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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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Latest News


  • Stricter rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

    December 11, 2018

    Plans to update rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to manufacture homemade explosives. Furthermore, suspicious transactions involving these explosive precursors have to be ...

  • Afghan intelligence service convoy hit by an explosion in Kabul

    December 11, 2018

    Four people were killed and two Nato force members were injured after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated next to a convoy of Afghanistan’s top intelligence officers in Kabul on Tuesday morning, reports say. At least four more wounded were in the blast, which hit the National Directorate for Security convoy as it was returning from an ...

  • Probe reveals use of IED in blast in Karachi: BDS officials

    December 10, 2018

    Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials on Sunday said that Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in yesterday’s blast at ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event held near Gulistan-e-Johar in Karachi. The BDS officials visited the bomb site and revealed that the a low intensity improvise explosive device (IED) was exploded in the ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event. Around 250 to 300 grams of explosive ...

  • Isis smuggled explosives into Lebanon in buckets of cheese to carry out deadly attacks

    December 10, 2018

    Lebanese authorities thwarted a plan by Isis to carry out bomb attacks during the country’s parliamentary elections earlier this year, the country’s caretaker interior minister said Monday. The militant group smuggled explosives from Syria in buckets of cheese to use in attacks against places of worship, military targets and gatherings of Christians. But a 10-month police surveillance operation, ...

  • After soldier’s death, the Army National Guard investigates training, equipment provided to deploying EOD unit

    December 10, 2018

    The Army National Guard is investigating reports that an EOD unit did not receive the proper training or equipment before it was deployed to Afghanistan. Sgt. James Slape, a soldier with the North Carolina National Guard’s 430th Ordnance Company, died Oct. 4 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device. The unit had been in Afghanistan since April. Shortly after his death, The ...

  • Qasr al-Yahud: a mission to restore faith – and hope

    December 9, 2018

    Bravery comes in many guises, but in those whose work demands courage on a near-daily basis, it often takes the form of a certain studied nonchalance. Lasha Bluashvili, who makes his living clearing landmines, is a case in point. He would rather go to the trouble of making me a cup of tea – here ...

  • Roadside blast injures three in northeast Kenya – official

    December 9, 2018

    Three people were injured by an explosion on a highway in northeast Kenya on Saturday, an official told Reuters, without saying who was responsible for the incident. “There was an IED (improvised explosive device) incident… involving a civilian truck ferrying merchandise,” Joseph Kanyiri, a government administrator in the area said, adding the explosion occurred on a ...

  • Local Taliban leader killed in N. Afghanistan airstrike

    December 8, 2018

    A key Taliban local leader has been killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jawzjan, authorities said Saturday. “Mohammad Wali was killed and three of his subordinates were wounded after Afghan Air Force launched an airstrike in Maymelike village of Faizabad district late Friday,” the Afghan army’s Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region ...

  • REDWING Delivers Life-Saving Capability to Afghanistan

    December 7, 2018

    The Australian Defence Force, in collaboration with Australian industry, has today sent the final delivery of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces. SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING program, which provides protection against radio controlled improvised explosive devices. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne ...

  • Land mines pose lingering threat in Yemen

    December 7, 2018

    Months after heavy clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government fighters forced them to flee their coastal village in Yemen’s western province of Taiz, the Ghaleb family had finally returned home. But their relief was cut short just days later when a land mine left in their home exploded, wounding their 7-year-old son. The blast ripped off ...

  • Inside ISIS’ weapons factory where terror fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale

    December 7, 2018

    Soldiers have captured an immense ISIS weapons factory where terrorist fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale. The Sun Online has gained exclusive access to the recently liberated factory on the edge of the front lines in eastern Syria. Abdullah Hassan, an Arab solider involved in the fight that wrestled the death factory ...

  • Homemade bombs, shootings at southern Iraq oil fields

    December 7, 2018

    Local disputes following field protests raise tension in Iraq’s key oil provinces. Improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in the vicinity of two oil fields in southern Iraq this week, a discovery that occurred in conjunction with a shooting at another oil field as well as renewed protests over a lack of jobs and services. On Thursday, ...

  • Letter bomb sent to Norway police station

    December 6, 2018

    Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb ...

  • Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Three in Southeast Iran – Deputy Governor

    December 6, 2018

    At least three people died and 24 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack on the police headquarters in Iran’s southeast on Thursday, state media reported, adding that the perpetrator was killed. Television also reported shooting in the area, located in the region of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a Sunni Muslim minority in ...

  • Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, the UN DSRSG/RC/HC, representatives of the National Mine Action Authority, and UNMAS Programme Manager visit Kasire Village in Rajaf

    December 6, 2018

    A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the UN, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South ...


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