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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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  • Sudan: Landmine Blast Kills Two Children in Nuba Mountains

    March 25, 2019

    Two children are dead and three wounded in a landmine explosion in Heiban in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. A fact-finding committee has been set up following the death of eight children in a blast in Omdurman. On March 21, two children were killed, and another three wounded by the explosion of a landmine which had been planted ...

  • Safety experts concerned by repeated security lapses at Dhaka airport

    March 24, 2019

    Recent security lapses at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka have raised eyebrows among safety experts, as multiple passengers have managed to sneak firearms past terminal gates. Lax security at the airport not only poses threats for passengers, but also negatively affects Bangladesh’s image in the international arena, the experts added. The issue of airport security entered ...

  • Pentagon identifies 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan as Green Beret, EOD tech

    March 23, 2019

    The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province on Friday as an explosive ordnance disposal tech and a Green Beret. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Attack On Government Building in Mogadishu

    March 23, 2019

    Somali militant group al-Shabab has launched yet another complex attack in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses, and officials say. A car bomb blast rocked the Shangani district of Mogadishu early Saturday. Witnesses said the explosion targeted a building housing the ministries of Labor and of General Works, Reconstruction, and Housing. The Headquarters of Mogadishu regional police are ...

  • ‘Improvised explosive device’ in Irish postal sorting office handed over to gardai, scene declared safe

    March 22, 2019

    The Army’s Bomb Squad have made safe the viable improvised explosive device recovered from a Limerick An Post office this morning. The device has now been handed over to gardai who are continuing to liaise with their colleagues in the UK as part of the investigation. In a statement the Defence Forces said: “This morning, following a ...

  • Defense Department awards $1.4M to VCU professor to study process leading to explosions

    March 21, 2019

    The Department of Defense has awarded two grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to a Virginia Commonwealth University chemistry professor to study the initial steps of decomposition in “energetic molecules” that leads to explosions. Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, received a five-year, $1 million Army Research ...

  • Nearly 30 people killed, wounded in back to back explosions in Kabul

    March 21, 2019

    Nearly 30 people were killed or wounded in back to explosions in Kabul city earlier today, the officials confirmed. The type of explosions has not been ascertained so far but eyewitnesses had earlier said at least three mortar rounds have landed in the vicinity of Karte Sakhi area. In the meantime, the Public Health Ministry officials confirmed ...

  • Dstl Seeks SMEs for Additional £40M Research and Partnership Opportunities

    March 21, 2019

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the science and technology sectors could benefit from an additional £40 million to £45 million of external investment opportunities from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The organisation is seeking supply chain partners for a series of research projects across the defence spectrum due to start this year. Representatives ...

  • Royal Navy’s elite divers show off their skills in front of world’s future military leaders at Portsmouth Naval Base

    March 21, 2019

    Senior officers from 59 nation states, who are earmarked to be the next generation of military top brass, witnessed the display at Portsmouth Naval Base The contingent of 257 defence personnel – which includes 160 rising stars from Britain’s own military forces – were visiting the navy HQ as part of a major conference shining a ...

  • Mail Bomber Sayoc Pleads to 65 Charges for 2018 Domestic Terror Acts

    March 21, 2019

    Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Thursday to dozens of felony charges stemming from 16 explosive devices intended for high-profile liberal public figures, including former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sayoc initially pleaded not guilty in November 2018 to charges brought by the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of ...

  • Israel shells Hamas post after explosion of balloon-borne bomb from Gaza

    March 21, 2019

    An Israeli tank struck a Hamas military post in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, hours after an airborne explosive device apparently launched from the Palestinian enclave exploded in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces said the tank strike was in response to “exceptional” violent rioting by Palestinians along the border fence, as well as the launching ...

  • Laos says additional funding needed in UXO operations

    March 20, 2019

    An additional 4.5-million-U.S. dollar funding is needed this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations in Laos. The information came last Friday during the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao)’s annual meeting, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday According to the meeting, which summarized work in the past year and planned for the ...

  • South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

    March 20, 2019

    The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left over from the war in the central province of Quảng Bình. Commenced in March last year, the ...

  • Cambodia Asks Russia to Help Train Cambodian Peacekeepers on Mine Clearance

    March 19, 2019

    Cambodia has asked Russia to help train Cambodian peacekeepers on clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in order to further improve their capacity in UN peacekeeping operation, according to local media report. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC) made the request during his meeting ...

  • Unsealed search warrant shows FBI was worried about IEDs, chemical warfare agents at west Lawton apartment

    March 19, 2019

    An FBI search warrant, which was unsealed earlier this month, has provided new information into an investigation of a west Lawton apartment in late January, including the discovery of a potentially deadly chemical warfare agent. The FBI filed the search warrant on January 31. The warrant allowed agents to go inside the home of Philip Heath ...


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