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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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  • New IRA develops new kind of under-car bomb, Northern Ireland police say

    September 1, 2017

    Dissident Republicans have developed a new and highly dangerous under-car bomb, police in Northern Ireland have warned. The device, which involves a pressure plate designed to detonate when a car drives over it, was used to target an off-duty officer in Londonderry in February – but it did not detonate. A similar device was found in the ...

  • Hunt for body of Taliban Terry amid fears Ireland’s most notorious Muslim extremist faked his own death

    August 30, 2017

    A muslim extremist convert, dubbed Taliban Terry, may still be alive despite rumours he was blown up in IS stronghold Tal Afar. The suicide bomb flop was based in the Iraqi town, 70km east of Mosul. Terence Kelly, 50, dubbed Taliban Terry, was killed in an operation in November last year, according to reports at the time from the ...

  • AI computer chips made of mice neurons that can SMELL explosives could transform airport security

    August 28, 2017

    A technology expert has created a computer chip based on mice neurons that could recognise the smell of explosives. The device could be implanted into the brain of future robots,  which could be trained to recognise danger via odours, replacing traditional airport security. The Koniku Kore device is a ‘world first’ that is able to breath in ...

  • Combating IEDs with ground penetrating radars

    August 28, 2017

    Vehicle-mounted ground-penetrating radar (GPR) equipment has been used by the ADF to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for several years, but there remains much room for improvement in the signal processing component of the technology. A recent trial between the US and Australia provided the opportunity to test the performance of vehicle-mounted GPR equipment on different soil ...

  • 25 civilians killed, injured in two blasts at south, east of Baghdad

    August 28, 2017

    Twenty-five civilians were killed in two blasts that occurred in south and east of Baghdad on Monday, according to news reports. “An IED exploded on Monday at al-Yusufiya region, in south of Baghdad, which caused death of four persons and injury of eight others,” a police source told AlSumaria News. Security services cordoned off the accident spot. ...

  • British paramedics to start carrying antidote to deadly nerve gas amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain

    August 26, 2017

    Paramedics are being equipped with an antidote to some of the deadliest nerve agents amid fears terrorists are plotting a chemical strike on Britain. Thousands of frontline medics have already received the epipen-style devices that could combat VX or sarin, the as well as training on what to do in a mass casualty attack. Security chiefs fear ...

  • Spain to push EU leaders for better counter-terrorism coordination

    August 25, 2017

    Spain will ask the leaders of France, Italy and Germany to discuss cross-border counter-terrorism at a summit in Paris on Monday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday after dual attacks in Catalonia. Rajoy praised the police response despite mounting questions over poor communication between different investigators and an informal tip-off from Belgium which failed to ...

  • Isis claims responsibility after suicide bomb and gun battle kills ‘at least 30’ in Afghan capital

    August 25, 2017

    Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul that left at least 30 dead. The group’s propaganda agency, Amaq, released a statement shortly after the attack saying its fighters were behind the killings. Gunmen stormed the Shia mosque, attacking worshippers gathered for Friday prayers. A cleric who was leading the service was among those killed, police said. The ...

  • Emergency services exercise builds partnership between Guard unit, Fort Lee

    August 24, 2017

    The 34th Civil Support Team and Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services personnel conducted a joint exercise Tuesday to rehearse their response plans to hazardous material situations. The CST – at Fort Pickett and comprised of members from the Virginia Air National Guard and Army National Guard – is a state asset that is prepared to ...

  • Viable suicide vest found in rubble of Spain attackers’ bomb factory

    August 23, 2017

    The terror cell that killed 15 people and injured more than 130 in north-east Spain last week had created a suicide vest packed with viable explosives and were in the process of making several more when a blast ripped through their bomb factory, police have said. A search of the rubble at the factory in a disused house ...

  • Drone training to help clear landmines

    August 23, 2017

    Armed forces are to use high street drones for mine clearance and peace keeping operations in Cambodia and during United Nations missions around the world, following training from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). This is the first time that the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has been provided with this technology to help with Cambodia’s significant problems with ...

  • Lebanon Foiled ISIS Barbie Doll Bomb Plot On Flight From Australia To Abu Dhabi

    August 21, 2017

    Lebanese intelligence helped foil a plot by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to bring down an airliner with bombs hidden inside a Barbie doll and a meat grinder, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Nouhad Machnouk told reporters that Lebanese police intelligence stopped the explosive device plot on the Emirati flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United ...


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