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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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  • Iraq: Twin suicide bombings in central Baghdad kill 28

    January 21, 2021

    At least 28 people have been killed and 70 others injured in a twin suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up at a clothing market in Tayaran Square as they were pursued by security forces. The last deadly suicide attack in the city was in January ...

  • Afghanistan: 6 ANP members ‘Injured in Herat’ IED Blast

    January 20, 2021

    Six policemen were wounded in an IED blast near a police outpost in Herat province. The incident happened on Tuesday night at around 10 p.m. local time in Angel District. Local officials told the media, that a mine was placed close to the outpost that left six ANP members wounded. Four ANP members were reportedly taken to a ...

  • Somalia: U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

    January 19, 2021

    In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted two airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia, Jan. 19. Initial assessments indicate the strikes killed three al-Shabaab operatives. The command’s initial assessment is that no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this operation. “These strikes targeted known al-Shabaab ...

  • South Carolina Man Charged With Possession Of HMTD and TATP

    January 19, 2021

    A Pickens county, South Carolina man has been arrested and charged by state law enforcement officers with possessing a homemade bomb. According to a news release from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), 58-year-old David Scott Halsey of Easley, S.C. has been charged with one count of possessing, manufacturing or transporting a destructive/ explosive ...

  • Australia: A Homemade Explosive Has Damaged An Adelaide House

    January 19, 2021

    Just after midnight on Tuesday 19 January, an explosion was reported in Bauhinia Drive, Parafield Gardens. The front window of the house shattered but there were no reported injuries to the six occupants. Crime scene investigators attended and examined the scene and the remnants of the homemade device. Although the investigation is in its early stages, police ...

  • Brevet Promotion Program: EOD officer promotes through ATMTF

    January 18, 2021

    While COVID-19 consumed much of the attention in all of 2020, the Army was making adjustments in favor of its Soldiers in early 2020. One change was the implementation of the Brevet Promotion Program, a program intended to alleviate critical shortages of officers to better leverage the talents of junior officers and to incentivize retention ...

  • UK: Huge explosion as army dispose of unexploded bomb found on golf course in Wiltshire

    January 18, 2021

    The army disposed of an unexploded bomb found on a golf course this morning. Wiltshire Police were alerted to the discovery at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club at around 9.30am, which was followed by an immediate call to the bomb disposal unit. Club manager James Short said he’d found the item the previous evening (Sunday) when he was ...

  • Nagorno Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers conduct demining works in Martakert

    January 18, 2021

    The specialists of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian defense ministry continue demining works in the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the Russian defense ministry reports. This time the demining works are being carried out in Martakert town. The engineering units of the Russian peacekeeping forces have already cleared nearly 551 hectares of land, 205,3 ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called after boy, 8, finds hand grenade while fishing

    January 18, 2021

    A bomb squad was deployed after an eight-year-old boy found a hand grenade while fishing with his mum. Tyler Bell discovered the device while magnet fishing in the River Douglas in Shevington, Wigan. After his mum, Charlotte called 999 police arrived and taped off Gathurst Lane, between Princes Park and Ackhurst Lane. Bomb disposal officers were summoned to ...

  • Myanmar: Landmines to be cleared in Arakan State

    January 18, 2021

    Col Min Than, Arakan, State Minister for Security and Border Affairs announced the Tatmadaw will carry out mine clearance after the Tatmadaw and the AA signed an agreement on the deployment of troops in Arakan State. The State Minister added “The deployment of troops will materialize, after both sides withdraw their troops. This is the part ...

  • Cambodia: Eleven families returned to land after demining work completed in Siem Reap province

    January 18, 2021

    A demining effort established by the joint commitment of Apopo, a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation which trains southern giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, and PPCBank, has allowed 11 families in Siem Reap province to return to their land after clearing the unexploded ordnances (UXOs). In August last year, in a bid to support ...

  • Afghanistan: Afghan National Army discovered Taliban’s tunnel in Kunduz province, defused 20 IEDs in Saheb district

    January 18, 2021

    Afghan National Army discovered and defused a Taliban’s tunnel in Imam Saheb district of Kundoz province, last night. The tunnel was excavated under civilians houses for terrorists activities by Taliban. Additionally, 6 villages were cleared off from TB and 20 IEDs were defused in the district. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1351040009957203971 56 IEDs which were placed by Taliban on public roads ...

  • Afghanistan: Magnetic IED Targets Telecommunication and IT Ministry’s SUV

    January 18, 2021

    A magnetic mine targeted a vehicle carrying a Telecommunications and IT Ministry official on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 8:38 Am this morning on the Shura Road in the PD6 area of Kabul city. Kabul Police said in a press statement, that “no one was hurt in the explosion”. No individual to the group has yet ...

  • Pakistan: Army kills two TTP terrorists in South Waziristan

    January 18, 2021

    The Pakistan Army killed two terrorists belonging to the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during a security operation in South Waziristan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday. While two terrorists were killed, another was injured during the intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Nargosa town of the district. “Security forces conducted an IBO in Nargosa area of South Waziristan ...

  • Afghanistan: Afghan National Police seize and defuse IEDs in Paktika, Baghlan and Kandahar provinces

    January 18, 2021

    As a result of search operation, GCPSU discovered & seized one missile launcher, seven mortar rounds, four RPG-7 rockets, four IEDs & six hand grenades in Urgon district of Paktika province. Meanwhile, ANP seized an ammunition-laden vehicle in PD#5, Pul-e-Khumri City of Baghlan province. The vehicle was carrying 19 heavy rounds of ammunition & 1,500 rounds ...

  • Iraq: IED explosion kills at least three soldiers near Sinjar

    January 17, 2021

    An improvised explosive device (IED) blew up on a group of Iraqi soldiers in the Yezidi-majority Sinjar district of Nineveh province, local media reported. The bombing killed at least nine people, one official claimed. The explosion took place as a team of Iraqi soldiers attempted to defuse an IED in the Sharia area, which administratively belongs ...

  • Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

    January 16, 2021

    An explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a logistics convoy from the UN Stabilization Mission in the country, MINUSMA, at around 3pm in the vicinity of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, said the mission. “The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, as well as to the people and ...

  • San Francisco: RV park resident arrested after FBI finds bomb-making materials

    January 16, 2021

    A resident at a San Francisco RV park was arrested Friday night after the FBI found chemicals used to make explosives, police said Saturday. Police responded to the Candlestick RV Park on the 600 block of Gilman Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. to assist federal agents, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a police department spokesman. FBI agents ...

  • Afghanistan: Huge Explosion Rattles Central Kandahar

    January 16, 2021

    A suicide explosive-laden vehicle exploded in Daman district, near Kandahar airport on Saturday morning. Security officials in Kandahar province reported today that a powerful explosion shook Kandahar province. The explosion is said to have happened near a vehicle repair shop belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Jamal Barakzai, a Kandahar police spokesperson confirmed the explosion but ...

  • Afghanistan: IED Explosion Targets ANP Vehicle in Kabul

    January 16, 2021

    Two Afghan National Police members were killed in a targeted magnetic IED attack in Kabul city. The incident happened in PD3, Behbore area of Kabul, police told reporters. Reports indicate the explosion targeted a police Land Cruiser, the vehicle belonged to Kabul police HQ. One police member was killed and another was injured in the blast. Read more… Source: Khaama ...


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