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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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  • 2 suicide bombers killed in botched attack in Madagali State, Nigeria

    March 10, 2019

    Dr Muhammed Suleiman, Executive Secretary of the agency disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Sunday. Suleiman said three suspected bombers had targeted the Seminary Church in Gulak for attack, but the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on them exploded midway killing two, while the third ran into the bush. “We ...

  • Farmer loses life to IED in Kandahar province

    March 9, 2019

    After devastating floods struck Kandahar last week, a local farmer named Abdul Hat went to work two days ago to save his land that was damaged in Daman District, Kandahar. As a local farmer, the livelihood of his family depends on Abdul to cultivate crops to feed his family and sell in the city. While driving ...

  • IED circuit found outside Jammu airport

    March 8, 2019

    A day after a grenade attack at the Jammu bus stand killed two passengers, panic prevailed when a powerful Improvised Explosive Device or IED circuit was found planted outside the Jammu airport on Friday afternoon. Security has been put on high alert at vulnerable places in the Jammu division following the incident. Experts from the bomb disposal ...

  • Mogadishu Car Bomb Blast Kills 5

    March 7, 2019

    At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Mogadishu, near Somalia’s presidential palace. Casualty totals come from security officials and the owner of the Dalsan restaurant, where the explosion occurred. The owner told VOA’s Somali service the blast came from an “explosives-laden car” parked ...

  • Armenian Sapper In Syria Seriously Wounded While Clearing Mines

    March 7, 2019

    An Armenian demining officer recently deployed to Syria has been seriously wounded while clearing landmines near Aleppo. According to Armenia’s Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise (CHDE), the sapper hit an improvised explosive device and was rushed to hospital on March 7. “According to our information, his right foot was amputated,” Nazeli Elbakian, a spokeswoman for the ...

  • Learn from the UK MoD as the UK Defence Secretary commits £66m to fast-track military robotic projects, at SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2019

    March 7, 2019

    SMi reports: Under four weeks until SMi’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference, taking place in London on 3rd and 4th April 2019, learn from the UK MoD as UK military robotic projects get fast tracked It has been announced that UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has committed £66m of the defence’s new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund ...

  • UK Parcel Bombs: Counter terror police look at link between suspect packages

    March 7, 2019

    Counter terror police officers have said the suspect package found at Glasgow University is linked with devices discovered around London. Bomb disposal officers detonated the item after it was found in the mailroom on Wednesday morning. Staff and students were evacuated from buildings and no-one was injured. Police Scotland is now “working closely together” with officers investigating finds ...

  • India: Tripura Police arrests IED expert with alleged links to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen

    March 6, 2019

    Based on intelligence inputs, the Tripura police on Tuesday arrested one person having links with the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. The accused identified as Nazir Sheikh alias Nazir SK is an expert in making Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He is a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal. “We have the information that a person related to the terrorists’ ...

  • Home Office: New counter-terrorism information sharing platform announced

    March 6, 2019

    A new counter-terrorism project to keep the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced today. This joint initiative will see a ground breaking interactive online platform developed to provide secure expert advice and training to businesses and public sector organisations to help them develop their own counter-terrorism approaches. In ...

  • Norway to provide NOK 60 m for mine action in Sri Lanka

    March 6, 2019

    The Government is providing NOK 60 million (around Rs. 1.2 billion) over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka. “Sri Lanka has been heavily contaminated by landmines, but the country is now approaching its goal of becoming mine-free. This year, Norway holds the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty, and intends to ...

  • Fort Hood Soldiers Put The Army’s Latest Robot to The Test

    March 5, 2019

    The Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Increment II is designed to provide Soldiers with increased standoff capability to detect, confirm, identify, and dispose of hazards in a variety of missions and environments, according to Edward Jagodzinski, test officer with the ArmyOperational Test Command’s Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate (MS2TD). MTRS is a medium-sized robotic system with ...

  • DHS S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

    March 5, 2019

    Air Cargo skids and pallets take up a large amount of space on every commercial passenger flight.  Federal law requires this cargo be screened at the same level as checked baggage.  Single and dual energy X-ray systems can be scaled up to screen air cargo skids, but they produce two-dimensional views of air cargo that ...

  • Irish police join probe into parcel bombs at London transport hubs

    March 5, 2019

    Ireland’s police service said on Tuesday it was helping British colleagues investigate who mailed three small bombs to two of London’s airports and a major rail station on Tuesday. No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest air hub. The packages were ...

  • Maharashtra: Huge Quantity of Explosives, Detonators Seized From a House in Palghar; Two Arrested

    March 5, 2019

    A large quantity of detonators and explosives were seized from Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, the explosives were found in a house in Palghar when police was conducting a search in the area after a tip-off. ASP Palghar BT Dhandat was quoted saying that during the search in the house in Palghar, ...

  • Islamic State deploys car bombs in defense of last enclave

    March 3, 2019

    Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. Capturing the besieged village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose self-styled ...


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