Pak main source of makeshift bombs in Afghan

Pakistan is a major source of makeshift bombs being used by terrorists in Afghanistan, a media report said.

Washington: Pakistan is a major source of
makeshift bombs being used by terrorists in Afghanistan, a media report said.

More than 80 per cent of the improvised explosive devices
(IEDs) are homemade explosives using calcium ammonium nitrate
fertilizer produced in Pakistan, according to Navy Captain Douglas Borrebach, Deputy Director (Resources and Requirements) at Pentagon`s Joint IED Defeat Organization, `The USA Today` reported.

"The border is a sieve. You can do your checkpoints, but that`s not going to help stem the supply," Borrebach told The
USA Today.

Top American Senator Robert Casey, who travelled to
Pakistan in Afghanistan, has met top Pentagon officials in
this regard, urging them to press Pakistan take action against
such IEDs.

"From June through August, US troops detected or were hit
by 5,088 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the most for any
three-month period since the war began in 2001," the report
said.
Choking off the source of fertilizer is critical,
Borrebach said.

"How do we work with Pakistan to be able to reduce the
amount of calcium ammonium nitrate coming across the border?
That`s the key to this," Borrebach said.

PTI

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