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Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base; 36 injured

Jun. 15, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta on Tuesday, leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition, officials said. During an emergency visit to the base, Defense Minister Diego Molano...

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at Somalia military site

Jun. 15, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a military training center in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Aden told reporters that the...

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. The...

Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades

Jun. 15, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look. Stenciled on the box: “Cartridges for weapons.” Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades. ...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Alabama bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Military weapons including pistols and submachine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in Alabama. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 39 guns disappeared or were recovered in...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Georgia bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Military weapons including assault rifles and pistols have been lost or stolen from bases in Georgia. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 37 guns disappeared or were recovered in Georgia...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Virginia bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Military weapons including pistols and a medium machine gun have been lost or stolen from bases in Virginia. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 19 guns disappeared or were recovered in...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from California bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Military weapons including assault rifles and heavy machine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in California. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 111 guns disappeared or were...

West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

Jet that crashed near Nellis Air Force Base had flap issue

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say the fatal crash of a jet into a home near Nellis Air Force Base nearly three weeks ago was the result of a flap issue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings...