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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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  • Liquid restrictions to end at UK airports thanks to new technology

    August 25, 2019

    Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology will provide a detailed picture of a bag’s contents and allow images to be visually rotated ...

  • IDF said to arrest 3 Palestinians during hunt for terrorists behind bomb attack

    August 24, 2019

    Israeli troops reportedly confiscate cameras, raid homes in West Bank villages near site of bombing that killed Israeli teen Rina Shnerb Israeli security forces reportedly arrested three Palestinian men in the West Bank early Saturday as they searched for the terrorists behind a bombing attack that killed an Israeli teenager. According to Palestinian media reports, Israeli soldiers ...

  • U.S. military confirms attack on a convoy near Bagram Airfield, no casualties reported

    August 24, 2019

    The U.S. military confirmed an attack on a military convoy near Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by U.S. military “There was an attack on a convoy last night near Bagram Airfield in Sayyad district, but no casualties or injuries to US or Coalition forces.” The statement further added “Unfortunately ...

  • Nigeria: EOD detonates war bombs in 3 states

    August 23, 2019

    The Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Nigeria Police has discovered and detonated some bombs abandoned after the 1967 civil war in three states. The explosives were discovered in Imo, Delta and Anambra States, by construction workers building in the areas. Commissioner of Police in charge of EOD, CP Maikudi Shehu, during his quarterly conference with senior officers ...

  • IS makes comeback in Syria through sleeper cells

    August 23, 2019

    On Aug. 20, unidentified gunmen blew up Al-Salam hospital in Sheikh Hamad village, south of the town of Marqada, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the countryside of Hasakah in northeastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a British-based monitoring group, said the unidentified men were part of an Islamic State (IS) cell who ...

  • Navy Bomb Disposal Team Removes ‘Old Hand Grenade’ From Isle Of Wight Resort

    August 23, 2019

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has retrieved an “old hand grenade” that was found in a holiday resort on the Isle of Wight. Away Resorts Management (ARM), which runs the centre at Bembridge, Whitecliff Bay, said the device was discovered on Thursday night. Local media reported that a guest staying at the park found the device ...

  • US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

    August 23, 2019

    The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said on Wednesday that he had signed an agreement with Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen, the director of Norwegian ...

  • Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings

    August 23, 2019

    The Special Forces stormed the hideout of a key ISIS terrorist in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces stormed the hideout of Abdul Basit, a key facilitator of ISIS terrorist group. The statement further added that the NDS forces conducted ...

  • Israeli teenage girl killed in West Bank bomb attack

    August 23, 2019

    A 17-year-old Israeli girl has been killed in a bomb attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says. Rina Shnerb had been hiking with her brother Dvir and her father Eitan near a natural spring outside Dolev when an improvised explosive device blew up. Dvir and Eitan were seriously wounded by ...

  • Nigerian Terrorists Plant Explosives In Potholes, Troops Foil Attack

    August 22, 2019

    Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says. According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics. The ploy ...

  • UK And Iraq Agree To Future Defence Relationship

    August 22, 2019

    The UK has committed to continuing its military support to Iraq, with a new agreement focusing on education. The deal confirms British troops will work alongside Iraqi Security Forces to develop their intelligence structures and provide wider training and development. The UK has already trained more than 103,000 Iraqi forces in infantry and weapons maintenance, counter IED, ...

  • Philippines: Central Mindanao troops on high alert

    August 21, 2019

    Security forces in Central Mindanao are on heightened alert following a bomb explosion Monday in Datu Anggal Midtimbang town, Maguindanao, and a foiled bomb plot in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat. Lt. Col. Manuel Alburo, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the police and military are probing deeper into the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) ...

  • Philippines: Military seizes NPA bomb factory

    August 20, 2019

    A camp used by the New People’s Army to manufacture homemade explosives was over ran by joint forces of the military and police in Sitio Cabilocan, Barangay Cabadiagan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. After receiving reports on the presence of armed men in the area, a joint combat operation was launched early Sunday morning composed of troopers ...

  • Fermanagh bomb attack ‘deliberate attempt’ to murder police, says PSNI

    August 19, 2019

      The PSNI believes officers were lured to the site of the suspected dissident bomb attack in Co Fermanagh in attempt to kill and injure them. PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin told a press conference in Belfast: “The threat from Northern Ireland-related terrorism has not decreased and has remained at severe since 2009. “Today we have seen ...

  • Pakistan: Resurgent Terror In North Waziristan – Analysis

    August 19, 2019

    Two Security Force (SF) personnel were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Laddha tehsil (revenue unit) of North Waziristan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on August 17, 2019. Three SF personnel were killed and another was injured in a terrorist attack on the Malkan SF checkpost in the Razmak area of North Waziristan District on ...


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