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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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  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...

  • Car bomb explodes in Syrian town captured by Turkey from Kurds

    November 2, 2019

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing 13 people. Turkey’s defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which forces backed by Ankara captured from Kurdish-led fighters last month. The ministry harshly condemned the attack, which it blamed on Syrian ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast kills nine children as they walk to school

    November 2, 2019

    Nine children have been killed in a roadside blast in north-eastern Afghanistan as they made their way to school. The children – eight boys and a girl aged between seven and 10 – accidentally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine, officials said. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bomb. Last month, the UN said 1,174 Afghan ...

  • Explosive device hidden in book discovered in Gaza border community

    November 2, 2019

    An explosive device hidden in a book was found in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The device was discovered by holidaymakers near a local river at Kibbutz Re’im. Police sappers were called to the scene and neutralized the device. Police estimate the device made its way from the Hamas-controlled enclave via a ...

  • YPG/PKK plants explosives in glass bottles in Northern Syria

    November 1, 2019

    Large number of explosives, mines defused during sweep and clear activities in Ras al-Ayn YPG/PKK terrorists have planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in glass bottles in areas they fled in northern Syria, said Turkish forces, who continue sweep and clear efforts in the region. Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army (SNA), a rebel group which ...

  • TSA Canine Halloween Costume Contest

    October 31, 2019

    Some of TSA’s explosive detection canines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport got a break from their day jobs to celebrate Halloween with a costume contest. TSA canine Hershey was the big winner for his portrayal of a TSA officer. HSS canine Lynch, who works with the State Sheriffs, busted out the onesie teddy bear costume ...

  • NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

    October 31, 2019

    New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island of Kohingo in the Solomon Islands. Photo: NZ Defence Force NZDF will be assisting both Australian Defence ...

  • 2 soldiers killed in attack in central province of Burkina Faso

    October 31, 2019

    An explosive device attack on Wednesday claimed the lives of two soldiers of Burkina Faso army in central-northern of the terrorism-torn country, security source on Thursday told Xinhua in the capital Ouagadougou. A military convoy from Djibo heading to Ougadougou was subject to an improvised explosive device on the road axis linking Djibo, in the Soum ...

  • Turkey clears mines, explosives in northern Syria

    October 31, 2019

    Turkish forces cleared mines and explosives in northern Syria on Thursday, the site of Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. Security forces defused mines and improvised explosive devices in Tal Abyad as efforts continue to return to normal life in the district with the Turkish military providing the basic needs of the population. Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring ...

  • Manchester incident: Men arrested on suspicion of ‘planning terror attack’ as bomb squad examines car

    October 30, 2019

    Police have arrested two men in Manchester on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, as bomb disposal experts examine a car. Greater Manchester Police said the pair were seen “acting suspiciously” on Chapel Street in Salford at around 2.30pm on Wednesday. They were stopped in a vehicle in nearby Deansgate, which runs through a busy shopping and nightlife district ...

  • Autumn 2019 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    October 28, 2019

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DESA (Drugs & Explosives Search Association) and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Autumn 2019 – contents pages  or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of ...

  • Special Forces kill, detain 10 Taliban and ISIS militants in Kabul and 5 other provinces

    October 28, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban fighter and detained 9 others militants including ISIS militants during the operations in Kabul and five other provinces. The military officials said Monday the Special Forces killed a Taliban figther and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Giro district of Ghazni. The officials further added that the Special Forces ...

  • Kuwaiti, U.S. EOD techs conduct joint munitions disposal training

    October 28, 2019

    Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and U.S. explosive ordnance disposal teams joined forces for a controlled munitions detonation training designed to share knowledge in disposing of newly upgraded artillery rounds known as insensitive munitions. The new version of the round uses an upgraded shell casing and explosive charge that requires revised techniques for controlled detonations. The training ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 killed, 5 injured in IED blast in Nangarhar province

    October 28, 2019

    Two construction workers were killed and five others sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at an under-construction school building in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday morning, the provincial government has said. The incident occurred at around 10:30 am (local time) in Bati Kot district, provincial government spokesman Attahullah Khogyani told Xinhua, ...

  • AMISOM and security partners committed to end the use of Improvised Explosive Devices in Somalia

    October 28, 2019

    Stakeholders in Somalia’s security sector on Sunday concluded a meeting in Mogadishu on the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The two-day counter-IED seminar supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the British Army, highlighted the need to build the capacity of Somali security forces to ...

  • Discover the spray used by Belgian police to train specialist dogs at airports

    October 28, 2019

    The explosive TATP has been used in several deadly terrorist attacks over the past two decades, which is why it is important that police are able to detect it. But the substance is extremely dangerous to handle, making it difficult to train police dogs or to test detector devices in crowded places like airports. That’s why European ...


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