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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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  • Suicide bombing kills 21 people, including politician, ahead of Pakistan election

    July 11, 2018

    The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the attack, which targeted the Awami National Party (ANP) rally in the city of Peshawar. Haroon Ahmed Bilour, who was standing for election in the provincial legislature, was among those died in the explosion. The candidate’s father, Bashir Ahmed Bilour, was also killed by a suicide bomber in 2012. Read more… Source: ...

  • Afghanistan: UK to send 440 more non-combat troops

    July 10, 2018

    The commitment to Nato’s mission in Afghanistan will take the total number of UK troops in the country to 1,090. Around half of the troops will deploy from the Welsh Guards in August and the remainder will follow by February 2019. They will help “bring the stability and security that the Afghan people deserve,” Theresa May said. Read ...

  • 9 civilians injured in bomb attack in E. Afghanistan

    July 9, 2018

    At least nine civilians were wounded in a bomb attack at a public picnic area in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, authorities said. The blast occurred after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at a public picnic area in Chaparhar district roughly at 10:00 a.m. local time Monday, the provincial government said in ...

  • Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

    July 9, 2018

    Powders such as make-up, coffee and spices are to be banned from hand luggage on flights leaving the UK in a new effort to improve airport security. The move, which raises the prospect of more queues and disruption for travellers, would follow in the footsteps of Australia, New Zealand and the US, where passengers were told last ...

  • Iraq: Danger amid Mosul’s ruins

    July 9, 2018

    UN experts believe it will take decades to clear the Iraqi city of Mosul from explosive hazards. But, a year after liberation from the “Islamic State” group, ever more refugees are returning. Sandra Petersmann reports. The chirping of the birds seems out of place in this unreal, man-made landscape of disemboweled homes and deep craters. Emerging ...

  • U.S., Afghan Forces Clear Islamic State From Eastern District

    July 8, 2018

    U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began at the end of April and was largely complete in ...

  • At least nine killed in al-Shabaab car bomb attack in Somalia

    July 7, 2018

    At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry, police have said. Security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle in the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police said. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. A number of people, mostly government workers, were trapped in the ...

  • US, Lebanon Armed Forces Complete Resolute Response 18

    July 6, 2018

    U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6. RR18 is an annual bilateral engagement between the U.S. Navy and LAF with the focus of sharing and knowledge, insight and strategy in the fields of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), dive operations, civil military operations ...

  • Travellers in US face delays so airport security can screen snacks

    July 5, 2018

    Travellers using American airports are facing a new obstacle with Transport Security Administration (TSA) officials asking them to remove snacks and powders from their carry-on luggage. The latest step in the ever-tightening security arrangements surrounding travel in the US is not an official policy but is being enforced by officers at many airports across the country. Responsibility ...

  • Wiltshire novichok poisoning investigated by UK counter-terror police

    July 5, 2018

    An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple have been left critically ill by the nerve agent novichok, the same military grade poison that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter four months ago. Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, announced that expert scientists in chemical warfare at the world ...

  • Roadside blast injures six Kenyan police officers in border region

    July 4, 2018

    Six Kenyan police officers were injured on Tuesday evening after the vehicle in which they were traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Garissa country near the Somali border. David Kerina, Garissa County Police Commander, confirmed the incident at Masalani area after police officers from Ijara camp were attacked by people believed to ...

  • I Made Over 500 IEDs For Suicide Missions – Boko Haram Teenager

    July 3, 2018

    A 15 year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker, Ali Goni, has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years. The military authorities described the teenager as the most deadly Boko Haram member, who had mastered ...

  • Russian investigators name terrorist group behind St. Petersburg metro attack

    July 3, 2018

    Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, has been found to be behind the last year’s terror attack on St. Petersburg’s metro, an investigator told a Moscow City Court hearing on this case on Tuesday. “It has been established that the Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad organization, which is banned in Russia, was involved in the ...

  • Northrop Secures $97M Option on Navy Counter IED Tech Supply Contract

    July 2, 2018

    Northrop Grumman has received a $96.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce systems designed to protect troops, vehicles and structures against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch exercised an option for full-rate production of the Block One Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One system. Read more… Source: GovConWire  

  • Mali car bomb attack kills four civilians, wounds four French soldiers

    July 1, 2018

    An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali on Sunday killed four civilians and wounded 31 others, including four French soldiers, Mali’s government and the French army said. The ambush, which involved a car bomb explosion followed by gunfire, took place two days after Islamist militants killed at least six people during a raid on ...


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