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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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  • The Millennium Bomber – A terror plot foiled by a border agent

    August 14, 2017

    Less than two years before the 9/11 attacks, an Algerian named Ahmed Ressam tried to cross from Canada into the United States to bomb the Los Angeles Airport. “The fire is on. And it’s coming.” With those cryptic words, a plot to unleash a devastating terror attack on the United States was set in motion by a ...

  • The Ongoing Challenge of Irregular Warfare

    August 12, 2017

    The range of irregular warfare challenges faced by the United States in the future will be extensive (e.g. non-state actors – terrorists, violent extremist organizations, drug traffickers – and state actors that adopt asymmetric tactics to negate U.S. military power – Iran, North Korea, and Russia). Currently, defeating the “hybridized” threat of the Islamic State ...

  • Bomb squad swoops on a primary school and detonate three suspicious packages found in Luton

    August 12, 2017

    Bomb squad cops swooped on a primary school yesterday after three suspicious packages were discovered in the grounds. Locals feared explosives had been planted in an underpass  – and cops found two other similar packages at nearby Whitefield Primary School in Luton. They heard three loud explosions as Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams safely neutralised the packages. Others claimed a fourth package ...

  • IED blast in Pakistan: Two killed, 26 injured as labourers targeted in Chaharmang

    August 11, 2017

    Peshawar: – An IED blast Friday struck restive tribal region of northwest Pakistan, killing two persons and injuring 26 others. The blast occurred in Nawagai tehsil of Chaharmang area and targeted labourers, the political administration officials said. Political authorities told that a vehicle carrying labourers was hit by a roadside IED, killing two labourers and injuring 26 others. ...

  • Explosive ordnance experts thrive on training, not drama

    August 10, 2017

    Hollywood has taken a few liberties with the career field of Senior Airman Joshua Holbrook. He’s an Air Force explosive ordnance expert, part of a select group of airmen who serve as the bomb squad. High drama will ensue when someone like Hollbrook stares down an improvised explosive device with the clock ticking, especially if he’s ...

  • US vows to press ahead with Iraq bomb clearance despite criticism

    August 10, 2017

    A State Department review that faulted the agency for failing to comply with its own policies for overseeing bomb disposal grants in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan will not impact ongoing efforts to remove improvised explosive devices (IEDs) left behind by the Islamic State (IS), officials say. Released Aug. 9, the report from the Office of the Inspector General found that ...

  • Crude bomb found in train from Kolkata

    August 10, 2017

    A crude bomb was on Thursday recovered from the Amritsar-—bound Akal Takth Express here by the Government Railway Police (GRP). The GRP stopped the train at Akbarganj Railway Station to check after it had received information about a bomb on the train, an official said. “ On checking a ‘sulti bomb’ (crude bomb) was found in a ...

  • Islamic State member, brother killed in IED blast north of Salahuddin

    August 9, 2017

    An Islamic State leader was killed along with his brother in an IED blast, north of Salahuddin, a local source said on Wednesday. “An IS member in charge of one of the security committees in the western coast of Shirqat town was killed along with his brother as a bomb planted under his vehicle exploded near ...

  • Brussels police shoot at car ‘full of explosives’

    August 8, 2017

    Police in Brussels have opened fire on a car believed to be filled with explosives. Shots were fired after a high-speed chase through the suburb of Molenbeek. The vehicle then reportedly got stuck in traffic, at which point it reversed into a police car. Belgian broadcaster RTL quoted a police spokesman as saying: “We got the driver out, ...

  • US, Pakistan service members share post-blast analysis information

    August 8, 2017

    Supporting one of U.S. Army Central’s commanding general’s priorities, explosive ordnance disposal experts from the 20th Fighter Wing, Pakistan army and USARCENT met to exchange information on Shaw Air Force Base July 25-26. The EOD theater security cooperation exchange focused on post-blast analysis and contributed to the overall goal of these exchanges, which is to improve ...

  • Suicide attack likely motive for Manchester airport pipe bomb carrier

    August 8, 2017

    A man has been convicted of taking a pipe bomb onto a Ryanair flight after the jury in his trial heard he was likely to have been planning a suicide attack. Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or property after a pipe bomb was found in his hand ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy IED factory, kill 13 terrorists in Borno

    August 7, 2017

    Troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, ambushed some suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Miyanti-Banki Junction at the weekend. A statement from Brigadier General Sani Usman Kukasheka, Director Army Public Relations Officer said, “The gallant troops neutralized 12 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, 1 bag of ...


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