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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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  • Five suspected pipe bombs made safe in County Offaly, Ireland

    October 10, 2019

    A number of buildings were evacuated in Offaly on Wednesday night after five suspected pipe bombs were discovered. An Army EOD team attended the scene after being alerted to the situation by gardaí. Gardaí called the bomb disposal team to investigate the suspect devices that were found at a premises on the Dublin Road area of Edenderry. The ...

  • ‘Numerous explosive devices’ found in abandoned New Hampshire home

    October 10, 2019

    Police in Hinsdale, New Hampshire are investigating after “numerous explosive devices” were found in an abandoned home. Hinsdale Police, along with New Hampshire State Police, Hinsdale Fire, and other agencies are at a home on Indian Acres. Access to the area is restricted and homes are being evacuated. Police say local schools were placed in a “lock-in” meaning children were ...

  • Four police officers killed in landmine attack in Mogadishu

    October 9, 2019

    At least four police officers have been killed and three others wounded after their vehicle hit a landmine at Siinka Dheer area outside the capital, Mogadishu. Sources told SomaliAffairs that the police vehicle blew up after it hit an improvised explosive device (IED) at a junction in Siinka Dheer area. Government security forces immediately arrived at the ...

  • IEDs: tackling terrorists’ weapon of war

    October 9, 2019

    Some of the most memorable images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, show her wearing a protective suit while touring a minefield in Angola in 1997 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of land mines. After meeting 13-year-old Sandra Thijika, who lost her leg after stepping on a land mine, the princess told the ...

  • 82nd Airborne tests new portable robot for individual Soldiers

    October 9, 2019

    A new robot that can be transported by an individual Soldier conducting dismounted operations is being tested by the 82nd Airborne Division. During a three-week operational test, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s mission was to validate the effectiveness of the Common Robotic System Individual (CRS-I). “The purpose of the test was to stress the CRS-I in a ...

  • Sri Lanka: US delegation inspects demining activities in northern areas

    October 8, 2019

    A delegation of US representatives yesterday (07) monitored the demining activities in Jaffna, Muhamalai and Pallai areas. Mine clearance organizations are carrying out demining activities in the aforementioned areas with the financial assistance of the US government. According to demining groups, a large number of landmines had been set up in Jaffna, Muhamalai and Pallai areas, where ...

  • Royal Navy helps Ukraine face ‘real threat’ from Russia

    October 8, 2019

    The Royal Navy has been helping its counterparts in Ukraine deal with a “real threat” from Russia. A team of instructors from the Defence Diving School on Horsea Island in Portsmouth headed to the eastern Ukrainian city of Berdyansk, on the coast off the Sea Azov, to deliver mine counter-measures training. It was the first time sessions ...

  • Predicting terror activity before it happens

    October 7, 2019

    New model utilizes data science to predict terror groups’ lifetime lethality after first 10 attacks Data scientists have developed an early-warning model that can successfully predict how lethal a terror organization will become in the future based on only its first 10 attacks. The predictive model, developed by researchers in Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, will ...

  • Out of the Box | Marines conduct EODEX 2019

    October 7, 2019

    Two explosive ordnance disposal Marines, an Air Force EOD technician and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist Marine stood around a manhole, peering down at a dummy with its limbs in unnatural positions – a simulated casualty that needed to be retrieved. “Every scenario can be reset and rerun,” said U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. ...

  • Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate two bombs in Kabul

    October 6, 2019

    The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate two improvised explosive devices in capital Kabul, the security officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device in Kart-e Naw area at around 8:40 pm on Saturday. Rahimi further added that the militants planted the ...

  • UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

    October 6, 2019

    Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today (Sunday 6th October). Zimbabwe is still one of the worst affected countries in the world ...

  • Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

    October 6, 2019

    The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, located in Kidal ...

  • IED explodes near IDF post near Beit Ummar

    October 4, 2019

    An IED exploded near an IDF post near Beit Ummar according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Friday. The report says there were no casualties or damage done from the IED. The IDF also found another IED but was able to neutralize it before it exploded. During a search for potential suspects, one officer was lightly injured after ...

  • A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

    October 3, 2019

    “Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, dashing from asphalt to the rear seat of an SUV, where he met an officer in padded ...


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