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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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  • India: 3 officials killed in PPIED blast in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum

    March 4, 2021

    Three jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar of State Police were reportedly killed and two others were critically injured after a pressure Improvised explosive device (PPIED) blast took place in the forest area of Hoyahatu village in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Thursday morning. One jawan of 197 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) also sustained minor injuries ...

  • Afghanistan: Female Doctor Killed in Nangarhar Blast

    March 4, 2021

    A female doctor was killed in an IED explosion attached to a rickshaw in which she was traveling in district 3 of the city of Jalalabad east of Afghanistan on Thursday morning, the provincial governor’s office confirmed. The doctor, Sadaf, was working for the maternity ward of a public hospital in Nangarhar province. More details on the ...

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation

    March 3, 2021

    What is the Open Call? The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address challenges faced by government stakeholders. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition. What are we looking for? The Open ...

  • Bomb Blast Exposure May Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s, Army-Funded Research Finds

    March 3, 2021

    Troops exposed to shockwaves from bomb blasts may be at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological issues, even if they haven’t suffered a traumatic brain injury, recent Army-funded research suggests. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke found that even small explosions — ones unlikely to cause concussions or injuries — ...

  • UK: Humberside Police Dog Section joined by four adorable new recruits

    March 3, 2021

    The four puppies – two Labradors and two Spaniels – will undergo a training course in the coming weeks. They’ll go onto help fight crime in Hull and the whole of the Humberside force area with specialist skills between them. The two black Labradors, named Pearl and Flora, will be starting their crime-fighting journey as explosive detection ...

  • Netherlands: Explosion at coronavirus testing centre near Amsterdam appears intentional

    March 3, 2021

    A coronavirus testing centre close to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam appears to have been intentionally targeted after an explosion before the site opened, police have said. The blast in the town of Bovenkarspel, north of the capital, happened at 6.55am and caused no injuries. The explosive “must have been placed” there, a police spokesman said. Windows were ...

  • Cambodian dog, Kunthea, boards flight to South Sudan for demining works

    March 2, 2021

    Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s director-general, Heng Ratana said Kunthea, born in Cambodia and trained by CMAC technicians, was ordered by APOPO-Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling for mine and UXO clearance mission in South Sudan. Kunthea is one of the six detection dogs under APOPO’s purchasing order to carry out humanitarian demining work abroad, such as ...

  • UK: Bomb disposal units called to Southend-on-Sea after WWII bombs found washed up on coast

    March 2, 2021

    Bomb disposal units have been repeatedly called out to the Essex coast after several suspected ordnances were found. Between February 27 and March 1, HM Coastguard in Southend-on-Sea were called to areas along the coastline after several devices, believed to be WWII German aircraft bombers, were discovered. The bomb disposal unit found the bombs in two separate ...

  • UK: Man arrested after pipe bomb was discovered under hedge in ‘sleepy village’ in Nottinghamshire

    March 2, 2021

    Residents in a ‘sleepy village’ have spoken of their shock after an explosive device was found under a hedge. A man has been arrested after a small, pipe-bomb like device was found in Church Laneham on Sunday. Police were called to an address in Church Laneham at 12:45 on Sunday after the spent device was found under ...

  • Hong Kong: Police bomb disposal team detonates old mortar shell found in Shek O

    March 2, 2021

    Bomb disposal experts detonated an old mortar shell after a gardener found the explosive inside a detached house on 11 Big Wave Bay Road in Shek O. The force said officers were alerted to a 3-inch long metal shell around noon today by a member of the public. Around 20 including residents and workers of the detached ...

  • Exeter WW2 bomb: Doors and windows ‘blown through’

    March 1, 2021

    Properties in Exeter are being assessed for structural damage after the controlled detonation of a World War Two bomb. A structural engineer said doors and windows of nearby houses had been “blown through” by the blast. Hundreds of people evacuated from the area on Friday spent a third night away from home. The 2,200lb (1,000kg) German bomb was ...

  • MAIEDs aka ‘Sticky bombs’ in Kashmir set off alarm bells among Indian forces

    March 1, 2021

    Small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan seized during raids in recent months in the disputed region, officials say. Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir are alarmed by the recent arrival in the disputed region of small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan. “Sticky bombs”, which can be attached to vehicles and detonated remotely, ...

  • New York: IED found under car in Schaghticoke

    March 1, 2021

    State police are investigating after an improvised explosive device was found under a car in Schaghticoke. Officers responded to a house on New Turnpike Road between Pinehurst and Pleasant Streets. Police say the IED went off under a vehicle. No one was hurt. https://twitter.com/WNYT/status/1366514880560455680 Read more… Source: WNYT News Channel 13  

  • Cambodia: 230kg bomb found in Phnom Penh lake

    March 1, 2021

    A 230 kilogramme bomb was discovered in Tamouk Lake at the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Friday, believed to have been buried there for about 50 years. Head of the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) Heng Ratana identified it as a MK82 bomb yesterday, saying it was dropped from a US warplane during the Vietnam War. “It ...

  • Isle of Wight: Three Suspected Explosives Destroyed On Island Beach

    February 28, 2021

    Three objects, all of them suspected to be explosives left behind, possibly after wartime conflicts, have been destroyed by bomb disposal experts in a single operation on an Isle of Wight Beach. Members of The Needles Coastguard Rescue team said they began their work on Friday afternoon (February 26) after a member of the public reported ...

  • India: Villager injured in IED blast in Gumla

    February 28, 2021

    A villager was seriously injured in an IED blast that occurred in Marwa Karagani under Kurumgarh police station in Gumla district. The injured villager villager identified as Mahender Mahto (23) who got his one leg totally damaged in the booby trap of the Maoists. Showing a humane face the Jharkhand Police sent a chopper to Gumla ...

  • UK: Exeter residents evacuated as Royal Logistics Corps prepare to detonate World War Two bomb

    February 27, 2021

    A suspected second world war bomb discovered in Exeter will be detonated, police have confirmed. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in place on Saturday morning, with 2,600 homes evacuated on Friday evening and Saturday. The device was found on ...

  • Colorado: White supremacist jailed for 20 years for plotting to bomb a synagogue

    February 27, 2021

    A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year as a judge described the case as ‘dripping with Nazism.’ Richard Holzer, 28, was sentenced to 235 months in jail with an additional 14-year term of supervised release by Judge Raymond P. Moore. Throughout the ...

  • Nigeria: Electricity workers injured by Boko Haram landmine in Borno

    February 27, 2021

    Two workers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are now battling to survive from injuries they sustained when their vehicle ran over a landmine allegedly planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Mainok, in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State. It was gathered that the landmine set off a huge blast which badly damaged the ...

  • Germany: Man who threatened to blow up NHS hospital convicted of extortion

    February 27, 2021

    A Berlin-born man who threatened to blow up an NHS hospital unless he was paid £10m in cryptocurrency has been convicted of extortion by a German court. Emil A, an Italian national, sent the first threatening email to the NHS in April 2020 – at the height of the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic – ...

  • Thailand: Home-bomber dies in explosion in Kanchanaburi Province

    February 26, 2021

    A 22-year-old man was found dead, his arm blown off, after a homemade bomb exploded in a field near his house in Muang district on Friday morning. Local police were informed of the explosion, outside house No.360 in Ban Nong Kung village of tambon Ban Thum, about 11am. At the scene, they found Amornthep Thongchomphu lying dead. ...


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