ATF: Overloading of Bomb Squad Container Caused Fireworks Explosion in South LA Neighborhood

Overloading of a containment vessel used by the LAPD bomb squad to destroy illegal fireworks was the cause of a late June explosion that rattled a South Los Angeles neighborhood and left 17 people injured, according to a federal report. Read More …

Afghanistan: Analysis suggests no evidence of explosives in target of U.S. drone strike in Kabul

When a Hellfire missile was launched on Aug. 29 at a target in a Kabul neighborhood — a parked car suspected of containing explosives for use in a suicide attack — U.S. military officials said they were confident the driver Read More …

US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2

U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board, the American military said Saturday. The strike Thursday night on the Read More …

Fireworks explosion that injured 17 caused by ‘human error’ from bomb squad, police say

The explosion of a Los Angeles Police Department bomb-disposal truck that injured 17 people last month was caused by “human error” after officials underestimated the weight of the fireworks that detonated, authorities said Monday. The June 30 blast came when Read More …

Beale AFB hosts post-blast training with FBI and local law enforcement

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California — The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted a training event with the FBI and several local law enforcement agencies May 5, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. “The training was Read More …

Israel: Explosive balloon discovered in Kibbutz Dorot

A large balloon with an explosive device attached to it was discovered on Monday morning in the agricultural area of Kibbutz Dorot in southern Israel. A bomb disposal team was called to the site to safely neutralize the explosives. Read Read More …

Pakistan: Suicide bomber in Quetta blast was foreign national

The police investigation team has made key progress in investigation into the bomb blast at Quetta, saying the suicide bomber in the terrorist attack was a foreign national. “Body parts of the suicide bomber were sent for DNA test,” sources Read More …

Afghanistan’s First Female Deminers Report!

For the first time in the thirty years of mine action in Afghanistan, as part of an initiative of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), in June 2018 a mixed-gender demining team was deployed by the Danish Demining Group Read More …

EXU-1 Leads EOD Cross-Functional Team Effort

Indian Head, Md. – When sending care packages overseas to deployed troops, the contents usually contain items such as toiletries, snacks, video games and other types of sundries. For the personnel attached to Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1), however, the Read More …

FBI Releases Report on Nashville Bombing

NASHVILLE, TN—The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have concluded a significant portion Read More …