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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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  • Cambodia leaps ahead, but old war still preys on the most vulnerable

    December 12, 2019

    Cambodia’s rapid growth in the past decade has been stunning. Towering buildings, gleaming store windows and busy markets across Phnom Penh obscure signs that some 20 years ago, the country had just emerged from a long and bloody civil war. But the shadow of that war lingers. For many, landmines and explosive remnants of war are ...

  • Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation

    December 12, 2019

    The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. What is the Open Call The Open Call competition is one of the competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address the challenges faced by government stakeholders. ...

  • Police in Denmark make arrests over suspected terror plot

    December 11, 2019

    Police in Denmark have arrested 20 people in connection with suspected preparations for an Islamist terrorist attack. They said several raids were made throughout the country on Wednesday and that suspects were arrested for trying to obtain explosives and firearms. The raids were mounted on the suspicion that several people had been planning an attack, the Danish ...

  • Explosion near Bagram military airbase, damages a medical facility

    December 11, 2019

    A Wednesday morning explosion near Bagram military airbase has badly damaged a medical facility which was under construction, a Resolute Support spokesman told Khaama Press. “Enemy forces conducted an attack on Bargram airfield this morning, targeting a medical facility being constructed to help the Afghan people who live near the base”, RS spokesperson said. The attack was ...

  • Hyde Park bomb intended to maim and kill, court told

    December 11, 2019

    The Hyde Park bomb caused a “significant explosion” and was intended to “maim and kill”, a leading expert has told the High Court. Forensic explosives expert Kim Simpson gave evidence during the first day of a trial in London to determine whether convicted IRA member John Downey is liable for the bombing. Ms Simpson examined evidence from ...

  • Russia detains suspected terrorist attack plotter

    December 11, 2019

    Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained a Russian national suspected of planning a terrorist attack against the authorities of the northwestern city of Murmansk, the service said on Wednesday. The suspect, born in 1983, was detained on Tuesday when he tried to remove an improvised explosive device from a cache, it said in a statement. The detainee ...

  • Indian Army gives 10 bomb-sniffing dogs to Bangladesh

    December 10, 2019

    Twenty more MDDs will be gifted to Bangladesh Army in two batches in April 2020 and October 2020 Indian Army has gifted 10 Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to Bangladesh Army as a goodwill gesture. The dogs were handed over at a ceremonial function at Petrapole-Benapole ICP recently, according to Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Twenty more MDDs will ...

  • Hong Kong police say two home-made devices found at Wan Chai school

    December 10, 2019

    Detectives investigating the seizure of two powerful home-made bombs at a Hong Kong school campus believe they were intended for an attack on police at a massive anti-government march over the weekend, sources said on Tuesday. The apparent bomb plot, which emerged after six months of social unrest and political turmoil, prompted the city’s biggest police ...

  • Boise Police Bomb Squad practices with new robot at St. Luke’s

    December 10, 2019

    The Boise Police Bomb Squad conducted a drill Monday at St. Luke’s to practice responding to a suspicious package or bomb. BPD was able to use a new type of bomb robot, the T5 EOD, in a special response training at the hospital for suspicious packages and possible bombs. This was St. Luke’s first full-scale “Code Yellow” ...

  • Cyprus: Bomb explosion at the financing corporation

    December 10, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was set off just after midnight Tuesday at the Housing Finance Corporation (HFC) in Limassol, police said. The bomb had been planted at the ground floor entrance of HFC on Vasileos Konstantinou Street, causing a fire. Police arrived at the scene and closed off the area to carry out an investigation. Limassol CID is ...

  • Terror attack averted in NW Pakistan as 42-kg IED defused

    December 10, 2019

    A major terror attack was averted in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday when an IED containing 42 kg of high explosive planted beneath a bridge was defused by security forces. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Police wing of Malakand Region recovered the IED planted beneath a bridge in Swat district. Bomb disposal squad was called who defused ...

  • Eighteen suspected hazardous areas in Cyprus declared mine-free

    December 9, 2019

    Unficyp on Monday announced the clearance of nine suspected hazardous areas each on both sides of the island, amounting to a total area of 210,882 square metres. This confidence-building measure was agreed upon by both leaders on February 26, 2019 as part of their commitment towards a mine-free Cyprus, a statement from Unficyp said. “We are thankful ...

  • Houthi-laid landmines paralyze civilians’ life in Yemen’s Hodeidah

    December 9, 2019

    Landmines laid by the Houthi rebels in various areas of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah paralyzed the life of civilians there and restricted their daily movement. Many families were affected by the excessive existence of landmines in the roads leading to their residential areas and farms in Hodeidah’s southern parts. A citizen named Ali Nahari ...

  • 2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb

    December 9, 2019

    Turkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said. The device exploded in a village near the town of Idil, ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians host training in Uganda

    December 9, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 are in Magamaga, Uganda, from October 2019 to September 2020 to train members of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) on proper munition disposal procedures and techniques. The 11-month effort is designed to facilitate a training course for Ugandan EOD technicians on ...

  • India, Nepal joint military exercise focuses on IED detection

    December 9, 2019

    The sixth day of joint military exercise between India and Nepal in Nepal’s Rupendehi district focused on detection of Improvised explosive device (IEDs), volleyball matches and joint practice. This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ which is conducted alternatively in India and Nepal. The aim of this exercise is to conduct a ...


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