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Coalition vehicle accident reportedly injures two Afghans

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United States Forces-Afghanistan

December 30, 2008

Release Number 20083012-04

Coalition vehicle accident reportedly injures two Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Afghan civilians were reportedly injured as a

result of a Coalition vehicle accident in Kabul today. The traffic

accident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m.

As a result of the accident, a crowd gathered at the scene and blocked

the road, throwing stones at Afghan National Police and Coalition

vehicles, damaging at least one Coalition vehicle.

"We offer our apologies to those injured during today’s accident," said

Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson. "Our operations

are to protect the Afghan people and we are examining our practices to

ensure we prevent accidents like this in the future."

The incident is under investigation.

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United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s

International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to

defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective

governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effective

security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of

Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases

economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

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