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EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

A probing tool is gently placed into loose soil that may be hiding an improvised explosive device, Oct. 23, at Combat Outpost Talukan. The tool, held by Sgt. Nasrullah Mohammad Sharif, Afghan National Civil Order Police explosive ordnance disposal technician, is one technique used by EOD technicians to find buried IEDs before they explode.



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This work, EOD train to secure area one IED at a time [Image 6 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 10:55

Photo ID:481201

VIRIN:111022-A-#####-063

Resolution:2848x4288

Size:2.6 MB

Location:TALUKAN, AF

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