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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


  • 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 ...

  • Two homemade bombs found on train in Hong Kong: police

    February 3, 2020

    The Hong Kong police said two homemade bombs were found Sunday on a train arriving at Hong Kong’s Lo Wu station, condemning the perpetrators for “taking a big step towards terrorism.” The two improvised explosive devices were concealed in a plastic bag and placed under a seat on a mass transit rail (MTR) train from Kowloon ...

  • Somalia blast kills 4

    February 3, 2020

    At least four people were killed and two others injured in a landmine explosion at the roadside in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials and witnesses told Xinhua. According to a police officer who declined to be named, the improvised explosive device planted on the road linking Mogadishu to Afgoye town exploded, killing four civilians who ...

  • Streatham terror attack: Terrorist wearing fake PBIED shot dead by police after stabbing two people

    February 3, 2020

    A terrorist was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in what is believed to have been an Islamist-inspired attack in south London. Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb vest when he attacked people on a busy street in the south London area of Streatham on Sunday afternoon. Amman, 20, from Harrow, north London, had been released ...

  • Explosions: ‘On the one hand Sweden is described as a war zone, and on the other it’s heaven on earth’

    February 3, 2020

    Sweden’s national bomb squad were called out to more than 100 blasts last year, a level not seen anywhere else in Europe. The Local speaks with the police commissioner in charge of a new task force cracking down on the spate of explosions. Stefan Hector is the newly commissioned chief for ‘Hoarfrost’, a Special Incident operation tasked with ...

  • Nigeria: Man Attempting To Bomb Living Faith Church In Kaduna Caught With IED

    February 2, 2020

    A major tragedy was averted on Sunday at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) in Kaduna as a middle-aged man was caught with what is suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device. The suspect made several attempts to detonate the IED but didn’t succeed before security operatives in the church apprehended him. Read ...

  • California: 100 pounds of explosives found at Bermuda Dunes home, DA says

    February 1, 2020

    Some 100 pounds of homemade explosives and military ordnance and 53 firearms were seized in a search of a home in Bermuda Dunes in the Coachella Valley, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said. Collin Daniel Hackett, 34, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 30, on suspicion of possession and transportation of narcotics for sale and being a ...

  • U.S. kills Al Qaeda’s chief in Yemen

    February 1, 2020

    The United States carried out an airstrike in January that killed a leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen after months of tracking him, according to current and former government officials. Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was killed in the January strike but officials had been waiting to confirm the information before making public statement, the New York Times reports. The ...

  • Jammu & Kashmir police to soon have remotely operated vehicles to detect IEDs

    February 1, 2020

    Jammu and Kashmir police will soon become the first police force in the country to use remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in all conditions, including under water. The tenders to procure ROVs have will be opened on February 15, sources said. Each ROV costs between Rs 5 to Rs 20 crore. The ...

  • Northern Ireland: Bag of 28 pipe bombs and bomb parts found in River Lagan

    January 31, 2020

    A bag containing 28 pipe bombs; an improvised under-car bomb; two grenades and other bomb-making equipment has been found in Belfast’s River Lagan. The holdall bag was discovered in the water near the city centre on Thursday, while the river was being dredged. Police were called to the scene shortly after 16:00 GMT and officers closed Queen ...

  • CMAA, UNDP review mine clearance work in Cambodia

    January 31, 2020

    Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have convened a Board meeting of the Clearing for Results (CFR) programme. The meeting was to review work results of the mine clearance project phase III (2016-2019), and to begin its next phase IV (2020-2025), starting with identification of 2020 budget and ...


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