The school’s goal is to teach security forces where bombs are hidden, how to look for them and how to gather intelligence from them.
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Militants in Pakistan have found clever ways to hide homemade bombs.A soldier who went to pick up the book from the floor was killed when it exploded.Saeed and other instructors at the military's Counter IED, Explosives and Munitions School say it is important to constantly come up with new ways to prevent such homemade bombs because that's exactly what the militants are doing.4,042 soldiers from the army and Frontier Corps have been killed and more than 13,000 wounded in the war on militants in the country's northwest since 2002, according to the Pakistani military. The homemade bombs account for most of the casualties.The U.S. military, which in the past has said Pakistan hasn't done enough to restrict the use of certain fertilizers used in bombs in Pakistan and targeting foreign and government troops in Afghanistan, welcomed the bomb squad school, which formally opened in 2012 on a military base in the northwestern city of Risalpur.
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