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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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  • The Netherlands: Suspects of German ATM bombing arrested in Weert; explosive in car

    May 4, 2020

    Two persons suspected of an attempted ATM bombing in Germany were arrested in Weert in Limburg during the early hours of Monday morning. An explosive was found in the car the suspects used, the police said in a statement. The explosive was safely disposed of by the police’s explosive removal department. The attempted ATM bombing happened ...

  • UK: Weapons and drugs haul discovery as Cheshire police probe rise in gangland crime

    May 4, 2020

    Detectives raided an address in Orford, Warrington, on Saturday and recovered the illegal hauls, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man. The property, on Hume Street, is less than two miles from where a man was shot at a house in Poplars Avenue, 10 days ago. The gunman fired bullets towards the address and the victim, 55, suffered wounds to his leg ...

  • Bomb blast injures 4 power workers in Kabul, Afghanistan

    May 4, 2020

    Four Afghan high-voltage electricity workers were injured in a bomb attack near a power pylon in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday, authorities said. Terrorists detonated a bomb and damaged a power pylon in Police District 17, north of Kabul last night. Personnel of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat tried to repair the damaged tower and were hurt ...

  • UK: Bomb Disposal Team Carried Out A Controlled Explosion On Weymouth Beach

    May 4, 2020

    A bomb disposal team were called out on Saturday after a woman dug up an unexploded World War Two bomb in her garden in Weymouth. Lulu Cirillo who lives in Abbotsbury Road didn’t know what she had found at first. She called the police after posting pictures on Facebook when people suggested it could be a bomb. A ...

  • Iraq launches ‘Desert Lions’ offensive against IS sleeper cells

    May 4, 2020

    Iraq on Monday announced the launch of a new offensive against Islamic State group militants, after a string of attacks on security forces this week. Dubbed ‘Desert Lions’, the military operation aims to target IS sleeper cells in the desert areas of the country, a statement announced. “Under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command, Operation Desert Lions will search the ...

  • India: CRPF upgrading IED detection equipment to avoid casualties

    May 3, 2020

    With growing number of deaths of its troopers in blasts – a new strategy adopted by Maoists – in the last few years, the CRPF is in the process of upgrading their Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection equipment and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) unit to avoid casualties of their troopers in the Maoist-affected areas. These equipment ...

  • West Bengal: TMC supporter arrested after 153 crude bombs were recovered from his backyard

    May 3, 2020

    On Friday, the Bhagwanpur police had reportedly recovered 153 crude bombs from the backyard of one local resident and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporter named Sheikh Kasemuddin in Lalpur village of East Midnapore District in West Bengal. Four people were arrested in connection with the case. While three of them were released after initial questioning, Kasemuddin was produced before ...

  • India: Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Gaya, Bihar

    May 3, 2020

    Police today recovered huge quantity of explosives from Koleshwari forest under Barachatti police station area in Gaya district. Commandant of Cobra battalion 205, Dilip Srivastav said here that during the search operation, three powerful Improvised Explosives Device (IED) of 12 Kg each were recovered from Chakanwa hills in Koleshwari forest. Huge quantity of gelatin, iron plates, 25 ...

  • 14kg of dangerous substances and improvised bomb found at abandoned school site in Hong Kong

    May 2, 2020

    Hong Kong police found 14kg of dangerous substances and an improvised bomb at an abandoned school in eastern Kowloon on Saturday, with a senior officer saying some of the chemicals appeared to be from the campus of Polytechnic University occupied by protesters last year. The disused site on Choi Shek Road in Ngau Tau Kok had ...

  • French Foreign Legion soldier dies from injuries after anti-jihadist operation in Mali

    May 2, 2020

    A French Foreign Legion soldier who was fighting in Mali died on Friday from his injuries in an IED attack, the Élysée Palace announced in a press release on Saturday. Brigadier Dymyto Martynyouk was struck by an improvised explosive device during an “operation against terrorist groups” on April 23, the French presidential office said. He died at ...

  • Postal workers in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca find explosive device destined for Mallorca

    May 1, 2020

    Explosives Deactivation Unit (TEDAX-NRBQ) of the Provincial Police Station of Alicante was immediately alerted, and the parcel was isolated. National Police have since arrested a 42-year-old Spanish man in the city, who faces charges of possession of explosives and public disorder. Once security measures were put in place, the explosive experts analysed the package and discovered a ...

  • Taliban bomb kills 5 members of a family in Ghazni province

    April 30, 2020

    A roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants ripped through a civilian vehicle which killed five members of a single family. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the incident took place in Nazar Khan area of Andar district. The statement further added that the explosion killed five members of a single family including a child, ...

  • Ten Egyptian soldiers ‘killed or wounded’ by IED in North Sinai

    April 30, 2020

    Ten Egyptian military personnel were “killed or wounded” when an improvised explosive device was detonated in North Sinai on Thursday, the Egyptian military said. An officer, a non-commissioned officer, and eight soldiers were killed or injured when an IED detonated under their armoured vehicle in southern Bir El-Abed city in North Sinai governorate, according to a ...

  • German government bans Hezbollah – Interior Ministry

    April 30, 2020

    Authorities have designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization and banned its activity on German soil. Police are currently conducting raids on four associations linked to the Islamist group. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Thursday banned Hezbollah activities in the country, his ministry spokesman said on Twitter. He also confirmed that “police measures are underway in several federal ...


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