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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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  • Mexican Drug Cartel Carries Out ‘Drone Strikes’ In Gang War

    August 24, 2020

    Mexican drug cartels are using weaponized consumer drones in their latest gang war, according to reports in El Universal and other local news media. A citizens’ militia group in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, formed to protect farmers from the cartel, found two drones in a car used by gunmen belonging to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a ...

  • Philippines: Twin explosions hit Jolo, killing at least 14

    August 24, 2020

    Twin explosions have ripped through a town in a restive region of the southern Philippines, killing at least 14 people and wounding 75. Military officials said two bombs went off within an hour of each other in Jolo, Sulu province, on Monday. They suspect the bombings were carried out by militant Islamists linked to the Abu Sayyaf ...

  • Army robo-teammate can detect, share 3-D changes in real-time

    August 24, 2020

    ADELPHI, Md. — Something is different, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. But your robot can. Even small changes in your surroundings could indicate danger. Imagine a robot could detect those changes, and a warning could immediately alert you through a display in your eyeglasses. That is what U.S. Army scientists are developing ...

  • Delhi Police: Suspected IS operative had planned ‘lone wolf’ terror strike in a high footfall area

    August 23, 2020

    The Delhi Police on Saturday said they have arrested a 36-year-old suspected operative of the Islamic State. Police said the man had planned a “lone wolf” terror strike in a high footfall area in the city “using a high-intensity pressure cooker-based improvised explosive device (IED)”. Police did not specify the “high-footfall area” that the man was ...

  • Iraq: At least four civilians wounded in Kirkuk IED attack

    August 23, 2020

    At least four civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in the city of Kirkuk on Sunday, security forces have said. The explosion took place while a Shiite religious procession for the holy Ashura period was being held in the southern Kirkuk neighbourhood of Raparin, local police chief Bri. Gen. Haval Abdul-Muhsin told ...

  • Kabul magnetic bombs rattle the city

    August 22, 2020

    Three magnetic bombs exploded in three different locations around Kabul city on Saturday early morning causing casualties, officials confirmed. Initial explosion took place in Sarak-e-Naw area of Chehlsotoon at around 6:30, a magnetic mine was placed in a private Toyota vehicle that killed one civilian and injured two others. The second bomb targeting a police vehicle exploded ...

  • New IRA: Heathrow arrest part of anti-dissident republican operation

    August 22, 2020

    A man arrested at Heathrow Airport has become the 10th person detained as part of a major operation against dissident republicans in Northern Ireland. Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested the man on Saturday as part of an investigation into the New IRA. The 62-year-old, who lives in Scotland, was brought to Belfast ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called in over fears of an explosive after Counter-terror police arrest 33-year-old man in Somerset

    August 22, 2020

    Counter-terrorism police descended on a sleepy village to arrest a man on suspicion of possessing a bomb. The 33-year-old man was arrested in the tiny village of Paulton, Somerset, as part of an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East and South West. Seven police vehicles and a bomb disposal truck descended on the High Street area ...

  • French air-to-air missile accidentally sent to Florida airport

    August 20, 2020

    A French-made air-to-air missile was discovered at a commercial airport in Florida, according to reports. Members of the 6th EOD team from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa were dispatched to Lakeland Linder International Airport Friday to handle the Matra 530 missile delivered in a shipment to Draken International. “Our EOD team went out and secured the ...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    August 20, 2020

    Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads. According to sources, intelligence brought the issue into the notice of Regional Police Officer Sohail Habib Tajik last month. The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at ...

  • Germany establishes 0.5 million euro demining project in Tripoli

    August 20, 2020

    The German government has established a demining project worth 0.5 million euro, aimed at clearing the landmines, planted by Haftar’s militias in Tripoli. The project was inaugurated by German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, during his recent visit to the capital Tripoli, according to the German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza. “The Humanitarian Demining will address one of ...

  • The Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit: The Future of Soldier Protection

    August 19, 2020

    Fort Belvoir, Va. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers have one of the most life-threatening jobs in the military. They not only must be able to defend themselves in the battle space, but also protect themselves from the unpredictable environment that explosives create. Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier is addressing both of these concerns with the ...

  • 404th Paratroopers & US Navy EOD Conduct Joint Training

    August 19, 2020

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Clip, clip, snap … an Army Reserve paratrooper breathes heavily through his facemask while donning the harness of an MC-6 parachute. As the paratrooper adjusts his parachute, noises could be heard six feet away as two Sailors assist one of their own in donning the parachute system. With temperatures reaching ...

  • Salman and Hashem Abedi: The brothers who bombed Manchester

    August 19, 2020

    So how did Salman and Hashem Abedi come to attack the city they’d grown up in by bombing an Ariana Grande concert in 2017? The trial of Hashem Abedi has given us many of the details but still not the whole picture. He has now been convicted but he wasn’t even in the UK when his ...

  • Disposal Of Unserviceable Ammunition Resumes In Ukraine Under NATO Trust Fund Project

    August 19, 2020

    Luxembourg, 18 August 2020 – The disposal of unserviceable ammunition in Ukraine has been resumed under the NATO Trust Fund Demilitarization Project framework, managed the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). Demilitarization activities in the region were interrupted earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special procedures have been put in place to ensure ...

  • Bomb-sniffing ‘cyborg locusts’ advance under Navy-funded research

    August 19, 2020

    Navy-funded researchers have discovered that a locust’s sensitive “horns” can distinguish between the scents of TNT and other explosives — a development that one day could herald the deployment of bomb-sniffing, electronically augmented bug swarms. The research by a team from Washington University in St. Louis, published this month in the science journal “Biosensors and Biolectronics: ...

  • Army researchers develop breakthrough sensors for small drones

    August 19, 2020

    ADELPHI, Md. — Imagine a small aerial drone navigating a field with electrical power lines. How will it see them? More importantly how will it avoid this significant obstacle in its flight path? At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, researchers developed a novel sensor and software application to detect and avoid ...

  • Education Official Killed in Kabul Blast

    August 19, 2020

    The incident happened in PD5 of Kabul city after a magnetic mine placed on Mr Amin’s vehicle exploded. His driver was also wounded, the statement said. This was one of two separate magnetic mine blasts in Kabul city on Wednesday morning, said Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police. The first blast happened in PD12 of ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 Security Force Members Killed, 11 Wounded in Baghlan Blast

    August 19, 2020

    At least two security force personnel affiliated with the National Directorate of Security (NDS) were killed, and 11 people–including civilians–were wounded in a roadside mine blast in northern Baghlan province, a security source said. The incident happened around10:00am local time in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan, close to the NDS office when a security vehicle struck ...


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