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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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  • 4 children killed, 5 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Faryab

    May 10, 2019

    At least four children were killed and five others were wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in northern Faryab province. A spokesman for Faryab Police Abdul Karim Yurish said the incident took place late on Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of Dawlatabad district. Yurish further added that the children were busy herding their ...

  • Argentine explosive devices from the Falklands’ war found and destroyed in the proximity of Stanley

    May 10, 2019

    The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week that elements of the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire Service and the military were in action following the discovery of two unexploded munitions in separate locations around the capital Stanley. It was later confirmed that the unexploded munitions, and neutralized, dated back to the time of ...

  • Bangladesh pushes for comprehensive training for UN peacekeepers

    May 9, 2019

    Bangladesh has called for strong collaboration—among the UN secretariat, member states, troops, and police-contributing countries—to achieve comprehensive training for peacekeepers. Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, said this at an open debate titled “Peacekeeping Training and Capacity-Building” at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, reports UNB. Among the troop-and-police-contributing countries, Bangladesh stood in ...

  • Man, 49, is charged with possession of explosives after two suspected IEDs were found in empty London flat

    May 9, 2019

    A man has been charged with possession of explosives after two suspected bombs were found in an empty flat in north-west London. Richard Parry, 49, was arrested in November last year after the two suspected IEDs (improvised explosive devices) were found in the kitchen cupboard at his former flat in Craven Park, Harlesden, on November 21 last ...

  • Death toll rises to 9 in Kabul attack, at least 20 more wounded: MoI

    May 9, 2019

    The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the casualties toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul city has climbed to 29 dead or wounded. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Thursday that 9 people including a special forces soldier, 4 public protection forces personnel, 1 security guard of Counterpart International and 3 civilians lost their lives in ...

  • Gardai release image of deadly hand-grenade that was seized in Co Meath raid

    May 9, 2019

    Gardai have released an image of a deadly hand-grenade that was seized following a drugs raid in Co Meath on Wednesday. During the search at a property in Ashbourne, Co Meath cannabis worth €2million and cocaine with an estimated value of €420,000 was seized alongside two hand grenades. The Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were ...

  • It could take 100 years to be free of explosives: official

    May 9, 2019

    It is estimated that bombs and explosives are left from the wartime in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide. In some districts in the central provinces of Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị, the contaminated areas have been reported to account for 80 per cent of the area. Since peace returned to Việt Nam in 1975, more ...

  • QinetiQ Wins C$51m Contract with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Unmanned Aircraft System Service program

    May 7, 2019

    QinetiQ has been awarded a C$51m (c£30m) contract to deliver unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that will drive enhanced situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces. The contract will be delivered from QinetiQ’s state-of-the-art unmanned vehicle manufacturing and operational facilities in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The vertical take-off UAS will provide Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) ...

  • IEDs and the Maoist insurgency

    May 7, 2019

    On 03 May 2019, an office of a major political party in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand was partially damaged by an Improvised Explosive Device . Initial reports indicated that the blast was triggered by the Maoist insurgents. Fortunately, there was no casualty. A villager was killed on the same day when an IED exploded in Aurangabad district of ...

  • 20th CES infiltrates illicit lab in exercise

    May 6, 2019

    Three flights assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a readiness exercise at the fire training grounds at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, May 2. The Shaw fire department, emergency management and explosive ordnance disposal units responded to a call only to discover a simulated chemical and explosives lab. “The overall goal is just ...

  • Two soldiers injured in IED explosion near LoC

    May 5, 2019

    Two soldiers were injured on Sunday in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, army sources said. The incident was reported near the Khanthawali post in Kupwara. “The blast occurred when one of the two soldiers stepped on the IED. Both the injured have been shifted ...

  • 50th Annual Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen EOD Technicians

    May 4, 2019

    Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) hosted the 50th annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial onboard Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, May 4. The EOD community from each of the joint services gathered to honor the memory of 338 fallen EOD heroes and add the names of three additional EOD technicians ...

  • Deadly gases may be starting to leak from Europe’s World War weapons cemeteries

    May 3, 2019

    After World War I and World War II, officials decided to dump hundreds of thousands of metric tons of munitions into the oceans around Europe, which at the time appeared to be the most easily accessible disposal ground. Some of those weapons — including mines containing mustard gas — were simply dropped into the Baltic ...

  • 15 commandos, driver killed in blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

    May 2, 2019

    Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday, blowing up a vehicle carrying crack C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, killing 15 of them and the driver in the deadliest attack on security forces in five years in the state. The attack was believed to be in reprisal for the killing of 40 rebels ...

  • Australian guilty of plane bomb plot involving meat grinder

    May 1, 2019

    A man has been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up an Etihad flight in a terror attack, using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired to bring down the flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, a jury ruled on Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty. The plot was ...


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