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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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  • Don’t Blow it! Collaboration Day

    May 13, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is holding a collaboration event for its ‘Don’t Blow it’ competition, on mitigating the threat of chemical and biological weapons on the battlefield. The event aims to encourage the forging of new relationships and collaboration with the possibility of creating innovative technology for phase 2 of the competition and beyond. ...

  • Police evacuate homes following reports of unexploded hand grenade

    May 13, 2019

    Police have this evening (May 13) evacuated a number of homes after reports were received of an unexploded hand grenade. Officers are currently at the scene at an address in Warrington following the discovery of a grenade. The explosive device has been found at the former site of RAF Burtonwood on Livingston Close. Six homes have been evacuated and temporary ...

  • Malaysia foils plot by suspected militants to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death by targeting VIPs, houses of worship

    May 13, 2019

    The police’s Counter Terrorism Division seized six improvised explosive devices (IED) in one of the swoops, believed to be used on the day of attacks at entertainment outlets and houses of worships in the Klang Valley during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the first arrest, the police detained a 34-year-old Malaysian labourer in Kuala ...

  • Afghan Special Forces destroy several IEDs, Russian rocket in Helmand raid

    May 13, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed several Improvised Explosive Devices, a Russian rocket, and some other IED equipment and military kits during a raid in southern Helmand province. “Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Garm Ser district of Helmand and destroyed an IED cache that included 4 anti-vehicle IEDs, 7 pressure plates, a Russian rocket, 10 ...

  • Body scanners to replace metal detectors at airport

    May 13, 2019

    Airport operator, GVK, has called for an expression of interest for the supply of body scanners for installation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. These scanners will replace the existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners, besides pat-down searches of the passengers to detect metallic objects. “Use of body scanners will save time. Passengers will ...

  • Pakistan attack: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel

    May 12, 2019

    Pakistan’s army says gunmen who attacked a luxury hotel in Balochistan province on Saturday killed four hotel employees and a soldier. The three attackers were also killed during a siege that lasted several hours. Six people were injured. A spokesman for the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in the port of Gwadar said there were few guests because of ...

  • Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills Turkish engineer

    May 12, 2019

    A Turkish man is dead after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, opposition Sözcü newspaper reported. The man, identified as an engineer, was killed when explosives fitted to his car exploded on Sunday, it quoted local police as saying. The man was taken to the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Training and Research ...

  • Taliban bomb kills eight children in Ghazni province

    May 11, 2019

    At least eight children were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, security sources said. The incident took place at around 8:00 am local time in Muqer district of the province. The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the incident and said the explosion also left two other children wounded. The ...

  • 2 homemade explosive devices found after blast in Fullerton injures 1, police say

    May 10, 2019

    A pair of homemade explosive devices in Fullerton left one man injured and caused a panic in the area Friday morning, authorities said. The Fullerton Police Department responded shortly before 9 a.m. to a report of an explosion at 1100 S. Harbor Blvd., said Lt. Jon Radus. Initial reports indicated that an electrical box could have ...

  • Deadly car bomb explosion foiled in Lashkargah city of Helmand province

    May 10, 2019

    A deadly car bomb explosion was foiled in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday. According to a statement released by MoI, the car bomb was destroyed in an airstrike which was carried out in the vicinity of Nad-e-Ali district. The statement further added that the militants were ...

  • 4 children killed, 5 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Faryab

    May 10, 2019

    At least four children were killed and five others were wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in northern Faryab province. A spokesman for Faryab Police Abdul Karim Yurish said the incident took place late on Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of Dawlatabad district. Yurish further added that the children were busy herding their ...

  • Argentine explosive devices from the Falklands’ war found and destroyed in the proximity of Stanley

    May 10, 2019

    The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week that elements of the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire Service and the military were in action following the discovery of two unexploded munitions in separate locations around the capital Stanley. It was later confirmed that the unexploded munitions, and neutralized, dated back to the time of ...

  • Bangladesh pushes for comprehensive training for UN peacekeepers

    May 9, 2019

    Bangladesh has called for strong collaboration—among the UN secretariat, member states, troops, and police-contributing countries—to achieve comprehensive training for peacekeepers. Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, said this at an open debate titled “Peacekeeping Training and Capacity-Building” at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, reports UNB. Among the troop-and-police-contributing countries, Bangladesh stood in ...


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