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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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  • Philippines: Soldier killed in Quezon blast

    November 4, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) blast killed a soldier while two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were captured in Quezon on Sunday, police said Monday. The Quezon provincial identified the casualty as Private Kim Veluz of the Philippine Army’s 85th Infantry Battalion. Police said Veluz was on his way to Lopez town aboard a motorcycle when ...

  • Ukraine: Mine clearance starts in Zolote

    November 4, 2019

    Mine clearance has started at the site of disengagement of forces and weapons in the area of Zolote-4 locality in Luhansk region. “The activities on site No.2 in the area of Zolote-4 locality in Luhansk region are ongoing. The technical inspection, demining of roads and roadsides, clearing the area contaminated with explosive objects take place now,” ...

  • Spectacular moment World War Two bomb blown up on Slapton Sands

    November 4, 2019

    Footage has been released of the moment the Royal Navy detonated a World War Two bomb on a Devon beach. The unknown item was discovered after being washed up at the Torcross village end of Slapton Sands on Sunday afternoon, following a bout of stormy weather. It was detonated at about 5pm on Sunday evening. The ...

  • 753rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit completes 9-month deployment to Afghanistan

    November 4, 2019

    The West Virginia Army National Guard’s 753rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit recently returned to the Mountain State after successfully completing a nine-month overseas deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, where they earned praise and recognition for their vital support to the United States mission in Afghanistan. The 753rd EOD, based out of Kingwood, West ...

  • Slovenia: Second Maribor Bomb Safely Defused (Video)

    November 3, 2019

    A 500kg World War Two bomb was safely defused in Maribor on Sunday, hours after hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in the direct vicinity, with sirens sounding the end of the alarm. In the largest such operation in Slovenia’s second largest city since 1945, the authorities called on 1,000 people living within a ...

  • Nigerian army intensifies operations against armed groups

    November 3, 2019

    The Nigerian army said on Sunday it is intensifying operations against Boko Haram and other armed groups operating in the West African country. In a statement made available to Xinhua, the army said it recently cleared more improvised explosive devices planted by fleeing Boko Haram militants, especially in the northeastern states of Borno and Yobe. Troops also ...

  • Armored Kamikaze Trucks Were ISIS’ Secret Weapon

    November 3, 2019

    In the early 2000s, the video game Command & Conquer: Generals included a playable terrorist faction which could build kamikaze suicide trucks from factories to blow up opponents on the cheap. At the time the concept struck the author as not only a distasteful caricature but also simply ridiculous. After all, if you’re strong enough to have factories, ...

  • Kenya: Police intensify search for most wanted terror suspect

    November 3, 2019

    Police have zeroed in on most wanted terror suspect Abdullahi Banati as the mastermind of a group targeting security forces in parts of the North Eastern region. According to a security brief seen by the Sunday Nation, the group’s operations include an intelligence wing that shares information on potential targets. Mr Banati is not a new name to ...

  • Six people wounded in blast in southern Somali town of Qoryoley

    November 3, 2019

    At least six people have been injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in an NGO-run centre in the southern Somalia town of Qoryoley. According to locals in the town, the IED exploded as the NGO staffers were providing farming seeds and other assistance to the farmers in the town. The victims were rushed ...

  • IED Kills Two Soldiers In Bandiagara, Mali

    November 3, 2019

    Two Malian soldiers were killed and another six injured when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the army said Sunday. “A vehicle of the Malian armed forces hit an improvised explosive device” near the central town of Bandiagara, the military said in a tweet. It was the latest in a string of attacks underscoring the ...

  • French soldier killed by IED as ISIS claim deadly attack on Malian troops

    November 3, 2019

    ISIS has claimed an attack in Mali’s volatile east nera the border with Niger that killed a French soldier on Saturday, a day after 53 Malian troops were massacred in the same area. Militants “detonated an explosive device on a French army convoy in the Indelimane area”, ISIS said on its Telegram channel. The recent wave of ...

  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...

  • Car bomb explodes in Syrian town captured by Turkey from Kurds

    November 2, 2019

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing 13 people. Turkey’s defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which forces backed by Ankara captured from Kurdish-led fighters last month. The ministry harshly condemned the attack, which it blamed on Syrian ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast kills nine children as they walk to school

    November 2, 2019

    Nine children have been killed in a roadside blast in north-eastern Afghanistan as they made their way to school. The children – eight boys and a girl aged between seven and 10 – accidentally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine, officials said. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bomb. Last month, the UN said 1,174 Afghan ...

  • Explosive device hidden in book discovered in Gaza border community

    November 2, 2019

    An explosive device hidden in a book was found in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The device was discovered by holidaymakers near a local river at Kibbutz Re’im. Police sappers were called to the scene and neutralized the device. Police estimate the device made its way from the Hamas-controlled enclave via a ...


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