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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


  • US Army K9 and handler honored for discovering IED cache in Syria

    December 28, 2020

    An Army canine earned rare military honors this month after discovering a cache of explosives in Syria while deployed as part of the U.S.-led mission to defeat the Islamic State. Fritz, a 4.5-year-old military working dog who joined the kennels at Fort Carson, Colo., in September 2018, was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with “C” device ...

  • Philippines: Army shows 80 guns, bombs yielded by ex-Reds in NoCot

    December 27, 2020

    As the Communist Party of the Philippines celebrated its 52nd founding anniversary on Saturday, the military in North Cotabato presented to the public assorted firearms surrendered by former rebels. Colonel Potenciano Camba, commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade, presented the 80 high-powered firearms, dozens of improvised explosive devices (IED), and some former rebels who spoke of horrible ...

  • Tennessee: Driver of Truck Playing Audio Similar to Nashville RV Blast Message Detained

    December 27, 2020

    A driver of a white box truck was detained Sunday afternoon on Highway 231 in Lebanon, Tennessee, after “playing audio similar to what was heard before the Christmas Day explosion,” local investigators said. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said the truck was pulled over on Murfreesboro Road about a half-hour east from where the downtown Nashville ...

  • Suicide bombing suspected in Nashville explosion as investigators search home south of the city

    December 27, 2020

    Investigators looking into the Christmas morning explosion in Nashville now believe the blast was likely the result of a suicide bombing, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation. Officials have previously said they have recovered human remains at the scene of the bombing in downtown Nashville and an FBI official on ...

  • UK: Unexploded WWII ordnance are discovered on Southend beach

    December 26, 2020

    An Essex beach was closed for several hours today after suspected WWII ordnance was washed up on the the sand. The Coastguard closed off a section of Chalkwell Beach in Westcliff, near Southend, Essex, after the WWII-era munitions were discovered. It is the second time in a week that explosives were recovered from the beach, requiring a ...

  • Russia: Four Islamic State members who plotted terror attack detained in Dagestan

    December 26, 2020

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has apprehended four members of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) who were plotting a terror attack near the building of the law enforcement agencies, the FSB Public Relations Center informed TASS on Saturday. “The Federal Security Service, together with the Russian Interior Ministry, has thwarted preparations for a ...

  • Nashville explosion: Camper van blows up in ‘intentional act’ on Christmas morning

    December 26, 2020

    A parked camper van exploded in the US city of Nashville, Tennessee, early on Christmas morning, injuring three people and knocking out communications systems across the state. Possible human remains were later found near the blast site, US media report. Police believe the powerful blast was caused deliberately. Officers responding to reports of gunshots just before 06:00 (12:00 ...

  • Afghanistan: Politicians Criticize Government as Attacks Rise in Kabul

    December 26, 2020

    Amidst an increase in attacks in Kabul, political leaders criticized the government for not implementing a proper security plan to ensure the safety of the people, especially in the capital city. The political leaders, who addressed the second meeting of the High Council for National Reconciliation’s leadership, said the people are tired of the situation and ...

  • Internal NYPD memo warns of cops being targets of IED, vehicle attacks

    December 25, 2020

    The NYPD has been on the alert for weeks for possible attacks similar to Friday’s deliberate RV explosion in Nashville, The Post has learned. An internal NYPD memo issued earlier this month warned that law enforcement were the “priority targets” for terror attacks involving homemade bombs and vehicle arson. The Dec. 14 memo, obtained by The Post, ...

  • Sri Lanka: Japan to support humanitarian demining activities in North

    December 25, 2020

    The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,262 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on the 23rd December 2020 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo, between Mr. SUGIYAMA Akira, Ambassador of Japan and Ms. Emilie ...

  • Florida: Port Orange man claiming to be neo-Nazi found with homemade explosive device in car

    December 25, 2020

    Daytona Beach Shores police said Tuesday they are investigating a case where a man found with a homemade explosive device claimed to be a skinhead and a neo-Nazi, authorities said. Frederick Jordan Price, 26, of Port Orange was first arrested Nov. 30 by Daytona Beach Shores police after he was found sleeping in a BMW on ...

  • Tennessee: Nashville police release photo of RV linked to explosion

    December 25, 2020

    Nashville police have released a photo of the RV investigators believe is linked to the explosion that tore through a downtown neighborhood Christmas morning. They are asking anyone with information to contact investigators with tips. The photo was apparently taken from a security camera showing the RV near Commerce Street and Second Avenue overnight. The explosion ...

  • Afghan National Police Engineers defused IEDs in Kandahar, Farah, Sar-e-Pul, Logan, Daikundi and Kunduz provinces.

    December 24, 2020

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse four IEDs in Kandahar, Farah & Sar-e-Pul provinces. The terrorists had planted the bombs to target the innocent civilians. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1341991220785111043 22 December 2020 – ANP & NDS operatives arrested a mine planter in Pul-e-Alam City of Logar province. Two roadside bombs were also ...

  • Cambodia: Women in the thick of mine, UXO clearance

    December 24, 2020

    In past decades, only men were involved in work to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). But now many women are doing the job and even leading such teams. As of November 30 this year, there were 2,309 demining personnel, of whom 647 are women. So what inspired them to take on such dangerous jobs and ...

  • UK: Seven fishermen injured ‘by a WWII bomb’ 25 miles off the Norfolk coast

    December 23, 2020

    Seven crab fishermen were injured when their boat was blasted out of the water by a suspected Second World War explosive. Several crew members of the 42ft boat Galwad-Y-Mor suffered life-changing injuries in the accident, 25 miles north of Cromer, Norfolk, last Tuesday. The two British and five Latvian men were hauling in a line of crab ...

  • Countering IEDs by using GIS

    December 23, 2020

    In the military, soldiers face an abundance of threats when they are on deployment overseas. One of the scariest threats that they face on deployment is from improvised explosive devices, also known as IEDs. IEDs can be made in a variety of different ways and be made using items like an artillery shell or even items ...

  • Pakistan: BDU defuses 10kg IED in Bannu

    December 23, 2020

    The bomb disposal unit (BDU) defused a 10kg remote-controlled explosive device in Bannu district on Tuesday, while the unit has defused 467 explosive devices throughout the province in the year 2020, a senior official said. Head of the KP’s Bomb Disposal Unit AIG Shafqat Malik told The Nation that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) ...

  • Afghan National Army seized explosive materials in Laghman province, disrupted bridge demolition plot in Kabul

    December 23, 2020

    A car loaded with explosive materials was seized by ANA in Laghman province last night. The explosive materials were going to be used in making bombs and IEDs for Taliban’s terrorist activities. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1341733860787294208 On 22 December Afghan National Army prevented the demolition of a bridge by Taliban yesterday. A bomb which was placed by Taliban under a ...

  • Drones: The Next IED

    December 23, 2020

    The end of the year brings the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and look into the future. With the Global War on Terror potentially coming to an end, it is also a great opportunity to reflect on the challenges from that conflict. In particular, much of the Global War on Terror focused on ...


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