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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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  • DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers

    February 22, 2018

    Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be misused to concoct chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ...

  • Explosion kills 3 of Haftar’s forces in central Libya

    February 22, 2018

    Three soldiers, loyal to the East Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar, were killed yesterday in a car bomb in the central city of Al-Jufra. Fouad Al-Mahdi Rashid, a member of the Al-Jufra Municipal Council, told the Anadolu Agency that another soldier was injured in the blast, which he said had targeted a security checkpoint in the town of Waddan. Read more… Source: ...

  • IED Rodeo 2018

    February 22, 2018

    Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training exercise Feb. 12-22, 2018 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The exercise, known as the IED Rodeo, featured EOD members from different military branches and nations, showcasing how they locate explosive devices and the steps they take to safely ...

  • Israeli intel thwarts ISIS attack on Australian airliner

    February 22, 2018

    An elite IDF intelligence unit was successful in exposing and thwarting an Islamic State (ISIS) terror plot to bomb an airliner flying out of Australia at the end of 2017. According to an army announcement on Wednesday, the IDF’s famed 8200 cyber unit uncovered the plot and then relayed the information to Israel’s intelligence community, which shared ...

  • Exercise TOXIC DAGGER – the sharp end of chemical warfare

    February 20, 2018

    40 Commando Royal Marines and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have staged the UK’s biggest annual exercise to prepare troops for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. Exercise TOXIC DAGGER is supported by Dstl, along with Public Health England (PHE) and The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), and is the largest exercise of ...

  • Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya, India

    February 20, 2018

    Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said. “The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Chief Swaraj ...

  • Philippines: Arrested IS terror suspect yields bomb parts

    February 20, 2018

    A suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorist and his Filipino companion have been arrested in their apartment in Manila, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday. Dela Rosa said Fehmi Lassqued, who carried a Tunisian passport but was earlier identified as an Egyptian born in Syria, was an IS commander who had been ...

  • Sir Michael Fallon to host Counter Terror Awards at SCTX18

    February 19, 2018

    The organisers of Security & Counter Terror Expo have announced that Sir Michael Fallon MP, former Secretary of State for Defence and member of the National Security Council, will host the inaugural Counter Terror Awards during the event next month. The awards ceremony will take place at Olympia, London on 6 March 2018, with an audience ...

  • Mexican Officials: IED Found on Border Bridge Near Texas

    February 19, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered on a bridge that connects the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in Mexico. Mexican authorities said that the IED was found on the bridge, but they didn’t reveal when the bomb was left there. They confirmed, however, that the device was active, according to a translated Mexican ...

  • 22 killed, 28 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno

    February 17, 2018

    22 persons were killed and 28 others injuries in a multiple suicide bomb attack at a market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The incident occurred on Friday at about 9:00 pm, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives at the “Kasuwar Kifi” in the outskirts of Konduga town. An eye witness, Idrissa Bana, said the three ...

  • 4 IDF soldiers wounded after explosive device detonated near Gaza border

    February 17, 2018

    In what may be the most serious incident on the Gaza front since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, four soldiers were wounded when a bomb was detonated against their military jeep as they patrolled the border fence on Saturday afternoon. Two soldiers were in serious condition, one was moderately wounded and one was lightly wounded, the ...

  • Record number of Afghan civilian casualties in attacks in 2017: UN

    February 15, 2018

    Nearly 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record, a UN report said Thursday. The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas, after US President Donald Trump said last August the American presence in Afghanistan ...


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