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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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  • Philippines Rocked By Multiple Christmas Week Terrorist Attacks

    December 26, 2019

    A Catholic cathedral and nearby radio station in the region of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, Philippines were shaken by a grenade blast on Sunday that caused injury to at least 14 people. This was immediately followed by two more explosions: One by an IED in the town of Libungan, Cotabato province where six ...

  • A car explosion in northern Balkh province kills 6 Afghan soldiers

    December 26, 2019

    A car bomb explosion claimed the life of 6 Afghan soldiers in northern Balkh province on Thursday, Ministry of Defense said in a statement. According to a press statement published by the Ministry of Defense Affairs, a motor bomb exploded near a military base at 04:30 on Thursday morning, which has killed 6 Afghan soldiers and ...

  • US Takes Back 10 ‘Antiterrorism Assistance’ Dogs From Morocco

    December 24, 2019

    The US Department of State has taken back 10 “antiterrorism assistance” dogs from Morocco, announced the US Office of the Inspector General (OIG). “In August 2019, 10 canines were repossessed from Morocco because the dogs were not being used for their intended purpose,” says a report declassified this month. Morocco has received a number of dogs ...

  • American service member killed in Afghanistan, U.S. military says

    December 23, 2019

    An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the U.S. soldier. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command identified the soldier as Sergeant 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, a U.S. Special Forces ...

  • More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

    December 22, 2019

    Explosions have rocked two towns and a city in the southern Philippines, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers, a military official said. A hand grenade was thrown into a military truck patrolling Cotabato City in the southern island of Mindanao, with eight soldiers and four civilians sustaining injuries from the bomb’s shrapnel. It was quickly followed ...

  • ISIS suicide bomber kills 4 Iraqi policemen north of Tikrit

    December 22, 2019

    Four Iraqi policemen were killed in an attack on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest in the town of Baiji, northwest of Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province.  According to the Iraqi military communications center known as the Security Media Cell, a number of Islamic State militants launched an attack on ...

  • Why GM is developing technology for self-driving vehicles for the US military

    December 22, 2019

    Since 2006, improvised explosive devices have killed more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Iraq as small groups of U.S. soldiers routinely travel in convoys on bomb-ridden roads, according to Congressional Research Service data. But General Motors is developing commercial vehicle technology that could dramatically lower the casualty count from IEDs. In fact, GM is gambling that it has a lot of technology that the military ...

  • The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals died

    December 21, 2019

    The US has made the decision to temporarily stop sending explosive-detection dogs to Jordan and Egypt after discovering that a lot of the animals had died as a result of poor treatment, a report from the Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General revealed. The department watchdog, which had previously pushed the Department of State to ...

  • Landmines Spreading Across Myanmar: Monitoring Report

    December 20, 2019

    The use of landmines has been reported in four more townships in Myanmar due to the ongoing clashes between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army (AA), according to the 2019 report by the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Paletwa Township in Chin State and Maungdaw, Kyaukphyu and Buthidaung in ...

  • Tayside landmine remover calls on public to make most of doubled donations

    December 20, 2019

    Frank Philip MBE, from Kinloch Rannoch, has been among the experts clearing belts of improvised explosive devices (IED) installed by Isis, as well as unexploded devices dating as far back as the 1980s, laid during the nation’s war with Iran. Having first met charity The Halo Trust in Somalia while working in private security, former soldier ...

  • Pakistan: IED blast leaves soldier martyred, 4 injured in KA

    December 20, 2019

    A land mine explosion near the Pak Afghan border in Khyber agency Thursday evening resulted in the martyrdom of a soldier of the Pakistan Army while four others received serious injuries. Reports said the soldiers were busy fencing along the Pak-Afghan border near Landi Kotal when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went offleaving a group of ...

  • Bomb explosions rock Dhaka University

    December 19, 2019

    On Sunday morning at around 9:45 am, three crude bombs exploded in front of Madhur Canteen in Dhaka University (DU) campus. “Three bombs exploded today morning at around 9:45 am in front of Madhur Canteen in the premises of Dhaka University. However, no one was injured in the blasts,” said DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani. “The blasts have been carried out ...

  • Militants use drone to drop bomb on Syrian government forces’ positions

    December 19, 2019

    Armed groups have used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to drop a bomb on the positions of Syrian government forces in Idlib region, injuring two Syrian soldiers, Major General Yury Borenkov, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Thursday. “Militants of the armed groups keep carrying out terrorist ...

  • Doggone bombs: Team MacDill integrates joint force counter-IED training

    December 18, 2019

    Success on the battlefield is dependent upon the ability of Airmen to execute their duties at an optimum level. Units from different specialties lean on each other’s experience and expertise to be able to execute missions with precision. For Airmen to perform without hesitation downrange, teams must be willing to go outside the wire to perform ...

  • ‘Poor man’s bomb’ reaps bloody toll in African jihadist hotspot

    December 18, 2019

    They are cheap, made from components that are easily obtained – and murderously effective. Security experts say that in the arsenal of jihadist groups whose insurgency is shaking the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, the improvised explosive device (IED) is one of the deadliest weapons. “With 15,000-20,000 CFA francs (US$25), you’ve got an IED that can destroy ...

  • Children among 10 killed as Taliban IED goes off in KHost province

    December 17, 2019

    An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed ten civilians including children in South-eastern Khost province of Afghanistan. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the bomb went off at around 5 am local time in Alisher district of Khost province on Tuesday. Rahimi further added that the explosion killed civilians including 5 men, ...


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