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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.


Latest News


  • Glowing engineered bacteria point out explosive landmines

    October 20, 2020

    New molecularly engineered E. coli bacteria emit a bioluminescence visible to the naked eye, enabling detection of landmines from afar. Researchers who discovered how to utilize fluorescent E. coli bacteria to locate landmines have recently further mutated them so that they are now both more sensitive and emit a glow visible to the naked eye, eliminating ...

  • IED attack injures civilians in Syria’s Manbij

    October 20, 2020

    A local military council in the northern Syrian city of Manbij said in a statement on Tuesday that an improvised explosive device (IED) earlier that day targeted a civilian vehicle, wounding several. “Around 12 Pm, a civilian car targeted by terrorist cells trying to disturb the security and stability in the town of Manbij” planted “a ...

  • Pakistan: Five hurt in IED blast at Sheerin Jinnah bus terminal in Karachi

    October 20, 2020

    Five people were wounded when a bomb exploded at the entrance of a bus terminal near Sheerin Jinnah Colony on Tuesday, said police officials and hospital sources. Police investigators said it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted at the gate of the terminal. According to them, a bicycle rigged with some explosive material ...

  • Submarine killer Peter Madsen recaptured after reportedly trying to escape from prison with bomb threat

    October 20, 2020

    The Danish inventor serving a life sentence for torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist in a self-built submarine tasted freedom for about five minutes Tuesday when he escaped from his prison — but was quickly recaptured while carrying fake weapons, including a “bogus” explosives belt, officials said. Peter Madsen was seen in dramatic video posted by ...

  • 5 civilians killed in improvised bomb explosions in Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan

    October 20, 2020

    Five Afghan civilians were killed and nine others wounded after two improvised bombs tore apart two vehicles in eastern Wardak province on Tuesday, a provincial government spokesman confirmed. “The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosions occurred in span of short time in Kota-e-Ashro locality of Jalrez district in the morning. The blasts took place after the vehicles ...

  • DASA UK market exploration: future policing

    October 19, 2020

    DASA wants to understand the current market capability and development requirements for future policing initiatives. The Home Office and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are undertaking a market assessment of the availability of cutting-edge solutions and innovative concepts in development that will transform UK policing and security over the next 10 to 20 year period. The Defence ...

  • Spain dismantle a terrorist organisation recruiting and indoctrinating women

    October 19, 2020

    On 16 October the General Commissariat of Information of the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional – CGI) arrested two individuals for their alleged link to a terrorist organisation and on suspicion of recruiting and indoctrinating for the purpose of jihadist terrorism. During an action day supported by Europol, Spanish police raided the homes of the ...

  • UK: Live ‘Second World War’ explosive found in brook near Loughborough

    October 19, 2020

    An explosive device has been discovered in a brook near Loughborough. Police in Charnwood said officers had been called at around 5.45pm yesterday to assist with a report of a suspected World War Two explosive device in Woodhouse Eaves. After inspecting the item, officers set up a wide cordon and the ‘bomb squad’ was called in. A Leicestershire ...

  • Afghanistan: NDS Arrests Suicide Bomber Mastermind During Raid

    October 19, 2020

    Local officials in Nangarhar said Daesh’s in-charge of suicide attacks arrested, their judge killed in separate raids in Jalalabad city following two separate raids by the National Security Forces in the region. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, told the khaama Press on Monday that the two operations were carried out last night in ...

  • US Navy EOD Releases Strategic Guidance for next 10 years

    October 19, 2020

    CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) – Navy EOD released its force-shaping blue print for the next 10 years, Oct. 19, as its leadership looks to mold the military’s maritime EOD force into one that best supports the U.S., its allies and partner nations to compete and win in an era of Great Power Competition (GPC). The force’s first ...

  • Afghanistan: 12 Civilians Killed, More than 100 Wounded in Ghor Blast

    October 18, 2020

    At least 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 were wounded in a car bomb close to police HQ in Firozkoh, capital of Ghor, said the Ministry of Interior in a statement. The incident happened around 11am local time after a Toyota Corolla-brand vehicle “loaded with explosives” was detonated close to the police headquarters and ...

  • West Bengal: North Dinajpur explosions injure 3 TMC workers

    October 18, 2020

    At least three Trinamul supporters were injured on Saturday when crude bombs exploded during a clash in Lakkhipur area under Chopra block of North Dinajpur. Trinamul leaders blamed the CPM and Congress for the bomb attack. Denying the charges, the CPM and Congress accused Trinamul supporters of carrying bombs to a rally. The Chopra block committee of ...

  • Afghanistan: ANP foiled terror attacks in Laghman and Nimruz provinces

    October 17, 2020

    ANP detected an explosive-rigged motorcycle in Alingar district of Laghman province. The timely discovery of the explosives has foiled terror attack & saved the city from tragedy. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1317365562507395074 ANP have discovered a large cache of ammunition in Char Burjak district of Nimruz. The cache containing tens of mortar rounds & rocket propelled grenade warheads. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1317365568513728514 Source: Afghan Ministry of ...

  • Afghanistan: Salang Road Side Bomb Claims 3, Injures One

    October 17, 2020

    Local officials in Parwan province confirm that a roadside bomb blast in Salang district of the province killed three people, including Jamal head of the crimes department, and two of his accomplices. Reports indicate Anti-terror Police chief for the district was also injured in the blast. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the governor of Parwan told Khamaa Press ...

  • UK: Former student had tips on ‘how to make bomb in your mum’s kitchen’ on his phone

    October 16, 2020

    A former student caught with al-Qaeda magazines on his phone including ‘how to make a bomb in your mother’s kitchen’ has been jailed for three years. Salim Youssoufi, of Coventry Road, Small Heath, also had conversations with a man who was subsequently convicted of terrorist offences in Italy. The 26-year-old, was today found guilty of four charges ...

  • Pakistan: IEDs recovered in Upper Dir

    October 16, 2020

    The security forces recovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) Usheri Dara, official sources said on Thursday. “The IEDs were stuffed into pressure cookers and hidden in the fields in Usheri Dara,” an official said, adding, the security forces had launched an intelligence-based operation in the area during which the explosives were recovered. The bomb disposal unit officials ...

  • UK: Radicalisation warning ahead of sentencing of teen neo-Nazi who downloaded bomb manuals

    October 16, 2020

    A police chief has warned people to look out for signs of radicalisation among young people after a teenager was convicted of terror offences driven by far-right ideology. Harry Vaughan, 18, last month admitted downloading and sharing bomb-making manuals online after police found neo-Nazi, antisemitic and Satanic material on a memory stick in his bedroom. The teenager, ...

  • White supremacist pleads guilty to plotting to bomb Colorado synagogue

    October 16, 2020

    A man described by U.S. prosecutors as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to a hate crime for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year. Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used ...

  • UK: Sniffer dogs turn up at St Bees school for a treat of a lesson

    October 16, 2020

    Dogs arriving at school is always an exciting occasion, and when they’re the teachers, it’s even better. Pupils of St Bees School were over the moon to welcome some very clever canines to their lessons, with members of the Cumbria Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) explosive detection team teaching them all about their amazing sniffer dogs. With Sellafield just ...


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