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AMISOM receives IED training

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The evolving threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a weapon of choice for terrorists saw AMISOM, soon to become ATMIS (AU Transition Mission...

Trailblazing Counter Mine and IED Solution for Modern Fighting Forces

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One needn't look further back than recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to appreciate the prevalence of asymmetric warfare and the corresponding capability...

Improvised Explosive Devices are becoming a growing threat in Africa

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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are increasingly widespread in Africa, with al Shabaab and Boko Haram largely responsible for most new IEDs being planted. IEDs refer...

IED kills four Tunisian soldiers in mountain region

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An improvised explosive device killed four Tunisian soldiers patrolling in a mountain region near the Algerian border, Defence Ministry spokesman Mohammed Zekri said on...

Nigeria bridge bomb

At least 30 people were killed in the Nigerian state Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters. The...

Burkina Faso bus hits IED

Fourteen people were killed and 19 wounded when a bus carrying students ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in northern Burkina Faso, government...

IED kills Kenyan police

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia a police report seen by...

Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

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The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics,...

Making their mark – Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

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As the sun rises over Mali's vast desert, a group of 20 men prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before...

Kenya soldiers killed by IED

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Five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb in northern Kenya, the military said....

US Army technicians examine IEDs

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Most soldiers do not think much about what happens to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) once they are found and disarmed by friendly...

IED kills eight in Kenya

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Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted...

France helps Egypt detect IEDs

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The French military has deployed an engineering detachment to Egypt to help its military detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The French defence ministry...

US provides counter-IED training in Cameroon

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Explosive ordnance disposal soldiers from the US Army's 764th Ordnance Company, Fort Carson, Colorado, have helped Cameroonian troops learn more about IEDs...

UK Armed Forces help Tunisian forces fight violent extremism

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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that UK military support to counter-IED training in Tunisia has been extended for an additional year....

Feature: IEDS – An indiscriminate killer

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On Sunday, December 28, 2014, a sugar cane seller in Potiskum, Nigeria, died when she stepped on a bomb in a school...

British Army trains 31 Egyptian Army officers on EOD

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On 17 June 31 Egyptian Army officers from the Egyptian Explosive Ordinance Disposal Brigade completed an intensive two week Counter Improvised Explosive...

Nigeria police claim drop in IED attacks in 2013

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Nigerian security forces say the number of civilian casualties caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) declined in 2013 due to the use...

Terror attacks in Africa increased during 2011

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The number of bomb attacks in Nigeria, Kenya and Somalia rose dramatically last year while terror groups used more sophisticated devices to...

Counter-IED market in decline – report

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The global counter-IED market this year is worth US$6.4 billion, but the market will decline from unusually high levels of spending, a...

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