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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

  • National Security at the United Nations this Week

    February 1, 2019

    Last week saw a spate of attacks on UN blue helmets serving as part of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). On January 20, a vicious attack on a MINUSMA peacekeeping base located in the northeastern village of Aguelhok killed ten Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others. Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen (JNIM), an ...

  • The Air Force is offering a huge bonus to their ‘bomb squad’

    February 1, 2019

    The Air Force has been granted an exception to policy enabling it to offer Selective Retention Bonuses to a wider population of Explosive Ordnance Disposal senior noncommissioned officers, if they agree to continue serving in EOD for a minimum of three years. The Air Force is offering this SRB instead of a Critical Skills Retention Bonus ...

  • There’s only one way to tackle Ukraine’s infestation of mines … slowly

    January 31, 2019

    “I am not afraid,” says 80 year-old Lidiya Korolyova as she walks across a snow-covered field to check on a suspicious object. It might be a landmine, lying in wait among the trees not far from her village of Ozerne in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. When she first noticed it in 2014, she ...

  • UNMAS demolishes its one millionth explosive item in South Sudan – a 100kg bomb

    January 30, 2019

    A newly-cleared mine field was turned into an arena for a big bang today, as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) demolished a 100kg air-dropped bomb in South Sudan, marking its one millionth destruction of explosive items in the world’s youngest nation. “Today, UNMAS, the National Mine Action Authority, and the mine action operators in ...

  • Bomb blast kills 7 Yemeni civilians in market

    January 29, 2019

    A bomb attack in a market killed seven Yemeni civilians including a photographer for a UAE television channel in the government-controlled town of Mokha, medics and military sources said Tuesday. At least 20 people were wounded in the overnight blast in the Red Sea town, where pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition battling the Huthi ...

  • What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram

    January 29, 2019

    For two decades, violent, extremist organisations have had a devastating impact on the African continent. Attacks by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Boko Haram, and their splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have displaced millions within and across national borders and decimated vital services,  education, healthcare, and businesses. Since 2009, Boko Haram ...

  • Cop killed, 7 others wounded in North Cotabato IED blast

    January 29, 2019

    A police officer was killed while seven of his companions were hurt in an explosion in Magpet, North Cotabato on Monday evening. PO1 Christopher Anadon succumbed to shrapnel wounds from the blast, regional police said. Superintendent Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of Police Regional Office-12, said Tuesday morning that they believe the New People’s Army is behind the attack. Anadon ...

  • Taliban bomb experts killed by Afghan forces in western province

    January 28, 2019

    Two Taliban bomb makers have been killed in a government forces’ operation in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, authorities said Monday. “Two Taliban improvised explosive device (IED) making experts by the names of Mullah Noorddin and Mullah Vali were killed in Afghan National Army airstrikes in Bala Buluk district, Farah Province,” the Afghan Ministry of Defense ...

  • ISIS-K militants blown up by IED in Kunar province

    January 28, 2019

    At least four militants affiliated with ISIS Khurasan terrorist group have been killed in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military confirmed that the militants were blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device which the militants were looking to use in an attack. According to a statement released ...

  • EODMU 5 Detachment Marianas helps dispose of ordnance in Saipan

    January 28, 2019

    SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit FIVE (EODMU5), Detachment Marianas (DET MARI), were in Saipan Jan. 22 – 26 to respond to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) government request to dispose of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Per DoD policy in the Munitions Response Implementation Policy, ...

  • The European Commission has adopted new measures to improve aviation security in the European Union

    January 28, 2019

    On 23 January 2019, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification as well as strengthening of certain specific aviation security measures. The amendments concern measures in the areas of airport security, the revision of the rules on background check in order to enhance security culture and resilience, ...

  • Winter 2018/19 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 28, 2019

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from EOD Centre of Excellence, C-IED Centre of Excellence, The University of Manchester, Cranfield University, Irish Defence Forces and many more. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 20018-19 – contents pages or subscribe here. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their ...

  • Lebanon’s BRIC applies tech solutions to clearing landmines

    January 27, 2019

    The Israeli No 4 landmine has a peculiar design – approach it the right way, and it can be easily neutralized and destroyed. Approach it the wrong way, and things could go terribly wrong, very quickly. A de-miner is on Lebanon’s infamous Blue Line, working carefully and purposefully, to detect and clear a line of landmines, ...

  • Singapore: ‘Bomb’ goes off in simulated terror attack at Tampines West station

    January 27, 2019

    A bomb was detonated, rapid gunfire was exchanged and acrid smoke filled the air at Tampines West MRT station on Sunday (Jan 27). It was all part of a simulated terror attack at the Downtown Line station, involving two gunmen and a suicide bomber. Called Exercise Quicksand, it is a public transport contingency exercise conducted by the ...

  • 20 killed, dozens wounded in Philippines church bombings

    January 27, 2019

    Two bombs tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens wounded, authorities said. Two suspected improvised explosive devices detonated at intervals at the Jolo Catholic cathedral in the Mindanao region, according to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. At least 81 people have been wounded, ...

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