Thursday, 24 April 2008

Not just another IED attack in Afghanistan

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Behind the drama of the most recent Dutch casualty, this incident highlights the many dangers facing troops in Afghanistan. A common tactic to reduce the IED threat is to change your route from Point A to Point B, and avoid common roads. But in this case, it was still not sufficient.
"...his son's unit was driving cross-country, staying away from the road on purpose in order to evade IEDs."
It is possible that the deaths were caused by an old landmine.
"...indicated the IED (or mine) may have been there for a long time as there has been no evidence that it was placed recently."
The battle to combat IEDs is one that will need a combination of solutions. RIP to the fallen.

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