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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


  • German Police Find Explosives In Car; Dutch Man Arrested

    January 31, 2020

    Police in Hünxe, Germany said that explosives were found during the search of a car at a filling station there. The 25-year-old Dutch driver of the Volkswagen Golf, with license plates from the Netherlands, was detained. “The officers found explosive material that was presumably going to be used to blow up ATMs,” police said in a ...

  • Trump lifts restrictions on US landmine use

    January 31, 2020

    US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions on the deployment of anti-personnel landmines by American forces. The decision reverses a 2014 Obama administration ban on the use of such weapons, which applied everywhere in the world except for in the defence of South Korea. The Trump administration said Mr Obama’s policy could put US troops “at a ...

  • Army chemical detection system to reduce logistics burden for Soldiers

    January 30, 2020

    Deployed Soldiers face the risk of being exposed to chemical warfare agents that can be incapacitating or life threatening. If a Soldier is exposed to a chemical agent, identifying the chemical hazard quickly is critical. The Army currently uses the M256A2 chemical detector system to test for chemical agents in the field. It takes approximately ...

  • NISA Operated CCTV Cameras In Mogadishu Hit By Explosions

    January 30, 2020

    4 Newly installed NISA operated CCTV cameras Mogadishu  hit by explosions in Mogadishu on Thursday Radio Dalsan reports 3 of the cameras targeted locate near Dabka junction, KM4 and a 4th one close to Maka Al-Mukarama Hotel. The explosion was remote controlled according to a police source. National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)  installed CCTV cameras in ...

  • Bristol cash machine explosion damages shop fronts

    January 30, 2020

    A cash machine has been destroyed in an explosion, damaging windows and shop fronts. The ATM explosion happened at about 03:50 GMT on the A38 Gloucester Road in Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police said no passers-by or nearby residents were hurt. Gloucester Road is closed between Church Road and Ashley Down. Police said it would be shut through ...

  • Super Bowl security shows the easy-going 1960s are long gone

    January 29, 2020

    Ensuring the safety of fans and players at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami entails an extraordinary deployment of law enforcement assets, even by recent standards, in keeping with heightened global tensions and fears of home-grown violence. The show of force stands in stark contrast from the relatively easy-going atmosphere that prevailed in the late ...

  • NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Personnel Unite with Law Enforcement for Blast Mitigation Patent

    January 29, 2020

    During the inaugural 2016 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Campfire Event a patent was born. A group of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) engineers and scientists met with bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; New York City Police Department; and the ...

  • Nigeria: Enugu Police Command neutralise bomb at Nsukka

    January 29, 2020

    Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed that officers from the command neutralised an object suspected to be an explosive device at Millipat Hotel Limited, Nsukka. The command fingered political power-play in the incident but said they are still conducting round-the-clock investigations to fish out the perpetrators and unravel the circumstances that led to the ...

  • Winter 2019/20 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

    January 29, 2020

    Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, C-IED Centre of Excellence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aunav by everis ADS, Drugs & Explosives Search Association, DynITEC, Terrogence et al. To view contents please visit the following link: Counter-IED Report Winter 2019-20 – contents pages  or subscribe here to receive eBook. We would like to thank all ...

  • One Arrested, Huge Cache Of Explosives Seized In Odisha, India

    January 29, 2020

    Berhampur: The Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch busted an illegal explosives godown at Rambha in Ganjam district and arrested one person, recently. A huge cache of explosives, including 196 quintals of Ammonium Nitrate, 3200 gelatine sticks and 10,406 detonators, were seized during the raid at Gopalpur village under Rambha police limits in Ganjam district ...

  • Burkina Faso rocked by new jihadist attack

    January 28, 2020

    Six soldiers were killed and several went missing Tuesday after a suspected jihadist attack in troubled Burkina Faso, following a weekend massacre which could have claimed up to 50 lives, security and local sources told AFP. A military patrol struck an improvised explosive device while on the road from Madjoari to Pama in the eastern Kompienga ...

  • Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point

    January 28, 2020

    An improvised explosive device was discovered in a rubbish bin at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point on Tuesday morning, just 12 hours after a Hong Kong public toilet was set ablaze by a suspected home-made bomb, making it the third such incident in the past 48 hours The palm-sized device at the border station, which police ...

  • Warning signs from Tunisia’s localised terrorist insurgency

    January 28, 2020

    Tunisia has made significant progress against terrorism over the past four years. Security has been tightened throughout the country’s urban and tourist areas. Along the border with Libya, there are better surveillance systems. The scattered attacks that do occur are mostly amateurish and cause few casualties apart from the terrorists themselves. The country does however still face a ...

  • For Bosnia’s Landmine Clearers, Hope is Stronger than Fear

    January 28, 2020

    It’s 16 minutes past midday on Christmas Eve, and Sead Vrana sends me a text on Viber, seeking to push our interview back by 30 minutes. “I have a high-profile task where my presence is required on site, may we postpone our meeting to 15.30?” the message requests. The task was removing explosives that had been discovered ...


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