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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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  • Cat hair leads to identity of woman who allegedly mailed explosive devices to President Obama, Texas Gov. Abbott

    November 23, 2017

    A Houston area woman who was angry with the government mailed explosive devices to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, former President Barack Obama and the Social Security Administration in Maryland, according to documents from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Abbott opened the dangerous package himself, but it failed to detonate, and ...

  • U.S. troops train Cameroonian Armed Forces in Counter-IED

    November 22, 2017

    DOUALA, Cameroon – Uniform top already darkened with sweat, Staff. Sgt. Joshua Crenshaw calmly halts the Cameroonian Armed Forces soldier in front of him. “Stop, you’re dead.” It’s 9 a.m. in Douala, and the humidity is pervasive. Crenshaw, an explosive ordnance disposal technician and team leader, is overseeing a practical exercise—one in which the real-life applications can ...

  • Air Force destroys Boko Haram Bomb-making facility

    November 22, 2017

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Wednesday that its component of the Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed a facility being used by the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). According to the Director of Information and Public Relations of the NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya the facility was located in Yiwe, south of ...

  • Islamic State cells now operating in Malaysia, says anti-terror chief

    November 22, 2017

    State terrorists no longer act as lone wolves but have organised themselves into cells in Malaysia, police said today. Special Branch Counter-Terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the first cell detected in Malaysia was the group targeting the “Better Beer Festival” in September. He said the cells usually have between three and 10 members and have no direct links ...

  • Colombian Military Forces Find Hundreds of Antipersonnel Mines

    November 22, 2017

    A joint operation between Colombia’s National Army, Navy, and National Police uncovered 444 buried mines in the southern department of Putumayo. The mines, made with 84 kilograms of ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil) explosives, were wrapped in plastic bags to protect them from moisture. “The discovery, made in early October, is the largest to date ...

  • Israel intercepts massive explosives shipment to Gaza

    November 22, 2017

    Israel has prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Defense Ministry revealed Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom crossing, through which goods enter the coastal enclave on a daily basis. The explosives were discovered thanks to an innovative laboratory set up at the crossing that tests ...

  • UK Security Week reveals unrivalled line-up of international speakers

    November 21, 2017

    World class speaker line-up announced to speak from 6-7 March 2018 The organisers of UK Security Week, the UK’s leading national security event, have announced a raft of high profile, international speakers that will deliver thought-provoking presentations at this year’s World Counter Terror Congress (WCTC) and Ambition conference. From 6-7 March, government officials, the emergency services ...

  • Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links

    November 21, 2017

    The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were targeting Europe. Millions of refugees, buffeted by conflict and civil war, have streamed into Europe in recent years, including an estimated one million who came to ...

  • Teen suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

    November 21, 2017

    At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police. Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives – an act described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a “very cruel and dastardly suicide bombing attack”. He ...

  • Global Clearance Solutions launches Service Division with a focus on the EOD/IEDD sector

    November 21, 2017

    GCS expands its service portfolio in the wake of terrorist attacks and a growing number of conflicts Global Clearance Solutions (GCS) is a leading provider of high quality and purpose-built mechanical solutions for the removal and disposal of landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In response to threats encountered in ...

  • Recent Field Tests Highlight Collaborations for Bomb Squad Response

    November 21, 2017

    Every day, state and local bomb squads place themselves in harm’s way in order to shield citizens and property from potential catastrophe. Many of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) they face are cobbled together from everyday objects with the intent to cause maximum casualties and damage—the reality is they are easy to build, difficult to ...

  • Mines remain festering sore of Bosnian War

    November 21, 2017

    Twenty-two years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Accord which ended the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, landmines from the fighting are still threatening human life. Although mine disposal activities started after the armed conflict ended, the risk from unexploded ordinance lingers in many regions. Over 600 people have been killed and nearly 1,130 injured in 1,754 ...


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