24 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-564

Several IEDs found by Afghans, ISAF in one day

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Several improvised-explosive devices at three separate locations in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces were turned into local authorities and ISAF July 22.

“We’re seeing an increased number of what we call IED ‘finds’ and ‘turn-ins,’” said Maj. John Thomas, ISAF spokesman.  “This is evidence to us that Afghans and ISAF forces are benefiting from improved support and intelligence—often from civilians.”

In the first incident, Afghan National Police in Nangarhar reported an IED made from an artillery round.  ISAF dispatched an explosive ordnance disposal team to the area.  The EOD team then discovered a second artillery round in the same area which had already detonated.  The EOD team blew up the remaining IED in place.

Another IED was reported by the Provincial Coordination Center near Jalalabad later the same day.  ANP secured it before anyone was harmed.

At a third location, in Laghman province, the Afghan National Directorate for Security cordoned a site near the village of Shakarman and an ISAF EOD team responded to assist.  NDS also reported yet another IED in Laghman province to provincial authorities and ISAF.

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