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EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

A simulated pressure plate improvised explosive device is exposed after Afghan Nation Civil Order Police Sgt. Nasrullah Mohammad Sharif sweeps dirt from the area, Oct. 23, at Combat Outpost Talukan. The simulated IED, placed by EOD team members from the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron, as part of training aimed at validating the ANCOP so they are able to take the lead on EOD missions around Talukan and the Panjwa'i district.



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This work, EOD train to secure area one IED at a time [Image 13 of 16], by SSG Lindsey Kibler, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.22.2011

Date Posted:10.29.2011 10:43

Photo ID:481193

VIRIN:111022-A-#####-030

Resolution:2848x4288

Size:2.62 MB

Location:TALUKAN, AF

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