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Feb 17, 2011
IED Toll Reduced
IED toll in Afghanistan reduced by 37 percent
More eyes on ground, in skies locate bombs
By Tom Vanden Brook - USA Today Posted : Thursday Feb 17, 2011 5:56:23 EST
The military has reduced the number of troops wounded or killed by homemade bombs in Afghanistan by 37 percent since August by improving its ability to find the explosives before they blow up.
About one-sixth of the bombs used by insurgents in January ended up wounding or killing troops, compared with the one-quarter of such bombs that caused casualties in August, according to figures from the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, the Pentagon’s agency for combating makeshift bombs.