• Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 21 October 2016

    Americas Colombia - 20 October 2016: In Bogotá, authorities deployed soldiers and police officers to protect power transmission pylons, after two electricity towers were damaged by IEDs in Mondoñedo, Cundinamarca, and Ciudad Bolívar. Mexico - 18 October 2016: In El Naranjo, San Luis

  • US detects 'failed' North Korean IRBM launch

    North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), according to the US military. "US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch," at 1233 h [Korean time] on 15 October near the

  • Military forces intercept ballistic missile in Saudi Arabia's Asir

    A BALLISTIC missile - fired by Yemen-based Ansar Allah militants - was intercepted by military anti-ballistic missile defence systems as it targeted the city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia's Asir province on 11 October, Reuters reported. The Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes targeting the

  • Japan plans to fish for debris of North Korean ballistic missiles

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested on 11 October that his government may seek to locate and recover the remnants of four North Korean No Dong (also known as Rodong) intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) that fell into the waters of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between

  • South Korean military on high alert as imagery shows increased activity at North's nuclear test site

    Analysis of recent commercial satellite imagery of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test facility indicates "continuing activity" at all three of its tunnel complexes, in what could be part of preparations for the country's sixth nuclear test. "Activity at the North Portal, where the

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  • Another North Korean IRBM launch fails

    North Korea conducted another unsuccessful launch of what appeared to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on 20 October, according to US, Japanese, and South Korean officials. "US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected what we assess was a failed North Korean