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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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  • Iraq: ‘Gentle steps forward’ in restoring Mosul’s Commonwealth war cemetery

    April 20, 2021

    There have been “gentle steps forward” in the effort to repair the war cemetery in Mosul, following years of ISIS occupation. Iraq’s second-largest city spent three years under Islamic State’s brutal rule and many of its buildings were destroyed, including its war cemetery. When the occupation came to an end in 2017, it was estimated that 90% ...

  • Northern Ireland: Bomb found under car of ‘young’ female part time PSNI officer in Dungiven

    April 20, 2021

    A device has been discovered under the car of a serving PSNI officer near a property in Dungiven in County Londonderry. The First Minister Arlene Foster has condemned the “terrorists” who targetted the officer. “I have spoken to the police officer who was targeted by terrorists last night in County Londonderry,” she wrote online. “I wanted to convey ...

  • NSWC IHD’s EOD Department Hosts EOD Threat Expo

    April 19, 2021

    Indian Head, Maryland, – Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division’s (NSWC IHD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Department conducted its third annual EOD Threat Expo at the Stump Neck Annex, April 13-15. The threat expo is the second in a series of events supporting the Joint EOD (JEOD) program’s planning cycle. The first event was a ...

  • UK: Navy bomb disposal called to suspected explosive ordnance near Inverness

    April 19, 2021

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was dispatched this afternoon to conduct a controlled explosion near Inverness. Suspected explosive ordnance was found in Milton of Culloden around 12noon with coastguard teams tasked to attend. Inverness and Nairn coastguard teams reported the ordnance to the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team based at Faslane. Read more… Source: The Press and ...

  • CoESS joins EU Project to launch a Regional Certification Centre for Explosive Detection Dogs and Certification Standards

    April 19, 2021

    In order to strengthen the detection of threats by explosives in public areas and critical infrastructures within the EU member states, a consortium created and led by Palmyra Aviation Advisors, and including CoESS, has been awarded a project grant to create an EU certification standard and to launch a certification centre for explosive detection dogs ...

  • Somalia: A Senior Military Commander Killed in a Roadside Bomb

    April 18, 2021

    A top military commander and a soldier were killed on Saturday in a roadside bomb targets a Somali military vehicle, witnesses said. The explosion occurred near Gololey village, which is located between Balad and Jowhar. The blast killed Yasin Abdi Tohow, a senior Somali military commander. Several soldiers sustained injuries. HirShabelle President Ali Gudlawe Hussein spoke about ...

  • Afghan Security Forces Neutralised IEDs on Nimruz, Khost, Maidan Wardak and Logar province

    April 18, 2021

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover and defuse 13 IEDs in Jabul Saraj district of Parwan & Zaranj City of Nimruz. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1383644197111042053 Afghan National Army conducted an operation in Pashton Zarghon district of Herat province yesterday. Vast areas were cleared off from Taliban and 5 terrorists were killed and 6 others ...

  • Afghanistan: Herat car bomb attack claim ‘lives of 3’ policemen

    April 17, 2021

    Three policemen were killed a explosive-laden vehicle targeted an outpost in western province of Herat. The incident happened in the Bazarakarea of Zinda Jan district on Friday evening, and was followed by Taliban attacks on the district from three positions. According to the local officials, the clashes between Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the Taliban ...

  • North Carolina: Search warrants show how police connected man to explosive devices found around Brevard

    April 17, 2021

    Newly-obtained search warrants and a probable cause affidavit are shedding light on how police were able to connect a man to more than a dozen explosive devices found around downtown Brevard in March. It all started the morning of Sunday, March 14, when Brevard Police received multiple reports of a suspected improvised explosive device, or IED, ...

  • Ohio: Improvised explosive devices found in Akron near railroad tracks

    April 16, 2021

    Authorities are investigating after two improvised explosive devices were found within a week of each other in Akron. Both were found near railroad tracks and not too far from homeless encampments. Authorities said only one device was functional and they don’t know if the two are connected. The most recent device was found at about noon Wednesday ...

  • UK: Bomb detonated in Birmingham park after magnet fishing find

    April 16, 2021

    The Yardley police team Tweeted: “A hand grenade from WW2 was found today by keen magnet fishers on the canal in Acocks Green the device was transported to Wagon Lane park where it was safely detonated by The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).” A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “A controlled explosion has been carried out ...

  • Team from Air Force Research Lab finds a way to use packaged snow as explosion protection

    April 15, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Sometimes nature offers more than just beauty, and in this case, it provided a natural solution for a protective barrier for individuals conducting live ordnance training in the Alaska cold. A team from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations in the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (designated ...

  • Montana: Malmstrom AFB is conducting EOD training on Thursday

    April 15, 2021

    Malmstrom Air Force said in a news release on Thursday that its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will be conducting training operations today on base. There will be controlled detonations between noon until 4pm. A spokesman said, “Specifically we expect them to be in the 12pm-1pm timeframe, but don’t be surprised if you hear any explosions ...

  • Afghanistan: Taliban Attack Army Base in Zabul, Clashes Ongoing

    April 15, 2021

    The Taliban attacked a local army base in the southern province of Zabul on Wednesday night and clashes are still ongoing, local sources confirmed on Thursday. The attack took place in the Holand area of Shahjoy district when first the Taliban detonated a car bomb at the base and then militants engaged with security forces, according ...

  • Iraq: At Least One Dead, Several Injured in Baghdad Bombing

    April 15, 2021

    Iraq military officials say a powerful explosion rocked a market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 12 others. The military statement did not say what caused the explosion or who was responsible, but witnesses and social media reports blamed a car bomb. Video from the scene showed ...


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