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Russia & NATO discussing scrapping ammunition

The Voice of Russia, Nov 26, 2012

Russia and NATO have plans for a joint utilization of ammunition, Russian media reports say citing sources in the NATO headquarters in Brussels and in the Russian Defence Ministry. It is planned that the old ammunition will be scrapped with the use of NATO’s technologies and that Russia will finance the scrapping process, media reports say.


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1208 World War II Bomb Detonated in Munich

spiegelonline, 29AUG2012

World War II Bomb Detonated in Heart of Munich

Authorities detonated a World War II bomb in Munich on Tuesday night after efforts to defuse it were unsuccessful. Residents across the city heard the blast as windows shattered and several small fires started on area rooftops.

Unable to defuse a 250 kg bomb found buried one meter deep in the heart of the Bavarian capital, authorities elected to detonate the explosive on site. The controlled blast, finally carried out just before 10 p.m., sent a fireball into the night sky, shattered windows in the vicinity and resulted in several small fires on surrounding rooftops. Nobody was hurt.

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1209 American Killed in Libya was on Mission to Track Weapons

ABC, 13/09/2012

American Killed in Libya Was on Mission to Track Weapons

One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons .

Glen Doherty, former Navy SEAL, worked as a contractor with the State Department and went into the field to track down MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them. After the fall of dictator Gadhafi, the State Department launched a mission to round up thousands of MANPADS that may have been looted from military installations across the country. U.S. officials were concerned the MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists, creating a threat to commercial airliners.

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1209 Accident in Turkey

An accidental explosion at a storage facility in western Turkey killed 25 soldiers and wounded four others, Turkish officials told the Anadolu news agency.

The blast occurred Wednesday evening in the province of Afyonkarahisar at the facility that stored hand grenades, military officials said, according ot Anadolu.

"I am satisfied that it is completely an accident. It has nothing to do with terrorism or sabotage from outside," Turkish Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu told the news agency.

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1203 Blast at arms depot in Congo Republic

Reuters,Mon Mar 5, 2012

Blast at Brazzaville arms depot kills hundreds

Up to 200 people were killed on Sunday when an arms dump exploded in Brazzaville, ripping apart a nearby neighbourhood in the Congo Republic's capital. Hundreds of others were injured by the blasts which rocked the riverside capital around 8 a.m. (0700 GMT).

A government spokesman said that a short circuit was to blame for the fire that sparked the explosions and promised to move military barracks out of town as a result.


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