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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


  • 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 ...

  • Liverpool: Grenades, explosive ingredients and home made pipe bomb found in house

    January 28, 2020

    A man has appeared in court accused of possessing an eye-watering stash of grenades, explosives and a home made pipe bomb in a Liverpool house. Michael Green, 30, is facing seven charges of possessing explosive substances for unlawful purposes and one of making an explosive substance, in relation to the bomb. Green, of Micawber Close in Toxteth, made his first ...

  • Thika innovator builds own Robots able to detect Improvised Explosive Devices

    January 28, 2020

    A 25-year-old man has become the talk of Thika town for his prowess in devising robots that can efficiently perform some of the common house chores like cleaning. Brian Kimani, a tech guru, has already devised four robots one of which can do house cleaning. The robot is fully autonomous and is programmed with a computer.The ...

  • Imphal: IED recovered

    January 27, 2020

    An active cadre of PREPAK was arrested along with an IED ahead of the Republic Day celebration thereby helping the day pass off without any major incident. Along with the arrest of the PREPAK cadre an IED planted at the bank of Imphal River at Singjamei Waikhom Leikai was also confiscated yesterday at about 2.30 am. The ...

  • The launching of IED balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory

    January 27, 2020

    During the first half of January 2020 a decision was made in the Gaza Strip to renew the launching of balloons, which had stopped in March 2019. Since the decision was put into practice dozens of balloons have been launched into Israeli territory. As opposed to the past, most of the balloon clusters had IEDs attached to them ...

  • Borno State: 3 dead, 13 injured in suicide attack

    January 27, 2020

    Three persons have been killed and 13 worshipers sustained various degrees of injuries when suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated explosives near a mosque in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) source said. The incident occurred during Saturday Muslim early morning congregational prayer at Bulabulin in Gwoza town, headquarters ...

  • France Supports Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

    January 27, 2020

    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has welcomed an additional contribution of EUR 600,000 (approximately USD 670,000) from the Government of France dedicated to explosive hazard management activities that aim at enabling returns in retaken areas of Iraq. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas retaken from the Islamic State in Iraq and ...

  • 4 low-intensity IED blasts hit Assam, no casualties

    January 27, 2020

    At least four low-intensity explosions within a span of 15 minutes hit Assam on Sunday as India marked its 71st Republic Day, officials said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property. Hours later, the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), or Ulfa(I), claimed responsibility, saying it was the handiwork of ...

  • Small suspected homemade bomb explodes at Hong Kong hospital, no injuries

    January 27, 2020

    A suspected small-scale homemade bomb exploded at a general hospital in Hong Kong on Monday, causing the temporary evacuation of some patients but no injuries, police said. The incident came after a group of protesters on Sunday set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities had planned to use ...

  • California: Hundreds of military explosives found at Stockton home were replicas

    January 27, 2020

    Hundreds of military explosive devices found at a California home were replicas, experts determined Friday. Twenty homes were evacuated for nearly 24 hours after Stockton police officers found the explosives Thursday when they went to the home to check on a 70-year-old man who reportedly died of natural causes, police said. An ordnance disposal team from Travis ...

  • RAF Wittering bomb squad warrant officer retires after 35 years of service

    January 26, 2020

    Mr Hunt joined the RAF in 1984 as a weapons mechanic at the age of 16. Like every airman of his generation, basic training was completed at RAF Swinderby before trade training at RAF Cosford. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) has been a feature of Mr Hunt’s career since the very beginning. Once qualified, his first posting ...

  • India reiterates commitment to increased defence collaboration with Nigeria

    January 25, 2020

    The Indian Government has reiterated its commitment to further enhance the existing defence collaboration with Nigeria towards expanding the capabilities of both countries. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Abhay Thakur gave the commitment when he ...


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