|translated by me (my spoken danish sucks but text is ok)
Danish soldiers ambushes Taliban fighters when they return too dig up IED's and place them elsewhere; that have been confirmed by sources within the Danish military.
"The ambushes that are carried out by Danish soldiers in Helmand increases the security for the coalition soldier and demoralise Taliban", says defense minister Søren Gade.
He supports that the soldiers attacks the IED emplacers instead of trying to catch them:
"It may seem a bit violent and cynical, but we are at war and war is violent, people shoot at you and you shoot at people."
Roadside-bomb filled with bolts and nuts
An ambush on april 8. have been described in detail by a Danish language officer on his blog at Politiken.dk. He's with a Danish platoon of soldiers when they discover a roadside-bomb, a pressureboiler filled with bolts, nuts and explosives.
The platoonleader decides too leave a group of soldiers together with himself and the language officer, and keep watch over the site from a covert position.
After some time a group of 5-6 Afghan men gather around the bomb and starts talking in a radio. The langauge officer confirms that it's taliban and that they are talking to their commander.
The platoonleader decides too open fire on them, on his count down.
The soldiers jumps up and starts firing at the men approx. 50 meters away.
The Afghans is totally caugt by surprise and don't get a chance too shoot back. The langauge officer describes one of the Danish soldiers, a machine-gunner(MG3): "the soldiers looked like a chaotic wargod as he sprayed out death in long burstes from his hip".
On a recent trip to Helmand reporters from Politiken experienced a similar ambush being set up.
The commander of the Danish battlegroup will not be interviewed about the tactic, because of operational security.
Human rights experts in Denmark don't think that the tactic is in violation with the laws of war.