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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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  • Kenyan Police raise red flag over faulty APCs amid security concerns

    October 27, 2019

    A number of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) acquired in 2016 as part of a Sh3.8 billion investment aimed at enabling the police to improve efficiency and effectiveness in providing security have been grounded, the Sunday Nation can reveal. The deployment and serviceability of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) also remains mired in secrecy. The unending debate over the ...

  • Pakistan: Two constables injured in DI Khan IED blast

    October 27, 2019

    At least two police constables were seriously injured while the vehicle was partially damaged in an IED blast in the limits of Kulachi police station in the Dera Ismail Khan on Saturday, the local police told The Express Tribune over the phone. The constables received shrapnel wounds, while ASI Fazal Rehman remained unhurt. The team was patrolling in ...

  • Nearly 40 call-outs in three years keeps bomb squad busy in north-east

    October 27, 2019

    The bomb squad was scrambled to the north-east nearly 40 times in three years, new figures show. Figures obtained by the Evening Express under Freedom of Information legislation reveal explosive device experts came to the area to dispose of devices 39 times between April 2016 and March this year. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit was called ...

  • Terrorist attack planer killed in eastern Afghan province: military

    October 26, 2019

    The Afghan security forces launched a spate of airstrikes in eastern Logar province, killing one of the key elements behind numerous deadly attacks, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Saturday. “Qari Burhan, one of the most dangerous and key Haqqani Network commanders and scores of his colleagues, including foreign affiliates were killed, following an Afghan warplanes’ bombing ...

  • Houthi-laid landmine injures 3 Yemeni farmers in Hodeidah

    October 26, 2019

    An explosion caused by a landmine laid previously by the Houthi rebels in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah injured three farmers on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua. “The Houthi-laid landmine exploded in an agricultural area in Tuhyata district of Hodeidah, partially destroying a tractor and injuring three farmers,” the government source said ...

  • ‘Dangerous criminal’ who planned to blow up cash machine had explosives in his shed

    October 25, 2019

    A “dangerous” criminal who plotted to blow up a cash machine, had pipe bomb-making materials in his shed and was visiting a gun club after being banned for life from using firearms, is behind bars. Ryan Edwards, of Beechfield Close, Garnlydan, Ebbw Vale, was jailed for more than six years at Cardiff Crown Court following a ...

  • Wiltshire: Man, 22, charged with unlawful possession of explosives following Devizes bomb alert

    October 25, 2019

    A 22-year-old man has been charged with possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose after a bomb alert in Anzio Road, Devizes on Wednesday. Kubilay Bostanli who lives in Anzio Road, has been also been charged with possession of a knife blade in a public place, possession of a class B drug and harassment ...

  • Another 500lb UXO to be detonated in Marawi, Philippines

    October 25, 2019

    The Army Engineers’ Explosive Ordnance and Disposal (EOD) team will detonate another 500-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the weekend, according to Lt. Col. Elmer Oamil, deputy commander of Joint Task Group Builder and commander of the 553rd Engineer Battalion based in Marawi City. Oamil said the 500-pound UXO was one of the general purpose bombs dropped by Philippine ...

  • Suicide attack in Jalalabad city leaves 18 dead or wounded including 6 children

    October 25, 2019

    A suicide attack in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar killed or wounded at least 18 people including six children. The provincial government in a statement said a suicide bomber targeted the Special Forces of the 02 Unit in the 4th district of Jalalabad city this afternoon. The statement further added that the attack claimed the ...

  • Afghanistan: Car bomb destroyed, 2 suicide bombers killed in Balkh airstrike

    October 24, 2019

    An airstrike in norhtern Balkh province destroyed a car bomb and killed two suicide bombers, the Afghan military said. According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces conducted the airstrike in at around 2:10 pm on Wednesday in Sheikh Tash Village of Chahar Bolak district. The statement further added that the airstrike destroyed ...

  • Controlled explosion takes place in Cheltenham field after homeowner discovers four grenades

    October 24, 2019

    A field in Cheltenham was the location for a controlled explosion earlier today after a homeowner had an unwelcome surprise. Four grenades were found at their property in the town, so they went to the local police station to report the find. Gloucestershire Constabulary notified bomb disposal experts who collected the ammunition from the resident. A spokesman for ...

  • Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

    October 24, 2019

    As of 2016, the US military counted over 1,740 military working dogs among its ranks. At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the military breeds its own sleek puppies—mainly German shepherds and Belgian Malinois—who are groomed for military service from their first whimper. Some will wash out; others will go on to four to ...

  • Philippines: Blast hits outside Sulu mayor’s house

    October 24, 2019

    An explosion struck outside the house of Pangutaran, Sulu Mayor Asri Taib in Barangay Canelar Moret, Zamboanga City on Thursday morning (October 24). According to Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) Spokesperson Maj. Arvin Encinas, it was only a minor explosion with no casualties reported. He also said the improvised explosive device (IED) used was only small. Authorities are continuing to ...

  • Maharashtra state: Police arrest 2, seize 69 crude bombs

    October 24, 2019

    The Kolhapur police have arrested two brothers and have seized 69 crude bombs from them in the Mudshingi village of Hatkanangle taluka. The police are questioning the suspects to check if they have any link with the explosion along the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway last week, in which a truck driver was killed. The arrested men have been identified as Vilas Rajaram ...

  • Namibia: Local security personnel get training on disposal of unexploded ordnance

    October 23, 2019

    U.S. Africa Command recently facilitated the training of 15 local personnel in the identification and disposal of unexploded ordnance as part of the U.S. Government’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) programme. Training was provided to 10 members of the Namibian Defense Force (NDF) and 5 members of the Namibian Police (NAMPOL). The training took place at the NDF ...


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