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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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  • 3 security personnel injured in SW Pakistan blast

    August 26, 2018

    At least three security personnel were injured when a blast hit a vehicle of security forces in Pakistan’s southwest Mastung district of Balochistan province late Saturday night, local reports said. According to the reports, the vehicle carrying officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police was passing through a market area of Mastung district when ...

  • Afghan officials say Islamic State leader was killed in joint operations airstrikes

    August 26, 2018

    The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security said Saad Arhabi, also known as Abu Saad Orakazai, died in a joint operation with coalition forces ...

  • Suicide bomber kills three near election office in Afghanistan’s east, official says

    August 25, 2018

    A suicide attacker killed at least three people on Saturday by detonating explosives near the office of Afghanistan’s election commission in the eastern city of Jalalabad, where dozens of protesters had gathered, an official said. The protesters had gathered in support of a parliamentary candidate who electoral officials had disqualified over his suspected links with illegal ...

  • NATO Names Canadian General to Head Alliance’s Iraq Mission

    August 24, 2018

    Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin of the Canadian army will lead the new NATOmission in Iraq. Alliance heads of state approved the NATO mission during July’s summit in Brussels. The mission will continue NATO’s efforts to train Iraqi forces as they work to prevent a return of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or similar terror groups, alliance ...

  • QinetiQ North America selected by U.S. DOD for U.S. Army Route Clearance and Interrogation System Type 1 Robotics Contract

    August 24, 2018

    QinetiQ Group plc today announced that its US business, QinetiQ North America (QNA), has been awarded a contract for the Route Clearance and Interrogation Systems (RCIS) Type 1 robotics programme. More information can be found on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) website. About QinetiQ North America QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the ...

  • Army EOD soldiers will soon get a whole new kit — and new robots

    August 23, 2018

    The explosive ordnance disposal community has played a key role in operations in recent wars, and that role will only grow as the Pentagon shifts its focus to major combat operations against near-peer threats. With that growing role, the equipment those EOD technicians carry with them will change, too. At the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual Global EOD Symposium recently, multiple ...

  • Yemen’s hidden menace, the decades-long struggle ahead to clear the country of landmines

    August 22, 2018

    The threat of mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war, known as ERWs, left behind in the fighting is the untold threat facing civilians in Yemen.  Saudi Arabia said this week that the Houthis had laid about a million landmines and IEDs across Yemen since the war broke out in 2015. On the other side of the country Yemeni government officials said ...

  • More than 30 K-9 teams from across Texas conduct explosives training in San Antonio

    August 21, 2018

    More than 30 law enforcement K-9 teams from across Central and South Texas conducted explosive-detection training in San Antonio Tuesday morning. The San Antonio Airport’s Police K-9 Explosives Detection Unit hosted the training session at the San Antonio Independent School District’s Alamo Stadium. Robert Gonzalez, field K-9 coordinator of Homeland Security, said the training is important for both handlers and the ...

  • Al-Qaeda master bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri ‘killed in Yemen strike’

    August 21, 2018

    US drone strike in Yemen has killed a chief al-Qaeda bomb maker who once tried to down a plane over an American city on Christmas Day, US and Yemeni officials have said. The Saudi-born Ibrahim al-Asiri was the lead bomb maker for al-Qaedain the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has become the organisation’s most lethal franchise. He ...

  • India: Huge explosives haul in Jharkhand

    August 20, 2018

    A huge cache of explosives suspected to be meant for Maoist guerrillas was recovered from Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Monday, police said. Pakur Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailendra Kumar raided Sharpur village after a tip-off and recovered the explosives from a house. According to the SP, 10,000 gelatin sticks, 10,000 detonators and 65 sacks of ammonium nitrate ...

  • Bomb disposal team called to West Linton

    August 20, 2018

    Bomb disposal teams were called out to West Linton recently following the discovery of a suspected world-war artillery shell. Police were called to the Tweeddale village at around 2.30pm on Saturday, August 11, after the old munition was discovered. Social media posts suggested that the item was found in a field just outside of the village. Read more… Source: ...

  • 30 years since Iran-Iraq ceasefire, explosives still take lives and limbs

    August 20, 2018

    “The human becomes half a human when you lose a leg,” says Khalid Hassan, easing into a plastic lawn chair in the doorway of his carpentry workshop in Choman, near the Iranian border. Like so many in this small town high in the Zagros Mountains, Khalid lost a leg treading on one of the hundreds of ...

  • Philippines: Cops recover IED after failed bomb attack in Koronadal

    August 19, 2018

    Police recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) that reportedly malfunctioned in an attempted attack in front of a department store in Koronadal City on Saturday night. Supt. Benjiel Kirby Bajo, Koronadal City police chief, said the explosive was found inside a luminous green backpack that was left at the baggage counter of Unitop General Merchandise-Koronadal branch ...

  • Clevedon Asda bomb incident: “Pack an overnight bag” Residents describe moment they were evacuated by police

    August 19, 2018

    Residents close to Asda in Clevedon have spoken about the moment police knocked on their doors and told them to pack an overnight bag and leave their house. This was in response to an ordnance being found near to the supermarket, which was believed to be an unexploded bomb from World War II. A 100-yard exclusion area was ...

  • Terror fears as grenade numbers in UK soar

    August 19, 2018

    The number of grenades seized from criminals trying to smuggle weapons into the UK has soared, fuelling fears they could fall into the hands of terrorists. Police found 17 grenades on criminals between January and April this year, compared with 40 discovered over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017. The most recent seizures were in Sussex ...


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