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Landminen in Burma/Myanmar: Politisch explosiv

(13.07.2013)

Maßnahmen der Minenräumung und Minenopferhilfe in Burma/Myanmar schreiten nur sehr langsam voran. Die Asienausgabe der Zeitung "The Econimist" berichtet über die Hintergründe. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz entsorgt ihre Streumunition

(11.07.2013)

Die Schweizer Armee baut ihre Streumunitions-Bestände ab. Seit 2012 ist diese Munition in der Schweiz verboten. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Frau verliert Bein durch Landmine

(11.07.2013)

Trotz Waffenstillstandabkommens zwischen Zentralregierung und bewaffneten Gruppen der Volksgruppe der Karen bleibt die Zivilbevölkerung von Landminen bedroht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


EU fördert Minenräummaßnahmen im Südsudan

(10.07.2013)

Die Europäische Kommission, Abteilung für Humanitäre Hilfe (ECHO), hat angekündigt, EUR 1,5 Millionen für Minenräumaktivitäten im Südsudan zur Verfügung zu stellen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Minenräumung wird verzögert

(10.07.2013)

Verteter der Bevölkerunggruppe der Karen erklären, dass Minenräummaßnahmen in der Provinz Karen ausgesetzt sind aufgrund unklarer Waffenstillstandbedingungen der Zentralregierung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik: Weitere Minenräummaßnahmen notwendig

(08.07.2013)

Die mosambikanische Minenräuminstitut IND berichtet, dass trotz weitreichender Minenräummaßnahmen in den vergangenenen Jahren immer noch Flächen von insgesamt 9,7 Millionen Quadratmetern von Minen befreit werden müssen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Geldmangel gefährdet Minenräumung

(07.07.2013)

Die Zukunft der Minenräumung in Libyen ist laut den Vereinten Nationen gefährdet, weil 18,5 Millionen USD für die Umsetzung der Minenräumprogramme fehlen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: 1.500 Menschen in einer Provinz durch Landminen getötet oder verletzt

(05.07.2013)

Laut einer Studie des Minenräumprogramms in Afghanistan sind in den vergangenen zehn Jahren 1.500 Menschen durch Landminen und nicht-explodierte Munition in der Provinz Badakhshan getötet oder verletzt worden. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


TERRORISTS FLEEING ATTACK SCENES NABBED BY U.S. SOLDIERS (Iraq)

(30.10.2005)

On Oct. 26, a U.S. patrol in the al-Doura district in southeast Baghdad found and destroyed an IED which consisted of four 122 mm rounds, a 130 mm round and a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Talented L.I. Marine dies in Fallujah blast (USA ' Iraq)

(30.10.2005)

The blast killed Lance Cpl. Jared Kremm, 24, of Hauppauge, along with a Marine from Ohio, as their unit searched for mines and hidden weapons in Saqlawiyah on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxal surrenders, Anantapur police unearth two dumps (India)

(30.10.2005)

Elsewhere, the police parties unearthed two dumps in Ramagiri and Garladinna area in this district. One powerful landmine, nine hand grenades, one .22 revolver, 70 live rounds and literature were recovered, police added. weiterlesen >>>


RDX, bombs, mines seized in Jammu and Kashmir

(30.10.2005)

Security forces seized a huge cache of arms, and ammunition, including RDX, bombs and mines, across Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said today. weiterlesen >>>


Three Taliban, Afghan soldier killed, US service member injured in MIL-AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE

(30.10.2005)

The US-led coalition forces said they gunned down one militant and captured two others while planting a landmine by the roadside in the southern Paktika.  weiterlesen >>>


Italien plant Truppenrückzug vor Mitte 2006 aus Irak

(30.10.2005)

Die Zahl der getöteten US-Soldaten stieg auf 2015. Am Samstag kamen drei amerikanische Soldaten ums Leben, zwei bei einem Anschlag in Bagdad, ein weiterer bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Beidschi. Die anhaltende Gewalt kostete ausserdem sechs irakische Polizisten und Soldaten das Leben. weiterlesen >>>


Shepel Says Nephew Shot Maskhadov (Chechnya)

(30.10.2005)

On Friday, a land mine explosion hit a military convoy in downtown Grozny, wounding two servicemen, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing 3 US, 4 Afghan soldiers (Afghanistan)

(30.10.2005)

Spokesman Qari Yusuf of Taliban has reported killing of three Afghan soldiers in south of Afghanistan. Qari Yusuf said that a vehicle of the Afghan forces was blown up through a remote-controlled mine in Kandahar province as a result three Afghan soldiers were killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Plan to construct 205-km-long road in Maoist bastion (India)

(30.10.2005)

"Since the area is commanded by the left wing rebel group Communist Party of India-Maoist who have buried landmines in several areas of Bhopalpattanam in Dantewada district, the BRO sought the government's assurance for safety of its staff and engineers," said one of the officials who attended the meet. weiterlesen >>>


People queue up to seized Maoist weaponry (India)

(30.10.2005)

Rocket launchers, tiffin bombs, landmines and other sophisticated weaponry seized from the Maoists are the hot draw at an exhibition here to celebrate Chhattisgarh's fifth anniversary.  weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers killed, 4 wounded in rebel attack (Philippines)

(30.10.2005)

Communist insurgents killed two soldiers and wounded four others in an ambush Sunday in Bislig town, Surigao del Sur province, in the southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said New People's Army (NPA) rebels have detonated a landmine, killing the soldiers. Four others were injured in the attack, they said.  weiterlesen >>>


Convicts confirm Abu Sayyaf sanctuary (Philippines)

(30.10.2005)

The testimonies confirmed findings by the intelligence community that the Abu Sayyaf had found sanctuary on Mt. Cararao (spelled Kararao locally) in Lanao del Sur province and that Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah members had been conducting trainings in the handling of weapons and explosives and in the laying of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Two Russian military servicemen wounded in Chechen capital (Chechnya)

(29.10.2005)

A land mine explosion hit a Russian military convoy in the Chechen capital on Friday, wounding two servicemen, officials said. On Thursday, a federal serviceman was wounded in another land mine explosion that targeted a group of soldiers searching for rebels in the southern Vedeno region, the local Interior Ministry's department said in a statement Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Trigger Blast in Rautahat, 3 Security Men Hurt (Nepal)

(29.10.2005)

Three security personnel were injured in a Maoist-triggered land mine explosion targeting a patrolling team of the security forces in Rautahat this afternoon. weiterlesen >>>


Three peacekeepers injured in Iraq, Defense Ministry says (Iraq ' Ukraine)

(29.10.2005)

A land mine explosion injured three Ukrainian peacekeepers in Iraq on Oct. 27, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Two naxals killed in encounter (India)

(29.10.2005)

Three firearms and four landmines were recovered from the spot which was close to West Godavari border, Superintendent of Police V V Srinivasa Rao said. weiterlesen >>>


INTERVIEW: Burundi war victims deprived of health care-MSF (Burundi)

(29.10.2005)

Two years ago Richard Manirakiza stepped on a landmine near his home in rebel-occupied hills outside Burundi's capital. Both his legs had to be amputated. He was nine years old.  weiterlesen >>>


Remaining landmines said to be obstacle in many countries to humanitarian aid, refugee return, economic progress (UN)

(29.10.2005)

Special Political Committee Completes Debate on Removal Action; Delegates Stress Continuing Problems after Long-Ago Conflicts  weiterlesen >>>


Local NGO Needs USD One Million For Landmine Awareness (Angola)

(29.10.2005)

The Non-Governmental Organisation, Angolan Association For Development (ADC), is in need of one million US dollars to continue with its campaigns of awareness against landmine threats under its rural people conservation project, said today in Luanda its president, Sebastião Luzayadio.  weiterlesen >>>


Lidar Spots Bomb-Sniffing Honeybees

(29.10.2005)

Some 90 countries are littered with buried antipersonnel mines, which claim thousands of lives each year. Trained bees can act as biological detectors of these explosive devices, and lidar is being investigated as a way to pinpoint the location of the insects as they momentarily hover over and thereby mark a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. names oil companies in Iraq kickback scheme (UN)

(29.10.2005)

Bayoil President David Chalmers and his former business associate, Augusto Giangrandi, used a front company, Italtech, to solicit oil allocations in Iraq, the U.N. report said on Thursday. Chalmers met Giangrandi, who was involved in selling weapons to Iraq, in the late 1980s. Giangrandi secured cluster bombs for Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


In Somalia schwindet die Hoffnung auf Frieden. Nach dem Krieg ist vor dem Krieg (Somalia)

(29.10.2005)

Die UN-Kommission beschuldigt das arabische Yemen, dem somalischen Präsidenten neben Kalaschnikows auch Granatwerfer, Maschinengewehre, Flakgeschütze, Helikopter, Handgranaten und Anti-Panzer-Minen zu liefern. Das von der arabischen Liga gezahlte Geld im Umfang von 26 Millionen Dollar zur Unterstützung Somalias verwendet Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed offenbar nicht zum Wiederaufbau sondern rüstet sich damit für den nächsten Krieg.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen woman hands over explosives to police (Chechnya)

(28.10.2005)

A land mine went off Wednesday in the Chechen district of Itum Kalin killing a federal serviceman. Police are working to identify the perpetrator(s). weiterlesen >>>


Australian legislator praises effectiveness of landmine clearance project (Vietnam)

(28.10.2005)

The project has helped reduce labour accidents and forest fires caused by bomb and mine explosion in the locality, Bruce Billson noted. The project, which has been carried out in five communes in Phong Dien district, cleared bombs and mines on nearly 42 ha of land and destroyed 6,875 explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Summit on whale deaths urged (Australia)

(28.10.2005)

A defence spokesman yesterday confirmed two naval mine hunters were in the vicinity of the latest stranding, but denied their sonar use was related to whale deaths. weiterlesen >>>


Stockpiles gone but landmines a continued threat (Guinea-Bissau)

(28.10.2005)

Guinea-Bissau's government has announced the destruction of its stockpile of roughly 5,000 landmines but disposing of the ones already in the ground is likely to prove far more difficult. A number of areas around the country continue to be plagued by anti-personnel mines and other explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive remnants of war hinder development, Assistant Secretary-General says as Fourth Committee begins debate on assistance in mine action (UN)

(28.10.2005)

Mines and explosive remnants of war impeded sustainable peace, as well as the long-term development of affected societies, Jane Lute, Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this morning as that body began its consideration of assistance in mine action.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenya dispatches troops to Sudan (Kenya ' Sudan)

(28.10.2005)

President Mwai Kibaki Wednesday said Kenya has began playing an active role in the reconstruction of Sudan, with the dispatching of 820 peace-keeping troops to that country. The contingent which will be in Sudan for one year includes a humanitarian de-mining company with 104 men whose specialized task will be to minimize the suffering of civilians by making their farms, roads and fields mine-free to allow resumption of economic activities.  weiterlesen >>>


Court orders suspect's arrest in former sub officer's death (Russia)

(28.10.2005)

Alexander Pumane was detained in Moscow in September 2004 while driving a car with two mines, electric detonators, a TNT block and a canister with white liquid in it. The next day he died of injuries in the hospital. On September 19, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office launched investigation into his death. weiterlesen >>>


Crack team will take on Red Terror (India)

(28.10.2005)

Alarmed by reports indicating a 15 per cent rise in incidents of violence triggered by Naxalites after 2003 (the deadliest one was when seven policemen and a civilian were killed in a landmine blast on Deori-Chinchgad Road in Gondia in May 2005), mostly concentrated on the eastern fringes of the state bordering Andhra Pradesh, the state government has finally okayed the formation a Special Action Group.  weiterlesen >>>


BSF beats civilians (Srinagar, India)

(28.10.2005)

Eyewitnesses said the troops stopped civilian vehicles including a Sumo, Maruti, Bolero and beat up the passengers who were on board. The incident took place after a landmine explosion took place in the area. "The civilians, who sustained injuries in the explosion, were also beaten by the BSF men with gun-butts," said a photojournalist who had rushed to the spot.  weiterlesen >>>


EU observers to help oversee Sri Lanka election

(28.10.2005)

The island's election commissioner has ruled out having polling booths in rebel-held areas, as in previous elections, and will instead use buses to take voters living in Tiger territory across a border strewn in some areas with landmines. weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE MACC weekly update: 25 Oct 2005

(28.10.2005)

UNHCR is also carrying out a mine-awareness programme in conjunction with Handicap International which seeks to train refugees returning to mine-affected territories in Southern Sudan to be able to manage mine-related risks. Handicap International estimates that more than 5 million landmines have been sown in South Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Police unearth landmines in Vizag Agency (INDIA)

(28.10.2005)

According to the police, seven suitcase-type landmines with about 35 kg explosive the police between Rallagedda and T Gangavaram under Mampa police station limits in Koyyur mandal unearthed material. weiterlesen >>>


Southern Sudanese long for capture of Uganda rebel (Sudan)

(28.10.2005)

But hunting insurgents in the vast bushlands of southern Sudan is a tough challenge, given the distances involved, presence of landmines and the harsh terrain. weiterlesen >>>


Govt to de-mine former war zones (UGANDA)

(28.10.2005)

THE Government has finalised next month's plans of de-mining northern Uganda to de-congest and dissolve internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.  weiterlesen >>>


Ark-La-Tex Commitment to War in Iraq (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

On September first, Draughn junior--a national guard sergeant-- died in Baghdad after a mine exploded. His family, and many other Ark-La-Tex families who's sons and daugthers have died in Iraq---are just beginning to grieve their losses. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: U.S. Soldiers find, destroy roadside bombs (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

On Oct. 23, another U.S. patrol west of Baghdad found an anti-tank mine wired to batteries in a plastic bag. An EOD team later destroyed the IED. weiterlesen >>>


Somali faction hands over thousands of landmines (SOMALIA)

(28.10.2005)

International pro-landmine ban organization, Geneva Call received about 3500 landmines ranging from anti-personnel to anti-tank from Mogadishu based USC/SNA faction yesterday. Hussein Mohamed Farah Aidid transferred the landmines to Geneva Call representative Mohamed Noor, who on behalf of his organization thanked Hussien Aidid and his organization.  weiterlesen >>>


IEDs Iraq rebels deadly weapon against US troops (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

The most powerful military force in the world faces a steady loss of life in Iraq from makeshift bombs planted by or even under the roadside - deadly items soldiers call improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. In the meantime, Iraqi insurgents have access to hand grenades, land mines and mortar rounds, as well as large artillery shells and "dumb" airplane bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Laser-Nadel im Bombenhaufen

(28.10.2005)

Minen zu suchen und unschädlich zu machen, von denen ca.100 Millionen weltweit unter der Erdoberfläche liegen und die monatlich rund 2000 Menschen verstümmeln oder sogar töten, ist ein gefährliches, mühsames Geschäft. Professor Wolfgang Schade und seine Arbeitsgruppe an der TU Clausthal wollen Minen anhand der Zusammensetzung ihrer Gehäuse erkennen, und zwar mittels der so genannten laserinduzierten Plasmaspektroskopie. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan Navy Receives Eight American P3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft Pakistan (PAKISTAN)

(27.10.2005)

The P3Cs are able to launch wide array of weaponry such as American made Harpoon, French Exocet and Chinese C802 anti-ship missiles, can deploy the French-Italian made A244 torpedoes and various other types of rockets, mines, depth bombs, and special weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Searching for arms caches is a risky business (MOZAMBIQUE)

(27.10.2005)

Arms caches are often protected with booby traps, and Captain Engelbert Kiondo's team had to disarm a few landmines. "You have to be careful. Sometimes it is just a piece of wire that looks like a piece of grass, which is connected to a landmine," Kiondo said. weiterlesen >>>


Hotels in Baghdad Rocked by Rockets, Car Bombs (IRAQ)

(27.10.2005)

On Oct. 23, soldiers from 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team), seized a large weapons cache during a search in the Rawah area, near the Euphrates River. The cache included more than 1,000 antitank mines and several timed mines. The weapons were destroyed on the scene.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Investment badly needed in the south (LEBANON)

(27.10.2005)

Historically, residents of the area have been farmers, with traditional crops consisting of olives, grapes, figs, pomegranates, wheat and tobacco. With the coming of the Israeli occupation, however, much of the area's arable land was planted with mines, curtailing the viability of the industry. This, in turn, has led to a considerable outflow of the local work force.  weiterlesen >>>


CHINA BASES, A 'STRING OF PEARLS' (CHINA)

(27.10.2005)

The DOD report, as quoted by the Times elaborates on the Chinese strategy, noting that, "China … is looking not only to build a blue-water navy to control the sea lanes, but also to develop undersea mines and missile capabilities to deter the potential disruption of its energy supplies from potential threats, including the U.S. Navy, especially in the case of a conflict with Taiwan."  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Precarious situation in isolated southern province (ANGOLA)

(27.10.2005)

Landmines, food shortages, ruined roads, scant basic services and political intolerance give Kuando Kubango the dubious honour of being one of the worst places to live in Angolaa country with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. Landmines - a deadly legacy of war - are seriously curbing aid work, despite the efforts of the Halo Trust, a demining NGO, to make key roads safer. "Both Mavinga and Rivungo are ringed with landmines. Just to get to their fields or to water points, people have to cross known mined areas," said Olins of the UN's TCU.  weiterlesen >>>


Warlord hands over landmines (SOMALIA)

(27.10.2005)

A powerful Somali warlord on Monday handed over a stockpile of thousands of landmines to a Swissbased lobby group and urged his colleagues controlling the bulletscarred capital to follow suit.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Officials Skeptical of P.A. Pledges To Reform Security (MIDDLE EAST)

(27.10.2005)

Undercover commandos killed a wanted terrorist in an exchange of fire at his Tulkarm hideout Sunday. The death came after soldiers killed a Palestinian suspected of planting a mine on a road outside Ramallah on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Portugese navy introduces new EADS satellite terminal

(27.10.2005)

The latest terminal, with an antenna size of 1m, has been optimised for use on smaller ships such as offshore patrol and mine countermeasures vessels, as well as applications on larger support ships.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Tote bei Anschlägen nahe Kabul. Waffenlager in afghanischer Hauptstadt ausgehoben (Afghanistan)

(27.10.2005)

In der Hauptstadt wurden mehrere Bomben sichergestellt, mit denen die Rebellen nach Polizeiangaben Anschläge auf die ausländischen Friedenstruppen in Kabul verüben wollten. Es handelte sich um Sprengsätze, die aus alten Minen gebastelt worden seien, teilte das Innenministerium mit. Sie seien in einem alten Armeedepot entdeckt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Eindrücke vom Auslandseinsatz in Afghanistan. Koblenzer Ärzte helfen in Kabul

(27.10.2005)

Koblenz-Kabul und zurück. Der Arzt Dr. Hans Joachim Fischer kehrte kürzlich aus Kabul zurück. Während seiner Zeit in Afghanistan, wurden mehrfach schwerstverletzte Patienten nach Verkehrs oder Minenunfällen vor das scharf bewachte Haupttor des Lazaretts einfach abgelegt, damit die ausländischen Ärzte sie behandeln. weiterlesen >>>


UPDATE: Militants Attack Kabul, 7 Dead; Bomb Cache Found (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.10.2005)

The bombs discovered in Kabul were found in a junkyard for old military vehicles in the northern part of the city, said Interior Ministry spokesman Yousuf Stanekzai. The explosives were made from old anti-personnel mines, and rebels were "suspected to be planning to use them against ISAF," he said, referring to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which guards the capital.  weiterlesen >>>


Three militants detained in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(26.10.2005)

A resident of the village of Samashki in Chechnya's Achkhoi-Martan district, suspected of involvement in an attack on a military commandant's office, has been detained in Chechnya. A weapons cache has been discovered in the village of Shovkhal-Berdi in Nozhai-Yurt district. It contained two rounds for a grenade launcher, a grenade and 150 cartridges.  weiterlesen >>>


US tank blown up in southern Afghanistan, no casualties (AFGHANISTAN)

(26.10.2005)

A US military tank was blown up after a convoy of troops hit a roadside landmine in Orgun District of the southern Paktika Province, a well-placed source said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran press: Mine-clearing operations cause "powerful explosions" in southwest (IRAN)

(26.10.2005)

Another piece of news is a report by the Mehr News Agency from Khorramshahr which states that the mine clearing forces working in the minefields of Shalamcheh [on the Iraqi border] have carried out a series of powerful explosions, which have caused some worries among the local public.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi bomb builders learn fast, exact heavy toll (IRAQ)

(26.10.2005)

Instructions on how to build IEDs can be easily found on the Internet. IEDs are responsible for many of the U.S. deaths in Iraq, where 15,000 troops have also been wounded. An IED that killed 14 Marines and a civilian interpreter when it blew up their amphibious assault vehicle was nothing more complicated than three landmines stacked together.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected terrorist gang arrested in Afghan capital (AFGHANISTAN)

(26.10.2005)

Deputy Interior Minister for Anti-terrorism Syed Anwar Mujmir Ahmad told Pajhwok that a group of 12 suspected terrorists was arrested for planting five landmines and other remote controlled explosives in a damaged tank on road No 315. The explosive was probably placed there to attack ISAF forces, he added.  weiterlesen >>>


Latent suspicion amid India-Pakistan goodwill (INDIA/PAKISTAN). Both sides claiming credit for opening Line of Control to quake victims

(26.10.2005)

INDIAN soldiers stationed along the ceasefire line in Kashmir started removing landmines and other booby traps yesterday as the country prepared to lend Pakistan a hand in coping with the thousands of people affected by the Oct 8 earthquake. But beneath the bonhomie and mutual expressions of goodwill there lies decades of suspicion and barely concealed rivalry.  weiterlesen >>>


Solder killed, 11 injured in Ladha blast (PAKISTAN)

(26.10.2005)

A road bomb exploded as a military convoy was passing by Monday in a northwestern tribal region, blowing up a truck, killing one soldier and injuring 11 other, an army official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines tragedy inspires fundraiser (NEW ZEALAND)

(26.10.2005)

CALM hopes to raise enough money to afford prosthetic limbs for 50 survivors of landmines on the borders of Thailand. About 11,000 people around the world are injured by mines every year; 23 percent are children. Fifteen countries still produce landmines and there are about 200 milllion of them stockpiled. Of the 89 countries affected by landmines the worst are Angola, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Egypt.  weiterlesen >>>


1 killed, 4 hurt in 'NPA' attack in North Cotabato (Philippines)

(25.10.2005)

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines ' A militiaman was killed and four others were wounded in an attack by suspected communist rebels on a military detachment in the southern province of North Cotabato, police said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


A communication gap saved Naidu. Failure of "scout" led to delay in triggering the claymore mines

(25.10.2005)

The naxalite's failure to intimate the team about N. Chandrababu Naidu's movements led to a split-second delay in triggering the claymore mines, possibly saving his life. Mr. Naidu, his Cabinet colleague, B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, legislators R. Rajasekhara Reddy and Chadalavada Krishna Murthy, and security personnel were injured in the attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Quake leaves residents vulnerable to landmines (India ' Pakistan)

(25.10.2005)

The Indian Red Cross and other groups have warned that thousands of landmines planted on the Indo-Pak border may have shifted after the October 8 earthquake. weiterlesen >>>


Modernisation process continuing in CRPF (India)

(25.10.2005)

"CRPF is facing some challenge in the naxal-affected areas since they use IEDs and landmines, causing heavy damage to the force," K T D Singh Inspector General (Operations), CRPF, Delhi, told reporters at its training camp at Kududampalayam, about 20 kms from here. Though modernisation was being done in a phased manner since 2000, CRPF was now getting better weapons, communication equipment, modern and bullet proof vehicles and mine protectors, Singh said. weiterlesen >>>


Harris deal may be worth $205M. Marine radios to get upgrades

(25.10.2005)

Harris Corp. on Thursday won a contract worth up to $205 million from the Marine Corps for its tactical radios, which can be carried by soldiers or bolted into armored vehicles designed to take out mines.  weiterlesen >>>


NPA camp in Comval falls (Philippines)

(25.10.2005)

A New People's Army (NPA) camp in Laak, Compostela Valley Province fell into the hands of Philippine Army troopers after a 40-minute firefight last Sunday, Oct. 16. Due to superior firepower the Army was able to capture the enemy camp and recovered two claymore mines with electrical wires. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast kills 2 soldiers in S. Afghanistan

(24.10.2005)

Two Afghan soldiers were killed Thursday as their vehicle hit a land mine in Baghran district in southern Afghan province of Helmand, the provincial police chief said.  weiterlesen >>>


Uzbek Official Says Mines Cleared From Tajik Border (Uzbekistan - Tajikistan)

(24.10.2005)

Uzbekistan's deputy chief of border guards said today his country had removed land mines from about one-fifth of its border with Tajikistan. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Clearing in Guatemala To Continue Despite Hurricane Damage. OAS says areas scheduled to be cleared in 2005 not affected by hurricane

(24.10.2005)

The clearance of land mines in Guatemala will continue as planned, despite the damages caused by Hurricane Stan, which struck the country and other parts of Central America in early October. weiterlesen >>>


CRPF killed 55 militants, lost 12 personnel during one year

(24.10.2005)

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which recently replaced the Border Security Force (BSF) from the Srinagar city, killed 55 militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the past one year, but also lost its 12 personnel while fighting ultras. A CRPF spokesman said 59 AK rifles, 16 pistols, one pika gun, two rocket launchers, two rocket missile, 14 IED mines, 169 magazines, 4247 ammunition, 16 detonators, 165 grenades, 186.5 kg of explosive material and eight wirless sets were seized during the past one year. weiterlesen >>>


Citing Instability, Annan Calls for Six-Month Extension of UN Mission in Western Sahara (Morocco)

(24.10.2005)

Instability continues in the Western Sahara stemming from the political impasse between the Moroccan Government and the Frente POLISARIO independence movement. On the positive side, Secretary-General Kofi Annan notes progress on the removal of unexploded mines, and the release of 404 prisoners of war after 20 years of incarceration by the POLISARIO.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDATE: Daghestan local acquitted of terrorism, sentenced for making explosives

(24.10.2005)

Prosecutors accused Khanali Umakhanov of involvement in a blast attack in the Daghestani town of Kaspiisk in May 2002 when more than 40 servicemen and civilians, including children, were killed and dozens wounded. On Thursday morning, the jury cleared Umakhanov of terrorism and murder charges but found him guilty of purchasing and then handing over to terrorists a remote to a mine that went off in Kaspiisk. weiterlesen >>>


thiopien und Eritrea erneut am Abgrund. UNO denkt über Abzug aus demilitarisierter Zone nach

(24.10.2005)

Am 1. Oktober waren sechs Zivilisten teilweise schwer verletzt worden als ihr Bus in der TSZ auf eine Frisch verlegte Antipanzermine auffuhr. Sie wurden von einem UNMEE-Hubschrauber ausgeflogen. Zwei ebenfalls schwer verletzte kenianische UNMEE-Soldaten hatten dieses Glück im Unglück am 17.10. nicht mehr, da inzwischen die Regierung Eritreas den Hubschraubern der UNMEE jegliches überfliegen ihres Territoriums untersagt hatte. weiterlesen >>>


ANNAN FORDERT HILFE. Erdbeben-Katastrophe schlimmer als Tsunami (Kashmir)

(24.10.2005)

Das Erdbeben könnte tausende Landminen an der Grenze zwischen Indien und Pakistan verschoben haben, wie ein Mitarbeiter der Organisation "Global Green Peace" sagte, die seit Jahren für ein minenfreies Kaschmir kämpft. Die Militärkarten, auf denen die Lage der Minen bisher vermerkt war, seien damit nutzlos geworden. Das Leben von Dorfbewohnern an der Grenzlinie zwischen dem pakistanischen und dem indischen Teil von Kaschmir sei in Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Pressure-triggered bombs worry U.S. forces (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

A bomb was detonated by a pressure switch that activates when a vehicle drives over, injuring four soldiers on Oct. 14. The incident means that U.S. forces here, who have improved their ability to spot remotely triggered bombs, now have a different type of weapon to worry about.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants sharing bomb expertise (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

Roadside bombs are growing more powerful and sophisticated because insurgents throughout Iraq have grown adept at sharing information and using expert trainers. The number of improvised explosive devices detonated or discovered has steadily increased to more than 1,000 last month from fewer than 600 in September 2004, according to the multinational forces command in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Government scours park for unexploded ordnance / National forest in Wyoming was a military target range for 82 years (USA)

(24.10.2005)

In Medicine Bow's Pole Mountain, between Cheyenne and Laramie in southern Wyoming, about two dozen technicians and explosives experts have been crisscrossing the rugged, 8,000-foot-elevation terrain since August. They use handheld metal detectors and a wheeled contraption a technician with headphones pushes along while carrying a backpack of electronics. "It's basically a mine detector," said D.J. Myers, an ordnance and explosives safety specialist with the corps.  weiterlesen >>>


Two deminers killed, six injured in bomb explosion in S. Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.10.2005)

Two demining workers were killed, six others were injured Sunday morning in a bomb explosion in Afghan southern province of Kandahar, the manager of the demining organization said.  weiterlesen >>>


20 insurgents killed near Iraq's border with Syria (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

Multinational forces also discovered 10 weapons caches and arrested 16 suspected insurgents during two operations in northern Iraq on Monday and Tuesday. The caches held assault and sniper rifles, several kinds of fuses, 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of TNT, PE-4 explosives, landmines, fragmentation grenades, 100-kg (220-pound) fragmentation bombs, blasting caps and various projectiles.  weiterlesen >>>


State receives anti-mines gear to be used in south Sudan (SUDAN)

(24.10.2005)

The Government yesterday received equipment for detecting landmines to be used in southern Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


2 guerrillas killed in mid-western Nepal (NEPAL)

(24.10.2005)

In mid-western Nepal, the security forces have confiscated a rifle, a pistol, ammunition for various firearms, socket bombs, home-made weapons, grenades, equipment used in setting up landmines, two generators, one computer, logistic goods and different food items from the clash site, Defense Ministry confirmed.  weiterlesen >>>


"Landmines may cause further casualties near LoC: experts" (INDIA)

(24.10.2005)

Experts engaged in rescue and relief operation in the devastating earthquake hit areas feared further casualties due to landmines, if immediate measures were not taken before allowing national and international rescuers to travel the areas close to the line of control (LoC). weiterlesen >>>


Six Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya (CHECHYNA)

(24.10.2005)

In another incident, a military truck hit a landmine near the village of Kurtchaloi near the south of the republic.  weiterlesen >>>


Radio journalist dies in Afghan blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.10.2005)

At least one person was killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion on Saturday [22 October] in the southeastern province of Khost.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms caches found in Azerbaijan's second largest city (AZERBAIJAN)

(24.10.2005)

A large number of weapons and munitions hidden in various caches have been found over the last few days as a result of investigative measures carried out in Ganca (Azerbaijan) on the basis of phone calls received by the Ganca City Police Department.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms caches discovered and destroyed in Chechnya, Dagestan (CHECHNYA/RUSSIA)

(24.10.2005)

In a ditch between the Chechen villages of Mesker-Yurt and Dzhalka, not far from the federal road Baku-Rostov-na-Donu, Chechen policemen found a cache containing seven improvised explosive devices and three shoulder-fired antitank grenade launchers, two hand grenades, a Makarov pistol and 160 rounds of ammunition for automatic weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Vehicle Fire, Roadside Bomb Claim Soldiers' Lives (IRAQ)

(24.10.2005)

On Oct. 19, three Task Force Liberty soldiers were killed and another was wounded when their combat patrol struck a roadside bomb near Balad. In other news from Iraq, Task Force Baghdad soldiers found and destroyed terrorists' bombs and weapons caches during combat operations Oct. 19 in and around various Baghdad districts.  weiterlesen >>>


NEW DOD RULE COULD HELP PRIORITIZE CLEANUPS OF MUNITIONS SITES (USA)

(24.10.2005)

The Defense Department Oct. 5 issued a long-awaited rule setting methods for prioritizing cleanup work at thousands of military ordnance sites.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique blows up thousands of civil war guns

(21.10.2005)

Mozambique blew up thousands of guns and landmines on Wednesday in the biggest single act of destruction of arms in an 11-year-old programme to rid the region of its civil war-era weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Quake may have shifted landmines (Kashmir)

(21.10.2005)

THE devastating October 8 earthquake may have shifted thousands of landmines planted by Indian and Pakistani troops along their disputed Kashmir border, a group warned Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


2 Islamic Militants Killed in Dagestan

(21.10.2005)

Large-scale combat operations have ended as federal forces -- and increasingly the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration's security services -- have established fragile control over most of the region. Yet rebels continue to ambush police and security forces and keep up a steady stream of land mine explosions.  weiterlesen >>>


Prototype sonic gas analyzer developed

(21.10.2005)

Pennsylvania State University researchers say they've developed a prototype sonic gas analyzer that tracks gas concentrations based on changes in pitch. The researchers say their new system also could be adapted for tracking toxic or flammable gases in mines, sewers or landfills, for hydrogen detectors in battery compartments of boats and electric cars, or in industries in which gases are consumed as feedstocks. weiterlesen >>>


Sweden Establishes Priority in Co-operation (Sweden - Angola)

(21.10.2005)

Public works, mines and transports are the priority areas where the Swedish government intends to co-operate with Angola, announced Tuesday, here, the Swedish ambassador accredited in the country, Anderson Hegelberg.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Demining executive commission set

(21.10.2005)

An Executive Commission tasked with securing the inspection, clearing and control of quality of populations relocation areas and with mapping out and destroy landmines was set up on Thursday in Luanda by Angolan Government.  weiterlesen >>>


A SOLDIER'S JOURNAL RYAN MALTBA: CLOVER TO AFGHANISTAN. Pain: Deaths far and near, and nonstop work, too

(21.10.2005)

There is always the strong threat of attack by the ACM (anti-coalition militia), land mines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices).This very road that we are working on has a bit of history. It was attempted by the Russians during their occupation and failed. It was again attempted by the British and again failed. Now it's our turn and we will not fail. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier Killed; Iraq Operations Net Weapons, Suspects

(21.10.2005)

In other news from Iraq, U.S. soldiers from Task Force Liberty followed a civilian tip to a cache of 85 anti-tank mines near Hamrin, in Diyala province. A local citizen was digging in the area when he uncovered the munitions and immediately reported it to coalition forces. The anti-tank mines discovered are of the same type recently used in IED attacks. Task Force Liberty explosive ordnance personnel removed the munitions for future disposal.  weiterlesen >>>


Voluntary repatriation of Angolans accelerates as new corridor opens up in the north

(21.10.2005)

A convoy carrying 211 returning refugees arrived in Angola on Wednesday along a newly de-mined road from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marking a new milestone in the UN refugee agency's voluntary repatriation programme for Angolans who fled that country's 27 years of civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Ugly politics rerun in Bihar (INDIA)

(21.10.2005)

An RJD minister in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet got his brother and RJD candidate from Jamui, Mr Vijay Prakash, released from police lock-up moments after he was caught intimidating voters of his constituency on polling day yesterday. Police said they had seized an unlicensed rifle, a number of bullets, land-mine device, about Rs 6.75 lakh in cash besides three cartons of foreign liquor. weiterlesen >>>


Innenminister Klaus Jeziorsky (CDU) beim Munitionsbergungsdienst des Landes in der Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide. 80 Prozent der Heide munitionsfrei

(21.10.2005)

Vernichtet werden die Grananten und Minen sowohl in offener Sprengung als auch in der modernen Anlage in Hottendorf, die speziell zu diesem Zweck entwickelt wurde und seit drei Jahren erfolgreich arbeitet. 2008, davon geht man mittlerweile aus, könnte die Heide munitionsfrei sein. Die Vernichtung der Fundmunition dauert noch zehn Jahre länger.  weiterlesen >>>