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  • FBI investigates ‘IED attack’ at California church

    January 23, 2021

    The FBI is investigating an explosion and vandalism early Saturday at a Southern California church that has drawn protests over its controversial pastor and his anti-LGBTQ views. A fire and explosion were reported shortly after 1 a.m. at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, about 13 miles east of Los Angeles. Police responding to the ...

  • Isle of Wight: Fishing Boat Drags Up Ordnance Off Shanklin

    January 23, 2021

    Bomb disposal experts have been alerted to a situation developing off the coast of Shanklin this lunchtime (Saturday). A small fishing boat with 2 people on board has dragged up what is thought to be a piece of war time ordnance – a bomb. The vessel is located just off the coast of the Isle of Wight ...

  • South Sudanese Still Face Threat from Unexploded Mines, Munitions

    January 22, 2021

    Many South Sudanese have been returning home to farm the land and live their lives after United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) workers spent years clearing huge portions of the country that were littered with unexploded ordnance. Still, officials warn the work is far from over. In December, U.N .mine workers detonated a number of unexploded ...

  • Sarajevo International Airport has issued a public call for the procurement of an explosive detection system

    January 22, 2021

    As stated in the tender documentation, the value of the procurement is 6.38 million KM, and the contract will be awarded to the bidder who submits the best evaluated acceptable bid. Bids in which the delivery deadline is longer than 210 days will be declared unacceptable, and the implementation of the e-auction procedure is envisaged, for ...

  • Three Malian troops killed by roadside bomb in Mopti Region

    January 22, 2021

    Three Malian troops were killed and five wounded by a roadside bomb in the centre of the country on Thursday, military sources said, in the latest attack in the Sahel state. The three – members of the National Guard, a unit of the Malian armed forces – had been travelling between Koro and Mondoro, near the ...

  • Iraq: Twin suicide bombings in central Baghdad kill 28

    January 21, 2021

    At least 28 people have been killed and 70 others injured in a twin suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up at a clothing market in Tayaran Square as they were pursued by security forces. The last deadly suicide attack in the city was in January ...

  • 3DX-Ray Supply Threatscan-LSC Portable X-Ray Scanner Systems To Britain’s Royal Air Force

    January 21, 2021

    3DX-Ray has announced a contract for the supply of three ThreatScan®-LSC Portable X-ray Scanning Systems to the Royal Air Force (RAF). This is 3DX-Ray’s first contract with the RAF and the ThreatScan®-LSC’s will replace existing systems. The systems are designed specifically for military and first responder EOD and Counter-IED teams and are in use throughout the ...

  • Afghanistan: 6 ANP members ‘Injured in Herat’ IED Blast

    January 20, 2021

    Six policemen were wounded in an IED blast near a police outpost in Herat province. The incident happened on Tuesday night at around 10 p.m. local time in Angel District. Local officials told the media, that a mine was placed close to the outpost that left six ANP members wounded. Four ANP members were reportedly taken to a ...

  • NATO Science presents: The robot that goes first

    January 20, 2021

    The UGO-1st project was launched in 2015, and you recently started working on the follow-up DEMINING ROBOTS project. What are some of the key lessons learned from UGO-1st that you are bringing forward into this new project? An important lesson for our team was learning how to manage a multicultural project, where the added value came ...

  • DASA UK Competition: Take Cover! Phase 3

    January 20, 2021

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of Take Cover! This competition seeks proposals to access recent innovations in materials science and/or design to provide advanced protection solutions for small groups of front-line troops from ballistic and blast threats. Within defence and security, protection of personnel is a priority area and deployment of ...

  • Researchers advance detection method for explosives

    January 20, 2021

    ADELPHI, Md. — Route reconnaissance in support of convoy operations remains a critical function to keep Soldiers safe from roadside explosive hazards, such as improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance and landmines. These hazards continue to threaten operations abroad and continually prove to be an evolving and problematic adversarial tactic. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, ...

  • Somalia: U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

    January 19, 2021

    In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted two airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia, Jan. 19. Initial assessments indicate the strikes killed three al-Shabaab operatives. The command’s initial assessment is that no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this operation. “These strikes targeted known al-Shabaab ...

  • South Carolina Man Charged With Possession Of HMTD and TATP

    January 19, 2021

    A Pickens county, South Carolina man has been arrested and charged by state law enforcement officers with possessing a homemade bomb. According to a news release from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), 58-year-old David Scott Halsey of Easley, S.C. has been charged with one count of possessing, manufacturing or transporting a destructive/ explosive ...

  • Australia: A Homemade Explosive Has Damaged An Adelaide House

    January 19, 2021

    Just after midnight on Tuesday 19 January, an explosion was reported in Bauhinia Drive, Parafield Gardens. The front window of the house shattered but there were no reported injuries to the six occupants. Crime scene investigators attended and examined the scene and the remnants of the homemade device. Although the investigation is in its early stages, police ...

  • Cyprus: Man held in connection with Limassol Cyta branch explosion

    January 19, 2021

    Limassol police are questioning a 27-year-old professional soldier (Syop) in connection with an explosion at a Cyprus telecommunications authority (Cyta) branch on December 13, the Cyprus News Agency reported late on Tuesday. The suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear in court tomorrow to be remanded in custody. Police said they had made the arrest ...

  • Brevet Promotion Program: EOD officer promotes through ATMTF

    January 18, 2021

    While COVID-19 consumed much of the attention in all of 2020, the Army was making adjustments in favor of its Soldiers in early 2020. One change was the implementation of the Brevet Promotion Program, a program intended to alleviate critical shortages of officers to better leverage the talents of junior officers and to incentivize retention ...

  • UK: Huge explosion as army dispose of unexploded bomb found on golf course in Wiltshire

    January 18, 2021

    The army disposed of an unexploded bomb found on a golf course this morning. Wiltshire Police were alerted to the discovery at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club at around 9.30am, which was followed by an immediate call to the bomb disposal unit. Club manager James Short said he’d found the item the previous evening (Sunday) when he was ...

  • Nagorno Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers conduct demining works in Martakert

    January 18, 2021

    The specialists of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian defense ministry continue demining works in the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the Russian defense ministry reports. This time the demining works are being carried out in Martakert town. The engineering units of the Russian peacekeeping forces have already cleared nearly 551 hectares of land, 205,3 ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called after boy, 8, finds hand grenade while fishing

    January 18, 2021

    A bomb squad was deployed after an eight-year-old boy found a hand grenade while fishing with his mum. Tyler Bell discovered the device while magnet fishing in the River Douglas in Shevington, Wigan. After his mum, Charlotte called 999 police arrived and taped off Gathurst Lane, between Princes Park and Ackhurst Lane. Bomb disposal officers were summoned to ...

  • Myanmar: Landmines to be cleared in Arakan State

    January 18, 2021

    Col Min Than, Arakan, State Minister for Security and Border Affairs announced the Tatmadaw will carry out mine clearance after the Tatmadaw and the AA signed an agreement on the deployment of troops in Arakan State. The State Minister added “The deployment of troops will materialize, after both sides withdraw their troops. This is the part ...

  • Cambodia: Eleven families returned to land after demining work completed in Siem Reap province

    January 18, 2021

    A demining effort established by the joint commitment of Apopo, a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation which trains southern giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, and PPCBank, has allowed 11 families in Siem Reap province to return to their land after clearing the unexploded ordnances (UXOs). In August last year, in a bid to support ...

  • Afghanistan: Afghan National Army discovered Taliban’s tunnel in Kunduz province, defused 20 IEDs in Saheb district

    January 18, 2021

    Afghan National Army discovered and defused a Taliban’s tunnel in Imam Saheb district of Kundoz province, last night. The tunnel was excavated under civilians houses for terrorists activities by Taliban. Additionally, 6 villages were cleared off from TB and 20 IEDs were defused in the district. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1351040009957203971 56 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads ...

  • Afghanistan: Magnetic IED Targets Telecommunication and IT Ministry’s SUV

    January 18, 2021

    A magnetic mine targeted a vehicle carrying a Telecommunications and IT Ministry official on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 8:38 Am this morning on the Shura Road in the PD6 area of Kabul city. Kabul Police said in a press statement, that “no one was hurt in the explosion”. No individual to the group has yet ...

  • Pakistan: Army kills two TTP terrorists in South Waziristan

    January 18, 2021

    The Pakistan Army killed two terrorists belonging to the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during a security operation in South Waziristan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday. While two terrorists were killed, another was injured during the intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Nargosa town of the district. “Security forces conducted an IBO in Nargosa area of South Waziristan ...

  • Afghanistan: Afghan National Police seize and defuse IEDs in Paktika, Baghlan and Kandahar provinces

    January 18, 2021

    As a result of search operation, GCPSU discovered & seized one missile launcher, seven mortar rounds, four RPG-7 rockets, four IEDs & six hand grenades in Urgon district of Paktika province. Meanwhile, ANP seized an ammunition-laden vehicle in PD#5, Pul-e-Khumri City of Baghlan province. The vehicle was carrying 19 heavy rounds of ammunition & 1,500 rounds ...


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