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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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  • Deputy Secretary General addresses meeting of the Aqaba Process

    September 2, 2020

    The Deputy Secretary General spoke to the meeting of world leaders and representatives from international organisations about the security challenges of COVID-19 and NATO’s response to the pandemic. Mr. Geoană praised Jordan as a leader in countering violent extremism and for being a valuable partner of NATO. The Alliance and Jordan are united in their work ...

  • Michigan: Berrien County K9s Blek, Maxx and Mika receiving bullet and stab protective vests

    September 1, 2020

    The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving bullet and stab protective vests for K9s Blek, Maxx and Mika. The vests are a donation from the group Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The group has provided bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. So far it has provided over 4,000 vests ...

  • Hamas to halt explosive balloons in exchange for Israel easing blockade

    September 1, 2020

    Gaza’s Hamas rulers say they have reached an agreement through international mediators to end the latest round of cross-border violence with Israel. Under the deal, Hamas is to halt the launches of explosives-laden balloons and rocket fire into Israel, while Israel said it would ease a blockade that has been tightened in recent weeks. The Israeli ...

  • Prosecutor seeks 4-year jail sentence for attempted terror attack in Lithuanian capital

    September 1, 2020

    The public prosecutor is seeking a reduced four-year prison sentence for Gediminas Berzinskas, a 21-year-old man who admitted to attempting to commit a terror act in Vilnius last year. Vilnius Regional Court opened his case on Monday. Berzinskas has no previous convictions, and he fully admits his guilt and regrets having committed the crime, Sarunas Astrauskas, the ...

  • Pakistan: Three Dir policemen injured in targeted bomb attack

    September 1, 2020

    The police reported on Monday that three officers were injured when Haya Serai station’s mobile van was hit by an improvised explosive device in the Maidan area. The mobile van had been on a routine patrol, they said, while adding that three policemen, including the van driver Nazir, Hawaldar Tariq Munir and Constable Jan Bacha, sustained ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 Security Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Paktia

    September 1, 2020

    At least three security force members were killed and five were wounded after gunmen stormed a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez city, capital of Paktia province, local police said on Tuesday. The police said that the attack started at 5 am local time with a car bomb and was followed by a brief gunbattle, ...

  • Namibia: Police Find 13 Explosives At Oshikoto School

    September 1, 2020

    The Namibian police have found 13 different explosives at Tsintsabis Combined School in Oshikoto region. The police made the discover after it embarked on a de-mining operation at three local schools in the region. The explosive division was requested by the Oshikoto Regional Council education director to conduct the operation at the Tsintsabis Combined School, King Kauluma ...

  • Virginia: Officials find explosives in safe at Villages at Garst Creek

    August 31, 2020

    Officials say what was uncovered was not dynamite, but rather explosives that could have been cobbled together from fireworks. Investigators believe someone could have been trying to put those together with other materials that were found in the safe to make a bomb. The intent is still unclear. There is no present threat to the public, ...

  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research

    August 31, 2020

    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and counter-terrorist units. Within the compass of her doctoral research, Karlijn Bezemer has developed a new generation of tools which can be used to not only identify signature properties ...

  • Egyptian military kills 77 terrorists in northern Sinai: report

    August 31, 2020

    The Egyptian military has killed 77 militants in anti-terrorism operations conducted from July 22 to August 30 in a crackdown against Islamist extremists in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the General Command of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) said Sunday, cited by outlet Arab News. Two of those militants were considered “extremely dangerous,” the report noted, as ...

  • India: Modi lauds role of Army dogs, calls for adopting native breeds

    August 31, 2020

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched his ‘vocal for local’ campaign in an entirely new domain – that of the canines. Calling for the adoption of “fabulous” Indian dog breeds, Modi said they are cheaper to raise and adapt better to the Indian environment even as he revealed that the Indian security forces too ...

  • UK: Unexploded bomb from 1940s detonated near Shoebury Barge Pier

    August 31, 2020

    A highly explosive bomb found off the coast of Shoebury was detonated by the army. Southend Coastguard dealt with the unexploded ordnance near the Barge Pier in Shoebury over the weekend. The suspicious object was found by observant Community Safety Officers post inspection of a vessel that was lodged underneath Barge Pier who notified Southend Coastguard. The coastguard ...

  • India: Arrested Islamic State Terrorist Abu Yusuf Khan Has Hyderabad Links

    August 31, 2020

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested an ISIS operative Abu Yusuf Khan after a brief encounter near Ring Road between Karol Bagh and Dhaula Khan in Delhi on August 21. The police recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), weighing approximately 15 kilograms in two pressure cookers, from his possession. A pistol was also recovered ...

  • 1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Kabul Blast

    August 30, 2020

    At least one person was killed, and another was wounded in a blast in Kabul on Saturday night, Kabul police confirmed. The incident happened around 7:40 pm local time in Qala-e-Mir Abbas in PD9 of Kabul city as security forces searched a suspected house. During the search “a home-made mine exploded that killed one and injured ...

  • UK: Salisbury roads reopened as grenade pulled from river

    August 30, 2020

    A gand grenade believed to be from the Second World War has been pulled out of a river in Salisbury. At around 5.15pm Wiltshire Police announced a road closure on Facebook, asking the public to avoid the surrounding area if possible. It was then revealed that a member of the public called the police to report the ...

  • DHS Awards $1 Million to Support Machine Learning Development for Airport Security

    August 28, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385 Washington, D.C. – With a growing need to improve the security, efficiency and accuracy of passenger and baggage screening, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is working with a small business to advance explosive detection equipment. Synthetik Applied Technologies was awarded funding to develop machine learning training ...

  • 13 civilians killed in Afghanistan IED explosion

    August 28, 2020

    Thirteen civilians, including six children, were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Friday, an official said. “The victims – six children, two women and five men – were admitted to the Spin Boldak district hospital following the explosion,” said Ahmad Jawid Afghan, Director of the hospital. Local residents said the ...

  • UK: Man charged with terrorism offences had IED ingredients

    August 28, 2020

      A former Army employee charged with terrorism and explosive offences had the ingredients to make an improvised explosive device (IED), a court heard. Dean Morrice, 33, of Paulton, Somerset, was arrested under the Terrorism Act on 20 August and his property searched. Police found the components for the pyrotechnic composition thermite, ball bearings and metal pipes, Westminster ...

  • Honolulu airport’s Kajla named top dog in TSA’s cute canine contest

    August 28, 2020

    Kajla, a 5-year-old Vizsla who works at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, has been voted national winner of the 2020 TSA’s Cutest Canine Contest, the Transportation Security Administration announced this week. Kajla, who works as an explosive detection canine, was one of four TSA canine candidates vying for the agency’s cutest dog, but also ranked top ...


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