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1- Counter-IED Report Winter 2014-15 front coverWelcome to the Counter-IED Report website, one-stop information and news source for Counter-IED professionals worldwide. The Counter-IED Report is a specialist, 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 reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. 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

7 ISIS members detained in Urals prepared terrorist acts for Moscow, St. Petersburg
February 8, 2016
Seven Islamic State members preparing terror acts in Moscow and St. Petersburg have been detained in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals Region

Twitter Suspends 125,000 ‘Terrorism’ Accounts
February 6, 2016
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts – most related to Islamic State.

Twitter Suspends 125,000 ‘Terrorism’ Accounts
February 6, 2016
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts – most related to Islamic State.

Discussing new strategies to tackle terrorism
February 3, 2016
High ranking security and emergency services officials will gather at World Counter Terror Congress to discuss future counter terror strategies

Man sucked out of a hole created by blast on board Somalian aeroplane
February 3, 2016
A passenger was apparently sucked out of a Daallo Airlines plane after a blast on board left a huge hole on the side of the aircraft.

JIDA To Become JIDO Under Defense Threat Reduction Agency
February 2, 2016
The Pentagon’s war-time office set up to counter improvised explosive device threats that proliferated during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will become a permanent establishment under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

CERDEC’s technical interchange meeting to identify R&D investments opens for registration
February 2, 2016
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) will hold a two-day technical interchange meeting (TIM) to identify and align beneficial research and development (R&D) investments.


Winter 2015/16 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print
February 1, 2016
Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from UNMAS, GICHD, NLD Ministry of Defence, U.S. Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Germany, NATO C-IED Center of Excellence in Madrid, Allied Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum and many more.

Syria conflict: Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine
February 1, 2016
At least 71 people have died in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syria’s capital Damascus.

Australian teenager wanted to fill kangaroo with explosives in Anzac Day terror plot
January 28, 2016
An Australian terror suspect and a British teenager allegedly planned to pack a kangaroo with explosives, paint it with a symbol of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and set it loose on police.

Afghanistan: UN mine clearance officials strongly condemn murder of four de-miners
January 27,  2016
United Nations demining officials in Afghanistan today strongly condemned an attack in which unknown militants shot dead four de-miners while a fifth was reported missing in Helmand province, one of the most heavily mined in the strife-torn country.

Major tragedy averted, IED recovered in north Kashmir
January 22, 2016
Security forces achieved a major success when they recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the frontier district of Kupwara.

Explosion in Egypt kills at least 6; ISIS claims responsibility
January 22, 2016
An explosion in Egypt killed six people, including three police officers and a civilian who was passing by, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Irish army bomb experts win EU project to develop system to deal with chemical or nuclear explosion
January 20, 2016
The Irish Defence Forces is part of a consortium including NUI Galway and Saab which this week won a coveted €4m European Commission project.

UN mission to come to Ukraine to assess possibility of starting mine clearance in Donbas
January 20, 2016
A mission of UN experts is expected to visit Ukraine to assess the possibility of starting mine clearance work in Donbas

Police warn Borno residents against picking strange objects
January 20, 2016
BORNO State Police Command yesterday warned residents and villagers against picking strange objects whenever they sight or found them in their environment and communities.

Suicide bomber targets media bus, kills 7 in heart of Kabul
January 20, 2016
A suicide attacker on a motorcycle set off a deadly explosion near a bus carrying media professionals on Wednesday in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said.

Explosion, Said to Be Suicide Bombing, Kills 8 in Northwest Pakistan
January 19, 2016
An explosion, said to be a suicide bombing, at a militia checkpoint just outside this Pakistani city killed eight people and wounded at least 11 on Tuesday morning, a senior official of the Khyber tribal region said.

FC defuses IED in Dera Bugti; 12 suspects nabbed
January 18, 2016
The Frontier Corps on Sunday foiled a major terror bid in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district, defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing around 17 kilogrammes.

Five security personnel killed in Quetta IED blast
January 18, 2016
At least five security personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb targeting a convoy of security forces in Marget area of Quetta on Monday.

Troops recover bombs aboard abandoned motorboat off Zamboanga City
January 18,2016
The police are conducting a thorough probe to determine who were behind the attempt to sneak in improvised bombs and bomb-making components into this city’s mainland.

8 militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
January 17, 2016
At least eight anti-government armed militants were blown up by own explosives in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan 2008-2013: Exhausted British bomb disposal experts died due to equipment shortages, army report reveals
January 17, 2016
Exhausted British bomb disposal experts died on the frontline in Afghanistan due to a shortage of specialist military equipment, a secret army report has revealed.

Indonesia Identifies Militants, Arrests Others Over Jakarta Terror Attack
January 16, 2016
Indonesian police today named the five men they suspect launched this week’s gun and bomb attack in Jakarta, which was claimed by ISIS, and said they had arrested 12 people linked to the plot who planned to strike other cities.

Powerful improvised explosive device found in Odisha
January 15, 2016
A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists was found in Odisha’s Gajapati district, police said today.

Terrorists now hide explosives in vegetables says Nigerian Military
January 14, 2016
The Nigerian military has disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday that as part of its continued terrorisation of Nigerian citizenry, the Boko Haram have resorted to hiding Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) under vegetables and fruits.

Deputies find commercial explosives and seven IEDs in Johannesburg home
January 13, 2016
The Kern County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad unit recovered numerous explosive devices from the home of a man who allegedly made threats through social media to local and federal law enforcement, authorities said.

10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion
January 12, 2016
A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others

Warning over drones use by terrorists
January 11, 2016
Drones could be used by terrorist groups as “simple, affordable and effective airborne improvised explosive devices,” says a report by London-based think tank the Remote Control Project.