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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 security services foiled 19 major terror attacks over past two years, says Sajid Javid

    May 20, 2019

    UK security services have foiled 19 major terror attacks over the past two years, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed. During a speech in which he confirmed plans to look at designating parts of Syria and possibly West Africa as terror no-go zones for British citizens, Mr Javid described how “the tempo of terror activity is increasing”. He ...

  • Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids

    May 19, 2019

    An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza. South African tourists are among the injured. Most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three were treated in hospital, officials say. A device went off close to the museum fence as the bus ...

  • Libyan Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training in Ukraine

    May 18, 2019

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigation Agency. The contribution from Canada also helped UNMAS equip the four trained teams with four sets of specialized ...

  • UN deminers in Yemen start clearing Hodeidah ports as Houthis withdraw

    May 14, 2019

    A team of UN deminers began clearing thousands of landmines and explosives planted by Houthis around the ports of Hodeidah on Monday, as the rebel withdrawal from the three Red Sea ports continues, according to the spokesman for the pro-government forces in Hodeidah. “A UN team has already started clearing and dismantling a huge number of ...

  • 4 policemen killed in Quetta IED blast; TTP claims responsibility

    May 14, 2019

    At least four police personnel were killed and 12 others, including some policemen, wounded in a blast near a mosque in the Satellite Town area of the provincial capital Monday night. The explosion was carried out through an improvised explosive device planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside, Express Tribune quoting police said. According to sources, a ...

  • Shooting, grenade explosion, IED discovery recorded in parts of Mindanao since Sunday

    May 13, 2019

    The military Monday said that a series of election-related incidents were recorded in some parts of Mindanao over the last 24 hours. The latest election-related incident took place in Poblacion Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS), Maguindanao, when a blast caused by an undetermined type of explosive took place at about 7:20 a.m. Monday. Military and police operatives ...

  • Don’t Blow it! Collaboration Day

    May 13, 2019

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is holding a collaboration event for its ‘Don’t Blow it’ competition, on mitigating the threat of chemical and biological weapons on the battlefield. The event aims to encourage the forging of new relationships and collaboration with the possibility of creating innovative technology for phase 2 of the competition and beyond. ...

  • Police evacuate homes following reports of unexploded hand grenade

    May 13, 2019

    Police have this evening (May 13) evacuated a number of homes after reports were received of an unexploded hand grenade. Officers are currently at the scene at an address in Warrington following the discovery of a grenade. The explosive device has been found at the former site of RAF Burtonwood on Livingston Close. Six homes have been evacuated and temporary ...

  • Malaysia foils plot by suspected militants to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death by targeting VIPs, houses of worship

    May 13, 2019

    The police’s Counter Terrorism Division seized six improvised explosive devices (IED) in one of the swoops, believed to be used on the day of attacks at entertainment outlets and houses of worships in the Klang Valley during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the first arrest, the police detained a 34-year-old Malaysian labourer in Kuala ...

  • Afghan Special Forces destroy several IEDs, Russian rocket in Helmand raid

    May 13, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces destroyed several Improvised Explosive Devices, a Russian rocket, and some other IED equipment and military kits during a raid in southern Helmand province. “Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Garm Ser district of Helmand and destroyed an IED cache that included 4 anti-vehicle IEDs, 7 pressure plates, a Russian rocket, 10 ...

  • Body scanners to replace metal detectors at airport

    May 13, 2019

    Airport operator, GVK, has called for an expression of interest for the supply of body scanners for installation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. These scanners will replace the existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners, besides pat-down searches of the passengers to detect metallic objects. “Use of body scanners will save time. Passengers will ...

  • Pakistan attack: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel

    May 12, 2019

    Pakistan’s army says gunmen who attacked a luxury hotel in Balochistan province on Saturday killed four hotel employees and a soldier. The three attackers were also killed during a siege that lasted several hours. Six people were injured. A spokesman for the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in the port of Gwadar said there were few guests because of ...

  • Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills Turkish engineer

    May 12, 2019

    A Turkish man is dead after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, opposition Sözcü newspaper reported. The man, identified as an engineer, was killed when explosives fitted to his car exploded on Sunday, it quoted local police as saying. The man was taken to the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Training and Research ...

  • Taliban bomb kills eight children in Ghazni province

    May 11, 2019

    At least eight children were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, security sources said. The incident took place at around 8:00 am local time in Muqer district of the province. The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the incident and said the explosion also left two other children wounded. The ...

  • 2 homemade explosive devices found after blast in Fullerton injures 1, police say

    May 10, 2019

    A pair of homemade explosive devices in Fullerton left one man injured and caused a panic in the area Friday morning, authorities said. The Fullerton Police Department responded shortly before 9 a.m. to a report of an explosion at 1100 S. Harbor Blvd., said Lt. Jon Radus. Initial reports indicated that an electrical box could have ...

  • Deadly car bomb explosion foiled in Lashkargah city of Helmand province

    May 10, 2019

    A deadly car bomb explosion was foiled in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Thursday. According to a statement released by MoI, the car bomb was destroyed in an airstrike which was carried out in the vicinity of Nad-e-Ali district. The statement further added that the militants were ...


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