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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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  • India: To counter IED threats, Army to use artificial intelligence e-tool

    November 26, 2019

    As the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the country continues unabated, the Army is developing an artificial intelligence based e-tool for analysing past incidents and developing customised decision support models. Called IED Database Management and Analytical Platform (IDMAP), the project is being executed by engineering training institutions and technical establishments under the aegis of ...

  • Dutch police arrest two men on suspicion of ‘preparing a terrorist attack’

    November 26, 2019

    Police in the Netherlands have arrested two men from Zoetermeer, near The Hague, on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. Authorities say they believe the attack would likely have been carried out in the Netherlands at the end of the year, using “bomb vests and one or more car bombs”. The two suspects, aged 20 and 34, ...

  • Six Killed in Three Separate Baghdad Explosions: Sources

    November 26, 2019

    At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in Baghdad in three separate explosions on Tuesday, Iraqi security and medical sources said. Three people were killed and five wounded in the capital’s northern Shaab district when a motorcycle exploded, the sources said. A second motorcycle exploded in the southwestern Bayaa district, killing two and wounding ...

  • Thirteen French troops killed in helicopter crash in Mali

    November 26, 2019

    Thirteen French soldiers were killed when two helicopters collided during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president’s office said. Monday’s accident is one of the worst losses of life for the French military in decades. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his “deep sadness” over the incident. An investigation has begun. In 2013, France deployed thousands of ...

  • Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

    November 26, 2019

    A car bomb explosion has killed 17 people and wounded 20 others near a Syrian border town seized by Turkey-backed forces last month, the Turkish defence ministry said on Tuesday. The bomb struck Tel Halaf village, west of the town of Ras al-Ain, which saw some of the heaviest fighting when Ankara launched a military offensive ...

  • Delhi police arrest 3 men linked to Islamic State, recover IED

    November 25, 2019

    Police suspect the three men were influenced by the Islamic State. The three men were found carrying explosive materials used to devise bombs and IED. elhi Police on Monday prevented a major terror strike in the Capital and apprehended three men linked to an Islamic State terror module and recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from them. The ...

  • Conan, dog injured in al Baghdadi raid, honored by President Trump at White House

    November 25, 2019

    The dog injured during the mission that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was honored Monday afternoon during a surprise ceremony at the White House, with President Trump, Vice President Pence and First Lady Melania in attendance. Conan, a Belgian Malinois who was named after talk show host Conan O’Brien, was hailed by Trump as a “special” animal who helped execute a ...

  • “Innovation Checkpoint” and “digital dog nose”: TSA tests new security technology

    November 25, 2019

    The Transportation Security Administration is bracing for a record number of people at airport security checkpoints around the country this Thanksgiving. Nearly 27 million passengers are expected to be screened during the holiday period, meaning travelers could face long security lines. But new technology being tested by the TSA could speed up screenings and address passenger complaints ...

  • 3D-printed training ‘bombs’ drastically cut costs for US Air Force in England

    November 25, 2019

    A 3D printer has slashed the time and cost required to get explosive training devices to the experts at RAF Lakenheath who need them as they prepare for deployments. Staff Sgt. William Riddle has been using a 3D printer to produce dummy improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars that are used to train the explosive ...

  • Philippines: IED blast rocks Maguindanao town

    November 24, 2019

    Maguindanao, Philippines — Suspected extremists set off a roadside improvised bomb along a narrow road here and exploded it while the car of a ranking Moro rebel leader was passing by Sunday morning. The explosive was placed underneath a parked motorcycle and was ignited while the pick-up truck of Commander Datu Item Ampatuan, head of the Moro ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate multiple IEDs in Khost

    November 24, 2019

    The Afghan forces thwarted militants bid to detonate multiple Improvised Explosive Devices in South-eastern Khost province. According to a statement released by Ministry of Interior, the security forces discovered and defused 8 IEDs during the operations which they launched few days ago in Musa Khe district. The statement further added that the militants had planted the IEDs ...

  • China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

    November 24, 2019

    Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations. The new armoured vehicle based on the tracked-chassis and equipped with a mine-plough and line charges. Also, ...

  • One killed, five hurt in Afghanistan blast targeting UN personnel

    November 24, 2019

    A hand grenade was tossed into the vehicle, Rahimi said, noting the vehicle was targeted. The person who died and two of the injured were UN personnel, the organization said in a statement. The injured include an Afghan national and an international colleague, the UN statement said without providing their identities. The UN condemned the attack “in the ...

  • Car bomb kills at least 10 people near Syria’s border with Turkey

    November 23, 2019

    At least 10 people were killed and 25 wounded when a car bomb exploded on Saturday in a Syrian border town seized by Turkish-backed forces last month, witnesses and a rescuer said. Tel Abyad was one of two border towns that saw some of the heaviest fighting when Ankara launched its cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 ...


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