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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


  • Somalia: Bomb blast kills 4, including police chief

    March 22, 2020

    At least four people, including a town police chief, were killed after a bomb blast in Somalia on Sunday afternoon, the officials said. Ismail Mukhtar Orongo, a Somali government spokesman, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that Abdikadir Osman Nuunow, Afgoye district police chief was killed alongside his three bodyguards. Two others were also wounded. Read more… Source: Anadolu ...

  • Cyprus: Two ATMs targeted in Limassol in two days

    March 21, 2020

    Police are investigating two separate cases of ATMs being blown up in the early hours of Saturday in the Limassol area. At 4.10am, an ATM exploded in Parekklisia. Police officers immediately rushed to the scene and found out that an improvised explosive device had been used. CCTV footage revealed that, before the explosion, two men, who got ...

  • Airport Council International (ACI) releases security screening best practices during COVID-19

    March 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to unfold, Airports Council International (ACI) World has gathered the following best practices from airports and screening authorities to help protect screeners, passengers and staff while preserving aviation security objectives. Checkpoint management Prior to passengers or staff approaching screening points, hand sanitizers and disinfection products should be provided. If health screening ...

  • Australia: Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation in Tapitallee

    March 20, 2020

    A NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation is being conducted at Tapitallee, west of North Nowra. Around 7am at least half a dozen unmarked vehicles assembled in a Tapitallee street. The South Coast Register understands teams from the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police have joined the NSW JCTT to execute a search warrant on a home ...

  • UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components

    March 20, 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. These questions aim to identify the suitability and readiness of organisations to be involved in the initiative. There are three ...

  • Roadside bomb explosion kills Taliban commander and his security guard in Nangarhar

    March 19, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed a Taliban commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government in a statement said an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb, ripped through the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban. The statement further added that the incident took place on ...

  • Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

    March 19, 2020

    Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. The pledge came as the German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger and Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) ...

  • Navy EOD Technology Evolving as 2 UUV Programs Prepare to Merge

    March 19, 2020

    As the Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community’s capability grows in both sophistication and in quantity, a community leader says they’re being served well by their creed to remain hardware-agnostic. The EOD force has been set on a path to grow its Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Company numbers and double the number of unmanned systems platoons that ...

  • British Personnel To Drawdown From Iraq

    March 19, 2020

    A number of British military personnel are leaving Iraq to redeploy back to the UK. The UK has been training Iraqi forces as part of a US-led coalition mission since 2014, but this has been on hold for the last 60 days due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Defence says, as a result of COVID-19, there has ...

  • India: Fake explosives found in front of police stations in Coimbatore

    March 19, 2020

    Two objects that looked like explosive substances were found in front of two police stations in Coimbatore city on Monday and Tuesday. The objects, looking exactly like improvised explosive devices (IED), were found in front of Saibaba Colony police station in the early hours of Monday and Variety Hall Road police station late on Tuesday. A check ...

  • Navy EOD Seeking OCS Applicants for September 2020 Board

    March 18, 2020

    The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community is seeking highly motivated officer candidates for their annual Officer Candidate School (OCS) accession board, which will be held in September 2020. The application is due by August 7 and is open to both civilians and Fleet transfers who have completed a Bachelor’s degree. Interested civilian candidates should contact ...

  • Four Pakistani Troops, Seven Militants Killed In North Waziristan Clash

    March 18, 2020

    Four members of Pakistan’s security forces and seven militants have been killed during a shoot-out in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, Pakistan’s military says. A statement from Pakistani security forces said the clash took place on March 18 in the area of Datta Khel when government troops raided a “terrorist” hideout. The statement said one of the ...

  • How The UK Is Saving African Lives By Teaching Safe Bomb Disposal

    March 18, 2020

    The Counter IED Wing, part of the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya, has trained 1,600 students from 15 African nations in just over three years. The teaching is led by former leading British Army bomb disposal expert Tony Dedman. He joined the Army when he was 15 and served for 22 years – carrying out ...

  • Mine action in Ukraine – March 2019

    March 18, 2020

    Ukraine is one of the most severely mine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) affected places in the world, with the most recorded anti-vehicle mine incidents for three years in a row and the third globally for overall casualties, behind only Afghanistan and Syria. It is estimated by national authorities that about 7,000 sq. km. in ...


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