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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


  • French soldier seriously injured in Mali by landmine

    December 8, 2019

    A French soldier in Mali has been seriously injured by an improvised explosive device while on duty in the region of Liptako that straddles Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, military staff have confirmed. “His armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device” while on duty in In Figaren, just east of Ansongo in the region ...

  • IED recovered, defused in north Kashmir

    December 8, 2019

    Security forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected militants on a roadside in north Kashmir’s Handwara village averting a major tragedy. Reports said a major tragedy was averted when the security forces detected and defused an IED planted on the road in Watain area of Handwara in north Kashmir Kupwara district. SSP ...

  • Turkish forces seize explosive materials in N.Syria

    December 6, 2019

    Turkish security forces destroyed 752 mines and 1,381 improvised explosives as part of its anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Friday. “In order to ensure the safety of the civilians in the Operation Peace Spring area, our heroic commandos continue disabling mines planted and rigged as booby traps by PKK/YPG ...

  • Navy EOD Technician awarded USO’s George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award for 2019

    December 6, 2019

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Petty Officer Travis Holland, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, was honored by the United Service Organization (USO) with the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 58th Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner on December 4 in New York City. The USO George Van Cleave ...

  • Law enforcement in Spain join international campaign against internet terrorist manuals

    December 5, 2019

    Spain’s National Police and Guardia Civil took part in the European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) 17th Joint Referral Action Day against online terrorism crime.  They worked with specialised units from EU Member States, non-EU countries and other Europol specialised units.   This joint action was coordinated from Europol’s headquarters in The Hague and mainly targeted manuals and tutorials explaining ...

  • Gov’t troops find more bombs in Maguindanao

    December 5, 2019

    Government troops found six more powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Maguindanao Wednesday as the military intensified its offensive against Islamic State-linked militants. The total number of IEDs recovered since the operations began on Nov. 24 is now 20. Earlier, soldiers found 14 IEDs in various hideouts of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, ...

  • Picture captures moment WWII bomb detonates in controlled explosion in Chelmsford’s Admirals Park

    December 4, 2019

    The moment an unexploded WWII bomb detonated was caught in a photo. The Ministry of Defence had dug a hole in Chelmsford’s Admirals Park this afternoon as part of their process of conducting a controlled explosion. Essex Police, as well as the bomb disposal unit, were called at around 11.40am today, (Wednesday, December 4), to reports of ...

  • Secretary General: as the world changes, NATO will continue to change

    December 4, 2019

    The NATO leaders’ meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance wrapped up in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). After the working session, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Our meeting has once again demonstrated that NATO remains the only place where Europe and North America discuss, decide and act every day together on strategic ...

  • In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

    December 4, 2019

    The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Burkina Faso, the vehicles fall into a semi-circle. Eight military engineers step out and walk in an ...

  • ACI launches new guidance on Computed Tomography technology screening

    December 3, 2019

    Airports Council International (ACI) World has today launched a new implementation guide for Computed Tomography – or CT – screening technology that can help airports improve efficiency and passenger experience at security checkpoints. The Advanced Cabin Baggage Screening / Computed Tomography (CT) Implementation Guide was developed with ACI’s Smart Security Management Group, which is comprised of some of ...

  • Strabane: Men arrested over mortar bomb find

    December 3, 2019

    Two men have been arrested by police investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb in County Tyrone in September. The device was found on a wall near houses in Church View, Strabane, on Saturday 7 September. At the time, police said the New IRA intended to fire the device into Strabane police station. Two 25-year-old men were arrested in ...

  • Police detonate bomb in Melbourne

    December 3, 2019

    An improvised explosive device found in a raid in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir has been detonated, police said. Victoria Police entered a house on Joan Court before 2pm on Tuesday and found the bomb along with four stolen cars and a motorcycle. Bomb response unit officers were deployed at the scene to conduct a safety ...

  • Illegal bomb factory and arms dump uncovered by Spain’s Guardia Civil

    December 3, 2019

    A bomb making factory and arsenal of weapons including an assault rifle and sub-machine gun have been found by Guardia Civil officers in what they call one of Spain’s biggest ever seizures of home-made explosive devices.  In total 17 bombs, materials to make many more, 26 firearms, bulletproof vests, silencers and more than 2,800 cartridges were uncovered ...

  • Bomb experts called to deal with unexploded German torpedo near Scapa Flow

    December 3, 2019

    Bomb disposal squads have set up an exclusion zone around Scapa Flow following the discovery of a torpedo near the wreckage of a historic vessel. The German warhead was spotted by survey workers carrying out a study near the HMS Royal Oak on Monday afternoon and is understood to have the fuse and explosive ordnance intact. A ...


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