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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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  • Infantryman arrested for allegedly offering bomb-making instructions to target politicians

    September 24, 2019

    A soldier with the 1st Infantry Division has been charged with sending instructions for making a bomb over social media, some of which would have resulted in viable explosives, and were sent with the knowledge that they could be used to target politicians, according to the Department of Justice. Spc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, was arrested ...

  • Police seize huge cache of explosives, arms from Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

    September 23, 2019

    Police have foiled a major terror bid by recovering a huge amount of explosives, arms and ammunition in two different intelligence-based search and strike operations in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday. According to the police, more than 20 kilograms (kg) of explosives, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), hand grenades, bulletproof jackets and material used in suicide ...

  • Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

    September 23, 2019

    Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams and buses are currently suspended to and from the station. People have been asked to follow directions from ...

  • Special Forces destroy Taliban’s IED making factory in Baghlan

    September 22, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed a Taliban factory where the group was manufacturing improvised explosive devices. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement the Special Forces discovered and destroyed the IED making factory in Ghulam Bai Village of Baghlan-e Jadid district. The statement further added that the Special Forces also confiscated and destroyed 30 kilograms of ...

  • 3 improvised explosives believed to be meant for dynamite fishing recovered in waters off a Mactan Island resort, Philippines

    September 21, 2019

    Scuba divers who volunteered in the coastal and ocean clean-up drive organized by Maribago Bluewater Resort on Mactan Island found three homemade explosives during the activity held on Saturday morning, September 21. Erik Monsanto, the resort’s marketing and communication manager, said Maribago Bluewater Resort led the activity in line with celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up ...

  • Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

    September 21, 2019

    Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Japan’s economic success and social conscience, working for an outcome, a safe home for all, but ...

  • ISIL claims bus bombing in Iraq’s Karbala that killed 12

    September 21, 2019

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Iraqi city of Karbala on Friday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. Iraqi security services said on Friday that 12 people were killed and five wounded when a bus was bombed near the city, which is holy to Shia Muslims, 100 kilometres ...

  • One in three planned attacks linked to far-Right, says police chief

    September 20, 2019

    Neil Basu, the UK head of counter-terrorism, said seven of the 22 plots foiled since March 2017 have been linked to the far-Right. Around 80 of the 800 live investigations were linked to Right-wing terrorism. The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner said yesterday: “It’s small but it’s my fastest-growing problem. Despite the increases, Right-wing terrorism remains a ...

  • Blast Kills Pakistani Army Officer, Soldier Near Afghan Border

    September 20, 2019

    Authorities in Pakistan said Friday an army major and a soldier were killed in a bomb explosion near the border with Afghanistan. The Pakistani military said the improvised explosive device (IED) was targeted at workers who were installing a border security fence in the remote Mohmand district. Military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor noted in a brief statement ...

  • MacDill AFB’s EOD supports ATF in federal case

    September 20, 2019

    The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, led a joint disposal operation along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, at the Avon Park Air Force Range Sept. 8-11. In 2016, the ATF began investigating a prior convicted felon for the possession and distribution ...

  • DHS Scientist Develops Chemical-Based Contraband Detection Method

    September 20, 2019

    A chemist from the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Laboratory has created an approach to detect contraband from luggage and clothing. Jim Deline, a scientist from TSL, has built a device that can gather traces of contamination through the use of a special swab, DHS said Thursday. Additionally, screening officers can analyze and validate the presence of ...

  • Over 260 troops killed or injured in Naxal IED blasts, forces launch operations

    September 19, 2019

    Security forces deployed in the anti-Naxal combat grid have launched a massive operation to find out and defuse IEDs as over 260 troops have either been killed or injured in these blasts in the last about three years, officials said Thursday. They said the decision has been taken after it was seen that Maoists were increasingly ...

  • Some 200 WWII landmines found in Zuid-Holland field

    September 19, 2019

    Around 200 landmines from the Second World War were found in a field in ‘s-Gravendeel in Zuid-Holland on Wednesday. The Ministry of Defense’s explosives disposal department will remove the landmines and safely detonate them elsewhere on Thursday, NU.nl reports. The owner of the field found the explosives while he was working on the land on Wednesday ...

  • Humanitarian mine action – global engagement against mines and cluster munitions

    September 19, 2019

    Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) still kill or maim thousands of people around the world each year. When the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty) entered into force 20 years ago, the number of victims initially declined. Today, the situation is different. Conflicts are increasingly being fought by non-state actors that ...

  • Why troops love the overpowered MICLIC

    September 18, 2019

    It’s time to go take out the enemy position. Whether it’s North Korean artillerymen raining rounds down on Seoul or an insurgency bomb factory, your most important targets can be protected by mines and IEDs that will slow down even the most determined force. But there’s a tool made of 1,750 pounds of C4 that ...

  • Air Force foils Taliban bid to detonate Tanker truck and car packed with explosives

    September 18, 2019

    The security forces foiled Taliban bid to detonate a Tanker truck and car packed with explosives in South-eastern Paktiya province. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the Air Forces conducted an airstrike in Zurmat district which destroyed a Tanker truck and car packed with explosives. The statement further added that the Taliban militants were intending ...


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