ALP reduce seven IEDs on road in Shah Joy district
Afghan National Army commandos train Afghan Local Police on basic rifle marksmanship techniques in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2011. New ALP recruits are trained on more than 20 various security and defense oriented topics during their three week training course.

ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Walan Rabat Afghan Local Police, assisted by coalition Special Operations Forces, destroyed seven improvised explosive devices on a major road in Shah Joy district, Nov. 20.
The ALP and coalition SOF conducted the patrol after noticing the amount civilian traffic on the road had significantly declined in recent weeks.
Seven pressure plate IEDs containing 50 pounds of homemade explosives, were located by the Walan Rabat ALP and safely reduced in place with the assistance of coalition SOF team members.
"The ALP's clearance of the route without any additional route clearance or explosive ordnance assets is a significant victory and further legitimizes the Walan Rabat ALP program in the eyes of the villagers," said a coalition SOF team member.
Upon clearing the route, ALP and coalition SOF team members observed vehicles immediately using the road.
No injuries or property damage occurred during the controlled detonations.

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