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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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  • Twin blasts on Kirkuk buses kill 1, injure 17

    June 27, 2019

    One woman was killed and 17 other passengers injured when twin blasts struck two public buses in downtown Kirkuk on Thursday, just a month after a string of explosions rocked the disputed city. The first improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on board a bus in Companies’ Street, killing one woman and injuring four other passengers. The second ...

  • Chhattisgarh: Lightening strike triggers more than 50 IED blasts, laid by Maoists to ambush security forces

    June 26, 2019

    In a shocking incident, a lightning strike triggered serial IED blasts at Samri in Balrampur district, about 370 km north of Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Sunday. However, no casualties were reported. The IEDs were planted by Naxal terrorists targeting security forces. Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district adjoining the Jharkhand state is known for being one of the nerve-centres for Naxals. According to ...

  • Russian security forces kill suspected IS member, foil terrorist attack

    June 26, 2019

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday it has killed a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group who was plotting a terrorist attack in the city of Saratov in southwestern Russia. The suspect has acquired components for manufacturing improvised explosive devices in a laboratory set up in a garage, an FSB statement said. “The ...

  • China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

    June 25, 2019

    China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian hoped that the donation would help reduce landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in Cambodia, saying ...

  • Angola pledges $60m to fund landmine clearance in national parks

    June 25, 2019

    The Angolan government has pledged $60 million to clear landmines in two national parks that form part of southern Africa’s highly biodiverse Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The country’s environment minister, Paula Coelho, made the announcement June 17 at a conference in London. The government has contracted the U.K.- and U.S.-based HALO Trust to clear 153 minefields ...

  • The Government of Canada Supports Institutional Capacity Enhancement and Gender Mainstreaming Activities in Iraq

    June 25, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a new contribution of CAD 5 million (approximately USD 3.75 million) from the Government of Canada to facilitate and enhance gender mainstreaming initiatives in the mine action sector, while simultaneously developing institutional capacity enhancement in the country. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in ...

  • Royal Navy heroes who do most dangerous job have no memorial

    June 25, 2019

    A project has been launched to commemorate the Royal Navy and British Army heroes who do one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the Armed Forces. Amazingly, there is no National Memorial to remember these courageous and highly skilled operatives, but that will hopefully soon change thanks to two men were based in Plymouth  ...

  • Premature IED explosion kills a group of Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province

    June 24, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device explosion has killed a group of four Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the incident took place in the restive Andar district of Ghazni. The statement further added that a group of four Taliban mine planters were busy planting an IED on a roadside ...

  • Special Forces kill 6 Taliban militants in Nimroz and Helmand, destroy 600 pounds of heroin, explosives

    June 24, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban fighter during an operation in Washer district of Helmand. The informed military sources said Monday that the Special Forces also detained 3 Taliban militants during the operation. Meanwhile, the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during an operation in Khash Rod district of Nimroz province. The sources further added that the ...

  • Taliban’s IED maker among 13 killed, wounded in Farah and Herat provinces

    June 23, 2019

    A coalition airstrike in Herat province killed a Taliban IED maker and wounded another Taliban group member. The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Azizabad Village of Zawal district in Herat. The statement further added that the airstrike killed Ewaz son of Mir Khan, one of the IED makers ...

  • IED expert JeM comader killed in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district

    June 23, 2019

    Security forces today killed a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district when he was trying to ex-filitrate. A joint operation was launched by Army’s 6 JAKLI regiment, SOG and 53 Batallion of CRPF at Bujthalan Boniyar area of Uri last night after inputs ...

  • Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Anambra state, Nigeria

    June 22, 2019

    The Police in Anambra State has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufactured with shrapnel glued together with cement concrete and connected with two wires. Tribune Online gathered that the device which was extended to a nearby bush was detected near a police post at Otuocha-Nando road, Otuocha in Anambra East LGA. SP Haruna Mohammed, the Anambra ...

  • 7 Taliban militants killed, explosives and IED components destroyed in Helmand, Uruzgan

    June 22, 2019

    The security forces killed 7 Taliban militants during the operations in Helmand and Uruzgan provinces. The informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 2 Taliban militants during an operation in Helmand province. The Special Forces conducted the operation in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand. The Special Forces also wounded another militant and arrested 3 others ...


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