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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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  • Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

    August 4, 2020

    A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers dug through rubble across a swathe ...

  • Cambodia hopes to be landmine-free by 2025

    August 4, 2020

    A 30-year civil war left Cambodia among the most heavily mined nations on earth but the aim is for the nation to be landmine-free by 2025, with ongoing Australian financial and technical support. Buried land mines have claimed thousands of casualties over the last two decades despite a concerted international de-mining effort. Some 4320 people were reported ...

  • Nigeria’s growing insecurity offers expansion opportunities for Boko Haram

    August 3, 2020

    A vast shockwave was seen. Boko Haram is extending its reach from north-east Nigeria into the country’s north-west. It is taking advantage of old and new local conflicts and insecurities to further embed itself in the area through violent extremism. Since January 2019 thousands of people in the north-west states of Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara ...

  • Afghanistan: 13 killed, 42 wounded in coordinated attack on Nangarhar prison

    August 3, 2020

    The local officials confirmed that a coordinated attack on the provincial prison left at least 13 civilians dead and dozens more wounded. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the provincial government, confirmed that the attackers detonated a car packed with explosives, Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), close to Nangarhar province late on Sunday. Khogyani further added that the ...

  • Iraqi security forces arrest suspect over Baghdad bombing

    August 3, 2020

    Iraqi security forces have arrested the alleged perpetrator behind a Baghdad explosion which killed two civilians and founded five others, according to a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief. An individual suspected to be behind the Wednesday IED bombing was arrested on Thursday, Yehia Rasool said in an official statement released on Sunday. “The heroes of the National ...

  • Israel: IDF says it killed 4 terrorists planting bombs on Syria border

    August 3, 2020

    Israeli forces foiled an attempt to place bombs along the border with Syria, opening fire and hitting four “terrorists,” the Israel Defense Forces said after midnight Sunday. The incident comes with the military on high alert for an attack by Hezbollah, which is seeking revenge for a fighter killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel. “A short ...

  • UK: Bomb squad discover over 100 unexploded war ordnance off Cumbria’s coast

    August 3, 2020

    More than 100 unexploded Second World War items were found washed up on the coast of Cumbria. A member of the public stumbled upon the items and immediately alerted the coastguard. Members of Millom’s Coastguard Rescue Team were called to Eskmeals beach, north of Millom, but due to the tide conditions, they were unable to begin the ...

  • UNHCR outraged by attack on camp hosting displaced people in Cameroon, at least 18 people killed

    August 2, 2020

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, strongly condemns an unprovoked and brutal attack on a site hosting 800 internally displaced people (IDPs) near the village of Nguetchewe, in Cameroon’s Far North region. At least 18 people were killed and 11 injured in the incident during the early hours of Sunday 2 August when assailants threw an explosive ...

  • Burkina Faso: Six dead in explosion in northern country

    August 2, 2020

    At least six people, including children, were killed on Saturday evening by the explosion of an improvised device as their cart passed through a region of northern Burkina Faso facing jihadist attacks, sources learned on Sunday. safe and local. “A cart driven by a group of children exploded on top of a homemade device yesterday ...

  • Philippines: 2 soldiers, 1 NPA rebel killed in Sorsogon

    August 2, 2020

    A female communist rebel and two soldiers were killed in a fierce battle in a remote village of Daganas, Bulan town in Sorsogon province. Killed in the clash between the military and communist guerillas were PFC Greyan Andus and Corp. Arnel Divinagracia of the Army’s 22nd Infantry Battalion and an unidentified woman fighter for the New ...

  • India: 11 IEDs detected at West Singhbhum, major mishap averted

    August 2, 2020

    The West Singhbhum district police, Jharkhand Jaguar and CRPF personnel, engaged in flushing out ultras of CPI (Maoists) detected IEDs ( improvised explosive device )planted in a series under Goielkera Police Station area of the West Singhbhum district. Police said that the bombs were found on the road connecting Kurkutiya to Husipi. A police official said ...

  • AMISOM troops remain steadfast amid COVID-19 disruptions

    August 2, 2020

    MOGADISHU – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says its troops have remained steadfast and continue to implement the mission’s mandate despite reducing troop numbers early this year and the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement released Sunday said. Early this year, AMISOM had to reduce troop numbers by 1000, spread across all ...

  • India: Five BRA terrorists killed in Rajanpur raid

    August 1, 2020

    At least five terrorists of the Balochistan Republican Army (BRA) were killed during an intelligence based operation jointly conducted by the Inter-Services Intelligence and Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in an area of Rajanpur district on Friday. According to a CTD spokesperson, a major terrorism bid was foiled when security forces acted on a tip-off about the ...

  • Milipol Qatar 2020 – Seminar Topics revealed

    July 31, 2020

    Security by Design: Cybersecurity & New tech; Mega Events Security; Crisis Management & Health Security – Post Covid-19 feedbacks; Firefighting: Emergency & Security System 31 July, 2020 – Milipol Qatar 2020, the Middle East’s leading international event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence which returns to Doha this October, will feature a powerful three-day seminar program ...


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