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ANP and ANA discover four IEDs and 100 kg of homemade explosives

ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan (November 30, 2011) – The Afghan National Police (ANP) and Afghan National Army (ANA) discovered four pressure-plate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and homemade explosives near the Yosef Kheyl village, Nawbahar district, Nov. 26.

            The ANP and ANA were conducting a route clearance for a Coalition Forces convoy in an area known for IEDs.

During the clearance, they discovered and safely destroyed the four IEDs and approximately 100 kg of homemade explosives. 

            “All of the IEDs had been in the ground for a considerable time,” said a coalition SOF team member. “All of the IEDs were then remotely removed and the homemade explosives were destroyed.”

            No civilian injuries or property damage occured during the reduction.