Philippines: NPA ‘lair’ in Sultan Kudarat yields IEDs, bomb-making parts

Government forces conducting security patrol in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat province found improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA) lair on Saturday. Lt. Col. Rommel Valencia, commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion, said Read More …

Task Force Koa Moana 20 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines make history on Peleliu

The island of Peleliu, Republic of Palau, is a tropical paradise with dense jungles, coral rock beaches, stretching reefs and sandbars just below the surface of the clear turquoise waves. However, encounters with unexploded ordnance from World War II are Read More …

Incendiary balloons may spell end of quiet on Israel-Hamas border

Israeli fighter jets struck underground Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on the night of Aug. 5. The Israel Defense Forces did not offer any other details on the nature of the target. The strike came hours after several explosive-laden Read More …

California: Riverside County Sheriff hazardous device team remains on call 24 hours a day

If an unexploded or suspicious explosive device is found anywhere in Riverside County, one of eight highly trained sheriff’s deputies, day or night, can climb into their unmarked truck parked at home nearest the location and be at the scene, Read More …

New Zealand: Customer used bomb-laden ATM after failed robbery in Hamilton

An unsuspecting customer used an ATM that had unexploded pipebombs nearby after a failed attempt by thieves to blast it open. Police found seven pipe bombs at the scene of an attempted heist on a Hamilton mall ATM. Hamilton City Read More …