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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.


Latest News


  • Ireland: Gardaí and Army Bomb Disposal Unit remove suspicious device from premises in Ballinasloe

    August 28, 2020

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A suspicious device found at a premises in Ballinasloe this afternoon has been deemed non-viable by army experts Gardaí and the Army Bomb Disposal Unit removed the suspicious device from the premises in Hymany Park at approximately 1:30 this afternoon. An examination of the scene took place and the device were removed ...

  • UK DASA to host innovation investment networking forum

    August 27, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be hosting an online Access to Mentoring and Finance (A2MF) Forum event on Wednesday 16 September 2020. DASA will be joined by the NATO Innovation Unit, KX Ventures and Foresight Williams to discuss how businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators can obtain investment and take advantage of network opportunities. The event will ...

  • UN convoy hit by explosion in northern Iraq

    August 27, 2020

    The United Nations said one of its convoys was hit by an explosion Wednesday in northern Iraq; there were few other details. Two UN employees were reported injured. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who heads the UN’s Iraq mission, told the UN Security Council via videoconference that an improvised explosive device had detonated near the convoy. “Conditions for humanitarian ...

  • Pakistan: Three held with explosives in Charsadda

    August 27, 2020

    The police claimed on Wednesday to have arrested three terrorists and recovered explosives from their possession in Shabqadar area here on Wednesday. Officials said Luqman Khan, Bakht Rayan and Mohammad Taj had association with a banned organisation, and were planning attacks during Muharram. They said the terrorists had been handed over to the Counter-Terrorism Department for interrogation. Read ...

  • Afghanistan: ASF Foil Plotted Terrorist Attack on Muharram Rituals

    August 27, 2020

    Afghan Special Forces in an operation nabbed a group of nine people, including a woman, who plotted attacks on Muharram rituals in Police District 5 of the Kabul city Wednesday night, Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The operation was carried at PD5 of Kabul city, where the security officials were able to arrest at ...

  • Nanotechnology for explosives trace detection

    August 26, 2020

    Whether it’s an airport screening station or in-the-field terrorism investigations, trace detection of explosives – which are chemical compounds – generally involves the collection of vapor or particulate samples from these chemicals and analyzing them using a sensitive sensor system. Explosive trace detection (ETD) is a challenging task. As the name suggests, ‘trace’ refers to quantities ...

  • Philippines: Citizens help unearth IEDs

    August 26, 2020

    Concerned citizens tipped off the military to unearth improvised explosive devices in different sites in Pantukan. The latest was on August 20 at Sitio Lusang, Barangay Napnapan, where soldiers of the 28th Infantry Battalion unburied a five-kilo IED that was placed in a nylon sack. According to the report, the concerned citizen saw a person, who is ...

  • Registration is now closing for the 3rd Annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems [Virtual] Conference next week

    August 26, 2020

    SMi Group Reports: The highly anticipated Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference is taking place in less than one week The Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference will commence on the 2nd-3rd September 2020 as a fully interactive virtual meeting. With over 140 delegates from 12 different nations, the event is a key calendar date for ...

  • Russian Army develops system to detect suicide bombers in crowds using Syrian experience

    August 26, 2020

    Servicemen of the Russian Ground Forces’ Fifth Scientific Regiment developed a system to detect the so-called suicide belts in crowded areas, using experience gained in Syria. The new system is presented at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. The new system includes a set of sensors, software and a mobile operator’s dashboard. It is capable ...

  • Philippines: Soldiers kill IED courier on a bombing mission in Maguindanao

    August 26, 2020

    Army intelligence agents killed in a shootout before dawn Wednesday a bomber carrying a powerful improvised explosive device. The still unidentified motorcycle-riding IED courier was shot dead by personnel of the Army’s 602nd Brigade while en route to the center of Datu Montawal town in the second district of Maguindanao. The bomber’s companion driving their motorcycle had ...

  • Australia allocates AUS$ 800,000 for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka

    August 26, 2020

    The new commitment will go to MAG International, an organisation working to destroy landmines and help people rebuild their lives after conflict. According to MAG, Australia’s funds will transform an additional 190,000 square meters of contaminated ground into a sustainable, productive and safe source for almost 8,000 people. Australian Deputy High Commissioner Victoria Coakley said ...

  • 4th CES EOD trains to protect personnel, property from explosive hazards

    August 26, 2020

    SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – The 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal Airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base train every day to maintain mission readiness and unit proficiency. “We train for a variety of different scenarios on base,” said Airman First Class Brian Price, a 4th CES EOD technician. “We have basic ...

  • DHS S&T Transitions Next-Generation Explosives Trace Detection Technology to DARPA

    August 25, 2020

    Explosive materials pose a threat whether they are used by domestic bad actors or in a theater of war and staying ahead of our adversaries is a job that the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense share. Our research and development work is no different. Most recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology ...

  • Afghanistan: Balkh Blast Claims 2, Injures 35 Civilians

    August 25, 2020

    At least two civilians are killed and further 35 injured, as a vehicle fully loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices went off early Tuesday morning near veterinary clinic in Balkh district of Balkh province, said Shaheen Military Corps head Mohammad Hanif Rezaie. The authorities identified the vehicle, saying the attacked was carried on by a Mazda at ...

  • Exclusive Video of Kenya’s Bomb Squad at Risky Training

    August 25, 2020

    The United Kingdom (UK) and Kenya Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training programme has returned to the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi following a five-month disruption due to Covid-19. British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott visited the UK-supported C-IED Wing, based at the HPSS in the International Peace Support Training Centre, on Monday, August ...

  • Israel: Netivot Basketball Court Blown Up by Gaza IED Balloon Bomb

    August 25, 2020

    An improvised explosive device attached to a balloon launched by terrorists from Gaza blew up Tuesday evening in the southern Israeli Negev city of Netivot, right near some children playing outside in a public basketball court. Miraculously, none of the children were physically hurt. “The Israel Police received a report about balloons and a suspicious object that ...

  • Cameroon: Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Strike Displacement Site

    August 25, 2020

    The Islamist armed group Boko Haram used apparent child suicide bombers in an unlawful attack on a site for displaced people in the Far North region of Cameroon, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack, carried out overnight between August 1 and 2, 2020 in the town of Nguetechewe, killed at least 17 civilians, including 5 ...

  • Fort Leonard Wood Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers to host recruiting event here Sept. 3

    August 25, 2020

    Fort Leonard Wood Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers are hosting a recruiting event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Main Exchange. They are currently seeking junior enlisted Soldiers, E-3 through E-5, looking for a career change into what Army officials call the preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. EOD specialists (89D) research and identify ordnance, ...

  • NATO Mine Disposal Operations in Norwegian Waters

    August 25, 2020

    According to a recent news story on the NATO website, “Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database. “Conducted between 4-12 August, 2020 in Lofoten and Tromso areas, eight historical ...


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