Militiamen and soldiers regularly patrol the highways of Maguindanao, especially in the adjoining towns of Ampatuan, Shariff Aguak, Datu Hofer and Datu Unsay due to frequent roadside bombing
attempts by BIFF.
Senior Police Officer 4 Max Kaibat died in another roadside bombing
at the border of Shariff Aguak and Datu Hoffer towns on Jan.
are considered as the main cause of the casualties of the security forces, government employees, and the ordinary civilians.
Near the capital in Kabul province's Kalakan district, local official Rahmat Khan Faqirzada said a roadside bombing
likely triggered by a remote control killed two soldiers and wounded a civilian.
Most of police fatalities resulted from roadside bombings
and suicide attack, he said, claiming the force was fast gaining the capability of conducting operations professionally and minimising their casualties.
and other explosions are a key weapon used by Taliban and other insurgents against Afghan troops and members of a US-led foreign force.
On Tuesday, two roadside bombings
hit two navy buses, killing four people and injuring dozens more.
A total of28 Afghan civilians have now been killed in three roadside bombings
in the last four days.
Sakhi - who masterminded a string of roadside bombings
and ambushes as well as the kidnapping and killing of an Afghan security official - was killed as he tried to sneak away in woman's clothing.
In Southern Afghanistan yesterday seven Nato soldiers were killed in separate roadside bombings
In other attacks, a pair of roadside bombings
targeting police patrols in Baghdad killed at least six passers-by and wounded six others.
targeting Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad and north of the capital killed six people today, police said.
Many Americans who have family members in Iraq try to ignore daily news reports about roadside bombings
, ambushes, and other attacks.
Three American soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter were killed and three other soldiers were wounded in a pair of roadside bombings
in central Iraq.
Military and police authorities have blamed the BIFF for the roadside bombings
, which they normally resort to, to divert military attention.