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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


  • UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities

    September 18, 2019

    António Guterres and Peter Maurer have issued a joint appeal which calls on countries and warring parties to avoid the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. “When cities are bombed and shelled – whether by airstrikes, rockets, artillery or improvised explosive devices – civilians overwhelmingly bear the brunt,” they said. “In fact, the large majority of casualties – ...

  • Excelsior Challenge prepares first responders for emergency situations

    September 18, 2019

    More than 100 first responders came together Wednesday for the 2019 Excelsior Challenge. The training took place at the Department of Homeland Security’s State Preparedness Training Center at 5900 Airport Rd. in Oriskany. Bomb squads, explosive detection canine teams and tactical teams from around the state received hands-on training to help increase coordination amongst each other. The ...

  • Western Sahara: Moroccan mines cause new victims

    September 18, 2019

    A Mauritanian citizen was injured Monday following the explosion of a Moroccan fragmentation bomb in an area close to the Moroccan wall, at about 90km from the Sahrawi region of Tifariti. According to the Sahrawi Office of Mine Action Coordination SMACO, it is a Mauritanian citizen called Ali Yaslem, born in 1989, injured in the explosion ...

  • Explosive ordnance disposal from Afghanistan to the Ukraine

    September 18, 2019

    As one of very few efforts to clear war-torn areas from landmines and other explosives, the HALO Trust’s work is vital for affected communities in bringing about an environment that allows social and economic activities to return to normal as well as begin to flourish once again. Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) is essentially the safe disposal ...

  • Milipol Paris 2019: Ali Soufan and Kumar Ramakrishna: Two international experts in the fight against terrorism to speak at the opening conference

    September 18, 2019

    Milipol Paris 2019, the international event for homeland security and safety, will take place from 19 to 22 November 2019, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. More than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected at stands, workshops, demos and the new Innovation and Research stage. For its 21st edition, the opening conference will feature two ...

  • Helping defuse explosive situations: Meet the Air Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit at JBSA

    September 17, 2019

    The Air Force’s 902nd civil engineering squadron explosive ordnance disposal unit, known as the EOD unit, is based at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The unit handles, retrieves and defuses dangerous explosive devices that are military-owned with a coverage area ranging from a large portion of Dallas to the South Texas border. During a tour offered by ...

  • Drones are levelling the playing field in the asymmetrical arms race – and superpowers are worried

    September 17, 2019

    The potential use of drones to cripple as much as half of Saudi national oil production this week highlights a growing threat in modern-day conflict. The attack has shown that Saudi Arabia — the world’s third largest defence spender — is incapable of defending arguably its most protected non-military installation in Abqaiq. It is estimated ...

  • Pennsylvania man accused of using drone to drop explosives on ex-girlfriend’s property

    September 17, 2019

    The attorney for a Pennsylvania man is exploring a plea agreement after federal prosecutors accused him of targeting his ex-girlfriend in a series of explosions. According to prosecutors, 43-year-old Jason Muzzicato dropped explosive devices from a drone onto his ex-girlfriend’s property, rattling a Washington Township, Pa., neighborhood this spring and summer. Muzzicato is not directly charged with ...

  • IEDs and the Mine Ban Convention: a minefield of definitions?

    September 17, 2019

    The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. It will also see the five-yearly Review Conference of the Convention take place in Oslo in November. This momentum has brought about a renewed focus of States Parties and other stakeholders on further strengthening implementation to ensure continued ...

  • US bomb sniffing dogs sent to Jordan dying from poor care

    September 17, 2019

    A new report from the State Department found that bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to Jordan are not being cared for properly. In a lengthy analysis that included photos of dogs with bones protruding from thin bodies, the Office of Inspector General found that “the Department was providing Explosive Detection Canines (EDCs) to foreign partner nations without the proper follow-up to ensure ...

  • Turkish Army destroys seized explosives in Northern Iraq

    September 16, 2019

    Turkish security forces destroyed seized improvised explosive devices (IED) in northern Iraq Sunday, as part of the country’s ongoing counterterror Operation Claw-3. “In line with the successfully ongoing Operation Claw-3, a total of four IEDs were destroyed,” the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. On Aug. 23, Turkey launched Operation Claw-3 in northern Iraq ...

  • Taliban IED kills 5 children and women in Farah province

    September 16, 2019

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed at least 5 people including women and children in western Farah province. The Provincial Police Headquarters said in a statement that the explosion targeted a civilian vehicle in the outskirts of Farah city on Sunday. The statement further added that the Taliban militants had planted the IED in Kariz Sheikhan ...

  • UK: Bomb team searches Maidenhead property after terror arrest

    September 15, 2019

    Counter terrorism officers and a bomb disposal team are searching a property in Maidenhead after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) arrested the 52-year-old Berkshire man under the Terrorism Act on Friday afternoon. He has since been released on bail. Despite the involvement of the EOD (Explosive ...

  • Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes

    September 14, 2019

    Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia which is vital to global energy supplies. The attacks on the processor and a major oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, on early Saturday sparked a huge fire, the kingdom’s interior ministry said. According to Reuters, threes sources claimed the assault ...

  • Afghan forces defuse roadside bomb in Kabul city

    September 14, 2019

    The Afghan forces discovered and defused a roadside bomb planted by terrorists in the 5th district of Kabul city. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said the security forces discovered the bomb in the vicinity of Sarai Herati. Rahimi further added that the terrorists had planted the bomb to target the innocent civilians. The anti-government ...

  • 3 killed in explosive attack in southern Somalia

    September 14, 2019

    At least three people including a local government official were killed on Saturday in a roadside blast along the road linking Bal’ad and Jowhar towns in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region. The spokesman of HirShabelle state Da’ud Haji Irro told journalists an improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted on the Gololey village exploded when ...


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