Afghan soldiers will be trained to tackle IEDs

21st April 2008, Comments 0 comments

NATO officials say the ISAF troops will train Afghan soldiers to dismantle roadside bombs.

21 April 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Defence Ministry says it is pleased with a NATO announcement that Afghan troops will receive training in the dismantlement of improvised explosive devices (IED), or roadside bombs.

NATO officials announced on Sunday that ISAF troops will train Afghan soldiers - at Camp Zafar in Herat - in how to recognise and dismantle the devices at Camp Zafar in Herat.

On Friday, two Dutch soldiers were killed and two seriously injured by a roadside bomb. Among the dead was Lieutenant Dennis van Uhm, son of General Peter van Uhm, who took over as Dutch chief of defence on Thursday.

The two Dutch soldiers who were injured and the bodies of the two soldiers who were killed in the roadside bombing have now been brought back to The Netherlands.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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