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  • 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 ...

  • Iraq: IED explosion kills at least three soldiers near Sinjar

    January 17, 2021

    An improvised explosive device (IED) blew up on a group of Iraqi soldiers in the Yezidi-majority Sinjar district of Nineveh province, local media reported. The bombing killed at least nine people, one official claimed. The explosion took place as a team of Iraqi soldiers attempted to defuse an IED in the Sharia area, which administratively belongs ...

  • Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

    January 16, 2021

    An explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a logistics convoy from the UN Stabilization Mission in the country, MINUSMA, at around 3pm in the vicinity of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, said the mission. “The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, as well as to the people and ...

  • San Francisco: RV park resident arrested after FBI finds bomb-making materials

    January 16, 2021

    A resident at a San Francisco RV park was arrested Friday night after the FBI found chemicals used to make explosives, police said Saturday. Police responded to the Candlestick RV Park on the 600 block of Gilman Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. to assist federal agents, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a police department spokesman. FBI agents ...

  • Afghanistan: Huge Explosion Rattles Central Kandahar

    January 16, 2021

    A suicide explosive-laden vehicle exploded in Daman district, near Kandahar airport on Saturday morning. Security officials in Kandahar province reported today that a powerful explosion shook Kandahar province. The explosion is said to have happened near a vehicle repair shop belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Jamal Barakzai, a Kandahar police spokesperson confirmed the explosion but ...

  • Afghanistan: IED Explosion Targets ANP Vehicle in Kabul

    January 16, 2021

    Two Afghan National Police members were killed in a targeted magnetic IED attack in Kabul city. The incident happened in PD3, Behbore area of Kabul, police told reporters. Reports indicate the explosion targeted a police Land Cruiser, the vehicle belonged to Kabul police HQ. One police member was killed and another was injured in the blast. Read more… Source: Khaama ...

  • Algeria: Five civilians killed in bomb blast in Tebessa region

    January 15, 2021

    A homemade bomb killed five people and wounded three others in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defence ministry said, the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. The roadside bomb went off as a car drove by in the region of Tebessa, the ministry said in a statement. “Five citizens died and three others were wounded when ...

  • Sri Lanka to deploy trained canines in strengthening airport security

    January 15, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority on Friday said that 20 trained canines will be deployed at the country’s main Bandaranaike International Airport to help detect drugs and explosives, local media reported. The dogs have been trained to easily identify explosives and narcotics hidden in luggage or secretly carried. Local media reported that the trained dogs were imported ...

  • FBI warns public, law enforcement of ‘substantial’ danger of explosive devices at protests

    January 15, 2021

    The danger to the public and to law enforcement officers from explosive devices during protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day “is substantial,” the FBI warned in a new awareness bulletin obtained by ABC News. The document is full of photos of devices used in the last eight months against civilian and ...

  • British Army trains 500th Somali soldier in infantry skills

    January 15, 2021

    Troops from Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment shared key military skills with Somali National Army soldiers to help them conduct effective security operations. The British Army has trained its 500th Somali soldier in the essential infantry skills they need to combat armed groups and ensure security and stability in the country. The latest batch of 113 ...

  • Georgia: Homemade explosive device found in vacant lot in LaGrange

    January 15, 2021

    Police are searching for a suspect who planted a homemade explosive device in a vacant lot in LaGrange, Georgia. Officials with the LaGrange Police Department say they were called to the lot on the 500 block of Whitesville Road around 9:15 a.m. Thursday. According to police, a citizen who was cleaning the lot found a suspicious item ...

  • Indian Army Day 2021: Here’s Looking at the Canine Unit Who Form a ‘Pawsome’ Part of the Forces

    January 15, 2021

    It is not just arms and ammunition that provide strength to the Indian Army Soldiers, but dogs as well who have become an integral part of the forces. As we celebrate Army Day on January 15, we should not forget the loyal services of dog soldiers of the Indian Army. The Indian Army deploys the canine ...

  • Armac receives $2 million from South Korea government for mine victims

    January 15, 2021

    The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (Armac) in Phnom Penh has received approximately $2 million from the government of South Korea through the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF) for victims of mines or explosive remnants of war (ERW). The “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States (AMS)” is a three-year programme aiming to strengthen assistance ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man avoids prison over firework IED

    January 15, 2021

    A man who admitted hoarding the separated parts of a firework-based ‘improvised explosive device’ was freed yesterday after his 12 month jail sentence was suspended for two years. Robert Patrick Dodds (62) from Havana Gardens, north Belfast, admitted having the materials – a length of plastic tubing filled with fireworks, a projectile head and fuse, all ...

  • DASA Open Call for Innovation – update

    January 14, 2021

    The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders. The Open Call welcomes innovations that address any defence challenge, or innovations that address security challenges where there is a relevant security Innovation Focus Area (IFA). Please see some examples of work we have funded here. The Open Call ...

  • CISA’s Hometown Security program

    January 14, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) most important mission it to protect the American people. As part of this mission, DHS fosters collaboration between the private sector and the public sector to mitigate risk and enhance the security and resilience of public gathering sites and special events. DHS provides expert counsel and recommendations on protective ...

  • Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

    January 14, 2021

    Three UN peacekeepers from Ivory Coast were killed in central Mali on Wednesday, the UN and Ivorian government said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Peacekeepers travelling the road linking the central town of Douentza to the city of Timbuktu further north hit a roadside bomb, according to a statement from the ...

  • Russian de-miners defuse over 200 explosive devices in Laos

    January 14, 2021

    Russian military engineers have defused over 200 explosive devices in Laos since November 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “Military servicemen from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces found over 200 explosive devices as part of a humanitarian demining mission in the Xiangkhouang province, Laos. More than one ...

  • Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

    January 14, 2021

    Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Their mission is about building peace, stability and security in the region. Amongst those 300 men and ...

  • Northern Challenge 2020

    January 14, 2021

    In September 2020, the Icelandic Coast Guard hosted Northern Challenge, an annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training for NATO nations and their allies. This multinational exercise aims to sharpen EOD technicians’ technical skills through Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) training scenarios that become increasingly complex as the challenge progresses. During these trainings, EOD teams compete ...


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