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UK and Afghan forces deny Taliban deadly explosives

July 19, 2011

Sergeant Dean Smith and Corporal Euan Anderson from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force stand in the crater left by the controlled explosion of a tonne of homemade explosive [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] A fierce gun battle with insurgents has led to UK and Afghan forces in Helmand province seizing and destroying a tonne of homemade explosive – enough for 150 deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The cache was found by Afghan soldiers and Royal Marines from Task Force Helmand in Barang, to the east of the British area of operations, after intelligence suggested that insurgents were using the region to plan attacks.

Continues at: mod.uk – Royal Marines unearth and destroy Taliban explosives

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