October 23, 2023
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ATMIS police officers conclude Explosive Hazard Awareness training in Baidoa

BAIDOA– African Union Transition Mission in Somalia ATMIS police personnel have on Monday successfully completed an Explosive Hazard and Awareness (EHAT) training course in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of South West State. The training encompasd practical demonstrations on convoy movement planning, countering complex attacks and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) awareness. The Participants also gained... Read More

BAIDOA– African Union Transition Mission in Somalia ATMIS police personnel have on Monday successfully completed an Explosive Hazard and Awareness (EHAT) training course in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of South West State.

The training encompasd practical demonstrations on convoy movement planning, countering complex attacks and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) awareness.

The Participants also gained skills on how to identify vulnerable areas and types of IEDs used by militant groups.

According to the African Union Peace Mission, the programme is aimed to provide and equipped the officers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively deal with  IEDs in ATMIS’ areas of responsibility.

Al-Shabaab, a militant group that has been waging war for decades against the internationally backed central government mostly carried out their attacks through remotely activated weapons, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

IEDs have in recent days become Al-Shabaab’s weapon of choice which have led massive loss of lives and property.

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