Afghanistan: 4,776 IEDs Defused in Past 6 Months


The Ministry of Defense on Sunday said the Afghan National Army (ANA) has discovered and defused 4,776 IEDs across the country during the last six months.

The ministry in a statement said the IEDs had been planted by the Taliban on public roads, in residential areas and on highways.

According to the ministry statement: “Lives of thousands of civilians were saved and hundreds of kilometers of roads and hundreds of bridges and culverts were preserved as a result of defusing the 4776 IEDs and bombs.”

The ministry said that although the use of IEDs is in serious violation of international human rights laws, unfortunately, the Taliban continue to apply it as war tactic.

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Source: TOLO News