News – August 2015

Thai police chief gives shrine bombing reward to officers even though investigation still unsolved
August 31, 2015
The Thai police investigation into the Bangkok shrine bombing may have been heavily criticised, but the force’s chiefs believe that their investigators have done so well that they are giving them the £55,000 reward for the only arrest so far.

Khobar Towers bombing suspect nabbed in Beirut
August 27, 2015
Ahmad Ibrahim al-Mughassil, who was indicted by a U.S. court for the 1996 bombing of a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia that left 19 airman dead, was nabbed in Lebanon in a Saudi-led operation, an Arab intelligence source told CNN on Wednesday.

PrimeTech provides a PT-300 D:Mine, tracked demining vehicle to Civil Defence in Bosnia
August 24, 2015
In December 2014, following a tender for a demining machine, the Bosnian Civil Defence selected a PT-300 D: Mine, produced by PrimeTech, Italy’s division of the FAE Group.

Thai Police Find Bomb In Busy Bangkok Road
August 24, 2015
Thai police say they have found and deactivated a bomb in Bangkok, a week after an explosion killed 20 people in the city.

Turkish troops killed in bomb attack in Siirt province
August 19, 2015
Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack in the south-eastern province of Siirt, the army says.

Bangkok bomb: Erawan shrine attacker ‘is part of network’, police say
August 19, 2015
The bomb attack that killed 20 people at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine on Monday was carried out by a “network”, Thailand’s chief of police has said.

Explosives haul nurse Joanne Morris struck off
August 16, 2015
A nurse who was jailed for amassing a hoard of ammunition and explosives has been struck off.

Serial bomber demands BITCOIN ransom after planting explosives at supermarkets
August 14, 2015
A bomber in the Netherlands is demanding a ransom be paid in the bitcoin digital currency to stop a spree of attacks.

Campaigners celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
August 12, 2015
While the international community gets ready for the First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) to be held from 7 to 11 September in Dubrovnik Croatia,


Army Base Van Explosion Was ‘Attempt To Kill’
August 15, 2015
A small parcel bomb has exploded in a postal van at an army barracks near Belfast in a “reckless” attack slammed by Unionists as attempted murder.

Indra To Develop Forensic Analysis Lab For Counter-IEDs
August 10, 2015
Indra has won a €4 million contract to develop new forensic analysis laboratories for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) used in terrorist attacks.


Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak
August 10, 2015
Six members of the security forces have been killed in a series of attacks in Turkey amid rising tension between the government and Kurdish militants.

Bomb blast rips through Istanbul police station
August 10, 2015
A bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul has injured five police officers and two civilians, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

V-J Day security plans under review amid bomb plot claims
August 9, 2015
Security plans for the V-J Day anniversary celebrations are under review amid reports of a possible plot by British jihadists to target the parade, with fears large numbers of spectators could now stay away.


Deadly Truck Bomb Rips Through Homes In Kabul
August 7, 2015
A truck bomb has exploded near an army compound in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, injuring hundreds of people.

Coalition trains Iraqi security forces to defeat ISIL
August 4, 2015
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – With the ever-present threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, having a strong and capable fighting force to defeat them is a priority.

America Holds Massive Anti-Drone Drills
August 3, 2015
The U.S. military is holding a two-week anti drone drill, according to numerous media reports. The greater attention Black Dart is receiving in recent years is emblematic of the growing problem that the U.S. military faces from the proliferation of drones.


PKK suicide attack using a tractor filled with two tonnes of explosives kills two soldiers and leaves 31 injured in eastern Turkey
August 3, 2015
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and 31 people have been injured in a suicide attack carried out in a tractor filled with two tonnes of explosives by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

British computer geek, 21, who hacked the Pentagon after fleeing to Syria is No.3 on the ‘kill list’ of ISIS militants drawn up by U.S. forces
August 3, 201
A young computer hacker from Birmingham has been named as Number Three on the Pentagon’s ‘kill list’ of key ISIS operatives.

Counter-IED training provides rigorous, relevant experience for Iowa Soldiers at Fort Polk
August 3, 2015
FORT POLK, La. – As technology evolves into the 21st century, the threat of the improvised explosive device, or IED, still remains a deadly problem in today’s overseas contingency operations.

From the archive, 1 August 1998: Landmine ban has ‘loophole’
August 1, 2015
George Robertson, the Defence Secretary, yesterday announced an immediate and total ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines by British forces…