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Eight security officers killed in Wajir Al-Shabaab attack

Five Administration Police officers and three police reservists have been killed after their vehicle was ambushed by suspected Al-Shabaab militants who staged an IED attack in Bojigaras, Wajir County. The officers who are based...

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Pandora Report 6.15.2018

Welcome back to your favorite weekly dose of all things biodefense! We’ve got a lot of health security news to cover this week as microbes just don’t seem to take a break. Outbreak Updates...

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Aselsan successfully tests laser defence system

Aselsan has successfully tested the Lazer Savunma Sistemi’nin (LSS) laser defence system mounted on a BMC Amazon armoured vehicle, the Turkish company reported on 10 June. “The LSS is being developed to detect and...

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Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit...

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OPCW confirms another sarin attack in Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on 13 June that it was “very likely” that sarin was used in Al-Lataminah (Ltamenah) in Syria’s Hamah province on 24 March 2017. It...

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CW destruction resumes at Pueblo

After a nine-month shut down for repairs, the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been brought back online and is to resume destruction of the US CW stockpile. The highly automated plant began a gradual restart...

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Man arrested in Cologne for possession of Ricin

Police in Germany have issued an arrest warrant for a 29 year old Tunisian man after Ricin was discovered in his apartment in Cologne. Public prosecutors suspect the Tunisian citizen of violating the War...

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Trump says summit ended N. Korea nuclear threat

Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2018 – US President Donald Trump arrived home Wednesday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong Un had ended North Korea’s nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer. “There...

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