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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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  • ISIS is a bigger threat than the Taliban in Afghanistan and is using attacks in Kabul as ‘practice runs’ for bigger attacks in Europe and the US

    June 10, 2019

    ISIS has been using a wave of terror attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul as ‘practice runs’ for even bigger attacks on Europe and the US, intelligence officials have revealed. The Islamic extremist group is seen as a greater threat to Afghanistan than the Taliban despite this year losing its caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The terrorists are expanding the group’s footprint across the ...

  • Bulgaria Charges Teenager With Plotting Terrorist Attack

    June 9, 2019

    Bulgarian officials said on Saturday that they had arrested and charged a 16-year-old student who had been radicalized by the Islamic State with planning a terrorist attack. The Islamic State had recruited the teenager, who is from Plovdiv, in a process that started over social media, Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said Saturday at a news ...

  • Pakistan: IEDs used in Ziarat bomb blasts, confirms CTD

    June 9, 2019

    Preliminary investigation into the two explosions that hit as many vehicles in Ziarat on Friday suggested that improvised explosive devices (IED) were used to carry out the terror attacks which claimed five lives and left 13 people injured. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks. Both the IEDs were attached to the vehicles with ...

  • Bomb squads have been scrambled 5,000 times in five years across the UK

    June 9, 2019

    Bomb squads have been scrambled 5,000 times in five years to disarm potentially deadly wartime explosives. That figure could soar as building projects unearth more bombs across UK cities. The 5,041 alerts between 2014 and 2018 were revealed in the week of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The last bombs of the Second World War were dropped on ...

  • ASU study on pollen could help track down bomb makers

    June 8, 2019

    What do bees and bombs have in common? To find the answer, you have to look closely. Pollen, the same powder that bees carry from flower to flower, doesn’t stay in the garden. “There are hundreds of thousands of types of pollen and these are microscopic,” said Dr. Elisa Bienenstock, ASU Research Professor. The sticky substance gets ...

  • Golf club car bomb: New IRA says it was behind attack

    June 7, 2019

    The New IRA has said it left a bomb under a police officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast last weekend. The Irish News said it had issued a statement to the newspaper using a recognised codeword. Police had said they believed “violent dissident republicans” were behind the attack. The New IRA, a dissident republican group, was ...

  • Man Arrested While Trying To Buy Explosives To Attack Times Square, Police Sources Say

    June 7, 2019

    A man has been arrested after authorities say he was plotted to detonate explosive devices in Manhattan’s Times Square. Police sources tell CBS2 that the suspect was taken into custody by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes both the NYPD and FBI. Sources say the man expressed an interest in buying explosives that he was allegedly ...

  • U.S., Nigerian soldiers conduct IED Defeat training

    June 7, 2019

    Sweat slowly rolls down a Nigerian soldier’s forehead as he lies face down on the ground at the entrance of a stone house. He brushes through the dirt in front of him and carefully hooks a thin yellow rope to an improvised explosive device. He retreats with his team to a safer location and pulls ...

  • 20th CBRNE Selects their Best Warriors for 2019

    June 7, 2019

    Eight Soldiers from the 48th Chemical Brigade, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), and the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Headquarters and Headquarters Company completed the 20th CBRNE Command Best Warrior Competition with an award ceremony at Dickson Hall in Aberdeen Proving Ground on June 7. They Soldiers and non-commissioned ...

  • Heathrow scanners mean liquids can stay in bags

    June 6, 2019

    Passengers at Heathrow airport will be able to keep their liquids and laptops inside their carry-on bags, once new security equipment is installed. The airport is investing £50m in the computer tomography (CT) security scanners, to be rolled out over the next few years. The technology, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, provides a clear picture ...

  • NSCDC announces arrest of Boko Haram bomb materials supplier

    June 5, 2019

    Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno on Wednesday announced the arrest of one Aliyu Muhammed, a 24-year-old suspected Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials supplier in Maiduguri. The Commandant of the corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri. Mr Abdullahi ...

  • Security forces in Manbij bust ISIS sleeper cell involved in several attacks

    June 4, 2019

    The Manbij Internal Security Forces on Monday released a statement announcing the arrest of a group of six people, including two women, accused of being responsible for at least ten sleeper cell attacks in the city. “Recently, terrorist attacks and bombings targeted a number of civilians and security locations in the city of Manbij, the latest of ...

  • 4 Army soldiers were just honored for rushing into a minefield in Afghanistan to save their comrades

    June 3, 2019

    Four soldiers received the Army Commendation Medal with Valoron April 12 for their actions during an improvised explosive device attack involving multiple blasts, one of which took the life of an Army explosive ordnance disposal specialist in southern Afghanistan last year. The soldiers, who were all assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of ...

  • PSNI Officers urged to double security measures after IED failed to detonate under officer’s car

    June 3, 2019

    The officer was said to be shaken by the find, which was made at Shandon Park Golf Club, close to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) headquarters in Belfast on Saturday morning (June 1). Army bomb disposal experts said it was a viable improvised explosive device that failed to detonate. One of the vehicles PSNI officers ...

  • 5 Afghan civil servants killed in bus bombing in Kabul

    June 3, 2019

    A bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital Kabul was attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED), on Monday killing at least five people, officials said. Nusrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said the bus carrying government employees from the Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services Commission was targeted on the main Darul ...


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