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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome 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 reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. 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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  • Fighting Boko Haram: newly trained squads receive equipments

    June 25, 2017

    The squad of 30 non commissioned officers is composed of six units that are highly skilled in the art. They have just returned from the United State’s of America’s military base in Jordan where they were trained for close to four months (3months, 2 weeks). One member of the squad, Sergent Kiylaka Elvis said they were trained ...

  • Sri Lanka: Batticaloa declared mine-free, but 26 mn square metres still to be cleared in 9 districts

    June 25, 2017

    The Batticaloa District has been declared mine free but the government still needs to clear more than 26 million square metres in nine other districts. The official certificate of clearance confirming that the district has been rid of mines was handed over to the Batticaloa District Secretary P.S.M. Charles this week by the Country Director ...

  • Iran Detains Islamic State Linked Group

    June 24, 2017

    Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country. The ministry says its forces confiscated three Kalashnikov rifles, night vision goggles, three suicide belts, three phones for remote detonation, a large ...

  • Turkish police catch five ISIL suicide bombers near Syrian border

    June 24, 2017

    Police have apprehended five suspected suicide bombers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Turkey’s border with Syria, the governor’s office of the southern province of Hatay stated on June 24. “Five attackers who were sent to our country from Syria to carry out suicide bombings were caught in an operation on ...

  • French journalist dies after landmine blast in ISIS-besieged Mosul

    June 24, 2017

    A journalist who was injured in an explosion while covering Islamic State atrocities in Mosul has succumbed to her wounds, her employers, France Televisions, report. The same landmine blast killed two of her colleagues. “It’s with great sadness, we announce… the death of journalist Veronique Robert who succumbed to her wounds after an explosion in Mosul, ...

  • Queensland Police need help naming puppies

    June 24, 2017

    Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and five females, need names beginning with the letter “G”, following police puppy naming convention. Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and ...

  • The lifesaving hero rats with a nose for explosives

    June 24, 2017

    Merry usually wakes before the sun rises and is driven to work along with 11 of her colleagues in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. They work for a few hours, napping between shifts. Her job, detecting landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO), requires a laser-like focus. It also helps that at about a kilo in weight, ...

  • Saudi security foils terror plot targeting Mecca Grand Mosque and pilgrims

    June 24, 2017

    Saudi Arabian security forces have foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home on Friday, the interior ministry said. The ministry described the plot as part of “self-serving schemes managed from abroad”. Five people, including a ...

  • Pakistan: 11 dead after car bomb near police chief’s office in Quetta

    June 23, 2017

    A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday has killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief’s office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said ...

  • PrimeTech Demining Demo Day, 30-31 August 2017, Italy

    June 22, 2017

    With great pleasure PrimeTech is announcing next Demining Demo Day, to be held on August 30th and 31st in Italy. The event will last 2 days and will take place in Italy, near Sarnonico, where PrimeTech’s global Headquarters are located. Customers will have the chance to check out and run the PT-300 D:Mine as well as ...

  • Car bomb kills 30 people outside Afghanistan bank

    June 22, 2017

    At least 30 people were killed Thursday in a car bomb attack outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, officials said. In a statement to journalists, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group was behind the attack. A suicide bomber driving an explosive-packed car targeted the New Kabul Bank branch ...

  • 25kg IED found in Naxal hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh

    June 21, 2017

    RAIPUR: Police on Tuesday seized a powerful 25kg improvised explosive device (IED), suspected to have been planted by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The IED, which was packed in a big steel container, was unearthed near a culvert on the Dornapal-Jagargunda road, superintendent of police Abhishek Meena said. Acting on a tip-off by a local intelligence agency, a joint ...