Afghan army defuses massive bombs, landmines: government

The Afghan army personnel found 38 improvised bombs and landmines within the last 24 hours, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

“The Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams recovered 38 rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines since early Monday. And they safely destroyed the explosives across Afghanistan,” the ministry said in a statement.

Taliban militants and Islamic State fighters have been using IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines for targeting security forces, but the lethal home-made weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

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