Germany: 350 tons of highly explosive fireworks seized, arrests and searches in Germany and the Netherlands

Great success in the fight against illegal and highly dangerous fireworks. Under the coordination of the Central Criminal Inspection Osnabrück in close coordination with the Osnabrück public prosecutor’s office and the Dutch police, as well as with the support of Read More …

Finland: Weapons supplied to Ukraine have ended up with criminals in Finland

Organised crime is growing in Finland and there is a high demand for weapons. The routes and connections from Ukraine to Finland are already in place. The police are hoping for additional resources for an increasing workload due to the Read More …

American Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers participate in multinational exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are participating in a multinational counter explosive threat exercise at Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 4. During Exercise Ardent Defender, American Soldiers Read More …

Training exercise aims to improve emergency response

USAG BENELUX – BRUNSSUM, Netherlands – U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Brunssum’s emergency response team partnered with the installation gate guards and local police for an early morning vehicle-born improvised explosive device training exercise here on Sept. 7, 2022. Through the exercise, Read More …

The Netherlands: More self-made explosives used in attacks on houses

Criminals are shifting from hand grenades to improvised explosives when attacking houses and vehicles in the Netherlands, according to the Ministry of Defense’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Service (EOD). The number of incidents involving self-made bombs using, for example, fireworks is Read More …

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers deploy to Tunisia for African Lion

BIZERTE, Tunisia – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians recently deployed to Tunisia for Exercise African Lion in support of the Southern European Task Force-Africa. Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in U.S. Africa Read More …

NATO allies strategize, first EOD symposium

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first EOD symposium here, May 19. Service members from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands attended the symposium to integrate U.S. Read More …

The Netherlands: Man in camouflage arrested with grenade in his car in Zoetermeer

Residents of Schiebroekstraat in Zoetermeer were startled Saturday morning by a man in camouflage clothing banging on windows and doors and shouting. Police arrested him and subsequently found a rifle grenade in his car, Omroep West reports. Police urged residents Read More …

The Netherlands: Makeshift bomb was thrown into premises of Russian consulate in The Hague

A makeshift explosive device was hurled into the premises of the Russian consular office in the Netherlands on Friday, but fortunately it failed to go off, ambassador Alexander Shulgin said on Saturday. “Yesterday, a makeshift explosive device was hurled into Read More …