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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.


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  • Islamic State Shifting to IED Attacks as It Loses Ground

    August 3, 2017

    U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the international coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said Thursday that as the terrorist group loses territory, it will shift to asymmetric warfare tactics in Iraq and Syria. He said at a Pentagon briefing: As we continue to, through our partners, take away ISIS territory and not allow them ...

  • Raven’s Challenge Exercise Promotes Interoperability

    August 3, 2017

    “Help, I’ve got a bomb strapped to me!” the hostage yelled to the explosive ordnance disposal technician as he gingerly stepped over a booby-trapped victim to approach the hostage on the stairs. This is just one of the many realistic scenarios U.S. and Belgian service members and federal, state and local public safety bomb squads face ...

  • Suicide attack hits NATO convoy in Kandahar

    August 2, 2017

    A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces on Wednesday in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, officials said. “At around noon a car bomb targeted a convoy of foreign forces in Daman area of Kandahar,” said provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani. NATO confirmed in a statement that the convoy was attacked and did “cause ...

  • US, Pakistan service members share post-blast analysis information

    August 2, 2017

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Supporting one of U.S. Army Central’s commanding general’s priorities, explosive ordnance disposal experts from the 20th Fighter Wing, Pakistan army and USARCENT met to exchange information on Shaw Air Force Base July 25-26. The EOD theater security cooperation exchange focused on post-blast analysis and contributed to the overall goal of ...

  • Herat mosque blast kills dozens in Afghanistan

    August 2, 2017

    An explosion at a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat has killed about 30 people and injured dozens more. The blast, which struck the Jawadia mosque, coincided with evening prayers at around 20:00 local time (15:30 GMT). Officials said there were at least two attackers – one a suicide bomber, and another who shot at worshippers ...

  • Janus Global Operations assists clearance of ISIS-placed booby traps and other explosive devices from Mosul, Iraq, the country’s second-largest city

    August 1, 2017

    Janus Global Operations (JGO) has been tasked to clear areas of Mosul, Iraqof ISIS- placed booby traps, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war in a situation a U.S. government official says is “like nothing we’ve encountered.” JGO has been working in Iraq since April 2016 on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s ...

  • Royal Marine terror bomb maker Ciaran Maxwell jailed for 18 years

    July 31, 2017

    A terrorist who infiltrated the British military and supplied bombs to dissident Irish republicans has been jailed for 18 years. Ex-Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell made 43 purpose-built hides across England and Northern Ireland, in which he stashed anti-personnel mines, mortars, ammunition and 14 pipe bombs – four of which were later used. As well as bomb-making materials, ...

  • Australian plane bomb plotters ‘planned to use meat mincer filled with explosives’

    July 31, 2017

    Four Australian-Lebanese men accused of plotting to bring down a plane planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, reports say. The men, who were arrested in raids in Sydney on Saturday night, are not thought to be two sets of fathers and sons, despite earlier reports. The Sydney Daily Telegraph said that ...

  • Venezuela elections marred by deadly protests: IED attack on police motorcyclists

    July 31, 2017

    Anti-Maduro activists wearing hoods or masks erected barricades on roads, and scuffles broke out with security forces who moved in quickly to disperse demonstrators who denounced the election as a naked power grab by the president. Authorities said 10 people were killed in the confrontations, which made Sunday one of the deadliest days since massive protests ...

  • Passenger with pipe bomb allowed to fly after staff failed to spot device was dangerous

    July 31, 2017

    An airline passenger who tried to carry a “crude but viable” nail bomb onto a Ryanair plane was released and allowed to catch a later flight because security staff did not realise the device was dangerous, a court heard yesterday. Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was stopped after airport scanners detected the makeshift device as he tried to ...

  • Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills six, 20 wounded: police officer

    July 30, 2017

    A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday killed six and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said. The bomb went off on the busy Maka al Mukaram road, police said, while a Reuters witness said the blast was followed by big clouds of smoke ...

  • Sydney terror raids ‘disrupted’ plot to bring down plane, Malcolm Turnbull says

    July 30, 2017

    Authorities in Sydney have seized material that could be used to make an improvised bomb, as investigations continue into an alleged terror plot to bring down a plane. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning confirmed raids carried out in Sydney yesterday “disrupted” what appeared to be an “elaborate” conspiracy, and said extra security was in place ...


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