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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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  • India: Police seize IEDs, Maoist literature in Kothagudem forests, Telangana

    March 11, 2020

    The police have seized improvised explosive devices (IEDs), revolutionary literature, kit bags and other material at a Maoist camp in the forests of Neeladri Pet hillock in the district. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt the police had received information that four teams of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had entered into Bhadradri Kothagudem, ...

  • Another arrest as police continue their investigation into suspicious device found in a car in Luton

    March 10, 2020

    Officers have searched four properties in Newcastle and another man has been arrested as police continue the investigation into a suspicious device found in a vehicle in Luton. At around 7.20am on Friday, March 6, police were called to reports of concern for a man in a car in Brook Street. Officers were dispatched and found a ...

  • 9 children killed, wounded in roadside bomb explosion in Logar province of Afghanistan

    March 10, 2020

    A roadside bomb explosion killed or wounded at least 9 children in central Logaar province of Afghanistan, the security officials said Monday. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside went off at around 3 pm on Monday. Rahimi further added that the explosion took place in ...

  • Afghan forces kill suicide bomber, foil deadly attack in Kandahar

    March 10, 2020

    The Afghan forces foiled a deadly attack in southern Kandahar province by killing a suicide bomber who was looking to carry out an attack in Zherai district. The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the explosives of the suicide bomber went off after the Afghan forces opened fire on him. The statement further added that the ...

  • UK: The Defence and Security Accelerator seeks novel technology to counter homemade bombs

    March 9, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator is launching a competition to rapidly develop novel technology and techniques to boost the UK’s life-saving counter homemade bomb capability. Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques seeks innovative proposals to thwart adversaries, terrorists and criminals from using everyday communications items such as radios or mobile phones and networks to ...

  • British Troops In West Africa: Training Local Forces To Fight Terror

    March 9, 2020

    Growing concern about the rise of violent terrorist groups in west Africa has prompted British forces to step up its training and mentoring of regional partners. It comes as UK troops prepare for a 250-strong deployment to Mali in the summer. Forces News has been to Senegal to see British servicemen training African partners to fight on the frontline against terror. UK personnel in ...

  • Cameroon: Women’s Day explosion leaves soldier dead, others injured in Bamenda

    March 9, 2020

    At least one soldier was killed and seven other persons wounded after an explosion on Sunday around the Commercial Avenue in Bamenda, the government has said. The explosion occured around 10am not far from the grand stand where festivities to mark the International Women’s Day were taking place. Among the seven other persons injured were four soldiers, ...

  • Cracking Pulwama: How a mobile phone led to crucial breakthroughs

    March 9, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency had a painstaking job ahead when it took over the probe into the Pulwama attack. The NIA hit a dead end almost immediately after taking over the probe, but over the past couple of months the agency made crucial breakthroughs. The key to these breakthroughs was the mobile phone of a dead ...

  • Philippines: Rebels used IEDs in violation of human rights laws: CHR

    March 9, 2020

    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental said it has concluded in its probe that the New People’s Army (NPA) violated human rights laws and an agreement with the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) with regard weapons used in warfare. The NPA, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the ...

  • Hong Kong police seize homemade bombs and arrest 17

    March 9, 2020

    Hong Kong authorities say they have seized “significant quantities of homemade explosives” and arrested more than a dozen people in raids across the city. The pre-dawn raids on Sunday were in connection with an alleged campaign to get the government to close its borders with China to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Hong Kong police said. The ...

  • Army seizes more explosives in Maguindanao

    March 9, 2020

    The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) has recovered more explosives in areas where the military and the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) clashed the past week, an Army official said Monday. Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the 6ID commander, said four improvised explosive devices, bomb-making components, and mobile phones were seized during continuing combat clearing operations ...

  • Blasts disrupt Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony

    March 9, 2020

    A series of blasts disrupted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony as he was delivering a speech Monday. The blasts and gunfire could be heard from the central garden of the presidential palace in Kabul where hundreds had gathered to watch the ceremony. Attendees began to flee the area as the blasts were heard, and Ghani ...

  • 71st EOD demonstrates counter IED skills

    March 9, 2020

    Soldiers with 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), hosted electronic countermeasure training Feb. 19-20 for 38 EOD, intelligence and electronic warfare Soldiers from nine installations across the U.S. The training provided service members of multiple military branches with hands-on experience with electronic countermeasure equipment used to deter threats in a combat environment. “They actually got to see ...

  • Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

    March 9, 2020

    Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt, Sudan’s state media has said. Hamdok’s convoy was hit by a strong blast in Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Unconfirmed media reports say Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hit the last car in Hamdok’s convoy. Hamdok survived the ordeal and was moved to a “safe location.” according to state media. It was ...


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