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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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  • UK: Bomb squad carries out controlled explosion in Hastings

    April 20, 2020

    A controlled explosion has been carried out in Hastings after an unexploded munition was found at a house in the town. Police said the the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called to destroy the item in a field off the West Hill, Hastings. The controlled explosion was carried out at around 8.20am on Monday (April 20). Police said ...

  • The Growing Threat Posed by Accelerationism and Accelerationist Groups Worldwide

    April 20, 2020

    As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps to strike at their perceived foes. White supremacist extremists see the pandemic as confirmation of many of the movement’s preexisting beliefs, and as ...

  • Car bombing injures civilians in north Syria’s Kurdish-majority city of Afrin

    April 19, 2020

    At least six civilians were wounded in a car bombing in Syria’s northwest city of Afrin that has been under the control of Turkish-backed militias for just over two years, local sources said on Saturday. The explosion occurred near a recently established bridge in the center of Afrin city, by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBEID) ...

  • Man ‘caught making a bomb’ in sleepy East Yorkshire village

    April 18, 2020

    Wayne Rendle, 34, of Nettleton Garth in Burstwick, East Yorkshire has been sent for trial at Hull Crown Court accused of possession of cannabis, making an improvised explosive device, criminal damage and possession of an improvised explosive device. He will appear for trial on May 13 this year. Daniel Thomas , 51, of Nornabell Street in Hull attended Hull ...

  • Estonian Defense Forces deminers sent to Afghanistan on new mission

    April 18, 2020

    On Monday, four deminers from the Estonian Defense Forces and one engineer commander from the 1st Infantry Brigade will be sent to Afghanistan on a new mission.  Estonians serve in Afghanistan as part of the German contingent in Mazar-e-Sharif, the General Staff of the Defense Forces announced on Saturday. “The demining mission is Estonia’s oldest combat mission ...

  • Iraq: Four ISIS attacks in central Iraqi province of Diyala injure 11

    April 18, 2020

    Nine members of the Iraqi security forces and two civilians were injured on Saturday in four separate attacks by the so-called Islamic State in the central province of Diyala. According to a statement released by the Iraqi army, an explosion at a residence led to the injury of six soldiers in the Khaylania neighborhood of Miqdadiya, ...

  • Is The Infantry Brigade Combat Team Becoming Obsolete?

    April 17, 2020

      The infantry community has a problem. The centerpiece of the Army’s operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the infantry brigade combat team, is in danger of becoming obsolete in the face of near-peer opponents. This formation of three infantry battalions, an engineer battalion, an artillery battalion, a cavalry squadron, and a support battalion needs to be restructured to maximize ...

  • California: ‘Cricket Bomb’ Found Outside Lathrop Senior Center

    April 17, 2020

    An improvised explosive device was discovered and dealt with in Lathrop on Thursday, authorities say. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says they got a call late in the morning about a suspicious device near the picnic tables outside the Lathrop Senior Center. The caller said the device looked like a small bottle with a wire ...

  • Royal Navy finds and blows up eight bombs in English Channel

    April 17, 2020

    The Royal Navy has found and blown up a eight bombs in the English Channel as part of a NATO mission. An RN spokesperson said: “Minehunter HMS Grimsby has completed her spring stint with a NATO task force after a two-week search for wartime ammunition off the French coast. “Eight unexploded bombs and mines from World War ...

  • The Oklahoma City Bombing: Its Aftermath and the Evolution of Soft Target Protection

    April 17, 2020

    Twenty-five years ago, a truck bomb detonated in front of a federal building, killing at least 168 people and injuring more than 680 people. How did enterprise security change after the event? At 9:02 a.m., on the morning of April 19, 1995, a truck bomb, containing more than 4,800 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, nitromethane and ...

  • Amid Covid-19, Rising Tide of Narcotics Trafficking from Pakistan Feeds Jihadist Upsurge in Indian Ocean

    April 17, 2020

    Islamic State cells in the Maldives, known to have close links with Indian Ocean drug cartels, have over the past eight weeks staged multiple attacks, including bomb strikes on police boats. Fears are mounting that a surge in narcotics shipments by cartels operating out of Pakistani ports could be linked to sharp escalation in Islamic State ...

  • ISIS and coronavirus: Will terrorists exploit COVID-19?

    April 17, 2020

    The coronavirus is generally held to represent a common threat to all nations and communities. It does not differentiate according to religion, ethnicity or national origin. The pandemic has even produced examples of enemies working together against the new invisible foe. Medical personnel from Hamas-controlled Gaza, for example, have traveled to Israeli hospitals to learn techniques for ...

  • Pakistan: Arrest warrants for 17 reissued in Chinese consulate attack case

    April 17, 2020

    An antiterrorism court has repeated the non-bailable warrants for arrest of around 17 suspects allegedly absconding in a case pertaining to attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. The Counter-Terrorism Department booked and detained Mohammad Aslam; Ahmed Hasnain; Ali Ahmed, alias Hashim; Nadir Khan, alias Arif Buledi and Abdul Latif — all said to be associated ...

  • Iran’s ‘amazing’ Covid-19 detectors identified as re-purposed fake bomb scanners

    April 16, 2020

    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has unveiled what it claims is new technology which will change the face of its response to the coronavirus crisis. There’s just one problem – the “state of the art” Covid-19 detector bears a striking resemblance to fake bomb scanners that have plagued the Middle East and other parts of the ...


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