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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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  • Wright-Patterson AFB to celebrate National K9 Veterans Day

    March 12, 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day, designated to observe the service and sacrifices of American military working dogs throughout history. Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, plans to honor the commemoration by visiting the 88th Security Forces Squadron to hand out treats for the K9s ...

  • 2016 Belgium suicide bomb attack: Islamist brothers ‘shot dead a man to see what killing was like’ before carrying out the attacks

    March 12, 2021

    Two Islamist brothers who carried out the devastating Belgium suicide bomb attacks confessed to shooting dead a 76-year-old man at random to see what killing was like, their co-conspirators claim. Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui allegedly killed Paul-André Vanderperren, 76, at random in 2014 – two years before carrying out two separate bomb attacks in Brussels killing 31. Three devastating ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 suicide bombers killed, solider wounded in Wardak province explosions

    March 12, 2021

    At least two suicide bombers were killed and one soldier wounded in two car bomb blasts in Afghanistan’s eastern Wardak province early on Friday, an Interior Ministry official confirmed. The militants tried to assault a special forces’ operating base by explosive-laden vehicles in Maidan Shar, capital of Wardak, about 35 km west of national capital Kabul, ...

  • Weaponized Drones: The Next Terrorist Modus Operandi in Southeast Asia?

    March 12, 2021

    In 2020, a series of arrests conducted by Indonesia’s anti-terror police Detachment 88 revealed the terrorists’ intention to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. In October last year, a group of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militants based in Bekasi, a suburb of Jakarta, was found in the possession of a drone and its ...

  • Sri Lanka: US backs mine clearing operations

    March 12, 2021

    US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Martin Kelly visited a Mines Advisory Group (MAG) demining site, earlier this week to observe the measures undertaken to clear explosive hazards in the area and speak with a team of female deminers. The project, which is part of the more than one billion Sri Lankan Rupees ($5.5 ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb explosion in Herat caused damage to shops in Obe district

    March 11, 2021

    Herat Governor Sayed Wahid Qatali said the Taliban had detonated a car bomb in the center of Obe district. According to him, this incident did not cause any casualties, but it has caused damage to the residents of the place and the shops of this market. https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/1369991797548716033 Earlier today, in a separate attack, two civilians were injured in ...

  • Roadside bomb attacks target US-led coalition convoys across Iraq

    March 11, 2021

    Four roadside bombs have exploded separately near convoys of trucks carrying logistical equipment belonging to the US-led coalition forces in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, southern province of Muthanna bordering Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, the central province of Babil, as well as the southern province of Basra. The Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network, citing an unnamed police ...

  • KFOR military working dog handlers train with MAT Kosovo

    March 11, 2021

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, travelled to Peja/Peć on March 9 to train with Mine Action Training Kosovo, a humanitarian demining school that trains students in explosive ordnance disposal and identification. 1st Lt. Taylor Firn, officer in charge of the RC-E EOD team, said both KFOR and MAT Kosovo benefited from the ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 ANA Soldiers Wounded in Jalalabad Blast

    March 10, 2021

    At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded in a blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday morning, sources said. The incident occurred around 9 am local time in PD8 of Jalalabad city when the vehicle struck a roadside mine, the sources said. However, the local officials have not yet commented on the ...

  • UK: World War II shell destroyed by EOD team in Mossbank, Shetland

    March 10, 2021

    A historic World War II anti-aircraft shell which was found in a garden in Mossbank has been destroyed in a controlled explosion. The coastguard said it was a live 25lb AT projectile. The item, from a garden of a property at Sandside, was moved to a safe location where a controlled explosion was carried out earlier today ...

  • Scottish beach reopens after bomb squad carries out controlled explosion

    March 10, 2021

    Seamill beach was closed by authorities after an unsuspecting member of the public stumbled across a cylindrical object in the sand at around 12:30pm. An Army bomb disposal unit was dispatched to the beauty spot from Edinburgh to assess the suspected ordnance. The Coastguard confirmed that the team carried out a controlled explosion on the object later ...

  • Russia: FSB wards off terror plot aimed at school in Penza

    March 10, 2021

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a suspect plotting a terrorist attack against an educational institution in Penza. A hunting rifle and instructions for making an explosive device were confiscated, the FSB’s public relations center told TASS on Wednesday. The Investigative Committee said the suspect was plotting a terrorist attack in his school in ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 major IED blasts averted in South Kashmir, student planning car bomb arrested

    March 10, 2021

    In a big development in Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar on Wednesday revealed that the police have pre-empted and averted two IED blasts in South Kashmir. A student who was planning a car bomb attack has been arrested. While addressing the media on Wednesday, Kumar said that a blast was being planned using a ...

  • FBI releases new video of suspected pipe bomber walking near RNC and DNC headquarters

    March 9, 2021

    The FBI has released new surveillance video of the person suspected of placing pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee in January. The footage, which the FBI released Tuesday along with a new wanted poster, shows the suspected pipe bomber the evening of January 5, walking along residential ...

  • UK: Controlled explosion carried out by bomb squad after kayaker finds grenade in River Cam in Cambridge

    March 9, 2021

    A controlled explosion was carried out by bomb disposal experts after a grenade was found in the River Cam by a kayaker. Richard Leech was magnet fishing in a kayak near Trinity College in Cambridge on Saturday (March 6) when he picked up the grenade. Police said: “We were called at 12.06pm with reports of a grenade ...


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