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Coalition members killed by IED in southern Afghanistan

Release No: UNRELEASED Feb. 24, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

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February 24, 2009

Release Number: 20092402-03

Coalition members killed by IED in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Four Coalition members were killed Feb. 24, in southern Afghanistan when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. The incident happened at about 12:40 p.m. while the Coalition members were on a joint patrol with Afghan National Security Forces. An Afghan civilian working with the Coalition forces was also killed in the incident.

Coalition personnel have secured the scene and the incident is under investigation.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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