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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.


Latest News


  • Customs officers from Asia-Pacific nations meet in PH to intensify watch against IEDs, harmful chemicals

    October 19, 2019

    A gathering of customs administrations from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region was recently held in the country in a bid to intensify monitoring on the entry of explosives and hazardous chemicals in the nations’ territories. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) hosted the World Customs Organization Asia – Pacific Security Project Pre-Operational Planning and Coordination Meeting ...

  • Kenya: Police Hunt for Suspect behind October 12th Attack that Killed 10 GSU Officers

    October 19, 2019

    Police have released an image of a suspected al-Shabaab militant believed to be the mastermind of the October 12th attack that killed 10 Kenyan security officers. The 10 General Service Unit (GSU) officers, who were on a routine security patrol, died after the vehicle they were traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in ...

  • World War II Isn’t Over For Europe In 1 Way: The Left Over Bombs That Can Kill

    October 19, 2019

    Key point: The legacy of World Wars II lives on in one way. For the most part, World War II left the U.S. and Canadian homelands physically untouched. There were a few incidents of sabotage and a few small-scale attacks, such as a Japanese submarine’s shelling of an oil refinery in southern California and balloon bombs launched ...

  • Al-Shabaab use mortar bombs to strike fear

    October 19, 2019

    Despite increasing concern that Al-Shabaab has become even more daring after attacking the Halane Base Camp, the African Union peacekeeping force says the group is gambling with mortar bombs to strike fear. Mortar bombs fire explosive shells at close targets. The Halane Base Camp houses the headquarters of high profile institutions and agencies in Somalia’s capital ...

  • Afghanistan mosque bombing kills 62 worshippers

    October 18, 2019

    At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, according to a provincial spokesman. The force of the blast, in eastern Nangarhar province, destroyed the building’s roof, eyewitnesses said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast came the day after the UN said ...

  • NDS Special Forces kill facilitator of Taliban explosions in Takhar province

    October 17, 2019

    The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) killed the facilitator of Taliban explosions in North-eastern Takhar province. According to a statement released by NDS, the NDS Special Forces killed Salahuddin alias Ibrahimi, the facilitator of Taliban explosions in Takhar. The statement further added that Salahuddin had recently visited Taloqan city to carry out a ...

  • BOOM! 92nd Engineer Battalion begins training cycle with a bang

    October 17, 2019

    The 530th Clearance Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a five-part demolition range training event at the Engineers Qualification Area, Oct. 17, 2019, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The demo range challenged combat engineers to regain their confidence, enhance their technical proficiency and prepare themselves for missions overseas through a confidence blast, timber cutting, urban ...

  • Partnership in Niger: U.S. EOD, Air Advisors train FAN

    October 17, 2019

    Airmen assigned to the 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron instructed Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) personnel during a week-long Improvised Explosive Device Awareness Course, here, Oct. 7-11, 2019. Expanding on the U.S. Armed Forces/FAN partnership, members of the 768th EABS Explosive Ordnance Disposal team assisted by 768th EABS Security Forces Air Advisors trained FAN Genie Unit ...

  • Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report

    October 17, 2019

    In just the first nine months of 2019 overall, UNAMA counted more than 8,200 civilian casualties – 2,563 killed and 5,676 injured – similar to figures in the corresponding nine-month periods from 2014 onwards. But the last three months, has seen an “unprecedented number of civilian casualties”, UNAMA said. In July, the Mission documented the country’s ...

  • Lower limb protection and a digital forensics tool are the latest technologies to be offered for free licensed commercial exploitation by Dstl.

    October 16, 2019

    Lower limb injuries from either purpose-designed mines or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are not always fatal but invariably life-altering. This technology uses a shaped metal ‘cup’ that covers the foot from heel to mid-sole. It can be sized to fit either over the shoe or as an insert and has been shown in blast trials ...

  • Alleged jihadist in court accused of plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

    October 16, 2019

    An alleged female jihadist has appeared in court accused of plotting to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral in a suicide attack. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, from Hayes, Middlesex, was arrested last week and charged in connection with the alleged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) plot. Prosecutors claim the 36-year-old carried out a reconnaissance trip to ...

  • Italian police seize ‘astonishing’ stash of explosives, guns and drugs in mafia stronghold

    October 16, 2019

    Italian police said on Wednesday they had found over 2.5 kilos of explosives, over a kilo of cocaine and 14 weapons, including machine guns, in a mafia stronghold. The haul was discovered in a garage by a sniffer dog during a raid in the southern city of Reggio Calabria, known to be in the grip of ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb explosion leaves 2 dead, many others wounded in Laghman province

    October 16, 2019

    A car bomb explosion left at least 2 dead and many others wounded in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the militants detonated a car bomb close to police headquarters of Alisheng district earlier today, killing 2 policemen and wounding 6 others. However, the local officials said the explosion killed 2 policemen ...

  • Schonstedt Magnetic Locators Support Somalia Demining Efforts

    October 16, 2019

    In collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), four Magnetic Locators from Schonstedt Instrument Company have deployed to Somalia, approximately 6 miles north of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, to locate explosive remnants of war (ERW). About the Site The Daynile district, located in the Banaadir region of Somalia, encompasses the northern outskirts of the nation’s ...

  • Special Forces foil militants bid to detonate a bomb close to a school in Kabul

    October 15, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces foiled the militants bid to detonate an improvised explosive device close to a school in Kabul. According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces discovered a remote-controlled improvised explosive device which the militants had planted close to Olya-e Reshkhor High School. The statement further added that the Special Forces ...

  • Pakistan: Cop killed in Quetta IED blast, 10 injured

    October 15, 2019

    At least one policeman was martyred and 10 people, including five policemen, injured in an attack on a police vehicle at Quetta’s Double Road area on Tuesday. Initial reports suggest that unknown assailants targetted the police van through an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a motorcycle that went off when the mobile passed the motorcycle. Liaquat Shahwani, ...


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