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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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  • Far-Right Terrorism Has Increased 320 Percent in Just 4 Years, Extremism Watchdog Warns

    November 20, 2019

    The annual report from conflict watchdog the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has found that while the number of deaths from terrorism is falling, more countries were affected by terrorist violence in 2018 than in 2017. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index showed a general downwards trend in the number of attacks, deaths and economic damage ...

  • Meet the women on a mission to clear landmines

    November 20, 2019

    The province of Bamiyan was once on the front line of the Soviet-Afghan war, but it’ll soon be declared land mine free. The BBC’s Auliya Atrafi went to meet Afghanistan’s first all-female demining team to find out more about the dangerous work they do. Read more… Source: BBC  

  • Berlin terrorism suspect worked at primary school

    November 19, 2019

    Police in Berlin on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old Syrian man accused of planning an Islamist attack, with prosecutors saying he had begun to acquire chemical materials for a bomb. The accused man, Abdullah H., exchanged instructions on ways to manufacture weapons and explosives with other suspected Islamists in a chat group on the Telegram messaging app, Berlin prosecutors ...

  • UN strengthens ties with Eurasia regional body to tackle terrorism and crime

    November 19, 2019

    The UN chief said these interconnected issues are important to the stability and security of SCO member states “Breaking up trafficking organizations and addressing the criminal use of fixed routes is crucial to countering movements of foreign terrorist fighters and arms, including to and from Iraq and Syria”, he said. “Our two organizations are also committed to ...

  • ‘New Hope’ as 38 More Colombian Municipalities Cleared of Landmines

    November 19, 2019

    Thirty-eight more Colombian municipalities are considered free of landmines and unexploded ordinance, President Ivan Duque said Tuesday, as civilian and military efforts to remove improvised explosives continue despite ongoing conflict in some areas. Colombia was once among the countries where people suffered the most injuries from landmines, one result of more than five decades of armed ...

  • Indonesia: Mass arrests after IS-linked suicide bombing

    November 18, 2019

    Indonesian police have arrested at least 43 suspected militants in relation to an attack on a police station last week. A suicide bomber with alleged links to “Islamic State” killed himself and wounded six others. Indonesian police arrested 43 suspected militants on Monday believed to be linked to a suicide attack last week. The suicide bomber killed himself ...

  • Army jawan killed, two others injured in IED blast along LoC in Akhnoor

    November 17, 2019

    One soldier was killed while two others were injured in a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwalla area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor on Sunday, defence spokesperson said. As per sources, the blast took place when an Army team was patrolling the Pallanwalla area of Jammu district. Three army ...

  • Singapore: SAF to carry out on-site disposal of WWII bomb along Jiak Kim Street

    November 17, 2019

    An on-site controlled disposal of a World War II bomb found in a construction site along Jiak Kim Street will be carried out next week, police said in an advisory on Saturday (Nov 16). The authorities said they first learned of the war relic at about 2.30pm on Nov 12, after it was discovered during excavation ...

  • NZ Defence Force say firing range was cleared before Afghan children died

    November 17, 2019

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) says a firing range was cleared the year before seven children died from a device allegedly left behind on a NZDF firing range in Afghanistan. A Stuff Circuit investigation has revealed 17 civilians were either killed or injured in 2014 in connection with an unexploded ordnance left on New Zealand’s ...

  • Blast in Balochistan

    November 17, 2019

    Pakistan’s relative calm is now occasionally breached with blasts or targeted killings in Balochistan. On Friday, it was again in the grip of bloodshed when two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and five others injured in an explosion in Quetta’s Kuchlak area. The explosion is believed to be caused by an improvised explosive device ...

  • The U.S. Marines Are Bringing Back World War II Crab Tanks

    November 16, 2019

    China already has them. Why does the U.S. need them? Simple: Take out the mines. At dawn on June 6, 1944, the German troops defending the Normandy beaches glimpsed a terrifying sight. Landing craft were disgorging M-4 Sherman tanks on the beaches. But these were no ordinary tanks: on their hulls were fitted rotating drums to which ...

  • Death toll from car bomb explosion in Iraq climbs to 24

    November 16, 2019

    At least four people were killed and 20 others wounded in a car bomb explosion near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. An explosive device planted under a car in Tahrir Square went off, Alsumariys news channel reported, quoting the Iraqi security media cell as saying. Earlier in the day, Iraqi ...

  • At least 18 killed in car bomb in Syria near Turkish border

    November 16, 2019

    At least 18 people have been killed in a car bomb in Syria near the Turkish border, according to Turkish Defence Ministry. The attack happened in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, which is currently controlled by Turkish-backed opposition fighters. The number of casualties is disputed. The Turkish Defence Ministry accused Syrian Kurdish fighters of carrying out the ...

  • Powerful IED defused near EDI Pampore

    November 15, 2019

    A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted in a pressure cooker was recovered and defused near Entrepreneurship Development Institute in Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A senior police officer said the IED was recovered by a joint team of security forces personnel outside the EDI. “It was a two kg powerful IED kept in a pressure cooker. Alert ...

  • EOD Marines receive new IED wire detector

    November 15, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines recently received new handheld detectors to locate command detonation wires on improvised explosive devices. The Buried Command Wire Detector is a portable device that can identify command wires of various types and diameters. Fielded to EOD Marines in the fourth quarter of 2019, the wire detector includes a one-piece foldable design that ...


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