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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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  • New Organisation Aims To Strengthen Global Border Security

    October 18, 2017

    London, UK: – A former UK Border Force head is behind a new organisation that aims to strengthen border management globally. The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, who also led the UK government’s border security programme for London 2012 which saw three million athletes, coaches, spectators and officials processed at the ...

  • Mechem making a mark with demining in Turkey

    October 18, 2017

    Mechem demining teams lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on Turkey’s eastern border – a task regarded as one of the most significant achievements yet in the field of humanitarian demining. Each of the potentially deadly devices was detected and removed by hand at a rate of more than 200 a day. ...

  • Malaysia: Cops link suspected beer fest attack plotter to Puchong bombing gang

    October 17, 2017

    One of three men suspected of planning an attack on the cancelled Better Beer Festival in Kuala Lumpur is linked to a gang behind last year’s Islamic State (IS) strike on the Movida nightclub in Puchong, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today. Fuzi earlier today confirmed that three men were arrested for ...

  • International counter explosive threat exercise hosted by Canadian Army

    October 16, 2017

    Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER 2017 provides an opportunity for explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive device teams to run through scenarios that enable them to practice neutralizing and safely disposing of explosive devices and countering the threat networks that employ them, according to an Army news release. More details from the Canadian Army: More than 200 Canadian Armed Forces ...

  • Afghan soldiers defuse 51 improvised bombs within day: gov’t

    October 16, 2017

    The Afghan army found and defused 51 rounds of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) within a day, Defense Ministry said on Monday. “The Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams found and neutralized 51 rounds of landmines, roadside bombs and IEDs in different provinces within the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement. Taliban militants ...

  • Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Begins Off Coast of South Korea

    October 16, 2017

    Maritime forces from the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK), together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations, commenced Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) in waters off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea, Oct. 15. USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK ...

  • Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb

    October 16, 2017

    Malta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Police said the bomb ...

  • Autumn 2017 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 16, 2017

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO HQ SACT, C-IED Centre of Excellence, Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC), United States Africa Command, C-IED cell chief for Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum, Norwegian People’s Aid and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Autumn 2017 contents pages or subscribe here. We would ...

  • Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

    October 15, 2017

    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group ...

  • Over 2.9 million square meters of land cleared from landmines in Angola’s Cuanza Norte region

    October 15, 2017

    More than 2.9 million square meters of land were cleared from landmines in Angola’ s northern Cuanza Norte province, from 2005 to 2017, head of mine clearance operations at the National Demining Institute (INAD), Chitavi Linen said here Saturday. In the same period, nine anti-tank mines, ninety-nine anti-personnel and over 29 thousand different unexploded ordnance were ...

  • Russian security services bust ISIS cell preparing ‘high-profile’ attacks

    October 14, 2017

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has uncovered a ‘sleeper cell’ linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) that was active both in Moscow and the North Caucasus region, the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee said. Four members of the cell were detained. In Makhachkala, the capital of Russia’s southern Republic of Dagestan, security forces also discovered two extremist ...

  • Portsmouth navy divers save ship packed 1,000 tonnes of fuel after anchor spears torpedo

    October 13, 2017

    In a freak accident the merchant vessel’s anchor speared a test torpedo The ship was laden with about 1,000 tonnes of fuel Elite navy divers from Portsmouth evacuate most of ship’s crew while they went about destroying the explosive Royal Navy bomb disposal experts kept a cool head as they blew up a test torpedo which ...


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