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.
- Long fight against a hidden killer
January 7, 2018
The conflict may be over, but the danger lives on. Landmines left by insurgents and government forces have contaminated Thailand for more than four decades. Buried just beneath the surface, these weapons are designed to kill and injure those who misstep. They hide just off of well-worn paths, in fields, forests and sometimes dangerously close ...
- Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast
January 7, 2018
A man has died and a woman been injured after an explosion outside a metro station in Stockholm. Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said witnesses saw the man, in his 60s, pick up an object off the ground “which promptly exploded”. He died after being taken to hospital and a 45-year-old woman also suffered minor wounds to her ...
- 166 mines found and defused in Azerbaijan’s liberated Jojug Marjanli village
January 6, 2018
Twenty-six anti-personnel and 140 anti-tank mines were found and defused Jan. 25-July 3, 2017 in the Jojug Marjanli village, which was liberated from the Armenian occupation, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said in a message. As a result, the territory for construction of 50, and then another 100 houses, as well as roads, ...
- EOD Airman receives Purple Heart
January 5, 2018
After 10 years, Tech. Sgt. Douglas Smits, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team leader, received a Purple Heart medal at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Jan. 5, 2018. The Purple Heart medal is one of the military’s oldest medals dating back to 1782. It recognizes military members who were wounded or killed in ...
- 6 civilians killed, wounded in Helmand IED explosion
January 4, 2018
At least two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in an explosion triggered by the roadside bomb explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The officials are saying that the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Washir district. According to a statement released by the governor’s office, a civilian hatchback type ...
- The UK Security Expo 2017 – the global showcase that makes a real difference.
January 3, 2018
The UK Security Expo 2017 – the global showcase that makes a real difference. It is always difficult when putting an event together to get the right balance of activity to generate sufficient interest – from a show organisers perspective the business book says do just enough to get the footfall through the door and thereby ...
- Ordnance companies train at Northern Challenge
January 3, 2018
The 702nd and 720th Ordnance Companies deployed 10 Soldiers to participate in Northern Challenge 17 in the first two weeks of October. Northern Challenge is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal event hosted by the Icelandic Coast Guard that advances NATO’s efforts to fight international terrorism. The event strengthens U.S. Army Europe’s connection to allies, local government leaders, and ...
- Suicide attack on Nigeria mosque causes multiple deaths
January 3, 2018
A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northeastern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people, according to reports. The incident took place in the town of Gamboru, in Nigeria’s Borno state near the border with Cameroon, an area where the armed group Boko Haram has previously carried out a number of attacks. Read more… Source: Aljazeera
- Military engineers clear 30% of Marawi areas from IEDs, explosives
December 30, 2017
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday, December 30, said their team of engineers has cleared 30% of areas in Marawi city most affected by unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices. This means residents in the 24 barangays considered “most affected areas” can begin visiting their homes and businesses before rehabilitation in the areas ...
- Four killed, several injured in Borno suicide attack
December 29, 2017
At least four people have been reported dead and several injured in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday at Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. when a male suicide bomber infiltrated the village and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped ...
- TSA Deploys Experimental, Non-Invasive IED Detection Device at Transit Stations
December 28, 2017
The Transportation Security Administration is deploying experimental, non-invasive devices to help detect an improvised explosive device (IED) inside America’s transit hubs. “Along with industry partners, we are committed to identifying, testing and deploying technology that addresses threats to transportation across the spectrum,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement. The gray, rectangular device, known as a “stand-off ...
- 40 dead in ‘multiple’ Kabul suicide bomb blasts
December 28, 2017
At least 40 people have been killed and dozens more wounded following multiple blasts at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul. Najib Danish, a spokesperson for the Afghan interior ministry, said suicide attackers had set off explosions outside of the centre. Islamic State said it directed the attacks, and claimed through its propaganda outlet Amaq that it ...
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