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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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  • Day after blasts, 13 IEDs & detonators seized in Palamu

    May 30, 2019

    A day after 26 security personnel were injured in a series of IED blasts triggered by Maoists in Seraikela, 13 IEDs were recovered from a cave at Bagsara near Pipra’s SeerniyaDam during a police-CRPF joint operation. Apart from the IEDs, the forces recovered 11 gelatin sticks, 250 metres of codex wire, 200 metres of electric wire andand ...

  • London and Glasgow parcel bombs linked to devices sent to army centres

    May 29, 2019

    A series of parcel bombs sent to locations in London and Glasgow earlier this year have been connected to devices targeting army offices in 2014. Anti-terror investigators have said they are now “formally linking” the incendiary devices posted in March and explosives sent to military recruitment centres five years ago. A main line of inquiry is that the latest packages ...

  • Spring/Summer 2019 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    May 28, 2019

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO HQ, C-IED Centre of Excellence, Centre of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism, High Tech Crime Institute and Total Forensic Solutions and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Spring-Summer 2019 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of ...

  • At least 15 security personnel are injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jharkhand

    May 28, 2019

    Thirteen personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jharkhand Police were injured in a series of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts allegedly triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand’s Saraikela Kharsawan early on Tuesday, police said. All the injured personnel — four of whom sustained “grievous injuries” — were airlifted to Ranchi for treatment, according to ...

  • 900 landmines detonated in Qasr al Yahud on the Jordan River

    May 28, 2019

    What does it look like when 900 landmines are (safely) detonated at once? Sappers working to disable landmines in the Land of the Monasteries found out last week, as the Israel Defense Force’s Combat Engineering Unit detonated the largest minefield at the site to date in the seven heavily-mined church compounds on the Israeli-Jordanian border. After ...

  • This explosives-laden World War 2 shipwreck is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode

    May 28, 2019

    An American cargo ship which sank off the Kent coast 74 years ago packed full of explosives could accidentally blow up at any time, causing devastating tsunamis and more than £1 billion of damage. Lying half-submerged near the mouth of the Thames estuary, the SS Richard Montgomery grounded on a sandbank more than seven decades ago ...

  • Lyon bomb attack: Four arrested by police over blast

    May 27, 2019

    Four people have been arrested by French police following a bomb explosion in Lyon that left 13 injured. The suspects held in connection with last week’s blast include a 24-year-old Algerian computer science student, according to the authorities. The arrests came as masked armed officers searched a property in Oullins, a small town outside Lyon. A manhunt was ...

  • Afghan forces seize 1000 kgs of explosives, foil deadly attack in Kabul city

    May 27, 2019

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have recently seized 1000 kilograms of explosives during an operation in Kabul city. A military source said Monday that the Afghan special force conducted a raid in Kabul city and seized 500kg of explosives. Without providing further added that source further added that the Special Forces also detained three suspected ...

  • 27 Iraqi mine action experts under training in Cambodia

    May 27, 2019

    Twenty-seven Iraqi mine action experts started to get a 15-day training course in Cambodia on Monday, Heng Ratana, director general of the Cambodian Mines Action Center (CMAC) said. The Iraqi experts are from the Ministry of Health and Environment, the Ministry of Interior and the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency, he said. He added that the training ...

  • Hundreds join celebrities in trek across Salisbury Plain for charity

    May 27, 2019

    More than 600 people trekked across Salisbury Plain to raise funds for city-based charity The Halo Trust, which helps to clear mines and bombs around the world. Joining Halo’s supporters for the Safe Steps Walk were three former Invictus Games competitors from Ukraine, where Halo is clearing mines from the separatist conflict in the east of the country. ...

  • Security forces avert a tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir, destroy IED along Jammu-Poonch highway

    May 27, 2019

    A major tragedy was averted on Monday with timely detection of a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along the Jammu-Poonch National Highway, prompting the suspension of traffic for nearly one-and-a-half hours, officials said. A bottle filled with a liquid material and a polybag filled with some solid material was found on the roadside near Kallar chowk ...

  • Controlled explosion of WWII bomb wrecks cars and smashes windows

    May 27, 2019

    A catalogue of chaos which resulted from the controlled explosion of a Second World War bomb, left residents wondering what damage an uncontrolled one would have caused. Locals were crying in the street, windows of homes smashed and cars wrecked after army experts carried out a controlled explosion of a 550lb German bomb. The bomb had ...

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal team performs detonation during Exercise Global Dragon 2019

    May 27, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members performed a controlled live detonation during which they explosively opened and exploited ordnance during Exercise Global Dragon 2019 May 27, 2019, at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, Perry, Georgia. Controlled live detonations help Airmen prepare for scenarios that they may encounter while providing support to their local communities and while deployed. During ...

  • Two men face seven-year sentences after being caught with explosives in shoebox

    May 27, 2019

    Two men, including the grandson of former lord mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, have received sentences totalling 14 years at the Special Criminal Court after they were caught with four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade in a densely populated area of Dublin city. The non-jury court heard that the Army Bomb Disposal ...

  • Afghan Special Forces kill 10 Taliban fighters, destroy car bomb and IED materials in Paktika

    May 26, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in south-eastern Paktika province killing at least 10 militants and arresting three others. “In an Afghan special forces operation in Bermal district, 10 Taliban fighters were killed and 1 VBIED and IED making materials were destroyed,” the informed military sources said Saturday. The sources further added that the Special Forces ...

  • Blast injures policewoman, rickshaw-puller in Dhaka; police suspect bomb

    May 26, 2019

    The incident that occurred at about 9pm on Sunday is a crude bomb attack, police suspect. All personnel in the capital were put on alert from the police control room after the incident. The injured are Traffic Police ASI Rasheda Akter Vabli, 28, and rickshaw-puller Lal Mia, 50. They were first admitted to the Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital ...


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