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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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  • Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage

    September 11, 2019

    Four retired military dogs were honored at a Capitol Hill ceremony Tuesday when they were each awarded the K-9 Medal of Courage. The medals were presented to Military Working Dog Emmie, Military Working Dog K-9 Niko, Military Working Dog Troll and Explosive Detection Dog Sgt. Yeager. © Beth Caldwell for American Humane Emmie, a 12-year-old black Lab, worked ...

  • Islamic State supporter plotted ‘lone wolf’ attack on barracks using drone to drop weapons, court told

    September 10, 2019

    An Isil supporter plotted a “lone wolf” attack on a military site by adapting drones to drop weapons, a court heard. Hisham Muhammad, 25, allegedly sketched designs and built prototypes to work out how they could be used to launch an attack on an army barracks in Greater Manchester. He also amassed a stash of weapons at his rented home ...

  • Derry bomb: PSNI release images of IED that ‘would have killed’

    September 10, 2019

    Police have released images of an explosive device they believe was being made ready to kill officers. The bomb, along with a command wire, was found in the Creggan area of Derry during a security operation yesterday. The PSNI are describing the bomb as a Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device. It was found in a vehicle parked in a driveway. ...

  • ‘Anti-tank missiles and explosives’ missing from Greek naval facility

    September 10, 2019

    “Military material” has gone missing from a naval facility on the Greek island of Leros, according to the country’s navy. According to local media, anti-tank missiles, ammunition and grenades were taken. There were no signs of forced entry into the area where the equipment was being kept – reportedly prompting investigators to believe it was an inside ...

  • A remotely operated unmanned Marine Corps AAV is taking California beaches

    September 10, 2019

    The nearly 40-year-old assault amphibious vehicle looks to be getting a new lease on life, even as the Corps is still amid plans to replace the aging vehicle. For nearly two weeks aboard Camp Pendleton, California, the Corps and Naval Surface Warfare Center put a remotely operated AAV through two weeks of testing, according to a ...

  • Foiled terrorist attacks on UK soil have risen to 22, says top officer

    September 9, 2019

    The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has revealed that the number of attacks foiled since the Westminster atrocity has risen to 22, with seven relating to suspected far-right terror. Speaking at a conference in Israel, assistant commissioner Neil Basu disclosed the updated figure as he laid out the law enforcement case in support of the government’s ...

  • 3 civilians wounded in an explosion in Kabul city

    September 9, 2019

    Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters confirm that an explosion in Kabul city has wounded at least three civilians. The officials further added that the explosion took place at around 11:00 am local time in the vicinity of the 5th district of the city. Furthermore, the officials said the militants had planted the bomb on the roadside which ...

  • Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

    September 9, 2019

    A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, at 8:30 BST on Saturday. A 33-year-old man has been arrested under terrorism legislation. BBC News ...

  • Dozens killed in two Burkina Faso attacks

    September 9, 2019

    At least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents in Burkina Faso’s troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis ...

  • Philippines: 7 wounded in another bomb attack in Isulan

    September 8, 2019

    An Improvised explosive device went off in a motorcycle parking lot in a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on Saturday, September 7, 2019, wounding at least seven individuals. It was the fourth bomb attack in Isulan in less than 13 months. Major Arvin Encinas, Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Westmincom) spokesperson, said Sunday, September ...

  • Civil war cannonballs found on beach after Hurricane Dorian

    September 8, 2019

    Beachgoers found two Civil-War-era cannonballs on the edge of Folly Beach, uncovered by Hurricane Dorian and laying in the sand. After reporting it, police, fire and local EOD teams responded, confirming the relics and making sure the cannonballs weren’t still live and dangerous. Aaron Lattin and his girlfriend found the cannonballs off East Ashley avenue on the ...

  • Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

    September 7, 2019

    The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. “The goal is to increase the reality of the exercise by conducting scenarios in a crowded ...

  • IDF strikes Hamas after drone ‘drops explosive’ across Gaza border

    September 7, 2019

    The explosive charge apparently damaged a military vehicle, but the IDF said no injuries were reported The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday said it struck a Hamas outpost in the Gaza Strip after an armed drone crossed over the border and dropped an explosive towards an IDF position. Palestinians reported hearing artillery fire near Rafah in ...

  • Taliban Claims Deadly Bomb Attack In Kabul; Two NATO Troops Killed

    September 5, 2019

    At least 12 people have been killed — including a U.S. and a Romanian soldier — and dozens more injured when a car bomb struck a checkpoint on September 5 in a neighborhood of Kabul that houses the embassies, government buildings, and local NATO headquarters. The fundamentalist Taliban claimed responsibility for the late-morning attack. It is the ...

  • One killed, nine injured in two IED blasts in Quetta

    September 5, 2019

    A volunteer of Chhipa Welfare Association died and nine others sustained injuries in two improvised explosive device (IED) blasts that occurred near Khezai Chowk of western bypass in Quetta late Thursday night. The injured included two senior police officers, a TV reporter and a cameraman. According to police, the first blast took place near the office of ...


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