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Daily Mail: When an IED explodes: The shocking pictures of what really happens when the Taliban attacks

September 22, 2011

Rarely has the casual brutality of the Taliban’s favourite weapon been so vividly illustrated as in these remarkable pictures. Taken by an ex-SAS officer turned photographer, they will reshape your perception of true courage, writes Squadron Commander Alex Gardiner.

It is a windless, overcast morning as we leave Firebase Tamba. Our 25-man patrol force, comprising a squad of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Special Forces, a dozen Afghan commandos (ANA) and US Special Forces (the elite Green Berets) is scheduled to conduct a ‘hearts and minds’ visit to the villages that sprawl along our segment of the Helmand Valley.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 22, 2011 19:12

    Pictures illustrate the brutality of IED and their consequences.
    They done the reality of the terror war, that is a war no war, referring to modality of regular wars and those of terrorism.
    Taliban have the finality to made afraid our troops.
    Hi buddies, I understand Your situation and solidarize in toto with You. You are on my heart. Have the right consideration of taliban’s actions: merely cowardy.
    Be resilient, more resilient You may and have the certainity You are not alone.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. jack permalink
    September 23, 2011 01:38

    wow. a real picture. hope cameron and fox read this.

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