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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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  • Inside story of Cairo, the dog that helped catch Osama bin Laden

    April 16, 2020

    When Navy SEAL Will Chesney first met a military working dog named Cairo, he didn’t know this canine would be The One: a fearless warrior with a soft side, an attack dog who would know the difference between a baby and a bad guy, the lone non-human US soldier to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound ...

  • 10 landmines defused in Helmand

    April 15, 2020

    Afghan security forces has discovered and neutralized 10 mines planted on the roadside by Taliban group in southern Helmand province. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) succeeded to discover and deactivate 10 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the roadside in different part of Lashkargah district in Helmand, said Ministry of Defense (MoD) Deputy Spokesman ...

  • Germany arrests IS suspects plotting attacks on US bases

    April 15, 2020

    German police have arrested four suspected members of the “Islamic State” militant group, for allegedly planning attacks on US military bases. The suspects were also said to be plotting to assassinate an individual. German prosecutors on Wednesday said four men had been arrested for plotting to carry out attacks in the name of the terror group ...

  • Government’s response to virus spurred would-be bomber in Missouri, FBI says

    April 15, 2020

    A Missouri man who investigators say was planning to bomb a Kansas City-area hospital was distressed by the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis and motivated by racial, religious and anti-government animus, according to newly unsealed court documents. Timothy Wilson, 36, of Raymore, died March 24 in a firefight with FBI agents serving a probable cause ...

  • Philippines: Troops recover explosives in Maguindanao

    April 15, 2020

    Combined forces of the military and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb components in a clearing operation in the province of Maguindanao, officials said Wednesday, April 15. Major General Diosdado Carreon, Joint Task Force Central commander, said the two IEDs and several bomb-making components were recovered around 4 ...

  • 202 killed, injured since US-Taliban peace deal

    April 14, 2020

    202 people both civilians and security forces have been killed and injured after the US and Taliban signed a peace agreement on February 29 that encourages the militants to reduce violence, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said. The commission said Tuesday in a report that government’s civil employees, religious scholars and tribal elders were ...

  • 29 Taliban militants killed, wounded in separate incidents in Badghis province

    April 14, 2020

    At least 29 Taliban militants were killed or wounded in separate incidents in the North-western Badghis province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to a statement released by MoD, the security forces conducted an operation against the Taliban militants who had blocked the Qads-Qala-e Naw highway. The statement further added that the security forces ...

  • Somalia: bomb blast injured four civilians

    April 14, 2020

    A bomb blast in the Karan district on Tuesday injured four civilians, who were urgently taken to a hospital nearby, security sources reported. Mogadishu Police reported the attack appeared to be targeting an Army vehicle transporting Somali military personnel moving shortly before to the site. According to the security source, the four civilians were injured as debris ...

  • Myanmar: Bomb explodes in Muse, damages building, car

    April 13, 2020

    A homemade bomb exploded on April 12 in Muse town in Northern Shan State, damaging a building and a parked car but no injuries were reported, police said. The explosion occurred near the Customs office, a police officer told The Myanmar Times. “It is confirmed, office building was damaged and a car parked near the office ...

  • Back to Back explosions rock Kabul city

    April 12, 2020

    Back to back explosions rocked Kabul city earlier today with the security officials saying the explosions wounded at least three people including a civilian and security personnel. A source in Kabul Police Headquarters said the first explosion happened at around 6:30 am local time in in the 11th district of Kabul city which wounded a civilian. The ...

  • Footage of wartime bomb exploding released by Kent police

    April 12, 2020

    Kent police have shared footage of a bomb exploding. The device was found in Sevenoaks and is believed to be a wartime bomb. PCSO Joe and PC James from team two in the area caught the moment bomb disposal experts from the army dealt with it. The footage shows a controlled explosion being carried out in a grassy area by ...

  • Syrian Army clears several areas of mines and IEDs

    April 12, 2020

    Syrian armed forces engineers have removed land mines from 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) of territory and dismantled 43 explosive devices over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides said on Saturday. “Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic performed mine clearance tasks in Arbil, Duma, ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists Flee Kulgam Home, Leave Machine Gun & IED Material Behind

    April 11, 2020

    Police said the militants managed to escape after the first exchange of fire, sniffer dogs were being used to track them down. With terrorists activities spiking in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir police have now recovered one PIKA LMG and material used for making Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a house in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. A ...

  • Polish Army receives first RPP EOD Robot

    April 10, 2020

      Delivery of the first Portable Patrol Robot (Robot Patrolowo Przenośny – RPP) 1806 engineer unmanned ground vehicle, was announced on 2nd March 2020 by the robot’s manufacturer, Lukasiewicz – PIAP Institute as well as its future user, the Polish Ministry of Defense (MoD). The first batch of 18 RPP robots will be delivered to the 2nd ...


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