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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.


Latest News


  • Yes, World War II Is Still Killing People

    July 2, 2020

    New bombs are discovered almost every year. For the most part, World War II left the U.S. and Canadian homelands physically untouched. There were a few incidents of sabotage and a few small-scale attacks, such as a Japanese submarine’s shelling of an oil refinery in southern California and balloon bombs launched from Japan that floated over ...

  • Philippines: 4 Dawlah Islamiya members killed in Maguindanao shootout with police

    July 2, 2020

    A police team killed Wednesday in a brief shootout in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao four Dawlah Islamiya members out on a bombing mission. Personnel of the Maguindanao provincial police were forced to neutralize the four bandits riding together a Suzuki pick-up type multicab when they refused to have their vehicle inspected for firearms and explosives ...

  • UK MoD Seeking UUV For Mine Warfare Missions From USV

    July 2, 2020

    According to the PIN, the UK MoD Mine and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) Team’s requirement would be for the contractor to provide « three sets of several Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) » along with a Launch and Recovery System (LARS), a command and control (C2) system, and different payloads such as Special Tool and Test Equipment. This procurement ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: IED expert among 12 terrorists in focus – IGP

    July 2, 2020

    Jammu and Kashmir police today said 12 top militants were on its hit list includes Hizbul Mujahideen’s Saifullah and Jaish-e-Muhammad’s IED expert Lamboo Bhai, whose movement is being tracked to ensure they are killed as soon as possible. Giving details about the counter insurgency operations conducted in the first six months of the ensuing year, Inspector ...

  • Missouri: St. Peters Man Planned to Attack Protesters, Cops With Grenades, IEDs, Police Say

    July 1, 2020

    A St. Peters man has been charged with multiple felonies after police found several explosive devices he’d hidden on a rural road in north O’Fallon, acting on a tip from his friends that he planned to use them in a large-scale attack on Black Lives Matter protesters as well as the military and police. KSDK reports ...

  • Sudan Calls On Parties of Ottawa Treaty to Overcome Challenges

    July 1, 2020

    The Chairman of the 18th meeting of the States Parties to the Ottawa Treaty, Ambassador Osman Abu Fatima Adam, the Acting Chargé d’Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Sudan in Geneva, addressed Tuesday, the intersessional meetings that will last until July 2. The meeting was held via video conference technology due to the corona pandemic, with ...

  • Afghanistan: Two Explosions in Mazar-e-Sharif, One Civilian Killed

    July 1, 2020

    An Afghan civilian was killed after an IED explosion occurred in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of the northern province of Balkh, according to the police officials in the city. Ten others, including five civilians and five security force members, were wounded in the explosion in PD3 of the city. According to Adel Shah Adel, a spokesman for the ...

  • Chicago Police, Feds Seek Help to Identify Persons of Interest in 53 Arson Investigations

    July 1, 2020

    A man wearing a dark shirt and a hat sprays a liquid over the counter of a looted Ulta Beauty store in Brighton Park and ignites the fluid with a match. A group of men start a fire inside the back of an open CTA truck downtown. Two men enter a sporting goods store in ...

  • Nepal: Mastermind behind explosion at ex-minister Baskota’s house arrested

    July 1, 2020

    A man suspected to be the main conspirator behind the bomb blast carried out at the under-construction house belonging to former Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota, has been arrested. An improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the house on March 11. The arrested has been identified as Bijay Shahi, aka Ain Bahadur ...

  • Leading UK bomb disposal expert to auction SAS Who Dares Wins ring to help needy

    June 30, 2020

    Britain’s leading bomb disposal expert Major Chris Hunter is selling his prized SAS ring to help the needy. The war hero is auctioning the 9ct gold collectors’ item to help pay for a Royal British Legion foodbank operation. Maj Hunter, 47, and his team of fellow veterans launched the service during the lockdown. He said: “I am ...

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator Competition: Autonomy in Challenging Environments Phase 2

    June 30, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching the second phase of the Autonomy in Challenging Environments theme, seeking proposals for novel and innovative technologies to improve the capability of unmanned autonomous military systems in challenging environments. Unmanned autonomous and semi-autonomous systems are driving a revolutionary change in society and in the military. These autonomous technologies ...

  • UK: The moment a WW2 mortar round is blown up on Norfolk beach

    June 29, 2020

    A British Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Colchester was called to Mundesley beach on Sunday, June 28, after the object was discovered. A Coastguard team set up a cordon to make sure no-one else wandered onto the beach while the bomb squad were inspecting the object. Pete Revell, Bacton Coastguard rescue officer, said it turned ...

  • 315 CEF EOD sharpens skills, maintains proficiency during COVID

    June 29, 2020

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — The 315th Civil Engineer Flight’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team here held a live-explosives demolition training June 27, 2020, at the EOD range near the Naval Weapons Station Charleston. To maintain mission readiness and the ability to answer the call when needed, the 315 CEF Reservists battle through a pandemic that has limited ...

  • Pakistan attack: ‘Gunmen killed’ in raid on stock exchange in Karachi

    June 29, 2020

    Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, killing at least two people and wounding others before police shot them dead. The assailants launched a grenade attack at the main gate to the building and opened fire but police say they failed to make it to the trading floor. Staff inside took refuge in locked rooms ...


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