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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome to the Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the Counter-IED Report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. The report is published in print, eBook and PDF formats, and distributed worldwide. The distribution is tailored to the highly engaged audience of EOD, CIED, CBRNe, Defence, Law Enforcement, CT and Security professionals and senior decision makers in government, public and private sectors. Additional print copies of the Report are also distributed at the relevant Defence and Security events through our Media Partnership Programme.


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  • Cabinet Office, NATO, Europol and Global Cyber Alliance confirmed to speak at UK Security Expo 2017

    July 27, 2017

    UK Security Expo announce launch of 2017 conference agenda with the addition of two new programmes covering Cyber Security and Counter Terror for FMs Following on from the success of the 2016 agenda, UK Security Expo will feature an extended educational offering with 9 conference programmes, 250 individual sessions and 200 speakers covering the entire breadth ...

  • TSA issues new electronics screening procedures for domestic, international flights

    July 26, 2017

    The Transportation Security Administration expanded its screening of electronic devices for carry-on luggage on Wednesday with new security procedures for all U.S. and international flights. The procedures require any electronic device larger than a cell phone to be X-rayed in a separate bin, similar to how laptop computers are currently screened. TSA officials made no mention of ...

  • Booby-traps plague north Iraq as Islamic State targets returning civilians

    July 26, 2017

    As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from Islamic State, homemade bombs and explosives laid on an industrial scale by the insurgents are claiming hundreds of victims and hampering efforts to bring life back to normal. Houses, schools, mosques and streets are all booby-trapped, a big problem in West Mosul ...

  • OSCE supports advanced explosive ordnance disposal courses in Dushanbe

    July 25, 2017

    Two parallel 11-day courses on explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) level 3, supported by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, were concluded in Dushanbe on July 21, the OSCE said in press release. The courses for Russian-speaking and Tajik-Dari speaking students, respectively, were attended by 42 trainees from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan. “The regional EOD training ...

  • Blast leaves dozens dead in Pakistan’s Lahore

    July 24, 2017

    A suicide attack targeting police personnel in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least 25 people and wounded scores more, officials say. The attack targeted police assisting in a drive to clear the Ferozepur Road, a main road in Pakistan’s second city, of illegal construction and street vendors on Monday, provincial Law Minister ...

  • At least 35 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack

    July 24, 2017

    At least 35 people have been killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the west of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. More than 40 others were wounded, including children, when a car packed with explosives was rammed into a bus carrying government employees just before 7am local time on Monday. The death toll could yet rise, with the country’s ...

  • Prison Inmates Detonate Explosive In Attempted Jailbreak

    July 24, 2017

    Inmates of Okaka Prison in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State detonated an improvised explosive device in an attempted jailbreak on Monday. While six inmates were arrested after the explosion, others may have escaped, according to prison sources. Victor Chiabua, Controller of the Nigerian Prisons Service in the state, said that the incident occurred at about 9:02 p.m. on ...

  • Narco-Terror: Mexican Cartel Begins Using IEDs

    July 23, 2017

    Mexican intelligence services are sounding the alarm about one of Mexico’s most violent cartels turning to the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as part of their terrorist-style tactics. A leaked report from Mexico’s intelligence service CISEN revealed the ruthless Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) has turned to the recruitment of former terrorists from Colombia and their ...

  • Bomb disposal expert Kim Hughes: ‘I’ve an unhealthy number of darkest moments

    July 22, 2017

    British Warrant Officer Class 1 Kim Hughes, 37, was awarded the George Cross in June 2010 for defusing seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs) without protective clothing. His citation called it the “single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan”. You’re still alive. Do you develop a sixth sense in the field? No. It ...

  • FBI releases ‘unusual’ analysis of pipe bomb found in man’s apartment after Bixby Air Force recruiting office bombing

    July 20, 2017

    An unexploded pipe bomb found in the apartment of a man jailed in connection with the bombing of a Bixby military recruiting office had unusual features, according to court records. A preliminary Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis of one of two unexploded improvised explosive devices found in Benjamin Roden’s south Tulsa apartment determined the device utilized ...

  • Two JSQM men held for IED attacks on Chinese workers

    July 20, 2017

    Two activists of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) alleged to be involved in attacks on Chinese nationals in the city were among 10 suspects arrested by the Sindh Rangers on Wednesday. A spokesman for the paramilitary force said a team conducted an intelligence-based targeted raid in the city’s Steel Town area and, after resistance, managed ...

  • Training of bomb-sniffing dogs could improve with new mass spectrometry tool

    July 20, 2017

    Law enforcement has long relied on canines to sniff out dangerous explosives, but large discrepancies exist between individual dogs’ performances that are at least partially attributable to training differences. Now, analytical chemistry may help give the dogs’ powerful sense of smell a keener edge. Researchers have developed a device that could improve dogs’ training by ...