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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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  • Parsons Green: Tube bomb parts ‘from Asda and Aldi’

    March 7, 2018

    An Old Bailey jury heard commuters faced “a furnace engulfed in flames” when the device exploded at Parsons Green during London’s rush hour. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused of planting the bomb on the District Line on 15 September, 2017. He denies attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life. The court heard ...

  • Military in Philippines recovers guns, explosives from NPA

    March 7, 2018

    A total of 209 high- and low-powered firearms as well as 155 improvised explosive devices (IED) were either confiscated from or surrendered by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from January to February 2018. Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, Philippine Army public information office chief, said 165 ...

  • Cobra committee to discuss spy poisoning mystery

    March 7, 2018

    The Home Secretary will chair an emergency meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee as the Russian spy poisoning mystery threatens to become a security and diplomatic crisis. Amber Rudd is coming under pressure from senior MPs to launch an inquiry into claims that 14 suspicious deaths in recent years are potentially connected to Russian intelligence services. And as Sergei ...

  • Booby trap bomb sparks NI police car fire

    March 6, 2018

    A booby trap bomb has partially exploded in Northern Ireland, setting a police officer’s car on fire, security sources say. Army bomb disposal officers have been called to the scene. Sky News understands the female driver of the vehicle is a serving police officer. She escaped without injury. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says the incident ...

  • German military launches new mission in Iraq

    March 6, 2018

    The Bundeswehr plans to deploy more manpower and expand operations in the region, despite reports of a funding and equipment crisis. Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, plagued by a chronic shortage of everything from combat vests to submarines, is about to launch a new mission in Iraq that will deploy up to 800 soldiers to train local forces ...

  • Three arrested as police investigate report of bomb at Sheffield house

    March 4, 2018

    Police investigating a report of a suspected bomb at a Sheffield house have arrested three people. Officers rushed to Abbey Lane, in Beauchief, after receiving a report there could be a possible improvised explosive device at a house on the road. Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of making an IED ...

  • Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

    March 3, 2018

    The U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico, one week after a blast on a boat owned by the same person injured dozens of tourists. U.S. government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and ...

  • 50 Libyan explosive ordinance disposal personnel reach their graduation

    March 3, 2018

    The US Embassy in Libya has announced the graduation of more than 50 Libyan explosive ordnance disposal personnel. The Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that the graduation comes as part of a training program with the support of the US, British and German governments to safely dispose of explosive hazards, including Improvised Explosive Devices ...

  • UN To Reopen Office In Libya’s Benghazi

    March 3, 2018

    The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the mission will reopen an office in the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in years. “We are preparing to reopen a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue to engage with people and residents of Barqa” in ...

  • At least 3 soldiers injured in two Al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia

    March 2, 2018

    At least three Somali government soldiers were injured in two separate attacks by terror group Al-Shabaab near Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday. The police said the three were injured when the militants rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the military base in Afgoye town, about 30 kms south of Mogadishu but were repulsed by ...

  • Burkina Faso attack: Ouagadougou sees gunfire and explosion

    March 2, 2018

    Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses have reported seeing armed men getting out of a car and opening fire before heading towards the embassy. “An attack is under way,” the French ambassador tweeted. Read more… Source: BBC News  

  • Colombia’s ELN rebels kill five soldiers in bomb attack

    February 27, 2018

    At least five Colombian soldiers were killed and more than 10 wounded early Tuesday in an attack by the Marxist ELN rebels near the border with Venezuela, the Army said. The attack came one day after the National Liberation Army (ELN) said it would hold a unilateral ceasefire during legislative elections next month. The government had ...


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