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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


  • 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, ...

  • Explosion injures 18 civilians in Balkh province of Afghanistan

    December 17, 2019

    An explosion injured at least 18 civilians in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, the security officials said. Adelshah Adel, a spokesaman for the provincial police said an explosives-laden bicycle went off in Mazar-e Sharif city, the provincial capital of Balkh province which injured at least 18 civilians. However, another security official said the explosion wounded at least ...

  • Edinburgh: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion after ‘potentially suspicious item’ found in Holyrood Road

    December 17, 2019

    A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion tonight after a potentially suspicious item was found in Holyrood Road this afternoon. Police sealed off part of the road outside the Holyrood 9A pub, between St Mary’s Street and a block of student accommodation. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 1;35pm on Tuesday, December ...

  • Ukraine: Mine clearance of Kalynivsky Arsenal completed

    December 16, 2019

    Surface clearance of the technical territory of the 48th arsenal near Kalynivka, Vinnytsia region, is fully completed. The commander of the military unit, Colonel Mykola Batyuk said this, ArmyInform reports. It is noted that the disposal of the remnants of explosive objects that are not subject to transportation has ended. Now a special group of sappers is working on ...

  • Explosion causes damage to building in Peristeri, western Athens

    December 16, 2019

    Police on Monday were seeking the assailants behind an early morning explosion at a two-storey building in Peristeri, western Athens, that caused extensive damage but no injuries. The blast, which occured at 3.20 a.m., appears to have been provoked with a homemade explosive device comprising dynamite. It wreaked damage to the shutters of the ground floor of ...

  • Bomb explosion in south Nepal home kills 3

    December 15, 2019

    Three people, including a police officer, have been killed in a bomb explosion at a house in southern Nepal’s Dhanusha district. The bomb was planted at one Rajesh Shah’s house in Kshireshwarnath Municipality by unknown persons, police said. Police personnel were checking the improvised explosive device when it exploded, officials said. Read more… Source: The Pioneer  

  • Taipei: Suspected bomb maker detained after gunbattle

    December 15, 2019

    A man suspected of planting a bomb near the offices of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Houbi District (後壁) chapter in Tainan was arrested yesterday morning in Kaohsiung following an overnight standoff with police. Police said that the suspect, surnamed Wu (吳), was captured on surveillance cameras on Thursday night as he approached the building on ...

  • Roads closed after World War Two bomb found near River Thames

    December 14, 2019

    An unexploded bomb from World War II has been found by a team building a new sewer under the River Thames. Chelsea Embankment is closed after the device was discovered by engineers working on the Tideway Project site this morning. The street was cordoned off between Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road as emergency services headed to ...

  • Five ‘suspected Isis terrorists’ detained in Moscow over ‘plot to attack targets in the Russian capital’

    December 14, 2019

    Five suspected ISIS terrorists allegedly plotting attacks in the Russian capital  have been detained at a major Moscow shopping mall with outlets of Marks & Spencer and Topshop. The suspects were held after a joint FSB security service and police operation in the crowded Evropeisky shopping centre, officials revealed. The alleged cell had reportedly been plotting attacks on a school and ...

  • Navy fires EOD unit commander

    December 14, 2019

    The Navy fired the leader of a California-based explosive ordnance disposal unit Thursday, citing “a loss of confidence in his ability to command.” Cmdr. Sean S. Kido’s relief as head of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 was not due to any misconduct or adverse findings from a command investigation, according to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 spokeswoman Lt. Kara ...

  • Cambodia: Mine action authority continues push for mine-free Kingdom by 2025

    December 13, 2019

    The government and foreign donors have spent about $500 million to clear land mines and war remnants in the Kingdom over the last 20 years, making formerly mine-strewn areas safe for cultivation. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities, revealed the figures yesterday while meeting with representatives of donors, embassies, ...

  • Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation

    December 12, 2019

    The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. What is the Open Call The Open Call competition is one of the competition mechanisms DASA uses to find proposals that address the challenges faced by government stakeholders. ...


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