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Taliban making bigger bombs

TalibanTaliban bombs are getting larger and more sophisticated, the head of the government’s Afghan task force said Thursday, according to a report.

David Mulroney, the deputy minister of the government’s Afghanistan task force, told a House of Commons committee looking into Afghanistan that the bombs are being used against Canadian soldiers in Kandahar, Reuters reported.

“The tragedy is that as we arm and equip and protect our people, insurgents continue to develop more insidious improvised explosive devices,” Reuters quoted Mulroney as saying.

“They’re bigger, [and] they are more complex in terms of the number of people involved in triggering them.”

Mulroney said the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating in the face of a determined insurgency, said the report.

He did praise the “resolute response” of the Afghan government, said Reuters.

More than 2,800 Canadian soldiers are serving in Afghanistan, with most in the country’s volatile southern Kandahar region.

Seven Canadian soldiers have been killed in the past month, bringing the total death toll since the mission started in 2002 to 116 soldiers. A diplomat and two aid workers have also been killed.

Source: CBC

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