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Welcome 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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  • The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs

    October 19, 2017

    This is Lulu, the Labrador who joined the CIA as one of their newest recruits. Her mission: to sniff out explosives. But weeks into her training programme Lulu just wasn’t making the grade. A life at the United States Central Intelligence Agency, it seems, was not for her. So she had to be dropped from the puppy ...

  • Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

    October 19, 2017

    At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded and six were missing, the defence ministry said. Ten militants were also said to have died. The attack, which happened in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district, is ...

  • ‘Mafia’ blows doors off police station in Helsingborg

    October 18, 2017

    An organised crime group is believed to be behind an explosion that blew the doors off a police station in Sweden. The blast, in the early hours of Wednesday, caused severe damage to the main police offices in Helsingborg and houses opposite. Images showed glass scattered across a wide area, doors missing and the roof above the ...

  • New Organisation Aims To Strengthen Global Border Security

    October 18, 2017

    London, UK: – A former UK Border Force head is behind a new organisation that aims to strengthen border management globally. The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, who also led the UK government’s border security programme for London 2012 which saw three million athletes, coaches, spectators and officials processed at the ...

  • Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Begins Off Coast of South Korea

    October 16, 2017

    Maritime forces from the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK), together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations, commenced Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) in waters off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea, Oct. 15. USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK ...

  • Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb

    October 16, 2017

    Malta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Police said the bomb ...

  • Autumn 2017 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 16, 2017

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO HQ SACT, C-IED Centre of Excellence, Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC), United States Africa Command, C-IED cell chief for Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum, Norwegian People’s Aid and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Autumn 2017 contents pages or subscribe here. We would ...

  • Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

    October 15, 2017

    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group ...

  • Russian security services bust ISIS cell preparing ‘high-profile’ attacks

    October 14, 2017

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has uncovered a ‘sleeper cell’ linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) that was active both in Moscow and the North Caucasus region, the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee said. Four members of the cell were detained. In Makhachkala, the capital of Russia’s southern Republic of Dagestan, security forces also discovered two extremist ...

  • Portsmouth navy divers save ship packed 1,000 tonnes of fuel after anchor spears torpedo

    October 13, 2017

    In a freak accident the merchant vessel’s anchor speared a test torpedo The ship was laden with about 1,000 tonnes of fuel Elite navy divers from Portsmouth evacuate most of ship’s crew while they went about destroying the explosive Royal Navy bomb disposal experts kept a cool head as they blew up a test torpedo which ...

  • Lethal roadside bomb that killed scores of U.S. troops reappears in Iraq

    October 12, 2017

    A roadside bomb that killed an American soldier in Iraq this month was of a particularly lethal design not seen in six years, and its reappearance on the battlefield suggests that U.S. troops could again be facing a threat that bedeviled them at the height of the insurgency here, U.S. military officials said. The device was of a ...

  • EU steps up its assistance for the stabilisation of Iraq

    October 12, 2017

    The European Commission has today adopted a €60.4 million stabilisation package to support Iraq after the liberation of areas held by Da’esh, with the country still facing humanitarian, security, stabilisation and reconciliation challenges. This new funding comes in addition to EU humanitarian aid in the country and other forms of financial assistance that now total €608.4 ...


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