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


Syria: Improvised Mines Kill, Injure Hundreds in Manbij
October 26, 2016
Homemade landmines have killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children, in Manbij, a city in northern Syria.

Innovative technologies sought for aviation security
October 21, 2016
A £2 million competition, to help find new ways to protect air passengers, has been announced by the Government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team.

K-P’s bomb disposal robots out of order
October 19, 2016
Despite playing a vital role in countering terrorism and defusing over 6,000 improvised explosive devices and person-borne improvised explosive devices over the past eight years, Khyber-Pakhtunkwa’s Bomb Disposal Unit is marred by lack of funds and equipment.

Homemade bomb ‘could have been devastating’
October 19, 2016
At least four improvised explosive devices found within the upper apartment, including one that incorporated a typical backyard barbecue propane tank.

Mosul offensive: US expects Isis will use chemical weapons
October 19, 2016
Isis is likely to use chemical weapons in its attempt to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, US officials have said.

Pakistan stresses need for chemical, biological weapons’ prevention from non-state actors
October 19, 2016
Pakistan has underscored the need for measures to prevent non-state actors and terrorist groups from obtaining and using chemical and biological weapons, while sharing international community’s concern over the danger of those arms falling into the wrong hands.

JIDA Leadership Briefings at EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium
October 18, 2016
Defense Strategies Institute’s 4th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium is next month, occurring on November 7-8, 2016!

Milipol Qatar to feature innovative products
October 18, 2016
Milipol Qatar 2016, a leading event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East, will feature a number of regional and international companies showcasing new innovative products when it opens in Doha, Qatar later this month.

AMISOM Troops Struggle to Counter IED Threat in Somalia
October 13, 2016
A platoon of African Union soldiers patrol a village outside Mogadishu.

Britain must not turn its back on Afghanistan while ‘epic’ number of soldiers are dying
October 13, 2016
Afghan soldiers and civilians are still being injured and killed by the devices in “epic” numbers.

RN divers practise bomb disposal in Iceland for ‘the war on our doorsteps’
October 13, 2016
Navy divers spent a fortnight in Iceland alongside experts from around the world dealing with the latest in home-made bombs.

Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
October 13, 2016
One soldier was killed and five security personnel were wounded on Oct. 13 when outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants detonated an explosive in a rural area of the Beytüşşebap district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.

FBI Takes Over Investigation After Bomb Found At Police Station
October 12, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case of a bomb left at a Colorado police station.

Pakistan: Derailing The Railways – Analysis
October 11, 2016
Two coordinated blasts targeting railway tracks hit near the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express on October 7, 2016, in the Ab-e-Gum area of the Bolan District in Balochistan, killing at least six people and leaving another 18 injured.

IED Drone Kills Kurdish Soldiers, French Commandos
October 11, 2016
On October 2nd, in Irbil, Iraq, a drone flown by ISIS injured two French paratroopers, who were supporting Kurdish forces.

Bomb plot suspect in Germany ‘had contact with IS’
October 10, 2016
A Syrian man suspected of planning a bombing attack before his arrest in Germany is believed to have had contact with the Islamic State group.

Turkey car bombing kills 18
October 9, 2016
The death toll from a car bomb that exploded Sunday in southeast Turkey has risen to 18, Turkish state media report

German police hunt Syrian bomb plot suspect after Chemnitz raid
October 8, 2016
Three people are arrested as local media reports they are investigating a plan to bomb an airport.

Troops stop suicide bomber, reclaims Boko Haram strongholds
October 7, 2016
Troops of the Operation LAFIYA DOLE intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at the outskirts of Maiduguri.

‘A real contribution’ – NZ Army helps train more than 12,000 Iraqi soldiers
October 5, 2016
“The number of Iraqi personnel receiving training, combined with the gradual progress being made by Iraqi forces on the ground against Daesh (ISIS) shows the mission is meeting its aim,” Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said.

Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet to address demining in border region
October 5, 2016
The Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet will address mine clearance of the countries’ common borders, Peruvian Ambassador to Quito Elizabeth Astete informed.

UN peacekeeper killed, eight wounded in Mali attack
October 4, 2016
A UN peacekeeper was killed and eight others injured on Monday in an attack on their camp in northeastern Mali near the Algerian border, the United Nations said.

Kenya Defense Forces practice explosive techniques during Deliberate Kindle 2016
October 3, 2016
Approximately 53 Kenya Defense Forces combat engineer soldiers and officers set off explosives with U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 19, at a training center in Kenya.

EOD specialist, Reserve Drill Sgt. earn Soldier, NCO of Year
October 3, 2016
Winners of the Best Warrior competition are: Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller, named NCO of the Year; and Spc. Robert Miller, named Soldier of the Year.

Iraqi Military Faces Oncoming IED Challenge in Mosul
October 3, 2016
Mosul has been transformed into an urban minefield littered with explosives and traps meant to bait troops and technicians into setting them off

Britain pledges £750m to help improve the lives of Afghans following years of war
October 1, 2016
The funding will contribute to the urgent UN flash appeal to help protect internally displaced people who have fled their homes, and clear land mines from areas where people live.

Homemade Bombs Found in Bethel Township Residence
October 1, 2016
A Bethel Township man who threatened his own life during the weekend faces serious charges after two suspected improvised explosive devices were found in his home early Monday morning.

Hitachi Starts Providing “Walk-Through Type Explosives Trace Detection System” to Detect the Presence of Explosives in 3 Seconds
September 29, 2016
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it will begin providing “walk-through type explosives trace detection system” for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers from this October.

Prime Tech Demining Live Demonstration
September 26, 2016
Prime Tech organised a demonstration of its demining machines on September 1st and 2nd, 2016.