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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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  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Own Explosion

    November 1, 2017

    At least 8 AlShabaab militants on Monday night died in an IED explosion in north of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. The eight were part of a Mogadishu based AlShabaab cell that were planning to execute an attack in the capital, a NISA official told Radio Dalsan. Read more… Source: AllAfrica  

  • Fourth Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging States to Identify Areas in Their Territories Containing Landmines, Unexploded Remnants of War

    November 1, 2017

    Mine Action Standards Must Adapt to Evolving Conflict Stresses Assistant Secretary-General, as Delegates Recount Explosive Horrors The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution today, by which the General Assembly would urge all States affected by landmines to identify all areas under their jurisdiction or control containing anti-personnel mines and explosive remnants of ...

  • U.S.-led Coalition’s Support to Continue After Raqqa’s Liberation, Official Says

    October 31, 2017

    The Syrian Democratic Forces’ Oct. 20 liberation of Raqqa, Syria, exposed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s lies and cowardice and the evil of its ideology, Army Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters today. Briefing the press via teleconference from Baghdad, the commander said ...

  • Angola’s Huila province destroys over 200 unexploded ordnance

    October 31, 2017

    More than 200 unexploded ordnance removed from Angola’s southern Huila province have been destroyed on the occasion of the International Week for the Disarmament of Civil Population, which is ending Tuesday. The unexploded ordnance, including antipersonnel mines and grenades, were destroyed Monday by the National Demining Institute, in Humpata region of Huila province. Read more… Source: News Ghana  

  • Kabul Green Zone: Blast kills many, officials say

    October 31, 2017

    At least three people have been killed and 13 injured in a powerful explosion in central Kabul, Afghan officials say. Ambulances have been ferrying victims of the blast in the capital’s diplomatic zone to hospital. The number of dead and injured is expected to rise. A Reuters TV crew counted eight people who appeared dead. It is not ...

  • Bomb squad swoop on derelict Preston pub

    October 30, 2017

    Bomb squad officers raced to a derelict pub in Preston this afternoon after reports that a qualtity of dynamite has been discovered. Specialists from the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) were called in by police to deal with the find at The Shawes Arms in London Road. Staff and customers at an adjacent car valet ...

  • India: Airports to have bomb detection and disposal squads

    October 30, 2017

    Bomb detection and disposal squads will now be available at airports across India as part of efforts to strengthen security that also include upgradation of baggage screening systems to bring them on a par with global standards. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has simplified rules to make this possible, officials said. “The new rules will ...

  • Somalia Mogadishu: Explosions rock capital

    October 28, 2017

    Two explosions have rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu, just two weeks after huge bomb killed more than 350 people. The first blast was caused by a car bomb being driven into a hotel. Militants then stormed the building. The second explosion took place near the former parliament house nearby. The number of casualties is unclear. The Islamist militant ...

  • Istanbul police foil major ISIL bomb attack

    October 28, 2017

    Istanbul police have foiled a major Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bomb attack and brought down two jihadist cells in the city. According to police, a car loaded with explosives and a bomb-laden motorcycle were found in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district on Oct. 28. Anti-terror police launched ...

  • British ‘Hurt Locker’ explosives expert is killed while clearing ISIS bombs in Syria

    October 28, 2017

    A British bomb disposal expert has reportedly been killed clearing ISIS explosives in Syria where he was working to make homes safe for families. Former Lance Corporal Chris Harris, 41, was in newly liberated Raqqa when it is believed he triggered a device linked to infra-red sensors. Mr Harris, of Hockley, Essex, married wife Claudie, 34, in August and yesterday she ...

  • Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog team honored for the second consecutive year in US

    October 27, 2017

    A Mine Detection Dog (MDD) Team from the Sri Lanka Army was honored by the U.S.-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) at its 20th Anniversary Clearing the Path Gala in Washington D.C on October 24. This is the second consecutive year the honor has been bestowed on a Sri Lankan mine detection dog team. MLI’s annual gala ...

  • Egypt battles landmines 75 years after El Alamein

    October 27, 2017

    Fighting in the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein may have stopped 75 years ago but Egypt is now waging another war against a hidden enemy: landmines. On a recent visit by foreign officials, personnel from the military’s Western Desert Mine Clearance Regiment swept detectors across a stretch of sand as they showcased the painstaking work ...


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