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


NIA may help Haryana probe IED blasts
May 27, 2016
A low intensity explosion took place in a State-run bus in Kurukshetra, Haryana on Thursday afternoon, injuring eight people.


Spring/Summer 2016 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print
May 26, 2016
Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO HQ SACT, U.S. Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Germany, European Defence Agency, Allied Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum, Cranfield University, King’s College London and many more.


NATO trains Iraqi officers in countering Improvised Explosive Devices
May 25, 2016
NATO is helping Iraqi officers learn how to find and defuse Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan.


Syria: Jableh and Tartus rocked by series of explosions
May 23, 2016
At least 100 people have been killed and some 200 injured after a series of explosions rocked the coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus.


59 IEDs of 1 kg each seized in Jharkhand
May 22, 2016
In a joint operation, the Latehar police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Sunday seized 59 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).


Official journalists announce destroying IEDs laboratory in Fallujah
May 22, 2016
On Sunday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced, that the Iraqi F16 fighter jets destroyed a laboratory for manufacturing improvised explosive devices and killed dozens of ISIS members in Fallujah District.


Suspected ISIS-linked cell foiled in southern Russia, large weapons cache destroyed
May 21, 2016
A militant cell with suspected links to the Islamic State terror group was foiled in Russia’s southern Republic of Ingushetia.


MoI release photos of suicide bomber, VBIED seized near the ministry compound
May 17, 2016
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) released the photos of the would-be suicide bomber and the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device which the bomber wanted to use in targeting the Ministry of Interior compound.


Two police officers injured in land mine explosion en route to Afgooye, south of Mogadishu
May 14, 2016
Two police officers have survived a land mine explosion along the main road connecting Mogadishu and Afgoye in the out skirts of Mogadishu.


School WWII Bomb To Be Destroyed Outside Bath
May 13, 2016
Experts are planning to move an unexploded World War Two bomb from a school playground in Bath to destroy it outside the city.


Four killed, 17 wounded in blast in southeast Turkey

May 12, 2016
Four suspected bomb makers were killed and 17 people wounded when an explosion ripped through a village in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast.


At Least 88 Killed In Baghdad Car Bombings
May 11, 2016
The Iraqi capital is rocked by three blasts, the deadliest of which has been claimed by Islamic State.


Bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey’s Diyarbakir kills three
May 10, 2016
A car bomb killed three people and wounded 45 when it struck a police vehicle on Tuesday in Diyarbakir.


Saudi security operation kills Islamic State fighters outside Mecca
May 5, 2016
Saudi security forces shot dead two alleged Islamic State fighters and two others blew themselves up outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

‘Extremely dangerous’ improvised explosive device found under Texas bridge
May 5, 2016
An area bomb squad and ATF agents disabled an IED found under a well-traveled road outside of a small Central Texas town Tuesday.

Researchers team up to test improved landmine detection technology
May 4, 2016
An academic research team from The University of Manchester has teamed up with colleagues from King’s College London and the University of Zagreb to test innovative new landmine detection technologies simultaneously for the first time, at a state-of-the-art testing facility in Croatia.

Syria’s Volunteer Sappers Improvise Mine-Clearing Methods
May 4, 2016
Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world’s most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return.

Terrorists planning attacks on mass May 9 V-Day celebrations detained in Moscow

May 4, 2016
A group of citizens from Central Asian countries has been detained by Russia’s security agency, the FSB, on suspicion of planning massive terror attacks during Victory Day celebrations

PKK tries to lay Quran IED death traps
April 28, 2016
Security forces found the handmade explosive on Wednesday, wrapped up in a package containing pages from the holy Quran in a house abandoned by PKK terrorists in Nusaybin in the southeastern Mardin province.


Drones Could Soon Have Bomb-Sniffing Technology to Fight Against Terrorism
April 26, 2016
Drones continue to be equipped with a lot of cutting-edge technology, but now they have the potential to save lives and thwart terrorist attacks.

Terrorists Lay Land Mines On Farm Land in Nigeria
April 26, 2016
The Defence Headquarters wishes to inform the general public particularly those in the North East that in their desperation to unleash terror on the people, the fleeing remnant terrorists have laid land mines on stretches of farm land.


Rare Deadly Blast Hits Armenian Capital; Terrorist Attack Feared
April 25, 2016
YEREVAN, Armenia — A large explosion tore through a bus in the center of the Armenian capital Sunday evening, killing two people and injuring eight.


Islamic State: Australia fighting a new kind of war against terror group, Taji ADF camp chief says
April 23, 2016
It is well understood that Islamic State is a new kind of enemy, but the head of the Australian forces at Iraq’s Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, describes a new kind of war — albeit one with echoes to the past.


Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi
April 22, 2016
Explosives planted by Islamic State have killed dozens of Iraqi civilians who returned to Ramadi despite warnings that much of the western city remains unsafe nearly four months after its recapture from the militants.


IARPA wants a hand-held laser gun that can detect chemicals 100 feet away
April 22, 2016
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants to develop a hand-held, laser-based remote sensor that could detect and identify chemical weapons, explosives, narcotics and potentially even biological agents – all from up to 100 feet away.

Islamic State ‘Sending More Fighters’ To Europe
April 19, 2016
Belgian authorities believe more Islamic State militants have been sent to Europe following last month’s deadly terrorist attack in Brussels.


Taliban Attack Kills At Least 28 In Kabul
April 19, 2016
At least 28 people have been killed and more than 300 wounded in a Taliban suicide attack on a government security building in Kabul, the Afghan capital’s police chief has said.


Jerusalem Bus Explosion ‘Definitely A Bomb’
April 18, 2016
An explosion on a bus in Jerusalem that left 21 people injured was “definitely a bomb”, an Israeli official has said.


Action on Explosive Weapons Under Big Ben!
April 14, 2016
A demonstration of landmine and IED disposal and the first ever mine-hunting drone on Speaker’s Green, House of Commons, Thursday 21st April 2016.