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 …

Queensland Police first in Australia to award national bomb technician diploma

Four Queensland Police Service (QPS) members are the first police officers in Australia to be awarded the national Diploma of Police Bomb Technical Response, after they graduated from a six-week course run by the Explosive Ordnance Response Team on Friday, Read More …

Australia grants additional AUD1 million for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka

The Australian High Commission has granted an additional AUD1 million or LKR135 million for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka. The funds have been provided as continued support for landmine clearance charity, the Mine Advisory Group (MAG), until December 2022. Australia Read More …

Australia: Police seize cache of guns, bombs from property on Sydney’s outskirts

Police say a doomsday prepper who allegedly amassed dozens of guns and 250 kilograms of explosive material at his home on Sydney’s outskirts put the community at risk of a “catastrophic event”. Simon Mitchell Clay, 42, was arrested during a Read More …

Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

U.S. Army EOD Soldiers to participate in multinational Ardent Defender exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers will be training with military and law enforcement personnel from 11 partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. Army EOD technicians from the Read More …

Australia: Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews warns the threat of terrorism is not gone

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says Australia “cannot be complacent” when it comes to terrorism amid ongoing lockdowns and the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. It comes as the Home Affairs Minister is seeking new powers to prevent terrorists from committing Read More …

Australia: Man charged after suitcase of detonators, explosives found in Sydney

A 22-year-old man allegedly stalked and intimidated residents of a home over two days in Sydney’s south-east, where police say they also found a suitcase containing detonators and explosives with “wires protruding”. Eastern suburbs police were called to the property Read More …