10 July 2017

News Story: Afghan army defuses 24 landmines in 24 hours - DM

KABUL, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Army personnel found and defused 24 landmines across the country as the security forces continue to press militants, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"The engineering teams of ANA uncovered and defused 24 rounds of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in different places within the last 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

The Taliban militant group uses the simple but difficult to be detected IEDs to target security forces but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

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