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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 at pork stall in market in Thailand’s south kills three, wounds 22

    January 22, 2018

    A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand’s southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said, the first such attack in the region in months.The mostly Muslim provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala in Thailand’s far south are home to a long-running ...

  • Kabul hotel attack: 18 dead, including 14 foreigners, in overnight Taliban siege

    January 21, 2018

    A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry Najib Danish said that 11 of the 14 foreigners killed were employees of KamAir, ...

  • The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

    January 19, 2018

    One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan, Colombia is the world’s most densely landmined country, with the devices responsible for thousands of deaths in recent decades. The military and an army of NGOs are now ...

  • Schiebel delivers Mine Detectors to Ecuador

    January 18, 2018

    Under a contract with the Ecuadorian Ministry of National Defense, the Austrian manufacturer Schiebel delivers 35 units of the ATMIDTM All Terrain Mine Detector, the ultimate in mine clearance technology. The order for the ATMIDTM was awarded in late September and delivery to the Ecuadorian Land Forces was made in December 2017. The ATMIDTM features dynamic ...

  • Terrorists Stalk Dark Web for Deadlier Weaponry

    January 17, 2018

    Bottom line: Terrorists are turning to the dark web’s crypto-bazaars, social media channels and e-commerce sites to buy more coveted military equipment than the usual rocket launchers and AK-47s in the traditional black market. These digital black markets are also allowing terrorist organizations from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, as well as self-radicalized individuals in the West, ...

  • Children suffer severely from Myanmar’s pocket wars: UN report

    January 17, 2018

    Children suffer severely from Myanmar’s decades-old pocket wars between various ethnic armed groups and government security forces, the United Nations Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said in a statement on Tuesday. The fourth UN Secretary-General report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, covering the period from February 1, ...

  • In the age of improvised explosives Raiders wrestle with light strike vehicles

    January 17, 2018

    Marine Raiders are struggling to find the right tactical vehicle fleet at a time when improvised explosive devices continue to pose a major threat on many battlefields. As the Marine Corps moves back to its expeditionary roots, the Corps in recent years has expanded its fleet of lightweight vehicles capable of rapid deployment, that includes the ...

  • ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen’: Airman to receive Silver Star for actions in fierce Mosul fight

    January 17, 2018

    The special operations team had been waiting for weeks on the mission to retake Mosul, Iraq. “We were prepared for it, and, finally, it came down that we were going to get the go-ahead on the morning of Oct. 20,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis, a combat controller attached to a Navy SEAL team during the ...

  • Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion in Latchford after another Second World War bomb uncovered

    January 16, 2018

    A second controlled explosion has been carried out after another suspected World War Two bomb was discovered at Edgewater Park. Officers from Cheshire Police were called to the scene earlier to deal with the discovery of the ‘unexploded artillery shell’. A controlled explosion was carried out at the site in Latchford, off Thelwall Lane, at around 2.15pm. Read more… Source: ...

  • Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

    January 15, 2018

    At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) ...

  • Another IED recovered on Srinagar outskirts

    January 14, 2018

    Government forces on Sunday detected an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in Maloora area on the outskirts of summer capital Srinagar, said an official. He said that the IED was detected by a patrolling party on a roadside in Maloora. “A bomb disposal squad has reached the spot,” he said. Pertinently, an IED weighing nearly ...

  • Explosion targets convoy of head of Baghdad Provincial Council, kills 8

    January 14, 2018

    A suicide bomb on Saturday targeted the convoy of the head of Baghdad’s provincial council in the city’s Adan neighborhood killing eight and injuring 10 others. Riyadh al-Azaz, the head of the Council, said that the attack targeted his convoy killing one and injuring four more of his bodyguards, Al-Sumaria TV, an Iraqi media reported. The attack ...


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