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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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  • Pakistan attack: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel

    May 12, 2019

    Pakistan’s army says gunmen who attacked a luxury hotel in Balochistan province on Saturday killed four hotel employees and a soldier. The three attackers were also killed during a siege that lasted several hours. Six people were injured. A spokesman for the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in the port of Gwadar said there were few guests because of ...

  • Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills Turkish engineer

    May 12, 2019

    A Turkish man is dead after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, opposition Sözcü newspaper reported. The man, identified as an engineer, was killed when explosives fitted to his car exploded on Sunday, it quoted local police as saying. The man was taken to the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Training and Research ...

  • Taliban bomb kills eight children in Ghazni province

    May 11, 2019

    At least eight children were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, security sources said. The incident took place at around 8:00 am local time in Muqer district of the province. The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the incident and said the explosion also left two other children wounded. The ...

  • 2 homemade explosive devices found after blast in Fullerton injures 1, police say

    May 10, 2019

    A pair of homemade explosive devices in Fullerton left one man injured and caused a panic in the area Friday morning, authorities said. The Fullerton Police Department responded shortly before 9 a.m. to a report of an explosion at 1100 S. Harbor Blvd., said Lt. Jon Radus. Initial reports indicated that an electrical box could have ...

  • Deadly car bomb explosion foiled in Lashkargah city of Helmand province

    May 10, 2019

    A deadly car bomb explosion was foiled in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday. According to a statement released by MoI, the car bomb was destroyed in an airstrike which was carried out in the vicinity of Nad-e-Ali district. The statement further added that the militants were ...

  • 4 children killed, 5 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Faryab

    May 10, 2019

    At least four children were killed and five others were wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in northern Faryab province. A spokesman for Faryab Police Abdul Karim Yurish said the incident took place late on Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of Dawlatabad district. Yurish further added that the children were busy herding their ...

  • Argentine explosive devices from the Falklands’ war found and destroyed in the proximity of Stanley

    May 10, 2019

    The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week that elements of the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire Service and the military were in action following the discovery of two unexploded munitions in separate locations around the capital Stanley. It was later confirmed that the unexploded munitions, and neutralized, dated back to the time of ...

  • Bangladesh pushes for comprehensive training for UN peacekeepers

    May 9, 2019

    Bangladesh has called for strong collaboration—among the UN secretariat, member states, troops, and police-contributing countries—to achieve comprehensive training for peacekeepers. Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, said this at an open debate titled “Peacekeeping Training and Capacity-Building” at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, reports UNB. Among the troop-and-police-contributing countries, Bangladesh stood in ...

  • Man, 49, is charged with possession of explosives after two suspected IEDs were found in empty London flat

    May 9, 2019

    A man has been charged with possession of explosives after two suspected bombs were found in an empty flat in north-west London. Richard Parry, 49, was arrested in November last year after the two suspected IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were found in the kitchen cupboard at his former flat in Craven Park, Harlesden, on November 21 last ...

  • Death toll rises to 9 in Kabul attack, at least 20 more wounded: MoI

    May 9, 2019

    The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the casualties toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul city has climbed to 29 dead or wounded. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Thursday that 9 people including a special forces soldier, 4 public protection forces personnel, 1 security guard of Counterpart International and 3 civilians lost their lives in ...

  • Gardai release image of deadly hand-grenade that was seized in Co Meath raid

    May 9, 2019

    Gardai have released an image of a deadly hand-grenade that was seized following a drugs raid in Co Meath on Wednesday. During the search at a property in Ashbourne, Co Meath cannabis worth €2million and cocaine with an estimated value of €420,000 was seized alongside two hand grenades. The Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were ...

  • It could take 100 years to be free of explosives: official

    May 9, 2019

    It is estimated that bombs and explosives are left from the wartime in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide. In some districts in the central provinces of Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị, the contaminated areas have been reported to account for 80 per cent of the area. Since peace returned to Việt Nam in 1975, more ...

  • QinetiQ Wins C$51m Contract with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Unmanned Aircraft System Service program

    May 7, 2019

    QinetiQ has been awarded a C$51m (c£30m) contract to deliver unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that will drive enhanced situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces. The contract will be delivered from QinetiQ’s state-of-the-art unmanned vehicle manufacturing and operational facilities in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The vertical take-off UAS will provide Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) ...

  • IEDs and the Maoist insurgency

    May 7, 2019

    On 03 May 2019, an office of a major political party in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand was partially damaged by an Improvised Explosive Device . Initial reports indicated that the blast was triggered by the Maoist insurgents. Fortunately, there was no casualty. A villager was killed on the same day when an IED exploded in Aurangabad district of ...

  • 20th CES infiltrates illicit lab in exercise

    May 6, 2019

    Three flights assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a readiness exercise at the fire training grounds at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, May 2. The Shaw fire department, emergency management and explosive ordnance disposal units responded to a call only to discover a simulated chemical and explosives lab. “The overall goal is just ...


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