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EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

Afghan Nation Civil Order Police explosive ordnance disposal technician, Sgt. Nasrullah Mohammad Sharif, sergeant of engineers, probes the ground where a possible pressure-plate improvised explosive device is buried, Oct. 23, during training set up by his U.S. counterparts with the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron. The training is aimed at improving the technical skills of ANCOP EOD.



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This work, EOD train to secure area one IED at a time [Image 7 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 10:54

Photo ID:481199

VIRIN:111022-A-#####-062

Resolution:2848x4288

Size:3.08 MB

Location:TALUKAN, AF

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