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Press Release | Feb. 8, 2009

IED explosion in Helmand Province under investigation

By None , U.S. Forces - Afghanistan


U.S. Forces Afghanistan

February 8, 2009                           

Release Number 20090802-01

IED explosion in Helmand Province under investigation

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Forces Afghanistan is aware that an incident involving an IED explosion took place in the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province Feb. 8. Currently details about how many individuals may have been injured or killed are unconfirmed.

The incident is currently under investigation. Information will be released as details of the incident emerge.


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.

Contact Information - US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office

Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 93 (0) 707 355 965