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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

  • After soldier’s death, the Army National Guard investigates training, equipment provided to deploying EOD unit

    December 10, 2018

    The Army National Guard is investigating reports that an EOD unit did not receive the proper training or equipment before it was deployed to Afghanistan. Sgt. James Slape, a soldier with the North Carolina National Guard’s 430th Ordnance Company, died Oct. 4 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device. The unit had been in Afghanistan since April. Shortly after his death, The ...

  • Tunisia says busts terrorist group before attacks

    December 9, 2018

    Tunisia has arrested an eight-member terrorist cell planning attacks in the country, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said security forces had busted a group dubbed “Jihad and Tawhid Battalion” and foiled its plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the central Sidi Bouzid province. Explosive materials and grenade bombs were ...

  • Qasr al-Yahud: a mission to restore faith – and hope

    December 9, 2018

    Bravery comes in many guises, but in those whose work demands courage on a near-daily basis, it often takes the form of a certain studied nonchalance. Lasha Bluashvili, who makes his living clearing landmines, is a case in point. He would rather go to the trouble of making me a cup of tea – here ...

  • Roadside blast injures three in northeast Kenya – official

    December 9, 2018

    Three people were injured by an explosion on a highway in northeast Kenya on Saturday, an official told Reuters, without saying who was responsible for the incident. “There was an IED (improvised explosive device) incident… involving a civilian truck ferrying merchandise,” Joseph Kanyiri, a government administrator in the area said, adding the explosion occurred on a ...

  • 4 Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Kunduz province

    December 8, 2018

    At least four Taliban militants were blown up by own explosives in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the incident has taken place on Kunduz-Qala Zal highway. The statement further added that four Taliban militants who were looking ...

  • Local Taliban leader killed in N. Afghanistan airstrike

    December 8, 2018

    A key Taliban local leader has been killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern province of Jawzjan, authorities said Saturday. “Mohammad Wali was killed and three of his subordinates were wounded after Afghan Air Force launched an airstrike in Maymelike village of Faizabad district late Friday,” the Afghan army’s Corps 209 Shaheen based in the region ...

  • REDWING Delivers Life-Saving Capability to Afghanistan

    December 7, 2018

    The Australian Defence Force, in collaboration with Australian industry, has today sent the final delivery of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces. SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING program, which provides protection against radio controlled improvised explosive devices. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne ...

  • Sri Lanka to be declared as a mine-free country by 2020

    December 7, 2018

    Sri Lanka acceded to the Mine Ban Convention, very well known as the Ottawa Convention, in 2017 which came into force from 1 June. The objective of the Mine Ban Convention is to end the suffering and casualties caused by the Anti-Personal Mines (APM) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) by banning the production, use, ...

  • Land mines pose lingering threat in Yemen

    December 7, 2018

    Months after heavy clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government fighters forced them to flee their coastal village in Yemen’s western province of Taiz, the Ghaleb family had finally returned home. But their relief was cut short just days later when a land mine left in their home exploded, wounding their 7-year-old son. The blast ripped off ...

  • Inside ISIS’ weapons factory where terror fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale

    December 7, 2018

    Soldiers have captured an immense ISIS weapons factory where terrorist fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale. The Sun Online has gained exclusive access to the recently liberated factory on the edge of the front lines in eastern Syria. Abdullah Hassan, an Arab solider involved in the fight that wrestled the death factory ...

  • Homemade bombs, shootings at southern Iraq oil fields

    December 7, 2018

    Local disputes following field protests raise tension in Iraq’s key oil provinces. Improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in the vicinity of two oil fields in southern Iraq this week, a discovery that occurred in conjunction with a shooting at another oil field as well as renewed protests over a lack of jobs and services. On Thursday, ...

  • Letter bomb sent to Norway police station

    December 6, 2018

    Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb ...

  • Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Three in Southeast Iran – Deputy Governor

    December 6, 2018

    At least three people died and 24 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack on the police headquarters in Iran’s southeast on Thursday, state media reported, adding that the perpetrator was killed. Television also reported shooting in the area, located in the region of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a Sunni Muslim minority in ...

  • Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, the UN DSRSG/RC/HC, representatives of the National Mine Action Authority, and UNMAS Programme Manager visit Kasire Village in Rajaf

    December 6, 2018

    A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the UN, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South ...

  • Founder of Somalian Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) injured in targeted bomb attack

    December 5, 2018

    The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces an attempt by hooligans on the life of Somali journalist and Chairman of rights-based NGO, Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) in Somalia. According to a local media report, Ismail Sheikh Khalifa is seriously injured after an explosive device which was planted in his car went off in the early evening ...

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