The explosion in the desert
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MOD releases IED explosion footage

Afghan police and British soldiers have destroyed nearly a tonne of explosives recovered during a major operation in Helmand Province.

The 27 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were discovered as part of Operation Winter Success, involving British troops from 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex Kent, Channel Islands), 2nd Battalion The Rifles, 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment, 5th Battalion The Rifles and 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland (Black Watch).

The images, released by the Ministry of Defence, show the explosives being piled high in the desert, before being detonated.

  • 30 Dec 2011
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