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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

  • Banff RCMP recover detonated pipe bomb from damaged garbage bin

    March 1, 2019

    Parks Canada employees located an improvised explosive device which had detonated within a garbage receptacle near Carrot Creek in Banff National Park on February 26. The Banff RCMP recovered the device and are investigating the incident. They said the device that caused damage to the bin was of the type commonly referred to as a pipe bomb. The RCMP ...

  • Russian police detain three terror suspects in Siberia

    March 1, 2019

    Russian police have detained three people suspected of being members of a secret cell plotting terrorist attacks in the Siberian Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district, the Interior Ministry said Friday. An investigation found that the cell members held meetings in rented apartments, where they discussed plans for attacking government and law enforcement institutions, as well as planting bombs ...

  • Brussels Airport failed to spot bomb belt security test

    February 28, 2019

    “On 1 October last year, I was asked to try to pass the security checkpoint with a fake bomb belt”, said the mystery passenger, HLN reports. “The belt looked very credible, with wires, a detonator and a substance that had the same density as real explosives,” added the passenger. When being searched, the passenger pretended to be a ...

  • The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines

    February 28, 2019

    A suicide attack was conducted at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Jolo on January 27, 2019. It was a two-stage attack – the first improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in the middle of the church and the second at the church’s entrance. This attack took the lives of at least 20 ...

  • FBI Guam: Preparing for Threats Posed by Improvised Explosives and Potentially Dangerous Chemicals

    February 28, 2019

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering specialized training to provide advanced understanding of the hazards posed by improvised explosives and potentially dangerous chemicals. The “Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop” is intended for both Guam and CNMI public safety officials, law enforcement partners, and people who work in the chemical industry. This includes suppliers of pool ...

  • Troops undergoing intensive training ahead of deployment to Syria

    February 27, 2019

    Irish troops have been undergoing intensive training to counter anything they may face during their upcoming deployment to potentially one of the most dangerous regions in the world. The 130-strong 59th Infantry Group has been on day and night exercises at Lynch Camp, Kilworth, Co Cork preparing to deploy with the United Nations inside war-torn Syria. They ...

  • Airborne explosive device from Gaza damages home in southern Israel

    February 27, 2019

    An explosive device flown into Israel from the Gaza Strip detonated outside a home in the Eshkol region, causing damage but no injuries on Wednesday night, officials said. The small bomb had been attached to a cluster of balloons and launched toward Israel from the coastal enclave on Wednesday as part of nightly riots along the ...

  • Syria displays huge cache of ‘rebel explosives’ in south

    February 27, 2019

    Syria’s army on Wednesday displayed a huge cache of what it said were powerful explosives left behind by rebels in Daraa province, the birthplace of the uprising that sparked the country’s civil war. During a government-organised trip for journalists to the area, an AFP correspondent saw thousands of sealed containers wrapped in dirt-covered sheaths. A source who ...

  • Mali: Seventeen people are killed as a booby-trapped corps

    February 27, 2019

    A ‘booby trapped’ body that exploded during its own funeral killed 17 mourners after jihadists planted the corpse with explosives. The man had gone to find grass for his cattle in a forest near his home in Diankabou, central Mali, on Tuesday and never returned. His corpse was later found by authorities in bushes dressed in military ...

  • Vietnam eyes closer collaboration with U.S. in bomb, mine clearance

    February 27, 2019

    Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said Tuesday that Vietnam and the United States should strengthen collaboration in bomb and mine clearance and in support for Agent Orange victims. Minh made the remarks during talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi. Minh expressed his delight at the development of bilateral ...

  • IATA Warns Of Aviation Security Risks, Calls For Better Collaboration With Governments

    February 27, 2019

    At the IATA Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC World) in Miami, FL, IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac called on governments to work with the aviation industry to ensure greater coordination in aviation security initiatives and warned against a lack of communication on critical security matters, as was the case during the 2017 ban on ...

  • Sri Lanka’s demining program commended at Geneva’s International Director’s Meeting

    February 26, 2019

    The 30-year-long civil conflict in Sri Lanka left many areas of the Northern and Eastern part of the country contaminated by anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The International Meeting on Mine Action for National Directors and UN Advisors was held from 5 to 8 February in Geneva at the UN office. This ...

  • Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Trying To Detonate Explosives-Laden Van In OK

    February 26, 2019

    A 24-year-old man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors alleged that Varnell ...

  • Police confirm improvised explosive device found under vehicle

    February 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was found under a vehicle in west Edmonton Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the area of 159 Street, between 97 and 98 Avenue, at approximately 4:30 p.m. after a call about a possible bomb. The area was cordoned off and evacuated. The street reopened and residents were allowed back home late Tuesday. Edmonton police ...

  • RCMP finds IED in Swift Current home

    February 26, 2019

    A 17-year-old male was to appear in Swift Current provincial court Tuesday after the RCMP found an improvised explosive device (IED) in his home. According to a media release from the RCMP, officers early Tuesday were conducting a condition check on the teen, who was on probation due to a previous conviction for possession of a weapon dangerous ...

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