As Afghan soldiers fought with

History 29/02/20 As Afghan soldiers fought with “spooks” below ground

to Win the war with the partisans, especially if they are actively supported by the local population, is almost impossible. A good example, the war in Afghanistan, when the Soviet soldiers had to fight against the Mujahideen, hiding under the earth.

“Fighting moles”

One of the features of the fighting in Afghanistan has been the extensive network of multi-tiered underground tunnels, existing almost every large village. Hiding under ground, the Afghans for days lie in ambush, and then, appearing like “hell of the woodwork” to throw Soviet soldiers fire machine guns. Thus specifically the Mujahideen tunnels have been dug. As argued by locals, many branched tunnels existed in this country since the campaigns of Alexander the great. Historically, kasiri, as it was called underground passages, the Afghans played the role of wells, in which local residents reached the groundwater. Afghanistan is a mountainous country, arid and to get to the water wells sometimes reached the depth of 50 meters. Water was chosen, and she went even deeper. So for centuries it was dug many wells are United for the convenience of the underground tunnels. Not surprisingly, during the many wars that were fought in Afghanistan, local people actively used wells for military purposes.

the Explosives for the “underground guerrillas”

Soviet troops from the first days of his stay in Afghanistan, like their predecessors, faced against them unfolded large-scale military actions of the underground Avengers. Soviet soldiers in debt left. Having barely had a characteristic hole in the ground, they threw her grenades, and explosives. However, often with nobility, the military had previously offered are mine Afghans to come to the surface and surrender. In response, as a rule, swept the choicest swearing and gunfire. Well, if the output of kasira in the area had one. Otherwise you could get a bullet in the back from behind a nearby Bush. Additionally, the underground war against the guerrillas had their own side effects. The undermining of kazirov often accompanied by loss of water from this well. The peasants were was nothing to water the fields, and they joined the ranks of the Mujahideen. As a result, Soviet soldiers had to devise a special scheme to undermine the multi-storey underground shelters for the Mujahideen. In the event that the explosives were lowered into the well and undermined its at the very bottom, the desired effect was not. The force of the explosion went straight up, and the Afghans were hiding at this time in the side aisles. To achieve the desired result of the undermining of the wells, the underground passages have occurred in the following way. Blew up simultaneously two charges. One on the bottom of the shaft, and the second exit. Thus, the two directed against each other, the shockwaves created in the mine high pressure and left in horizontal corridors, killing them all alive. This tactic quickly produced results. Many of the potentially dangerous wells were destroyed. The first well was throwing frangible grenade, and then offered the Mujahideen to leave. If they refused, was made to undermine kisara. How to remember the veterans of combat operations in Afghanistan, the destruction of one well with a depth of twenty meters took about three minutes. The spectacle was impressive. After the simultaneous detonation of two charges of what was left of the well, as if from a volcano, flying high into the air, stones and clods of earth. After the explosion was carried out a sweep of the tunnels. They were down a soldier with a gun, the barrel of which tape was taped a flashlight, and cautiously moved down the tunnel, shooting at all moving objects. This tactic allowed in an extremely short time to do away with underground guerrillas.

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