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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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Latest News


  • ‘Parcel bomb’ case: Ammonium nitrate was used as explosive, says FSL report

    April 12, 2018

    The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has concluded that the ‘crude bomb’ in a parcel addressed to Pune-based social activist Sanjay Nahar contained ammonium nitrate. The report has been forwarded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad which is now probing the ‘parcel’ bomb case. A white crystal solid, ammonium nitrate is commonly used to make Improvised ...

  • OPCW Issues Report on Technical Assistance Requested by the United Kingdom

    April 12, 2018

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) transmitted yesterday to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) the report of the OPCW’s mission to provide requested technical assistance in regard to the Salisbury incident on 4 March 2018. The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and ...

  • U.N.: Denmark adds USD 3.7 mn to Iraq’s mine clearance efforts

    April 10, 2018

    Denmark has added USD 3.7 million for landmine clearance efforts in Iraq, the United Nations reported on Tuesday as the country struggles to contain hazards from explosives left over from the war against Islamic State militants. “The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes a renewed contribution of twenty five million (25,000,000) Danish Kroner ...

  • Fire in the hole!

    April 10, 2018

    As the wind steadily blew and the branches rustled, Airmen assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. prepared for a “fire in the hole!” Boom! Sound filled the air, a shock wave pierced through their chests and a black cloud rose in the distance in a matter of seconds. The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance ...

  • International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

    April 10, 2018

    International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the attack ...

  • IED explosion leaves 4 militants dead, wounded in Paktia province

    April 10, 2018

    At least one militant was killed and three others were wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province. The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the incident took place as a group of insurgents who were looking to plan an IED on a roadside in Zazai ...

  • Nigeria: Delta police detonate bomb on oil facility

    April 10, 2018

    The Delta State Police Command has safely detonated a two-kilogramme improvised explosive device (IED) at the Dibi tank farm in Escravos in Warri North. Commissioner of Police Muhammadu Mustafa, who briefed reporters yesterday, said the bomb was detonated on a Chevron facility. He said his men, acting on intelligence, discovered the IED at the base of the ...

  • Only 6 Indian airports have operational bomb detection squads, audit finds

    April 10, 2018

    Only six of the 59 airports guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the country have operational bomb detection and disposal squads, according to an audit by the paramilitary agency, raising concerns about safety measures. Only the security forces at the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin and Hyderabad are equipped to defuse and dispose off explosives, a Hindustan ...

  • Demining of Donbas: Is it worth talking about this while war continues?

    April 9, 2018

    Seven thousand square kilometers of Donbas. This is the minimum area of ​​the unoccupied part of land where you can be blown up on a mine, ammunition or some kind of explosive device. Plus 9 thousand square kilometers of the same dangerous territory on the other side of demarcation line. Since the beginning of the war ...

  • Towards Cheap, Miniaturized, Robust Sensors For Explosives

    April 9, 2018

    The compound 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is an explosive material widely used for military, industrial, and mining applications. Its reduction products are known to be toxic and carcinogenic to humans and may contaminate and accumulate in soils and drinking water. Furthermore, being one of the most commonly-used industrial explosives, the procurement of TNT by terrorists to build improvised ...

  • Six ANA Soldiers Wounded In Kabul Roadside Explosions

    April 4, 2018

    At least six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded on Wednesday morning when two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were detonated in Macroryan in PD16 in Kabul city, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. According to the MoD, the explosion devices had been placed alongside the road and were detonated when an ANA Ranger ...

  • Improvised Explosive Devices continue to pose a grave threat to civilians in Somalia

    April 4, 2018

    Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a top United Nations official in Somalia today highlighted the danger posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the country’s civilian population. In his remarks at an observance event in the Somali capital, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, drew ...

  • Army extends registration deadline for technical interchange with industry

    April 4, 2018

    The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, is extending the registration deadline for its technical interchange with industry to 5 p.m. EST, April 13. The meeting, which is an opportunity for industry to learn about CERDEC’s core mission and research and development activities, is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Myer Auditorium, ...


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