KABUL, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have found and defused two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during operations in eastern region, foiling potential explosions, the coalition said Tuesday. "Afghan and coalition forces cleared two improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours,"the coalitions' Regional Command-East (RC-East) said in a statement.
The IEDs were cleared in Nejrab district of Kapisa province and Sharan district of Paktika province, according to the statement.
Operations in RC-East are still ongoing, it added.
Afghan Taliban has launched massive IED attacks against Afghan national security forces and about 100,000 coalition forces in recent years.
Three civilians were killed in an IED blast in eastern Wardak province Monday morning.