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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

  • Taliban IED planter arrested in Herat province

    February 23, 2019

    A Taliban militant who was planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was arrested during an operation of the Afghan security forces. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Taliban IED planter was arrested in Pashtun Zarghoon district of the province. The statement further added that the IED planter who was attempting to plant a remote-controlled ...

  • Nepal: One dead, two injured in IED blast

    February 23, 2019

    One person died and two others were injured in an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blast that took place in Lalitpur district of Nepal. The deceased Singha Prasad Gurung was one among the three who were seriously injured in the blast died Saturday morning while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital. The IED blast occurred outside the gate of Ncell Pvt. Ltd, ...

  • Nigeria: Police intercept vehicle loaded with bomb in Delta

    February 22, 2019

    Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday night intercepted vehicle loaded with bomb along Ughelli-Patani Road Delta State. The suspected weapons, loaded in a White Toyota Hilux vehicle without a number plate, included 128 pieces of explosives and five pieces of electric detonators which have been handed over to the Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD ) ...

  • EODMU 5 Partcipates in Cobra Gold 2019

    February 22, 2019

    Sailors from EODMU 5 participated in joint dive operations with Royal Thai Navy divers as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 (CG19), Feb12-23. at Royal Thai Navy Base in Sattahip, Thailand. CG 19 is one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen ...

  • Police and SAF tackle ‘bombs’ and ‘gunmen’ in counter-terrorism exercise

    February 22, 2019

    More than 900 personnel from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and  Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in an islandwide counter-terrorism exercise, tackling simulated threats involving explosives, gunmen and hostage situations. The exercise, which started on Tuesday (Feb 19) and lasted for about eight hours, was part of efforts by the Home Team and SAF to test ...

  • Paper strip that detects explosives could shake up airport security, Edmonton researcher says

    February 22, 2019

    Christina Gonzalez can detect explosives with a single strip of paper. Gonzalez, an Edmonton-based researcher, has developed a disposable test strip capable of instantly detecting explosive materials including traces of TNT, the compound used in dynamite. While the paper strip may look like plain card stock there is more than meets the eye. “Essentially, we have a stock ...

  • Maharashtra on high alert after blast near Mumbai; IED found on bus in Raigad

    February 21, 2019

    The Maharashtra state police are on high alert after a low intensity blast took place on a busy road near Mumbai on Wednesday and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found on a state transport bus in Raigad district later in the night. According to the state police, the blast took place on a busy road ...

  • Army upgrades EOD units equipment

    February 19, 2019

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units of the Philippine Army (PA) are constantly upgrading their equipment to improve their capability, an official said Tuesday. “Currently (the EOD units are) a fresh setup. Though the effort continues on aspect of upgrading its equipment,” said Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva, Army spokesperson, in a message to the Philippine News Agency ...

  • 2 militants killed while placing an IED in a graveyard in Kandahar

    February 19, 2019

    At least two militants were killed as they were placing an Improvised Explosive Device in a graveyard in southern Kandahar province, the security officials said. Provincial Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan said the incident took place late on Monday in the vicinity of Arghandab district. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militants were busy planting an ...

  • Cairo explosion: three policemen killed pursuing bomber

    February 18, 2019

    A wanted Egyptian militant blew himself up late Monday night as he was being apprehended by two plainclothes policemen who have been following his trail across Cairo. The explosion killed the suspect as well as three officers in the third terror-related incident in Egypt since Friday. Monday’s night blast also wounded six people, including three policemen, ...

  • One Killed In IED Explosion In Kabul

    February 18, 2019

    Police confirm an IED was placed under the driver’s seat in the car. One person was killed on Sunday night when a magnetic IED was detonated in Kabul, Kabul police said. Basir Ahmand Muhajid the spokesman for Kabul police confirmed the blast and said that the explosion occurred in Panshir Wat area in Kabul’s PD11 when a ...

  • Australia donates additional $1.5 million to de-mining efforts in Iraq

    February 18, 2019

    Australia recently donated an additional USD 1.5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in contributions to demining efforts in Iraqi areas that were liberated from the Islamic State. Explosives the terrorist organization planted continue to be one of the greatest threats that impede the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their homes. The ...

  • Terrorists using remote motorcycle keys to trigger IEDs in Kashmir, says report

    February 18, 2019

    The commonly used anti-theft remote alarms or keys used in motorcycles and vehicles are being increasingly used by terrorists to trigger IEDs in Jammu and Kashmir, a possibility suspected in the recent Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that killed 40 personnel, a latest report has revealed. According to the report, prepared by investigative and ...

  • 3 Blasts Rock Donetsk Including One Near Hotel Hosting OSCE Mission – Officials

    February 18, 2019

    Three explosions went off in central Donetsk, with two of them happening near the hotel where representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe mission stay, the authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Monday. “There have been three explosions. The details are being studied,” a representative of the DPR interior ministry told Sputnik. The ...

  • Major Killed While Trying to Defuse IED Near LoC in Nowshera Two Days After Pulwama Attack

    February 17, 2019

    A major-rank Army officer was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir’s Nowshera sector. The incident comes two days after the deadly Pulwama attack. According to news agency ANI, the major died while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which had been planted by terrorists. The IED was planted ...

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