Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs




 
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Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs
 
June 23rd, 2013  
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Topic: Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs


Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs
In a desolate field outside Kabul, an Afghan soldier hunches over a knee-high robot equipped with cameras, multidirectional pincers and tank-treads built for rough terrain. Carefully, he attaches four bottles of water and a tiny explosive charge to the robot. He uses a remote control to guide it 50 meters (yards) away to his target: a simulated backpack bomb.




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