About the Report

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

  • 15 commandos, driver killed in blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

    May 2, 2019

    Maoist rebels triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) on Wednesday, blowing up a vehicle carrying crack C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, killing 15 of them and the driver in the deadliest attack on security forces in five years in the state. The attack was believed to be in reprisal for the killing of 40 rebels ...

  • Australian guilty of plane bomb plot involving meat grinder

    May 1, 2019

    A man has been convicted in Australia of plotting to blow up an Etihad flight in a terror attack, using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired to bring down the flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi in July 2017, a jury ruled on Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty. The plot was ...

  • Adelaide homes evacuated as police detonate ‘Mother of Satan’ explosives

    April 30, 2019

    Police have set off four controlled explosions in the backyard of an Adelaide home, but say the incident is not connected to terrorism. The home at Heytesbury Road at Davoren Park, in Adelaide’s north, was raided by police last night and “explosive-related material” was allegedly found. Properties surrounding the home were evacuated as emergency services prepared to ...

  • Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

    April 30, 2019

    A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit made the package safe. A 33-year old man has been arrested and was ...

  • Explosive hazards in Mosul a major threat for years to come

    April 29, 2019

    The classroom of 13-year-old boys was vibrant, filled with energy, as the final lesson of the day began, addressing a serious topic. One of the guest instructors held up posters of various suspicious objects. Some were more obviously mortars or hand grenades, but others appeared to be fun things, such as toys and dolls. Representatives from the United Nations ...

  • ISIS explosives experts among 10 killed, wounded as IED goes off prematurely in Kunar

    April 29, 2019

    At least ten ISIS Khurasan militants were killed or wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in eastern Kunar province. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the incident took place on Saturday in Pech Dara district. The statement further added that ISIS militants were planting an improvised explosive device when the ...

  • India: NIA takes over probe of failed fidayeen attack

    April 29, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe of a failed fidayeen (suicide) attack attempted by Hizbul Mujahideen on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Srinagar-Jammu national highway near Banihal on March 30. Inspector General of Police, NIA, Alok Mittal confirmed they have taken over the case.  On 30 March at ...

  • How We’ll Stop Chemical Attacks

    April 28, 2019

    DARPA has been testing equipment that can detect chemical ingredients in weapons and explosives—before they’re used against us. And it’s almost ready to go. The scene isn’t all that hard to imagine. It’s Memorial Day. The Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest sporting event, is underway. At least four-hundred thousand fans are standing, stomping and screaming. Far ...

  • Hawaii: Big Island to get bomb squad rig

    April 28, 2019

    Hawaii County is set to have its own bomb squad and vehicle stationed on the island. The state recently awarded a $306,947 contract to Rainbow Chevrolet to provide three bomb squad vehicles, one each for Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties. Specifications require the vehicle to be a commercial cutaway van 4500 with a 6-liter V8 gas ...

  • IED blast kills 3 in Pakistan

    April 28, 2019

    Three security personnel were killed in an IED blast at a check post in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, police said. The explosives, which were planted close to the check post in Sheva tehsil of North Waziristan District, went off when the levies personnel reported for duty, eye witnesses said. One person was injured in ...

  • ISIS ‘plans new wave of UK and Europe terror attacks’ using ‘crocodile cells’, MI5 fears

    April 28, 2019

    MI5 is investigating Isis plans to carry out a new wave of attacks across the UK and Europe using ‘crocodile cells’ made up of sleeper operatives. It comes amid revelations that a ringleader of Sri Lanka’s Easter massacre was ‘mentored’ by a group of notorious British Isis fighters, including the killer known as Jihadi John, when travelling to Syria to prepare ...

  • Mines, unexploded devices continuing to kill, maim civilians in Afghanistan

    April 28, 2019

    Thousands of villages and hamlets in Afghanistan have been turned into ghost towns, as landmines and explosive devices continue to claim the lives of civilians in one of the world’s most heavily mined countries. Some of the hidden enemies are the remnants of unexploded ordnance left over during the past four decades of prolonged wars. The ...

  • Tunisia soldier killed in IED explosion on Mount Chambi

    April 27, 2019

    A Tunisian soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in a mine blast in the restive Kasserine region, the defense ministry said Saturday, in an attack claimed by al-Qaeda-linked jihadists. The mine exploded Friday, April 26 on Mount Chambi, in Kasserine, where the army has conducted search operations since 2012 to hunt down jihadists ...

  • Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing

    April 26, 2019

    The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday. Police said on an official Twitter account that Mohamed Zahran, ...

  • Humanitarian Mine Action increases demining capacity in Morocco

    April 26, 2019

    U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participated in Humanitarian Mine Action with members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces April 1-26, 2019, at Unite de Secours et Sauvetage’s Base, Kenitra, Morocco. The HMA program is designed to assist allied and partner countries in reducing ...

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