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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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  • Cambodia Asks Russia to Help Train Cambodian Peacekeepers on Mine Clearance

    March 19, 2019

    Cambodia has asked Russia to help train Cambodian peacekeepers on clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in order to further improve their capacity in UN peacekeeping operation, according to local media report. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC) made the request during his meeting ...

  • Unsealed search warrant shows FBI was worried about IEDs, chemical warfare agents at west Lawton apartment

    March 19, 2019

    An FBI search warrant, which was unsealed earlier this month, has provided new information into an investigation of a west Lawton apartment in late January, including the discovery of a potentially deadly chemical warfare agent. The FBI filed the search warrant on January 31. The warrant allowed agents to go inside the home of Philip Heath ...

  • Pakistan: Police van targetted with IED in DI Khan, three injured

    March 18, 2019

    At least three people, including two policemen, were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near a police vehicle in Dera Ismail Khan’s Parowa tehsil on Monday. The police van on a routine patrol in Parowa area, which borders Dera Ghazi Khan, when the bomb planted on a bicycle went off, DI Khan District Police ...

  • Clearing the field

    March 18, 2019

    Heavy construction equipment rumbles up and down the mock runway on Andersen Air Force Base’s Northwest Field, vibrating the ground as many tons of steel and hydraulics forces the world into a new shape. A group of NCOs stand in a loose circle, discussing the challenge ahead of them, while their Airmen practice with the equipment ...

  • Roadside bombs kill Burkina Faso police and military personnel in the Gourma

    March 18, 2019

    Five members of the security forces were killed in roadside bomb attacks in eastern Burkina Faso at the weekend, officials said on Monday, March 18. A police officer and a soldier were killed on Saturday when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kompienga province, a security official said, AFP reported. Burkina Faso’s AIB news agency reported unnamed ...

  • Four Killed in Balochistan in Second Train Attack in Two Weeks

    March 18, 2019

    Four people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan on Sunday when a bomb went off on a train track in the resource-rich province of Balochistan, where separatist rebels have been fighting the security forces for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but ethnic Baluch separatists, fighting what they call the unfair exploitation of their province’s ...

  • 11 Taliban militants killed, 2 suicide vests, house-borne IED destroyed in Kunduz

    March 17, 2019

    At least 11 Taliban militants were killed, 2 suicide bombing vests and a house-borne Improvised Explosive Device were destroyed during the operations of Afghan Special Forces and airstrike in northern Kunduz province. According to informed military sources, the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Charah Darah district killing 11 Taliban fighters and wounding 2 others. The ...

  • Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

    March 15, 2019

    Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The first report of an attack came from the Al Noor mosque, located in central Christchurch. Witnesses told local media they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding on the ground outside the building. A second mosque ...

  • Thailand: Three wounded in Tak Bai outpost attacks

    March 14, 2019

    Two soldiers and a villager were wounded in bomb and shooting attacks on a military outpost in Tak Bai district. The explosion caused the outpost and a nearby boatshed to catch fire. Narathiwat police chief Pol Maj Gen Dusadee Chusangkit led police, explosive ordnance disposal officers and forensic officials to inspect the military outpost along Sungai ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Scientist Receives Prestigious Navy Medal

    March 14, 2019

    The Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award was presented to Dr. Richard Lee, a recently retired scientist, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division during an award presentation held on base Wednesday. This is the third highest award granted to career civilian employees by the Navy and is ...

  • Service and Sacrifice: Guinean peacekeepers make their mark in Mali

    March 14, 2019

    As the sun rises over Mali’s vast desert, a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare their equipment and line up to receive instructions before heading out for their first patrol of the day on one of the most dangerous roads in the region. They are Guinean Blue Helmets from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) ...

  • Pulwama mastermind Mudasir Khan’s killing a major blow to JeM: IG Kashmir

    March 12, 2019

    The elimination of Mudasir Ahmed Khan – the key mastermind of Pulwama suicide attack – during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral locality on Monday is a significant dent to the Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a senior J&K police official has said. Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias ‘Mohammad bhai’ was recruited as an overground worker ...

  • ‘IRA’ says it is responsible for parcel bombs – Police

    March 12, 2019

    A group calling itself the IRA says it was behind the parcel bombs sent to three London transport hubs and the University of Glasgow last week, according to police. Officers say the group claimed five devices were sent but only four have been found so far. Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police have said the claim was ...

  • Austria’s Kneissl Thanks Lavrov For Supporting Vienna’s Mine Clearance Initiative In Syria

    March 12, 2019

    Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl expressed gratitude on Tuesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for supporting Vienna‘s initiative on humanitarian mine clearance in Syria, which is aimed at helping create conditions for the return of refugees and displaced people. Last November, Kneissl announced that Austria and Slovenia launched a joint mine clearance initiative in the Arab country. In December 2018, the foreign minister said that the Austrian government would provide 2 millionEuros (around $2.2 million) ...

  • Jihadis turn a donkey into suicide bomber by strapping IED to it in Yemen

    March 12, 2019

    Shocking photos purport to show cruel jihadis strapping a bomb to a donkey – then using it to blow up a checkpoint. The photos were published in recent extremist propaganda for Ansar al-Sharia, an al-Qaeda linked terror group operating in Yemen. The unwitting suicide bomber was reportedly used to strike at a checkpoint manned by Houthi militants, ...


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