Cambodian dog, Kunthea, boards flight to South Sudan for demining works

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s director-general, Heng Ratana said Kunthea, born in Cambodia and trained by CMAC technicians, was ordered by APOPO-Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling for mine and UXO clearance mission in South Sudan. Kunthea is one of the six Read More …

Exeter WW2 bomb: Doors and windows ‘blown through’

Properties in Exeter are being assessed for structural damage after the controlled detonation of a World War Two bomb. A structural engineer said doors and windows of nearby houses had been “blown through” by the blast. Hundreds of people evacuated Read More …

UK: Exeter residents evacuated as Royal Logistics Corps prepare to detonate World War Two bomb

A suspected second world war bomb discovered in Exeter will be detonated, police have confirmed. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in Read More …

Cambodia sees significant drop in landmine, munition casualties in last 24 years: PM

Cambodia had seen a remarkable drop in the number of casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the last 24 years, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said. In a message to mark the National Mine Awareness Read More …

UK: Navy Bomb Squad called to East Devon to destroy WWII hand grenade found on Woodbury Common

The Royal Navy Bomb Squad was called to East Devon to destroy a World War Two hand grenade found by a member of public on Woodbury Common on Monday evening (February 22). The bomb disposal team, Southern Diving Unit 1 Read More …

UK: Controlled explosion carried out at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

A controlled explosion of ‘what appears to be a historic mortar shell’ has been carried out at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve today (Monday). Police confirmed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to the nature reserve, situated between Portishead Read More …