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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: IED blast in Meghalaya factory

    February 21, 2020

    Banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Thursday detonated an IED blast in West Khasi hills district in Meghalaya. Security guards in a coke factory at Kyllon Mathei village near Riangdo in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya were caught panicky with the explosion on Thursday. The IED was detonated at around 1:15 am, sources informed, adding ...

  • Northern Ireland: Explosive device thrown at house of Pat Finucane’s brother

    February 20, 2020

    An explosive device has been found outside the home of a brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane, Sinn Féin said. Martin Finucane is also the uncle of the party’s MP John Finucane. Army technical officers examined the object in the front garden of the house in west Belfast and declared it to be the remnants of a ...

  • Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

    February 20, 2020

    A soldier lost his leg, and two of his colleagues are missing after their convoy ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state. The soldiers were deployed on Wednesday morning as a part of a quick response group (QRG) ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabab fighters attack military bases

    February 19, 2020

    Al-Shabab has attacked two Somali military bases using an explosive-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber along with dozens of heavily-armed fighters. At least 12 Somali soldiers were killed in the attack on Wednesday, and the attackers briefly captured a base southwest of the capital, officials said, underscoring the group’s ability to launch attacks despite a ...

  • Evolution Of UAVs Employed By Houthi Forces In Yemen

    February 19, 2020

    Since 2016, Ansar Allah ‘Houthi’ forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – commonly called ‘drones’) in an increasingly lethal fashion against Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Yemen and across its borders. Initially, Houthi forces crashed unarmed UAVs into the Coalition’s Patriot surface-to-air missile defence systems. Since then, they have deployed UAVs with explosive payloads and over ...

  • Having a blast: Barrie the rescue dog saved from Syrian rubble by British EOD expert is among the frontrunners for Crufts

    February 19, 2020

    A dog who was pulled from rubble in a Syrian war-zone as a terrified puppy by a bomb disposal expert has been announced as a finalist for Crufts. Former Royal Engineer Sean Laidlaw was working as a bomb disposal expert in Syria when he heard whimpering from the wreckage of a school that had exploded and ...

  • Nigeria: invitation to tender for purchase of 30 IED detectors

    February 18, 2020

    UK Army, currently based in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria wishes to purchase IED detectors to enable clearance of IEDs that target civilians and military personnel indiscriminately. Clearance of IEDs enable compounds to be repopulated by civilians and clearance of roads enables their safe use by military, civilian and NGO. Read more… Source: GOV.UK  

  • I-Team: Exclusive Look At SWAT Team Training On Hidden Explosives, Booby Traps

    February 18, 2020

    Massachusetts State Police says it is all too aware of the danger of homemade explosives and booby traps. The ongoing concern about hidden lethal devices prompted the FBI, Boston and State Police to offer awareness training recently for regional SWAT teams. Trooper Michael Szawlowski with the MSP bomb squad told the I-Team that the SWAT teams ...

  • How ISIS Used Make-Shift Armored Cars to Carry out Suicide Bombings

    February 18, 2020

    Key point: Insurgents and weak forces with low budgets often come up with improvised weapons to maximize damage. That includes both suicide attacks and armored vehicles. In the early 2000s, the video game Command & Conquer: Generals included a playable terrorist faction which could build kamikaze suicide trucks from factories to blow up opponents on the cheap. At the time ...

  • UK: Man jailed over ‘zombie apocalypse’ improvised bomb plan

    February 18, 2020

    A man caught with improvised explosive devices who claimed he was preparing for a “zombie apocalypse” has been jailed for four years. James Carson, 36, was arrested following a raid at his flat in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute. Last month, he admitted a charge under the Explosive Substances Act and having an air rifle without a firearms certificate. Bomb disposal ...

  • One policeman killed, two injured in IED blast in Pakistan

    February 18, 2020

    The explosive device went off near a police mobile van deployed for the security of polio workers At least one policeman was killed and two injured on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near a police mobile van deployed for the security of polio workers in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, officials said. This ...

  • Angola: 125 suspected land mines in Cuanza Norte identified

    February 17, 2020

    Cuanza Norte Province, in the north-central region of Angola, has identified 125 suspected mined areas in 64 locations, including inhabited areas and agricultural fields, representing a danger to the safety of populations, according to the technician from the National Demining Institute (INAD) in the province, Chita Avelino. , Speaking to the press last Friday, Chita Avelino ...

  • Cyborg grasshoppers have been engineered to sniff out explosives

    February 17, 2020

    Move over, sniffer dogs: now there are explosive-sensing grasshoppers. Barani Raman and his colleagues at Washington University in Missouri have tapped into the olfactory senses of the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, to create biological bomb sniffers. In insects, olfactory receptor neurons in their antennae detect chemical odours in the air. In turn, these neurons send electrical signals to a ...

  • India: Maharashtra A Resistant Red Zone – Analysis

    February 17, 2020

    Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-linked violence continued to torment Maharashtra in 2019.  According to partial data collated by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), 51 fatalities , were reported in 2019, adding to 58 such fatalities (five civilians, two SF personnel and 51 Naxalites) in 2018. No fatality ...


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