About the Report


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


Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey
August 26, 2016
A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday.

Royal Marine Arrested In Northern Ireland Terror Probe
August 25, 2016
The arrest is understood to be linked to the discovery of two major dissident republican arms dumps in Northern Ireland.


Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
August 21, 2016
A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more

Denmark votes to help shift Libyan chemical weapons
August 20, 2016
A Danish vessel will transport the last of Libya’s stockpile chemical weapons for safe destruction outside the country.


Five arrested, explosive substances, detonators seized near Srirangapatna
August 20, 2016
The Pandavapura police have seized a huge quantity of explosive substances, including 40 bags (each weighing 50 kg) of ammonium nitrate, and arrested five persons who were allegedly transporting them.


ISIS oaths, AK-47 & 5 TNT blocks: Terror suspect detained in central Russia
August 19, 2016
A terror suspect has been detained in Samara, central Russia, a police source told media. Islamic State oaths, a Kalashnikov rifle and five blocks of TNT were found in the man’s apartment.


Funding cuts, insurgency hamper Afghan goal to clear mines by 2023
August 19, 2016
Nearly 600 square km of old minefields and battlefields remain to be cleared, encompassing more than 3,000 known sites and affecting 1,570 communities, according to the United Nations.


15 detainees to be charged with recent bombings, fires
August 18, 2016
At least 15 people detained for suspected involvement in last week’s bombings and arson in seven provinces will be taken to the police Crime Suppression Division and charged on Friday, the National Council for Peace and Order said.


In 3 days Peshmerga defused 280 IEDs in 11 liberated villages
August 18, 2016
Within three days, Peshmerga engineering team defused over 280 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in 11 newly-liberated villages, but the engineering team needs weeks to clear the entire area, said a Peshmerga commander.


NATO working groups and expert teams will meet in Prague, October 2016
August 17, 2016
In occasion of Future Forces Forum (Prague, Czech Republic, 19-21 October 2016), a project closely cooperating with relevant expert working groups from NATO, EDA and other international organizations, Prague will become a hub of defence and security top representatives

Police arrest German man suspected of storing explosives
August 17, 2016
German police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of planning a terror attack on an east German city, officials said.


Gardaí call in bomb disposal team after improvised explosive device found in Leixlip
August 16, 2016
Gardaí discovered a suspicious device in the rural area of Kilmacredock, Leixlip, Co Kildare yesterday night.


Serial explosions rock Assam – no casualties
August 15, 2016
A series of five bomb explosions by suspected ULFA-Independent militants rocked upper Assam’s Charaido and Tinsukia districts this morning as the state celebrated the country’s 70th Independence Day.


How ‘Second Skin’ Suits Will Protect Future Soldiers from Dirty Weapons
August 12, 2016
MOPP (mission oriented protective posture) suit is the current set of military gear offering protection against biochemical hazards.

Thai Resorts Rocked By Deadly Bomb Blasts
August 12, 2016
Devices packed with ball bearings and hidden in plant pots are believed to have been detonated remotely using mobile phones.


Canada terror suspect dead after ‘suicide attack thwarted’
August 11, 2016
A suspect banned from associating with the Islamic State was dead after Canada’s national police force thwarted what an official said was a suicide bomb plot.

Egyptian Ministry of Defence chooses Smiths Detection to provide advanced aviation security systems
August 10, 2016
Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19m by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening to airports across Egypt.


Explosion at hospital on Turkey’s Syrian border leaves at least 50 people injured
August 10, 2016
The blast at Mardin State Hospital near the border with Syria was heard miles away and has left a huge plume of smoke trailing over the area.

Russian FSB foils terrorist attacks plotted by Ukrainian intel agents in Crimea
August 10, 2016
Twenty home-made explosive devices equivalent to more than 40 kilos of TNT, as well as ammunition, shells, and other weapons used by the Ukrainian Army’s special forces were discovered at the scene.