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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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  • ISIS, Weakened, Finds New Bombers: Cows Wearing Explosive Vests

    September 4, 2019

    The Islamic State has been reluctant to use humans to carry bombs because of the group’s reduced numbers, so it has tried out a new tactic: Bovine suicide bombers. Residents of Al Islah, Iraq, on Saturday said they had witnessed “a strange” sight: two cows harnessed to explosive vests roving the northern side of the village, ...

  • Mali passenger bus hits landmine killing 14 in central Mopti region

    September 4, 2019

    A makeshift bomb exploded under a passenger bus travelling in the violence-plagued central Mali region of Mopti on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 24, the security minister said. The vehicle hit the landmine while carrying 60 passengers through an area where ethnic militias regularly kill civilians from rival groups and Islamist militants are ...

  • Mines turn farms into killing fields in Iraq

    September 3, 2019

    One man lost his uncle. Another is mourning for two sons. Farmers and herders in Iraq’s Baiji say mines left by Daesh turned their beloved orchards into killing fields. The improvised explosive devices, planted by militants trying to fend off Iraqi troops in 2015, have also discouraged scores of families from returning to their battered farming ...

  • Taliban claims massive VBIED explosion close to Green Village in Kabul city

    September 2, 2019

    The Taliban group claimed responsibility for a massive Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) explosion in Kabul city earlier tonight. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that one of the suicide bombers of the group detonated the VBIED close to Green Village. Mujahid went on to claim that many other assailants stormed into the compound following ...

  • 2 policemen injured in ISIS attack targeting Bangladesh Minister in Dhaka

    September 1, 2019

    The bomb was thrown from the footbridge at the Science Lab intersection on Saturday night when the Minister was passing through the area, reports said. Two policemen were injured in a blast near the car of a Bangladeshi Minister in Dhaka, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a media report said ...

  • IED defused in North Waziristan

    September 1, 2019

    he bomb disposal unit (BDU) on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in Spim Wam area of the North Waziristan district. The BDU squad on a tip-off reached the Spim Wam area and defused the IED planted by some miscreants. After defusing the device, the security forces cordoned off the area and started a search ...

  • Taliban bomb kills 8 civilians including women and children in Balkh

    September 1, 2019

    A roadside bomb explosion killed 8 civilians including women and children in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the explosion took place in Chimtal district on Saturday. Blaming Taliban for the incident, the 209th Shaheen Corps further added that the explosion also killed women and children. Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen ...

  • Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

    August 31, 2019

    Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come under frequent attack since 2015, occurred as US and insurgent negotiators continue to seek an agreement ...

  • Suicide blast wounds 4 civilians including women in Kabul

    August 30, 2019

    The security officials confirm an explosion has taken place in Taimani area of Kabul city. According to reports, the explosion has taken place in the vicinity of the 2nd street of Taimani. Eyewitnesses say it was likely a suicide attack. Meanwhile, an official in the Ministry of Interior confirmed that a suicide blast in 2nd street of Taimani ...

  • Meet this year’s top military working dog

    August 27, 2019

    A Marine had been injured by an IED, an improvised explosive device, so the pair were looking for other bombs in the area. Suddenly, Tarwoe stepped on a buried IED, and it exploded, killing him. Yeager suffered shrapnel wounds that took months to recover from and cost him part of his right ear. Ninety-two military working dogs died in ...

  • Hezbollah says explosives found in drone that crashed in Beirut

    August 27, 2019

    Terror group claims UAV recovered near its media headquarters was attempting an attack, carried 11-pound bomb The Hezbollah terror group on Tuesday said a drone that crashed in its Beirut stronghold early Sunday contained an explosive device weighing more than five kilograms (11 pounds). The Iran-backed Shiite group had previously said an Israeli reconnaissance drone had flown ...

  • Two East Jerusalem residents held for pipe bomb attack on cops

    August 27, 2019

    Suspects allegedly threw explosive at officers during late-night police raid in Issawiya; bomb failed to detonate, was neutralized by sappers Two residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly attempting to carry out a pipe bomb attack against Border Police officers. During a police sweep of the neighborhood, the two suspects ...

  • IED explodes outside the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad

    August 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded outside the Pakistan Consulate General in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Sunday. All Pakistani staffers at the consulate are safe. According to a tweet, Dr Faisal said: “IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff ...

  • Army disarms IED on West Bank highway days after deadly terror bombing

    August 26, 2019

    Israeli security forces on Monday found and disarmed a small improvised explosive device that had been planted along a northern West Bank highway, the army said. The foiled roadside bombing came days after an IED that had been planted next to a natural spring in the central West Bank was triggered by terrorists as an Israeli ...

  • Cyprus: Two arrested for improvised explosive device

    August 25, 2019

    Two men aged 29 and 53 were arrested on Saturday in connection with an improvised explosive device found by police in Gialia, Paphos. According to the police, information was received regarding an explosive device in an open space in the Gialia village. The device was placed in a paper package, which also contained an igniting fire ...


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