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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.


Latest News

  • Afghan army recovers, destroys 40 improvised bombs in 24 hrs

    January 24, 2018

    Afghan army personnel found and destroyed 40 different improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines over the last 24 hours, Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday. “The deadly weapons were found and destroyed by Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams in different provinces since early Tuesday, naturalizing several potential explosions,” the ministry said in a statement. Read more… Source: XINHUANET  

  • Pressure cooker IED found in Pampore

    January 24, 2018

    A spokesman of the CRPF said that “an IED fitted in a three-litre pressure cooker was detected by alert jawans of the force at Kandizal-Tangpora village near the railway station.” RPF personnel Wednesday detected and defused a pressure cooker IED near a railway station in Pampore area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The recovery ...

  • 1st SFAB EOD specialists prepare for upcoming deployment at JRTC

    January 23, 2018

    As a Soldier in the Army, Spc. Christian Klinefelter, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist from 5th Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, was excelling in his career – even looking forward to competing for the title of Soldier of the Quarter. Now that he is in the 1st SFAB, he is looking forward to working alongside ...

  • Palestine Joins Global Push to Eliminate Landmines

    January 22, 2018

    Palestine has become the 164th state to ban antipersonnel landmines, another sign of the growing global stigma against these abhorrent weapons. Palestine acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty following the treaty’s annual meeting in Vienna in December. Palestine has expressed support the treaty for the past two decades. Despite the fact Palestine doesn’t possess these weapons, the move to join the ...

  • U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

    January 22, 2018

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers carriers in five countries flying out of seven airports and focuses “on last points of departure locations where the threat is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists

    January 21, 2018

    A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked American soldiers. Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah (AL-ah-med-AL-ab-dahl-OK’-lah) is accused of making circuit boards used to ...

  • Philippines: Search for bombs delays Marawi rehab

    January 21, 2018

    Government troops continue to find unexploded bombs in areas that had become battlefields during the war on terror here, delaying the start of rehabilitation efforts, according to a high-ranking military official. Col. Romeo Brawner, deputy chief of Joint Task Force Ranao, which supervises security operations in the city, told Inquirer while soldiers had not encountered any ...

  • 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, ...

  • Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, KNF Forces conclude explosive ordnance disposal exercise EAGER RESPONSE 18

    January 21, 2018

    The bilateral exchange began January 7 and featured sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 to participate in diving operations, mine response, underwater (UW) search tactics, and UW demolition operations. This maritime explosive ordnance disposal diving exercise provided an opportunity for the two nations to share knowledge ...

  • A TV crew tried to sneak a fake bomb through airport security. It didn’t work.

    January 19, 2018

    A film crew tried to pass a phony explosive device through a security checkpoint Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport — and capture the moment on camera, according to the Transportation Security Administration. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a statement Friday that nine people had been arrested after some of them tried to sneak “an item in a carry-on bag ...

  • 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 ...

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