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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


  • NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials 2021, 13-14 October 2021, Bratislava, Slovakia

    March 29, 2021

    Press release by EOD COE The leading theme of the 2021 year’s event is “Technological innovations influencing future EOD and related capabilities” as a challenge for NATO and Partners Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) coming from various EOD and related domains, academia, industry and other organizations involved in the fight against terrorism. Bringing together all these vital ...

  • UK: Bristol man jailed for possessing terrorism material

    March 28, 2021

    A man described as “immature but no fool” has been jailed after police found terrorist material in his home. Sohaib Embarek was arrested at his flat in Bristol after an operation involving Avon and Somerset Police and counter-terrorism officers. Armed officers raided the flat where Embarek was living on Tyndale Road on 9 December, 2019 as part ...

  • Indonesia bombing: Worshippers wounded in Makassar church attack

    March 28, 2021

    A suspected suicide bomb attack outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar has left at least 14 people wounded, police say. Police said an explosion erupted as two attackers tried to enter the church on Palm Sunday, the first day of Easter. A destroyed motorbike and body parts were found at the scene and ...

  • Hong Kong: Wartime bomb uncovered in Chai Wan

    March 28, 2021

    A suspected British-made wartime bomb has been uncovered near Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday village today. Officers from the explosive ordnance disposal bureau were called to the scene at noon, after a foreign man found the item inside Lei Yue Mun Park — 450 meters away from a hillside of the resort on Chai Wan ...

  • Iraq: PMF Fighter Killed, Three Others Wounded In Explosion Near Diyala’s Hamrin

    March 28, 2021

    A Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fighter was killed and three others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on the outskirts of Diyala’s Hamrin overnight, a security source said on Sunday (March 28). The security source told Dijlah TV that incident occurred while the unit was on patrol between Saadiya and Miqdadiya sub-districts. No group ...

  • Afghanistan: Blasts in Khost, Laghman kills 3, wounds eight

    March 28, 2021

    A bomb explosion in Khost province killed at least eight people including five NDS force members. The explosion happened at around 1 pm in Khost province on Sunday, according to local police. Police stated that at least eight people were injured in the blast. A motobike was reportedly loaded with explosive and later was detonated at Mujahid square ...

  • Afghan National Police discovered and defused IEDs in Kabul, Kapisa and Logar provinces

    March 28, 2021

    The engineering teams of ANP following point-to-point search operations, managed to discover & defuse three IEDs in Kabul, Kapisa & Logar provinces. The terrorists had planted the bombs to target the innocent civilians. https://twitter.com/moiafghanistan/status/1375747302044925953 27 March 2021 – A key member of Daesh Terrorist Group was arrested during a special operation carried out by GCPSU in 8th district ...

  • Ireland: Gardaí seize firearms and explosive components in Kerry

    March 27, 2021

    Gardaí have arrested two men for questioning following the discovery of arms, ammunition and components for explosive devices during a search of two houses in Co Kerry early today. Members of the Special Detective Unit backed up by uniformed members and officers from the Armed Support Unit from Limerick searched two properties in the Sneem area ...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram blows up power tower in Maiduguri

    March 27, 2021

    Barely three days after electricity was restored in Maiduguri, Boko Haram terrorists have plunged the North-East city into darkness again after blowing up a power tower on Saturday. In January, the terrorists had struck power installations thrice to keep the city in the dark. It took power authorities almost two months to repair the damage inflicted in ...

  • MIT grad found dead in Chicago home surrounded by bomb making material

    March 26, 2021

    A 30-year-old MIT graduate has been found dead in an apartment in Chicago surrounded by equipment that could be used to make bombs, authorities have said. Theodore Hilk was found dead in an apartment in Streeterville, in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday night, NBC 5 reported. Police said they had been called for a welfare check, but ...

  • Man with gun, explosives arrested at Kentucky hospital, police say

    March 26, 2021

    A man who police say was in possession of several guns and improvised explosive devices was arrested March 25 at University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, reports the Louisville Courier Journal. UK police received a tip from another law enforcement agency that Bryan Carroll, 44, of Versailles, Ky., may be going to the ...

  • First woman in the Central African Republic to destroy explosive ordnance

    March 26, 2021

    In 2019, UNMAS recruited Asnath Konaté as Weapons and Ammunitions Management (WAM) Assistant in the Central African Republic. Before joining UNMAS, Asnath didn’t have any experience in WAM. However, after completing a series of rigorous training courses, including three levels of explosive ordnance disposal, she gained the technical skills and knowledge for the neutralization and destruction ...

  • Europol: Three Arrested In Spain For Terrorist Financing

    March 26, 2021

    The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol, arrested three individuals in Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife for their suspected involvement in the facilitation of terrorist financing. The suspects are believed to have used a non-governmental organisation to finance the activities of Al-Qaeda affiliated militants. The network diverted funds raised in good faith by ...

  • Pakistan’s Dual Counter-Terrorism Challenges: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s Merger and Cross-Border Campaign from Afghanistan

    March 26, 2021

    On February 26, Nooristan, known as Hasan Baba, was killed by Pakistani security forces. He was a commander of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who had been involved in the murder of more than 50 security forces personnel since 2007. His death represented one of Pakistan’s landmark achievements in its war on terrorism. An improvised explosives device ...

  • Germany Extends Military Presence in Afghanistan into 2022

    March 26, 2021

    Germany’s Parliament extended the presence of German troops in Afghanistan for another 10 months, media reports say. Germany has up to 1,300 soldiers in Afghanistan under NATO’s Resolute Support’s train, advice and assist mission to Afghan forces who will stay until January 2022. The current parliamentary mandate for the German operation expires at the end of March, ...


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