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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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  • Afghanistan: 2 killed in roadside blast in Kabul

    March 19, 2018

    At least two people were killed when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul on Saturday. Khaama Press quoted the security officials as saying that the explosion took place in the vicinity of Paghman district. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said two civilians were killed after ...

  • Two cyclists injured in fourth Texas explosion

    March 19, 2018

    Two cyclists have been injured in an explosion in Austin, Texas, just weeks after two others were killed by parcel bombs in the city. Police said the latest bomb may have been detonated by a trip wire after the two men came upon the device on the side of a road in a residential neighbourhood. Sunday’s explosion, ...

  • Nigeria: FG Calls for Defeat, Disruption of Insurgents’ Theatre of Operation, Drugs Acquisition

    March 18, 2018

    The federal government on Saturday called for the defeat and disruption of Boko Haram insurgents and other terrorists’ theatre of operation and their ability to acquire drugs and other chemical agents. This was the submission by experts and stakeholders at the end of a five day summit on National Chemical Security in Abuja. According to the National ...

  • Man convicted of making bomb parts used in US troop attacks

    March 17, 2018

    A Syrian man accused of making a key component in improvised explosive devices used in attacks against U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War was convicted Friday on federal conspiracy charges. Jurors deliberated over four days before delivering the verdict against Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (AL-ah-med-AL-ab-dahl-OK’-lah), who is accused of making circuit boards used to remotely detonate roadside bombs ...

  • U.K. Subway Bomber Convicted of Attempted Murder

    March 16, 2018

    An 18-year-old Iraqi refugee whose homemade bomb exploded in a packed London subway carriage in 2017 injuring 51 passengers was convicted Friday of attempted murder. Ahmed Hassan planted an explosive device in a carriage with 93 passengers on Sept. 15. The bomb partially exploded during morning rush hour at Parsons Green subway station in West London. Twenty-three people ...

  • Police say they have killed 36 militants since start of ‘Sinai 2018’

    March 16, 2018

    Egypt’s Interior Ministry said in official statement on Thursday that five militant stationing points were targeted during sweeping operations conducted from both police and military forces inside the North Sinai city Al-Arish. The statement added that the stationing points were targeted as part of the ongoing wide-scale military operation ‘Sinai 2018′, and that they were ...

  • Boko Haram Planning IED Attacks In Maiduguri – Police Warn

    March 16, 2018

    The Borno state police command has revealed that Boko Haram insurgents are planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED). Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Bello said the attack was beng coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest but ...

  • Bombs in the Austin attacks were constructed of readily available materials, officials say

    March 16, 2018

    The person who is making explosive devices and has left them at three Austin doorsteps is constructing them using common household items that can be easily purchased at hardware stores, potentially making efforts to identify the perpetrator more difficult, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Authorities are trying to identify all the materials used to make the ...

  • Two Suicide Bombers Killed in Borno

    March 16, 2018

    According to This Day Live, the two suicide bombers, both female, were said to have hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive device (IED) strapped on them to avoid being caught alive. This led to their death, while nine other persons were injured. Joseph Kwaji, the spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, while confirmed the incident. Read more… Source: NaijaNews  

  • Warning issued after ammunition cases found in West Dorset

    March 16, 2018

    A warning has been issued to members of the public after ammunition cases were found near Burton Bradstock. West Bay Coastguard are urging people to leave suspicious items undisturbed and call 999 after the case with unknown contents were found on Hive Beach. A coastguard spokesman said officers were alerted to the unusual find by Solent Coastguard ...

  • 2 killed during land mine clearance training in Cambodia

    March 16, 2018

    A land mine exploded accidently during clearance training at a military base in western Cambodia, killing two people, including an Australian, and injuring three others, police said. National police said the explosion occurred Thursday in Kampong Speu province when a soldier who was being trained mishandled a decades-old land mine that had been removed from the ground. ...

  • IDF retaliates following explosion on northern Gaza border

    March 15, 2018

    Two explosive devices were detonated close to an army patrol along the border fence with the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, prompting IDF retaliation against Hamas and Islamic Jihad positions. No IDF soldiers were wounded in the explosions, which took place inside the Hamas-run coastal enclave. Contradictory reports out of Gaza and in Palestinian media said ...


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