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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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  • Faslane bomb squad gets new commanding officer

    August 9, 2018

    Faslane-based Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have a new Commanding Officer. Lieutenant Commander Chris Stephenson, who has previously served as Mine Counter Measures Staff Officer to the Faslane Flotilla, takes over from Lieutenant Commander Tony Hampshire as CO of Northern Diving Group (NDG). Tony commanded the unit from January 2016 to July 2018 and now it’s time ...

  • 13 civilians killed, wounded in roadside mine explosion in Balkh

    August 8, 2018

    At least thirteen civilians were killed or wounded an explosion triggered by improvised explosive device in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. A spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps, Mohammad Hanif Rezaye , said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Shulgar district and as a result at least six civilians, all members of a single ...

  • Manipur: Huge cache of arms-ammu, powerful IED recovered

    August 8, 2018

    The troops of Assam Rifles have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition and a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Manipur on Wednesday. According to the reports, based on intelligence input, Assam Rifles troops and Manipur police have jointly launched operation at Seitapur maning to saiton road under Kumbi police station in Manipur’s Bishnupur district ...

  • Targetted attack: Two soldiers injured in a roadside blast

    August 7, 2018

    At least two soldiers were seriously injured when their convoy was targeted with a roadside bomb in North Waziristan district on Monday. Soldiers from the seventh engineering division BD department were on a routine checking patrol near the Dandee Kach Village when their vehicle was targeted using a bomb planted by the roadside. Two soldiers, including ...

  • Taliban Commander Killed While Building Bomb

    August 6, 2018

    At least three people were killed and 11 others were wounded in an explosion in Helmand province, local officials said Monday. The governor’s media office said in a statement the incident happened on Sunday while Baran, a Taliban commander, was assembling an IED in his house in Garmsyer district. According to the statement, two of Baran’s family ...

  • EOD team provides UXO training to 2CR

    August 6, 2018

    Do not touch it. Do not kick it. Just mark it, take a grid and notify your chain of command. When dealing with unexploded ordnance on the battlefield, or in the training area in this case, it is essential to follow all safety precautions and notify the proper personnel in a timely manner. Prior to the ...

  • Footage ‘shows moment drone bomb exploded over Presidential rally in Venezuela’

    August 6, 2018

    Footage has emerged which appears to show the moment a drone bomb detonated over a packed rally where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech. The video, which has been widely shared by Venezuelan social media accounts, shows a single drone hovering above the military parade – before suddenly exploding into a fireball. Venuzuelan officials have claimed dissidents used ...

  • Mali: German peacekeepers patrol ‘road of death’ for clues of explosive devices

    August 5, 2018

    Between homemade bombs and frequent robberies, driving on the roads of northern Mali has become a dangerous exercise. German peacekeepers from Minusma, the United Nations Mission in the country, undertook a patrol on one of the most dangerous sections of the road that links the north to the centre of the country, searching for signs of ...

  • Czech Republic Identifies Resolute Support Service Members Killed During Patrol

    August 5, 2018

    The Czech Republic identified that the three Resolute Support service members killed by a suicide bomber during a patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, August 5, were from the Army of the Czech Republic. “The tragic death of our three soldiers has hit me very much, and I want to express my deep condolences to ...

  • Suicide Bombers Target Mosque In Paktia; 25 Killed

    August 3, 2018

    Two suicide bombings occurred inside a mosque in Gardez City, the center of Paktia province in the east of Afghanistan, on Friday afternoon, police confirmed. Paktia Police Chief Raz Mohammad Mandozai said the explosions left 25 people dead and 33 others wounded. Those inside Sahib-ul-Zaman Mosque in Khwaja Hassan area in PD2 of Gardez City were doing ...

  • Robotics Autonomous

    August 2, 2018

    Marines with 2nd Platoon, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, engaged in charge employment training July 31-Aug. 2, 2018 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The training taught EOD technicians to confidently and safely neutralize an improvised explosive device using robotic platforms. During the simulated scenarios, EOD technicians used the Mark II ...

  • Taliban Surge Routs ISIS in Northern Afghanistan

    August 1, 2018

    More than 200 Islamic State fighters and their two top commanders surrendered to the Afghan government on Wednesday to avoid capture by Taliban insurgents, after a two-day battle that was a decisive victory for the Taliban, participants on all sides confirmed. One of the Islamic State commanders, Mufti Nemat, was reached by cellphone after his surrender, ...

  • 15 Killed In Siege Of Govt Compound In Jalalabad

    July 31, 2018

    According to them 15 people were killed and as many wounded in the attack that lasted over six hours. Officials said a car bomb was detonated close to the entrance of the compound at about 11.30am and was followed by two gunmen storming the building. A number of employees were able to escape during the course of ...

  • Belgium explosion: Man ‘blows himself up’ on football pitch in Stembert, Verviers

    July 31, 2018

    It is believed that this is an isolated act and authorities have been to the victim’s home to ensure there are no other explosives there. The victim has not been formally identified but Le Soir newspaper is reporting it was a former soldier who lived close by. Panorama Steet and adjacent streets have been evacuated and residents ...

  • Security team trains 500th dog for explosives detection

    July 31, 2018

    Will air cargo loads routinely be screened by bomb-sniffing dogs? New York City-based security firm MSA Security is counting on it, as it announced this week that it has trained it 500th dog in the science of explosives detection at its Windsor facility in Connecticut. Under what’s known as the Windsor Program, the human handler and ...


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