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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: Meghalaya Police seizes 1,500 kg explosives, 6,000 detonators in East Jaintia Hills

    December 4, 2020

    In a major haul, the Meghalaya Police on Friday seized approximately 1,500 kg of explosives, 6,000 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district, bordering with Bangladesh. The police also arrested six persons in connection with it. According to the reports, a police team had launched a massive search operation at the 4 Kilo area in East Jaintia ...

  • CIA officer killed in Somali raid on suspected al-Shabaab bomb-maker

    December 3, 2020

    A CIA officer died during a raid in Somalia last month targeting a key extremist thought to be responsible for an attack that killed an American soldier in Kenya last year, local intelligence officials have told the Guardian. The officer was deployed alongside Somali and US special forces during the operation at Gendershe, a coastal village ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 NDS Personnel Killed in Paktia Blast

    December 3, 2020

    At least 3 members of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) were killed and 19 civilians were wounded in a blast that targeted a security patrol in Gardez city, local officials in the eastern province said on Thursday. Abdul Rahman Mangal, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that the incident resulted from a car bomb ...

  • British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

    December 3, 2020

    British soldiers have arrived in Mali to join the world’s most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn west African country. The 300 troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment will work alongside 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries. Their role will be to provide specialist long-range reconnaissance for the United Nations mission, gathering intelligence ...

  • UK: ‘Pristine’ WW2 mine with 350kg of explosives detonated in Firth of Clyde

    December 2, 2020

    Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde near Helensburgh were called into action yesterday (Tuesday) after a Second World War mine in “pristine” condition was discovered in waters around the Firth of Clyde. The team of explosive ordnance disposal experts from Northern Diving Group (NDG), based at Faslane, were called after the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was ...

  • Kingdom of Thailand incorporates seven explosive deactivation aunav.NEXT robots

    December 2, 2020

    aunav has supplied to an active counter-terrorism unit in Thailand with seven aunav.NEXT robots and seven aunav.VAN command and control vehicles. The robots, designed and manufactured in Spain, will help neutralize threats in the southern provinces of Thailand. Madrid, 2 December 2020 – Kingdom of Thailand has incorporated seven units of the aunav.NEXT robot. Developed and manufactured ...

  • Manchester Arena Inquiry: Review ‘reshaped UK counter-terrorism teams’

    December 1, 2020

    “Fast-time learning” from the attack on Manchester Arena led to several changes in how UK counter-terrorism teams work, the inquiry into the bombing has heard. The inquiry into the attack of 22 May 2017, which killed 22 people, was told senior officers reviewed what happened five days later to learn from it. Their 21 recommendations had mostly ...

  • Afghanistan: Russian Diplomatic Mission’s Car Hit by IED in Kabul

    December 1, 2020

    According to initial reports, a military pickup driving in front of the diplomatic vehicle might have been the actual target, although it has not been excluded that the Russian personnel were targeted either. A vehicle belonging to the Russian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan has been hit by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED) in ...

  • Philippines: Troops recover guns, IED components in hunt for 2 bomb-makers

    December 1, 2020

    The military seized more than a dozen firearms and components for home-made bombs from two elusive bombers. Edsrafil Manalasal Guiwan and Lakim Esmael, both of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, are tagged in recent deadly bombings in central Mindanao. They escaped while personnel of the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion under the 601st Infantry Brigade tried to encircle ...

  • Nagorno-Karabakh: Turkey’s military to assist Azerbaijan’s army with demining

    December 1, 2020

    The Turkish military will support the Azerbaijani army in clearing mines in the territories liberated from the Armenian occupation, the Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday. The ministry said the armed forces will also provide military training for the Azerbaijani army. The Turkish explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams will support the Azerbaijani army by clearing mines ...

  • Afghanistan: 29 IEDs defused in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces

    November 30, 2020

    29 IEDs were discovered and defused by ANA in Urzgan and Kandahar provinces, last night. The IEDs were placed by #Taliban on public roads to kill civilians in Zheria, Maiwand and Gizab districts. Lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1333302650725670912 On 29 November Laghman police detain a landmine terrorist The deminer was arrested ...

  • UK: 30m cordon set up after unexploded bomb found at Shoebury East Beach

    November 30, 2020

    A huge 30 metre cordon is in place as police deal with a suspected unexploded bomb. The large field off East Beach in Shoebury is closed due to the incident. Police and Southend Coastguards officers are on the scene. Coastguard officers put up the cordon and say the incident is now being dealt with by Essex Police. A ...

  • Syria: IED explosion wounds 7 in Aleppo province

    November 30, 2020

    Seven people were wounded when a bomb placed on a motorcycle was detonated in the town of Jarablus in northern Syria, which was liberated from terrorists through Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield. The wounded were transferred to the hospital in Jarablus. The area also suffered material damage. At least 11 people have lost their lives this month as ...

  • 10 IED Blasts in Kabul in 10 Days: Report

    November 30, 2020

    Kabul witnessed 10 magnetic IED blasts and a rocket attack between November 20 and November 30, which caused the death of 14 people and wounded 70, according to data collected by TOLOnews. Two people were wounded in an explosion in PD7 of Kabul on Monday morning, according to police. An attack on an NDS official, a blast ...

  • Afghanistan: Ghazni Car Bomb Claims 30, Wounds 21

    November 29, 2020

    A suicide vehicle attack occurred close to a public protection unit in Ghazni province on Sunday, officials confirmed. The bomber detonated “a Humvee vehicle, loaded with explosives” near the public protection police unit. Aref Rahmani, Ghazni Representative in Parliament told Khaama Press, that at least 30 people were killed and 15 others were wounded following the attack, ...

  • 1 Wounded in Kabul magnetic IED blast

    November 29, 2020

    At least one police officer was wounded in a magnetic IED blast in PD5 of Kabul city Saturday night, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said. The Improvised Explosive Devices had been placed on a police vehicle, he said. Ministry of Interior also said, at around 07:45 Am this morning a roadside bomb planted by the Militants was ...

  • Somalia: 7 Killed Inside Ice Cream Parlour In Mogadishu

    November 28, 2020

    At least seven people have died and more than ten others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a restaurant called gelato Devino on Friday night. The attack happened at Gelato Divino about in KM4 roundabout at a popular ice cream parlour. Among those killed in the attack include was a man who works for ...

  • Mogadishu Port Manager Escapes Bomb Attack On His Vehicle

    November 28, 2020

    Mogadishu port manager Ahmed Mohamed has survived a bomb attack on his vehicle in Mogadishu. The manager was heading to work when IED suspected to have been planted on the roadside went off. Sources confirmed that the official escaped unhurt. In an interview with Dalsan TV, the port manager said his two bodyguards were injured they are ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man jailed over murder of NI prison officer Adrian Ismay

    November 27, 2020

    A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison with the rest of his life sentence served under licence, for the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer Adrian Ismay in 2016. Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden told Belfast Crown Court while sentencing Christopher Robinson for the murder that “the defendant played an ...


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