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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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  • ANAMA, NATO to launch third phase of Jeyranchel clearance project Zoom

    September 22, 2017

    The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) will hold an event named “Presentation of JCP Phase III, The Future of ANAMA-NATO/NSPA PfP Trust Fund projects in Azerbaijan”. From 1955-1991, the former Soviet Army military testing and training field located in Jeyranchel along the Azerbaijani-Georgian border, was in an active use. The total area of 64 ...

  • 20th CBRNE Completes Multi-Agency Training Exercise

    September 22, 2017

    The 20th CBRNE Command’s Nuclear Disablement Team 3 and Soldiers from the Headquarters, Headquarters Company out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the 68th CBRN Hazardous Response Team out of Fort Hood, Texas, deployed with the National Nuclear Technical Forensic Ground Collection Task Force as part of Exercise Prominent Hunt 17-2, conducted in Albuquerque and ...

  • World War Two grenade explodes in Salford

    September 21, 2017

    Army bomb disposal experts were called to a cemetery in Salford after a ‘live and viable’ Second World War grenade was found on playing fields. The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team from the Royal Logistics Corps blew up the grenade in a controlled explosion at Weaste Cemetery. A member of the public found the device and called ...

  • NATO’s Dual Focus for Military Engineering Capabilities

    September 19, 2017

    The current counter-insurgency and terrorism threat, coupled with a traditional enemy in Europe, has created a dual focus for NATO member and partner nations when considering military engineering capabilities. The Combat Engineer meeting, which will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, this November, will provide the platform for military and industry to develop military engineering capabilities which meet the ...

  • US faces WWII-scale explosives cleanup in Iraq after Islamic State fight

    September 19, 2017

    Iraq’s fight to defeat the Islamic State won’t end with the military defeat of the group. As the US-backed Iraqi Security Forces liberated Mosul and Tal Afar this summer, retreating fighters continued to leave behind scores of complex improvised explosive devices (IEDs), deliberately hidden in populated areas to kill and injure civilians. US officials tell Al-Monitor that American support for the Herculean ...

  • Build your own bomb: How Amazon’s algorithm helps suggest explosive recipes

    September 18, 2017

    Amazon is linking potential bomb-making components under the “frequently bought together” tab, guiding its users to all the ingredients required to make an incendiary device. The simple products are widely available in shops too, but Amazon’s algorithm recommends product combinations. As reported by Channel 4 News, the online retail platform’s algorithm pairs items that customers tend to ...

  • Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

    September 17, 2017

    The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mohammad Khurassani said the militants planted an improvised explosive device “to target security personnel” in the Bajaur Agency area that is part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The ...

  • Explosion that was heard across Manchester was caused by a nail bomb

    September 16, 2017

    A bomb which exploded outside a café was packed with nails and screws. It was left under the shutters of The Lounge in Pendleton, Salford, earlier this week. It damaged the shutters, canopy, windows and pavement outside the cafe. The bang was heard across Greater Manchester at around 12.30am on Tuesday. Police said the nature of the device is still the ...

  • Scotland Yard say they’re ‘chasing down suspects’ after public send them dozens of photos of the ‘crude’ bucket bomb

    September 15, 2017

    Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has said ‘hundreds’ of officers are currently ‘trawling through CCTV’ in a desperate bid to close in on the ‘suspects’ involved in the Parsons Green bomb. Rowley said Met Police had embarked on a complex investigation and while the device had now been safely defused, his officers were also starting to examine ...

  • Police investigate ‘blast’ on London Tube at Parsons Green

    September 15, 2017

    Police are investigating an incident on a London Underground train, amid reports of an explosion. The blast left a number of passengers with facial burns, it has been reported. Scotland Yard said it was aware of the incident at Parsons Green station and officers were in attendance. Firefighters from a number of stations, including Wandsworth, Chelsea and Hammersmith, ...

  • 3 arrested over suspected terror links in Malaysia

    September 14, 2017

    Malaysia’s police have arrested three people suspected of being involved in activities related to the Islamic State (IS) terror group. This included a man who was said to have received instructions from Mahmud Ahmad, now Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist, and from a Saudi Arabian bomb-making expert on how to make a large-scale improvised explosive device (IED). The ...

  • Defence Secretary announces £55m contract for UK bomb disposal robots at DSEI

    September 13, 2017

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced a contract worth up to £55 million for 56 innovative bomb disposal robots at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition in London this morning. Following an initial £4 million demonstration phase, the robots will be purchased from US robotics manufacturer Harris under the MOD’s Project Starter for use ...


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