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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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  • Two men found guilty of having 167kg of explosives in car

    April 11, 2019

    A man’s denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his “heavily laden” car — including detonators sticking out from the passenger seat — has been found to be “totally incredible” by the Special Criminal Court. Armed gardaí found four bags of explosives in the boot of a black Skoda Fabia car and 18 ...

  • Tribal leader killed in Mosul roadside bombing

    April 11, 2019

    A roadside bomb killed a tribal leader and wounded two of his relatives in the al-Shoura district south of Mosul on Wednesday, local officials confirmed. “An IED exploded targeting the convoy of Sheikh Hassan al-Hadidi on Wednesday killing him instantly and injuring his son and nephew,” Khalaf al-Hadidi, a member of Nineveh Provincial ...

  • Large amount of explosives seized at Turkey-Iran border

    April 11, 2019

    Turkish customs enforcement officers seized a large amount of explosives at the Turkish-Iranian border, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Trade Ministry, an Iranian citizen tried to cross the Esendere Customs Gate with a valid passport. He had six sacks and a suitcase with him, which he said, were filled with limes. The officers got ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Employees Celebrated, Awarded Command Excellence Honors

    April 10, 2019

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division recognized individuals and teams who made significant contributions to the command’s mission at the annual Honorary Awards ceremony today, which was held at the Indian Head Town Pavilion. “When I look at these awardees, I see the epitome of teamwork and leadership. Know that I ...

  • Army researcher invents detector for non-metallic bombs

    April 10, 2019

    An Army research physicist has invented a “High-Frequency Electromagnetic Induction instrument,” which detects low and non-metallic improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Dr. Benjamin Barrowes, from the U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, invented the novel detector for finding non-metallic, unexploded shells made of carbon fiber that had been fired on ...

  • IED Blast In Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli Day After 5 Killed In Chhattisgarh

    April 10, 2019

    A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was critically injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Maharashtra’s Maoist-affected Gadricholi district on Wednesday, a day before voting in the area for Lok Sabha polls. The blast took place in Gatta-Ettapalli area in the evening where the troops of the 191st battalion were on patrol. The paramilitary ...

  • County Down mortar attack: Police foil plot after launching tube found on farm in Northern Ireland

    April 9, 2019

    A suspected dissident republican plot to attack police has been foiled after a mortar bomb-launching tube was found in County Down in Northern Ireland. The horizontal tube attached to a frame and command wire were left beside a derelict farm building outside the town of Castlewellan earlier this week. A member of the public discovered the items laying unconcealed behind a ...

  • Philippines: QCPD, other agencies hold simulated bomb explosion, disposal

    April 9, 2019

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and other local government agencies conducted a simulated bomb disposal operation at a food park in Cubao, Quezon City, to test the response time of their personnel. During the simulation on Tuesday morning, the QCPD, the local Bureau of Fire Protection, the local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and health ...

  • UK MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat

    April 9, 2019

    The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The competition, run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the MOD’s innovation hub, will seek robust and cost-effective next-generation solutions to the risks posed by hostile UAS. The MOD is looking to develop new defensive capabilities which draw ...

  • Afghan Special Forces destroy Taliban prison, arms and explosives depots in Kunduz

    April 9, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces have destroyed a Taliban prison and depots containing weapons, munitions, and explosives in northern Kunduz province. The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the raid was condcuted late on Monday night in the vicinity of 4th police district of Kunduz city. The statement further added that the raid was conducted Special Forces ...

  • Counter Terrorism Policing UK: Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Explosives

    April 9, 2019

    An investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command has led to the conviction of a man who was gathering together fireworks and other components to make an improvised incendiary device he was planning to use to target a mosque in south London. Steven Bishop, 41 (28.11.77) of south London pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court on ...

  • U.S. Service Members and Contractor Killed in Afghanistan

    April 8, 2019

    Three U.S. service members and one contractor were killed, and three U.S. service members were wounded by an improvised explosive device April 8 near Bagram Air Base. The wounded service members were evacuated and are receiving medical care. In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service members killed in action are being ...

  • United Nations in Libya Marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”

    April 8, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) co-organized a reception on 28 March in partnership with the Canadian and British Embassies to Libya to celebrate the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. Under the theme, “United Nations Promotes SDGs- Safe Ground- Safe Home”, the event was hosted at the Canadian Embassy in ...

  • New Zealand: Man charged with unlawful possession of AK47 and homemade bomb

    April 8, 2019

    A 36-year-old Whangārei man has been charged with firearms offences including unlawful possession of an AK47 and having a homemade bomb. The items were uncovered in a two-day police search of an Otaika Rd house. Daniel Paul Van Houten, 36, appeared in the Whangārei District Court on Monday charged with unlawful possession of a .223 AK47, unlawful ...

  • Suicide Bombing Kill 5, Injure 46 Persons in Maiduguri

    April 8, 2019

    Suicide Bombing Kill 5, Injure 46 Persons in Maiduguri At least five persons were killed while 46 others sustained various degrees of injury when Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was triggered at popular Muna Garage in Maiduguri, Borno State. The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency in North-East, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed that the suicide bombing was ...


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