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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.


Latest News


  • More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

    February 13, 2020

    A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam on Thursday and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this week. No-one was hurt in the incident at an Amsterdam branch of ING Bank, a spokeswoman for the bank said, although police said ...

  • Two letter bombs exploded at post sorting offices in Netherlands

    February 12, 2020

    Two blasts rocked postal sorting offices in Amsterdam and Kerkrade on Wednesday morning – one targeting banking giant AMB Amro and the other hitting Japanese electronics firm Ricoh. Police say the perpetrator sent ransom notes along with the bombs demanding payment in Bitcoin, or else more explosives would be sent. The perpetrator appears to be copying the ...

  • Libya’s cities left ‘re-contaminated’ by months of fighting, warn landmine clearance experts

    February 12, 2020

    Ongoing hostilities in Libya have left numerous cities severely “re-contaminated” with unexploded ordnance, threatening schools, universities and hospitals, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said on Wednesday. The warning about hazardous military hardware – often referred to by the acronym UXO – came during a meeting of mine action experts at the UN in Geneva. It follows ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces need technology, strategy to prevent IED attacks

    February 12, 2020

    Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, on Wednesday said the use of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) is gaining attention both in India and the world as it requires minimum effort and stressed that security forces should have the technology and strategy to prevent such attacks in the future. “Use of IEDs is ...

  • Italy: Bomb destroys Carabinieri cop’s car in Bari

    February 11, 2020

    A bomb went off overnight under a car owned by a Carabinieri police officer in Ruvo di Puglia, in the southern province of Bari, totally destroying the vehicle. No one was injured in the attack on the Fiat Sedici, which was parked close to the home of the policeman. Investigators believe the bomb was an improvised explosive ...

  • Controlled detonations part of two-week exercise at 19 Wing Comox

    February 11, 2020

    Exercise TAZ RUNNER, an annual military training scenario to practise skills with improvised explosive device disposal, is being carried out at 19 Wing Comox until Feb. 21. 19 Air Maintenance Squadron is hosting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from across Canada. These units specialize in the recovery and destruction of deteriorated, damaged or obsolete ammunition. Residents and ...

  • U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

    February 11, 2020

    U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly discussed using a “large vehicle bomb” on an unnamed major TV news network headquarters and ...

  • New trends in mine action

    February 11, 2020

    More than 600 delegates are gathered this week at the UN Headquarters in Geneva to discuss an issue that is still of concern to at least 60 countries: mine action. This is the 23rd International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDM-UN), and it has been interesting to follow how the agenda ...

  • UK Ex-Servicemen Secure Multi-Million Pound Settlement Over Afghanistan Injuries

    February 10, 2020

    Three former servicemen who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan are to receive millions of pounds in compensation. The men were travelling in “inadequately-armoured” Pinzgauer vehicles when they struck roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the solicitors representing them said. Pinzgauer troop carriers had been introduced to replace Snatch Land Rovers. A fleet of 166 Pinzgauer vehicles was procured by the Ministry of ...

  • Update your security strategy at IFSEC International

    February 10, 2020

    19–21 May 2020, ExCeL London IFSEC International 2020 is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive event for the global integrated security industry. It connects over 34,000 visitors from 113 countries with 450+ exhibitors showcasing some of the most innovative products and solutions on the market, as well as a full seminar programme, legislation updates, guidance and best ...

  • Kansas: 2 arrested in S. Hutchinson after police find dozens of homemade explosives

    February 10, 2020

    Investigators say they may have found the source of explosions heard over the past several weeks in the City of Hutchinson. With the discovery, police make two arrests. South Hutchinson police say officers arrested two 18-year-old men Saturday after finding about 80 homemade explosives in their truck. South Hutchinson Police made the discovery after stopping the ...

  • Scientists develop portable sensors to trace explosives

    February 10, 2020

    Indian scientists have developed a cost-effective portable  sensor that can trace explosives and toxic metals such as  trinitrotoluene (TNT), trinitrophenol (TNP) and RDX  even if just a few molecules are present, on the scale of parts per million (ppm).  The senor, a solution, can be easily carried in public spaces like airports, railway and hotels ...

  • Greater Manchester: Residents in Farnworth evacuated from homes amid WW2 bomb scare

    February 10, 2020

    Residents have been evacuated from their homes after a suspected unexploded bomb was found in Farnworth. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 12.05pm today (Monday 10 February 2020) police were made aware of an item – possibly from World War Two – found in a garden on Bradford Road in Bolton. “EOD are making their ...

  • Key Taliban sniper among 5 killed in a premature bomb explosion in North of Afghanistan

    February 9, 2020

    A premature bomb explosion killed five Taliban militants including a key sharp-shooter (sniper) of the group in North of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said. According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off prematurely among Taliban militants in northern Sar-e-Pul province which killed 5 Taliban militants. The statement further added ...


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