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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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Latest News


  • Second bomb rocks Philippine town of Isulan as internet cafe targeted

    September 3, 2018

    Suspected militants on Sunday detonated a second bomb in less than a week in a southern Philippine town, killing at least one and wounding 15. The homemade bomb went off near an internet cafe in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat province, said regional military commander Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana. “We’ve temporarily placed Isulan on a lockdown. We ...

  • Army, Coast Guard speedboats damaged after Masbate port explosion

    September 3, 2018

    Two rescue speedboats of the Philippine Army and Philippine Coast Guard were damaged when an improvised explosive device, set up by still unidentified suspects near the Coast Guard office, exploded at the Masbate City Port in Bapor Village, Masbate City, Masbate Monday morning. Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) ...

  • Cardiff woman appears in court on explosives and terror charges

    September 3, 2018

    A woman has appeared in court charged with making explosives at the Cardiff home she shared with her boyfriend and possessing terrorist documents. Natalie Parsons, 51, from Ely, Cardiff, faces two counts of knowingly possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances. The mother of six grown-up children is also charged with four counts of collecting a record ...

  • Two Explosions Shake Kandahar City

    September 2, 2018

    Two explosions were reported in Kandahar city in Sunday night, wounding at least six policemen, officials said. One Afghan National Police (ANP) officer was wounded in the first IED explosion in Kandahar’s PD14. Local officials said the explosive device had been placed in an electrical box. A second IED was detonated when first responders rushed to the ...

  • Suicide bomber kills six people in Somalia capital, Mogadishu

    September 2, 2018

    A suicide bomber has killed at least six people, including two children, after blowing up an explosives-packed rickshaw in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. Houses, mosques and a school are reported to have collapsed during the attack, which the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claimed it carried out. Fourteen people were left in intensive care by the blast, although officials warned both the numbers of dead ...

  • EOD Group 2 Cuts Ribbon on New EOD Operations Facility

    September 1, 2018

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 2 marked a milestone in ongoing construction projects with a ribbon-cutting for a new EOD operations facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Sept. 5. The new building, which will house EOD Mobile Unit 2, EOD Mobile Unit 12 and EOD Expeditionary Support Unit 2, is part of a $39.2 million ...

  • Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast

    August 31, 2018

    The head of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine confirmed that key separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko was killed on Friday, adding that that several “Ukrainian operatives” were detained after the ...

  • UK expands counter-IED support in Africa

    August 30, 2018

    The Prime Minister Theresa May today visited a UK-funded counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) training facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi. With the help of the British Army who are working closely with their Kenyan partners to combat terrorism and save lives in East Africa, the facility is expanding into a regional ...

  • West London teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    August 30, 2018

    Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of terrorism offences following a raid on an address in west London. He was originally taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and cultivating cannabis after officers found what was believed to be a weapon and a number of plants at the property. Further searches revealed ...

  • Clearing Cambodia’s leftover landmines: A dangerous job

    August 30, 2018

    Decades after war and conflict ravaged Cambodia, it is still reeling from millions of landmines. They continue to kill civilians and even de-miners. Nic Dunlop reports from one of the world’s largest minefields. The K-5 barrier minefield in Cambodia is one of the largest minefields in the world. Estimated to contain up to 2 million mines, it ...

  • Philippines: 3 die, 34 hurt in Isulan bomb blast; P1M offered for suspect’s arrest

    August 30, 2018

    An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag and left behind by a man beside a parked motorcycle exploded at about 8:34 Tuesday night in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat killing three persons and injured 34 others. Chief Inspector Ronnie Dardo, Sultan Kudarat police spokesperson said a member of Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) saw a ...

  • Soldiers get up to speed on unique command

    August 29, 2018

    More than 50 Soldiers and civilians received first-hand information about a one-of-a-kind Army unit during their onboarding briefings Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Leaders from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command briefed new teammates who had arrived during the summer rotation season. “I need each of you to understand both our multiple, and ...

  • Blast kills 7 security personnel in Burkina Faso

    August 29, 2018

    Seven members of the security forces were killed early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources said. The fatalities were gendarmes and troops who had been sent to the town of Pama as reinforcements after a police station there came under attack, they said. “Seven members of the defence and ...

  • UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

    August 29, 2018

    The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa May said today. The new Partnership will lay the foundations for us to step up efforts to ...

  • Five soldiers killed, 10 others injured in Lamu County, Kenya

    August 29, 2018

    Five KDF soldiers were killed in an explosion in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road. 10 more soldiers were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area. Confirming the incident, KDF Spokesperson ...


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