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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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  • 3 civilians wounded in an explosion in Kabul city

    September 9, 2019

    Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters confirm that an explosion in Kabul city has wounded at least three civilians. The officials further added that the explosion took place at around 11:00 am local time in the vicinity of the 5th district of the city. Furthermore, the officials said the militants had planted the bomb on the roadside which ...

  • Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

    September 9, 2019

    A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, at 8:30 BST on Saturday. A 33-year-old man has been arrested under terrorism legislation. BBC News ...

  • Dozens killed in two Burkina Faso attacks

    September 9, 2019

    At least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents in Burkina Faso’s troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said. One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis ...

  • Philippines: 7 wounded in another bomb attack in Isulan

    September 8, 2019

    An Improvised explosive device went off in a motorcycle parking lot in a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on Saturday, September 7, 2019, wounding at least seven individuals. It was the fourth bomb attack in Isulan in less than 13 months. Major Arvin Encinas, Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Westmincom) spokesperson, said Sunday, September ...

  • Civil war cannonballs found on beach after Hurricane Dorian

    September 8, 2019

    Beachgoers found two Civil-War-era cannonballs on the edge of Folly Beach, uncovered by Hurricane Dorian and laying in the sand. After reporting it, police, fire and local EOD teams responded, confirming the relics and making sure the cannonballs weren’t still live and dangerous. Aaron Lattin and his girlfriend found the cannonballs off East Ashley avenue on the ...

  • Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

    September 7, 2019

    The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. “The goal is to increase the reality of the exercise by conducting scenarios in a crowded ...

  • IDF strikes Hamas after drone ‘drops explosive’ across Gaza border

    September 7, 2019

    The explosive charge apparently damaged a military vehicle, but the IDF said no injuries were reported The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday said it struck a Hamas outpost in the Gaza Strip after an armed drone crossed over the border and dropped an explosive towards an IDF position. Palestinians reported hearing artillery fire near Rafah in ...

  • Taliban Claims Deadly Bomb Attack In Kabul; Two NATO Troops Killed

    September 5, 2019

    At least 12 people have been killed — including a U.S. and a Romanian soldier — and dozens more injured when a car bomb struck a checkpoint on September 5 in a neighborhood of Kabul that houses the embassies, government buildings, and local NATO headquarters. The fundamentalist Taliban claimed responsibility for the late-morning attack. It is the ...

  • One killed, nine injured in two IED blasts in Quetta

    September 5, 2019

    A volunteer of Chhipa Welfare Association died and nine others sustained injuries in two improvised explosive device (IED) blasts that occurred near Khezai Chowk of western bypass in Quetta late Thursday night. The injured included two senior police officers, a TV reporter and a cameraman. According to police, the first blast took place near the office of ...

  • ISIS, Weakened, Finds New Bombers: Cows Wearing Explosive Vests

    September 4, 2019

    The Islamic State has been reluctant to use humans to carry bombs because of the group’s reduced numbers, so it has tried out a new tactic: Bovine suicide bombers. Residents of Al Islah, Iraq, on Saturday said they had witnessed “a strange” sight: two cows harnessed to explosive vests roving the northern side of the village, ...

  • Mali passenger bus hits landmine killing 14 in central Mopti region

    September 4, 2019

    A makeshift bomb exploded under a passenger bus travelling in the violence-plagued central Mali region of Mopti on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 24, the security minister said. The vehicle hit the landmine while carrying 60 passengers through an area where ethnic militias regularly kill civilians from rival groups and Islamist militants are ...

  • Mines turn farms into killing fields in Iraq

    September 3, 2019

    One man lost his uncle. Another is mourning for two sons. Farmers and herders in Iraq’s Baiji say mines left by Daesh turned their beloved orchards into killing fields. The improvised explosive devices, planted by militants trying to fend off Iraqi troops in 2015, have also discouraged scores of families from returning to their battered farming ...

  • Taliban claims massive VBIED explosion close to Green Village in Kabul city

    September 2, 2019

    The Taliban group claimed responsibility for a massive Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) explosion in Kabul city earlier tonight. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that one of the suicide bombers of the group detonated the VBIED close to Green Village. Mujahid went on to claim that many other assailants stormed into the compound following ...

  • 2 policemen injured in ISIS attack targeting Bangladesh Minister in Dhaka

    September 1, 2019

    The bomb was thrown from the footbridge at the Science Lab intersection on Saturday night when the Minister was passing through the area, reports said. Two policemen were injured in a blast near the car of a Bangladeshi Minister in Dhaka, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a media report said ...

  • IED defused in North Waziristan

    September 1, 2019

    he bomb disposal unit (BDU) on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in Spim Wam area of the North Waziristan district. The BDU squad on a tip-off reached the Spim Wam area and defused the IED planted by some miscreants. After defusing the device, the security forces cordoned off the area and started a search ...

  • Taliban bomb kills 8 civilians including women and children in Balkh

    September 1, 2019

    A roadside bomb explosion killed 8 civilians including women and children in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the explosion took place in Chimtal district on Saturday. Blaming Taliban for the incident, the 209th Shaheen Corps further added that the explosion also killed women and children. Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen ...


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