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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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  • 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 ...

  • Ukraine: Mine clearance was suspended at one district in Luhansk region until March next year

    December 2, 2019

    Mine clearance in Popasnyansky district began in September Specialists stopped the clearance of territories from explosive objects in the Popasnyansky district of the Luhansk region, which began in September.  The press center of the State Emergency Service reports. “At the end of November, the demining work within the framework of the joint project was suspended. The further fulfillment of the ...

  • Dad finds huge unexploded bomb while clearing out garden

    December 2, 2019

    A plasterer was left stunned after pulling an unexploded bomb out of a skip with his bare hands. Jamie Williams, 30, had been helping a friend clear out his garden and believes the explosive must have picked up by a JCB digger. He immediately knew what the device was, having recognised it from his history lessons ...

  • Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

    December 2, 2019

    An up to $5 million reward is available for information leading to the arrest of an American citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List. Jehad Serwan Mostafa is an alleged leader with the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Mostafa, who is also known as Ahmed Gurey, has been indicted for his involvement with al Shabaab. Supervisory Special Agent ...

  • Bombing injures 3 Russian servicemen in northern Syria

    December 2, 2019

    Improvised explosive device goes off during regular joint patrols by Turkish, Russian forces near Ayn al-Arab At least three Russian servicemen were injured in a bomb explosion in northern Syria on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The incident occurred when an improvised explosive device detonated during regular joint patrols by Turkish and Russian forces near Ayn ...

  • NSCN IED expert gunned down in Arunachal Pradesh

    December 2, 2019

    The deceased terrorist was identified as self-styled Major – Akham Chang. Chang, an IED expert, was associated with NSCN for the last 19 years. The Army gunned down a member of the Naga rebel group, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation), after a gun fight in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district on Saturday evening, officials said on ...

  • WW2 bomb defused in Turin after thousands evacuate

    December 1, 2019

    More than 10,000 people were evacuated from central Turin on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb. Residents of the Italian city were told to vacate a “red zone” in the historic district. A further 50,000 living further away were told either to leave their homes in advance, or to remain inside during ...

  • Three terror suspects arrested in police operation along Nairobi-Garissa highway

    December 1, 2019

    Three men who police branded members of Al-Shabaab terror group were at the weekend arrested while in a bus headed for Nairobi. The men, all Kenyans were intercepted in Thika Town during a police operation.It is not yet clear on their mission or how they are involved in terror activities. Police argued they had intelligence that ...

  • Troops seize IEDs as hunt vs. Dawlah Islamiya continues

    November 30, 2019

    Government troops recovered on Saturday improvised bombs and bomb-making materials while tracking down fleeing Dawlah Islamiya members, who are the target of surgical military operations in Maguindanao. The improvised bombs and bomb-making components were recovered in several areas in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, by the elements of the Army’s 1st Mechanized Battalion and 601st Infantry Brigade ...

  • Security forces in Kashmir on high alert as militants plant locally made IEDs on roads to attempt Pulwama-like attack

    November 30, 2019

    Security forces in Kashmir have been put on high alert as militants have been planting locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on roads in an attempt to repeat a Pulwama-like attack. The IEDs are being planted on roads frequently used by security forces. According to a police official, forces during a routine patrolling at Sempora in Pampore ...

  • London Bridge terror attack: Suspect wearing hoax explosives shot dead by police

    November 29, 2019

    The Met Police has confirmed the alleged attacker who was shot on London Bridge has died. They added the suspect was wearing a hoax explosive device. The police have also confirmed the alleged attack was a terrorist incident. The attacker was a convicted terrorist and was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation, according to The Times The ...


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