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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome 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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  • Spinach Plants – From Super Food To Explosive Detectors

    July 17, 2017

    Spinach plants being used by many cultures throughout history have always been the source of countless health benefits and yet again it’s in the wind due to another breakthrough in nano-particles tech. The research team of MIT Engineers led by Michael Strano has made spinach plants capable of detecting any sort of explosives by implanting plants with ...

  • Suicide bomb attacks killing more Afghan civilians: U.N.

    July 17, 2017

    The United Nations on Monday called on insurgent groups in Afghanistan to curb attacks on civilians after more than 5,000 non-combatants were killed or wounded in the first six months of 2017. The war in Afghanistan killed at least 1,662 civilians and wounded 3,581 in the first half of the year, roughly similar to the toll ...

  • Homemade bomb items readily sold

    July 15, 2017

    PETALING JAYA: The incident where a homemade bomb was placed under the car of a nurse in Kapar on Sunday is a wake-up call on how easy it is to make an improvised explosive device (IED). In fact, making your own explosives is easy enough via numerous videos and text instructions floating around the Internet. Selangor CID ...

  • Major security breach in Uttar Pradesh, explosive found in assembly

    July 15, 2017

    LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: In a major breach of security in the highest echelons of governance, unidentified persons managed to smuggle in one of the deadliest plastic explosives, PETN, inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly, thumbing the nose at the precinct’s three-tier security system. Police sources said Pentaerythritol Tetranite (PETN) in crystalline form, weighing around 150gm, was possibly sneaked inside ...

  • Paris attacks: isis suicide squad ‘kept weapons arsenal in belgian kindergarten’

    July 14, 2017

    The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) network behind the suicide bomb assaults in Paris and Brussels likely hid their weapons on the premises of a kindergarten in Belgium, according to a handwritten map drawn by Salah Abdeslam, the last living member of the terrorist cell behind the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015. The ISIS-affiliated network ...

  • U.S. issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide

    July 14, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on Friday. “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising ...

  • ISIS chemical weapons expert killed in Hawija district

    July 14, 2017

    ISIS chemical weapons senior expert Abu al-Baraa has been killed by unknown gunmen in Hawija district in Kirkuk Governorate, a military source said Friday. Earlier, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, had transferred him to Syria and no one knows how he returned to Hawija district, the source added. ISIS terrorists were developing the chemical weapons in the labs ...

  • Bomb alert! How Delhi airport security failed to detect ‘explosives’ in a bag

    July 14, 2017

    A bag with a ‘bomb’ has gone undetected through Delhi airport security checks. Luckily, it was only part of a drill to check arrangements at the airport — a test that the CISF personnel flunked. The Bureau for Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) conducted dummy checks at Delhi, Pune and few other airports over the past three ...

  • US confirms it has lifted laptop ban on EgyptAir flights

    July 13, 2017

    The US Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday that it has lifted a ban that prohibited passengers flying on state-owned EgyptAir flights bound for the US from using laptops. This leaves just two Middle Eastern airlines still under such restrictions first imposed in March. EgyptAir early on Wednesday announced the lifting of the restrictions on ...

  • It could take more than a decade to clear Mosul of explosives, U.S. officials say

    July 13, 2017

    After nine months of vicious street-to-street fighting to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, it could take many years more to fully remove explosives and other munitions from one of Iraq’s most populous cities, U.S. State Department officials said. “When I look around the world in some ways there’s nothing like Mosul that we’ve encountered.” said ...

  • EOD Airmen build skills during Exercise Audacious Warrior at Fort McCoy

    July 13, 2017

    Any time someone puts their life on the line to defuse a bomb or an explosive device it can be considered a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks, which is one definition of “audacious.” “That’s why I thought Exercise Audacious Warrior was the perfect name for our exercise (at Fort McCoy),” said Chief Master Sgt. Edward ...

  • 215th Corps engineer soldiers begin route clearance course

    July 13, 2017

    The importance of the ability to travel from one area to another in combat cannot be overlooked. Strategy, supplies and well-trained warfighters are priorities, but without designated paths to get to the front lines, these assets prove ineffective. Approximately 70 soldiers with various units from 215th Corps began a route clearance course at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, ...