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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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  • Local firms taught how to spot home-made explosives, potential terror threats

    November 21, 2017

    Innocuous items such as fertilisers, nail polish remover and even pepper can be combined in a deadly concoction to make home-made explosives (HMEs). This was just some of the information shared during a one-day workshop organised by Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) on Monday (20 November). Course participants – comprising senior management-level representatives from government agencies and ...

  • China donates mine clearance equipment to Cambodia

    November 20, 2017

    China donated mine-clearance equipment, wheelchairs, motorcycles and office equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo handed over the donation to CMAA’s First Vice President Serei Kosal during a ceremony in Phnom Penh. The donation included 18 mine detectors, 18 demining personal protective equipment (PPE) outfits, 18 sets of blasting tools, ...

  • Land mines in Ukraine’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians

    November 18, 2017

     In an overgrown minefield, Yulia Boiko kneels down and starts gardening. Years of war have caused weeds to grow high in the abandoned croplands of eastern Ukraine. Clad in flak jacket and face mask, she uses shears to snip back sun-scorched scrub, removing vegetation one careful inch at a time to avoid hidden tripwires. A small ...

  • Military dog awarded ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for sniffing out bombs under fire

    November 17, 2017

    A courageous canine has been honoured for his bravery during a military operation in Afghanistan and awarded the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal – the “animal Victoria cross”. Mali, a Belgian Malinois attached to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC), was presented with the accolade in London following the operation in 2012. The eight-year-old dog, trained to sniff ...

  • Royal Navy deployed to 500lb German WWII bomb near major gas pipeline in the North Sea

    November 17, 2017

    A 500lb wartime bomb has been destroyed after being dropped “dangerously close” to a major gas pipeline by a fishing boat that had dredged it up from the seabed. The explosive, dropped by German bombers during the Second World War, was hauled out of the water by a Dutch trawlerman after it got caught in his ...

  • Canadian soldiers training Iraqi troops on IED threats

    November 17, 2017

    Canadian troops in Iraq have begun training the Iraq army on the threat of improvised explosive devices, and have updated their Royal Canadian Air Force contributions to Operation Impact. Approximately 20 Canadian army engineers from CFB Petawawa have been deployed to Besmaya, Iraq, to deliver explosive threat training to the Iraqi security forces. The Canadian Armed Forces ...

  • 3D scanners can ‘digitally unpack’ carry-ons and transform airport checkpoints with better, faster security

    November 16, 2017

    Technology used in the medical field for years may soon revolutionize screening of carry-on bags at airports — bolstering security while dramatically cutting bottlenecks at checkpoints — with an expansion of testing planned for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport early next year. Computed-tomography (CT) machines being tested at airports in Phoenix and Boston allow Transportation Security Administration ...

  • Nigeria: Four suicide bombers kill 18 in Maiduguri

    November 16, 2017

    At least 18 people have been killed and 29 others wounded in northeast Nigeria after four suicide bombers carried out separate attacks, state police said. The first explosion on Wednesday evening took place at a prayer ground in the Muna Gari suburb of the regional capital, Maiduguri. Other attacks followed in the same neighbourhood. Read more… Source: Al Jazeera.  

  • Suicide Bomber in Kabul Kills at Least 8 Afghan Officers

    November 16, 2017

    At least eight police officers, including a commander, and three civilians were killed when a suicide bomber tried to enter a wedding hall in central Kabul on Thursday, Afghan officials said. Police officers spotted the bomber at the gate of the compound, said a police spokesman, Basir Mujahed. The commander, Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha, threw his ...

  • Army Bomb Disposal team make safe ‘complex’ explosive device in Carlow

    November 16, 2017

    The Army Bomb Disposal Team have made safe what they describe as a “complex viable improvised explosive device” in Carlow this evening. According to the Defence Forces, they received a request from the gardai to attend a scene in Carlow this evening at 5pm.  Read more… Source: Independent.ie  

  • ICAO Council endorses new Global Aviation Security Plan

    November 15, 2017

    The ICAO Council took an historic step in endorsing the very first Global Aviation Security Plan to improve international coordination, response, and planning to counter threats to civil aviation passengers, cargo, aircraft and facilities. “This new strategic document will assist ICAO Member States in their aviation security coordination with other States and applicable security agencies, as ...

  • Yemen suicide bomb: Car packed with explosives kills at least six in city of Aden

    November 14, 2017

    Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said. Dozens of other people, including civilians, were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a camp used by a local security force organised by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Witnesses described a huge explosion that shook the al-Mansoura ...


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