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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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  • Fort Hood Soldiers Put The Army’s Latest Robot to The Test

    March 5, 2019

    The Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Increment II is designed to provide Soldiers with increased standoff capability to detect, confirm, identify, and dispose of hazards in a variety of missions and environments, according to Edward Jagodzinski, test officer with the ArmyOperational Test Command’s Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate (MS2TD). MTRS is a medium-sized robotic system with ...

  • DHS S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

    March 5, 2019

    Air Cargo skids and pallets take up a large amount of space on every commercial passenger flight.  Federal law requires this cargo be screened at the same level as checked baggage.  Single and dual energy X-ray systems can be scaled up to screen air cargo skids, but they produce two-dimensional views of air cargo that ...

  • Irish police join probe into parcel bombs at London transport hubs

    March 5, 2019

    Ireland’s police service said on Tuesday it was helping British colleagues investigate who mailed three small bombs to two of London’s airports and a major rail station on Tuesday. No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest air hub. The packages were ...

  • Maharashtra: Huge Quantity of Explosives, Detonators Seized From a House in Palghar; Two Arrested

    March 5, 2019

    A large quantity of detonators and explosives were seized from Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, the explosives were found in a house in Palghar when police was conducting a search in the area after a tip-off. ASP Palghar BT Dhandat was quoted saying that during the search in the house in Palghar, ...

  • Islamic State deploys car bombs in defense of last enclave

    March 3, 2019

    Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. Capturing the besieged village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose self-styled ...

  • MINUSMA condemns deadly attack on civilians in Mali

    March 2, 2019

    The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) strongly condemned Thursday an improvised explosive device attack on civilians in the village of Gondogourou in the Mopti region on 26 February. The body of a dead person 48 hours ago exploded, killing at least 10 people and wounding two others, all men from the Dogon ...

  • Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital – security sources

    March 1, 2019

    A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least 30 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday night, security sources said. Armed militants entered a house next to the Makka Al-Mukarama hotel around 9 p.m. local time, after detonating ...

  • OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Report on Chemical Weapons Use Allegation in Douma, Syria, in 2018

    March 1, 2019

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands —1 March 2019—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued today the final report on the FFM’s investigation regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. The FFM’s activities regarding this allegation included on-site visits ...

  • Gardaí find weapons and explosives in follow-up search in Co Louth

    March 1, 2019

    Gardaí targeting dissident republicans have uncovered a significant cache of explosives and arms along the border, in what is the second linked operation since the start of February. The operation involved gardaí from the Louth Division and officers from specialist anti-terrorism and firearms units. A controlled explosion of some of the material discovered was conducted by an ...

  • 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 ...


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