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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 countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. We strive to deliver an up-to-date, first-hand expert knowledge, and facilitate information sharing between stakeholders, academia and the industry. 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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  • Bomb squad in Dublin estate after suspected pipe bomb discovered taped to car door

    August 15, 2019

    Gaedai have sealed off an area of Coolock in north Dublin after a suspected pipe bomb was found taped to a car. The Defence Forces bomb squad has arrived at the area and a section of the Greencastle Drive estate at around 9am this morning. Pictures from the scene show the device taped to the driver’s side ...

  • Explosive find at the Kremlin: WWII bomb discovered during construction work

    August 15, 2019

    An aircraft bomb that remained buried underground for almost 80 years was found by construction workers at the Kremlin, the official residence of the Russian president. The discovery was made during soil reinforcement at the Taynitsky Garden, a park area located within the walls of the medieval fortress near the banks of the Moskva River. Located in ...

  • U.S., Allied Forces Launch EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

    August 14, 2019

    In a first-of-its-kind event, expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States arrived in Guam August 14 to conduct Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training in exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB brings together more than 100 Sailors from four Indo-Pacific nations to sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation for EOD-related skillsets. The exercise takes place on ...

  • Soldier hurt in Patikul, Sulu blast

    August 13, 2019

    Two explosions rocked Patikul town in Sulu Tuesday, August 13, hurting a soldier. Army Major John Arvin Encinas, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson, identified the injured soldier as Army Corporal Rene M. Mediana, a K9 handler of the 43rd Infantry Battalion. Encinas said Mediana was hit in the second explosion. “He suffered multiple shrapnel wounds on the lower ...

  • Afghan Special Forces destroy suicide bombers training center in Logar province

    August 13, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed a training center of the suicide bombers during an operation in central Logar province. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the Special Forces destroyed the suicide bombers training center in Tagab area of Baraki Barak district. The statement further added that the Special Forces also killed 8 Taliban militants during ...

  • Philippines: Westmincom on guard against suicide bombings

    August 12, 2019

    The Islamic State-inspired Abu Sayyaf group and foreign militants that are with them are planning more suicide bombings after their June 28 attack in Sulu, the chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said Monday. “So we have monitored that they will continue to do it,” Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana told a local TV station here. Sobejana assured ...

  • Army bomb disposal unit carried out controlled explosion of grenade at building site in Deepcut

    August 12, 2019

    A bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion of a “legacy grenade” at a building site in Deepcut. The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called to a building site close to Aisne Road in Deepcut at around 2pm on Friday (August 9) at the request of Surrey Police. The bomb disposal unit found a grenade at the site that ...

  • Leicestershire: ‘Unexploded devices’ found in river near King Power Stadium, police cordon off towpath

    August 11, 2019

    People fishing with powerful magnets have once again found what are thought to be unexploded devices in the River Soar in Leicester. A group searching a section of the water near Leicester’s King Power Stadium retrieved what they believed to be two grenades at 3pm. Police sealed off a stretch of the path and contacted the Army’s Explosive Ordinance ...

  • 5 years after IS atrocities, young Yazidis team up to clear explosive hazards in northern Iraq

    August 10, 2019

    After five years of massive atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar region, explosive remnants from the anti-IS war still pose a threat to civilians’ lives in the region. Through a project by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), young men and women from the ravaged Yazidi community have teamed ...

  • Bomb damages Colombia’s Cano Limon crude pipeline

    August 10, 2019

    A bomb has damaged a section of Colombia’s Cano Limon pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, the twenty-sixth attack on the pipeline this year. The attack, which took in Las Bancas in eastern Arauquita municipality, did not contaminate any water sources, the company said in a statement. It did cause a small spill which ...

  • Special Forces foil suicide attacks planned for Eid days in Kabul and Nangarhar

    August 10, 2019

    The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled suicide attacks planned for Eid days in Kabul and Nangarhar. The Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Mia Khel told reporters that the NDS Special Forces confiscated six suicide bombing vests and some other military kits during an operation. Mia Khel further added that the militant groups wanted ...

  • Philippines: Training on recognizing explosive ordnance ends with 36 graduates

    August 10, 2019

    Safety and security is everyone’s concern. With several news reports of bomb threats and bombing incidents nationwide, including the confiscation of improvised explosive devices (IED) from several alleged communist members nabbed in Central Visayas, there is a serious need for a joint anti-terror effort. And so the five-day Explosive Ordnance Recognizance (EOR) Training was held in Cebu ...

  • Explosion outside police station in Copenhagen – days after similar blast

    August 10, 2019

    An explosion has taken place outside a police station in Copenhagen – days after a blast at another public building in the Danish capital. The explosion, at about 3.20am, caused damage to the ground floor of the police station in Norrebro, which is just outside the city centre, but did not injure anyone. On Tuesday, police said ...

  • Big booms, fire part of explosives training in Texas

    August 9, 2019

    Law enforcement officers always run toward danger. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports on Wednesday they recorded video and stared in awe as several types of explosives were ignited at the McCampbell-Porter Airport in Aransas Pass. Agents and officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Corpus Christi Police Department Bomb Squad and ...

  • Ukraine: First stage of mine clearance completed in Luhansk region

    August 9, 2019

    Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Vitaliy Komarnytskiy has said the first stage of a mine clearance operation in the region has been completed. Demining teams of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have cleared about 44 hectares (ha) of farmland and 16 ha of roads and the forest belt from explosive objects, he ...


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