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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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  • Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

    April 22, 2019

    Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved. Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, ...

  • Abu Dhabi terror module: Walkie-talkies can be used to trigger IEDs remotely, say NIA sleuths

    April 21, 2019

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths, who conducted searches at three different locations on the outskirts of the city, found that the suspects were in possession of walkie-talkie sets and along with a large number of digital devices. Teams of the agency had on Saturday conducted the searches four locations— three in State and one in ...

  • Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted

    April 21, 2019

    At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say. At least seven blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, ...

  • Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’

    April 20, 2019

    An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast. Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement on Saturday night in New York, giving details of the deadly bombing, which ...

  • Intel raises an alarm, ‘Motorcycle Bomber’ alert in Jammu and Kashmir

    April 19, 2019

    After the deadly Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans, Pakistan-based terrorists are reportedly planning a new ‘suicide plot’ which could involve several ‘motorcycle bombers’, as per an intelligence agency’s report. Supposedly, the decision to use motorcycles to execute the sinister plan was taken as security forces’ in the country have become more suspicious of ...

  • Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid

    April 16, 2019

    Police and army commandos killed five Pakistani Taliban militants during an overnight siege at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Tuesday. One police officer was killed and two wounded during the 16-hour operation. It ended when the house was destroyed by what police believe was an improvised explosive device. “It was an ...

  • Explosive Device Addressed To U.S. Intercepted In Kuwait

    April 15, 2019

    Gulf media sources have reported that Kuwaiti security officers intercepted a package containing an improvised explosive device, or IED, at Kuwait’s airport on Friday, April 12. According to Kuwaiti interior ministry officials, the device was detected during a routine cargo check, after which the package was seized by officers for further examination. A special forensics team ...

  • Four Romanian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan IED blast

    April 14, 2019

    Four Romanian soldiers were wounded Saturday morning in Afghanistan after the insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were in mission in Kandahar province and were further attacked with infantry weapons. The attack took place Saturday morning in Kandahar Province when several MRAP vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles) operated by the Battalion 300 Defence ...

  • Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

    April 14, 2019

    Bomb disposal experts from Sweden’s Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday. Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of ...

  • Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

    April 13, 2019

    A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had pleaded guilty to the offences in February. Yesterday he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, suspended ...

  • UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

    April 12, 2019

    Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements. It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, ...

  • Two men found guilty of having 167kg of explosives in car

    April 11, 2019

    A man’s denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his “heavily laden” car — including detonators sticking out from the passenger seat — has been found to be “totally incredible” by the Special Criminal Court. Armed gardaí found four bags of explosives in the boot of a black Skoda Fabia car and 18 ...

  • Tribal leader killed in Mosul roadside bombing

    April 11, 2019

    A roadside bomb killed a tribal leader and wounded two of his relatives in the al-Shoura district south of Mosul on Wednesday, local officials confirmed. “An IED exploded targeting the convoy of Sheikh Hassan al-Hadidi on Wednesday killing him instantly and injuring his son and nephew,” Khalaf al-Hadidi, a member of Nineveh Provincial ...

  • Large amount of explosives seized at Turkey-Iran border

    April 11, 2019

    Turkish customs enforcement officers seized a large amount of explosives at the Turkish-Iranian border, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Trade Ministry, an Iranian citizen tried to cross the Esendere Customs Gate with a valid passport. He had six sacks and a suitcase with him, which he said, were filled with limes. The officers got ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Employees Celebrated, Awarded Command Excellence Honors

    April 10, 2019

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division recognized individuals and teams who made significant contributions to the command’s mission at the annual Honorary Awards ceremony today, which was held at the Indian Head Town Pavilion. “When I look at these awardees, I see the epitome of teamwork and leadership. Know that I ...


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