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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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  • Security agencies demonstrate Ghana’s readiness to combat terrorism

    December 2, 2018

    The Security Agencies and the Emergency Services in the country have conducted a Counter Terrorism simulation exercises codenamed ‘Exercise Home Shield’ within the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Exercise under the Ministry of National Security code named “Home Shield” was aimed at practising and harnessing the various roles and expertise of all the stakeholders in the ...

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely among Taliban leaving 37 dead

    December 2, 2018

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely among a group of Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan leaving at least 37 militants dead. The local officials are saying that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Maruf district of Kandahar. Provincial governor’s spokesman Aziz Ahmad Azizi confirmed the incident ...

  • Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast

    December 1, 2018

    Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort to goldmine ...

  • It’s been a blast: Police buying new explosive disposal robot, bomb suit after years of service

    December 1, 2018

    Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it’s time to retire its bomb robot – which, according to a police board report, is “literally held together by wires and tape” – from the ranks of its Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). City police will use its capital reserve fund in 2019 to purchase a replacement robot and a bomb suit ...

  • Conference calls for increased condemnation of AP mines of an improvised nature and recognition of contamination by these weapons

    November 30, 2018

    The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties (17MSP) concluded in Geneva recording success in stockpile destruction and mine clearance in the Middle East and West Africa. While progress was welcome, the Conference agreed that new contamination by anti-personnel mines of an improvised nature should be reported and treated under the Convention in ...

  • Briton among five G4S staff killed in Kabul blast

    November 29, 2018

    A Briton was among five G4S employees killed in a blast in Kabul, the security company has confirmed. A total of 10 people are confirmed to have died in the attack, which hit the firm’s compound late on Wednesday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. G4S confirmed that 32 of its employees were injured and five killed, four of ...

  • Irish Defence Forces send team to west Africa to train troops on explosives

    November 29, 2018

    The Defence Forces have deployed a team of specialists to west Africa to help train troops from other countries in countering improvised explosive devices and mine awareness. The deployment is being made under a commitment given by the Government a year ago to support the United Nations mine action service, UNMAS. The Irish will train and educate ...

  • Mauritania 31st country to declare itself mine-free

    November 29, 2018

    Areas of Mauritania that were under the threat of anti-personnel mines for forty years are now deemed safe. “I am extremely honoured to declare that after four decades since these weapons were laid and nearly two decades of clearance, Mauritania is free of all known mined zones. This makes us the 31st State Party to the Anti-Personnel ...

  • Three U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan blast

    November 27, 2018

    KABUL – A roadside bomb blast killed three U.S. service members and wounded three others near the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Tuesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said. Taliban insurgents, who control large parts of Ghazni province, claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded an American civilian contractor. A Taliban commander in Ghazni said ...

  • Insights into UK EOD & Search Operations

    November 27, 2018

    Defence IQ spoke to the Head of the British Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Branch (DEODS), Colonel Zac Scott to discuss how the persistent explosive threat landscape is shaping EOD & Search’s operations post-Afghanistan. Download the full interview here. Read the interview to: Find out what the short-term focus is when training teams and providing support ...

  • Mission Iraq: Britain’s Quest To Train An Army To Fight Islamic State

    November 27, 2018

    It was once a secret base for Saddam Hussein’s personal army but now Camp Taji hosts 400 members of the 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards as they train the Iraqi Army. Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Commanding Officer of The Grenadiers, said British troops have been providing “expertise” training. “I think the key thing about British training has been the expertise it ...

  • At least 7 killed in Somalia bomb explosion

    November 26, 2018

    At least seven people were killed and five injured in a car bomb explosion at a bustling market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, on Monday. Police say security forces intercepted a suspicious vehicle laden with explosives which detonated at the entrance to Kawo-Godey market in southern Mogadishu. Witnesses add that most of the buildings around were destroyed. Though no ...

  • Domestic and international efforts boost landmine cleanup

    November 24, 2018

    As many as 2,000 people were killed by post-war landmines between 2010 and 2014, while an estimated 6.1 million hectares accounting for more than 21 per cent of Việt Nam’s land remains contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO). This information was released by Đặng Văn Đồng, deputy director of Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) under ...

  • Afghanistan: Suicide explosion in army mosque leaves 27 soldiers dead, scores injured

    November 23, 2018

    Twenty-seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 79 others injured in a blast inside a military mosque in southern Khost province on Friday, security official said. Abdullah, spokesman for ANA first bridged in the Mandozai district, said the blast took place during Jumma prayer in the ANA headquarters. But Governor Hukam Khan Habibi while inquiring after the health of ...

  • Police arrest man in Derry under-car bomb investigation

    November 23, 2018

    A man has been arrested in connection with a dissident republican bomb attempt on a police officer in Derry last year. The 46-year-old man is being questioned about an under-vehicle bomb placed under the officer’s car in February last year. The device was discovered at Ardanlee in the city’s Culmore area. Described as an UVIED (Under Vehicle ...


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