Ministry of Defense, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Dec. 22, 2008
Joint Press Release
Release Number: 20082212-02
ANSF, Coalition forces attack an IED cell in Helmand
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition
forces, responding to an IED explosion, were engaged by and killed one
insurgent in Nahr Surkh district, Helmand province, Dec. 21.
An Afghan man driving a tractor was seriously wounded when the tractor
struck an IED. Upon arriving at the scene insurgents attacked the
combined forces with small-arms fire. The combined forces responded with
organic weapons, killing one.
Coalition forces evacuated the civilian to a medical facility where he
remains in critical condition.
No ANSF or Coalition casualties were reported.
"All these IEDs do is injure innocent Afghans," said Gen. Mohammad Zahir
Azimi, Chief spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense. "The
continuing partnership between the Afghan military and Coalition forces
will decrease the influence of these enemies of peace."
- Ministry of Defense, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Press office
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- US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs, office telephone: 93 (0) 799 51