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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.


Latest News


  • Pakistan: CTD arrests six militants in Lahore, Rawalpindi

    April 1, 2021

    The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) busted a network of Afghanistan-based banned militant organisations in separate intelligence based operations (IOBs) carried out in Rawalpindi and Lahore. A well-placed source said the banned militant organisations based in Afghanistan had changed their strategy to hit their targets in Pakistan. Instead of dispatching militants from the neighbouring country, they ...

  • Soldiers team with Airmen, civil agencies for EOD exercise

    April 1, 2021

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska – Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Explosive Ordnance Disposal units conducted an exercise March 22 through 25 in partnership with EOD personnel with the Anchorage Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The overall scenario was an extremist group attempting to gain access to the base and have a sustained ...

  • Russia’s FSB thwarts terror plot by IS member in Tver Region

    April 1, 2021

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled a terror plot targeting a fuel and energy industry facility by a member of the Islamic State, he resisted detention and was eliminated, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS Thursday. According to the security service, the Russian citizen, native of one of the Central Asian countries, acted ...

  • UK: Two unexploded bombs found in Canterbury within one afternoon

    April 1, 2021

    Two unexploded bombs have been discovered within two miles of each other, sparking an emergency response. The devices were bizarrely unearthed in separate parts of Canterbury yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 3pm yesterday, police were called to St Dunstan’s Street, following a report an old munition had been discovered in a garden. A specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended ...

  • Switzerland to send demining experts to Sudan

    March 31, 2021

    The unarmed experts will support the planning and carrying out of demining operations as part of an international peace mission, according to the defence ministry. Peace and stability in the African country is also in the interest of Switzerland, the ministry said on Wednesday. Mines and other explosive devices still pose a danger for the civilian population ...

  • China: PLA commissions new-type robot for bomb disposal

    March 31, 2021

    A new robot type has entered service, as it demonstrated its capacity in a recent bomb disposal exercise by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The commissioning of such a device is an example of the PLA’s modernization as machines have replaced humans in dangerous missions and increased combat efficiency, analysts said on Wednesday. An engineer ...

  • Training center’s mission impacts post-war regions around world

    March 31, 2021

    When the war has ended, its work has just begun. The Humanitarian Demining Training Center’s impact can be felt across continents, countries and conflicts as a post-war resource supporting the removal of explosive remnants of battle amongst other efforts to make places safe again. That primarily means training select U.S. military personnel in landmine and battle area ...

  • Afghanistan’s First Female Deminers Report!

    March 31, 2021

    For the first time in the thirty years of mine action in Afghanistan, as part of an initiative of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), in June 2018 a mixed-gender demining team was deployed by the Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG) to clear landmines in Bamyan Province, in the central highlands of the country. A ...

  • Canada’s stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria

    March 30, 2021

    On March 30, 2021, the Government of Canada announced more than $43.6 million in funding for 11 stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria. These projects, funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, are aligned with the Global Coalition against Daesh’s stabilization efforts in these countries. Since 2016, Canada has committed up to $3.5 billion ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called out to house and two men arrested

    March 30, 2021

    Two men from Liverpool were arrested after the bomb squad was deployed to a house in Warrington. Cheshire Police’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was sent to a house in Savannah Place in the Chapelford area of the town at around 12.45pm yesterday (Monday.) Specialist EOD officers recovered a “substance” from the house which is now being ...

  • EXU-1 Leads EOD Cross-Functional Team Effort

    March 30, 2021

    Indian Head, Md. – When sending care packages overseas to deployed troops, the contents usually contain items such as toiletries, snacks, video games and other types of sundries. For the personnel attached to Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1), however, the packages they are sending aren’t meant to entertain, but to provide critical knowledge and training ...

  • How bees and drones team up to find landmines

    March 30, 2021

    Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs. Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have spent years perfecting how to use bees as landmine locators. But there’s a problem. As the insects ...

  • Canada extends anti-ISIS mission in Middle East by one year

    March 30, 2021

    The Liberal government has approved a slimmed-down extension of the Canadian military’s contribution to the ongoing fight against the remnants of ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement Tuesday announcing an extension of the seven-year-old campaign, known as Operation Impact. The international effort to shore up the military capacity of Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon will see ...

  • Indonesia church suicide bombers were newlyweds who learnt bomb making online

    March 29, 2021

    The two suspected suicide bombers who attacked a Catholic church in Makassar, Indonesia were husband and wife who received online training on bomb making, authorities said on Monday (Mar 29). Speaking at the scene of the attack, the head of the Indonesian National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) Commissioner General Boy Rafli Amar said they have uncovered the ...

  • Shortage of military working dogs a national security risk, report warns

    March 29, 2021

    A domestic shortage of military working dogs is threatening national security, a recent report from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Post Graduate School warns. “Although working dogs are not an official part of the current defense industrial base, the low domestic production capacity of working dogs threatens some of the government’s capabilities to provide national security,” researchers ...


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