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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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  • HMP Whitemoor: Knife attack by inmates wearing fake suicide vests treated as terrorism

    January 10, 2020

    An assault on prison officers by two inmates wearing fake suicide vests is being treated as a terror attack, police have said. One officer was left with stab wounds to his head and neck following the incident at the maximum security HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire on Thursday morning. He was set on from behind by the prisoners, ...

  • Islamic extremism wracks Burkina Faso, spreading east

    January 10, 2020

    Nearly 1,000 civilians were killed in 2019 by local militias and fighters linked to Islamic extremists, a spike in attacks of nearly 190%, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which collects and analyzes conflict information. The violence in northern and now eastern Burkina Faso has displaced more than half a million people, ...

  • Terrorist attack on Colombian air base injures 1

    January 10, 2020

    One person was injured early Friday in a terrorist attack at a Colombian air force base. The Colombian Air Force confirmed there was an attack at the Casanare Air Group in Yopal. The attack happened about 2:20 a.m., local time, on Friday. Officials said an IED exploded inside a vehicle at the base, injuring a noncommissioned officer. ...

  • Niger says 25 soldiers killed in latest attack blamed on jihadist militants

    January 9, 2020

    Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post in west Niger near its border with Mali on Thursday, the government said in a statement. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack on the post at Chinagodrar, about 130 miles (209 km) north of ...

  • Turkey destroys hundreds of mines, IEDs in Syria

    January 9, 2020

    Turkish security forces have destroyed 891 mines and 1,660 improvised explosive devices in northern Syria within the area of its latest anti-terror operation in the region, the National Defense Ministry said Thursday. “Our commandos meticulously continue clearing mine/IEDs booby-trapped by PKK/YPG terrorists which pose great danger to soldiers and civilians in the Operation Peace Spring area. ...

  • New York Woman Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Distributing Information About Weapons of Mass Destruction

    January 9, 2020

    Asia Siddiqui and Her Co-Defendant Planned to Build Explosive or Destructive Devices Similar to those Used in Prior U.S.-Based Terrorist Attacks Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Asia Siddiqui was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. for her role in planning to build a bomb for ...

  • Several killed in car bomb attack near Somali parliament

    January 8, 2020

    At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police said. A plume of thick black smoke was seen over the city on Wednesday, and witnesses said a number of vehicles were on fire. “Explosives were packed in a vehicle ...

  • Kenya: Four children killed in botched invasion of Dadaab Police Post

    January 7, 2020

    Four school going children were killed during an attack by suspected Al Shabaab terrorists in Saretho, Dadaab, Tuesday. Deputy County Commissioner Kibet Bowen says the children were killed when security forces cornered the suspected terrorists as they tried to destroy a communication mast. He explained stray bullets hit and killed the four students who were in the houses ...

  • Mexico: Car Bomb in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato with Remote Detonation IED (‘Papa Bomba’) Payload

    January 7, 2020

    On Thursday 7 November 2019, a vehicle containing a visible IED was discovered in front of a residence in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato. The device was a ‘Papa Bomba’ (Potato Bomb) based on a FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) design. A Mexican Army (SEDENA) bomb squad subsequently rendered the explosive device safe. The placement of ...

  • Blast in Pakistan’s Quetta kills two, wounds many: Officials

    January 7, 2020

    At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after a bomb targeted a security personnel vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. The attack took place at an intersection near the city’s busy Liaqat market on Tuesday evening, police said. “Two people have been killed and the number of injured is ...

  • Incendiary Balloon Terror Returns to Southern Israel

    January 7, 2020

    Security personnel were summoned by local officials to a site in the Lachish Regional Council district on Tuesday, where an incendiary terror balloon had landed, and was discovered by a local resident. An Israel Police sapper examined the improvised explosive device attached to the balloon and confirmed it was, indeed, an IED. The bomb squad subsequently ...

  • 30 Killed in Northeast Nigeria Bomb Blast on Crowded Bridge

    January 6, 2020

    At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday. The bomb detonated at roughly 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on a crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru that leads into neighboring Cameroon. Witnesses in the market ...

  • Pipe bomb partially explodes in Belfast garden

    January 5, 2020

    A pipe bomb partially exploded in the front garden of a house in west Belfast on Saturday. Police were called to Norglen Parade at 22:35 GMT following reports of a suspicious object in the area. An Army bomb disposal team examined the object, which they said was a “viable pipe-bomb type device”. No-one was injured but police said ...

  • More than a dozen killed in Burkina Faso bus attack

    January 5, 2020

    At least 14 people, including seven children, have been killed when a bus carrying students ran over an improvised explosive device in northern Burkina Faso, according to the government. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for Saturday’s blast, which hit one bus in a convoy of three that was carrying 160 passengers in all, ...

  • Three more crude bombs explode at Dhaka University

    January 5, 2020

    Three more crude bombs exploded near Dhaka University’s Kalabhaban (Arts building) and Ducsu building yesterday. A man wearing a red jacket exploded two crude bombs on the campus around 10:45am, said witnesses. Several people tried to catch him but he managed to flee, they added. DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said they are trying to identify those ...

  • Soleimani killing: Iraqi troops could refuse to protect British soldiers from Iran-backed militias

    January 5, 2020

    British troops in Iraq have become more vulnerable after the assassination of Qaseem Soleimani because Iraqi forces may refuse to protect them from attacks by Iranian-backed militias, i has been told. Dr Jack Watling, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute think-tank, said weapons poured into Iraq to fight Isis could also be turned on British forces. Following last week’s ...


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