Soldiers of the Afghan National Army’s 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps, and U.S. Special Forces, discovered improvised explosive device making materials, a vehicle-born IED and insurgent intelligence Friday in Ramzai Kalay village, Zabul province.
The ANA and USSF discovered the materials inside a saddle bag on a motorcycle while searching the village for insurgents.
The materials included five pressure plates, 25 blasting caps, four feet of detonation cord and 16 batteries. The motorcycle also contained shovels, tools and incompatible wiring connected to unidentified boxes.
After assessing the motorcycle as a possible VBIED, the motorcycle was destroyed by ANA and USSF troops.
During the search, forces also found a photo of a man who is deemed as an expert in the manufacturing and placement of IEDs.
Article by ISAF Joint Command