An opening ceremony of exercise Al-Kassah-lll Joint Military Counter IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was held at King Khalid Military City Hafar Al Batin, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Major General Saleh Bin Ahmed Al Zahrani Commander Northern Area attended the event as Chief Guest.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Royal Land Saudi Forces and Pakistan Army troops will practice various drills involved in counter IED operations including searching of routes, compound clearance, vehicle clearance, explosive handling and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) drills & procedures.

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This is the third joint military exercise of Al-Kassah series between the two brotherly countries. The training is aimed at enhancing EOD skills in the counter IED domain and adopting best practices.

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