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EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

After carefully moving dirt, Afghan National Civil Order Police explosive ordnance disposal technician Sgt. Nasrullah Mohammad Sharif exposes wire leading to a pressure plate improvised explosive device during training, Oct. 23, at Combat Outpost Talukan. EOD technicians with the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron, working under Task Force Arctic Wolves, conduct weekly training with ANCOP EOD in order to prepare them to take over missions throughout Panjwa'i district.



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This work, EOD train to secure area one IED at a time [Image 10 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 10:48

Photo ID:481196

VIRIN:111022-A-#####-046

Resolution:3541x2361

Size:2.51 MB

Location:TALUKAN, AF

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