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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


  • MDSU-1, NAVSEA Remove Defunct FORACS Equipment off Nanakuli Beach

    July 25, 2020

    NANAKULI, Hawaii (NNS) — Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) ONE Companies (CO) 1-3 and 1-5, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, conducted surface supplied and SCUBA diving operations to remove old conduit, pipe, cable and debris from the reef and waters off Zablan Beach State Park in Nanakuli, Hawaii, July 6-16. MDSU ...

  • Pakistan: ‘Major terrorist activity’ averted as arms cache recovered in Balochistan

    July 25, 2020

    Security forces averted a possible “major terrorist activity” by raiding a suspected terrorist hideout in Buleda tehsil of Balochis­tan’s Kech district, recovering an arms cache and improvised explosive device (IED) material, the military’s media wing said on Saturday. A key terrorist of the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) was also killed during the intelligence-based operation (IBO) ...

  • Afghanistan: 5 civilians suffer casualties in Taliban roadside bomb in Baghlan province

    July 25, 2020

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inflicted casualties on five civilians in norhtern Kunduz proivnce of Afghanistan, the Afghan security officials said. Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants went off in Pul-e Khumri city late on Friday. The statement further added that the incident took place ...

  • Texas: Former cavalry scout faces 10-years in prison over IED found by FBI at his apartment

    July 24, 2020

    A soldier who served in Afghanistan and Iraq was indicted by a federal grand jury in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday for possessing an improvised explosive device, according to court records. Joshua Colin Honigberg, 35, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device found by FBI agents and local police officers when they executed a search ...

  • FBI Portland Statement on Portland Violence

    July 24, 2020

    “The FBI’s role is to investigate violent crime and hold those accountable who are engaging in violent acts or significant destruction of property. Our investigations involve specific violations of federal law, including arson, the use of improvised explosive devices, and interstate transportation of stolen goods. The Portland FBI seeks to work closely with our local law ...

  • Illinois National Guard, 1544th Transportation Company, conducts C-IED training at Northern Strike

    July 24, 2020

    At Northern Strike (NS), on July 22, 2020, the Illinois National Guard, 1544th Transportation Company (TC) conducted Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) training at Camp Grayling, Michigan, a part of Michigan’s National All Domain Warfighting Center. NS is designed to train ARNG and ANG units on joint live fire proficiency at the company/troop level and multi-compo units ...

  • U.S. Navy Ordnance training held off Whidbey

    July 24, 2020

    U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One from San Diego and Unit Five from Guam arrived in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to conduct underwater training for minesweeping. No live explosives were being used. Unit One sent an unmanned systems platoon and a command-and-control element while Unit Two sent a mine countermeasures platoon. Read more… Source: Whidbey News-Times  

  • UK: WW2 bomb detonated on beach near Bristol

    July 24, 2020

    A World War Two bomb found on a beach in Somerset was detonated by explosives experts. The bomb was discovered by a man out metal detecting on Brean Beach on Tuesday afternoon (July 21) Police attended and put a cordon around the bomb and took a picture of it to send to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit ...

  • Russia, Wagner Group Continue Military Involvement in Libya

    July 24, 2020

    U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. Wagner, also known as the Wagner Group, is a Russian private military company. “Russia continues ...

  • French soldier killed in combat in Mali

    July 24, 2020

    A French soldier from the army’s First Parachute Hussar Regiment was killed in combat in Mali, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Thursday. “This soldier … was killed in fighting against armed terrorist groups, when an improvised explosive device was triggered next to his armoured vehicle,” the presidency said in a statement. France has more than 5,000 troops ...

  • Kenya: One killed as officials avert Al-Shabaab attack on police station in Yumbis, Garissa

    July 23, 2020

    One police officer succumbed to injuries following the attack while three others were injured. Al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked a security camp in the area were repulsed. The terrorists used Rocket Propelled Grenades in their attack on the station before they were repulsed by the Border Patrol Unit personnel who were there at about 6pm. Officials said an ...

  • Russian security service kills 4 suspected IS terrorists in North Caucasus

    July 23, 2020

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Wednesday it had eliminated in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic in North Caucasus four suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. It said in a statement that the suspects were found in a mountainous and wooded area of the Chegem region of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic and were killed ...

  • Lessons from the Norway terror attack

    July 22, 2020

    It was estimated that 1 in 4 Norwegians knew someone who had been directly affected by the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II. On July 22, 2011, a political terrorist parked a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) near a collection of federal government buildings in the center of Oslo, Norway. About 10 minutes after ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 Security Personnel Killed in Helmand Amid Increased Violence

    July 22, 2020

    At least two Afghan security force members were killed and six more wounded as a result of two separate car bomb blasts in the southern province of Helmand, local officials have said. The officials said that the Taliban intended to block the Kandahar-Lashkargah highway by plotting the two attacks. “Six of our solders were wounded in defense ...


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