preetam Prakash Maid (32) appeared in the Dunedin District Court for sentence yesterday and was jailed for three years after a jury in November found him guilty of a charge laid ...

  • UK: Bomb disposal unit called over suspicious package at Wrexham plant linked to vaccine

    January 27, 2021

    A bomb disposal unit is dealing with an incident after a suspicious package was reported at a plant where the AstraZeneca vaccine is put into vials. In a statement, the company which operates the site, Wockhardt UK, said it had partially evacuated the site as it investigated the package. The company, which is a supply partner for ...

  • Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

    January 27, 2021

    Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) Prak Soth said on Monday at the opening ceremony for the ...

  • Philippines: 1 dead, 2 hurt in IED blast in Cotabato

    January 27, 2021

    One person was killed and two others were hurt when an improvised explosive device went off at a waiting shed in Tulunan town, Cotabato province at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Major Jun Napat, Tulunan town police, said the blast occurred at a waiting shed as a Yellow Bus unit arrived and was about to ...

  • California: Napa Man Charged With Possession Of Five Pipe Bombs

    January 27, 2021

    SAN FRANCISCO – Ian Benjamin Rogers was charged yesterday in a federal criminal complaint with possessing five pipe bombs that were unregistered destructive devices, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair. “We allege that Ian Benjamin Rogers possessed homemade pipe bombs and the materials ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 killed, 13 wounded in bomb explosions in Afghanistan

    January 27, 2021

    Three people have been killed and 13 others wounded in two separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan, the latest in a string of bomb attacks in the militancy-hit country, authorities said Wednesday. In the capital city Kabul, two police officers were slightly wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) struck a police pickup truck in Police District ...

  • Somalia: Civilian Killed In Roadside Bomb On Afgoye-Mogadishu Road Construction Site

    January 27, 2021

    A landmine explosion has hit a vehicle transporting Turkish company workers near ex-control Afgoye in Mogadishu on Wednesday. According to witnesses, one pedestrian was killed and another one injured rushed to the hospital for treatment. Al-Shabaab often targets Turkish workers and engineers building a tarmac road between Mogadishu and Afgoye, and construction is nearing completion near Afgoye. Authorities ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Four Army jawans injured in IED blast in Shamsipora area

    January 27, 2021

    Four Army jawans were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast that was planted near a school in Shamsipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. A senior police official told AIR News that four personnel of Army’s Road Opening Party (ROP) of 24 RR were injured in the blast. All the injured have been ...

  • Cambodia: Another one tonne UXO cleared from sunken warship in the Mekong River

    January 27, 2021

    Over one tonne of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and remnants of war were cleared from a sunken warship in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province on Sunday, increasing the total amount recovered to more than six tonnes since its discovery on November 5, 2020. Commander of the UXO Clearance Unit of the National Centre for Peacekeeping ...

  • Nyati barracks opened as Kenya, UK strengthen ties

    January 26, 2021

    The new Nyati Barracks has been officially opened at the British Army Training Unit Kenya in Nanyuki. This was part of a two-day visit to Kenya by the UK’s Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP. Opening the barracks alongside Defence CS Monica Juma, Wallace took a tour of the refurbished facility, speaking to Kenyan and ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul’s PD5 Hits Vehicle, Kills 1

    January 26, 2021

    At least one person was killed in a blast that hit a vehicle in Kabul city on Tuesday morning, Kabul police confirmed in a statement. The blast took place about 11:15 am local time in PD5 of Kabul city, Kabul police said, who added that an investigation into the incident is ongoing. Previously, eyewitnesses said that a ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion kills motorcycle driver in Maguindanao

    January 26, 2021

    A passing motorcycle driver was killed while his backrider was rushed to a nearby hospital after a powerful explosion hit them while traversing the national road going to downtown South Upi, Maguindanao 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. Around 10:30 a.m., another improvised explosive device was found in the market area by vigilant market goers who immediately reported to ...

  • Afghanistan: GCPSU and ANP discovered and defused dozens of IEDs in Nimruz and Zabul provinces, arrests a bombmaker in Laghman province

    January 26, 2021

    GCPSU discovered & defused 12 IEDs after several hours of efforts & point to point search operations in Khash Rod district of Nimruz province. Meanwhile, ANP detected two IEDs planted by terrorists in Shahr Safa district of Zabul province. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1353978465830187008 On 21 January 2021, two Taliban terrorists expert of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making were killed & ...

  • Northern Ireland: Suspicious object in Lurgan, County Armagh an ‘elaborate hoax’

    January 25, 2021

    A suspicious object that led to a security alert in Lurgan, County Armagh, was an “elaborate hoax,” the police have said. Several residents had to leave their homes when the object was discovered in the Manor Drive area of the town at about 07:35 GMT on Monday. Two Army bomb disposal robots examined the object before it ...

  • DARPA Seeks Compact, Deployable Electron Accelerator

    January 25, 2021

    Linear accelerators, LINACs for short, are devices that accelerate electrons or other sub-atomic particles along a straight line to generate a beam of high energy. LINACs have a variety of commercial uses such as generating X-rays for cargo inspection, medical diagnostics, food sterilization, and even enabling precise external radiation treatments to destroy cancer cells without ...

  • Pakistan: Taliban ‘commanders’ killed in North Waziristan

    January 25, 2021

    Pakistan’s military says it has killed five members of the Pakistan Taliban group in two separate security operations in the northwestern North Waziristan district, including two senior members of different factions of the armed group. In a statement released late on Sunday, the military said it had conducted security operations in the Mir Ali and Kaisoor ...

  • Afghanistan: Italian Embassy Vehicle Hit by IED in Kabul

    January 25, 2021

    An armored vehicle of the Italian embassy was hit by an IED blast in Kabul city on Monday morning, a security source said. “The vehicle that was targeted belongs to the Italian embassy and was carrying Afghan employees of the embassy. One person was slightly wounded in the blast,” the source said, adding that “a vehicle ...

  • Daniel Craig speaks in support of Cambodian demining push

    January 24, 2021

    Renowned British film actor Daniel Craig – best known for his portrayal of James Bond or “Agent 007” in the last five instalments from that franchise – called on the international community to rally behind the Cambodian government in order to achieve a landmine- free Cambodia by 2025. Craig serves as the UN Global Advocate for ...

  • Nigeria, others seek UK support over Boko Haram, ISWAP

    January 23, 2021

    The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it is exploring areas of support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. Chief of Military Public Information, Col. Muhammad Dole, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Member countries of MNJTF, formed in 2015, are Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Boko Haram and ISWAP have been operating ...


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