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Special Forces clear 9 IEDs from southern Afghan district

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U.S. Special Forces, along with Afghan Commandos and Afghan National Civil Order Police, cleared nine IEDs during routine patrols over a two day period ending May 7, in Panjwai District, Kandahar province.

In the last seven days, the partnered force has cleared a total 16 roadside bombs in Panjwai, including these latest IEDs.

“The local populace was extremely receptive in each of the villages visited,” said a Special Operations Task Force – South team leader working in Panjwai. “Once [Afghan] forces arrived, they came out and greeted the element excitedly.”

No civilian casualties and no property damage resulted from these operations.

Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Media Operations Center