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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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  • France: 7 men arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack

    January 21, 2020

    French security forces on Monday arrested seven men believed to be planning a terror attack in the country and preparing to travel to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, sources close to the case told AFP. The seven were detained by France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency in the western coastal city of Brest and the surrounding Finistere ...

  • Grenade blast in Sudan leaves at least five dead

    January 21, 2020

    A grenade exploded yesterday at a wedding party in Sudan’s capital, killing at least five people, the Ministry of Health said early Tuesday. The incident occurred in the Shegla neighborhood of Khartoum’s al-Haj Youssef district due to a fight between two people, with one of them throwing a grenade. At least 40 others were injured, including children. Read ...

  • Bangladesh: Two militants arrested with ties to attacks on police

    January 20, 2020

    Police have arrested two operatives of Neo-JMB, an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Majahideen Bangladesh, over the attacks on police in Dhaka in 2019. The militants have been identified as Jamal Uddin Rafique, 26, and Anwar Hossain, 25. Jamal, the ‘mastermind’ of the crude bomb attacks, is a former student of Khulna University of Engineering and ...

  • India: Low intensity IED found at Mangaluru international airport

    January 20, 2020

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday said that it had discovered a bag containing an improvised explosive device (IED) in the premises of Mangaluru airport, about 360 km from Bengaluru. According to CISF senior officials, the bag contained some explosive substances, IED components and was a potentially low intensity device. “It (IED) did not have ...

  • Angola: Killer Landmines a Sad Legacy of Past Angola Conflicts

    January 20, 2020

    The recent death of five people after a landmine explosion in northeastern Angola is a tragic reminder of the unenviable legacy of one of the longest conflicts in the continent. Last week, a land cruiser carrying 13 people hit a landmine, presumed to be anti-tank, claiming the lives of the above-mentioned and injury to others on ...

  • Glyndwr University researcher seeks real world data to develop AI landmine clearance

    January 20, 2020

    A landmine research project which aims to develop an artificial intelligence approach to mine clearance is being developed at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The project – which is currently in its developmental stages – is being developed by Computing PhD student Alexander Bruckbauer who is working on building the model under the supervision of Professor of Computing ...

  • Somalia: Turkish workers wounded in deadly al-Shabab car bombing

    January 18, 2020

    At least four people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack claimed by the al-Shabab group near the capital of Somalia, according to authorities. Both Turkish and Somali officials said those injured in Saturday’s attack near the town of Afgoye, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, included Turkish engineers as well ...

  • Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare because he was going to miss his flight

    January 18, 2020

    A passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late has been jailed for 16 months. Rashidul Islam was due to fly from Gatwick Airport to Morocco to see his fiancee, but his train from Cricklewood unexpectedly terminated at St Pancras. He took a taxi from the train station in Central London but ...

  • Mumbai Blasts Convict “Doctor Bomb” Who Jumped Parole Arrested In UP

    January 17, 2020

    A 68-year-old convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Jalees Ansari, who had gone missing on Thursday after he jumped parole, has been arrested in Kanpur today. Ansari, also known as Dr Bomb, was leaving a mosque in the city and headed to the railway station when he was caught by the Uttar Pradesh ...

  • Al-Shabaab bomb expert killed by Somali commandos in Lower Shabelle

    January 16, 2020

    The Somali Commando force known as Danab have killed an Al-Shabaab bomb expert in a raid near the town of Wanlaweyn in Lower Shabelle, southern Somalia. The explosives expert, described by officials leading the operation as a senior Al-Shabaab commander named Mohamed Osman Hussein Bulush, was shot dead in a firefight with the commandos, who initially ...

  • FBI arrests 3 linked to white supremacist group ahead of pro-gun rally

    January 16, 2020

    FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian armed forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital. The three men are members of the Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed ...

  • IED on Incendiary Balloon from Gaza Explodes in Southern Israel Community

    January 16, 2020

    A homemade bomb tied to a collection of pretty balloons that was flown into southern Israel by Gaza terrorists blew up in a community on Thursday before sappers had time to defuse it. The cluster of balloons, tied to an improvised explosive device (IED), had landed in an open area in the Sdot Negev Regional Council ...

  • Roadside bomb kills five government employees in southern Zabul province

    January 16, 2020

    A roadside bomb targeted the Afghan government employees in the southern Zabul province on Thursday, which caused the death of a driver and four passengers, the provincial officials said. The provincial governor’s spokesman Gulsalam Siyal said the blast occurred this afternoon around 12:00 pm local time when the Da Afghanistan Brishna Sherkat (DABS) employees’ vehicle was ...

  • Bradford man jailed for downloading terrorism manuals had ‘ISIS ideology’

    January 16, 2020

    A man who downloaded guides on how to make explosives has been jailed for more than four years for terrorism offences. Umar Hafeez, from Bradford, was charged with thirteen offences of possessing a record likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism – contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism ...


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