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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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Afghanistan attack: At least 18 dead in suicide bombing on first day of Ramadan
May 27, 2017
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.


Manchester attack: Fears over ‘second bomb’ after police find huge chemical explosive cache in Salman Abedi raid
May 26, 2017
The Manchester suicide bomber may have built a second device which is now in the hands of fellow jihadists, police fear.


Former Greek PM Lucas Papademos hurt in Athens car bomb
May 25, 2017
Greece’s former prime minister Lucas Papademos has been hurt by an explosive device hidden in an envelope, according to police.


UK Prime Minister to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack
May 25, 2017
Theresa May is to call on world leaders to step up pressure on internet companies to rid the web of extremist material in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

Suicide bombings kill 3 officers at Jakarta bus station, police say
May 25, 2017
A pair of suicide bombers struck a bus station Wednesday in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, police said


Manchester Arena attack: UK hits out at US ‘leaks’ over terror inquiry
May 24, 2017
British counter-terrorism officials have hit out at their US counterparts for apparently leaking intelligence to the American media in connection with the Manchester attack inquiry.


UK terror threat level raised to critical
May 23, 2017
The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said.


Manchester explosion: 22 dead and many injured
May 23, 2017
Police have confirmed 22 people have died and around 59 people are injured after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena.


PrimeTech Demining Demo Day
May 22, 2017
With great pleasure PrimeTech is announcing this year’s PrimeTech Demining Demo Day, to be held on August 30th and 31st in Italy.


ISIS ‘working on new generation of explosives that could be hidden in computers and evade airport scanners’ – as Europe ponders ban on laptops on flights to US
May 18, 2017
The United States said on Wednesday that ISIS is believed to be working on a sophisticated new bomb that could be hidden in laptop computers and are capable of evading airport detectors.

Huge explosives, suicidal vests found in militant den, 2 detained
May 16, 2017
Two members of Neo JMB were detained from the militant dens in Jheniddah Sadar on Tues day. Six bombs, 15 dynamite sticks, 30 electric circuits two suicidal vests were recovered from there, said commanding officer of Rab-6 Major Monir Ahmed.

Laos village takes novel approach to recycling explosives
May 15, 2017
The village of Ban Napia in the Xieng Khuang province of Laos has become a tourist destination in recent years.


Leeds Bradford Airport reopens after controlled explosion on suspicious package
May 14, 2017
A police bomb squad has carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of passengers and staff from Leeds Bradford Airport.


Italian police investigate small bomb blast at Rome post office
May 12, 2017
A rudimentary explosive device detonated between parked vehicles outside a post office in Rome, causing no injuries but damaging a car.


U.N. aviation agency seeks global approach to laptop ban
May 10, 2017
A United Nations agency has launched an effort to craft global guidance for the use of laptops and other portable electronics in passenger aircraft cabins after selective bans by the United States and Britain upset airline passengers as well as Middle Eastern carriers.


Scores hurt in twin-bomb attack at Pattani supermarket
May 10, 2017
At least 60 people, among them children, were injured when two bombs went off one after the other at a major supermarket in Thailand’s restive south yesterday afternoon.


Units from 24 countries join together for largest annual exercise in the Mideast
May 9, 2017
More than 7,000 troops from 24 nations are participating in a massive exercise in Jordan, training to combat improvised explosive devices, cyberattacks and other threats.


Busy road closed as Army bomb squad called to inspect ‘viable device’
May 9, 2017
The Army bomb squad was called to a location in North Dublin on Monday night after a “viable device” was discovered.


Chand-led Maoist cadres held with explosives
May 9, 2017
Police on Tuesday arrested two cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist in possession of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Chitwan.


Pipe bomb found in Sebring home
May 9, 2017
A pipe bomb found in the home of a man who is in federal custody for threatening to blow up a Sebring (Florida) eye care center in 2015 was safely removed and dismantled Monday, May 8.


Kenyan police officers targeted in deadly bomb explosion
May 8, 2017
Several people including police officers have been injured in a deadly bomb explosion. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is said to have been planted by suspected al-Shabaab militants.


IED blast injures four in Peshwar
May 8, 2017
An improvised explosive device (IED) targeted the vehicle carrying officials of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) here on Monday injuring three cops and a passerby in outskirts of the city.


EOD among groups of static air show displays
May 8, 2017
The Wings Over Solano brought out more than just planes for people’s viewing pleasure. Plenty of booths and vehicles for were on display for visitors to learn more about the different jobs in the military.


423 casualties of anti-vehicle mines incidents reported in 2016
May 8, 2017
In 2016, there were 181 incidents related, or suspected to be related, to anti-vehicle mines (AVMs) in 22 states and territories. These incidents caused 423 casualties (195 dead and 228 injured) of which 46 per cent were civilians.

City of Hanover evacuated after three unexploded WWII bombs found
May 7, 2017
Two of the bombs were successfully diffused. The third will require specialised equipment before it can be made safe.


Roadside bomb damages Army armored personnel carrier (APC) in Maguindanao
May 7, 2017
Fanatical militants damaged an Army Simba armored personnel carrier in one of two roadside bombings in the province in a span of just 15 hours, a military spokesman said Sunday.


Explosive Detection Systems Order for New Istanbul Airport
May 5, 2017
The management team from the New Istanbul Airport has ordered 24 MV3D Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) from L3 Security & Detection Systems.


Russia testing airport explosive detection system
May 3, 2017
Russian scientists and the Federal Security Service have developed a remote control device for detecting explosives at airports and other public places


Suicide attack on NATO convoy in Kabul kills eight civilians
May 3, 2017
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday that killed eight civilians in an attack on a convoy of NATO armored personnel vehicles.

IS suicide attack on Syrian refugee camp leaves at least 32 dead
May 2, 2017
At least 32 people have been killed by Islamic State militants who attacked a refugee camp in northeast Syria near the border with Iraq.


Devon teenager planted homemade bomb on Underground after watching YouTube explosions videos
April 26, 2017
Damon Smith, 20, planted a ball bearing bomb on a Tube train after taking pictures of himself next to the mastermind behind the 2015 Paris terror attacks, the court heard.

Security during major events
April 26, 2017
Security in the context of organising major events, whether these are cultural, sporting or political, is an absolute imperative.

Russian Defense Minister Suggests Forming Int’l Mine Clearing Coalition in Syria
April 26, 2017
Russia proposes the creation of an international coalition to take part in mine clearing work in Syria, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the VI Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.


Serbia willing to train to join Russia in demining in Syria
April 26, 2017
The Serbian Army want to take part in demining operations in Syria, including in Palmyra, but currently lack the capacities for this.