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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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  • Two injured as suspected IED explodes in Nairobi’s CBD

    January 26, 2019

    Two people were injured on Saturday night after a suspected IED went off outside Smothers Restaurant at the Tom Mboya – Latema Road intersection in Nairobi. Nairobi regional police commander Philip Ndolo said a man of Somali descent had hired a trolley pusher to move a carton box from Latema road to Kenya Cinema when the ...

  • Kingston Ontario teen accused of conspiring to hatch terrorist bomb plot

    January 25, 2019

    Canadian counterterrorism detectives have arrested a teenager in Kingston and accused him of conspiring to hatch a terrorist bomb plot. RCMP Superintendent Peter Lambertucci said at a news conference on Friday that the youth, who cannot be identified by law, was arrested on Thursday and charged with facilitating a terrorist activity. He is also accused of ...

  • Two peacekeepers killed in an attack against UN convoy in Mali

    January 25, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six others. Mr Guterres conveyed his “deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka, and the families of the victims”, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. A peacekeeper from Burkina Faso was ...

  • 3 suicide bombers including two Pakistanis arrested in Nangarhar

    January 24, 2019

    The Afghan security forces have arrested three suicide bombers including Pakistani nationals during separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The media office of Nangarhar provincial government in a statement said the suicide bombers were arrested by the operatives of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS). The statement further added that the NDS operatives ...

  • Coalition Forces kill prominent Taliban leader in Helmand province

    January 24, 2019

    The coalition forces have killed a prominent Taliban leader during an operation involving airstrike in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to the informed military sources, a Taliban Improvised Explosive Device (IED) commander Mawlawi Madad was killed during a coalition forces air strike in Garm Ser district, Helmand province January 23. The statement further added that Mawlawi ...

  • Roadside IED blast kills bomb disposal expert in Mohmand, Pakistan

    January 24, 2019

    A bomb disposal official of security forces was martyred and another injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in the Safi sub-division of Mohmand tribal district on Wednesday morning. Sources in security forces and district administration confirmed the IED blast at Qayumabad area of Safi tehsil of Mohmand tribal district of KP early on ...

  • Explosion rocks area near Russian Embassy in Damascus

    January 24, 2019

    A blast has occurred in the Syrian capital of Damascus close to the Russian Embassy, the diplomatic mission has confirmed. The explosion has inflicted only material damage, according to SANA news agency. A car bomb detonated in the area, according to state TV. Other media outlets, however, suggest that the attack might have been carried out ...

  • Britain to provide Libya with explosive detection equipment

    January 23, 2019

    Britain has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to provide explosive detection equipment to Libya’s Mitiga International Airport. British ambassador to Libya Frank Baker, and the Head of the Libyan Airports Department, Mohamed Bait al-Mal, signed the MoU, said a statement issued by the Libyan airports authority. “The signed MoU aims to establish joint cooperation ...

  • Alive and a threat: 200 British jihadists might come home

    January 23, 2019

    As many as 200 British jihadists, who fought alongside Islamic State in Syria, are still believed to be alive and would pose a very significant threat if they ever returned home, according to the UK’s most senior counter-terror police officer. Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Neil Basu was speaking at the launch of a nationwide campaign of ...

  • Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

    January 22, 2019

    Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC. Insurgents blew their way into the base using a car bomb before opening fire. Some reports put ...

  • Four arrested in connection with an alleged plot to bomb Muslim community in New York

    January 22, 2019

    An offhand remark by a Greece Odyssey Academy student during lunchtime on Friday sparked a police investigation that led to the arrest of four people in connection with an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community in New York. Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said the probe kicked off after a 16-year-old student showed a picture ...

  • Iraqi scientist says he helped ISIS make chemical weapons

    January 21, 2019

    In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up. The black-clad militants who had seized Mosul in 2014 were making their way through each of its bureaucracies, rounding up workers and managers who ...

  • Derry car bomb ‘most significant Northern Ireland attack for years’ says PSNI chief

    January 21, 2019

    The car bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday evening was the most significant terrorist attack in Northern Ireland for years, a senior PSNI officer has said. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton was speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Monday morning. He said it was the first attack of this nature in a long time. “The use ...

  • Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

    January 21, 2019

    Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft gun and three AK 47 rifles belonging to the terrorists during an operation by a combined ...

  • Watch the moment huge ‘torpedo’ dragged in by Brixham trawler is blown up out at sea

    January 20, 2019

    This is the moment a huge suspected torpedo was blow up out at sea after being dragged in by small trawler boat in South Devon this afternoon. The dramatic incident closed part of Brixham as the boat, skippered by Phil Spencer, brought back what is believed to be a torpedo from the sea floor just off ...


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