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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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  • Kenyan Aviation Student Arrested with Explosives at a Hotel in the Philippines

    July 2, 2019

    A Kenyan aviation student was on Tuesday arrested in the Philippines with bomb-making materials. Philippine News Agency reported that Cholo Abdi Abdullah was nabbed at Rasca Hotel in Iba, Zambales, a province in the northwest of the Philippines. The country’s Director of Criminal Investigations and Detection Group (CIDG) Major General Amador Corpuz said the suspect was also ...

  • U.S. Navy, JMSDF EOD Strengthen Relationship during Mine Exercise IWOTO 2019

    July 2, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted IWOTO 2019, a mine counter measure exercise (MINEX) June 10-22 on the island of Iwo To, Japan. JSMDF Mine Warfare Force (MWF) executes IWOTO, the largest live MINEX in the Pacific, every year in Iwo To, formerly ...

  • Afghan Special Forces kill 5 militants, destroy IED-making cache in Farah

    July 2, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during separate operations conducted in Farah province. The informed military officials said Tuesday that the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants in Pusht-E Rod and Bala Baluk districts of Farah. Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed an IED-making cache during the same operation. Meanwhile, the military officials said the Special Forces ...

  • Taliban attack in Kabul kills 16, wounds dozens of children

    July 1, 2019

    The Taliban detonated a powerful car bomb in an area of Afghanistan‘s capital housing military and government buildings, killing at least 16 people, the country’s interior ministry told Al Jazeera. The bomb went off during the morning rush hour in Kabul when the streets were filled with people, injuring 105 people, including 51 children and five women, government authorities ...

  • US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

    June 30, 2019

    American forces in Afghanistan tied to the 82nd US Airborne Division will become the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones on their impending deployment to the war-torn country. Soldiers with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System in the spring and received training on how to use the small ...

  • Air Force Reserve Airmen train with Air National Guard to encourage total force readiness

    June 28, 2019

    Air Force Reserve Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians joined Air National Guard EOD technicians at Volk Field Air National Guard Base for Audacious Warrior 2019, an annual exercise that provides EOD Airmen with classroom and scenario based training that they may not be able to get at their respective home stations. In the past, Air Force Reserves ...

  • Philippines: 5 killed, 9 wounded in Sulu blast

    June 28, 2019

    Five people, including three soldiers, were killed while nine others were wounded in an explosion in the vicinity of a military camp in Indanan, Sulu, the military said Friday. Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said three soldiers and two civilians were killed from the blast that occurred at a checkpoint set up by the 1st ...

  • Tunisia explosion: Capital rocked after two suicide attacks – 1 police officer dead

    June 27, 2019

    Tunisia has been rocked after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks in the Tunisian capital, killing one police officer and wounding several others, the Tunisian Interior Ministry has confirmed. The first targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis at around 11am. One police officer was killed and at ...

  • Twin blasts on Kirkuk buses kill 1, injure 17

    June 27, 2019

    One woman was killed and 17 other passengers injured when twin blasts struck two public buses in downtown Kirkuk on Thursday, just a month after a string of explosions rocked the disputed city. The first improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on board a bus in Companies’ Street, killing one woman and injuring four other passengers. The second ...

  • Chhattisgarh: Lightening strike triggers more than 50 IED blasts, laid by Maoists to ambush security forces

    June 26, 2019

    In a shocking incident, a lightning strike triggered serial IED blasts at Samri in Balrampur district, about 370 km north of Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Sunday. However, no casualties were reported. The IEDs were planted by Naxal terrorists targeting security forces. Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district adjoining the Jharkhand state is known for being one of the nerve-centres for Naxals. According to ...

  • Russian security forces kill suspected IS member, foil terrorist attack

    June 26, 2019

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday it has killed a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group who was plotting a terrorist attack in the city of Saratov in southwestern Russia. The suspect has acquired components for manufacturing improvised explosive devices in a laboratory set up in a garage, an FSB statement said. “The ...

  • China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

    June 25, 2019

    China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian hoped that the donation would help reduce landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in Cambodia, saying ...

  • Angola pledges $60m to fund landmine clearance in national parks

    June 25, 2019

    The Angolan government has pledged $60 million to clear landmines in two national parks that form part of southern Africa’s highly biodiverse Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The country’s environment minister, Paula Coelho, made the announcement June 17 at a conference in London. The government has contracted the U.K.- and U.S.-based HALO Trust to clear 153 minefields ...

  • The Government of Canada Supports Institutional Capacity Enhancement and Gender Mainstreaming Activities in Iraq

    June 25, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a new contribution of CAD 5 million (approximately USD 3.75 million) from the Government of Canada to facilitate and enhance gender mainstreaming initiatives in the mine action sector, while simultaneously developing institutional capacity enhancement in the country. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in ...

  • Royal Navy heroes who do most dangerous job have no memorial

    June 25, 2019

    A project has been launched to commemorate the Royal Navy and British Army heroes who do one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the Armed Forces. Amazingly, there is no National Memorial to remember these courageous and highly skilled operatives, but that will hopefully soon change thanks to two men were based in Plymouth  ...


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