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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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  • Somalia: Danab Forces Destroy VBIED In Lower Shabelle

    January 9, 2021

    The elite trained Danab forces have destroyed vehicle laden with explosives during an operation in the Lower Shabelle province. “They were planning massive operations and suicide car bombings against the people of Somalia,’’ Ahmed Abdullahi Nur, commander of the US-trained elite forces told the military radio. Ahmed said over five militants had been killed during the operation ...

  • Somalia: AMISOM troops conclude counter IED training in Arbiska

    January 9, 2021

    Forty Ugandan soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) based in Arbiska, 30 km north west of Mogadishu have completed a five-weeks training aimed at enhancing their capacity to counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs). Col. Jimmy Nabiyu Musoke, the Commander of Uganda’s Battle Group (BG) XXX, presided over ...

  • South Australia: Man charged after police allegedly found drugs and explosive device at Osborne property

    January 9, 2021

    A property in a normally quiet South Australian neighbourhood was stormed by heavily armed police today, where they allegedly uncovered prohibited drugs, stashes of money and an explosive device. A man and woman who live at the Modlavia Walk property in Osborne, about 21 kilometres north-west of the Adelaide city centre, were quickly arrested. Neighbours say they ...

  • UK: Controlled explosion at Ellesmere Port school after ‘hazardous substance’ found

    January 7, 2021

    The bomb squad were called to an Ellesmere Port school after the discovery of a “hazardous substance.” Cheshire Police were immediately informed after the Ellesmere Port C of E College discovered the substance on their property on Tuesday (January 5), reports Cheshire Live. The EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) team attended the Ellesmere Port school, which did not ...

  • Virginia: A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives

    January 7, 2021

    Following the discovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) amid the pro-Trump mob in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Virginia police instructed officers to be on the lookout for suspicious packages, according to an internal bulletin obtained by The Nation. The information bulletin, dated January 6, was issued by the Arlington County Police Department’s Homeland Security Section. It ...

  • Somalia: 7 Killed In Mogadishu Roadside Bombing

    January 7, 2021

    At least seven people have been killed after a landmine planted on the roadside in Mogadishu on early Thursday morning went off. Among those killed in the landmine explosion are two security forces after the landmine which targeted security forces vehicle which was passing in Hodan district went off according to a resident who sorted anonymity. The commander ...

  • Washington, DC: An explosive device is found at the R.N.C., and the D.N.C. is evacuated.

    January 6, 2021

    An explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington and the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package on Wednesday, according to three people briefed on the discoveries. The device that was found at the R.N.C. was a pipe bomb that ...

  • Explosive kills 5 Cameroonian soldiers, civilian in Northwest region

    January 6, 2021

    Authorities in Cameroon said five soldiers and a civilian were killed early Wednesday in the troubled English-speaking region of Northwest when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle. The soldiers were part of a government convoy that had traveled to the remote sub-divisions of Njikwa and Ngie to install newly appointed sub-prefects. The blast occurred when ...

  • Kabul to install surveillance cameras to combat crime

    January 6, 2021

    Afghan authorities said on Wednesday they would roll out surveillance cameras across Kabul, seeking to tackle a wave of street crime and targeted assassinations in the capital. Vice President Amrullah Saleh said the government would spend more than 100 million dollars on installing new cameras across the city of about six million, whose population has swelled ...

  • Arizona man gets over 3 years in prison in bomb-making case

    January 6, 2021

    An Arizona man who acknowledged showing an undercover federal agent how to make explosive devices in a 2017 sting operation in Las Vegas was sentenced to three years and five months in prison on convictions for heroin possession and distributing information related to explosives. The sentence given to Ahmad Suhad Ahmad on Jan. 5 in Tucson ...

  • Somalia: One Killed In Roadside Bomb Targeting Police Spokesman

    January 6, 2021

    A landmine targeting Somali police spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali has left one person dead on Tuesday night in Mogadishu’s Waberi district. In a statement, the police spokesman said he was not in his car at the time of the incident adding that he was not scared of such threats and he is ready to serve the ...

  • UK: New blast laboratory to help protect against terrorist attacks

    January 6, 2021

    A new world class laboratory that is set to develop an unprecedented insight into the behaviour of explosives – data which could help to improve the UK’s ability to protect against terrorist attacks – is being launched by engineers at the University of Sheffield. The first of its kind facility, led by Dr Sam Clarke from ...

  • Afghan Security Forces prevented a car bomb attack in Faryab province, defused 7 IEDs in Kabul, Maidan Wardak and Nangarhar provinces

    January 5, 2021

    Afghan National Army prevented a car bomb attack in Shireen-Tagab district of Faryab province today. Taliban wanted to blow up a car which had been loaded with explosives in the Shireen-Tab market. The car was identified by ANA and it was targeted and destroyed. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1346495320260227073 The engineering teams of Afghan National Police following point-to-point search operations, managed ...

  • Trends in Terrorism: What’s on the Horizon in 2021?

    January 5, 2021

    The year 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Just three days into the year, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani. That news was soon eclipsed by the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus and the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, protests, and a bitterly ...

  • Pittsburgh police search for vehicle after explosion in Lawrenceville

    January 4, 2021

    Authorities are searching for a white pickup truck after an explosion damaged a car Sunday night in Lawrenceville. City police said an improvised explosive device detonated in the 3600 block of Penn Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. A separate explosive-related incident that happened about 90 minutes later in the Hill District was likely caused by an “aerial ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 killed in IED Blast in Nangarhar province

    January 4, 2021

    In a roadside IED in Nangarhar, two policemen were killed and three others were wounded in Nangarhar province, officials in the province confirmed. According to officials, the blast happened in the PD4 Sabzi market area of Jalalabad city, the IED targeted a local police vehicle. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. This comes as ...

  • Afghanistan: Security Forces Discover Taliban Safe House, Seize IEDs, 17 IEDs defused along Helmand-Herat Highway

    January 4, 2021

    First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Monday, at the 6:30 am meeting, that Kabul police had found a safe house in PD8 of Kabul city. The safe house reportedly belonged to the Taliban militants, in which the group have stored different types of IEDs and Magnetic Bombs. Saleh added, that Kabul police detained four individuals in ...

  • Northern Ireland: Army bomb disposal call-outs highest in three years

    January 3, 2021

    Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) based in the region can be requested to assist police where it is believed there may be explosives. Officers from explosive ordnance disposal and search regiments were called out 229 times between August 1 2018 and July 31 2019 according to the most recent available government figures. MI5 continued to categorise the threat ...

  • Afghanistan: 5 killed, top Kapisa cleric among 9 injured in blast

    January 3, 2021

    Five people were killed and nine others were wounded including the provincial Ulema Council head in a car bomb blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday. Abdul ShayiqShurash, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the dead included three religious scholars and two others. He said MirwaisKarim, head of the KapisaUlema Council, was among the nine people ...


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