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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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  • Taliban bomb experts killed by Afghan forces in western province

    January 28, 2019

    Two Taliban bomb makers have been killed in a government forces’ operation in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, authorities said Monday. “Two Taliban improvised explosive device (IED) making experts by the names of Mullah Noorddin and Mullah Vali were killed in Afghan National Army airstrikes in Bala Buluk district, Farah Province,” the Afghan Ministry of Defense ...

  • ISIS-K militants blown up by IED in Kunar province

    January 28, 2019

    At least four militants affiliated with ISIS Khurasan terrorist group have been killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military confirmed that the militants were blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device which the militants were looking to use in an attack. According to a statement released ...

  • EODMU 5 Detachment Marianas helps dispose of ordnance in Saipan

    January 28, 2019

    SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit FIVE (EODMU5), Detachment Marianas (DET MARI), were in Saipan Jan. 22 – 26 to respond to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) government request to dispose of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Per DoD policy in the Munitions Response Implementation Policy, ...

  • The European Commission has adopted new measures to improve aviation security in the European Union

    January 28, 2019

    On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification as well as strengthening of certain specific aviation security measures. The amendments concern measures in the areas of airport security, the revision of the rules on background check in order to enhance security culture and resilience, ...

  • Winter 2018/19 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 28, 2019

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from EOD Centre of Excellence, C-IED Centre of Excellence, The University of Manchester, Cranfield University, Irish Defence Forces and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 20018-19 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their ...

  • Lebanon’s BRIC applies tech solutions to clearing landmines

    January 27, 2019

    The Israeli No 4 landmine has a peculiar design – approach it the right way, and it can be easily neutralized and destroyed. Approach it the wrong way, and things could go terribly wrong, very quickly. A de-miner is on Lebanon’s infamous Blue Line, working carefully and purposefully, to detect and clear a line of landmines, ...

  • Singapore: ‘Bomb’ goes off in simulated terror attack at Tampines West station

    January 27, 2019

    A bomb was detonated, rapid gunfire was exchanged and acrid smoke filled the air at Tampines West MRT station on Sunday (Jan 27). It was all part of a simulated terror attack at the Downtown Line station, involving two gunmen and a suicide bomber. Called Exercise Quicksand, it is a public transport contingency exercise conducted by the ...

  • 20 killed, dozens wounded in Philippines church bombings

    January 27, 2019

    Two bombs tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens wounded, authorities said. Two suspected improvised explosive devices detonated at intervals at the Jolo Catholic cathedral in the Mindanao region, according to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. At least 81 people have been wounded, ...

  • Bangladesh: Crude bombs blasted at 6 places in Jashore

    January 27, 2019

    Crude bombs were exploded at six different places in Jashore town targeting the residence of a local lawmaker and establishments belonging to Awami League leaders creating panic early today. No casualties were reported immediately. However, the series of blasts triggered panic among the Awami League leaders and activists, our Benapole correspondent reports quoting police. Police collected the ...

  • Cambodia: Another UXO, another victim

    January 26, 2019

    An anti-tank landmine exploded on Friday (Jan. 26) in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district killing one and injuring another seriously. The official report states that two men drove a tractor into the forest on Friday morning (Jan. 25) to cut wood for charcoal production.  They took a different route out of the forest and ran over ...

  • Sri Lanka: Rs. 100 m from Japan to support humanitarian demining in Northern Province

    January 26, 2019

    The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of $ 624,382 (approximately Rs. 100 million) for humanitarian demining in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 24 January at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo, between Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama and Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH) ...

  • Two injured as suspected IED explodes in Nairobi’s CBD

    January 26, 2019

    Two people were injured on Saturday night after a suspected IED went off outside Smothers Restaurant at the Tom Mboya – Latema Road intersection in Nairobi. Nairobi regional police commander Philip Ndolo said a man of Somali descent had hired a trolley pusher to move a carton box from Latema road to Kenya Cinema when the ...

  • Kingston Ontario teen accused of conspiring to hatch terrorist bomb plot

    January 25, 2019

    Canadian counterterrorism detectives have arrested a teenager in Kingston and accused him of conspiring to hatch a terrorist bomb plot. RCMP Superintendent Peter Lambertucci said at a news conference on Friday that the youth, who cannot be identified by law, was arrested on Thursday and charged with facilitating a terrorist activity. He is also accused of ...


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