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NATO train up Afghan soldiers on bomb defusing before their withdrawal

The lonely walk on Afganistan's frontline, with the constant threat of stepping on a homemade bomb. Here at this school near the provincial capital of northern Balkh, NATO troops train Afghan soldiers to defuse bombs or an improvised explosive device. As most of the Western alliance's personnel is scheduled to withdraw by the end of the year. It is crucial for Afghan security forces who will be left to fight the Taliban alone. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY COMMANDER AT COUNTER IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVES DEVICES SCHOOL LIEUTENANT COLONEL, JONAS KARLSSON SAYING: "Since Afghanistan has been to war for couple of decades, there is plenty of unexploded ammunition, mines in this area and of course since the last years we have also seen this new threat of IEDs that are a very high threat here in Afghanistan so we are now focusing on giving students basic knowledge about how to take care of EODs (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and of course even the IEDs (Improvise Explosive D

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