Estonian Defence forces’ EOD team deploys to Afghanistan

On Tuesday evening, a team from the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Centre of the 1st Infantry Brigade’s Engineer Battalion will depart from Estonia for another mission to Northern Afghanistan.

“You are going on our longest and most dangerous mission,” Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade Col. Vahur Karus said, sending the troops off. “Trust each other, lean on each other, and know that you always have our support.”

Estonian EOD teams began participating in missions in Northern Afghanistan in 2003. Following the deployment of Estonian infantry units to Southern Afghanistan, the teams joined the Estonian contingent.

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