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.


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Former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command joins Security & Counter Terror Expo team
January 16, 2017
Richard Walton, the former Commander of Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) for the Metropolitan Police Service has joined the Security & Counter Terror Expo team as a special advisor.

Countering Global Threats: Security & Counter Terror Expo returns to London in May bringing security professionals from across the world to the UK
January 16, 2017
Following the Bastille Day attack in Nice and the series of bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey, national security remains in the spotlight.

Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
January 11, 2017
A pair of blasts disrupted the afternoon commute in Kabul, killing at least 30 and injuring 80 according to initial reports. The attack is the first major incident in Kabul this year, touching off what many expect to be another difficult year in the country.

Seven Egyptian police killed in Sinai bomb attack
January 9, 2017
At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish.


AQIS, LeJ sleeper cells targeting cops in Karachi
January 9, 2017
Anti-terrorism official says there might be surge in sectarian violence in city if LEAs don’t chalk out a strategy to clamp down on sleeper cells.


Police Seize Dangerous Explosives from House in Winnipeg, Canada
January 9, 2017
They are described as tubes with metal ends and contain high powered explosives usually used to blast rock in mining operations.

221st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company – Mission Ready
January 7, 2017
The 221st EOD is the only explosive ordnance disposal team in the Florida Army National Guard giving them a mission unique compared to most other military units.


German police probe if explosives linked to far-right plot
January 6, 2017
Police say they have found 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of explosive material in a home in southwestern Germany and are investigating if two suspects were planning a far-right attack.

Turkish police kill two people after car bomb explodes in Izmir
January 5, 2017
Two attackers have been killed by Turkish police after an explosion near a courthouse in the coastal city of Izmir.


US Army searching for technical approaches and potential technical solutions to counter the threat from Anti-helicopter Mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
January 3, 2017
The purpose-built anti-helicopter mines and IEDs are far more sophisticated and dangerous.


Start-up firms are developing counter-drone technologies
January 2, 2017
A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of start-ups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn’t, by disabling them or knocking them out of the sky.


‘Improvised explosive’ found near play park in south Belfast
December 31, 2016
There is anger in south Belfast after a viable improvised explosive device was found close to a school and play park.


Bosnian ‘minehunter’ dogs saving lives across the world
December 31, 2016
Gordana Medunjanin is a no-nonsense woman with military discipline that she passes on to her top recruits – the specially-trained dogs who detect mines and bombs all over the world.


Pakistan witnessed another year of decline in militant attacks
December 31, 2016
Pakistan witnessed another year of decline in militant attacks and resultant deaths. However, number of injured increased. Balochistan was most troublesome province from where majority of the militant attacks, maximum deaths, and injuries were recorded.


Iraq Baghdad: Twin bombs rip through market
December 31, 2016
At least 28 people have died in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a double bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS).


Egyptian Airports has begun implementing a biometric ID system for employees
December 28, 2016
Official sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism said that Russian tours to Egyptian resorts are expected to return in January, after over a year of suspension since the crash of a Russian aeroplane in October 2015.


IED exploded during a fiesta celebration in Hilongos, Leyte
December 28, 201
MANILA, Philippines  – Ten people are reported dead and 20 wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded during a fiesta celebration in Hilongos, Leyte, Wednesday evening, December 28.


Lawmakers seek to rein in weaponized drones
December 27, 2016
When Connecticut resident Austin Haughwoutuploaded YouTube videos of his pistol and flamethrower-equipped drones last year, he triggered a national debate over the use of weaponized drones that is expected to result in new state legislation.

Islamic State booby traps terrorise Iraqis on sad return home
December 27, 2016
The money changer’s return was a miserable affair. When he fled two years ago he left behind a rich man’s home; an expansive villa on the south side of Bashiqa, complete with an attractive stone-flagged patio and pillared balcony.


Two charged with terror offences and one of being an Islamic State member
December 24, 2016
A man and a woman have been charged with terrorism offences, following their arrest earlier this month.


Melbourne terrorist plot: Four charged, one in custody over alleged Christmas Day attack plan
December 22, 2016
Police have disrupted a terrorist plot to detonate improvised explosive devices at locations in central Melbourne, possibly on Christmas Day, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.