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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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  • Indonesia: IS Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    February 8, 2020

    An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians. Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra province’s Sibolga district. His indictment said the interrogation of another militant, Rinto Sugiharto, uncovered ...

  • Dublin: Controlled explosion carried out after hand grenade discovered at Royal Canal

    February 8, 2020

    An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion after a historical hand grenade was discovered at the Royal Canal this afternoon. Emergency services raced to the scene after the device was discovered between Cross Guns Bridge and Broombridge at around 2pm. The area was sealed off by gardai while the Army EOD team made the ...

  • Oregon: Bomb squad remove 6 IED’s from Monmouth home; deputies arrest burglary suspects

    February 8, 2020

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found six improvised explosive devices at a residence while arresting two burglary suspects Wednesday. The sheriff’s office said deputies were investigating several burglaries and thefts that had occurred in southern Polk County. The investigation led them to 23811 Maxfield Creek Road in Monmouth. While at the home, deputies found six IED’s ...

  • Watch Bomb Disposal Squad In Action At Odisha’s Rourkela

    February 7, 2020

    A bomb disposal squad of the local police today defused a crude live bomb through controlled detonation in Basanti Colony here. The squad defused one of the crude live bombs hurled at former councillor Ashesh Mohanty alias Bulu yesterday. As per reports, some unidentified miscreants had hurled some crude bombs at Mohanty on Thursday evening leaving him ...

  • USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

    February 7, 2020

    U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging threats. The realistic exercise, that includes the use of TALON robotic vehicles, test EOD technicians across ...

  • Police believe CIRA planted bomb intended for ‘Brexit day’ attack

    February 6, 2020

    Police believe the Continuity IRA (CIRA) was responsible for a bomb found attached to a lorry in County Armagh on Tuesday morning. It is thought the device may have been intended for a Brexit day attack. Police said they first received a report about an explosive device in a lorry at Belfast docks on 31 January – ...

  • Manchester Arena bombing: Bomb chemicals ‘ordered with we have come to slaughter email’

    February 6, 2020

    An email address containing the Arabic for “We have come to slaughter” was used to order 30 litres of hydrogen peroxide seven weeks before the Manchester Arena bombing, the Old Bailey has heard. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a homemade explosive at the concert hall on May 22, 2017 after an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people. His younger ...

  • Assam: Two IEDs recovered in Guwahati

    February 6, 2020

    Police on Wednesday averted an attempt by insurgents to trigger major explosions in Guwahati after it recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the capital city of Assam. The IEDs have been recovered from Pan Bazar and Paltan Bazar areas in Guwahati around 10:30 pm. The city police recovered the IEDs on the basis of a ...

  • Bomb disposal team called after explosion in Hong Kong public toilet near housing estate

    February 5, 2020

    Hong Kong bomb disposal officers were called in after an explosion in a public toilet on Tuesday night, while in a separate incident police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. The blast wrecked the toilet bowl and blackened walls after plumes of black smoke were emitted. The incident occurred at 10.47pm in a toilet ...

  • 720th EOD trains on self-contained breathing apparatus equipment

    February 5, 2020

    Soldiers from the 720th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) received training on self-contained breathing apparatus equipment during a two-week Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Hazardous Material Technician Course. The training provided the Soldiers the skills and knowledge required to respond to a weapon of mass destruction incident. Although the course has been active for years, the 720th ...

  • Belgium, Italy and Slovakia Contribute to Humanitarian Clearance in Iraq

    February 5, 2020

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is continuing its life-saving work in Iraq. UNMAS is grateful for the support it received from three generous donors. The Governments of Belgium (USD 1.6 million), Italy (USD 784,000) and the Slovak Republic (USD 18,750), donated more than USD 2.4 million to ensure that explosive hazard management, training ...

  • Bombs, drugs, white supremacist lit part of case against Niagara Falls man

    February 4, 2020

    The federal government says Jeffrey Richards is a self-proclaimed white supremacist who makes bombs, sell drugs, owns a small arsenal of guns and holds membership in an outlaw biker gang. In a photo posted on Facebook, Richards holds his right arm up in a Nazi-style salute between two friends, one wearing a T-shirt with a Confederate ...

  • Officers’ “partners in crime” from all over the nation train in Dothan

    February 4, 2020

    Teaching a dog a new trick is one thing, but training one to help officers find missing people, apprehend fugitives, and detect drugs is another. To improve these skills, the Dothan Police Department is holding its Annual K-9 Seminar for its 9 units. “Our 9th dog is specially trained for the explosive detection area as well, so ...

  • London’s Soho evacuated as World War Two bomb discovered

    February 3, 2020

    A large part of central London’s busy Soho area was evacuated after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found at a building site. Police were called at 1.42pm on Monday to Dean Street, connecting Oxford Street to Shaftesbury Avenue, which they cordoned off after the device was discovered near the Soho Hotel. Most of the areas ...


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