Troops take lonely walk to diffuse Afghan IEDs By Alex Thomson Updated on 12 March 2010 Alex Thomson is given unique access to one of British army's bomb-disposal units to find out the reality of diffusing improvised explosive devices, the Taliban insurgents' weapon of choice in Afghanistan. In the war of the IED - Improvised Explosive Device - it is the loneliest of lonely walks. The last 30 yards out from your colleagues, dropping off your cover man 20 yards out from the bomb, writes Alex Thomson. On your own, you have the last few yards to yourself. You are going into the death zone. A place where if you make a mistake, no flack jacket or helmet will make the slightest difference. More http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/asia_pacific/troops+take+lonely+walk+to+diffuse+afghan+ieds/3578257?