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Two civilian contractors wounded in IED attack

Release No: UNRELEASED Dec. 29, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL

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December 26, 2008                                                                                        

Release Number 20082612-02

Two civilian contractors wounded in IED attack

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two civilian contractors were wounded this morning in western Afghanistan when their convoy was struck by a suicide vehicle bomber. The incident took place about 9:20 a.m.

The injured personnel have been transported to medical facilities. Coalition personnel have secured the scene, and the incident is under investigation.

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