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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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  • Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in IED blast in Donbas

    July 21, 2019

    Four servicemen who were part of the Joint Forces on a mission in the Donbas warzone were killed as they stepped on an explosive device planted by an enemy subversion group, that’s according to the report by the JFO HQ. The two soldiers died on the spot, the report says, adding that another two military ...

  • Pakistan: Nine people killed in complex attack involving female suicide bomber

    July 21, 2019

    At least nine people have been killed and 30 others were injured in Pakistan after a complex attack involving a suicide bomber, believed to be a woman wearing a burqa. The bomber struck outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting targeting police. The assault in Dera Ismail Khan, early on ...

  • Six injured as IED explodes in North Waziristan

    July 21, 2019

    Six people were seriously injured, including four security personnel and two civilians as an IED exploded on Datta Khel area road on Saturday, security sources disclosed to The Express Tribune over the phone. Security forces were deployed to control and watch over the law and order situation in North Waziristan as polling was under way for ...

  • Air Force and Army Practice Aeromedical Evacuation in Hawaii

    July 21, 2019

    A Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 cargo aircraft flew from Hickam Field to Kalaeloa Airport on Thursday to pick up simulated wounded troops who had been transported from a notional battlefield by an Army Black Hawk helicopter. In this case the exercise in interoperability was an aircraft response from Germany to improvised explosive device injuries near ...

  • Taliban mine planters blown up by own IED in Paktiya province

    July 20, 2019

    A premature Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed three mine planters of Taliban in south-eastern Paktiya province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the explosion took place on a highway in Afzal Khel area of Ahmadabad district. The statement further added that the militants were busy planting an IED on the roadside when it ...

  • British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

    July 20, 2019

    British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”. Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told that it was cancelled – and that there would be no alternative flights for a week. The airline did not specify what the security issue ...

  • Bishnupur: IED defused

    July 20, 2019

    A team of Manipur Police Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad has safely defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) found by the personnel of 42 Assam Rifles, Sendra post beneath the culvertthat connects Moirang and Tronglaobi while patrolling, this morning. To prevent any unwanted causalities, personnel of 42 AR and Moirang Police cordoned off the area. The bomb, ...

  • Hong Kong police find explosives on eve of latest protests

    July 20, 2019

    Police in Hong Kong are warning of possible violence on the eve of another mass protest against a controversial extradition bill after making “the largest seizure” of explosives in the territory. The seizure came on the day that thousands of pro-government supporters took part in a rally. Millions in the former British colony have thronged the streets since 9 ...

  • Afghanistan: 8 killed, 30 injured by IED at university

    July 20, 2019

    An IED blast inches away from the main entrance of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed eight people and injured more than 30, officials confirmed. The IED, placed in a car parked next to the southern entrance of the university, went off with a bang when dozens of candidates studying law were ...

  • Việt Nam needs long-term risk management to deal with remnants of war

    July 19, 2019

    Việt Nam needs a transition from a reactive approach on clearing cluster and explosive remnants of war (ERW) to a proactive risk management strategy to better eliminate threats long-term, experts have said. Speaking at a conference on long-term risk management on mine action this morning, Rob White, representative from Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining said most ...

  • DHS S&T Labs Demo Portable Explosive Trace Detectors

    July 19, 2019

    Two laboratories under the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate are teaming up to test portable explosives trace detectors. Researchers from the Transportation Security Laboratory validated gaps with the detectors and have spoken with vendors and customers to reinforce the devices’ functionality, DHS said Thursday. In a separate demonstration, a team from the National Urban ...

  • Video captures moment bomb disposal team blows up First World War ordnance on beach

    July 19, 2019

    Bomb disposal experts cleared a Cornish beach to blow up a piece of ordnance that has been there for more than 100 years. The beach at Porthtowan was sealed off as the Navy team, police and coastguard descended to destroy the object. It was flagged up by RNLI lifeguards who discovered it before the tide came in last night (Thursday, ...

  • In a first, Singapore and US soldiers defuse IEDs in exercise

    July 18, 2019

    Soldiers from the 5th Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment and the US army combed through a forested area before fighting through an urban training area, with infantry carrier vehicles moving in. In the course of their assault at the Murai Urban Training Facility yesterday, the 300 or so troops spotted an improvised explosive device (IED) in a ...

  • Philippines: Motorbike left near gym cause for concern

    July 18, 2019

    The Philippine Army said it was still trying to determine why a motorcycle with traces of an explosive was abandoned in front of its gymnasium in Taguig City on Wednesday morning. The discovery of the red motorcycle with plate number 4540NN prompted authorities to cordon off the area, causing a huge traffic buildup that lasted over ...

  • Inside Kabul’s school for explosive detection dogs

    July 17, 2019

    Around 200 dogs train at a time at the Mine Detection Centre (MDC) in the Afghan capital, starting when they are just pups. They are put through their paces around obstacle courses and are taught to correctly identify target smells from a conveyor belt of identical canisters during an intense two-year course. Once qualified, they are a ...


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