AMISOM explores new ways to counter Improvised Explosive Devices

Military engineers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have completed a four-day training to counter the evolving threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which have become a weapon of choice for terrorists.

The training, which kicked off on Tuesday and ended on Friday in Mogadishu, was also attended by 20 military engineers from various AMISOM outposts and some staff officers with roles pertaining to countering the threat posed by IEDs.

“It is only by increasing our awareness, participation in and understanding of the IED threat that we will be able to mitigate the enemy’s tactics, techniques and procedures in order to better protect our soldiers and ultimately defeat the enemy,” said AMISOM Chief Force Engineer, Colonel Saheed Sadiq.

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Source: AMISOM