KABUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan army personnel found 38 improvised bombs and landmines within the last 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
"The Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams recovered 38 rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines since early Monday. And they safely destroyed the explosives across Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.
Taliban militants and Islamic State fighters have been using IEDs to make roadside bombs and landmines for targeting security forces, but the lethal home-made weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.
On March 17, one child was killed and 16 children wounded after an IED exploded near a local religious school in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost.
The national army remains committed to securing communities and works diligently to provide security for Afghans across the country, the ministry said.