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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

Tunisia: Presidential Guard Bus Bomb Kills 12
November 25, 2015
A dozen people have been killed after an attack on a bus carrying the presidential guard in the Tunisian capital.

Terrorism Response Puts Belgium in a Harsh Light
November 24, 2015
A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Françoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district long notorious as a haven for jihadists, received a list with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area.

Hidden under her seat by ISIS: Doomed teen who sat in 31A on top of bomb on Russian plane
November 23, 2015
Maria Ivleva, who was just 15, was blissfully unaware of the explosives device concealed just inches below where she was sitting on Metrojet flight 9268.

New York State launches anti-terror app to anonymously report suspicious-looking people without fear of appearing racist
November 23, 2015
New Yorkers now have a new tool in the fight against terrorism – a smartphone app.

ISIS ‘booby trap CHILDREN’S TOYS’ in sick new bid to kill and maim in Syria
November 20, 2015
Twisted ISIS killers have reportedly begun to booby trap dolls in their sick campaign of murder against civilians in Syria.

Paris Attackers Used Nearly Identical Explosive Devices
November 15, 2015
The terrorists who launched a series of suicide bombings and shootings in Paris Friday used Kalashnikov-type weapons and nearly identical explosive devices, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday.

Joint UN body to probe chemical weapons in Syria is now ‘fully operational’
November 13, 2015
A joint body between the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria is fully operational as of today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the Security Council.

Fake bomb detectors used to protect Sharm Britons: Gadgets similar to novelty golf ball finders that were part of UK fraud trials are being used to check luggage at resort’s hotels
November 10, 2015
British families in Sharm El Sheikh are being guarded with useless bomb detectors based on a bogus device produced by UK fraudsters, the Mail can reveal.

Egyptian airport security under scrutiny as bomb suspicions mount
November 6, 2015
Egypt insisted on Thursday its airports were secured to international standards, despite growing concerns that its screening procedures may be flawed and that Islamist militants may have downed a Russian plane by smuggling a bomb on board.

Terrorism warning for travellers in Middle East, Africa and Indonesia
November 5, 2015
Security experts have warned of a new front in the war against terrorism following the downing of a Russian airliner.

Russian plane crash: Bomb may have downed airliner, US and UK say
November 5, 2015
Intelligence suggests the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board may have been brought down by a bomb, US and UK officials say.

British passengers reveal Sharm airport staff are STILL taking cash to help them skip busy security queues despite bomb threat
November 5, 2015
Guards at Sharm el-Sheikh airport are today still taking cash from tourists to help them skip security despite evidence an ISIS bomb was smuggled in by terrorists.

TSA chief admits terminal checks not stringent enough following undercover weapon probe found 95 per cent of fake bombs were not intercepted
November 4, 2015
The Transport Security Administration claims it has improved security following an undercover probe at eight airports found that 95 per cent of fake bombs and weapons were not intercepted.

Inaugural APHS Conference and Exhibition Kicked Off with Participants from Over 40 Countries
October 30, 2015
The inaugural Asia Pacific Homeland Security (APHS) conference and exhibition (CONFEX) has confirmed its spot as the leading urban resilience forum, hosting participants from over 40 countries and 20 delegations from ASEAN countries as well as from Fiji, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka this week.

“We must consolidate the integration in the fight against terrorism”
October 28, 2015
The Spanish Secretary of State for Security, Francisco Martinez, in the opening of the “Interagency Workshop 2015″

EOD tech, double amputee runs for Congress
October 26, 2015
Brian Mast first started thinking about running for Congress from his hospital bed at Walter Reed. The explosive ordnance disposal technician was bedridden for two months after losing both his legs to a landmine in Afghanistan.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Bangladesh bombings on Shias
October 24, 2015
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital Saturday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession.

Hoax Call From ‘Mumbai’ Triggers Bomb Scare In Pakistan Governor’s House
October 24,2015
A hoax call allegedly traced to Mumbai on Saturday claimed that a bomb was planted on the premises of Sindh Governor’s House here, sparking a security alert.

ISIS jihadis use deadly chemical weapon mustard gas to bomb Iraqi Kurds
October 22, 2015
The warfare agent was “most probably” used on the battlefield by the depraved extremist group fighting Kurdish troops in Irbil, according to several sources inside the country.

Prince Harry honours military bomb disposal experts on 75th anniversary of EOD unit
October 22, 2015
Prince Harry honoured the bomb disposal experts killed in action, at a service marking the 75th anniversary of armed forces’ explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units

Forgotten hero who spent war defusing unexploded bombs – despite life expectancy of just 10 weeks
October 21, 2015
With no training and facing death on a regular basis John Hannaford was one of the brave bomb squad from the Second World War.

UK begins training Iraqi Forces in countering-IEDs
October 19, 2015
UK personnel have begun to deliver counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) training to members of the Iraqi Security Forces in Iraq.

Roadside bomb kills two rangers in Thai south – military
October 19, 2015
A roadside bomb killed two paramilitary soldiers and wounded five others in violence-plagued southern Thailand, where the military is fighting Malay Muslim insurgents rebelling against rule by the country’s Buddhist majority.

UN global advocate Daniel Craig visits Cyprus, highlights need for continued de-mining efforts
October 13, 2015
In his new role as the United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards, renowned actor Daniel Craig underscored the humanitarian importance of the UN’s de-mining efforts in Cyprus, his first country visit for the Organization.

Arrested Bombers Plotted Attack on Moscow Metro, Airports
October 12, 2015
Three people were detained on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Moscow, a law enforcement source said on Sunday.

UK Military Vehicle Hit By Kabul Taliban Bomb
October 11, 2015
At least three people have been hurt by a suicide attack on a convoy of British troops in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Rise in child suicide bombings – International Community must take action
October 9, 2015
Two reports from UNICEF and Action on Armed Violence which state that children as young as 7 have been used as suicide bombers have prompted SNP MP Roger Mullin to lead a special debate in Westminster on the issue, and to call on the international community for action

Marines foil bombing attempt in Jolo, Sulu
October 6, 2015
The Philippine military on Monday night foiled a bomb attempt in Jolo, Sulu, after soldiers discovered an explosive device hidden in a bunch of lansones left by the roadside.

Exercise Dugong 2015: Mine warfare scenario played out by Navy clearance divers in Hobart
October 5, 2015
Hobart will be treated as though it were a post war zone by Navy clearance divers taking part in Exercise Dugong, an annual training operation lasting two weeks.

Cambodia hosts INTERPOL training against smuggling of chemicals
October 2, 2015
The illegal movement of chemical and explosive materials by criminals and terrorists, tied to the transit of radicalized individuals between conflict zones within and outside Southeast Asia.

Deadly parcel bombs rock southern China region of Guangx
October 1, 2015
Emergency services rushed to the scenes of the blasts, which caused severe damage to buildings and vehicles, it said. The first occurred around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Security forces on anti-Naxal operations face 40% increase in IED attacks
October 1, 2015
Security forces deployed for anti-Naxal operations in Left Wing Extremism affected states of the country are witnessing a 40 per cent spurt in attacks carried out through use of IEDs or hidden landmines by Maoists.

UN, US Urged to Aid De-Mining Center
September 30, 2015
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong asked the United Nations, United States and other countries to give technical support to the Asean Regional Mine Action Center.

Basic chemical weapons course held in September
September 30, 2015
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Wednesday that a basic course was held for national authorities, relating to implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), earlier this September.


Roads re-opened following discovery of suspect device in Ranelagh
September 28, 2015
The Army bomb disposal team attended a suspect device in the Ranelagh area of south Dublin this afternoon.

Army personnel defuses 148 improvised bombs in Afghanistan
September 27, 2015
The Afghan army has found and defused 148 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines throughout the country within the past four days, said the country ‘s Defense Ministry on Sunday.

Woman Arrested Over Semtex And Weapons Haul
September 27, 2015
A woman has been arrested after police discovered a major cache of weapons and explosives in Northern Ireland.

Registration is now closed: APPG Explosive Weapons – ‘What future for Mine-Action?’ with FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood MP
September 24, 2015
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood MP will address The first meeting of the new APPG on Explosive Weapons on Tuesday 13th October 2015.


The Halo Trust celebrates ‘mine-free’ Mozambique
September 17, 2015
A Scottish land mine charity is marking the end of a 22-year campaign to clear Mozambique of land mines.

The unwilling suicide bomber: Teenager weeps as he is ordered to drive armoured vehicle filled with explosives
September 16, 2015
Harrowing video footage has emerged showing the final moments of a reluctant teenage suicide bomber who burst into tears when ordered to blow himself up during an attack on a Syrian village.

United Nations Mine Action Portfolio highlights major shortfall for 2015
September 15, 2015
Urgent action is needed to prevent and protect millions of civilians, many of whom are children, from the deadly threat posed by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

IEDs: A Daily Nightmare for Afghans
September 15, 2015
Mohammad Nasir Atmar was at home one day in August when he heard a huge explosion and saw plumes of black smoke outside his window in the Macroryan area of Kabul city. It was a moment of terror.

Common EOD Robot Advances to Integration
September 11, 2015
Naval Sea Systems Command announced the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) Increment One approval for integration after a contract was awarded Aug. 31.

International police agencies focus on countering growing threat of IEDs to civilians
September 4, 2015
Improvised explosive devices aren’t just a significant threat to soldiers on the battlefield, but they’re also a leading killer of civilians worldwide, Interpol’s secretary general said this week in a news interview in Australia…

PrimeTech provides a PT-300 D:Mine, tracked demining vehicle to Civil Defence in Bosnia
August 24, 2015
In December 2014, following a tender for a demining machine, the Bosnian Civil Defence selected a PT-300 D: Mine, produced by PrimeTech, Italy’s division of the FAE Group.

Indra To Develop Forensic Analysis Lab For Counter-IEDs
August 10, 2015
Indra has won a €4 million contract to develop new forensic analysis laboratories for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) used in terrorist attacks.

Islamic State threat: Isis plotting to use drones to bomb crowds at major British events
July 24, 2015
Terrorists want to use the unmanned machines – available for as little as £100 on the high street – to drop explosives on large crowds at popular sporting and cultural gatherings.

Kendall: JIEDDO Move Will Protect Hard-Earned Capabilities
July 1, 2015
Improvised explosive devices have been a rapidly evolving and deadly menace in many parts of the world as terrorists employ these homemade bombs against military forces and civilian populations.

Tactical Electronics introduces new HHIT Flex
June 17, 2015 – PRESS RELEASE

Tactical Electronics unveiled its newest product, the HHIT Flex today. The HHIT Flex is evolved from Tactical Electronics’ Handheld Inspection Tool.

New global advocate Daniel Craig looks to boost UN’s ‘incredible work’ on mine action
April 14, 2015
After designating the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the current James Bond for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.

C-IED-Report-at-UNOG-meeting-Geneva-April-2015The Counter-IED Report presents a paper at the Amended Protocol II Group of Experts Meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
April 14, 2015
The Counter-IED Report team at Delta Business Media, was invited to present a paper at the Amended Protocol II Group of Experts Meeting at the United Nations on 9th and 10th of April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.