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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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  • Nigeria: 13 killed, 24 injured in Maiduguri suicide attack

    June 8, 2017

    June 8, 2017 At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured after three male suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IED) at Muna area, Maiduguri, Borno state. Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, told journalists that the first attack took place at Goni Kachallari village of Jere council. He said Muslim faithful were coming ...

  • OSCE again calls for protection of civilians in Donbas

    June 8, 2017

    June 8, 2017 The OSCE’s special representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, Martin Sajdik, on Wednesday urged again the sides of the Ukrainian conflict to protect civilians, local media reported. Following a meeting of the Contact Group which is a group of representatives from Ukraine, Russia and OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), ...

  • Twelve dead in suicide attacks on Iran’s parliament and Khomeini shrine

    June 7, 2017

    June 7, 2017 Islamic State claims to have carried out twin gun and bomb attacks on Iran’s parliament and the shrine of the modern country’s founder, Ayatollah Khomeini. At least 12 people were killed and 42 injured when several gunmen and suicide bombers targeted the two locations in Tehran. Four attackers at the parliament were killed and the ...

  • CPEN Hosts ATF lead canine training

    June 6, 2017

    June 6, 2017 Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted 30 local, state and federal explosive detection canine teams in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for specialized training, June 6 to 8, 2017 The training gave participants the opportunity to take the ATF-administered National Odor Recognition Test, or NORT, a voluntary test used ...

  • CENTCOM EOD teams link up for joint service field training

    June 5, 2017

    June 5, 2017 Explosive ordnance disposal teams from across the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility participated in a weeklong joint field training exercise May 22 to May 26, 2017, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The 386th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight coordinated and hosted the joint training operation that brought together EOD teams ...

  • London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife incidents

    June 4, 2017

    June 4, 2017 Twelve people have been arrested after the London terror attack which left seven people dead and 48 injured. The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got ...

  • At least 15 Afghans killed as multiple blasts target funeral for protester in Kabul

    June 3, 2017

    June 3, 2017 At least 15 Afghans were killed when three back-to-back explosions ripped through a funeral Saturday held for one of the demonstrators killed during anti-government protests Friday, authorities said. About 700 mourners at a hillside cemetery in the northern part of Kabul were in the middle of the funeral prayers for a prominent politician’s son ...

  • Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon

    June 3, 2017

    June 3, 2017 Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said. They entered the town of Kolofata, around 10 km (6 miles) from the border with Nigeria, before dawn, posing as refugees looking for ...

  • Bomb proof: George Cross hero’s account of how he disarmed an entire Taliban minefield using only pliers

    June 2, 2017

    June 2, 2017 British soldiers had a nickname for Sangin. We called it ‘a town called Malice’, and with good reason. Its maze of compounds, mud-baked walls and alleys channelling soldiers into killing zones carefully constructed by the Taliban made it a graveyard for British troops serving in Afghanistan. It was a place of pure evil. I’m Staff ...

  • Funding for mine clearance in Afghanistan

    June 2, 2017

    June 2, 2017 New Zealand will provide $750,000 to support landmine clearance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “New Zealand has a long history of involvement in Afghanistan, including support for renewable energy and agriculture projects, as well as the deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force to Bamyan,” Mr Brownlee says. “The funding, announced today, ...

  • DoD’s $1.8B train-and-equip request forecasts chaos after ISIS

    June 1, 2017

    June 1, 2017 The Pentagon is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to continue an Obama administration program to train and equip Iraqi and Syrian forces to fight against the Islamic State and resist a major commitment of U.S. ground troops. The fiscal 2018 budget request released last week seeks roughly $1.3 billion to back Iraqi forces as ...

  • Flying metal detectors? Navy tests new unmanned mine-detection system

    June 1, 2017

    June 1, 2017 During a recent technology demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich and Dr. Cory Stephanson unveiled a new way to detect buried and submerged mines. Oelrich, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division, and Stephanson, president and chief executive officer of Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS), stared ...