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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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  • Pakistan: IEDs, landmines still a serious threat in FATA

    November 5, 2017

    Landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are posing a serious threat to the lives of innocent tribesmen who after experiencing the worst kind of sizzling heat and chilly cold weather in adjacent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts, are returning to their homes in North and South Waziristan Agencies. Compared to North Waziristan and the rest of the Federally ...

  • Electronic Weapons: JCREW Survives Major Upgrade

    November 3, 2017

    The U.S. has finally completed a 2011 effort to upgrade the JCREW (Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare) jammers used to disable IEDs (improvised explosive devices) detonated wirelessly. Another update was underway but was delayed six years because, well, because of a lot of things. In 2011 JCREW 3.1 had been a big success ...

  • Homes evacuated as Army tackles explosive devices

    November 3, 2017

    More than a dozen homes had to be evacuated after two pipe bombs were discovered on a housing estate. The Army bomb squad was called in on Thursday night after the improvised explosives and components for a third device were found in the Moneymore area of Drogheda. The bombs, described as viable, were made safe at the ...

  • State approves extension of Estonia’s missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo

    November 2, 2017

    The Estonian government on Thursday approved the extension of the mission of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo by a period of one year. The government gave its nod to a motion to extend by one year the participation of the EDF in the Resolute Support NATO follow-up mission in Afghanistan with ...

  • Afghan army defuses 64 landmines, IEDs in day: gov’t

    November 2, 2017

    The Afghan army found and defused 64 landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) within a day, said country’s defense ministry on Thursday. “The Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams found and destroyed 64 rounds of landmines and IEDs in different provinces within the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement. Taliban militants and Islamic State ...

  • UK provides $4 million de-mining kit for Sirte

    November 2, 2017

    The UK has supplied $4 million of explosives-handling equipment for use in Sirte and by the US firm that has been engaged to help clear unexploded ordnance from the town. British ambassador Peter Millet said:“This equipment is a tangible sign of the UK’s commitment to helping the people of Sirte, Benghazi, and other areas rebuild their ...

  • White Supremacists Share Bomb-Making Materials in Online Chats

    November 2, 2017

    Right-wing extremists communicating in confidential online chats in recent months have shared scores of documents detailing the manufacture and use of bombs, grenades, mines and other incendiary devices. The documents, which range from instructions on detonating dynamite to U.S. military manuals for constructing improvised explosives and booby traps, were passed around during online conversations among members ...

  • Eliminate land mines — and feed the world

    November 2, 2017

    What do landmines and hunger have in common? “Not much,” I hear you say. Wrong. Around the world, 795 million people still don’t have enough to eat. The causes are many, but one — too often overlooked — is the fact that people cannot access land to grow crops or graze animals because that land is ...

  • Four Feared Dead, Six Injured in Boko Haram, Military Battle

    November 2, 2017

    About four soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgency in North-east were feared dead as military troops under Operation Lafiya Dole engaged Boko Haram terrorists in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Though the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident, he did not link the dead that occurred to the battle ...

  • Malmö nightclub damaged in explosion

    November 2, 2017

    The entrance to a nightclub in Malmö was damaged in a blast after some kind of explosive device was detonated, according to police. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning at the restaurant and nightclub Babel in the southern Swedish city. “We have ascertained that there was an explosion and there is damage to ...

  • ‘Would-be bomber bought wrong nail varnish remover’ from Derby Asda, court hears

    November 2, 2017

    A would-be bomber bought the wrong type of nail varnish remover to make an explosive, a court has heard. Munir Mohammed enlisted chemist Rowaida El-Hassan, who he met on a dating website, to help him make a bomb or a deadly ricin poison in December last year, it is alleged. But he picked up an acetone-free bottle ...

  • How Science Helped Detect The Powerful Explosive TATP In Unidentified Objects

    November 1, 2017

    Triacetone triperoxide (TATP) is a powerful explosive without military use because it is very sensitive to mechanical shock and so very difficult to safely handling, a reason for which terrorists dubbed TATP “the Mother of Satan”. TATP is easily prepared from acetone and hydrogen peroxide under acidic catalysis, being a home-made explosive almost undetectable by dogs ...


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