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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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  • Italian police seize ‘astonishing’ stash of explosives, guns and drugs in mafia stronghold

    October 16, 2019

    Italian police said on Wednesday they had found over 2.5 kilos of explosives, over a kilo of cocaine and 14 weapons, including machine guns, in a mafia stronghold. The haul was discovered in a garage by a sniffer dog during a raid in the southern city of Reggio Calabria, known to be in the grip of ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb explosion leaves 2 dead, many others wounded in Laghman province

    October 16, 2019

    A car bomb explosion left at least 2 dead and many others wounded in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the militants detonated a car bomb close to police headquarters of Alisheng district earlier today, killing 2 policemen and wounding 6 others. However, the local officials said the explosion killed 2 policemen ...

  • Schonstedt Magnetic Locators Support Somalia Demining Efforts

    October 16, 2019

    In collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), four Magnetic Locators from Schonstedt Instrument Company have deployed to Somalia, approximately 6 miles north of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, to locate explosive remnants of war (ERW). About the Site The Daynile district, located in the Banaadir region of Somalia, encompasses the northern outskirts of the nation’s ...

  • Special Forces foil militants bid to detonate a bomb close to a school in Kabul

    October 15, 2019

    The Afghan Special Forces foiled the militants bid to detonate an improvised explosive device close to a school in Kabul. According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces discovered a remote-controlled improvised explosive device which the militants had planted close to Olya-e Reshkhor High School. The statement further added that the Special Forces ...

  • Pakistan: Cop killed in Quetta IED blast, 10 injured

    October 15, 2019

    At least one policeman was martyred and 10 people, including five policemen, injured in an attack on a police vehicle at Quetta’s Double Road area on Tuesday. Initial reports suggest that unknown assailants targetted the police van through an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a motorcycle that went off when the mobile passed the motorcycle. Liaquat Shahwani, ...

  • Suspected improvised explosive device discovered at Hong Kong protest

    October 14, 2019

    A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) was found in Mong Kok near police vans during a protest on Sunday. At around 8pm, riot police were clearing protester roadblocks on Nathan Road before a loud bang was heard near the T.O.P mall near several police vans. 12 police vans quickly left the scene afterwards. Pieces of red plastic bag ...

  • First Afghanistan province declared mine-free – thanks to an all-female team who cleared them

    October 14, 2019

    Last year, landmines still killed or injured an average of four Afghans every day. During the past four decades of war, the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan has cleared more than 18 million explosive remnants of war, about 737,000 anti-personnel mines and over 30,000 anti-vehicle mines since 1989. But by the end of October, the country’s first province ...

  • Police arrest ‘masterminds’ of bomb attack on Dhaka police

    October 14, 2019

    The two alleged operatives of Neo JMB, an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Majahideen Bangladesh, said they crafted the bombs at the extremist hideout in Narayanganj’s Fatullah which was raided on Sept 23, according to the police. The militants, identified Md Mehedi Hasan Tanim and Md Abdullah, are also responsible of planning and carrying out ...

  • Who Is JAD, the Group Blamed for Attacking Indonesia’s Chief Security Minister?

    October 13, 2019

    Homegrown terror group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah made headlines once more with last week’s daylight attack by one of its members on Chief Security Minister Wiranto. The shadowy group has been the most active of its kind in Indonesia over the past few years, and it is believed to have been behind the terror attack in Jalan ...

  • Kenya: 11 police officers killed in a deadly blast in Liboi, Garissa County

    October 13, 2019

    Eleven security personnel from the elite General Service Unit were Saturday killed in a deadly blast after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Degoh Road, Liboi, Garissa County. Their vehicle was extensively damaged in the 4 pm incident. The officers were from Harehare GSU camp were on patrol when their Toyota ...

  • Inside the bomb squad: Combating terrorist attacks and gangland devices

    October 12, 2019

    In 2007, Ray Lane was having trouble sleeping in his quarters in Afghanistan. It wasn’t the dry Kabul heat keeping the Irish officer awake but rather the seemingly relentless beeping from the device in the corner of his room. The Dubliner was used to sleeping in uncomfortable conditions. Tours of service in places like Bosnia and Lebanon ...

  • Improvised bomb goes off near Russian military police patrol in Syria

    October 12, 2019

    An improvised explosive device went off on the way of a Russian military police patrol in Syria’s Daraa governorate, chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in SyriaAlexey Bakin said on Friday, TASS reported. “At 10:25am on October 11, an improvised caseless explosive device went off near a motor convoy of a Russian ...

  • Germany supports demining projects in Sri Lanka

    October 11, 2019

    On 17 September, German Ambassador Jörn Rohde visited the demining sites of the HALO Trust and Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH), who is the local implementing partner of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in Kilinochchi. The aforementioned two non-governmental organisations HALO and MAG received a total sum of 4 million euros (approx. Rs. 800 m) ...

  • Philippines: IED explodes inside Bilibid’s maximum security compound

    October 11, 2019

    An improvised explosive device (IED) suddenly went off while authorities were demolishing illegal structures inside the maximum security compound (MaxSeCom) of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Friday morning. Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar, regional director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said the blast occurred inside Quadrant 4, east sector ...


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