UN peacekeeping: A team of all-female Egyptian police officers tackles the threat of IED attacks in Mali

For the first time in the history of UN peacekeeping, an all-female Egyptian team within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is playing a crucial role in saving lives by detecting and defusing improvised explosive devices Read More …

DR Congo: MONUSCO holds training for police officers in Beni on handling IEDs

The threat is real.” Police officials in Beni acknowledge that the city is still under threat from improvised explosive devices. In 2021, on the evening of the Christmas celebration, a device exploded in a pub in the city of Beni, Read More …

India: Haryana CID’s bomb detection team 2nd in counter-IED exercise

The six-day national counter-IED exercise was held to test the capabilities of the state and central police forces; eight police teams from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles participated in the Read More …

Jammu and Kashmir Police to procure Mine-Protected Vehicles, ROVs, and other equipment to boost Anti-Terror Ops

The Jammu and Kashmir Police is all set to procure seven mine-protected vehicles (MPVs), five remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and 18 under-vehicle surveillance systems (UVSS), officials said on Sunday. The special vehicles and equipment will boost the security and surveillance Read More …

EU Pledges Military Help for Niger

The EU official said Brussels had “drawn the lessons from our past experience in Mali in particular and that is why we don’t want to have a large-scale EU training mission for Niger”. The official said the mission would involve Read More …

Somali, African Union troops devise ways to curb use of explosive devices

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Somali National Army (SNA) ended a three-day meeting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday in an effort to devise ways of countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Read More …

SETAF-AF, Tunisia Armed Forces counter-IED experts visit TRADOC

Six explosive ordnance disposal and counter-IED (C-IED) experts from Tunisia Armed Forces visited Fort Lee, Virginia, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Munitions and EOD Training Department Oct. 25-26. Organized by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa’s Read More …

CISA: Office for Bombing Prevention Trains Its 150,000th Person

Earlier this month, CISA’s Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) reached a major milestone during the delivery of its Surveillance Detection Course in Louisville, Kentucky, by training its 150,000th person. Interest in OBP training has steadily increased since its inception, training Read More …

UK: £45 million alliance between military and industry set to deliver life-saving protection

Soldiers, vehicles and UK military bases around the world will receive innovative digital protection against remote and radio controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) through a £45 million contract with British industry partners. Under the contract awarded to Team Protect, the Read More …

Jammu and Kashmir: Roadside bombs aimed to target security force convoys, civilians

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) or roadside side bombs are aimed to target convoys of security forces and civilians in Kashmir, and this year 8-9 IED’s have been diffused or recovered by agencies, officials said. A top army officer told Rising Read More …