Australia: Former soldier wearing an explosive vest killed after it detonated in Melbourne’s south-east

A father has died after a homemade explosive device detonated inside his car as he was driving along Young Road in the southeast Melbourne suburb of Hallam. It’s understood the man was wearing an explosive vest that was triggered when Read More …

Western Australia: Queens Park man to face court accused of detonating makeshift explosive in Leederville

Police have charged a 29-year-old man they say detonated a homemade bomb near two busy Leederville restaurants just hours before he allegedly sparked another scare with a second crude explosive device. The man, who was refused police bail, is due Read More …

Philippines: NPA anti-personnel mines recovered in Eastern Samar

Police recovered on Jan. 19 four anti-personnel mines (APMs) in the mountains of Giporlos, Eastern Samar, stalling possible terrorist attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA). Joint operatives from the Eastern Samar police provincial office and Giporlos police station recovered Read More …

Japan to assist Cambodia to become a landmine-free nation

Japan’s assistance to Cambodia in the decade’s long battle to clear vast areas of landmines in the country would perhaps be close to taking yet another step forward, going by the words of Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hayashi Yoshimasa. Read More …

Philippines: Police foil IED attack in Lamitan City, Basilan province

State security forces foiled a bomb attack against an aspirant for town mayor as they prevented an improvised explosive device from blowing up Saturday in Lamitan City, Basilan province. Maj. Nurhaib Bungkac, Lamitan City police chief, said they coordinated with Read More …

Philippines: Woman killed in Basilan town explosion

A woman was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off early Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Sumisip, Basilan province, the police said. Police Major Faisal Tandico, Sumisip police chief, identified the fatality as Junayra Saad, 47, single, a Read More …

Cambodia: Anti-tank mine kills 3 demining experts in Preah Vihear province

A anti-tank mine leftover from Cambodia’s civil war exploded on Monday killing three members of a local demining team as they carried out their work, their organization announced. The group Cambodia Self Help Demining said in a Facebook post that Read More …

Cambodia: Temple tourist sites are mine clearing priorities

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has cleared more than 40ha of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in two temple areas in Preah Vihear province and continues to do so at the request of the National Authority for Preah Vihear Read More …