29 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-488

Search of IED factory turns up weapons

URUZGAN, Afghanistan A suspected improvised explosive device-making factory was cleared during an operation here June 28.

“The clearance of this compound hinders the ability of the Taliban extremists to make IEDs and bombs used for suicide bombings that have cause death and injury to Afghan civilians,” said Maj. John Thomas, ISAF spokesman.

ISAF, in support of Afghan National Security Forces, conducted the operation.  During a search of the compound a number of weapons and bomb-making equipment was found.

“Successful operations of this nature have an immediate positive affect on the local population,” said Thomas. 

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