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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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  • Secretary General participates in Hybrid Centre of Excellence inauguration with Finnish leaders and EU High Representative

    October 6, 2017

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini, was in Helsinki, Finland on 2 October 2017 to attend the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. They were attending as guests of Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime ...

  • The dramatic moment 120 grenades are blown up in a Sevenoaks garden

    October 5, 2017

    Fire crews and bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion in Sevenoaks earlier today (October 5). Residents close to the property on Woodside Road were advised to keep all windows and doors closed as a precaution. Kent Fire and Rescue said that there had been a discovery “of around 120 Second World War phosphorous grenades in ...

  • Secretary Tillerson Wants Artsakh Demining Completed as Quickly and Thoroughly as Possible

    October 5, 2017

    The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s public declaration of U.S. support for completing demining in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) “as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.” Secretary Tillerson went on to reaffirm the State Department’s support for Artsakh peace proposals, advanced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) ...

  • Cambodian Virtual Reality Helps Train Bomb-disposal Techs

    October 4, 2017

    A lab in Cambodia is using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, swarm robotics and 3-D printing to try and revolutionize bomb disposal. The suite of products developed by Golden West Humanitarian Foundation’s Phnom Penh lab, in collaboration with universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Villanova, are designed to mesh ...

  • Redruth man arrested following explosion and discovery of suspect package in town is released pending further investigation

    October 3, 2017

    A Redruth man who was arrested following an explosion and discovery of a suspicious device in the town has been released under investigation. Armed police evacuated the streets around Redruth train station on Monday afternoon (October 1) after reports of a suspicious device being found in the grounds of the Methodist church in Higher Fore Street. The discovery followed ...

  • Five arrested after ‘failed bomb attempt’ in upmarket Paris district

    October 3, 2017

    Five people are in custody after an apparent failed bomb attempt in an upmarket district of Paris. Police were alerted by a member of the public about suspicious activity in a building in the Porte d’Auteuil neighbourhood on Saturday. Authorities later found and deactivated an explosive device. Two gas cylinders had been discovered in the hallway of the ...

  • US-led coalition service member killed by IED in Iraq

    October 2, 2017

    The US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS) says one service member has been killed and a second injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq. An improvised explosive device (IED) struck their vehicle on Sunday, according to a statement. The names and nationalities of the casualties are being held until their families have been notified. Seven US personnel have ...

  • Researchers develop technique that could detect explosives, dangerous gases rapidly and remotely

    September 29, 2017

    University of Michigan researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately. Eventually, this method could be used in systems placed in airports, for the environmental monitoring of pollutants or even in battlefields, said author Steven Cundiff, physics professor in the College of ...

  • Death Toll Rises To Five In Kabul Explosion

    September 29, 2017

    At least five civilians were killed and six others were wounded in an explosion in Kabul’s PD10 on Friday afternoon, the Ministry of Interior’s spokesman said. The explosion took place near a mosque in Qala-e-Fathullah area in Kabul at around 2pm local time, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a post on social media. He said ...

  • Police arrest man on suspicion of manufacturing explosives in Burnham

    September 28, 2017

    Police have executed warrants in Burnham today (Thursday) as part of an investigation into the possession of explosives. Thames Valley Police (TVP) raided a property in The Fairway at 11am this morning, and conducted operations at the London Clancy Industrial Warehouse site off Britwell Road, Burnham at 1pm. Further searches are ongoing. A 41-year-old man from Burnham has been arrested on ...

  • IEDs blasts become a new challenge for Waziristan tribesmen

    September 28, 2017

    An exemplary peace has been restored in the once volatile South Waziristan Agency (SWA) after successive military offensives; however, the rising blasts of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have become a new challenge for the war-weary tribesmen, as so far 70 people have been affected by these blasts within few months after repatriation. Pakistan has been battling ...

  • Security forces recover pressure improvised bomb in Sukma

    September 28, 2017

    Security forces today recovered a pressure improvised bomb, weighing five kg, planted by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said. The explosive, packed in a steel tiffin, was detected between Polampalli and Gorgunda villages along on Dornapal-Jagargunda road, a local police official told PTI. Acting on specific inputs, a team of security forces was out on ...


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