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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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  • Premature IED explosion kills a group of Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province

    June 24, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device explosion has killed a group of four Taliban mine planters in Ghazni province. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the incident took place in the restive Andar district of Ghazni. The statement further added that a group of four Taliban mine planters were busy planting an IED on a roadside ...

  • Special Forces kill 6 Taliban militants in Nimroz and Helmand, destroy 600 pounds of heroin, explosives

    June 24, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban fighter during an operation in Washer district of Helmand. The informed military sources said Monday that the Special Forces also detained 3 Taliban militants during the operation. Meanwhile, the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during an operation in Khash Rod district of Nimroz province. The sources further added that the ...

  • Taliban’s IED maker among 13 killed, wounded in Farah and Herat provinces

    June 23, 2019

    A coalition airstrike in Herat province killed a Taliban IED maker and wounded another Taliban group member. The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Azizabad Village of Zawal district in Herat. The statement further added that the airstrike killed Ewaz son of Mir Khan, one of the IED makers ...

  • IED expert JeM comader killed in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district

    June 23, 2019

    Security forces today killed a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district when he was trying to ex-filitrate. A joint operation was launched by Army’s 6 JAKLI regiment, SOG and 53 Batallion of CRPF at Bujthalan Boniyar area of Uri last night after inputs ...

  • Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Anambra state, Nigeria

    June 22, 2019

    The Police in Anambra State has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufactured with shrapnel glued together with cement concrete and connected with two wires. Tribune Online gathered that the device which was extended to a nearby bush was detected near a police post at Otuocha-Nando road, Otuocha in Anambra East LGA. SP Haruna Mohammed, the Anambra ...

  • 7 Taliban militants killed, explosives and IED components destroyed in Helmand, Uruzgan

    June 22, 2019

    The security forces killed 7 Taliban militants during the operations in Helmand and Uruzgan provinces. The informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 2 Taliban militants during an operation in Helmand province. The Special Forces conducted the operation in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand. The Special Forces also wounded another militant and arrested 3 others ...

  • The growing threat of IEDs in western Niger

    June 19, 2019

    Over the past seven months, armed groups across Western Niger have executed a series of IED attacks – a first in the area’s ongoing insurgency. The increasing use of IEDs by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Tillabery and Tahoua regions of Niger indicates that the region’s insurgency is escalating and globalizing, ...

  • 10 injured as militants trigger IED blast again in Pulwama

    June 18, 2019

    Army personnel travelling in mine-proof vehicle targeted Eight Army personnel and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. They said the multi-vehicle patrol of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was moving on the ...

  • Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb – government

    June 16, 2019

    Cameroon’s government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. “The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and terrorists with no faith or law,” the statement said. It also said the attack occurred along ...

  • UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

    June 16, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed. Dozens were injured ...

  • Islamists claim double attack in Somali capital Mogadishu

    June 15, 2019

    A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden with the Aamin ambulance service told The Associated Press. He said a car bomb detonated near ...

  • Twelve police officers dead, one injured after IED attack in Wajir, Kenya

    June 15, 2019

    Twelve police officers were killed in Wajir late Friday, when Al Shabaab terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) on the road. A senior police officer in the region said the attack occurred on Saturday morning at Konton centre, and were pursuing attackers who raided the village late Friday and drove away with three police reservists. “They ...

  • The EU strengthens rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing

    June 14, 2019

    Today, the Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information. The reinforced rules on explosives precursors will ensure stronger safeguards and controls, including online, on the sale and marketing of the dangerous chemicals, which have been used to produce ...

  • Learning how to combat the scourge of IED threat on the front line

    June 13, 2019

    In the final of a three part series following the training of a Leicester based Army Reserve unit over a five-month period, LeicestershireLive reporter Alan Thompson and photographer/videographer Andy Baker joined 2 Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment on a vast military training area in Norfolk. The Stanford Training Area, a few miles north of ...

  • Canine hero visits Capitol Hill amid ‘global landmine crisis’

    June 13, 2019

    Spotted roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday was a six-year veteran of one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Yankee, a land mine-detecting German shepherd, along with her handler, Perry Baltimore, a retired Army general, joined Yemen’s ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Bin Mubarak, to draw attention to what advocates are calling a “global ...


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