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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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  • Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded in booby-trap blast

    September 27, 2020

    Three Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded in a blast of an improvised explosive device near the village of Orikhove in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters on Facebook on Sunday morning. The injured have been rushed to hospital, it said. In the past 24 hours, three violations ...

  • Alberta: LPS charge three in “High Risk” home search

    September 26, 2020

    Following a south-side hom search that began Thursday (Sept 24) afternoon, Lethbridge Police charge three of the five people taken into custody. Officers executed a search warrant at a home in the 800 Block of 16 Street South, that has been under investigation for several months related to drug trafficking. During their search, officers located unknown ...

  • A life-saving ‘game’: Bosnia trains world’s mine-detecting dogs

    September 26, 2020

    With her nose in the grass of a Bosnian field, Orna sniffs furiously until she finds her target. She then sits and wags her tail in excitement for the red rubber toy that is her reward. The exercise is only a game for the two-year-old dog, but the mine-detection skill is saving lives in Bosnia ...

  • Photos: Royal Navy EOD Divers Blow Up Suspected WWII Ordnance

    September 25, 2020

    Royal Navy EOD divers have successfully disabled a piece of World War 2 ordnance on the southern shore of the Bristol Channel. Called to a report of an unknown object exposed by an unusually low tide a few hundred meters off the National Trust beach at Middle Hope, north of the Somerset holiday resort of Weston-Super-Mare, ...

  • Two ISIS terrorists held in Pakistan’s Punjab province

    September 25, 2020

    Two Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, who were planning an attack on vital installations in Pakistan’s Punjab province, have been arrested, police said on Friday. The Daesh militants were picked up from Dera Ghazi Khan district, nearly 400 km from provincial capital Lahore, on Thursday, in an operation led by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). “The CTD ...

  • India: Security forces defuse 4 landmines in Jharkhand

    September 25, 2020

    Security forces on Friday defused four landmines allegedly planted by Naxalites on a road in Jharkhand”s Palamu district, police said. The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), weighing 12- 15 kg each, were laid on a road near Mansuria village in Manatu police station area, Superintendent of Police, Sanjeev Kumar, said. “The landmines were laid to inflict casualties on ...

  • Pakistan: 2 injured as IED hits vehicle in Lower Dir

    September 25, 2020

    Former chief of Amn Lashkar (peace committee) in Lower Dir, Malak Khan Badshah, remained unhurt while his son and a security guard were injured when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his vehicle at Barjo Gat area of Maidan in the jurisdiction of Lal Qila police station here on Thursday, police and residents ...

  • Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal

    September 25, 2020

    An African giant pouched rat has been awarded a prestigious gold medal for his work detecting land mines. Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career. The UK veterinary charity PDSA has presented him with its Gold Medal for “life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and clearance of deadly landmines in ...

  • Philippines: 3 soldiers wounded in Maguindanao blast

    September 25, 2020

    Three soldiers were wounded in a bomb explosion Thursday while clearing an area occupied by pro-Islamic State militants in the restive Philippine province of Maguindanao, officials said. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Joint Task Force Central, said the blast occurred in the village of Salman in Ampatuan town. “Troops of the 57th Infantry ...

  • DASA Competition: Telexistence

    September 24, 2020

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), aims to develop and demonstrate the components of a telexistence solution to the defence and security community. There is the potential for this competition (Phase 1) to be followed by a second competition (Phase 2) which will ...

  • Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare

    September 24, 2020

    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment from Minnesota, conducted Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training Aug. 17-20. Bravo Company is part of Task Force Bayonet, a group of over 900 National Guard Soldiers from Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois deployed throughout the Horn of Africa to support ...

  • New IRA links confirm Hezbollah’s growing terror threat in Europe

    September 24, 2020

    The latest allegations that senior representatives of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia met with members of a breakaway Irish terrorist group have highlighted the growing extent of the Iranian-backed organisation’s operations in Europe. For decades, Hezbollah’s primary focus has been the Middle East, where the terrorist organisation – working in conjunction with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ...

  • Pennsylvania: Bangor man who used drone to drop explosive devices sentenced to 5 years in prison

    September 24, 2020

    A Bangor man was sentenced Thursday for having homemade bombs and using a drone to drop explosive devices in Northampton County. 45-year-old Jason Muzzicato was sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing firearms and explosives, and using an unregistered drone aircraft to drop explosive devices in order to ...

  • Texas: Gonzales County man arrested for discussing terroristic attacks on behalf of ISIS in U.S.

    September 23, 2020

    A Gonzales County man was arrested and accused of providing support to the terrorist group ISIS and discussing the planning of terrorrist attacks in the United States and overseas. Jaylyn Christopher Molina, who also refers to himself as “Abdur Rahim,” was one of two people arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Molina faces charges ...

  • Lebanon rocked by another explosion in Hezbollah stronghold

    September 22, 2020

    There was a blast at a reported arms depot in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, sowing panic among residents still recovering from the deadly explosion that tore through Beirut last month. According to the official National News Agency (NNA), explosions could be heard at around 3 p.m. across the southern regions of Nabatieh ...

  • Vietnam Jails 20 for Terrorism Over Police Station Bombs

    September 22, 2020

    Vietnamese court sentenced 20 people to between two and 24 years in prison on terrorism charges on Tuesday over their involvement in a police station bombing two years ago, their lawyer and state media said. The Ho Chi Minh City court found 17 of the defendants guilty of terrorism and convicted three for illegal use of ...

  • Al-Shabaab’s Improvised Explosive Device Supply Chain Gambit In Somalia

    September 22, 2020

    Al-Shabaab ended 2019 with a truck-borne improvised explosive device (IED) attack that killed at least 82 people and wounded dozens more in Mogadishu, Somalia. It capped a decade of increasingly deadly complex suicide attacks by the Somali terrorist group that routinely involves homemade IED devices constructed from commercially imported chemical precursors. These materials transit through ...

  • Afghanistan: 98 Civilians Killed in Past Two Weeks

    September 22, 2020

    Statistics by the Ministry of Interior Affairs indicate that at least 98 civilians were killed and 230 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in 24 provinces in the last two weeks as violence increasesin the country amid the ongoing peace efforts. “The Taliban has inflicted the casualties on our countrymen in 24 provinces and the most ...

  • Competition Update: Innovative Research Call 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

    September 21, 2020

    This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative proposals to develop and improve explosives and weapons detection capability. The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is funded and supported by the Home Office, Department for Transport (DfT), Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ...


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