Afghanistan Forces Undergo IED Detection Training

14 July 2011 (Last Updated July 14th, 2011 18:30)

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are receiving training from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) instructors in identifying and countering improvised explosive devices (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The explosive hazard reduction (EHR) course will prepare

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are receiving training from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) instructors in identifying and countering improvised explosive devices (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The explosive hazard reduction (EHR) course will prepare the Afghan National Army (ANA), uniformed police and border police to operate in a partnership role with coalition forces when IEDs are encountered.

The ANSF personnel will also be taught the basics of insurgent IED tactics, and ways to handle and eliminate unexploded ordnance, munitions, pressure plate and trip wire devices.

EHR course instructor Lance Corporal Paul Dwayne said, "At the moment, we concentrate on getting students the very basics so that they can work with a mentor over a period of time ... so we can go out in small teams and carry out the drills."