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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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  • Newtown man charged with making pipe bombs

    June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017 A man who called police about his car being vandalized was charged this week with making pipe bombs. Larry Bailey, 65, had called police in March claiming that his car had been vandalized and that a former roommate had been threatening him. The car wouldn’t run, apparently because drain cleaner had been put in ...

  • ISIS is planning new wave of attacks on Europe with explosives-laden drones and female jihadis, EU law enforcement agency warns

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 Europe’s top law enforcement agency says explosives that mimic those used in Syria and Iraq are a leading threat to the European Union, along with returning fighters and would-be jihadis blocked from traveling to the war zone. In a report Thursday summarizing trends from 2016, Europol says Islamic extremists bent on attacking Europe are ...

  • Lagos airport gets new anti-explosive machines

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, has received a new set of anti-explosives and narcotic baggage scanning machines as part of efforts to boost safety and security of airlines, passengers and other users of the airport. Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, who stated this on Wednesday ...

  • American Airlines tests CT scanning to keep laptops in carry-ons

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 American Airlines on Thursday began the first U.S. test of new airport-security scanners that provide a more detailed view inside carry-on luggage and may allow travelers to keep laptops in their bags. The CT scanner, using technology borrowed from the medical world, is being used in a security checkpoint lane at Phoenix Sky Harbor ...

  • IATA seeks security alternatives to fend off electronics ban

    June 15, 2017

    June 15, 2017 Concern that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could expand its ban on carry-on electronic devices to include flights from Europe, and perhaps beyond, emerged as a unifying theme at the IATA Annual General Meeting here last week. In testimony before Congress last week, Department of Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said the agency ...

  • Inside Colombia’s Multimillion-Dollar Black Market Explosives Trade

    June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017 Colombia’s flourishing gold illegal mining business requires explosives, many of which are sourced illicitly. This essential yet overlooked trade has opened the door for powerful criminal bosses to forge a lucrative black market that involves a large cast of characters, including assassins, legal mining companies and even the Colombian army. In Segovia, a few ...

  • Suicide bomber kills 9 rival insurgents in Afghanistan

    June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017 A suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province Wednesday, killing nine of them, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Saleem Rohdi, chief of the Gareshk district, said six other militants from a breakaway Taliban faction were wounded in the attack early Wednesday. Taliban spokesmen could not immediately be reached ...

  • Finnish security service raises terrorism threat level

    June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017 The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) raised its threat level on Wednesday, saying it had become aware of more serious terrorism-related projects and plans in Finland. “The most significant terrorist threat in Finland is still posed by individual actors or small groups motivated by radical Islamist propaganda or terrorist organizations encouraging them”, Supo said ...

  • At least 20 people being held hostage in Somalia’s capital after suicide bomb attack

    June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017 Gunmen were holding at least 20 people hostage in a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, after a suicide bomber rammed a car next door and militants stormed inside in an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants. Police cordoned off the whole district surrounding Mogadishu’s Pizza House, which is adjacent ...

  • ‘Terrorists use wartime landmines to make IEDs,’ says Egypt representative to the UN

    June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017 Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations Amr Abdel-Latif Abul Atta told a Security Council briefing on Tuesday that landmines and explosive remnants of war are used by terrorists around the world to make improvised explosive devices, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Abul Atta made the comments during a Security Council briefing ...

  • British military’s Dhekelia base in Cyprus hit by ‘grenade’ blast

    June 13, 2017

    June 13, 2017 A blast at a British base on the southeast coast of Cyprus has injured a police officer. The explosion struck the Dhekelia garrison before dawn on Tuesday. The Cyprus Mail reported a grenade had been thrown by a man on a motorbike. Police spokesperson Kristian Gray said investigations were ongoing and authorities are viewing the explosion ...

  • Mine action vital to success of UN peace mandates, Security Council told

    June 13, 2017

    June 13, 2017 The mitigation of the threats posed by landmines and other explosive remnants of war is vital to the success of United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions, as well as to the delivery of humanitarian assistance, the return of displaced persons, and sustainable development, a senior UN official told the Security Council today. “As ...