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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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  • Pakistan: 13 security personnel, 7 private guards martyred in two attacks in Ormara, North Waziristan

    October 16, 2020

    Thirteen security personnel and seven private guards were martyred in two separate attacks in Balochistan’s Gwadar district and the North Waziristan tribal district on Thursday, the military’s media wing said. In the first incident, seven soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and seven security guards were martyred in an ‘encounter’ with a “large number of terrorists” ...

  • Dstl’s new counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

    October 15, 2020

    The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl’s new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been given a rare Royal visit during the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase the science inside defence and security when Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The ...

  • California: IEDs, homemade explosives lab found at Gilroy home where blast occurred

    October 15, 2020

    Authorities said they found multiple homemade IEDs and an explosives lab inside a residence in Gilroy that is at the center of an investigation. On Monday at around 2:20 p.m., Gilroy police responded to a home on the 1700 block of Mantelli Drive on reports of an explosion. A 53-year-old man involved in the blast suffered ...

  • Russia: Terrorists conspired to bomb Volgograd’s The Motherland Calls monument

    October 15, 2020

    Members of the outlawed terrorist organization who were liquidated in Volgograd had plotted a terrorist attack near The Motherland Calls memorial, as follows from a video released by the Public Relations Center of the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday. On a map of Volgograd confiscated from the terrorists the monument was circled in black as ...

  • Afghanistan: Six Police Wounded in Zabul Car Bomb

    October 15, 2020

    At least 6 police were wounded in a car bomb targeting a security checkpoint in Zabul province on Thursday morning, said local officials. The incident happened in the Noorak area in Shahoy district of the province when a car bomb targeted the checkpoint, said Hekmatullah Koshi, provincial police chief. He said that the Taliban has increased their ...

  • Bomb squad spotted in Glasgow

    October 15, 2020

    The bomb squad rushed to the South Side yesterday after the alarm was raised about “items of concern”. Officers were spotted on Langlands Road at around 5pm as they investigated a property as part of a wider probe. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit were called in as a pre-caution and police say they are carrying out ...

  • Oklahoma: OHP Bomb Squad Disarm ‘Improvised Explosive Device’ In Chelsea

    October 15, 2020

    The OHP bomb squad has disarmed an ‘improvised explosive device’ in Chelsea Thursday night. Rogers County Deputies said they were searching for 57-year-old Thomas John Smith for burglary when they found and arrested him under a bridge near 6th and Willow on Thursday. They said he had what looked like an explosive device with him. The OHP bomb ...

  • UN peacekeeper killed and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Mali

    October 15, 2020

    A UN peacekeeper was killed in northern Mali and another seriously wounded after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Thursday, the UN mission said. The attack came as civil servants in the capital, Bamako, protested against the “selective release” of foreign hostages in hostage swap deals by the government. The attack on the UN Multidimensional ...

  • California: Oakland Man Convicted Of Targeting Law Enforcement Officers With Mail Bombs

    October 15, 2020

    A federal jury has convicted Ross Gordon Laverty of multiple felonies in connection with mailing two explosive devices to homes in Alameda and East Palo Alto, targeting law enforcement officers with the intent to injure or kill his targets. U.S. Attorney David Anderson and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez announced the verdict ...

  • UNMAS: Unexploded bombs to litter Iraq’s Mosul for more than a decade

    October 14, 2020

    The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Daesh occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday. Pehr Lodhammar, a senior program manager at the U.N. Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said the ...

  • Chicago: Trio used explosive device in attempted Lake View ATM burglary

    October 14, 2020

    Authorities are looking for three men suspected of using an explosive device to try and break into an ATM in Lake View over the summer. On June 14, one of the suspects allegedly planted an improvised explosive device next to a drive-thru ATM at a Fifth-Third Bank branch at 3179 N. Clark St., the FBI said ...

  • Afghanistan: Laghman Blast Claims 2, Injures Six

    October 14, 2020

    A magnetic mine exploded on a police vehicle in Mehtarlam, the capital of Laghman province, killing two people and injuring six others. A spokesman for Laghman’s governor, Asadullah Dawlatzai told media, that the blast took place Wednesday morning at the provincial police headquarters, killing eight people. This comes despite the recent increase in the number of sticky ...

  • Afghanistan: ANP Discovered and Defused Roadside Bombs in Kabul, Herat, Khost, Nimruz and Sar-e-Pul Provinces

    October 14, 2020

    ANP bomb disposal unit detected three landmines planted by terrorists in Sar-e-Pul City of Sar-e-Pul province & Delaram district of Nimruz province. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1316253755764023301 On October 12 the engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse four roadside bombs in Kabul, Herat & Khost provinces. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1315588872559001601 Source: Afghan National Police  

  • Somali Intelligence Agency Seize 79 Tons of Bomb-Making Sulphuric Acid

    October 14, 2020

    Somalia’s National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) said its troops have seized 79 tonnes of sulphuric acid smuggled into the country for use by al-Shabab militants to make explosives. “We have seized 79 tonnes of sulphuric acid and arrested a number of people who smuggled it into the country and were transporting it to the al-Shabab ...

  • India: Joint anti-terror exercise by army, police in Pune

    October 14, 2020

    The Indian Army’s Counter-Terrorism Task Force (CTTF) and Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of Maharashtra police jointly carried out the anti-terror exercise in Pune. The purpose of the exercise was to “harmonize the drills and procedures of both army and police for activating anti-terrorist Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) to counter any terrorist actions in Pune.” The exercise, organised ...

  • India: Naxal camp raided, destroyed in Chhattisgarh

    October 13, 2020

    A camp of Naxals was raided and destroyed in Endripal jungle in Farespal/Mirtur/Kirandul police station area along the Dantewada-Bijapur inter-district border on Tuesday. Dantewada DRG troops launched an operation based on intelligence input and recovered huge quantity of explosives/camping materials. The recovered items include .315 bore rifle, tent items, Naxal uniform, IED switch, and other items of ...

  • Afghanistan: ANP Neutralize Bomb in Ghazni, Seizes Urvan Loaded with Explosives in Kapisa

    October 13, 2020

    Afghan National Police discovered and neutralized three roadside bombs, after hours of efforts and “point to point search operations” in Ghazni City of Ghazni province, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. According to the statement, local Police discovered at least two barrels, embedded with explosives, by “terrorists to target civilians” in Police District 6 ...

  • Polish Navy bid to defuse one of WWII’s largest bombs near Baltic coast

    October 12, 2020

    Polish navy divers have launched an unprecedented operation to “neutralise” one of the largest bombs of the Second World War. The explosive device was discovered last year at the bottom of a shipping channel in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic coast. The five-tonne bomb — nicknamed “Tallboy” and capable of causing a small earthquake — was dropped by ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called as Angus beach closed off following ‘explosive’ find

    October 12, 2020

    An Angus beach was sealed off for almost six hours after suspected explosives were discovered. As reported in The Evening Telegraph, UK Coastguard closed a section of the coastline at Carnoustie after two devices were found by a member of the public at about 12.45pm. An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was called to the incident from ...


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