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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


  • Nagorno Karabakh: Turkish team begins clearing mines in Upper Karabakh

    December 17, 2020

    Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Dec. 16 that 136 members of the Special Mine Detection and Clearance Team (OMAT) began clearing mined areas of Upper Karabakh that were liberated from Armenian occupation. “Clearing of mines and handmade explosives continues in Karabakh which were heroically and selflessly liberated from Armenian occupation by the Azerbaijani Armed ...

  • UK Defence and Security Accelerator: Take Cover! Phase 3 – Competition Document

    December 16, 2020

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies that provide improved methods to protect small groups (1-10 personnel) of dismounted troops in the field. Within defence and security, protection of personnel is a priority area and deployment of rapid protection solutions for dismounted troops on the front-line is of high importance. ...

  • Afghanistan: 3 Killed in Targeted Attacks in Kabul in Past 24 Hours

    December 16, 2020

    At least three people were killed in a fresh spate of targeted killings in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul over the past 24 hours. The first incident took the life of security guard of Ahmad Malikzada, the security guard in charge of Bagrami district in PD15 when an IED blast targeted his vehicle. Malikzada and another guard were wounded. Meanwhile, ...

  • Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi drone launched from Yemen targeting Saudi Arabia

    December 16, 2020

    The Arab Coalition announced late Tuesday night that its forces had intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia. The thwarted attack comes a day after a fuel transport ship was subject to a terrorist attack by an explosive-laden boat while it was anchored in the fuel terminal in ...

  • Pakistan: Law enforcers in Karachi foil bomb plot

    December 16, 2020

    Law enforcers foiled on Tuesday morning a bid to detonate a magnetic improvised explosive device (IED) in Clifton, near a Chinese restaurant in close proximity to Bilawal House. CCTV footage, acquired after a bomb disposal squad defused the explosive device, shows two unidentified men, on a motorcycle, planting an IED on one of the front doors ...

  • Bangladesh: Bomb blows off youth’s wrist in Satkhira

    December 16, 2020

    A youth in Satkhira’s Sadar upazila has lost his left hand in an incident of blast as he came into contact with a crude bomb in his crop field. The incident took place on Wednesday noon when the victim, Younus Ali Choton along with his brother went to lay out fertilizer on their field. The victim, Younu ...

  • EXU-1 Receives Navy Unit Commendation from Secretary of the Navy

    December 15, 2020

    Indian Head, Md. – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) personnel are widely regarded as the Navy’s premier mobile explosive ordnance disposal expeditionary and technical exploitation unit. With the reception of the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) from the Secretary of the Navy, Dec. 15, they can now say they have it in writing. “I’m incredibly proud of the ...

  • Russia: Militant killed in special operation in Chechnya

    December 15, 2020

    A member of an illegal armed group was killed in a special operation in Chechnya’s Achkhoi-Martan district, the Russian North Caucasus Republic’s head said in his Telegram channel on Tuesday. “Today, a member of an illegal armed group, identified as Kazbek Baidulayev, was killed during a successful counter-terrorism special operation in the Achkhoi-Martan district. No casualties ...

  • Afghanistan: ANA Safely Detonates VBIED in Kandahar, Defused Dozens of IEDs in Helmand, Badghis and Urzgan provinces

    December 15, 2020

    Afghan National Army prevented a car bomb attack in Arghandab district of Kandahar province today. A car full of explosives were destroyed in an airstrik in the district. It had been prepared for attack on ANDSF positions. https://twitter.com/MoDAfghanistan/status/1338527783752970242 5 IEDs which were placed by Taliban in Bala Merghab district of Badghis province, were discovered and defused by ...

  • Afghanistan: Kabul deputy governor killed in ‘sticky bomb’ attack on car

    December 15, 2020

    The deputy governor of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has been killed in a “sticky bomb” attack, security officials say. Mahboobullah Mohebi and his secretary both died on Tuesday when a device attached to their car exploded. No group has yet said it was behind the attack. It is the latest in a spate of killings. Also on Tuesday, ...

  • Australia: Alleged murderer attempted to rob Newcastle service station armed with IED, court told

    December 14, 2020

    A man accused of murdering a Newcastle resident who was out walking his dog tried to rob a petrol station while armed with an improvised explosive device (IED) minutes before the alleged attack, a court has heard. Zack Mavin, 24, is accused of murdering Robert “Bobby” Palmer, 54, outside a second service station in the Newcastle ...

  • India: 2 injured in IED blast at Star Cement in Meghalaya; HNLC claims responsibility

    December 14, 2020

    Police officials from Meghalaya informed that the blast occurred at 8:40 pm on Saturday Shillong: Two persons were injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded late Saturday evening at Star Cement in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. Speaking with EastMojo, a Meghalaya Police official said, “Two persons were injured with minor injuries. One of the injured ...

  • Saudi Arabia: Explosives-laden boat hits fuel ship at Jeddah port, ministry says

    December 14, 2020

    Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers was struck by an “external source”. A Saudi energy ministry spokesman, in a statement carried on state media, did ...

  • Pakistan: 25 injured in Rawalpindi grenade explosion

    December 14, 2020

    In a second blast in the garrison city of Rawalpindi this month, over two dozen people including women and children were injured in the busy Ganj Mandi area on Sunday. The explosion, which took place at around 2pm just a few hundred metres from the Ganj Mandi police station and close to a water filtration plant, ...

  • CMAC and Apopo sign MoU on land mine detection rats

    December 14, 2020

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and the Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling (Apopo), known in English as the Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on landmine detection rats in Cambodia. Director-General of CMAC Heng Ratana said under this MoU CMAC and Apopo will invest a total of $318,606 integrating landmine ...

  • Afghanistan: 2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Kabul Magnetic IED Blast

    December 13, 2020

    At least two people were killed and two were wounded in a magnetic IED blast in Kabul city on Sunday morning, Kabul police confirmed. The incident happened around 7:45am local time close to Parwan Hotel in PD15 of Kabul city after a magnetic IED detonated against a Toyota Landcruiser vehicle, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. Faramarz ...

  • India: ITBP trooper injured in IED blast

    December 13, 2020

    An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) trooper was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites went off in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Saturday, police said. The blast occurred around 1 pm on the Narayanpur-Kurusnar road in the Kurusnar police station area where a team from the ITBP’s 53rd Battalion was on patrol, Inspector ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called to Leeds home and neighbours evacuated

    December 13, 2020

    Officers from West Yorkshire Police along with a bomb squad are at a property in Leeds. Police were called to a house in Cross Gates, just on the Ring Road at 11am today, December 13, after reports of a safety concern. The bomb squad were called as a precautionary measure and residents evacuated from homes in the ...

  • Indonesia arrests suspected Jemaah Islamiyah leader on the run since Bali bombings

    December 13, 2020

    Indonesian police have arrested a man believed to be the military leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network who has eluded capture since 2003, and is suspected of being involved in the 2002 Bali bombings, authorities said Saturday. Aris Sumarsono, known as Zulkarnaen, was arrested late Thursday by counterterrorism police without resistance in a raid at ...


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