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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


  • Butterfly landmines mapped by drones and machine learning

    May 27, 2020

    IEDs and so-called butterfly landmines could be detected over wide areas using drones and advanced machine learning, according to research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. The team had previously developed a method that allowed for the accurate detection of butterfly landmines using low-cost commercial drones equipped with infrared cameras. Their new research focuses on ...

  • Has Covid-19 increased the risk of bioterrorism?

    May 26, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global societies to biological threats, both natural and manmade, and their potential for disruption. In many parts of the world, the coronavirus has morphed into an invisible enemy, capable of hiding within our ranks and multiplying in secret, before exploding onto the surface. The crisis has prompted unfounded accusations ...

  • Finland: Blast injures two police officers in Espoo

    May 26, 2020

    Two Police officers were injured in an explosion in a flat in Espoo, Finland, on Monday, reports Helsingin Sanomat. Western Uusimaa Police Department revealed before 11pm yesterday that the explosion took place at around 8.30pm in a flat that was the target of a routine operation involving several police officers in Mäkkylä, Espoo. There are presently no ...

  • Iraq: Islamic State Using Video Game Controller Bombs Against Yazidis

    May 26, 2020

    Bomb detection units in Iraq uncovered a plot by the Islamic State to detonate bombs against Yazidi people hidden in video game controllers, a film highlighted by the UK Telegraph on Monday found. Telegraph, citing a newly released documentary, reported that should one of the controllers have been picked up and played with, four bombs would have detonated and ...

  • Syria: ISIS’ jihadi brides raise group’s black flag over Al Hawl refugee camp

    May 26, 2020

    Shocking footage from the notorious Al Hawl refugee camp shows former jihadi brides raising the ISIS flag amid fears the group could be making a resurgence. The women, wearing all black, a rule previously enforced by the terrorist group during its reign, caused chaos at the refugee facility that houses some of the most dangerous campmates. The ...

  • Somalia: AMISOM, Jubaland Security Forces Repel Al-Shabaab Attack in Dhobley

    May 26, 2020

    In the early hours of Monday, May 25, 2020, Jubaland Security Forces beat back Al-Shabaab militants who attacked their base and training center in Dhobley. Al-Shabaab lost several men and a range of weapons were left behind as they hastily retreated in defeat. About 20 Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the base using rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles ...

  • Colonel, 4 others killed in Yemen blast

    May 26, 2020

    A senior Yemeni security official was among five people killed in a bomb blast in the country’s eastern Hadhramaut province on Tuesday. An improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle carrying Colonel Saleh Ali Jaber — head of the security directorate of Shibam town — and four other people, local media reported. Mohammed Gezan, undersecretary of Yemen’s Information ...

  • Libya: UNSMIL condemns the use of Improvised Explosive Devices against the civilians in Tripoli

    May 26, 2020

    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is extremely concerned about reports that residents of the Ain Zara and Salahuddin areas of Tripoli have been killed or wounded by Improvised Explosive Devices placed in/near their homes. This grotesque transformation and deterioration of the conflict, has occurred while families were seeking the safety and comfort ...

  • UK: Bomb found under a Cambridgeshire road blown up by armed forces

    May 25, 2020

    Police officers and a bomb disposal team have safely detonated an old First World War era bomb over the bank holiday weekend. The explosive was discovered beneath a road bridge on the A1101 at Tydd Gote at 10am on Sunday morning (May 24). The bomb was first believed to be from the Second World War, and police ...

  • Thief robs Pennsylvania gun shop, leaves behind homemade bomb

    May 25, 2020

    A thief fled a Pennsylvania gun shop after stealing firearms and leaving a homemade bomb. It happened Wednesday at the Pickerel Inn near Dingmans Ferry. Six guns were stolen in the robbery, Pennsylvania State Police said, according to WNEP-TV. The thief was wearing a black mask and a camo tactical vest, and threatened the owners of the shop with a gun when they tried ...

  • Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CENTCOM

    May 24, 2020

    US-led coalition forces and their Kurdish allies the Syrian Democratic Forces killed two regional Islamic State group leaders in a raid in eastern Syria this week, US Central Command announced on Friday. Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi were killed in the May 17 joint raid on an IS position in Deir ...

  • Security experts worry about hand sanitizers on aircraft

    May 24, 2020

    Back in 1987, a liquor bottle filled with explosives and placed in a carry-on bag in an overhead bin helped terrorists crash a South Korean airliner. All 115 on board died. Then, in 1994, Al-Qaeda member Ramzi Yousef, architect of the first World Trade Center bombing, detonated liquid nitroglycerin that he had taken on board a ...

  • Russia: FSB terminates case against teen, who brought bomb to agency’s office and died in blast

    May 24, 2020

    Investigators of the Federal Security Service (FSB) have terminated a criminal case against a 17-year-old boy, who brought an explosive device to the agency’s regional office and died when it exploded, a law enforcement source told TASS. “FSB investigators carried out a thorough investigation as part of the terrorism case launched against the teenager. Investigators received ...

  • Somalia security remains volatile with 1,086 attacks recorded in four months

    May 23, 2020

    The security situation in Somalia remained volatile, with 1086 attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked militant recorded in the past four months of the year, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary General released to the Security Council this week. “Al-Shabaab significantly increased its mortar attacks in Mogadishu… with 235 incidents in January, 274 in February, ...


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