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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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  • British Columbia: Washed-up explosive device destroyed by VicPD bomb squad

    April 12, 2021

    Oak Bay Police thanked a beach comber this weekend for calling in an explosive device found washed up on the beach. The Victoria Police Explosives Disposal Unit came to the beach with a remote controlled bomb disposal unit to remove the device and later destroyed it at a safe location, Oak Bay Police reported. Police said the ...

  • Cambodia: NPA grants $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance

    April 12, 2021

    Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Norwegian People Aid (NPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, granting $1.6 million for cluster munition clearance and surveys. NPA resident representative to Cambodia Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed the MoU at the CMAC headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday to implement the project “for ...

  • Counter Terrorism Policing UK Urge Public To Be Vigilant Against Threat From Terrorism As Lockdown Eases

    April 12, 2021

    The senior officer responsible for ensuring the UK is protected against the threat of terrorism is warning businesses and the public that they must be alert to more than just the threat of Covid-19 this summer. Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, believes the easing of lockdown ...

  • Pakistan: BDS defuses two-kg bomb on Karachi’s Tariq road

    April 12, 2021

    It was planted on a motorbike The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) has defused a bomb planted on a motorcycle near Jheel Park on Karachi’s Tariq Road. According to the police, the bomb weighing 2kg was placed in a tool box of a motorbike. The Counter-Terrorism Department has arrested a suspect from the spot. In its report, the BDS ...

  • Nepal: Police arrest one more person in connection with Lahan IED explosion

    April 11, 2021

    Police on Saturday arrested one more suspect in connection with the March 14 IED blast at Land Revenue Office in Lahan Municipality-8 of Siraha district. Ram Jatan Mukhiya (Gaddu), 20, of Lawakatol, Laxmipur Patari Rural Municiaplty-3 was apprehended on Saturday morning from Loktantra Chowk during a search investigation.According to the Spokesperson of District Police Office Siraha, ...

  • Somalia: Five killed in blasts in Mogadishu and Baidoa

    April 10, 2021

    At least five people have been killed and another one was injured in two separate blasts in Mogadishu and Baidoa town, officials and witnesses confirmed. According to sources, two people were killed and another one was injured when a police car hit by improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted on a roadside in ...

  • Azerbaijani Mine Action Agency continues to clear Gubadly, Zangilan, Jabrayil from mines

    April 10, 2021

    In order to provide power supply to Azerbaijan’s Gubadly, Zangilan and Jabrayil districts, previously liberated from Armenian occupation, de-mining operations are being carried out on the districts, Idris Ismayilov, Head of the Operational Headquarters of the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, told Trend. As of today, many territories have already been cleared of ...

  • Humanitarian Mine Action 2021: Morocco, US Boost Military Cooperation

    April 10, 2021

    Members of US and Moroccan military forces participated in Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), Morocco 2021. Commenting on the joint military exercise, the US embassy stated that it aims to train the Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “detecting explosive devices while strengthening our strategic relationship and regional stability.” Both US Marines and US Navy service members trained alongside ...

  • Afghanistan: Taliban destroys bridge on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

    April 9, 2021

    Taliban destroyed a bridge on the Kabul-Jalalabad’s second-lane road in Surkhrod district of Nangarhar province, Pajhwok News reported. The bridge was blown following the Taliban attacks on a checkpoint in Fatehabad area of the district. The second-lane was mostly used by residents of Sararud, Khogyani, Sherzad and Hesarak districts. As the Taliban militants dynamited the bridge, Afghan National ...

  • Ireland: Army carry out controlled explosion in Rathnew

    April 8, 2021

    An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a hand grenade this morning in Rathnew. Two local men discovered the grenade in a field while out walking on Wednesday evening. An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a hand grenade this morning in Rathnew. https://twitter.com/Wicklow_News/status/1380052205672263682 Read more… Source: Wicklow News  

  • Vietnam: Bomb clearance makes life safer in ex-war zone

    April 8, 2021

    After finding unexploded bombs when he was digging the foundations of his new house last month, Ta Thanh Dat knew what he had to do. The man in Dong Ha City, the central province of Quang Tri, called the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and asked for help. The team comes from Renew – a cooperative programme ...

  • Adelaide man arrested for allegedly possessing improvised explosive device in far-right raids

    April 8, 2021

    South Australian police have arrested a man for possessing an improvised explosive device while a second has been charged with the possession of extremist material during a series of raids across Adelaide targeting members of the far-right. SA police confirmed it had searched “a number of domestic premises across the metropolitan area” on Wednesday. A police spokesperson ...

  • India: Boy mistakes bomb for ball, suffers injuries in blast

    April 8, 2021

    A 12-year-old boy suffered injuries after he picked up a crude bomb, mistaking it for a ball, from a garbage heap and then threw it away, causing an explosion. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the boy, Sachin, was returning home from coaching classes with his friends. His father Ram Khelawan told police that, “Sachin ...

  • ‘Inhumane’ explosive devices ‘crush lives and end livelihoods’ – UN chief

    April 8, 2021

    The “mere presence” of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can “stall development and shatter stability”, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday. “They are left in the path of women walking to work, a family displaced by conflict and seeking safety, children on their way to school. They crush ...

  • UK: Controlled explosion carried out after ordnance found in Trowbridge shed

    April 7, 2021

    A controlled explosion was carried out in Trowbridge yesterday evening after a wartime shell was found in a resident’s shed. Police were called to a private address in Wingfield Road yesterday afternoon following the resident’s report of the discovery of the possible explosive. The item was later taken to The John of Gaunt School grounds and detonated ...


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