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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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  • Airborne explosive device from Gaza damages home in southern Israel

    February 27, 2019

    An explosive device flown into Israel from the Gaza Strip detonated outside a home in the Eshkol region, causing damage but no injuries on Wednesday night, officials said. The small bomb had been attached to a cluster of balloons and launched toward Israel from the coastal enclave on Wednesday as part of nightly riots along the ...

  • Syria displays huge cache of ‘rebel explosives’ in south

    February 27, 2019

    Syria’s army on Wednesday displayed a huge cache of what it said were powerful explosives left behind by rebels in Daraa province, the birthplace of the uprising that sparked the country’s civil war. During a government-organised trip for journalists to the area, an AFP correspondent saw thousands of sealed containers wrapped in dirt-covered sheaths. A source who ...

  • Mali: Seventeen people are killed as a booby-trapped corps

    February 27, 2019

    A ‘booby trapped’ body that exploded during its own funeral killed 17 mourners after jihadists planted the corpse with explosives. The man had gone to find grass for his cattle in a forest near his home in Diankabou, central Mali, on Tuesday and never returned. His corpse was later found by authorities in bushes dressed in military ...

  • Vietnam eyes closer collaboration with U.S. in bomb, mine clearance

    February 27, 2019

    Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said Tuesday that Vietnam and the United States should strengthen collaboration in bomb and mine clearance and in support for Agent Orange victims. Minh made the remarks during talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi. Minh expressed his delight at the development of bilateral ...

  • IATA Warns Of Aviation Security Risks, Calls For Better Collaboration With Governments

    February 27, 2019

    At the IATA Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC World) in Miami, FL, IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac called on governments to work with the aviation industry to ensure greater coordination in aviation security initiatives and warned against a lack of communication on critical security matters, as was the case during the 2017 ban on ...

  • Sri Lanka’s demining program commended at Geneva’s International Director’s Meeting

    February 26, 2019

    The 30-year-long civil conflict in Sri Lanka left many areas of the Northern and Eastern part of the country contaminated by anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The International Meeting on Mine Action for National Directors and UN Advisors was held from 5 to 8 February in Geneva at the UN office. This ...

  • Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Trying To Detonate Explosives-Laden Van In OK

    February 26, 2019

    A 24-year-old man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors alleged that Varnell ...

  • Police confirm improvised explosive device found under vehicle

    February 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was found under a vehicle in west Edmonton Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the area of 159 Street, between 97 and 98 Avenue, at approximately 4:30 p.m. after a call about a possible bomb. The area was cordoned off and evacuated. The street reopened and residents were allowed back home late Tuesday. Edmonton police ...

  • RCMP finds IED in Swift Current home

    February 26, 2019

    A 17-year-old male was to appear in Swift Current provincial court Tuesday after the RCMP found an improvised explosive device (IED) in his home. According to a media release from the RCMP, officers early Tuesday were conducting a condition check on the teen, who was on probation due to a previous conviction for possession of a weapon dangerous ...

  • Afghan Special Forces discover and destroy explosives-laden Humvee in Nangarhar

    February 25, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces have confiscated and destroyed a Humvee armored personnel carrier packed with explosives in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the informed military sources, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in the vicinity of Nangarhar province killing 2 Taliban fighters. The soldiers discovered a military humvee that was likely to be ...

  • Mali: Militants attack EU military centre where Irish personnel based

    February 25, 2019

    A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what are presumed to have been Islamic anti-western forces. An as yet unknown number of attackers were killed in the incident. Three Malian soldiers were wounded but have since been released from hospital. No Irish military personnel were ...

  • 500 kilos of chemical used as IED ingredient seized in Zamboanga City

    February 24, 2019

    Police seized half a ton of ammonium nitrate, widely used by rebels and terrorists in the manufacture of explosives, following a sea chase that led to the capture of 5 men in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga. A maritime police patrol spotted a suspicious boat off Taluksangay village on Saturday and gave chase after ...

  • Another sombre milestone for Afghanistan: 2018 saw record civilian deaths – UN report

    February 23, 2019

    Fighting and brutal violence claimed exactly 3,804 civilian lives in 2018 – including 927 children, another tragic record for the year – according to data carefully collected by the UN.  The number represents an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2017. In addition, 7,189 people were injured in 2018, 5 per cent more than in the previous year. Overall, ...

  • Taliban IED planter arrested in Herat province

    February 23, 2019

    A Taliban militant who was planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was arrested during an operation of the Afghan security forces. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Taliban IED planter was arrested in Pashtun Zarghoon district of the province. The statement further added that the IED planter who was attempting to plant a remote-controlled ...

  • Nepal: One dead, two injured in IED blast

    February 23, 2019

    One person died and two others were injured in an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blast that took place in Lalitpur district of Nepal. The deceased Singha Prasad Gurung was one among the three who were seriously injured in the blast died Saturday morning while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital. The IED blast occurred outside the gate of Ncell Pvt. Ltd, ...


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