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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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  • Puptastic news: Defence Force explosives dog gives birth to first litter of puppies

    January 11, 2019

    The Defence Force has named its first litter of puppies. Explosives detector dog Iris gave birth to six puppies late last year, and all of the pups now have names, the Defence Force said. “The six puppies are the ‘P’ litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer, Pulse ...

  • Law enforcement agencies foil terror bid in NW Pakistan

    January 10, 2019

    Pakistani law enforcement agencies have foiled a major terror bid and recovered two roadside bombs aimed at security forces’ vehicles in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province on Thursday, local Urdu TV channels reported. The bombs were recovered from the Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan, a district in KPK province, said security officials, adding that ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One Holds Change of Command

    January 10, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU1) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. During the ceremony, Capt. Oscar Rojas relieved Capt. Dean Muriano as the commodore of EODGRU1. During his speech, Muriano thanked the many people who had assisted him over the course of his tour. “All of the accomplishments that ...

  • Yemen: Land mines take heavy toll on civilians

    January 9, 2019

    Thousands of land mines and improvised explosive devices are killing and maiming civilians in southwestern Yemen, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on the Yemeni authorities and specialized demining organizations to clear explosive devices from civilian areas. As fighting intensified between Ansar Allah troops and forces supported by ...

  • Man transporting IED hurt in shootout outside Cotabato City

    January 9, 2019

    A man suspected of trying to bring an improvised explosive device into the city was injured in a shootout with authorities early Thursday, the military said. In an initial report, the public affairs office of the 6th Infantry Division identified the suspect as Talib Datukali Dingo, based on a Philippine Health Insurance Corporation identification card found ...

  • IED Found Near Sewage Plant In Harlan County, Kentucky

    January 9, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) was found near a sewage plant in Evarts. Investigators say the plant is also near an RV park, homes and businesses. They say it appeared to be a soda can wrapped in black tape with a fuse. The State Police Hazardous Device Team disarmed it. Read more… Source: ABC/WTVQ  

  • Colombia’s Cano Limon Oil Pipeline Hit by Bomb Attacks: Ecopetrol

    January 9, 2019

    Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday there were two bomb attacks overnight on the Cano Limon pipeline in western Antioquia province, four days after a similar attack halted pumping. The latest bomb attacks occurred in the rural areas of La Pesquera and Las Bancas. Last year, there were 89 attacks on the 485-mile (780-km) ...

  • Irish peace-keeping missions ‘an essential expression of what Ireland is all about’, says Taoiseach in Mali

    January 8, 2019

    Irish participation in peace-keeping missions around the world is “an essential expression of what Ireland is all about”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told troops serving in Mali. Mr Varadkar met with a number of troops who are deployed to the conflict driven area as part of an EU Training Mission. In all there are 20 Irish personnel serving ...

  • Mine Ban Nears 20th Anniversary

    January 8, 2019

    With the Mine Ban Treaty approaching its 20th anniversary in March, delegates to the annual meeting of states-parties in November welcomed progress on many treaty requirements and again “condemned the use of anti-personnel mines by any actor” as they reaffirmed their “aspiration to meet the goals of the to the fullest extent possible by ...

  • Over 20 anti-tank landmines deactivated in Cunene, Angola

    January 7, 2019

    At least twenty two anti-tank mines and 10 anti-personnel landmines were deactivated and destroyed in the province of Cunene during the year 2018, the liaison officer of the National Intersectoral Committee on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Mario Satipamba said Friday. Speaking to ANGOP on the activity of the sector, the official pointed out that in ...

  • How to spec out an EOD response truck

    January 7, 2019

    An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) response truck is a critically important addition to a modern police department With domestic terrorist attacks being a growing concern for U.S. police departments, many are choosing to acquire one or more EOD response trucks to deal with suspected bombs in their jurisdictions. These rugged, blast-hardened vehicles are designed to efficiently carry bomb ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion rocks Zamboanga Sibugay town

    January 7, 2019

    The police are conducting an in-depth investigation to identify the people behind the twin explosions of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the residence of a government official in Zamboanga Sibugay on Sunday, January 6. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said militiaman assigned as security officer of Tungawan municipal councilor Lorverle ...

  • North Korean delegation in Cambodia to learn about demining, bomb clearance

    January 7, 2019

    A group of North Koreans from various organizations traveled to Cambodia recently to exchange information and learn from that country’s experience clearing mines, bombs, and other remnants of war, according to a local government official who led the meetings. “The International Red Cross has sponsored and lead a delegation of North Korea (sic)” to meet with ...

  • Airstrike Kills Plotter of Deadly Bombing of U.S.S. Cole

    January 7, 2019

    An American airstrike in Yemen last week killed one of the suspected plotters of the deadly Qaeda bombing of the United States Navy destroyer Cole in 2000, President Trump and military officials confirmed on Sunday. On Friday, the military’s Central Command said it had conducted a strike on Tuesday in the Marib Province of Yemen that ...

  • Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

    January 6, 2019

    A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City ...


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