04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Afghanistan's Hurt Locker: Roadside Bomb Disposal (VIDEO)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The 25 soldiers in Task Force Thor have one of the most dangerous -- and boring -- jobs in southern Afghanistan: looking for improvised explosive devices on the roads.

The troops in the unit are a tight bunch. They are like the military's gypsy caravan, constantly roaming the highways, driving at 7 miles per hour for 10 to 14 hours at a time in an effort to find IEDs.

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