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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.


Latest News

  • Commencement of the explosive hazards clearance activities in Mosul’s Old City

    December 6, 2017

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has recently been granted access to the Old City of Mosul to assess, survey and clear explosive hazards including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war to complement the work of the Iraqi Security Forces. This will not only facilitate rehabilitation of infrastructure and assist the stabilization ...

  • How can Canada help Zimbabwe rid itself of its landmine legacy?

    December 5, 2017

    Clever Dzabaya was born 42 years ago, the same year a minefield was laid on his ancestral farmland. It was one of many that Rhodesian forces set along the border with Mozambique to form a deadly cordon sanitaire against opposition fighters – minefields that still haunt the rural poor who live among them in what is now ...

  • AUV and ROV Play Important Role in Multinational EOD Exercise

    December 5, 2017

    Every autumn, Iceland hosts its annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise called Northern Challenge, welcoming NATO members and partners supporting NATO‘s Defence Against Terrorism Programme. Northern Challenge is a multinational exercise, helping to train members of NATO‘s Partnership for Peace programme. This year, participants included Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, The ...

  • Deadly attacks at TV station and football stadium in Afghan city of Jalalabad

    December 3, 2017

    A suicide bomber has killed at least six people in Jalalabad, a day after the Afghan city was rocked by multiple blasts which claimed two lives. Eight were wounded in Sunday’s bombing which occurred outside a football stadium shortly after the end of a rally in support of President Ashraf Ghani.  A woman and child were among ...

  • German Christmas market evacuated after improvised nail bomb is found

    December 1, 2017

    A Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam has been evacuated after an explosive device, believed to be a nail bomb, was delivered to a pharmacy nearby. Police have now defused the device after having cordoned-off the area. It was first delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious by an employee who opened it and found ...

  • One killed after relief food truck runs over IED in Garissa, Kenya

    December 1, 2017

    Garissa IED attack. One person was killed and several others injured after lorry ran over an IED. One person was killed and four others injured after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Sabenal area, Hulugho Sub County in Garissa County. Hulugho Sub County Commissioner Tom Siele, who confirmed the incident, said the ...

  • 20 Years after Ottawa: Landmines still Destroy Lives

    November 29, 2017

    It is 20 years since the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel landmines was adopted, but the legacy of these devastating weapons lives on. Landmines need just an instant to create a catastrophic injury that lasts a lifetime. And for decades, landmines were used in huge numbers, all over the world. In the years before the Convention, ...

  • Cracking the code

    November 27, 2017

    For the first time, a conventional U.S. Army unit was granted approval to use electronic countermeasure (ECM) equipment on United States soil. Electronic countermeasure equipment is designed to block both incoming and outgoing signals from electronic devises. In the explosive ordnance disposal community, having such devices means that Soldiers can block potentially explosive or hazardous devices ...

  • Six months after ISIL, life is returning to Mosul despite hidden bomb threats

    November 27, 2017

    Mosul’s Al Qasoor Water Treatment Plant is on the eastern bank of the Tigris River which bisects the city that was, until about six months ago, one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Level (ISIL). The water treatment facility – which looks from the air like two dark-green turn tables ...

  • NATO forces take part in mine warfare exercise in Turkey

    November 25, 2017

    NUSRET-2017 drills kicked off in the Gulf of Saros on Saturday with the participation of naval, air and coast guard forces from Turkey and NATO member states as well as other observer countries. The mine warfare exercise, named after the famous minelayer Nusret, takes place in Canakkale and the Gulf of Saros on an annual basis, ...

  • Egypt mosque attack: Hundreds killed in bomb and gun assault

    November 24, 2017

    At least 235 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a suspected Islamic State bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The country’s government has declared three days of mourning following the assault on al-Rawdah mosque on Friday afternoon – one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt’s modern history – which has ...

  • 30 IEDs defused by bomb disposal squad in Jharkhand’s Latehar

    November 23, 2017

    Thirty IEDs, seized from Budha Pahar in naxal-affected Latehar district, were defused by the bomb disposal squad today, police sources said. The improvised explosive devices planted in series were seized by the security personnel soon after the suspected CPI (Maoists) set ablaze a tractor in Mounasilli under Palamau Tiger project in Baresaad Police station limit, the ...

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