New Afghan Army Counter-IED Team demonstrates skills

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Ministry of Defence said:
The Afghan National Army's (ANA's) newly-formed Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Team recently demonstrated their proficiency in front of the ANA's 3/215 Brigade Commander, General Sherin Shah, and Task Force Helmand Commander, Brigadier Patrick Sanders.

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Can we have a running tally on their losses once they start operating anywhere serious?
 
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Can we have a running tally on their losses once they start operating anywhere serious?
Over a hundred of them working across the Country, some of them for nearly 3 years non-stop. None have been killed when they have been working in their assigned role.

Do you have a point or just trying to live up to your name?
 
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The ANP have been doing it for years its called.

Insha'Allah BARMA, which is used in conjunction with Farmer BARMA and Donkey BARMA.
 
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Bollocks, I can't see any afghans pulling IEDs out by the wires....
Funny cos I witnessed the afghan callsign I was mentoring pull an IED out of the ground, stick it in the back of their Ranger and proceed to drive it back to their PB over rough ground.

Stupid as **** yes. But they aren't afraid to get amongst it.
 
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Over a hundred of them working across the Country, some of them for nearly 3 years non-stop. None have been killed when they have been working in their assigned role.

Do you have a point or just trying to live up to your name?

Officer killed while trying to defuse bomb - UPI.com

The select committee briefing didn’t go well either... When they asked if the Afghans were going to be ready to take over EOD. The briefer replied a resounding “NO” and when asked the reason he quoted a numeracy and literacy rate of 2% as the first of many reasons.

But no youre right, no Afghan bomb disposal have been killed!!!
The newspapers must have been talking about a different Afghanistan EOD Unit.
 
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swampmonster

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The ANP have been doing it for years its called.

Insha'Allah BARMA, which is used in conjunction with Farmer BARMA and Donkey BARMA.
You missed out Ranger barma and Hummer barma :0)

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In Afghanistan the vast majority of devices are pretty rudimentary, the key is finding them then knowing what to do.

They've been mentored so know how to render safe a device and they're probably better at finding them than us - after all it is their environment.
 
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Officer killed while trying to defuse bomb - UPI.com

The select committee briefing didn’t go well either... When they asked if the Afghans were going to be ready to take over EOD. The briefer replied a resounding “NO” and when asked the reason he quoted a numeracy and literacy rate of 2% as the first of many reasons.

But no youre right, no Afghan bomb disposal have been killed!!!
The newspapers must have been talking about a different Afghanistan EOD Unit.
It was ANP, so probably not a trained operator. The article assumes its an EOD unit because the ANP started to tamper with the device.
 
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You'd surprised how many ISAF commanders are trained and willing to do Insh'Allah BARMA....
 
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No Afghan bomb disposal been killed yet? Hmm. Maybe that's cause they know the ******* that plant them in the first place! Sorry, I have no time for the Afghan army and they are certainly not ready for a take over.
 
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Why? Isn't our own list long enough for you?
Our list is too long in the first place but then that was a result of know-nothing gobshites interfering in a trade for their own advancement rather than for the aims of keeping people alive. My reference is to the fact that the Afghans will be handed the job wether they are skilled enough or not!
 

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