Feb 9 2021
Video: The Bomb Squad
Meet the bomb squad, a team of US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists who were deployed in Kosovo. They’re part of the Kosovo Force or KFOR, the NATO-led mission in Kosovo mandated under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo.
The EOD team’s role is to help clear some of the thousands of explosive remnants of war left over from past conflicts. It’s dangerous work. The team is called out in pairs, often at short notice, and works alongside the Kosovo Security Force and the Kosovo Police to ensure explosives that pose a danger to local communities are dealt with quickly, safely and permanently.
In this short documentary, we meet the team and chronicle a small part of their mission. Please note that typical COVID-19 precautions are not displayed in the video because filming took place prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Footage includes shots of the EOD team on an active mission to clear mines with the Kosovo Security Force, training with the Kosovo Police and training at at Camp Bondsteel, a US Army base under command of the NATO-led Kosovo Force.