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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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  • Dhaka: ‘New Neo JMB cell behind remote bomb’

    March 3, 2020

    The Improvised Explosives Device that went off at a traffic police box in Chattogram’s Sholoshahar on Friday was detonated by remote control. A separate cell of the IS-inspired militant outfit Neo JMB carried out the attack. The IED was powerful enough to kill people, officers said. “The IED made by the outfit was equipped with a remote ...

  • RaIDer-X: DRDO unveils new explosive detection device

    March 2, 2020

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and IISC Bangalore recently unveiled a new explosive detection device. A new explosive detection device – RaIDer-X was recently showcased during the National Workshop on Explosive Detection (NWED-2020) on March 01, 2020. According to the reports, RaIDer-X can detect an explosive from a specific stand-off distance. It can also expand ...

  • 3 killed, 11 injured in E. Afghan bomb attack

    March 2, 2020

    Three civilians were killed and 11 others wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost on Monday, local police said. “An improvised explosive device attached to a motorcycle was detonated in Nadir Shah Kot District roughly at 5:15 p.m. local time. The motorcycle was parked outside a playground where local villagers were playing ...

  • UK military gears up for deployment in Mali

    March 2, 2020

    Britain is significantly stepping up its military support in West Africa to help combat the world’s fastest growing Islamist-led insurgency. Over the past month, British troops have been helping train local forces to fight extremism in the Sahel. The region, a semi-arid stretch of land just south of the Sahara Desert, has been a frontline in the ...

  • US, Afghan Taliban Sign Peace Deal

    February 29, 2020

    After nearly 19 years of fighting, representatives of the United States and Afghan Taliban signed a peace deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among those witnessing the signing of the agreement, which is intended to lead to talks between the Taliban and Afghan government officials on ending their conflict, and ...

  • QinetiQ to Sponsor Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020 in London

    February 28, 2020

    SMi Reports: QinetiQ will be sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference in London, this April. The 3rd Annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Conference, taking place on the 1st-2nd April 2020 in London, will give delegates an excellent opportunity to meet and network with leading OEMs and international militaries ...

  • General Dynamics Land Systems, Saab Barracuda & Thales UK to present at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020

    February 28, 2020

    SMi Reports: Key OEMs and systems integrators will be presenting exclusive briefings on their latest developments at the conference in London, this April This year’s Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference, taking place on the 1st-2nd April 2020 in London, will provide a perfect platform to network, exchange novel solutions and consolidate current strategy. The two-day ...

  • Esper and Stoltenberg to visit Afghanistan for a joint declaration announcement

    February 27, 2020

    The U.S Secretary of Defence and NATO Secretary-General will be visiting Afghanistan as the U.S and Taliban are to sign the peace deal on Saturday, an official said. Seddiq Seddiqi, a spokesperson to President Palace said the U.S Secretary of Defenses, Mike Esper and the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet President Ghani tomorrow to announce ...

  • Army seizes IEDs, bomb-making materials in Maguindanao, Philippines

    February 27, 2020

    Government forces on Thursday discovered a hideout of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao and seized explosives and bomb-making components in the area. Acting on a tip from civilians that confirmed Army intelligence information about the presence of BIFF bomb makers in the marshland of Maguindanao, the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion (57IB) ...

  • Afghanistan: 8 Security Incidents Reported on Sixth Day of Reduction in Violence Plan (RIV)

    February 27, 2020

    Along with a security incident in Balkh that claimed an Afghan policeman’s life, on the sixth day of the reduction in violence plan (RIV) there was also twin blasts in Kabul, three reported incidents in Herat, and the Taliban claimed two IED attacks on government forces vehicles in Kandahar. The incident in Balkh occurred when a ...

  • One killed and six injured in Kabul IED explosion

    February 27, 2020

    According to reports, an explosion occurred in the 6th district of Kabul city on Thursday evening. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson to the Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed the incident and said the explosion occurred at the Sar-e-Kariz area of district 6 in Kabul at 06:20 evening time on Thursday. It was an IED blast attached to a ...

  • Why job of clearing Cambodia’s landmines is giving locals the chance to improve their lives

    February 27, 2020

    Six years ago, Soy Kossal stepped on a landmine as he walked along a well-trodden path to his fields in Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. The force blew off his right leg, leaving the 28-year-old part-time carpenter a cripple, with no immediate hope of being able to support his wife and family. His tale is all ...

  • NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2020, 23-24 September 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia

    February 26, 2020

    Press release by EOD COE The leading theme of the 2020 year’s event is “Technological innovations influencing future EOD and related capabilities” as a challenge for NATO and Partners Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) coming from various EOD and related domains, academia, industry and other organizations involved in the fight against terrorism. Bringing together all these vital ...

  • Laos to clear wartime unexploded ordnance from 10,000 hectares of land in 2020

    February 26, 2020

    Lao National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action Sector has set a target on Tuesday to clear and destroy unexploded ordnance (UXO) on 10,000 hectares of land in 2020. The target was reported at the annual meeting of the NRA to summarise the work plan for 2020. The meeting was attended by Lao Minister of Labor ...


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