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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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  • Police, military join forces for Cotabato City mall bombing probe

    January 2, 2019

    Police probers and Army intelligence agents will work together in the probe into a bombing at a mall in Cotabato City last Monday. Chief Superintendent Eliseo Rasco of the Police Regional Office 12 said Wednesday that Special Investigation Task Group Southseas has been created to find the people responsible for the IED blast that killed two ...

  • Angola: Over nine million square meters cleared of landmines

    December 31, 2018

    An area of more than nine million square meters of land was demined in Moxico province during this year, plus 7,7 million square meters compared to 2017. The information was released Sunday in Angolan city of Luena by the official of the National Inter-sectoral Committee for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) of the province of Moxico, ...

  • Senior police official killed in Takhar bomb explosion

    December 31, 2018

    An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident. Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and said Col. Mohamamd Omar, the district police chief of Darqad has died and three others have ...

  • Motorbike-borne IED defused in PIB Colony raid

    December 31, 2018

    The East Range police have responded timely to foil a terrorism bid by impounding a motorbike from PIB Colony that was fitted with an IED. East Range police chief DIG Amir Farooqi told The News that in view of the incoming new year and the recent attempts at disturbing the peace of Karachi, they had beefed ...

  • British troops ‘need detailed brain scans to detect unseen injuries that can lead to PTSD and dementia’, says Commons Defence Select Committee head

    December 30, 2018

    British combat troops should be given enhanced scans to detect unseen brain injuries which doctors say can cause dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder, an influential MP has demanded. Soldiers often suffer minor brain haemorrhages as a result of explosions on the front line which go undetected. If untreated, this damage to the brain can lead to serious ...

  • Netherlands, German police thwart Dutch ‘terror plot’

    December 29, 2018

    The Dutch public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Saturday into a suspected terror plot in the Netherlands. The counterterrorism Special Intervention Service (DSI) and police initially arrested four people in Rotterdam who were suspected of plotting a “terrorist crime,” police said. Police in the western German city of Mainz later detained a fifth suspect, a 26-year-old ...

  • Drones Used to Find Toylike “Butterfly” Land Mines

    December 28, 2018

    A type of land mine called the “butterfly” has a particularly insidious reputation for two reasons: It is known for killing or crippling children who may pick up what looks a lot like a green plastic toy, and its mostly nonmetallic construction means it often evades traditional mine detectors. Butterfly mines’ light-touch detonators go off ...

  • Cairo bombing: At least four killed after explosion hits tourist bus near Giza Pyramids

    December 28, 2018

    A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the pyramids in Cairo, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, Egyptian authorities said. Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed as the bus was travelling in the Marioutiyah area near the Giza Pyramids when the roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off. The interior ministry confirmed the ...

  • Almost 1,700 Defence Forces members served in UN operations in 2018

    December 27, 2018

    Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018, according to data published on Friday by the military. In addition, at home, the Army conducted almost 200 operations at the request of An Garda Síochána, many of them involving explosive ordnance disposal carried out by bomb disposal experts from ...

  • Indian authorities have arrested 10 people and broken up an IS-inspired terrorist cell that had targeted installations, crowded places and VIPs

    December 27, 2018

    India’s National Investigation Agency has arrested 10 people suspected of planning a series of bomb attacks on vital installations, crowded places and important people. The NIA carried out raids in the Indian capital New Delhi and nearby towns, and recovered large amounts of explosives, arms, ammunition and a rocket launcher, agency spokesman Aloke Mittal said. Laptops, 112 ...

  • Hazmat team combs raided apartment in Niagara Falls after FBI agents get sick

    December 27, 2018

    A Niagara County hazmat team and police from at least two agencies swarmed a unit at the Packard Court Apartments in Niagara Falls Wednesday after several members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got sick in the wake of a Dec. 14 raid that resulted in the arrest of the occupant for possessing drugs, ...

  • Four KDF soldiers injured after IED goes off on military van

    December 25, 2018

    Four Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers were injured on Tuesday after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off on a military van they were traveling in along the Somalia border. The incident happened at 3 p.m. at the border point 4 in Mandera along the Kenya-Somalia border. Kutwsa Olaka, Mandera county commissioner survived the IED as he ...

  • UK military’s bomb disposal robots come with haptic feedback

    December 25, 2018

    Bomb disposal experts won’t have to put their lives at stake every time they have to disarm an explosive if they can do their job with the help of a proxy — like a robot they can control from afar. According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the British Army has received four cutting-edge robots that can ...

  • 43 killed, 25 wounded in coordinated Kabul attack

    December 24, 2018

    The sound of an explosion was heard close to a governmental compound amid reports several people have been killed or wounded in the blast and clashes between the security forces and assailant militants. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Halth Wahid Majroh confirmed that the dead bodies of at least 43 people have been shifted ...

  • Resurgent Al-Qaeda plan new series of spectacular attacks against airliners and airports

    December 23, 2018

    The terrorist group behind the world trade centre attacks in New York in 2001 are plotting a series of deadly new attacks that are ‘keeping ministers awake at night’. Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Al-Qaeda are planning the attacks on airports and airliners, and even plan to use explosive-packed drones to take down targets in a bid ...


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