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EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

A simulated pressure plate improvised explosive device is extracted by Afghan National Civil Order Police explosive ordnance disposal technicians, Oct. 23, at Combat Outpost Talukan. The 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 5 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 10:57

Photo ID:481203

VIRIN:111022-A-#####-068

Resolution:1967x2951

Size:2.54 MB

Location:TALUKAN, AF

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Afghan EOD train to secure area one IED at a time

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