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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

  • Explosion rocks area near Russian Embassy in Damascus

    January 24, 2019

    A blast has occurred in the Syrian capital of Damascus close to the Russian Embassy, the diplomatic mission has confirmed. The explosion has inflicted only material damage, according to SANA news agency. A car bomb detonated in the area, according to state TV. Other media outlets, however, suggest that the attack might have been carried out ...

  • Britain to provide Libya with explosive detection equipment

    January 23, 2019

    Britain has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to provide explosive detection equipment to Libya’s Mitiga International Airport. British ambassador to Libya Frank Baker, and the Head of the Libyan Airports Department, Mohamed Bait al-Mal, signed the MoU, said a statement issued by the Libyan airports authority. “The signed MoU aims to establish joint cooperation ...

  • Alive and a threat: 200 British jihadists might come home

    January 23, 2019

    As many as 200 British jihadists, who fought alongside Islamic State in Syria, are still believed to be alive and would pose a very significant threat if they ever returned home, according to the UK’s most senior counter-terror police officer. Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Neil Basu was speaking at the launch of a nationwide campaign of ...

  • Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

    January 22, 2019

    Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC. Insurgents blew their way into the base using a car bomb before opening fire. Some reports put ...

  • Four arrested in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Muslim community in New York

    January 22, 2019

    An offhand remark by a Greece Odyssey Academy student during lunchtime on Friday sparked a police investigation that led to the arrest of four people in connection with an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community in New York. Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said the probe kicked off after a 16-year-old student showed a picture ...

  • Iraqi scientist says he helped ISIS make chemical weapons

    January 21, 2019

    In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up. The black-clad militants who had seized Mosul in 2014 were making their way through each of its bureaucracies, rounding up workers and managers who ...

  • Derry car bomb ‘most significant Northern Ireland attack for years’ says PSNI chief

    January 21, 2019

    The car bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday evening was the most significant terrorist attack in Northern Ireland for years, a senior PSNI officer has said. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton was speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Monday morning. He said it was the first attack of this nature in a long time. “The use ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

    January 21, 2019

    Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft gun and three AK 47 rifles belonging to the terrorists during an operation by a combined ...

  • Watch the moment huge ‘torpedo’ dragged in by Brixham trawler is blown up out at sea

    January 20, 2019

    This is the moment a huge suspected torpedo was blow up out at sea after being dragged in by small trawler boat in South Devon this afternoon. The dramatic incident closed part of Brixham as the boat, skippered by Phil Spencer, brought back what is believed to be a torpedo from the sea floor just off ...

  • Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen: security source

    January 20, 2019

    An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen’s central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical sources said. A pro-government security official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the the five were foreign experts working on the Saudi-backed Masam landmine clearance project. AFP could not independently confirm which countries they came from. The ...

  • Vehicles convoy of Logar targeted in a suicide attack

    January 20, 2019

    A suicide attack has taken place in the vicinity of central Logar province of Afghanistan amid reports a convoy of vehicles carrying the provincial governor and other senior officials was targeted. The local officials confirmed that the incident has taken place in Kabul-Logar highway in Mohammad Agha district. A local security official confirmed that the governor has ...

  • South Sudan could be mine-free in 5 years: UN official

    January 19, 2019

    South Sudan in the next five years would be cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind by more than two decades of war, a United Nations mines agency official said on Wednesday evening. Speaking at a ceremony for disposal of a large aircraft bomb that was found some 1.8 km west of the country’s ...

  • ISIS-K bomb kill Taliban local commander in Kunar province

    January 19, 2019

    A local commander of the Taliban group was killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Military in the East confirmed in a statement that Mawlavi Saeedullah was killed in an explosion in Manogi district on Friday. The statement further added that the IED was planted was ...

  • Armenia-China technico-military cooperation discussed

    January 18, 2019

    A delegation from Beijing Defense Company of China was in Armenia, from Monday to Friday, to discuss Armenian-Chinese technico-military cooperation. The delegation held respective talks with several defense and military officials of Armenia. Deputy Defense Minister Makar Ghambaryan also received this Chinese delegation. They discussed the opportunities for the Beijing Defense Company’s supplying appropriate outfits for the ...

  • Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos

    January 17, 2019

    Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos. With the grant, MAG will conduct UXO clearance for 13 months in Xieng Khuang province in northern Laos, along with UXO clearance, a non-technical ...

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