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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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  • BBC Archive: Bomb blast at Brighton Conservative conference, 1984

    October 11, 2020

    A bomb attack was made on the Conservative party conference in Brighton on 12 October 1984. The blast tore apart the Brighton Grand Hotel, where Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and members of the Cabinet had been staying for the conference. Five people died in the explosion and 34 were injured. The IRA claimed responsibility for the bomb, ...

  • Michigan governor kidnappers attempted to make IEDs and discussed using IIDs to counter first responders

    October 10, 2020

    State and federal officials have charged 13 men with various offenses related to an alleged coup plotted against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to kidnap the governor from her vacation home. Of the suspects, seven are facing charges on the state level, while the other six are ...

  • Philippines arrests woman suspected of planning suicide attack

    October 10, 2020

    An Indonesian woman suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack in the southern Philippines was arrested on Saturday in a pre-dawn raid, the military said. The arrest comes less than two months after 15 people were killed and 74 others wounded when two suicide bombers, both of them women, blew themselves up on Jolo island in ...

  • Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen S K Saini: Drones stand out among other threats in their destructive potential

    October 10, 2020

    Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) stand out among other threats in their innovative employment and destructive potential, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen S K Saini said on Saturday. “Considering their (drones) low cost, multi-use and dense proliferation, the threat will no doubt increase manifold in the years to come,” he said during a ...

  • Tanker loading crude damaged by floating mine in Yemen

    October 9, 2020

    A Maltese-flagged tanker has reportedly been damaged by a mine while taking on crude on October 3 outside the Yemeni port of Bir Ali. MV Syra reportedly suffered significant damage, resulting in a oil spill. Sources report that Syra was damaged, but not sunk. In fact, as of 8:30 a.m. EDT, the vessel was underway on ...

  • Afghanistan: Roadside Bomb Kills Laghman District Governor

    October 8, 2020

    Local sources in Laghman province say that Sharif Pacha, the district governor of Dolat Shah district of the province, was killed on Wednesday afternoon, following an explosion. Asadullah Dawlatzai, the spokesman for the Laghman governor, said the blast was caused by a roadside mine, killing two security personnel and wounding two others. According to Dolatozi, the incident ...

  • Philippines: Five hurt in NPA attack in Samar

    October 8, 2020

    Five persons, including two teachers and a policeman, were hurt in an ambush attack by alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday in Pinabacdao, Samar. Initial investigation disclosed that two roadside bombs exploded while the PNP patrol car and the white passenger van were traversing Maharlika Highway, in the vicinity of Brgy. Tagbayaon ...

  • Australia: Police charge man after firearms, explosives seized at Wellington

    October 8, 2020

    A man has been charged with multiple firearm-related offences following the execution of a Firearm Prohibition Order in the state’s Orana Region. About 8.50am on Tuesday 29 September 2020, detectives attached to Orana Mid Western Police District attended a home on Caves Road at Wellington where they served the occupant, a 34-year-old man, with Firearm and ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast Injures Laghman’s Provincial Council Chief

    October 7, 2020

    Atiqullah Abdulrahimzai, the head of Laghman’s provincial council was injured in an explosion in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday evening. Local officials confirmed to the press, that the incident happened in Qarghaee district when his vehicle struck a roadside mine, wounding him and four of his security guards. This comes as, a day ago Rahmatullah Yarmal Laghman’s ...

  • Roadside bomb blast kills 6 soldiers in Somalia

    October 7, 2020

    At least six Somali government soldiers were killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb blast struck a military vehicle in the Middle Shabelle region on Wednesday, an official said. Ibrahim Adan, a police officer in the region told Anadolu Agency over phone that an “improvised explosive blast hit the military vehicle carrying soldiers traveling ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 Civilians Killed in Kapisa Roadside Blast

    October 7, 2020

    At least three civilians, including a woman, were killed in a roadside mine blast in the northeastern province of Kapisa on Wednesday morning, said Shayeq Shoresh, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. The incident happened in Tagab district on Wednesday morning when the civilian’s vehicle struck a roadside mine, said Shoresh. “The roadside mine was placed ...

  • UK: Former female PCSO, 34, who now works as staff member at Lincolnshire Police is charged with making explosives and importing weapons

    October 7, 2020

    A former female police community support officer (PCSO) has been charged with making explosives and importing weapons after a raid on her house. Zoe Watts, 34, was arrested on Sunday after chemicals of a potentially explosive nature were found at her home in Lincoln, according to Lincolnshire Police. She been suspended by the force while an investigation ...

  • Afghanistan: ‘Balkh’ Magnetic Bomb wounds 2

    October 7, 2020

    Local sources in Balkh province say two people were injured when a magnetic mine exploded in the Hairatan Town. Officials report, the incident occurred around 9:30 am Wednesday morning. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the governor of Balkh, confirmed to Khaama Press that two people were wounded in the explosion of a magnetic mine planted in ...

  • Royal Navy divers face ‘suicide bombers’ and drone bombs in Nato drill

    October 6, 2020

    A team from the newly-formed Expeditionary Diving Group joined more than 60 munitions experts dealing with over 300 bombs, mines and homemade explosives to ensure they can neutralise them. The navy divers, based at Horsea Island, faced everything from drone-delivered explosive devices, to 3D-printed mines and a suicide bomber as they practised alongside nine teams from ...

  • White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says

    October 6, 2020

    White supremacist extremists will remain the deadliest domestic terror threat to the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s first annual homeland threat assessment, which details a range of threats from election interference to unprecedented storms. Since 2018, White supremacists have conducted more lethal attacks in the US than any other domestic extremist movement, ...

  • New Zealand: Seven homemade pipe bombs were seized by police

    October 6, 2020

    Police say two suspects were seen on CCTV at the Chartwell Shopping Centre at around 2.30am today, placing the homemade explosives in groups by the ATM. One detonated and one partially detonated, but five others didn’t detonate at all, police said today. The two people then escaped on foot, without any cash. Hamilton City area commander Inspector Andrea ...

  • India: 10kg IED recovered by women commandos in Chhattisgarh

    October 6, 2020

    Women commandos of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) on Tuesday recovered a powerful 10-kg improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh”s Dantewada district and later defused it, a police official said. The explosive, packed in a pressure cooker, was unearthed from a dirt track between Surnaar and Tetam villages under Katekalyan police station limits ...

  • Augmented reality dog goggles could help protect Soldiers

    October 6, 2020

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Military working dogs often scout areas for explosives devices and hazardous materials and assist in rescue operations, but giving dogs the necessary commands to perform these missions can put Soldiers in harm’s way. Augmented reality may change that. Through a project funded by the Small Business Innovation Research program and managed ...

  • Philippines: Police discover another bomb-making facility in Northern Samar

    October 6, 2020

    Police discovered another abandoned manufacturing site for improvised explosive devices (IED) in the island town of San Antonio, Northern Samar following extensive intelligence gathering in the area. The 1st Northern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company led by Major Edwin Oloan Jr., together with San Antonio Municipal Police Station and Northern Samar Provincial Explosive Ordnance and Canine ...


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