Military discovers car-bomb, defuses 32 improvised bombs: Afghan gov't

2021-01-11 08:05:45 GMT2021-01-11 16:05:45(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KABUL, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The government forces have discovered a car bomb and defused 32 improvised bombs in two provinces, Afghan Ministry of Defense said Monday.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) discovered a car heavily packed with explosives in eastern Wardak province and defused 32 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in southern Kandahar province within the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement.

The IEDs have been found in Panjwaye, Arghandab and Zharay districts of Kandahar, while the forces detected the car bomb allegedly prepared by Taliban militants to target security forces, the statement said.

The ANDSF remains in control of most of Afghanistan's population centers and all of 34 provincial capitals, but Taliban insurgents control large portions of rural areas, staging coordinated large-scale attacks against Afghan cities and districts from time to time. Enditem