Solomon Islands: ADF helps clear explosive legacy of WW2 battle

Almost 80 years after the WW2 Battle of Guadalcanal, the legacy of the six-month conflict continues to claim casualties in Solomon Islands. Explosive remnants of the battle lie centimetres below the surface of the soft soil and sand throughout the Read More …

Philippines: Army seizes 2 NPA IEDs, firearm in Surigao Norte

Government forces have recovered war matériel following a clash with New People’s Army guerrillas in the Surigao del Norte town of San Francisco, the military said Wednesday. The Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion (IB) said government troops responded to a civilian Read More …

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, EOD Conduct VBSS Exercise in the Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE SEA – Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 Sailors, embarked on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), conducted a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG Read More …

Philippines: Mindanao land transport, security sectors beef up coordination

Land transport and security sector representatives in Mindanao will forge stronger coordination to prevent safety threats to commuters, starting with ensuring compliance to the required security plan for all service operators. “The policies are in place, we just need to Read More …

Philippines: Basilan bomb attack foiled

Government troopers foiled a bomb attack in Basilan yesterday as government troopers recovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the roadside in Tipo-Tipo town. Personnel of the 18th Infantry Battalion and K9 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit discovered the Read More …

Philippines: 2 boys killed as old grenade explodes in Zamboanga del Sur province

Two boys, aged 6 and 8, were killed and two other children were seriously injured Friday when an old grenade they were playing with exploded in the southern Philippines, police and authorities said. The explosion occurred near Kumalarang, a town Read More …