Blood Road Bomb Squad

Welcome to Afghanistan

Series 1 - Episode 1 Welcome to Afghanistan



More than 1,000 American soldiers have been killed by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan in the past 12 years, so clearing these home-made roadside bombs is vital.

If you can ignore the gung-ho narration, thundering music and almost loving close-ups of the machinery of war, this documentary offers a grim insight into the harsh reality of life (and death) for the bomb squad. Regardless of your feelings about the war, you cannot help but admire their bravery.


The lives of the soldiers who deactivate bombs, beginning deep in Taliban country in Afghanistan, where the Bomb Squad tries to take on a device on a major supply route.