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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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  • New York: Explosive planted under Schaghticoke car prompts plea for help from troopers

    March 9, 2021

    State Police say they need the public to help them solve the explosion of a device planted under a car in Schaghticoke. Troopers said the “low-energy improvised explosive device” was placed under a car at a home in the area of Pinehurst and Pleasant streets on March 1. The device detonated at around 4:39 a.m., police said. ...

  • British Columbia: RCMP investigating IED bombs set off at Penticton school, park

    March 9, 2021

    RCMP in Penticton are investigating a series of explosions of IEDs in the city in recent days. Over the past few days, police have been looking into multiple reports of loud explosion sounds seemingly coming from various open areas in the city, which have been found to be linked to explosive devices. Each explosion has happened late ...

  • Michigan student accidentally detonates homemade explosive device in classroom

    March 9, 2021

    A Michigan high school student accidentally detonated a homemade explosive device he brought to school Monday morning, injuring himself and four of his classmates, police said. Officers from the Newaygo Police Department responded to Newaygo High School in west-central Michigan at 8:52 a.m. after a report of an explosion inside a classroom, state police said in ...

  • Cyprus: 23-year-old arrested for attack with Molotov against bank

    March 8, 2021

    The Limassol CID arrested a 23-year-old for an attack with Molotov cocktail outside a bank in Limassol. The act occurred on 13 December 2020 in Limassol when an improvised explosive mechanism was thrown against the branch of Hellenic Bank in Agia Fyla after a bomb was launched against a branch of CYTA. According to information, the 23-year-old ...

  • Equatorial Guinea: Huge blasts in Bata kill many, wound hundreds

    March 7, 2021

    More than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a series of powerful explosions at a military base in Equatorial Guinea’s largest city of Bata, according to officials. In a statement on national television, President Teodoro Obiang said the blasts on Sunday were caused by negligence of a military unit “in charge of ...

  • Croatia: landmine from 1990s Balkan wars kills asylum seeker

    March 7, 2021

    A landmine from the 1990s Balkan wars has exploded, killing a migrant and injured several others in an area of central Croatia littered with unexploded ordnance. The blast occurred on Thursday in woodland near Saborsko, close to the Bosnian border where a group of asylum seekers were attempting to traverse the country, Croatian authorities said in ...

  • Afghanistan: One killed, four injured in Kabul explosion

    March 7, 2021

    In a blast in Kabul, one person is killed and four others were wounded, security officials said. Ferdaws Faramarz said the incident happened at around 02:40 pm on Sunday in Kabul-Jalalabad highway in PD19 of Kabul. Faramarz did not provide further details into the incident but said an investigation is ongoing into the incident. This comes as targeted ...

  • Brave Scotswoman breaking gender stereotypes around demining

    March 7, 2021

    A Scotswoman, who clears landmines in some of the world’s most hazardous countries has said is proud to be shattering the myth that only men can do this job. Mairi Cunningham, who leads Scottish demining charity The HALO Trust’s team ridding Syria of deadly devices, has also worked in trouble spots Somaliland, Cambodia and the disputed ...

  • Pakistan: Security forces kill eight militants in North Waziristan

    March 7, 2021

    Security forces conducted two separate intelligence-based operations (IBOs) on terrorist hideouts in North Waziristan, killing eight militants including three commanders, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday. According to the ISPR, the intelligence-based raids were carried out in Boya and Dosalli areas of North Waziristan and after an exchange of ...

  • Syria: 18 civilians killed, 3 injured in two mine blasts in Salamyieh, Hama

    March 7, 2021

    18 citizens were martyred and 3 others were injured in blasts of two mines left behind by terrorist organizations in two cars in the vicinity of Wadi al-Azib in Salamyieh area in Hama eastern countryside. Earlier, a source at told SANA reporter that landmines left behind by terrorist organizations went off in two cars transporting a ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Sticky bombs – Security forces redraw SOPs; ask public not to leave vehicles unattended

    March 7, 2021

    Suspecting that ‘sticky bombs’ may have entered the valley, security forces are redrawing their standard operating procedures and also advising general public not to leave their vehicles unattended, officials said on Sunday. In the middle of last month, the Jammu and Kashmir police recovered an arms consignment consisting of a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) with an ...

  • Afghanistan: Explosion in Helmand claims government prosecutor

    March 6, 2021

    Sayed Mohammad Sadat, head of NDS prosecutors’ office along with three others were reportedly killed in an explosion near the provincial Police HQ in Lashkargah city of Helmand Province. Helmand police spokesman Mohammad Zaman Hamdard confirmed the incident to the media but did not provide further details. On the other hand, a number of media outlets reported ...

  • Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills 5 labourers in Balochistan

    March 6, 2021

    Five construction workers were killed and five others received serious injuries when the pick-up truck they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. No party has claimed responsibility for the blast, which took place on Friday evening, officials said. The location of the blast was 30 km from Sibi Town in ...

  • 10 years of conflict: ‘It will take at least two generations to rebuild Syria’

    March 5, 2021

    15th March 2021 marks 10 years since the start of the conflict in Syria, and the humanitarian crisis is only getting worse. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is working in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt with Syrians who have lost everything and need humanitarian aid to survive. Humanitarian needs are immense, while access to people in need ...

  • Somalia: At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb blast in Mogadishu

    March 5, 2021

    At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday. The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported. “So far we have carried 20 dead people and 30 injured from ...


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