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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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  • Man convicted of manufacturing drugs and explosives at his Wakefield home

    December 21, 2017

    A 42-year-old man has been convicted of manufacturing drugs and explosives at his home on Westgate End in Wakefield. Vladimir Madle was convicted of a total of 12 offences today, following a week long trial at Leeds Crown Court. He was arrested in June this year on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug ...

  • Nigeria: Be wary of unexploded IEDs, army warns north-east residents

    December 21, 2017

    The Nigerian Army has warned residents in the north-east to be wary of unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ordnances “dotted around the region”. In a statement sent to TheCable on Thursday, the army also charged citizens to be more security conscious to avert attacks from the Boko Haram insurgent group. The army said while the continuous decimation ...

  • Bomb squad called as terror police swoop in Sheffield and Chesterfield

    December 19, 2017

    A police bomb squad has been called to a property in Chesterfield following early morning raids in which four men were arrested. Anti-terror police targeted three properties in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire in a move to foil a planned terror attack in the UK, Sky News can confirm. Four men were detained and have been taken to ...

  • Afghan army recovers, destroys 164 IEDs, landmines

    December 18, 2017

    Around 164 different Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, Afghan defense ministry said Monday. “Afghan National Army engineering teams launched operations to clear landmines in different provinces since early Sunday. They found and defused 164 different IEDs and landmines over the last 24 hours in Afghanistan’s ...

  • Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan

    December 17, 2017

    A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan has killed at least five people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. More than a dozen people were also wounded after gunmen wearing explosive vests tried to enter the building. The two attackers ...

  • Estonia wants to continue training Ukrainian humanitarian EOD operators

    December 17, 2017

    Estonia and Ukraine are interested in continuing cooperation in the field of training humanitarian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists, officials said at the conclusion of a course during which training consistent with international standards was provided to 17 humanitarian EOD specialists from Ukraine. Under the cooperation project, which has lasted a year and a half, Estonia ...

  • Car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan

    December 17, 2017

    A car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, killing one civilian and wounding four others but without causing casualties among international forces, officials said. Qudratullah Khushbakht, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor, said the attack happened on the airport road, killing a woman and wounding four other people. Read ...

  • Russia’s FSB detains ISIS cell members planning attacks in St. Petersburg

    December 15, 2017

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained seven people suspected of being members of a terrorist cell linked to Islamic State, the agency reported. A series of bombings was planned for Saturday, it said. The attacks were planned to involve “a suicide bomber blowing up inside a religious facility and the murder of civilians ...

  • War At Home: TSA Searching For Suicide Vests On Subways With New Technology Scanning Passengers’ Bodies

    December 14, 2017

    Metro passengers in Los Angeles will soon be screened with TSA technology that will help officials detect explosives like suicide vests, officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes just two days after a man detonated a pipe bomb in a New York City subway station in an attempted terror attack. A three-day test of the devices started ...

  • Casualties Surge From Land Mines and Improvised Explosives

    December 14, 2017

    Casualties from land mines and similar booby-trap explosives increased for the second consecutive year in 2016, to the highest level since a treaty banning such weapons of war took effect in 1999, a monitoring group said Thursday. The group, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, attributed the increased casualties largely to armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and ...

  • Deadly blast foiled in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

    December 13, 2017

    The Afghan security forces on Wednesday thwarted a deadly explosion in eastern Nangarhar province after they defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a roadside in Dur Baba district. The provincial government media office said in a statement that the militants had planted an IED on a roadside Dur Baba district that was discovered before ...

  • New U.S. Government Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

    December 13, 2017

    Since 1993, the United States has invested more than $2.9 billion for the securing and safe disposal of excess small arms, light weapons, and munitions as well as the safe clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war in more than 100 countries, making the United States the world’s single largest financial supporter of conventional ...


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