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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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  • Indiana: Explosives training focuses on increase in ATM bombs

    April 15, 2021

    Bomb squads from across the country trained at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in North Vernon, Indiana, with federal and military experts and the Raven’s Challenge joint explosives training program. During the training period squad members also had the opportunity to share information about the latest threats to public safety, according to a reporton Channel 4. The ...

  • Venezuela requests support from UN to deactivate anti-personnel mines

    April 14, 2021

    In a letter to the United Nations, Venezuela requested technical and technological assistance to deactivate anti-personnel mines, a diplomatic source noted. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada met on Tuesday with representatives of the UN Service for Mine-Related Activities, and ratified the request to provide its experience to the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB). Venezuela requested the provision of ...

  • Somalia: Civilian vehicle hit by IED kills at least 17 in Middle Shabelle region

    April 14, 2021

    At least 17 people were killed and 2 others were injured on Wednesday after a civilian minibus traveling between Mogadishu-Jowhar road was hit by IED at the vicinity of Gololey, officials said. ”17 people were killed and 2 others were wounded after a public transport minibus traveling between Mogadishu-Jowhar road was hit by an IED near ...

  • New South Wales: Campbelltown rescue dog finds new life with ADF

    April 14, 2021

    The pooch, named Cheese, was well known to staff at Campbelltown’s Animal Care Facility for his tendency to climb and jump fences and make escapes. Cheese was rehomed several times, but always seemed to let himself out and return to the facility. His tenacity – and love of catching and retrieving – caught the eye of facility ...

  • US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

    April 14, 2021

    President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said. Biden will lay out his vision for the way forward in Afghanistan and the timeline for the withdrawal in remarks Wednesday afternoon, The White ...

  • Afghan Security Forces Discovered And Defused Hundreds Of IEDs In Khost, Maidan Wardak, Logar and Kandahar Provinces

    April 14, 2021

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse five IEDs in Khost, Maidan Wardak & Logar provinces. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1382205320496361473 360 IEDs which were made by Taliban to kill innocent Afghans in Arghandab district of Kandahar province, were discovered and defused by ANA, today. Taliban were planning to placed the IEDs on public ...

  • UNAMA concerned over increased number of civilian casualties: Report

    April 14, 2021

    UNAMA in a recent report found that the number of civilians killed and injured in the initial three months of 2021 was higher than the previous year. In the first-quarter report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts 2021, UNAMA indicated that 1,783 civilian casualties were recorded in the first three months of the year. The ...

  • Philippines: IED explosion in Basilan injures soldier, civilian

    April 13, 2021

    A soldier and one civilian were wounded in a roadside explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan Monday morning, April 12. In a statement, Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the explosion occurred while troops from the 12th Division Reconnaissance Company were conducting mobile patrol in Sitio ...

  • AMISOM forces equipped to clear explosives in Jowhar

    April 13, 2021

    Twelve soldiers attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bomb squad in Jowhar, HirShabelle State, have completed specialized training on countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). IEDs are locally manufactured explosives which have become the main weapon of choice for Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia. Conducted by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) over seven weeks, ...

  • Armed forces of Ukraine and Sweden to cooperate in establishing mine action center

    April 13, 2021

    A delegation of the Swedish Armed Forces visited the 8th Chernihiv Training Center of the State Special Transport Service and discussed bilateral cooperation in mine action. “Within the framework of interstate cooperation, Swedish experts discussed the provision of expert assistance in the establishment of the mine action center at the State Special Transport Service under the ...

  • Pakistan: Ten injured in Hub football ground explosion

    April 13, 2021

    At least 10 people were injured in an explosion in Balochistan’s Hub city Tuesday evening, the police said. The Shuhada-e-police football tournament was being played when the explosion occurred. Lasbela SSP Tariq Elahi and the bomb disposal squad arrived at the scene after receiving reports. Elahi said that an IED had been placed in one of the seats ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb kills 3 in Farah city, 10 troops killed in north

    April 13, 2021

    A suicide car bombing killed at least three civilians in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, and at least 10 security troops were killed in the country’s north. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the suicide car bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives inside Farah city, the capital of Farah province, killing three ...

  • St Paul’s bomb plot: Norwegian man charged

    April 12, 2021

    A man has been charged in Norway over his alleged role in a terror plot to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Norwegian man – who has not been named – was originally arrested in September 2019. Safiyya Shaikh was jailed for life last year after admitting she had planned to blow herself up inside the ...

  • ‘It’s only four more laps’ – EOD soldier sets a world record running a mile in a 96-pound bomb suit

    April 12, 2021

    Running a mile may not sound so tough, but things get a lot harder when you’re wearing a clunky 84-pound blast-proof bodysuit and 12-pound helmet. That takes a few extra spoonfuls of determination, especially when you’re trying to break a world record while doing it. But that’s where Capt. Kaitlyn Hernandez found herself when she ...

  • Texas: Man Arrested for Amazon Web Services Bomb Plot

    April 12, 2021

    A Texas man has been charged with plotting a bombing of Amazon Web Services in a quest to allegedly “kill off the internet.” Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested in Ft. Worth after allegedly attempting to get an explosive device from an undercover FBI employee in a sting. The feds were alerted to Pendley after a concerned ...


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