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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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  • Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

    June 20, 2017

    June 20, 2017 Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion Tuesday night at a busy train station continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and was checking to see ...

  • Rebel bomb attack halts Colombia’s Cano Limon crude pipeline

    June 20, 2017

    A bomb attack over the weekend by the Marxist ELN rebels has halted the flow of crude along Colombia’s second largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, sources from the military and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday. The explosion took place on Saturday in a rural area of Saravena municipality, in the province of Arauca. ...

  • 15 dead in Mogadishu by another suicide car-bombing claimed by al-Shabaab

    June 20, 2017

    The street, littered with smoldering pieces of debris and bloody body parts in what is yet another suicide car-bombing in the bustling Wadajir district within the capital city of Mogadishu. The al-Qaeda-linked terror group based in Somalia known as Harakat al-Shabaab (HSM) immediately claimed the attack as theirs as the group continues its campaign of ...

  • Car rams police van on Paris’s Champs-Élysées in ‘attempted attack’

    June 19, 2017

    June 19, 2017 A car loaded with gas canisters rammed into a police van on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Monday, leaving the driver dead in what the interior minister said was an “attempted attack”. According to police sources, a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles were later found in the deceased suspect’s vehicle. No ...

  • Bomber jailed for targeting police in Belfast attack

    June 19, 2017

    June 19, 2017 A woman who posed as a model to entrap a man into participating in a plot to kill police officers in a bomb attack has been jailed for 16 years. Christine Connor used a fake online profile to indoctrinate Stuart Downes with her views, a judge said. Using a fictitious name and a picture of ...

  • Bomb left in bag explodes in pickup, causing serious burns to 4 occupants in Winnipeg

    June 18, 2017

    A 22-year-old Winnipeg man says he is happy to be alive and praying for his injured friends after a bomb exploded in the pickup truck they were in on the weekend. “Just want to know who it is who would be doing something like this,” a bandaged-up Shaunovin Houle, one of four people who sustained major injuries during ...

  • Inputs on Maoists put security agencies in Madhya Pradesh on high alert

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 With only a year-and-a-half left for Madhya Pradesh to go to polls, the Maoists are slowly strengthening their presence in Balaghat district, one of their main areas of operation. The recent intelligence input of a ‘Vistaar’ platoon of Maoists operating in the area, discovery of raw materials for making Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) in ...

  • Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 Three women have been killed in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, in what the authorities say was a terrorist attack. An explosion occurred at a shopping centre in the busy Zona Rosa area. Eleven other people were injured in the attack. Bogota’s mayor Enrique Penalosa said that one of those who died was from France. The authorities ...

  • Suicide bombers attack Afghan police HQ, killing or wounding dozens

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after up to five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began at around 6:30am (2am GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in ...

  • Roadside explosion kills Egyptian policeman in Cairo

    June 18, 2017

    June 18, 2017 A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry. “At about 12:45am on June 18 as a vehicle belonging to the Central Security Forces transported a group of officers and conscripts an improvised explosive device planted on the roadside ...

  • Better Image-Quality Measurements for Bomb Squads

    June 18, 2017

    May 18, 2017 I’ve been interested in science ever since I was a child. If you had told 8-year-old me that I was going to be a physicist, then I would have been very excited. Had you told me that my lab would be filled with a bevy of bombs, and that my typical work day ...

  • China nursery blast: Eight dead in Jiangsu explosion

    June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017 At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a nursery in China. State news agency Xinhua said the blast took place just outside the kindergarten in the town of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon. No children or teachers were among the casualties, it said. The cause of the ...