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Militant gunfire and grenade attacks in Kunar injure local citizens

Release No: UNRELEASED June 9, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 9, 2008) – Several Afghan civilians were wounded and another reportedly killed in an attack in Kunar province that also wounded three U.S. servicemembers. The attack occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m. local time.  

Coalition forces were attempting to free a vehicle that had become stuck when they were attacked with small arms fire. An unknown person from a nearby building threw a grenade, which caused the death and injuries.

Following the attack, the team freed the vehicle, and proceeded to a nearby coalition compound. The area has been secured and the incident is under investigation.