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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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  • Afghanistan: UNAMA Calls for Reduced Violence Leading to Ceasefire

    March 26, 2020

    The UN mission echoed Sec. Gen. Guterres’ call for a “global ceasefire” in face of COVID-19 pandemic. Citing “record” civilian casualties – over 100 since late February’s peace deal—UNAMA on Wednesday issued a statement urging all parties to further reduce levels of violence, protect civilians, and work towards a ceasefire. UNAMA echoes Monday’s call by the Secretary-General, ...

  • Five killed in IED attack near Somali-Kenyan border

    March 26, 2020

    At least five people were killed, including a district commissioner, when an improvised explosive device targeted their vehicle near the Somali-Kenyan border Wednesday. Guled Abdirahman, a police official in Lower Juba region, told Anadolu Agency by phone that the roadside bombing also wounded several others. “A landmine targeted a vehicle carrying Ras Kamboni district commissioner Abdullahi Diriye. ...

  • Afghanistan: 8 killed in Helmand after vehicle hit by roadside bomb

    March 25, 2020

    At least eight civilians were killed after their vehicle hit in a roadside mine in Musa-Kala district of southern Helmand province. Provincial Governor’s Spokesman Omar Zwak said the incident occurred in Roshan Tawar village of the district. The provincial local officials blamed the Taliban for the blast but the group yet to response to it. Read more… Source: Afghanistan ...

  • 2 Malian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

    March 25, 2020

    At least two Malian soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion in the central part of the West African country, the army said late Tuesday. ”A FAMa vehicle jumped on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, on an improvised explosive device between Baye and Pissa, Mopti region in the Central part of the country,” the ...

  • Harsh weather kills 3 Taliban militants including an IED maker in Paktia

    March 25, 2020

    The local authorities in South-eastern Paktia province discovered the dead bodies of three Taliban militants who had frozen to death in a mountain in Zazai Aryoub district. The provincial government in a statement said the dead bodies of the three Taliban militants, Ehsanullah son of Fazal Manan, Barakatullah son of Mohammad Akbar and Shamimullah son of ...

  • 25 killed, 8 wounded in the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul

    March 25, 2020

    The attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city left at least 25 dead and 8 others wounded. The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the security forces rescued at least 80 people were caught inside the temple. Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior earlier said a group of suicide bombers intruded into a Sikh temple ...

  • Suicide attack kills 4, wounds 8 in Mogadishu

    March 25, 2020

    At least four people including civilians were killed, more than eight wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday in a tea shop in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to officials. The attack took place near the parliament building which was in close proximity to the presidential palace. No group has yet claimed responsibility for ...

  • Fermanagh: Police anger at bomb hoax during virus efforts

    March 24, 2020

    A senior police officer has condemned dissident republicans for causing a security alert in County Fermanagh. A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object, which was spotted by a member of the public at Clogh near Rosslea. It was later declared to be a hoax. PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) Superintendent Clive Beatty blamed dissident ...

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely in Badghis, killing 4 Taliban militants

    March 24, 2020

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely in Badghis province of Afghanistan, killing at least 4 Taliban militants. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants were looking to use the explosives-laden Humvee in an attack agains the Afghan forces in Bala Murghab district. However, the explosives went off prematurely ...

  • 2002 Bangladesh mosque blasts: Bangladeshi national held in Maharashtra

    March 24, 2020

    A 42-year-old Bangladeshi national wanted in connection with three blasts at a mosque in Bangladesh in 2002 has been arrested from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch of neighbouring Thane Police arrested Mophajjal Hussain alias Mopha Ali Gazi alias Maphizul Mandal, hailing from Satkhira in Khulna state ...

  • India: CRPF foils terror attack plan in Bihar

    March 23, 2020

    The CRPF on Monday said its personnel thwarted a terror strike plot by detecting and seizing 64 IEDs planted in a forested area in Aurangabad in Bihar. The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were detected during an operation by Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) – an elite unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — ...

  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Mini Truck packed with explosives goes off close to Bagram Airfield

    March 22, 2020

    A Mini Truck packed explosives went off close to Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan late on Saturday night, the local officials said. Mohammad Mahfuz, the Police Chief of Parwan said the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device went off at around 8 pm local time. He also added that the security forces opened fire on the ...


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