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


Ukraine journalist killed in Kiev car bombing
July 20, 2016
Prominent writer for the investigative Ukrayinska Pravda was driving to work when it was blown up.


Boko Haram suicide bomber caught with hidden explosives
July 18, 2016
Troops of 101 battalion, 7 division garrison, who were on foot patrol along with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), on Sunday, July 17 intercepted a suspected male suicide bomber at Sabon Gari, Jidari, Borno state.


Drug addict who hoarded huge haul of explosives, firearms and weapons in his home because he wanted to make homemade fireworks is jailed for three years
July 18, 2016
A man charged over a stockpile of weapons and explosives discovered at a so-called Brisbane ‘bomb house’ has been jailed for three years after a court was told he just wanted to make homemade fireworks.


Suspect Walking Around With Explosives Arrested in Jerusalem
July 17, 2016
Israeli police on Sunday arrested a Palestinian man carrying explosives in his backpack as he was about to board a tram in the center of Jerusalem, a police spokesman said.


Tribute to heroic Buster who saved 1,000 lives and struggled with life after war zone
July 16, 2016
A memorial garden has been unveiled at RAF Waddington in memory of a heroic dog who helped save more than a thousand lives.


Iraq to Employ New Bomb Detection Equipment
July, 13, 2016
Following recent deadly bombings that ripped through Baghdad, Iraq’s security forces are going to utilize new vehicles and devices to detect bombs and weapons.


The TSA’s Retired Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Are Up For Adoption
July 12, 2016
The TSA is looking for homes for retired explosives-detection dogs, as well as for dogs that didn’t make it all the way through the training program.


Nigeria: Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Rivers
July 12, 2016
The Explosive Ordinance team of the Rivers State Police Command has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Rumuche, Emohua LGA of the state.


As Colombia peace talks advance, war widows, ex-fighters clear landmines one at a time
July 12, 2016
After Cambodia and Afghanistan, Colombia has the third highest number of landmine casualties, with 11,440 people, including civilians, children and soldiers killed or injured by landmines since 1990.


Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan arrived in Iraq early Monday to meet with his Iraqi counterpart Khaled al-Obeidi.
July 11, 2016
Sajjan’s visit also coincided with a trip to Baghdad by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.


Iran’s Illegal Attempts to Buy Chemical Weapons Technology
July 10, 2016
Post-deal, Iran has solicited advanced nuclear, chemical, biological and missile-related technology, from 16 German states.


Dozens Killed In Iraq Bomb And Gun Attack
July 8, 2016
At least 37 people have been killed and 62 injured in an attack on a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad.

Can next-generation bomb ‘sniffing’ technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?
July 7, 2016
With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up.


Islamic State fighters using drones with IEDs and spy cameras, says Pentagon
July 7, 2016
Islamic State fighters are posing a growing threat to US and Iraqi forces by deploying small commercial drones armed with improvised explosives devices or spy cameras that can evade detection.


Explosion on Taiwan train injures 24 people
July 7, 2016
The injury toll from an explosion that hit a commuter train in Taiwan’s capital has risen to 24, with some of the victims in serious condition.


US Navy Funds Scientists to Develop Locusts as Cyborg Bomb Sniffers of the Future
July 7, 2016
A team from Washington University led by a biomedical engineering professor has been awarded a three-year grant worth $750,000 by the Office of Naval Research to continue their research in turning locusts into cyborg bomb sniffers.


Terror Attacks Reshape Turkish Defense-Spending Plans
July 6, 2016
A multitude of asymmetrical threats that have shattered Turkey’s homeland-security concept over the past year have forced the NATO ally into prioritizing its shorter-term defense spending in favor of anti-terror and anti-riot gear.


Baghdad attack: Death toll from Isis bombing rises to 250 in deadliest explosion to hit Iraq capital since 2003
July 6, 2016
The death toll of a car bombing at a shopping centre in Baghdadhas reached 250 in the worst single terror attack to hit the Iraqi capital since the 2003 war.

Suicide Bomb Blast Outside Medina Mosque
July 5, 2016
A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and wounded five others near the security headquarters of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.


‘Homemade’ explosive that sounded ‘like a cannon’ blows off student’s foot in Central Park
July 4, 2016
A “homemade” explosive left in Central Park for more than 24 hours blew off the foot of a college student Sunday.


World War Two bomb discovered on Greenwich foreshore
July 1, 2016
An unexploded World War Two bomb has been washed up on the riverside in Greenwich.