Empowering Afghan citizens to counter IED threats


September 3, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan – According to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, in the first six months of 2015, 22 percent of Afghan civilian causalities stemmed from improvised explosive devices.

The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan Counter-IED Directorate is working to change that.

The Kabul-based team of coalition service members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors at Resolute Support Headquarters trains, advises and assists Afghan National Defense and Security Forces on how to identify and disarm IEDs and unexploded ordnance and collect evidence following detonation.

 

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