Friday, April 4, 2008

300 IEDs a Month - Outside Iraq and Afghanistan

Go to Wired original
We're used to thinking of Iraq as the epicenter for jury-rigged bombs. And most of the world's IEDs, or improvised explosive devices, do go off there. But the rest of the planet's bomb-makers are catching up, quick.

"There are 200 to 300 improvised explosive attacks each month outside Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report obtained by USA Today. "The IED threat outside Iraq and Afghanistan increased steadily in 2006 and 2007 and is on a pace to exceed those numbers in 2008, said Irene Smith, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)."


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