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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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4 Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria
February 20, 2017
Four Russian servicemen were killed in Syria on February 16, when a radio controlled bomb targeting a Syrian military convoy exploded, the Russian Defense Ministry has said in a statement.


At least 75 killed in suicide attack at Pakistani shrine
February 17, 2017
At least 75 people were killed in a suicide attack Thursday at Pakistan’s packed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in the southern city of Sehwan in Sindh province.


Blitz raid in Tirana, 45 kg of explosives seized
February 16, 2017
45 kg of explosives, 5 pieces of plastic explosive (C4), 5 boxes with aluminum detonators, 10 defensive grenades, a plastic bag filled with homemade explosive powder and other materials were seized by Tirana Police.


RAF Brize Norton Receives New Aviation Security Screening Equipment
February 15, 2017
RAF Brize Norton has become the first Unit to take delivery of brand new state-of-the-art security screening equipment, which has been installed within the airport terminal.

Raiders ‘blow up’ cash machine at night in Hillingdon
February 14, 2017
A “huge explosion” was reported in west London last night after a cash machine was allegedly blown up on a quiet street.


Pakistani bomb disposal commander killed in blast in Quetta city
February 14, 2017
A top Pakistani bomb squad officer has been killed along with another policeman while trying to defuse a bomb in the southwestern city of Quetta, police said on Tuesday.

Security forces seize 400 IEDs east of Ramadi
February 14, 2017
A source in Anbar Operations Command revealed, that security forces discovered a cache of weapons containing 400 improvised explosive devices, east of Ramadi.


Man charged after ‘explosive’ package found at Manchester Airport
February 13, 2017
A man has been charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances after a suspect package was discovered at Manchester Airport.


Deadly bomb blast at Pakistan protest rally in Lahore kills 13
February 13, 2017
A group linked to the Pakistani Taliban says it carried out the attack outside the Punjab provincial assembly building.


Islamic State chlorine bomb expert mysteriously killed in western Mosul
February 12, 2017
An Islamic State militant, the group’s chlorine bombs expert, was killed mysteriously in western Mosul as the group builds up defenses anticipating a security offensive.


Sri Lankan Army CBRN Response Squadron contributes to Course on Chemical Incidents
February 11, 2017
Members of the Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron took part as resource personnel in the Basic Training Course on Emergency Response at Chemical Incidents.


15th MEU prepares to counter chemical weapon threats
February 10, 2017
Five days may not seem like a lot of time, but during this time the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit accomplished significant milestones that will provide the U.S. and its allies the best capabilities during their WESTPAC 17-2 deployment.


The Freedom of Belfast would be fitting tribute to courage of 321 EOD
February 8, 2017
Twenty bomb disposal officers died in the line of duty during the Troubles and it’s only right that we remember their sacrifice


Germany: Do Islamists plan a chemical attack on drinking water?
February 8, 2017
A chemical attack on the drinking water supply of apartment buildings, or on foodstuffs, is seen as a “realistic option”. Also, possible attacks against facilities or transports for the chemical industry had “a high-risk potential”.


Need for Clearance of Landmines and Other Explosive Hazards Remains Acute
February 6, 2017
The United Nations Mine Action Service is appealing for more than half-a-billion dollars, a 50 percent increase from last year’s appeal, to clear landmines and other explosive hazards in 22 countries and territories.

Children pay the price of Afghan conflict
February 6, 2017
In 2016, children comprised 86% of all civilian casualties caused by the detonation of explosive remnants of war, making it the second leading cause of child casualties after ground engagements.

NATO launches training effort in Iraq
February 5, 2017
NATO launched a new training programme in Iraq on Sunday (5 February 2017), teaching Iraqi security forces to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Around 30 enlisted soldiers are participating in the first five-week course.

Security forces recover IED in gas cylinder in Jammu and Kashmir
February 3, 2017
Security forces today averted a major tragedy by recovering an improvised explosive device (IED) in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, police said.


ISIS bomb expert accidentally blows himself up
February 2, 2017
A senior bomb expert from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) blew himself up while planting a roadside bomb.


Punjab twin IED blasts: 3 more children die of injuries, toll rises to six
February 2, 2017
Three more children, who were grievously hurt in the high-intensity twin explosions that occurred during a political road show at Maur in Punjab’s Bathinda district on Tuesday night.


Islamic State turns to drones to direct suicide car bombers
February 1, 2017
Faced with a diminishing number of fighters, the Islamic State group is relying on retrofitted commercial drones to guide suicide car bombers to their targets and to launch small-scale airstrikes on Iraqi forces.


303rd EOD experts enhance relations, share capabilities with Japan
February 1, 2017
Showcasing equipment and several tools employed by U.S. Army EOD teams, the 65th OD Co. team demonstrated the capabilities of a few robots as well as the equipment used to X-ray IEDs


Brussels bomb suspect Mohamed Abrini to be questioned over Paris attacks
January 30, 2017
A suspect in the Brussels airport attack dubbed the “man in the hat” has been handed over to France to be questioned about the Paris atrocities.

2 bombs found in Mindanao State University
January 30, 2017
Authorities recovered 2 homemade bombs inside the Mindanao State University (MSU) compound on Monday when they raided what was believed to be a safe house of the Islamic State-linked Maute terror group.

IED blast kills 2 children, hurts 3 others in Basilan
January 30, 2017
Two children died and three others were hurt in a blast on Monday morning caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) believed to have been planted by the Abu Sayyaf Group in Albarka, Basilan.

Algeria completes decades-long landmine removal along its borders
January 27, 201
Algeria says it has completed the removal of border landmines, destroying nearly 9 million mines that date to the colonial era.

Turkey hits Daesh positions, bomb-laden trucks destroyed
January 27, 2017
Exactly 272 Daesh targets in Syria’s al-Bab were shelled on the 157th day of Operation Euphrates Shield, killing 22 terrorists, the military said in a statement on Friday.


Islamic State showcases attack drones
January 27, 2017
The video showed 19 attacks filmed by UAVs as they dropped IEDs on groups of Iraqi security forces and their vehicles in the streets of Mosul.


ANAMA finds 181 UXOs in country’s border regions
January 26, 2017
A total of 181 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) were discovered in Saloglu village of Azerbaijani Agstafa region.


BBI Detection are exhibiting at IDEX 2017
January 25, 2017
BBI Detection will be exhibiting at Stand 06-033 within the UK Pavilion at IDEX 2017 19th – 23rd February 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.


Discarded laptop yields revelations on network behind Brussels, Paris attacks
January 25, 2017
Just hours after two ISIS suicide bombers blew themselves up inside Brussels airport on the morning of March 22, 2016, Belgian police discovered their safe house/bomb factory, thanks to the testimony of the taxi driver who picked up the attackers and took them to the airport.


Smiths Detection’s X-Ray System Achieves Industry First EDS Cabin Baggage Screening Certification
January 25, 2017
The advanced checkpoint screening solution is the first in the industry to be awarded the new European Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) certification EDS CB C1 for its automated explosives detection capability.


Eight Frontier Corps men hurt in IED blast
January 24, 2017
At least eight security personnel were seriously injured when a convoy of the security forces was targeted with the help of remote controlled device in Tank area on Monday morning.


Reservists participate in Presidential Inauguration
January 23, 2017
Nine members of the Air Force Reserve Command explosive ordnance disposal community traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide support for President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.


Man suspected of planning Vienna bomb attack arrested
January 21, 2017
A man suspected of planning a bomb attack in Vienna has been arrested by special forces, Austrian media has reported.


Syria’s Aleppo Heavily Mined, Clearance Requires Joint Int’l Efforts
January 19, 2017
Moscow calls on the United Nations and other international organizations to provide the Russian military with assistance in demining Syria’s city of Aleppo.


EU clears Smiths’ purchase of Morpho Detection
January 19, 2017
British engineering firm Smiths Group (SMIN.L) secured EU regulatory approval on Thursday for its planned acquisition of Morpho Detection from France’s Safran (SAF.PA).


Controlled explosion carried out at Essex Police headquarters
January 19, 2017
Essex Police took to social media to reassure members of the public after a controlled explosion was carried out at the force’s headquarters.


Second Deminer Killed in Less Than a Week
January 19, 2017
A veteran deminer was killed near the Thai border on Monday in the second such death in four days.


Unexploded bomb found in River Thames close to Houses of Parliament
January 19, 2017
Two of London’s busiest underground stations had to be evacuated after a unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered close by in the River Thames.


Suicide blast kills more than 40 in northern Mali military camp
January 19, 2017
Militants killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 100 others when they detonated an explosives-laden vehicle inside a military camp in Mali’s northern city of Gao on Wednesday, the deadliest suicide bomb attack in the country’s history.


4th CES EOD employ new 3-D printing capability
January 17, 2017
The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight became one of the first units U.S. Air Force-wide to acquire a 3-D printer and begin to pave the way for the career field’s next generation of training.