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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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  • UN reports reduction in civilian casualties in Afghanistan in first quarter of 2019

    April 24, 2019

    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has reported a 23 percent reduction in civilian casualties during the first quarter of 2019, citing a reduction in suicide attacks and harsh winter conditions as the likely causes of reduced civilian casualties. According to a report released by UNAMA, the mission documented 1,773 civilian casualties (581 deaths and ...

  • Inside factory where Sri Lanka jihadists made ‘Mother of Satan’ explosive used in the attacks

    April 23, 2019

    The bombs are thought to have been made in a copper factory in Wellampitiya, a suburb of Colombo It was owned by businessman and father-of-four Inshaf Ahamad, who blew himself up at a hotel on Sunday Police raided the copper factory last night and took nine suspects – including the manager – into custody At least 290 people ...

  • Afghan forces foil a massive attack by militants in Kandahar city

    April 23, 2019

    The Afghan security forces have foiled a massive attack by anti-government armed militants in Kandahar city by seizing 1.5 tons of explosives. Informed military sources said “The Kandahar Police foiled a massive attack by insurgents in Kandahar City during a special operation. Intelligence reports led them to a compound which they seized over 1.5 tons of ...

  • Afghan forces thwart militants bid to carry out a deadly car bomb attack in Kabul city

    April 22, 2019

    The Afghan security forces have thwarted militants bid to carry out a deadly car bomb attack in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior announced Monday. According to a statement released by MoI, the Afghan security forces conducted a targeted raid in Surobi district of Kabul city on Sunday night and confiscated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device ...

  • Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

    April 22, 2019

    Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved. Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, ...

  • PACAF EOD tech to compete for top Air Force level award

    April 22, 2019

    Tech. Sgt. Bryan Woiewucki, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight NCO in-charge of training, begins his morning the same way as many Airmen: P.T., breakfast and a morning meeting. However, Tuesday, April 2, would turn out to be different. “I was on standby, so my phone was in my window because of bad reception and ...

  • Hyderabad: Walkie-talkies can be used to trigger IEDs remotely, say NIA sleuths

    April 21, 2019

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths, who conducted searches at three different locations on the outskirts of the city, found that the suspects were in possession of walkie-talkie sets and along with a large number of digital devices. Teams of the agency had on Saturday conducted the searches four locations— three in State and one in ...

  • Sri Lanka attacks: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted

    April 21, 2019

    At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say. Eight blasts were reported, including at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand luxury hotels, all in the capital, were also targeted. A curfew has been ...

  • Suicide bombers attack telecommunication ministry compound in Kabul city

    April 20, 2019

    The security officials have confirmed that a group of suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack targeting the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in Kabul city at around noon time today. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the incident but added that the nature of explosion has not been ascertained so far. Rahimi ...

  • Davao City Police Office to build storage area for UXOs, vintage bombs

    April 20, 2019

    The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) plans to build a proper storage facility for unexploded ordnance (UXOs), including vintage bombs from World War II that were unearthed due to the real estate boom in the city, DCPO head Col. Alexander Tagum said. Tagum told reporters hours after the noontime explosion that rocked the stockroom of the Explosive Ordnance Divisions ...

  • Somalia’s senior government official killed in latest IED explosion

    April 20, 2019

    A senior Somali government official was on Friday killed after a remote-controlled explosive device exploded in Somalia. In the incident that happened just a few kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border, the explosive device instantly killed the Deputy District Commissioner of Mahaas bordering Mandera County. Al-Shabaab has since claimed responsibility. Reporting the incident, Voice of America (VOA) journalist ...

  • Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’

    April 20, 2019

    An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast. Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement on Saturday night in New York, giving details of the deadly bombing, which ...

  • 3 Taliban blown up by own explosives inside a mosque in Takhar province

    April 19, 2019

    At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by improvised explosive devices in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the three Taliban militants were busy hatching plans for a terrorist attack when the incident took place. According to a statement released by MoI, the militants had taken shelter inside ...

  • Intel raises an alarm, ‘Motorcycle Bomber’ alert in Jammu and Kashmir

    April 19, 2019

    After the deadly Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans, Pakistan-based terrorists are reportedly planning a new ‘suicide plot’ which could involve several ‘motorcycle bombers’, as per an intelligence agency’s report. Supposedly, the decision to use motorcycles to execute the sinister plan was taken as security forces’ in the country have become more suspicious of ...

  • Suicide bomber blown up by own explosives in Faryab province

    April 17, 2019

    A would-be suicide bomber was killed in an explosion triggered by the explosives strapped to his body in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, officials in the Ministry of Interior said. Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place on the main highway going towards Qaisar district. Rahimi further added that the slain would-suicide bomber has ...


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