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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 reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. 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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  • UNMAS Afghanistan and DMAC Strongly Condemn Brutal Murder of an Afghan Deminer in Nangarhar

    September 12, 2017

    The Afghanistan Directorate for Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Afghanistan condemn in the strongest terms the killing of an Afghan deminer by Anti Government Elements, reportedly affiliated to Daesh/Islamic State Khorasan province, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. On the evening of 9 September, in Aghro village, Chaparhar ...

  • IS attack on Sinai convoy ‘kills 18 Egyptian police’

    September 11, 2017

    At least 18 policemen have been killed in an attack on a convoy in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula claimed by so-called Islamic State, security sources say. Militants detonated a roadside bomb near the town of el-Arish, reportedly destroying three armoured vehicles and a fourth with signal-jamming equipment. They then opened fire with machine guns at survivors of the ...

  • Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan, some wounded

    September 11, 2017

    A suicide bomber in an explosives-packed vehicle attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan on Monday, wounding “a small number” of foreign troops and at least three civilians, officials said. The soldiers were taken to the nearby Bagram Air Field and none of their injuries appeared life-threatening, NATO’s headquarters in Kabul said. At least three civilians were hurt, ...

  • Pro-Chechen fighter killed in car blast in Kyiv, Ukraine

    September 9, 2017

    On 8 September at 18:08 a car blast rocked the area of Bessarabska Ploshcha in the center of Kyiv. Preliminarily, an unidentified explosive device was planted in the Black Toyota Camry with a Georgian registration plate. The spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs Artem Shevchenko has reported that Timur Makhauri, a national of Georgia, died in the accident. Two more passengers ...

  • Drones Delivering Dirty Bombs Could Be the Next Terror Threat

    September 9, 2017

    Daesh terrorists have attached improvised explosive devices to commercially available drones in the past to conduct terror strikes, but the next threat may entail dropping dirty bombs from cheap unmanned aerial vehicles, a senior German intelligence official said this week. Globally available drones that can carry a camera can also “drop some dirty explosive devices,” Friedrich ...

  • Fluorescent polymer detects traces of explosive devices

    September 8, 2017

    Bomb plots could be thwarted with the help of a portable system for detecting traces of high explosives using fluorescent polymer nanoparticles, developed by A*STAR. Coated on to paper, these polymers display an explosive-detection performance far more robust than previous materials with similar properties. Many methods have been developed to detect traces of high explosives such ...

  • The ruins of Mosul have exposed the future of high-tech warfare

    September 8, 2017

    Cheap Chinese-made sensors. Mad Max-style vehicle mods. Consumer drones turned into mortar-dropping weapons. The fight against Daesh is showing the high-tech, higher stakes future of urban war. Lieutenant Ahmed Abbas Ali burns his finger as he lights the fuse on his chunk of C-4 plastic explosive. A momentary flash of pain pushes aside all thoughts of ...

  • French police find more explosives after raid near Paris

    September 7, 2017

    French police unearthed a second stash of explosive materials near Paris on Thursday after a similar find in a nearby suburb on Wednesday, a justice official said as three suspects were questioned by anti-terrorism investigators. Thursday’s swoop was carried out at a garage rented by one of the three detained in the wake of Wednesday’s raid ...

  • OSCE’s Ukraine monitors were not target of deadly blast, inquiry finds

    September 7, 2017

    A vehicle belonging to an international monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine that struck a landmine in April, killing a U.S. paramedic on board, was not the mine’s intended target, an independent investigation has found. The death was the first suffered by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission while on patrol ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast at Bagram Airfield results in causalities

    September 6, 2017

    At least six people have been wounded when a suicide bomber targeted the Bagram Airfield in Parwan province on Wednesday, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Asem, the provincial governor for Parwan, said the attacker was riding a motorcycle and detonated his explosives at the third security gate of the airfield. The wounded were taken inside the U.S. military ...

  • Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border: government sources in Dhaka

    September 6, 2017

    Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence. Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a protest against the laying of land mines so close to the border, said the ...

  • 3rd C-IED Technology Workshop, C-IED Centre of Excellence, 24-26 October 2017, Madrid Spain

    September 5, 2017

    Registration is now open. NATO organizations, Partnership for Peace (PfP) members, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) contributing nations, multinational headquarters, international organizations, nations, industry and academia are kindly informed that the 3rd C-IED Technology Workshop (Tech-WS) will be conducted in Madrid, Spain, from 24 to 26 October 2017. The aim of the Tech-WS is to provide the C-IED community of interest ...


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