From Qatar to the streets of Dublin: Irish bomb disposal teams develop terror attack response

Irish bomb disposal technicians are at the forefront of developing the response to potential large-scale terror attacks on Irish soil. A team in the Curragh, along with other elements of the Irish Defence Forces, have developed a Defence Forces-wide response Read More …

Somali army foils bomb attacks by Al-Shabaab

Further details are available from a planned operation by the Somali National Army (SNA) in the Lower Shabelle region in southwestern Somalia. The operation was carried out in the areas of Shamgare, Jowhar Yareey, and Mubarak, which are all under Read More …

Mechanical Equipment in IED Clearance: Observations from Iraq

Mechanical equipment has been in the inventory of conventional military forces for the purposes of military engineering—including demining—since the Second World War. The integration of mechanical equipment into UNMAS Iraq clearance activities may have therefore seemed a natural evolution from Read More …

India: Meghalaya Police recovers live grenade, ammunition, 2 IEDs in separate operations in West Garo Hills

Meghalaya Police on Monday evening carried out two separate counter-insurgency operations in the West Garo Hills district and recovered a grenade, ammunition and two IEDs. During an operation, the Meghalaya Police in West Garo Hills recovered one live grenade and Read More …

Russian peacekeepers destroyed explosive objects detected in Nagorno-Karabakh

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent destroyed the ammo detected at the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). During one day sappers destroyed eight ammo for hand-held antitank grenade launcher detected in Martuni district. Disposal of the detected explosive devices (EDs) was Read More …

Washington: FBI investigates ATM explosion at Centralia bank

The Centralia Police Department said Saturday afternoon that two unidentified suspects exploded the 1st Security Bank ATM on South Tower Avenue this morning using an improvised explosive device and then fled in a late 1990s or early 2000s four-door Honda Read More …

UK: 200 Unexploded WWII Shells Uncovered in Staffordshire

The bomb squad was called to the small Staffordshire town of Cold Meece after receiving a report that hundreds of World War II-era shells were discovered at a construction site. Police received the call around 12:45 PM on December 14, Read More …

18th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company returns home from deployment to Iraq

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – The 18th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) returned home to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Nov. 30, after serving as the sole EOD company in Iraq for six months. The company deployed to Iraq with nine Read More …

Germany: Police seize bomb-making supplies in far-right raid

Police arrested four people and seized bomb-making supplies during raids targeting suspected far-right extremists in the western German city of Cologne on Thursday. Officers searched the homes of four men allegedly belonging to the far-right extremist scene. Police said the Read More …