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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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  • Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield

    September 24, 2018

    Defence and Security Accelerator – DASA is launching a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. This competition has an initial £500,000 to fund multiple proof-of-concept proposals at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Additional funding of ...

  • Yemen Houthis mass-produced mines and IEDs using Iranian components, CAR report finds

    September 24, 2018

    A new report by Conflict Armament Research has found that Yemen’s Houthi rebels have standardized and mass-produced improvised explosive devices with components, some of which originate in Iran. Evidence collected by the research organization suggests that the use of landmines and IEDs is widespread and has increased as Houthi forces retreat from coalition advances, and that ...

  • Taliban Commander blown up by own explosives in Nangarhar province

    September 24, 2018

    A local Taliban Commander was blown up by own explosives in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military in East said Monday. According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military, the incident took place on Sunday in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district. The statement further added that a local Taliban ...

  • Demining Laos: ‘what my team do can save many people’s lives’

    September 24, 2018

    For almost four years, Phouviengsavanh “Toui” Keosouphan, 39, has worked to clear Laos’ plague of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Laos has the distinction of being the most heavily bombed nation on the planet per capita, with 29,000 people killed and 21,000 injured by deadly leftover devices from the Vietnam War era. He works with Norwegian People’s ...

  • Afghanistan: Up To 200 People Fall Victim To Mines Every Month

    September 23, 2018

    Officials from the Mine Detection Center (MDC) on Sunday said each month up to 200 people in the country fall victim to IEDs – both newly planted devices and unexploded mines going back to the civil war. MDC officials were speaking at an event in Kabul that was held to mark the International Day of Peace. Mohammad Shahab Hakimi, head ...

  • Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

    September 23, 2018

    Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and wounded 277 more, according to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a landmine clearance charity. Casualties rose from 12 per ...

  • Seven Children Killed In A Taliban Explosion In Faryab: Officials

    September 22, 2018

    At least seven children were killed and five others were wounded in an IED explosion in Faryab province on Friday, local officials said Saturday. Ghulam Ali CID director for Sherentagab district police headquarters said the incident occurred in an area which fell to the Taliban last week – in Koh Sayyad of Sherentagab district. Ali said that ...

  • Accidental IED Explosion Kills Three PLA Militants in Myanmar-Manipur border

    September 21, 2018

    Three militants of the banned terror outfit Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) accidentally went off with a huge explosion at the militant camp along Indo-Myanmar border. According to the spokesperson of Assam Rifles (AR), ‘A huge blast was heard by the villagers of the bordering belt of Kamjong district from across ...

  • US Soldiers train with Indian counterparts on IED and room clearing tactics

    September 21, 2018

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and the Indian army’s 99th Mountain Brigade learned room clearing techniques and IED detection methods during Yudh Abhyas 2018, Sept. 21, 2018, at Chaubattia Military Station, India. “We did a walkthrough of IED lanes with some of the simulated IEDs exploding,” said Sgt. Jason Onikama, a ...

  • LGU gives metal detectors to secure Kidapawan from IED attacks

    September 20, 2018

    At least 20 metal detectors were distributed to the local police here and other law enforcement units to ensure that the city becomes a ‘hardened target’ of criminal elements, especially groups allegedly engaged in bombing and other unlawful activities, the city’s local chief executive said. Mayor Joseph Evangelista, chair of the City Peace and Order Council ...

  • The fledgling insurgency in Burkina’s east

    September 20, 2018

    Since February this year, a new battlefront has emerged in eastern Burkina Faso (ACLED, 2018), in the Est Region situated along the borders with Niger, Benin, and Togo is regarded as a bastion of banditry. However, militancy is a new phenomenon in this part of the country, except the reported failed attempt by Al-Mourabitoun to ...

  • Remote controlled IED recovered in Manipur

    September 20, 2018

    Assam Rifles jawans recovered a remote controlled improvised explosive device, allegedly planted by proscribed militant outfit PLA, from a road in Kamtong district in Manipur, AR officials said. Weighing three kg, the IED was recovered from a road linking Kamtong village to Skipe village at around 5 pm Wednesday. The IED, supposedly planted by the banned Peoples’Liberation Army (PLA), was later defused. Read ...

  • Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš opens 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018

    September 19, 2018

    New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) technologies and trends can be viewed today (19 September 2018) and tomorrow on Thursday by visitors to the 5th NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2018 at Bratislavaʼs Incheba Expo Arena. The exhibition, organised by the NATO Centre of Excellence EOD Trenčín, was today opened by Defence ...

  • Army neutralises 5 terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

    September 18, 2018

    The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had nutrialised five Boko Haram insurgents in separate operations in Bama Local Government Areas (LGA) of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said the insurgents were eliminated in Kote and Bula Dadobe communities in the LGA. Chukwu said joint operations, titled ...

  • Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan

    September 18, 2018

    Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday. According to paramilitary Frontier Corps Balochistan spokesperson, the forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Kohlu, a district in Balochistan province. During the operation, huge amount of ...


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