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3 SEPTEMBER 2019: BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA

A police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing when a gang opened fired on it. The gang was conducting a heist of a cash-in-transit van that was travelling from Bloemfontein to Botshabelo. The gang threatened the security guards, blew open the van with explosives and left with cash.

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5 SEPTEMBER 2019: MIAMI, FLORIDA

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, an American Airlines mechanic was arrested for sabotaging a 150-passenger aircraft in order to get paid overtime. In July, Alani had glued a hard foam substance inside a tube that connects the air data module to an outside sensor. The aircraft was subsequently grounded after the pilot aborted take-off due to…

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9 AUGUST 2019: 7 SEPTEMBER 2019: CHEK LAP KOK, HONG KONG

Hong Kong International Airport has been a continued target for those protesting against police brutality, the government and its proposed extradition law. Between the 9-11 August there was a planned sit-in protest in the arrival’s hall of the airport – causing no disruptions to flights. However, on 12 August flights were suspended after at least…

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26 JULY 2019: LEGAZPI, PHILIPPINES

The New People’s Army (NPA) attacked Bicol International Airport (currently under construction). An IED was placed on the front of a dump truck and detonated once within the airport. The Philippine Army, located nearby, opened fire at the NPA.

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4 AUGUST 2019: 14 SEPTEMBER 2019: TRIPOLI, LIBYA

Khalifa Haftar forces carried out several rocket and drone attacks on Mitiga International Airport. On 15 August, a rocket strike hit two aircraft killing one security guard and injuring several others. Flights were diverted to Misrata Airport on 31 August when three missiles were launched at the airport; four civilians were wounded and a Libyan…

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25 JULY 2019: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Eight armed men stole an estimated 700kg of precious metals, worth approx. £23 million, from a cargo terminal at Guarulhos Airport. The men were driving two trucks that resembled police cars. They forced the workers to load the gold, which was destined for Zurich and New York, into the vehicle. The men took two airport…

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24 JULY 2019: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

Three Croatian soldiers were attacked by the Taliban when they were en route to Kabul Airport. The attacker exploded his suicide bomb as he crashed his motorcycle into the soldiers’ vehicle. One soldier died and two were injured.

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22 JULY 2019: GAO, MALI

Six Estonian Defence Forces members based in Gao were injured by a vehicle that contained an IED. Daesh was allegedly behind the attack which was allegedly, a response to Operation Barkhane – an operation led by France to support Africa’s Sahel region against IS terrorists, illegal migration and human trafficking.