Cambodia: Anti-tank mine kills 3 demining experts in Preah Vihear province

A anti-tank mine leftover from Cambodia’s civil war exploded on Monday killing three members of a local demining team as they carried out their work, their organization announced. The group Cambodia Self Help Demining said in a Facebook post that Read More …

Afghanistan: Mortar shell explosion kills 9 children near the border with Pakistan

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan has killed at least nine children and wounded four others, according to local officials. The blast on Monday took place when a cart selling food items struck an old, unexploded Read More …

UK: Bomb squad called to Daisy Nook after 1,000 ‘explosives’ found by magnet fishers

More than 1,000 suspected railway explosives have been uncovered by magnet fishers at a park in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. The bomb squad and emergency service were called to Daisy Nook Country Park after the devices were found underwater at Sammy’s Read More …

Cambodia: Temple tourist sites are mine clearing priorities

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has cleared more than 40ha of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in two temple areas in Preah Vihear province and continues to do so at the request of the National Authority for Preah Vihear Read More …

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) investigates Bomb Explosion

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have responded to a report of an explosion incident, which occurred at Mbarana area, North West Guadalcanal on 4 January 2021. Initial reports said that the Read More …

South Africa: Man arrested with hand grenade at airport in Bloemfontein

Police arrested a man who was found in possession of a drill hand grenade at the Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein, causing the airport to be evacuated on Monday. “The suspect arrived at the airport and reported at check-in-counter, Read More …

UK: Unexploded ‘Second World War devices’ found near Standon are blown up by Army bomb disposal team

Two bombs allegedly from the Second World War were unearthed in woodland near Standon over the Christmas period. The devices were detonated in a controlled explosion carried out by Army bomb disposal experts that was heard from Puckeridge to the Read More …

Israel: Mortar shell from British Mandate period discovered in forest near Jerusalem

A British mortar shell from Israel’s War of Independence period was discovered on Saturday near Maale Hahamisha, a kibbutz not far from Jerusalem, the Israel Police said. The 81mm. shell was found by a father and son who were walking Read More …

UK: Navy to dismantle sunken warship on Thames holding unstable explosives

The Royal Navy is to dismantle a sunken warship in the River Thames containing 1,400 tonnes of unstable explosives. It is believed that if the unexploded ordnance on the SS Richard Montgomery were triggered it could lead to the nearby 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 …