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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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  • MyDefence Successfully Integrates Counter UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

    November 14, 2018

    Cary, NC – MyDefence Communication announces the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency (RF) sensors, and has worked ...

  • Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

    November 12, 2018

    The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday. Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — ...

  • New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

    November 12, 2018

    Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and easy-to-use mine detector and a handheld detector for dirty bombs, were successfully tested in Florence, Italy on 17 and 18 October 2018. These technologies are developed in the framework of NATO’s ...

  • Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

    November 12, 2018

    At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon. Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken ...

  • Three Taliban militants blown up by own IED in Zabul province

    November 11, 2018

    At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by own Improvised Explosive Device in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Jaldak district of the province. The statement further added that three Taliban militants were busy planting an improvised explosive ...

  • Woman injured as Red Cross car runs over IED in Garissa

    November 10, 2018

    A woman was seriously injured on Saturday when a vehicle belonging to the International Committee of Red Cross ran over an Improvised Explosive Device in Garissa. She has three bullets lodged in her body. Three other people escaped unhurt in the suspected al Shabaab attack. The Red Cross car was sprayed with bullets by more than 10 gunmen between ...

  • Military Looking to Modernize Bomb Disposal Technology

    November 9, 2018

    Despite great power competition shifting the U.S. military’s gaze from counterterrorism to peer adversaries such as Russia and China, there will still be a need to maintain and modernize its explosive ordnance disposal technology, officials have said. EOD operators conduct some of the military’s most dangerous jobs defuzing and neutralizing bombs. The importance of their work ...

  • Tripple Explosion, Heavy Gunfire In Mogadishu Somalia, Near CID Headquarters

    November 9, 2018

    Tension is high in Somalia’s Mogadishu after three bomb explosions were reported with heavy gunfire near the CID headquarters, at Sahafi Hotel. Reports from online sources indicate that militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Friday’s triple bombing in Mogadishu. The group says it targeted Sahafi Hotel using three VBIED’s and armed attackers. Mogadishu based emergency service ...

  • Need for dedicated counter-IED resources for peacekeeping missions facing threats: India

    November 9, 2018

    With UN peacekeeping missions suffering casualties due to use of improvised explosive devices, India has said there is a need for dedicated counter-IED resources for missions facing such threats and for upgrading the security infrastructure of camps. Military Adviser in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Colonel Sandeep Kapoor said that an analysis of the fatal ...

  • India: 39 airports to get hand-held explosives scanner

    November 9, 2018

    Small airports will soon get an additional layer of security, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) procuring real-time viewing systems for 39 airports, including Bhopal, Dehradun, Trichy and Jodhpur, two officials familiar with the matter said. The equipment is essential for the functioning of bomb detection and disposal systems and used for the detection of ...

  • UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

    November 8, 2018

    The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire, ...

  • TSA allows third parties to certify sniffer dogs for air cargo screening

    November 8, 2018

    Private companies and individuals with sniffer dog teams will soon be able to screen air cargo in the US after the TSA approved 12 organisations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams. Starting from November 1, 3PK9-C Certifiers will be able to start the process to certify sniffer dog teams. Under the new programme, third-party canine ...

  • Navy Experimental Diving Unit Provides Training to Montenegrin Navy

    November 8, 2018

    U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida recently traveled to Montenegro to provide two weeks of capacity building training to Montenegrin Navy Divers, EOD Technicians, Seals, and Medics. This collaboration was instrumental in enhancing the security cooperation between the United States and Montenegro. As DoD Underwater HMA Program Manager ...

  • Police thwart militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul

    November 8, 2018

    The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces thwarted militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul city, the Kabul Security Commandment said. According to a statement released by Kabul Police Commandment, the police discovered and defused a magnetic bomb planted in an oil tanker in the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city. The ...

  • Grenade-shaped belt buckle prompts evacuation of Spanish rail stations

    November 7, 2018

    Police evacuated the main railway stations in Barcelona and Madrid during Wednesday morning’s rush hour after a belt buckle in the shape of a hand grenade triggered a security alert. The incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, appears to have been caused by a woman carrying the belt buckle on to a train from Barcelona ...


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