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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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  • Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’

    April 20, 2019

    An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast. Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement on Saturday night in New York, giving details of the deadly bombing, which ...

  • 3 Taliban blown up by own explosives inside a mosque in Takhar province

    April 19, 2019

    At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by improvised explosive devices in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the three Taliban militants were busy hatching plans for a terrorist attack when the incident took place. According to a statement released by MoI, the militants had taken shelter inside ...

  • Intel raises an alarm, ‘Motorcycle Bomber’ alert in Jammu and Kashmir

    April 19, 2019

    After the deadly Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans, Pakistan-based terrorists are reportedly planning a new ‘suicide plot’ which could involve several ‘motorcycle bombers’, as per an intelligence agency’s report. Supposedly, the decision to use motorcycles to execute the sinister plan was taken as security forces’ in the country have become more suspicious of ...

  • Suicide bomber blown up by own explosives in Faryab province

    April 17, 2019

    A would-be suicide bomber was killed in an explosion triggered by the explosives strapped to his body in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, officials in the Ministry of Interior said. Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place on the main highway going towards Qaisar district. Rahimi further added that the slain would-suicide bomber has ...

  • CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Kenya

    April 17, 2019

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited the Kenyan capital of Nairobi April 2-3, 2019, as part of a familiarization tour of the CJTF-HOA combined joint operations area. Kriesel began his engagements in Kenya with a speech at the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device strategy development ...

  • Afghan forces thwart twin explosions in capital Kabul

    April 16, 2019

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have foiled militants bid to detonated two improvised explosive devices in capital Kabul. The Kabul Police Headquarters in a statement said the improvised explosive devices were planted under a culvert and on a roadside in Syedan Burj-e-Surkh area of Chahar Asiab district of Kabul. The statement further added that the ...

  • 12 civilians including 6 children wounded in an explosion in Helmand province

    April 16, 2019

    At least twelve people including children were wounded in an explosion triggered by a magnetic improvised explosive device in southern Helmand province. The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place close to Greshk market at around 7:00am local time on Monday. The statement further added that the magnetic bomb was planted by ...

  • Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid

    April 16, 2019

    Police and army commandos killed five Pakistani Taliban militants during an overnight siege at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Tuesday. One police officer was killed and two wounded during the 16-hour operation. It ended when the house was destroyed by what police believe was an improvised explosive device. “It was an ...

  • Major sponsor signs up for BIDEC 2019 – Bahrain’s only tri-service International Defence Exhibition

    April 16, 2019

    Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019, one of the region’s key International defence exhibitions with key partners confirming participation. Following the outstanding success of the first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) in 2017, keen interest for the next edition scheduled for 28-30 October 2019 has begun to build as major international defence and security ...

  • Explosive Device Addressed To U.S. Intercepted In Kuwait

    April 15, 2019

    Gulf media sources have reported that Kuwaiti security officers intercepted a package containing an improvised explosive device, or IED, at Kuwait’s airport on Friday, April 12. According to Kuwaiti interior ministry officials, the device was detected during a routine cargo check, after which the package was seized by officers for further examination. A special forensics team ...

  • Bomb-Clearing Efforts in Laos Slow Due to Shortage of Funds

    April 15, 2019

    Programs set up in Laos to clear unexploded ordnance left over from heavy U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War are being hindered by shortfalls of funds from foreign donors, sources in the Southeast Asian country say. Speaking to RFA’s Lao Service, an official of the labor and social welfare department of Xieng Khouang province in northeastern ...

  • Four Romanian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan IED blast

    April 14, 2019

    Four Romanian soldiers were wounded Saturday morning in Afghanistan after the insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were in mission in Kandahar province and were further attacked with infantry weapons. The attack took place Saturday morning in Kandahar Province when several MRAP vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles) operated by the Battalion 300 Defence ...

  • Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

    April 14, 2019

    Bomb disposal experts from Sweden’s Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday. Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of ...

  • Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

    April 13, 2019

    A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had pleaded guilty to the offences in February. Yesterday he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, suspended ...

  • UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

    April 12, 2019

    Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements. It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, ...


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