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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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  • CMAC cleared over 30,000 land mines in first 10 months

    December 4, 2018

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) cleared more than 30,000 land mines from 75sq km in the first 10 months of this year, the organisation’s director-general said on Monday. Heng Ratana, speaking at a CMAC meeting, said the organisation aims to clear a further 116sq km of mines in the next two months. Progress usually slows ...

  • Duke University researchers work toward an artificial nose to replace K9 dogs

    December 3, 2018

    Walk into airport security lines in the United States, and you’ll see K9 dogs sniffing for anything from narcotics to explosives. But what if a robot could do the same thing? Duke researchers recently published a paper in which they used mouse genes to grow odor receptors that could respond to specific odors. If this could ...

  • 10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

    December 3, 2018

    The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems. The Homeland Security Department released a list of 10 bleeding-edge research areas it plans to pursue in fiscal 2019 in partnership with innovative small businesses. The department’s Science and Technology Directorate and Countering Weapons of Mass ...

  • Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

    December 3, 2018

    Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in this regard. It is a precursor to the subsequent signing of a Memorandum of ...

  • Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

    December 2, 2018

    The US consulate in Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday. The explosion late Friday night damaged a wall but caused no injuries, they said. “The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will ...

  • Security agencies demonstrate Ghana’s readiness to combat terrorism

    December 2, 2018

    The Security Agencies and the Emergency Services in the country have conducted a Counter Terrorism simulation exercises codenamed ‘Exercise Home Shield’ within the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Exercise under the Ministry of National Security code named “Home Shield” was aimed at practising and harnessing the various roles and expertise of all the stakeholders in the ...

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely among Taliban leaving 37 dead

    December 2, 2018

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely among a group of Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan leaving at least 37 militants dead. The local officials are saying that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Maruf district of Kandahar. Provincial governor’s spokesman Aziz Ahmad Azizi confirmed the incident ...

  • Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast

    December 1, 2018

    Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort to goldmine ...

  • It’s been a blast: Police buying new explosive disposal robot, bomb suit after years of service

    December 1, 2018

    Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it’s time to retire its bomb robot – which, according to a police board report, is “literally held together by wires and tape” – from the ranks of its Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). City police will use its capital reserve fund in 2019 to purchase a replacement robot and a bomb suit ...

  • Conference calls for increased condemnation of AP mines of an improvised nature and recognition of contamination by these weapons

    November 30, 2018

    The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties (17MSP) concluded in Geneva recording success in stockpile destruction and mine clearance in the Middle East and West Africa. While progress was welcome, the Conference agreed that new contamination by anti-personnel mines of an improvised nature should be reported and treated under the Convention in ...

  • Briton among five G4S staff killed in Kabul blast

    November 29, 2018

    A Briton was among five G4S employees killed in a blast in Kabul, the security company has confirmed. A total of 10 people are confirmed to have died in the attack, which hit the firm’s compound late on Wednesday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. G4S confirmed that 32 of its employees were injured and five killed, four of ...

  • Irish Defence Forces send team to west Africa to train troops on explosives

    November 29, 2018

    The Defence Forces have deployed a team of specialists to west Africa to help train troops from other countries in countering improvised explosive devices and mine awareness. The deployment is being made under a commitment given by the Government a year ago to support the United Nations mine action service, UNMAS. The Irish will train and educate ...

  • Mauritania 31st country to declare itself mine-free

    November 29, 2018

    Areas of Mauritania that were under the threat of anti-personnel mines for forty years are now deemed safe. “I am extremely honoured to declare that after four decades since these weapons were laid and nearly two decades of clearance, Mauritania is free of all known mined zones. This makes us the 31st State Party to the Anti-Personnel ...

  • Three U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan blast

    November 27, 2018

    KABUL – A roadside bomb blast killed three U.S. service members and wounded three others near the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Tuesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said. Taliban insurgents, who control large parts of Ghazni province, claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded an American civilian contractor. A Taliban commander in Ghazni said ...

  • Insights into UK EOD & Search Operations

    November 27, 2018

    Defence IQ spoke to the Head of the British Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Branch (DEODS), Colonel Zac Scott to discuss how the persistent explosive threat landscape is shaping EOD & Search’s operations post-Afghanistan. Download the full interview here. Read the interview to: Find out what the short-term focus is when training teams and providing support ...


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