Category: Defusing

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Bombs, blood and brotherhood: Defusing IEDs in Pakistan

Every time the phone rings, it’s bad news. An improvised explosive device (IED) has been found, or worse, it has already gone off.  The crackled message is relayed on walkie-talkies across Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK) and the men of the KPK Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) spring into action. Braving booby-trapped devices and targeted…