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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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  • Explosion in Kabul city leaves at least 3 dead, wounded

    July 27, 2020

    An explosion in Kabul city left one person dead and two others wounded, the officials in Kabul Police Headquarters said. Ferdaw Faramuz, a spokesperson for Kabul Police Headquarters, confirmed the incident and said an explosion ripped through a police vehicle at around 7:15 am local time. According to Faramurz, the explosives were planted in a police vehicle ...

  • Pakistan: Blast In Parachinar

    July 27, 2020

    Thursday saw yet another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack only three days after the one in Turbat, this time in Parachinar. Similar to the one in Turbat, this one also led to minimal damage, and injured seventeen, with one in critical condition. The negligible attack—much like the previous one—quite obviously points to the decreasing ability of ...

  • UN report on ISIS in Karnataka: Home Ministry seeks report on security from top official

    July 27, 2020

    Taking note of a United Nations report on the “significant numbers” of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka, the B S Yediyurappa-led government has sought a report from Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG and IGP) Praveen Sood on the internal security of the state. The report on terrorism released last week said there ...

  • Bangladesh: Intel on Possible ‘Militant Attack’, New Security Alert Before Eid

    July 27, 2020

    The police have received intelligence that militant outfit “Neo JMB” could try to carry out attacks centring the Eid-ul-Azha. The Police Headquarters has already instructed its various units to remain cautious about the Islamic State-inspired outfit and take necessary measures to prevent subversive acts. The so-called IS has decided to announce formation of a new wing — ...

  • Milwaukee: Live grenade found in West Bend Goodwill donation box

    July 27, 2020

    A live grenade was found in the donation box of a West Bend Goodwill, police said Monday. At around 10:15 am at 1717 Clarence Court, a Goodwill employee found a grenade in the donation box. The employee called West Bend police. After arriving on the scene, the police called the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit of the Milwaukee ...

  • 5 Taliban bomb experts killed during airstrikes in Afghanistan

    July 27, 2020

    Five Taliban bomb experts were killed during the airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in two provinces, the command of Afghan Special Forces said on Monday. “Three armed militants were killed in Nahri Saraaj district of southern Helmand province and two armed militants were killed in Shindand district of western Herat province during airstrikes Sunday,” ...

  • Philippines: Army credits teams’ ties with locals in locating rebel lair

    July 27, 2020

    The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) has credited the collaboration of its Community Support Program (CSP) teams with residents of far-flung villages in locating the hideout of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in southern Negros. Soldiers found the area after engaging some 20 members of the NPA’s South West Front Platoon ...

  • Afghan forces foil 4 back to back explosions in Kabul

    July 27, 2020

    The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonate four improvised explosive devices in Kabul, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to a statement released by MoD, the militants had planted the bombs in the vicinity of Mosahi and Qarabagh districts and Tangi Mahipar. The statement further added that the security forces managed to discover and defuse ...

  • Dozens killed in renewed violence in Sudan’s Darfur: UN

    July 27, 2020

    A new round of violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has killed more than 60 people, the United Nations said on Sunday, as the country’s prime minister promised fresh troops for the conflict-stricken region. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan (OCHA) said about 500 armed men on Saturday attacked the village of ...

  • Bangladesh: Police suspects extremists link behind explosion at Paltan area

    July 27, 2020

    The police suspect that extremists were behind an explosion and recovery of bomb-like water bottle at Paltan area in the past two days as district police were instructed to remain alert. There was an explosion on Friday night at Paltan area where no casualties were reported and a bomb-like object was found at Gulistan on Saturday ...

  • Qatar: Hamad International Airport’s new technology allows electronic items to stay in baggage during screening

    July 27, 2020

    Hamad International Airport (HIA) will install new airport security screening technology that allows transfer passengers to keep electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and digital cameras in their hand luggage while going through security checkpoints. The airport says the new technology also allows security personnel to “easily detect explosive materials held in complex items and structures”. Qatar’s ...

  • India: BSF holds field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar along Indo-Pak border

    July 26, 2020

    The BSF is conducting a field trial of hand-held ground penetrating radar to detect tunnels, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines along the Indo-Pak border. When deployed, the state-of-the-art equipment will help the BSF in curbing smuggling of arms and drugs besides infiltration of terrorists through the tunnels. The deployment of these portable radar sets will ...

  • India: 40 kg IED planted by Maoists recovered in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district

    July 26, 2020

    A powerful 40 kg improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists was recovered in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, police said. The explosive, packed in a big plastic container, was unearthed by a joint team of various security forces on Basaguda-Tarrem road, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said. While carrying out the de-mining exercise on the ...

  • Explosion hits southern Baghdad weapons depot, blamed on heat

    July 26, 2020

    A weapons depot belonging to Iraq’s federal police force exploded on Sunday in Baghdad’s southern suburbs because of high summer temperatures and poor storage, the military said in a statement. Multiple explosions could be heard in Baghdad on Sunday evening. Security sources said the depot, which is part of a military base used by both the ...


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