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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 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.


Latest News

  • Pakistan: At least 20 people injured in a truck explosion in Lahore

    August 7, 2017

    At least 20 people were injured after an explosion in Lahore’s Band Road in Pakistan on Monday night, The Express Tribune reported. The police and rescue teams have been rushed to the site. The injured were being treated at Mayo Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital. However, the hospitals are facing problems in carrying out emergency operations ...

  • Civilian killed in IED blast in western Baghdad

    August 6, 2017

    A civilian was killed as an IED blast took place in western Baghdad, a police source said on Sunday. “A bomb placed under a civilian’s vehicle exploded on Sunday evening while passing at al-Hayakel region in al-Ghazaliya district, causing the driver’s immediate death,” the source told AlSumaria News. Security troops, according to the source, who asked to ...

  • Indian Army has procured anti-mine boots

    August 6, 2017

    Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), the R&D centre for the Department and Science and Technology, have developed special boots that deflect the impact of a blast from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or landmine, the biggest killer for service personnel. The soles of these shoes are ...

  • FBI: Mosque Blast in Minnesota Caused by Improvised Explosive

    August 6, 2017

    An explosion Saturday in a Minnesota mosque was caused by an improvised explosive device, an FBI official said. No one was injured in the blast at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in the city of Bloomington. Rick Thornton, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the investigation, told reporters, “At this point, our focus is to determine ...

  • Afghan authorities seize truck with 16 tons of explosives in Kabul

    August 6, 2017

    Afghan intelligence authorities have seized a truck in the capital Kabul carrying more than 16 tons of explosives hidden in boxes marked as poultry feed. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement that the truck, with Pakistani license plates, was seized in District 9 of the capital on Sunday. “It was loaded with explosives to ...

  • Bomb squad sent in over chemicals at Newcastle College

    August 6, 2017

    A bomb disposal unit has carried out a controlled explosion at Newcastle College following concerns over the storage of chemicals. Roads were cordoned off while Army officers moved the substances from the city centre campus to be blown up on Town Moor. The soldiers were called in after a member of staff raised concerns. It followed advice issued ...

  • Langley AFB to host bomb squad training exercise

    August 4, 2017

    Langley Air Force Base will host a training exercise for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts on August 7. The exercise, Operation Llama Fury 3.0, will last until August 11, and will train EODs from bomb squads at eight east coast Air Force bases. “The EOD mission is to neutralize whatever explosive threat presents itself and endangers lives,” ...

  • Border force faces questions over ‘terror bomb’ mailed from Turkey

    August 4, 2017

    Border and security authorities would be “doing a lot of soul searching” following revelations that a bomb kit was allegedly mailed to Australia by the Islamic State and probably couldn’t be sure that more explosive devices had not come into the country, a leading expert has said. After the Australian Federal Police revealed that the bomb at the ...

  • US sends armored bulldozers to Kurdish militants to defeat IEDs

    August 4, 2017

    The U.S. is supplying armored tractors and bulldozers to Kurdish militants to mitigate the IED threat as they fight to liberate Raqqa, Syria, ISIS’ de facto capital, according to officials at Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. backed Kurdish fighters just completed the second month of their campaign to drive ISIS out of the beleaguered city. After early ...

  • State Troopers Find Explosives, Guns & Drugs at Columbus Residence

    August 4, 2017

    The Indiana State Police made an “explosive” discovery at home in Columbus Thursday afternoon. State troopers found not only a meth lab and a marijuana growing operation, but also eight improvised explosive devices and seventy-five. Due to the presence of so many explosives and firearms, ATF officers were dispatched to assist in the investigation. Troopers also discovered approximately ...

  • Laser Ablation-Vacuum Capture System Can Identify Trace Substances in Fingerprints

    August 4, 2017

    Using IR laser ablation coupled with vacuum capture, a system of fingermark sampling has been developed that could be used for traditional fingerprint analysis and also to capture, filter and analyze biomolecules and trace substances such as DNA or explosives. Laser ablation at three micrometer (µm) was performed in reflection mode with subsequent capture of the ...

  • Police: IS ‘commander’ directed plane bomb plot in Australia

    August 4, 2017

     A commander in Islamic State ordered a group of Australian men to build a bomb destined for an Etihad Airways flight departing from Sydney, police have said. The improvised explosive device was intended to be smuggled on to a flight on 15 July but the plan was aborted before it reached airport security. Australian Federal Police Deputy ...

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