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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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  • Afghan Telecom’s Commercial Director killed in an explosion in Kabul city

    August 8, 2019

    An explosion in Kabul city killed the commercial director of the Afghan Telecom Company, the Ministry of Interior confirmed. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said a magnetic bomb went off in Company area located in the 5th district of Kabul late on Wednesday night. The officials further added that the explosion killed Mohammad Qasim Taj Wardak, ...

  • Thailand: Demining push off with a bang

    August 7, 2019

    The Ministry of Defence is destroying a total of 3,133 landmines in a bid to get Thailand off the Ottawa Convention’s blacklist. On Tuesday, the Defence Ministry began the push with an event dubbed “Thailand’s Anti-Personnel Mines Stockpile Destruction 2019”, at Observation Hill 152, in Watthana Nakhon district, in the eastern border province of Sa Kaeo. ...

  • 95 wounded in Kabul car bomb explosion

    August 7, 2019

    A suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VIED) in West of Kabul city earlier today. The explosion took place in the vicinity of the 6th the police district of the city in Kote Sangi area. Meanwhile, officials in the Ministry of Public Health said the rescue workers have shifted 95 wounded people to hospitals. However, unconfirmed ...

  • British delegation visits Karachi to inspect security at airport

    August 6, 2019

    A delegation of British security agency has arrived Karachi on three-day visit to inspect flight security at the airport, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The officials of British Department for Transport inspected the Karachi airport. The delegation inspected joint search baggage counters at the airport. They also examined the baggage, screening and security equipment at the airport. The ...

  • Watch jaw-dropping moment of ‘nuke-like’ explosion at Siberian ammo depot

    August 6, 2019

    Powerful explosions which devastated an ammunition depot in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region produced massive blast waves across the cloudy skies, with the moment of the biggest explosion caught on video by a local resident. The footage, filmed not far from the town of Achinsk, shows two massive blasts. One of them produced a massive mushroom-like plume of ...

  • The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) Examines the Importance of Tech Solutions for Defence

    August 5, 2019

    PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) will be held alongside the upcoming Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC), it was announced last month, during the period from 28-30 October 2019. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Conference will contextualise the exhibition within the regional ...

  • Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

    August 5, 2019

    The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics, autonomous vehicles, materials that are lighter and tougher mean that for the first time non-state adversaries such as ISIS, Boko-Haram and Al-Qaeda can access aerial warfare assets, particularly with the use ...

  • African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

    August 5, 2019

    A US-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive. Security experts who met in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week say African nations must do more of such intelligence-sharing to counter weapons widely considered the greatest threat ...

  • Kabul Police foil explosion by defusing explosives-laden bicycle

    August 4, 2019

    The Kabul Police foiled an explosion by discovering defusing an explosives-laden bicycle in Kabul city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the police force discovered the explosives-laden bicycle in the 10th district of Kabul city. The statement further added that the militants had left the explosives-laden bicycle close to Bibi Mahru High School. Furthermore, ...

  • Yemen: roadside bombing kills 2 in Abyan

    August 4, 2019

    On Saturday, at least two Yemeni security members were murdered in a roadside bombing in the nation’s southern province of Abyan, a government official informed Xinhua. The source stated in condition of secrecy, “An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) placed by unknown elements struck a vehicle of the security forces in Mahfed district of Abyan, killing two ...

  • Afghanistan: Attack on TV channel van kills 2

    August 4, 2019

    An improvised explosive device targeting a private TV channel van killed two people in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday, an official confirmed. Nusrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry spokesman, told Anadolu Agency the van was blown up by a magnetic IED attached to it, killing the driver and a passerby and injuring three people, including two staffers of ...

  • Angola provinces benefiting from dual demining efforts

    August 2, 2019

    Over 200,000 square meters of land were cleared from landmines in south Angola’s province of Bie by the National Demining Institute (INAD) since the start of this year, the head of the institute Jose Virgilio Chalissala has said. INAD and its national and international partners removed and destroyed 85 unexploded explosive devices in the province, among ...

  • Thailand: Multiple bomb blasts hit Bangkok

    August 2, 2019

    Six explosions, one near a famous skyscraper, have hit Bangkok as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a regional security summit. Unconfirmed reports suggest that other devices were found across the city. At least four people were injured on Friday when several small bombs went off in the Thai capital, Bangkok, during the morning rush hour, police ...

  • Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

    August 1, 2019

    Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through without being spotted by staff. Last month another device slipped through without anyone noticing. Terrorism expert Neil Fergus ...

  • Isle of Wight: EOD technicians explode ordnance in Shanklin,

    August 1, 2019

    Ventnor Coastguard, alongside the police, and explosive ordnance disposal technicians were called to Shanklin this afternoon. At around 3pm, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to find unexploded ordnance reported by a member of the public. Upon discovery, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, together with the police, cordoned off the area, and issued a broadcast to stop any ...


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