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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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  • The growing threat of IEDs in western Niger

    June 19, 2019

    Over the past seven months, armed groups across Western Niger have executed a series of IED attacks – a first in the area’s ongoing insurgency. The increasing use of IEDs by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Tillabery and Tahoua regions of Niger indicates that the region’s insurgency is escalating and globalizing, ...

  • 10 injured as militants trigger IED blast again in Pulwama

    June 18, 2019

    Army personnel travelling in mine-proof vehicle targeted Eight Army personnel and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. They said the multi-vehicle patrol of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was moving on the ...

  • Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb – government

    June 16, 2019

    Cameroon’s government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. “The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and terrorists with no faith or law,” the statement said. It also said the attack occurred along ...

  • UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

    June 16, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed. Dozens were injured ...

  • Islamists claim double attack in Somali capital Mogadishu

    June 15, 2019

    A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden with the Aamin ambulance service told The Associated Press. He said a car bomb detonated near ...

  • Twelve police officers dead, one injured after IED attack in Wajir, Kenya

    June 15, 2019

    Twelve police officers were killed in Wajir late Friday, when Al Shabaab terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) on the road. A senior police officer in the region said the attack occurred on Saturday morning at Konton centre, and were pursuing attackers who raided the village late Friday and drove away with three police reservists. “They ...

  • The EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

    June 14, 2019

    Today, the Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, on the sale and marketing of the dangerous chemicals, which have been used to produce ...

  • Learning how to combat the scourge of IED threat on the front line

    June 13, 2019

    In the final of a three part series following the training of a Leicester based Army Reserve unit over a five-month period, LeicestershireLive reporter Alan Thompson and photographer/videographer Andy Baker joined 2 Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment on a vast military training area in Norfolk. The Stanford Training Area, a few miles north of ...

  • Canine hero visits Capitol Hill amid ‘global landmine crisis’

    June 13, 2019

    Spotted roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday was a six-year veteran of one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Yankee, a land mine-detecting German shepherd, along with her handler, Perry Baltimore, a retired Army general, joined Yemen’s ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Bin Mubarak, to draw attention to what advocates are calling a “global ...

  • Left Behind by War: Unexploded Ordnance Keeps Killing Displaced Iraqis

    June 13, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) this week highlighted the grim situation produced by the explosive remnants of years of battle in Iraq with Islamic State and others. “The scale, density and complexity of explosive hazards are unprecedented, making Iraq one of the most contaminated countries in the world,” the statement said. An estimated “70 percent ...

  • 2019 Eifel Krabben IED Rodeo

    June 13, 2019

    Members of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight participated in an improvised explosive device training June 3-13, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. EOD members from different nations are featured in the course of this exercise, called the 2019 Eifel Krabben IED Rodeo, in which members learn more about how to locate explosive ...

  • Three al-Shabaab militants killed by IED they were planting in Boni Forest

    June 13, 2019

    Three al-Shabaab militants died on the spot after an Improvised Explosive Device they were planting along Bodhai-Baragoni road in Boni Forest, Tana River county exploded. It is alleged the explosives were strategically being planted to detonate on security officers patrolling the area. According to a security brief sent to Vigilance House on Thursday, June 13, the ...

  • 550 kgs of explosives discovered from a vegetables truck in Nuristan province

    June 11, 2019

    The police forces seized 550 kilograms of explosives from a vegetables truck in Nuristan province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday that the police forces also arrested two people in connection to the smuggling of explosives. According to a statement released by MoI, the militants had placed the explosives inside 55 sacks. The statement further added that ...


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