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Troops find bombs more on foot than by vehicle

Experience and training credited for increased finds of explosive devices

By Gretel C. Kovach
4:19 p.m., June 2, 2011

The surge of troops sent to Afghanistan encountered soaring numbers of bombs hidden in paths and roads over the last year — and a corresponding jump in casualties. But as insurgents increased their use of these simple and inexpensive homemade weapons, international forces patrolling on foot became far better at finding them, the latest Pentagon figures show.

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