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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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  • 75 years later, unexploded grenades, bombs continue to surface on Guam

    July 7, 2019

    Although the battle for Guam ended 75 years ago, remnants of war continue to be unearthed along roads, in yards, on beaches and farms. About 11,000 pieces of bullets, grenades, bombs and other pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found since 1954, according to the Navy. There is no estimate as to how many pieces of unexploded ...

  • 12 killed, at least 96 wounded including dozens of school children in Ghazni car bombing

    July 7, 2019

    A car bomb explosion in south-eastern Ghazni province claimed the lives of at least 12 people and wounded at least 96 others. The local officials confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb close to an intelligence compound in 1st district of Ghazni city at 8:30am local time. The officials further added that the explosion claimed ...

  • These Navy EOD techs fought off 20 ISIS fighters in a cave during secret night raid

    July 6, 2019

    Two California-based sailors have been recognized for extraordinary heroism during a nighttime raid on a remote underground Islamic State group hideout, where the pair fought off 20 terrorists and shielded their comrades from grenades and enemy fire. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians 1st Class Christopher Greene and Travis Holland were each presented with the Bronze Star with ...

  • 5 Pakistan army men killed in IED blast at PoK

    July 4, 2019

    Five Pakistan army personnel were killed and another seriously injured in a mysterious blast on the Line of Control (LoC) at forward village of Barnala in PoK opposite Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor tehsil today amid reports that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants could be behind the act. Pakistan army has confirmed the killing of its five jawans and ...

  • 7 militants killed, Taliban’s explosives depots destroyed in Logar, Paktika operations

    July 3, 2019

    The security forces killed 7 Taliban militants and destroyed explosives depots of the group in Paktika and Logar. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted airstrikes targeting two explosives depots of Taliban in Logar province. The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike in Azra district ...

  • Kenyan Aviation Student Arrested with Explosives at a Hotel in the Philippines

    July 2, 2019

    A Kenyan aviation student was on Tuesday arrested in the Philippines with bomb-making materials. Philippine News Agency reported that Cholo Abdi Abdullah was nabbed at Rasca Hotel in Iba, Zambales, a province in the northwest of the Philippines. The country’s Director of Criminal Investigations and Detection Group (CIDG) Major General Amador Corpuz said the suspect was also ...

  • U.S. Navy, JMSDF EOD Strengthen Relationship during Mine Exercise IWOTO 2019

    July 2, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted IWOTO 2019, a mine counter measure exercise (MINEX) June 10-22 on the island of Iwo To, Japan. JSMDF Mine Warfare Force (MWF) executes IWOTO, the largest live MINEX in the Pacific, every year in Iwo To, formerly ...

  • Afghan Special Forces kill 5 militants, destroy IED-making cache in Farah

    July 2, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during separate operations conducted in Farah province. The informed military officials said Tuesday that the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants in Pusht-E Rod and Bala Baluk districts of Farah. Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed an IED-making cache during the same operation. Meanwhile, the military officials said the Special Forces ...

  • Taliban attack in Kabul kills 16, wounds dozens of children

    July 1, 2019

    The Taliban detonated a powerful car bomb in an area of Afghanistan‘s capital housing military and government buildings, killing at least 16 people, the country’s interior ministry told Al Jazeera. The bomb went off during the morning rush hour in Kabul when the streets were filled with people, injuring 105 people, including 51 children and five women, government authorities ...

  • US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

    June 30, 2019

    American forces in Afghanistan tied to the 82nd US Airborne Division will become the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones on their impending deployment to the war-torn country. Soldiers with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System in the spring and received training on how to use the small ...

  • Air Force Reserve Airmen train with Air National Guard to encourage total force readiness

    June 28, 2019

    Air Force Reserve Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians joined Air National Guard EOD technicians at Volk Field Air National Guard Base for Audacious Warrior 2019, an annual exercise that provides EOD Airmen with classroom and scenario based training that they may not be able to get at their respective home stations. In the past, Air Force Reserves ...

  • Philippines: 5 killed, 9 wounded in Sulu blast

    June 28, 2019

    Five people, including three soldiers, were killed while nine others were wounded in an explosion in the vicinity of a military camp in Indanan, Sulu, the military said Friday. Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said three soldiers and two civilians were killed from the blast that occurred at a checkpoint set up by the 1st ...

  • Tunisia explosion: Capital rocked after two suicide attacks – 1 police officer dead

    June 27, 2019

    Tunisia has been rocked after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks in the Tunisian capital, killing one police officer and wounding several others, the Tunisian Interior Ministry has confirmed. The first targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis at around 11am. One police officer was killed and at ...


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