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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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  • Explosion at Russia’s Military Space Academy leaves four seriously hurt after ‘bombs’ spark evacuation

    April 2, 2019

    Local news sites said a homemade bomb destroyed a staircase at the prestigious Mozhaisky Academy – as cops said they were treating it attempted mass murder. There were also unconfirmed reports of a second explosion from a TM-57 anti-tank mine which had been stored at the academy. Cadets and instructors were evacuated from the building before the ...

  • South Sudan: Safe ground, safe home as UN Mine Action Service clears the way for peace-driven returnees

    April 2, 2019

    “South Sudan is doable. We are into the endgame now, and we need support to see this one through. It isn’t a thousand-year problem. It isn’t a hundred-year problem. It is a three to five-year problem, and then this goes away.” “This” is the challenge posed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance littering the war-ravaged country. Richard ...

  • Bombs and arson attacks spark fears of return of terror campaign in Corsica

    April 2, 2019

    The Mediterranean territory, famed for its beaches and as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, was once a hotbed of anti-French militancy which led to thousands of bombings from  the 1970s to early 2000s. But since 2014, when local National Liberation Front of Corsica announced a ceasefire, French state infrastructure and the luxury holiday homes owned by wealthy mainlanders – still ...

  • Pipe bomb explodes in front garden in Derry – PSNI

    March 31, 2019

    A pipe bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in Derry in the early hours of this Sunday morning, the PSNI has said. Detectives in Strand Road are appealing for information on the incident, which was reported at about 2am. The bomb exploded in the front garden of a home in the Montgomery Close area. No damage ...

  • 19 Taliban militants killed, 4 IED manufacturing facilities destroyed in Helmand

    March 30, 2019

    At least 19 Taliban militants were killed and four Improvised Explosive Device manufacturing facilities were destroyed during the operations in southern Helmand province. According to informed military sources “A multi-day operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand killed 19 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others.” The source further added that the Afghan security forces destroyed 4 IED ...

  • Train the trainers: Afghan explosive device experts graduated in Herat

    March 28, 2019

    IED’s are deceitful. Improvised explosive devices remain one of the biggest threats to Afghan civilians as well as armed forces. Thus, NATO continues to train experts for the purpose of reducing the hazard. A group of ten new Afghan trainers have recently completed their “Explosive Hazard Reduction” course at NATOs Train, Advise and Assist Command-West ...

  • Landmark terror finance resolution adopted by Security Council

    March 28, 2019

    Speaking via video-link from Rome, where he has been meeting specialist Italian law enforcement officials to discuss building closer ties to tackle the problem; The UN’s counter-terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, said that the adoption comes at a “critical time,” with recent attacks demonstrating that terror groups continue to have access to both legal and illegal ...

  • 3 wounded in bomb attack on Chinese police station

    March 28, 2019

    Two police officers and a member of the public were wounded on Thursday afternoon when an unknown attacker detonated an improvised explosive device at a police station in northeast China. The incident happened at about 1.50pm when the bomber walked into the ground floor of the No 1 branch of the public security bureau in Shenyang, ...

  • Car bomb outside hotel kills at least eight in Somali capital

    March 28, 2019

    A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurant in the Somali capital on Thursday, killing at least eight people, police said. The afternoon explosion on a busy road in Mogadishu sent a huge could of smoke into the sky and destroyed two restaurants and cars parked in the area. A Reuters witness at the scene ...

  • Ridding Landscapes of Deadly Mines Could Have a Toxic Side Effect

    March 27, 2019

    Land mines are notorious for leaving a legacy of ongoing destruction from Southeast Asia to Africa, taking the lives and limbs of civilians decades after the wars and hostilities that brought them in the first place. As detonation is one of the main strategies for removal, clearing mines can be expensive and dangerous for people. ...

  • Two men plead not guilty to possession of 150kg of explosives found in car

    March 27, 2019

    Armed gardai found four bags of explosives in the boot of a car and 18 detonators under the front passenger seat when they stopped the vehicle on the Naas Road, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The driver and owner of the car told gardai in his interviews that he knew nothing about the 150kg of ...

  • One bomb at a time: life in the throes of Pakistan’s Taliban

    March 27, 2019

    On a fateful September morning in 2013, police at Peshawar’s control centre received a call from one of its units in the suburbs. The caller said an improvised explosive device (IED) had been planted on Frontier Road, which separates Peshawar from a tribal area plagued by militant-staged bomb and sniper attacks. A policeman rushed to the bomb ...

  • FBI brings explosive training to JBLE

    March 27, 2019

    A team of Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents conducted a homemade explosive device joint training exercise for military working dog handlers, explosive ordnance disposal members and bomb technicians at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 22, 2019. Service members from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy took part in the specialized ...

  • Somalia: Two Dead, Several Wounded in IED Blast in Mogadishu

    March 27, 2019

    At least two people were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in an explosion in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday evening. The blast which resulted from an improvised explosive device took place outside a restaurant near Labo-Dhagah junction in the capital’s Wardhigley district. Witnesses said the explosion was targeting a military convoy ...

  • Pulwama aftermath: CRPF to enhance counter-IED capabilities, procure new fleet of MPVs troops in Kashmir Valley

    March 26, 2019

    The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure safety of its troop’s convoys in the Kashmir Valley, the chief of the force has said. The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its 65 battalions based ...


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