Landmine casualties ‘exceptionally high’, Syria and Afghanistan worst-hit

According to Landmine Monitor 2021, the number of victims rose by 20 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous 12 months, the result of “increased armed conflict and contamination” of land with improvised mines. In total, more than 7,000 Read More …

Selected Police personnel in Africa trained in explosives combat

Selected Police personnel from 11 African countries have undergone explosive recognition and awareness training to combat explosive-related threats by terrorists and extremists. The two-week training dubbed: “Explosives Hazards Awareness Training (EHAT) of Trainers,” drew participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Read More …

Egypt: Roadside Bomb Kills Seven Egyptian Troops in Northern Sinai

A roadside bomb exploded late Thursday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing seven members of Egypt’s security forces, security and medical officials said. The dead included an officer, and six others were wounded. The troops were Read More …

Representatives of 12 countries discuss mine action in Ukraine

An international online conference on mine action in Ukraine was held at the Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defence University of Ukraine with the assistance of the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). “The participants discussed the mine action system in Ukraine, the Read More …

Egypt: Roadside Bombing in Sinai Kills 2 Police Officers

A roadside bomb went off Friday in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, killing two members of the country’s security forces and wounding five, security and medical officials said. According to the officials, the security forces were patrolling in the town of Read More …

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in civilian homes

Residents of Egypt’s restive North Sinai region ran for their lives when an Islamic State group affiliate occupied their villages. Now, they are returning to find their homes booby-trapped. “I lost my sister-in-law and her nine-month-old baby when an explosive Read More …

Egyptian military kills 77 terrorists in northern Sinai: report

The Egyptian military has killed 77 militants in anti-terrorism operations conducted from July 22 to August 30 in a crackdown against Islamist extremists in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the General Command of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) said Sunday, cited Read More …