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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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  • Derry car bomb ‘most significant Northern Ireland attack for years’ says PSNI chief

    January 21, 2019

    The car bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday evening was the most significant terrorist attack in Northern Ireland for years, a senior PSNI officer has said. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton was speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Monday morning. He said it was the first attack of this nature in a long time. “The use ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

    January 21, 2019

    Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft gun and three AK 47 rifles belonging to the terrorists during an operation by a combined ...

  • Watch the moment huge ‘torpedo’ dragged in by Brixham trawler is blown up out at sea

    January 20, 2019

    This is the moment a huge suspected torpedo was blow up out at sea after being dragged in by small trawler boat in South Devon this afternoon. The dramatic incident closed part of Brixham as the boat, skippered by Phil Spencer, brought back what is believed to be a torpedo from the sea floor just off ...

  • Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen: security source

    January 20, 2019

    An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen’s central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical sources said. A pro-government security official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the the five were foreign experts working on the Saudi-backed Masam landmine clearance project. AFP could not independently confirm which countries they came from. The ...

  • Vehicles convoy of Logar targeted in a suicide attack

    January 20, 2019

    A suicide attack has taken place in the vicinity of central Logar province of Afghanistan amid reports a convoy of vehicles carrying the provincial governor and other senior officials was targeted. The local officials confirmed that the incident has taken place in Kabul-Logar highway in Mohammad Agha district. A local security official confirmed that the governor has ...

  • South Sudan could be mine-free in 5 years: UN official

    January 19, 2019

    South Sudan in the next five years would be cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind by more than two decades of war, a United Nations mines agency official said on Wednesday evening. Speaking at a ceremony for disposal of a large aircraft bomb that was found some 1.8 km west of the country’s ...

  • ISIS-K bomb kill Taliban local commander in Kunar province

    January 19, 2019

    A local commander of the Taliban group was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Military in the East confirmed in a statement that Mawlavi Saeedullah was killed in an explosion in Manogi district on Friday. The statement further added that the IED was planted was ...

  • Armenia-China technico-military cooperation discussed

    January 18, 2019

    A delegation from Beijing Defense Company of China was in Armenia, from Monday to Friday, to discuss Armenian-Chinese technico-military cooperation. The delegation held respective talks with several defense and military officials of Armenia. Deputy Defense Minister Makar Ghambaryan also received this Chinese delegation. They discussed the opportunities for the Beijing Defense Company’s supplying appropriate outfits for the ...

  • Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos

    January 17, 2019

    Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos. With the grant, MAG will conduct UXO clearance for 13 months in Xieng Khuang province in northern Laos, along with UXO clearance, a non-technical ...

  • Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

    January 17, 2019

    A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country’s violent past. Authorities said the car broke through checkpoints into the grounds of the General Santander School and exploded, shattering windows ...

  • FBI arrest Isil supporter who planned to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

    January 17, 2019

    An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday, on the eve of his planned attack. He had been watched since March, ...

  • Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

    January 16, 2019

    Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, also apprised the Council of the alarming security situation in the central and northern areas of the African State, saying it was “of grave concern,” and provided “a major challenge” to implementing the UN-backed 2015 peace agreement. The Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali was signed ...

  • 4 Americans killed in Syria attack. ISIS claims responsibility

    January 16, 2019

    ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed four Americans — two US service members, a defense contractor and a Department of Defense civilian — in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, according to the US military. All four US personnel that were killed were Americans, according to Commander Sean Robertson, a spokesman ...

  • Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

    January 15, 2019

    At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya’s government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday. Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya’s Red Cross said 19 are still missing. Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab ...

  • 4 dead, 44 wounded in Kabul VBIED explosion

    January 14, 2019

    At least four people lost their lives and forty four others sustained injuries in an explosion triggered by a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Kabul city earlier this evening. Officials in Kabul police commandment confirmed the casualties toll and said at least ten children were among those wounded. The Ministry of Interior spokeman Najjib Danish had ...

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