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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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  • Nepal explosions kill four in capital Kathmandu

    May 26, 2019

    At least four people died and seven others were injured in three explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, officials say. The three blasts – one in the centre and two on the outskirts – took place on Sunday afternoon local time. Improvised or crude explosive devices are believed to have been used to set off the blasts, ...

  • Explosive detonated in car Sunday morning in KCK

    May 26, 2019

    An improvised explosive device was tossed into a vehicle Sunday morning in the 3100 block of North 61st Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The KCK Police Department’s Bomb Unit responded at the request of the KCK Fire Department after the incendiary device exploded and caught the vehicle on fire near the Royal Gardens Apartments. KCK officials requested ...

  • East Africa’s jihadis linked to Mozambique violence

    May 25, 2019

    East Africa’s extremist groups may be widening their influence to the south of the continent, deepening violence in countries such as Mozambique, according to a recent study by a US Defence Department think tank. The Pentagon’s Africa Centre for Strategic Studies says its analysis of the region found that a two-year-old Islamist group in northern Mozambique ...

  • France Lyon: ‘Parcel bomb’ injures people

    May 24, 2019

    A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street seemed to have suffered superficial injuries to the lower limbs, one report says. Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived. French President Emmanuel Macron has ...

  • Experiencing the work of a landmine clearance charity

    May 24, 2019

    Even though I was told it was safe, holding an Islamic State group (IS) homemade explosive was still unnerving. Half an hour earlier it had been buried in the ground on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Fallujah. It was made up of two pieces of wood with bits of cut-up hosepipe. A length of wire ...

  • Explosion rips through a mosque in Kabul, killing or wounding at least 17 people

    May 24, 2019

    An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul city earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place at around 1:20pm local time in Isteghfar Mosque. Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a religious cleric Mawlavi Rehan and injured ...

  • Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

    May 24, 2019

    At least three people have been killed and 28 wounded after a bomb exploded at a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. The explosion took place inside a mosque before Friday prayers, city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera by phone, adding that at least three of the wounded were in critical condition. Local ...

  • 11 Taliban militants killed, narcotics and IED materials destroyed in Helmand operations

    May 24, 2019

    The security forces carried out a series of operations and airstrikes in southern Helmand province killing at least 11 Taliban militants and destroying narcotics and IED making materials. “An Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Saraj destroyed 50lbs of illegal narcotics and IED making materials,” the informed military sources said Friday. The sources further added “In Kajaki ...

  • Security forces kill Taliban’s suicide attacks planner in Kapisa province

    May 23, 2019

    The Afghan security forces have killed a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning and facilitating suicide attacks in North-eastern Kapisa province. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the security forces killed Mullah Abdul Basir, a senior Taliban leader who was involved in planning suicide attacks in Kapisa. Rahimi further added that ...

  • Statement on New Use of Anti-Personnel Mines, Mine Ban Treaty intersessional meeting

    May 23, 2019

    Let me start by giving some context on the new use of antipersonnel mines worldwide.  In recent years, since the last Review Conference, the use of antipersonnel mines by government forces has been rare.  In most years, only one or two governments used mines—Myanmar and Syria – and neither of them used large numbers of ...

  • EOD disposes of 2000-pound bomb

    May 23, 2019

    The explosive ordnance disposal team stationed on Al Dhafra Air Base performed a controlled detonation on a 2000-pound bomb May 18, 2019. Staff Sgt. Joseph Schmidt, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team leader, said that the bomb was no longer serviceable and could no longer be dropped from an aircraft. The Mark 84 general-purpose bomb left ...

  • Army Soldier Killed, 7 others Injured In IED Blast Along LoC In Poonch

    May 22, 2019

    An army soldier was killed and seven others sustained injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion near forward post along Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. News agency GNS quotings reports aid an army patrol of 12 Madras Regiment was going through the area at Dhera ...

  • Left a Bang

    May 22, 2019

    U.S. Marines with Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD), 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group completed a weeklong evaluation of EOD operations during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 17 – 22, 2019. The Marines performed a variety of tasks including chemical/biological response operations, disposal and exploitation of explosive ordnance, and post ...

  • Afghan forces seize sophisticated missile in Kandahar city

    May 21, 2019

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have seized a sophisticated missile in southern Kandahar province. Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said “Our forces discovered a weapons cache in Kandahar City which contained an unidentified rocket. Right now it’s currently under investigation to determine where this weapon came from.” Gen. Raziq further added that the ...

  • UN chief: Somalia making progress but must tackle extremism

    May 20, 2019

    Somalia is making progress toward building a functioning state but must still tackle violent extremism, terrorism, armed conflict, political instability and corruption, the U.N. chief said in a new report. Antonio Guterres said in the report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday that these challenges “demonstrate the fragility of the gains made so far” and ...

  • Special Forces storm IED manufacturing facilities of Taliban in Kandahar

    May 20, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces have stormed the IED manufacturing facilities of Taliban in southern Kandahar province killing at least ten militants. “Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Shah Wali Kot district killing 10 Taliban fighters, detaining 3 others and destroying a small weapons cache,” informed military sources said Monday. In the meantime, provincial Police Chief of ...


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