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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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  • Australia: Homemade explosive found near Rokeby-to-Neerim rail trail in Victoria’s Gippsland

    May 20, 2020

    A family on an evening walk has found an apparent homemade explosive device near a popular walking track in south eastern Victoria. Police are investigating after the “suspicious device” was found near the Rokeby-to-Neerim rail trail near Lavinia Street about 5.30pm on Saturday. The Bomb Response Unit attended the scene and removed the item. Read more… Source: 7news.com  

  • Spain: Lone wolf terror suspect planned to bomb Barcelona-Real Madrid football match using explosive-laden drone

    May 20, 2020

    A suspected ‘lone wolf’ terrorist had even plotting to bomb a Barcelona versus Real Madrid match using a drone. This is the claim of Spanish police, who say his plans were scuppered by the coronavirus lockdown. Instead he started wandering the streets  of Barcelona, reporting back to his ‘controller’ in Syria The shadow ISIS figure urged ...

  • Magnetic bomb planters arrested with the support of Kote Sangi residents: Kabul Police

    May 19, 2020

    The security forces arrested two militants who were planting magnetic improvised explosive devices (bombs) in Kote Sangi area of Kabul city. The Kabul Police Headquarters in a statement said the security forces arrested the two mine planters with the support of Kote Sangi resdients. The statement further added that the two mine planters were arrested as they ...

  • Mother Sends Masks to EOD Soldiers

    May 19, 2020

    Support for the military isn’t in short supply these days, but one service member’s mom went the extra mile to help U.S. service members and their partner nations and allies. Annette Frye helped make more than 1,000 masks for service members deployed overseas to the Middle East. “I reached out to my mom and said we ...

  • A Very Good Boy Named ‘The Dude’ Sniffs Out Bombs on Patrol with US Troops

    May 18, 2020

    Military Working Dogs can do anything U.S. troops do. A Belgian Malinois named “Conan” accompanied the U.S. Army’s Delta Force on a raid to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Another Malinois named “Cairo” joined U.S. Navy SEALs on their daring raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad Compound. And then there’s The Dude, a working ...

  • At least 7 killed in suicide attack on spy agency in Afghanistan

    May 18, 2020

    A suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s south-eastern province of Ghazni left at least seven dead and wounded a further 40 people Monday, according to the provincial governor’s spokesman. The bomber detonated a Humvee vehicle inside a facility of the provincial intelligence agency’s special forces early Monday morning, spokesman Arif Noori said. The interior ministry in Kabul and a ...

  • Taliban Spring Offensive Launched, According to Afghan Officials

    May 18, 2020

    A car bomb attack on an intelligence base in central Ghazni province in Afghanistan early Monday morning killed at least seven members of the security forces and wounded 40 others. Dr. Baser Ramaki, head of the Ghazni provincial hospital that received both the bodies and the wounded, confirmed the number to VOA. Provincial officials say the ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Hizb IED expert killed in Doda encounter, army jawan martyred

    May 17, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda on Sunday. However, a soldier of 10 RR was martyred in the five-hour encounter in the Gundana area of the district. Following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s operational chief of J&K, Riyaz Naikoo, the terror outfit received a major jolt ...

  • Kenya launches airstrikes against Al-Shabaab after militants attack Wajir village

    May 17, 2020

    The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) launched sustained overnight airstrikes targeting Al-Shabaab militants following an attack at Khorof Kharar Police Post in Wajir on Saturday morning. According to a security official, the airstrikes were directed at possible hideouts of the militants along the Kenya-Somalia border. In an interview with the Nation, Wajir County Commander Thomas Ngeywa said that ...

  • Somalia: Governor killed in suicide bombing claimed by al-Shabab

    May 17, 2020

    The governor of the Mudug region in Somalia’s Puntland has been killed along with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing claimed by armed group al-Shabab, according to the police and a security official. “A suicide car bomb hit the governor’s car. Governor Ahmed Muse Nur and three of his bodyguards died,” police captain ...

  • Glenville-based New York Army National Guard Bomb Disposal Soldiers Heading To Canada For Training

    May 16, 2020

    Twenty-five New York Army National Guard Soldiers who specialize in bomb disposal will be heading to Goosebay, Ontario on Saturday to help their Canadian Forces counterparts remove old bombs from a former training area. Members of the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) will be available to talk to reporters about their upcoming mission and demonstrate ...

  • Over a dozen Iraqi forces, civilians killed or wounded in ISIS attacks in 4 provinces

    May 16, 2020

    Members of the so-called Islamic State launched a series of new attacks on Iraqi security forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) on Friday in Kirkuk, Diyala, Salahuddin, and Baghdad provinces, resulting in several casualties, informed sources said on Saturday. This marks the latest wave of attacks by the terrorist group, which has mainly focused its operations ...

  • India: For the first time, four remote-control IEDs detected in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

    May 16, 2020

    The security forces have detected four remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in an edgy district of Dantewada, about 450 km from Raipur. “It’s for the first time such remote controlled IEDs were being planted by the Maoists in the conflict zone of Bastar. A combined team of 300 personnel from Dantewada district reserve guards, Special Task ...

  • Landmine explosion kills farmer in Cambodia

    May 16, 2020

    A farmer was killed following an accidental mine explosion in Oddar Meanchey province. The victim was said to have been plowing on farmland in the province’s Anlong Veng district when the tragedy happened. Heng Ratana, director-general of the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) said yesterday the accident took place at 2:30 pm on Wednesday when the ...


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