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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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  • Two Belgian soldiers injured by makeshift explosive in Mali

    January 2, 2020

    Two Belgian soldiers currently serving in Mali were injured when their vehicle drove over a makeshift explosive, Belgium’s defence minister said. Both soldiers were hospitalised in Gao a town near the border with Nigeria, located some 1,000 kilometres east of Bamako, and their condition has reportedly become stable. The incident took place on Wednesday at around 10:00 ...

  • Nepal Army disposes IED placed in Jajarkot district headquarters

    January 2, 2020

    A Nepal Army team has disposed of an explosive device found in Bheri Municipality-3 of Jajarkot district on Thursday morning. Locals informed the police after finding the device placed inside a milk container at Thanti Bazaar in district headquarters Khalanga along the Khalanga-Thaple road section at around 8:00 pm. Personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and Armed ...

  • Kenya: Landmine explodes, kills 12-year-old boy in Laikipia

    January 1, 2020

    A 12-year-old boy died on Tuesday evening in a landmine explosion in Soit Oudo area of Laikipia County. The minor, identified as Ldisiwa Lekesier, was herding his family’s livestock in Morpusi Group Ranch when he stepped on the device. The ranch is usually used by the military for routine training. Speaking at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary ...

  • UNICEF: 2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict

    December 30, 2019

    Children continue to pay a deadly price as conflicts rage around the world, UNICEF said today. Since the start of the decade, the United Nations has verified more than 170,000 grave violations against children in conflict – the equivalent of more than 45 violations every day for the last 10 years. The number of countries experiencing ...

  • Taliban slams ‘baseless reports’ of ceasefire plans

    December 30, 2019

    The Taliban on Monday denied agreeing to any ceasefire in Afghanistan after rumours swirled of a potential deal that would see a reduction in fighting after more than 18 years of war. In a statement released on Twitter, the Taliban’s official spokesman said the group has “no intention of declaring a ceasefire”. Blasting multiple US media reports suggesting ...

  • Roadside blast injures Kenyan official in border region

    December 30, 2019

    A Kenyan local government official was injured on Sunday after a vehicle in which they were traveling in hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mandera County near the border with Somalia. Jeremiah Kossoim, Mandera county police commander said the Sunday morning explosion targeted the vehicle which was carrying a local government official from the Mandera ...

  • Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

    December 29, 2019

    The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn’t say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been demanded by Washington before any peace agreement could be signed. A peace ...

  • Major terror strike averted with timely detection of IED in J&K

    December 29, 2019

    The alert soldiers averted a terror strike on an operational army track in the Kerni sector of the Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday. “The army averted a terror attack at 4 p.m. by diffusing an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the operational track,” Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told IANS. Had there been any ...

  • Terror arrest: Man, 21, to be held for a week as property is searched in east London

    December 29, 2019

    A 21-year-old man is being held in custody for a week after being arrested by counter-terror police. The man, who has not been named by police, was detained on Saturday from a property in east London. He is suspected of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism. While the suspect is in custody, Metropolitan Police ...

  • Zimbabwean de-mining expertise ends deadly Falklands landmine legacy

    December 29, 2019

    Thirty-seven years ago, soldiers from Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, planting thousands of the weapons. British troops may have liberated the islanders, but a few dozen Zimbabweans keep them safe now. For the past decade, the Zimbabwean contractors have cleared landmines that Argentina’s army laid – and next year the clearance work will finally end. More than 1,000 ...

  • Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes

    December 28, 2019

    Homes have been evacuated and an Army explosive team has been called in following the arrest of a man over suspected weapons offences in Bristol. Weapons were found at a property on Shetland Road, Westbury-on-Trym, and a 50m (164ft) cordon was put in place. Police called in an explosives ordnance disposal team (EOD) to search the area. Read ...

  • Somalia car bombing: ‘Heinous act of terror’ leaves at least 79 dead

    December 28, 2019

    A car bomb outside a tax collection centre in Somalia has killed at least 79 people, according to officials. The blast struck a checkpoint during the morning rush hour at the start of the working week in the capital Mogadishu, in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in recent memory. Images taken at the scene showed ...

  • More than a dozen IEDs found in North Cotabato

    December 28, 2019

    Soldiers recovered Friday home-made explosives packed with bent nails and metal fragments with jagged edges in a hideout of the Dawlah Islamiya near the Liguasan Delta. The improvised explosive devices were found in an abandoned house in Barangay Manaulanan in Pikit town in North Cotabato, where there is clandestine presence of Dawlah Islamiya forces. Combined personnel of ...

  • Kenya: Two officers killed in IED attack

    December 28, 2019

    Two police officers from the Special Forces were killed while seven others sustained injuries after their vehicle hit an Improved Explosive Device in Wajir East Sub-County at around 4pm on Friday. A statement by the police said the attack happened during their regular patrol. “Today at around 1600hrs special forces officers attached to Kotulo Patrol base while ...


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